Lacrosse players standing against snowy background“The Grizzlies” is based on a true story of youth sports imbuing a northern community with a sense of pride and purpose.

Movie a testament to tenacity of Inuit youth

A film screening Thursday, Jan. 30, promises a testament to the spirit, tenacity, and leadership of Inuit youth, persisting in spite of immense pressure and hardship.

Lancer Recreation and the Faculty of Human Kinetics are showing The Grizzlies as part of their activities supporting Revive and Thrive Week, which promotes mental health.

Based on a true story, the film follows first-time teacher Russ Sheppard, who takes a job at a school in an Arctic town struggling with a high rate of suicide among its teens. He introduces a lacrosse program, which provides the young players an outlet for their emotions and a sense of pride in themselves and their community.

The screening, at 7 p.m. in room 140, Human Kinetics Building, is free and open to the campus community.

Find a full schedule of Revive and Thrive Week events on the website of the Wellness Outreach Office.

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