The King’s Speech will be shown at the Ottawa Family Cinema on Friday March 11. The movie won Best Film award at the Toronto Film Festival and has already garnered a Golden Globe Best Actor Award for Colin Firth’s portrayal of King George VI who stuttered and his relationship with his speech therapist Lionel Logue. The movie has received critical acclaim for its sympathetic treatment of someone who stutters and for raising awareness about stuttering in general.  .

The Family Cinema is a non-profit theatre that runs current movies at very reasonable admission prices. Proceeds from all the showings are given back to the community. The Ottawa Association of People Who Stutter (OAPWS) is pleased to announce that proceeds from this special screening of The King’s Speech will be donated to the Marie Poulos Bursary Fund.

The Marie Poulos Bursary Fund is available to Ontario residents who do not have access to private insurance or personal funding to attend intensive and semi-intensive programs at the Ottawa Stuttering Treatment Clinic which is located at the Rehabilitation Centre, Ottawa General Hospital. The Clinic is only one of three such facilities in Canada that offers intensive treatment programs for people who stutter. 

If you have not seen The King’s Speech yet or even if you have, see it again! Join us at the Ottawa Family Cinema on March 11 and contribute to a worthy cause.  The theatre is located in the auditorium of Notre Dame High School at 710 Broadview Ave. in Ottawa West end. Check out their website at to learn why it is Ottawa’s best kept theatre secret.

OAPWS wishes to express their gratitude to Jim McNeil manager of Ottawa Family Cinema for making this special screening possible.

Published by David Burton

I first took speech therapy some 30 years ago in Ottawa and recently completed a semi-intensive course at the Ottawa Stuttering Treatment Clinic. I am an active member of OAPWS and appreciate the support and sharing of common experiences.

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