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A great gentlemen and a true champion of Canadian television has passed away. Maurice Boucher died last Wednesday in Toronto at 52. The Canada Media Fund's Director of Marketing and Communications was in town to attend the Toronto International Film Festival. I was scheduled to meet Maurice that morning at the BellLightbox's Canteen. Upon arrival I
CFC power duo Slawko Klymkiw and Christina Jennings enjoy a great day in the sun The Canadian Film Centre held its annual Toronto International Film Festival BBQ Sunday on a glorious, sunny day at its historic Windfields estate campus.  On hand as always was the centre's founder, Norman Jewison, still full of vim and vigor
This week, CHML's Scott Thompson wanted to know how the heck a slob like me gets invited to cool stuff like the Canadian Film Centre TIFF BBQ. Connections, I tell him, specifically my old pal Slawko Klymkiw, the CFC's Mr. Everything. I give the CFC's TV program a good plug, mainly because it is an
The view back at the main estate from the new Northern Dancer Pavilion. Slaight Music Residency alumni rocked the BBQ You know you're at a TIFF/Canadian Film Centre event when somebody shouts out "Noah!" and about 30 people turn around. Sunday was the annual CFC BBQ in Toronto on the lush lawns at the old
Jewison doing that Trudeau "gunslinger" stanceTalk about connections. Slawko Klymkiw arranged for another perfect day Sunday for his little burger fest at the Canadian Film Centre's annual barbecue as part of the Toronto International Film Festival. Kyymkiw--who secured another $9 million from the Ontario government for the film and TV school earlier this year--and Shaftesbury