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Your Donation is Worth Twice as Much on March 23rd!

Help us raise funds for Edgewood Trails' Stewardship fund. This event offers free admission, however donations to EMCC are greatly appreciated & a matching donation to Edgewood Trails' Stewardship Fund up to $5,000 will be generously donated by Jodi Dobbie & Dr Kim Murphy.

6:45pm Wine & Cheese sponsored by Tom & Ruth Bowes

8-9:30pm Screening of "The Woman Who Loves Giraffes"

It is now your chance to see this much talked about movie & support two important aspects of our village life: Edgewood Trails & the Hall.

It is not often your donation is worth twice as much!


The matched donations will go towards a $20,000 management fund that is required as part of the Edgewood Trails land transfer to an Ontario Land Trust in order to preserve Edgewood Trails for future generations.

We invite you to bring a donation the night of the event in a envelope marked: Double My Money!  OR Make a donation on-line in advance of the event. All donations to the Hall will receive a tax receipt if contact information is provided. 

Donations to EMCC for this event will be set aside for a future capital improvement project (such as a kitchen update) AND a matching donation to the Edgewood Trails' Stewardship fund will be made by Jodi Dobbie & Dr. Kim Murphy.  

Please register for the free event by going to the registration page.  

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RSVP Required

"The Woman Who Loves Giraffes" is a story re-discovery.

Saturday, March 23rd

Free Admission

Wine & Cheese 6:45pm-8pm 

Movie Screening 8-9:30pm


Your donation will be worth twice as much! 

RSVP Required




Who is She?

In 1956, four years before Jane Goodall ventured into the world of chimpanzees and seven years before Dian Fossey left to work with mountain gorillas, in fact, before anyone, man or woman had made such a trip, 23-year-old Canadian biologist, Anne Innis Dagg, made an unprecedented solo journey to South Africa to become the first person in the world to study animal behaviour in the wild on that continent. When she returned home a year later armed with ground-breaking research, the insurmountable barriers she faced as a female scientist proved much harder to overcome. In 1972, having published 20 research papers as an assistant professor of zoology at University of Guelph, the Dean of the university, denied her tenure. She couldn’t apply to the University of Waterloo because the Dean there told Anne that he would never give tenure to a married woman. This was the catalyst that transformed Anne into a feminist activist. For three decades, Anne Innis Dagg was absent from the giraffe world until 2010 when she was sought out by giraffologists and not just brought back to into the fold, but finally celebrated for her work.


In The Woman Who Loves Giraffes, an older (now 85), wiser Anne takes us on her first expedition back to Africa to retrace where her trail-blazing journey began more than half a century ago. By retracing her original steps, and with letters and stunning, original 16mm film footage, Anne offers an intimate window into her life as a young woman, juxtaposed with a first hand look at the devastating reality that giraffes are facing today. Both the world’s first ‘giraffologist’, whose research findings ultimately became the foundation for many scientists following in her footsteps, and the species she loves have each experienced triumphs as well as nasty battle scars. The Woman Who Loves Giraffes gives us a moving perspective on both. 



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