Vintage Film Festival

movie-reels79The Foundation produces the Vintage Film Festival every year on a weekend in October. 
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Marie Dressler House

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The Marie Dressler House no longer operates as Cobourg's Tourist Information office but still  houses the Interactive Marie Dressler Museum.  Dressler House is located at:
212 King street West (Hwy 2),
Cobourg, Ontario, Canada.


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Summer 2018 

Tuesday to Sunday: 10:00 - 4:00
June 25 to August 28


Fall - Winter 2018

TBD

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News

News about the Activities of the Marie Dressler Foundation

CamecoMarie Dressler Foundation Board Members Terry Foord and Rick Miller presenting a Vintage Film Festival poster designed by renown artist Peter Doig, to Dale Clark, VP, Fuel Services Division, Cameco Corporation.

The poster was presented to Cameco Corp. as a token of appreciation for their ongoing generous support of the Vintage Film Festival and the upcoming Marie Dressler Exhibition project.

 

On February 16, 2016, Rick Miller, Chair of the Marie Dressler Foundation was interviewed on local Radio Station Northumberland 89.67 FM. He spoke about the work of the Foundation and in particular the work being done to create a new museum at Dressler House.  He also talked about this year's Vintage Film Festival.  You can listen below:

Marie DresslerIn preparation for the 150th anniversary of Marie's birth right here in Cobourg, the Marie Dressler Foundation is investing in the creation of a new "Marie Dressler Exhibition".

Planning is well underway.  The concept and design work has been completed by students and staff at University of Toronto Museum Studies Masters Program.  We have received a significant funding grant from the federal Canada150 program. 

Corporate and personal donations have been generous to date.  We are now over half-way to our goal of raising $100,000. to build the new Exhibition at Marie Dressler House, 212 King St. W., Cobourg.

Once again, the Marie Dressler Foundation awarded three talented local students $1000 each to help with their further education at University.  Bursaries 2015The awards were made outside Dressler House on Saturday, June 27, 2015  by the Chair of the Marie Dressler Foundation, Rick Miller and the chair of the Vintage Film Festival, Cathie Houston.  The 2015 winners were: Kieran Yates, St. Mary Secondary School; Sabina Litherland, Cobourg District Collegiate West; Connor Dobos, Cobourg District Collegiate West (photo at right).

Family members also came to watch as well as Foundation founding members Delphine and Bill Patchett, Barbara Garrick and Margaret Baily. 

The winners were also presented with Bouquets of flowers  - Bill Patchett told Connor that his mother would appreciate the flowers!

SMILES ALL AROUND is the only way to describe this happy scene beneath our new MARIE DRESSLER WAY sign on Dressler House lawn on Saturday July 19th, 2014.

Dressler Scholarship 2014Proudly presenting four local winners of Marie Dressler Foundation Bursaries are on the left, Cathie Houston, Vintage Film Festival Chair, and on the far right Rick Miller recently welcomed Dressler Foundation Chair.

Each student received a one thousand dollar cheque from Miller or Houston while photographers "snapped" and family and Foundation members, including John and Alma Draper provided the applause.

To our surprised delight Bradley Ace Martinez, An Award of Excellence Winner, at St. Mary's Secondary School, serenaded the gathering by playing his guitar (photo below) and singing a song of his own composition. Martinez, a teen "whose life is music" spoke of his plans to attend Metal Works Institute in Toronto where he can broaden his already comprehensive experience in musical creativity and performance. Bradley supported his high school activities by running light and sound boards and provided musical entertainment for events at the Columbus Community Centre.

The Marie Dressler Birthday Celebration was held on Sunday, November 3rd, 2013 at the C. Gordon King Centre (Library). Birthday cake and tea was served at 1:30 p.m. after which Antonio Sarmiento introduced the Dressler hit film TUGBOAT ANNIE (1933 ) with the question 'Did Dressler save Hollywood?' The celebration ended with draws for door prizes. Tickets were $8.00 at the door.