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Vintage Film Festival

movie-reels79The Foundation produces the Vintage Film Festival every year on a weekend in October. Full details here.


Marie Dressler House

MDH with new sign

The history of the Marie Dressler House is here.  It is now the home of the Interactive Canadian Women in Film Museum.

Dressler House is located at:
212 King street West (Hwy 2),
Cobourg, Ontario, Canada.

The Marie Dressler Museum has been expanded and is now called "Canadian Women in Film Museum".


Opening hours for Summer 2022
Tuesday thru Saturday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Visit the new museum's website here for details of how to book your visit at other times


Latest Bursaries

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    Morgan Murray 2017

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    Carter Holmes 2017

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    Kyler Tonkin 2017

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    Mackenzie Earle 2017

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    Andrew Atanasoff 2019

  • Isabell Haig

    Isabell Haig - 2022

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    Graham Beer 2018

  • Alyssa Brush

    Alyssa Brush - 2022

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    Juliette Sinnott 2019

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    Olivia Rapsos 2019

  • Malcolm Jack

    Malcolm Jack - 2022

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    Ava Bogyay 2019

  • Georgia Callaghan

    Georgia Callaghan - 2022

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    Sydney Stewart 2018

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    Stephanie Kooman 2017

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    Ben Hughes 2018

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    Kieva Earle 2018

On Saturday, July 15, 2017, five students were presented with certificates and cheques for $1500. As well as the four bursaries for Northumberland high school students who are planning tertiary studies in the performing arts, this year an additional award was made: the Canada 150 Bill Patchett Devotion to Community Award. This is to honour the community service by Bill Patchett and was made to a student who showed exceptional community devotion.

The awards, together with bouquets of flowers, were presented by VFF Chair Cathie Houston and Foundation Treasurer Leslie Benson.

winnersl-r: Morgan Murray, Mackenzie Earle, Kyler Tonkin, Carter Holmes, Stephanie Koomen

The special additional award was presented by Cobourg’s Mayor, Gil Brocanier.

Delphine Patchett, Mackenzie Earle, Mayor Gil Brocanierl-r: Delphine Patchett, Mackenzie Earle, Mayor Gil Brocanier


carter holmesCarter Holmes

A graduate of Campbellford District High School. A dancer, actor, trumpet-player, prominent in his school’s leadership group and an active member of the Trent Hills Community Youth Advisory Council. In the fall Carter will be attending the University of Toronto for a Major in Drama

morganMorgan Murray

A graduate of St. Mary Catholic Secondary School, Cobourg. Enjoys writing short screen-plays and created her school’s first film club. Morgan uses her ability to help other students improve their writing skills. In the fall Morgan will attend the University of Toronto for Arts and Humanities, with a double major in English and Cinema Studies

stephanieStephanie Koomen

A graduate of Cobourg Collegiate Institute. Acted in Queen Marie at the 4th Line Theatre and is a choreographer and actor for Anne of Green Gables at the VOS Theatre in Cobourg. In the fall Stephanie will attend St. Lawrence College in Kingston for Musical Theatre Performance.

kylerKyler Tonkin

A graduate of East Northumberland Secondary School in Brighton. Kyler is an actor, vocalist, musician, dancer and has been recognized for helping younger children enjoy the arts. In the fall Kyler will attend Queens University and St. Lawrence College for a Bachelor of Music

Canada 150 Bill Patchett Devotion to Community Award

Presented by Mayor Gil Broccanier

mackenzieMackenzie Earle

A graduate of St. Mary’s Catholic Secondary School, Cobourg. Mackenzie is academically strong and musically talented, and uses her piano skills to support the school community. She enjoys challenges and devotes time and effort required to be successful. Mackenzie is a “go-getter” who works long hours to be financially independent. In the fall Mackenzie will attend Queen’s University for a Bachelor of Arts.

Photos by Ross Pigeau