Painkiller: Inside the Opioid Crisis Film Screening

United Way Simcoe Muskoka

Invites You to a Film Screening Of

Painkiller: Inside the Opioid Crisis

Think opioid use isn’t a problem in Muskoka? Think again.

This nation-wide problem affects individuals and families across the country, but our communities see  opioid-related deaths and emergencies at almost twice the rate of the rest of Ontario. This isn’t somebody else’s problem.

We know that education is the key to raising awareness and end the stigma of opioid use. Join us as we continue the conversation with guest speakers and a screening of the Telus Health Originals documentary, Painkiller: Inside the Opioid Crisis. Guest speakers will include Supt. Brian McKillop of the OPP and an individual with lived experience, who will share their own journey of addiction and recovery.

All are welcome! Admission is free, but please note that seating is first come, first served. Refreshments will be served before the film.


Grandview Mark O’Meara Golf Club
245 Grandview Dr N
Huntsville, P1H 1B4


Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Doors: 6:30
Film: 7:30

Reserve Your Complimentary Seating

For more information, please contact Suzanne Prosser

(705) 345-2751

Thank you to our sponsors:

Missed Our First Film Screening in Collingwood?

We can’t say thank you enough to our donors and community members who attended United Way Simcoe Muskoka’s film screening of Painkiller: Inside the Opioid Crisis. It was an emotional, eye-opening evening that took another step towards ending the stigma of opioid use in Simcoe Muskoka.

A big thanks to:

Simcoe Street Theatre for hosting the event.

Babs & Castles for the delicious catering at our donor reception.

Want to learn more about opioids and stigma in Simcoe Muskoka?

Why was this film screening necessary? The opioid crisis is hurting communities in Simcoe Muskoka much more than the provincial average. The pain that it’s causing across the county is not someone else’s problem, it’s ours.

One of the deadliest aspects of opioid use is the stigma surrounding it. Stigma kills. If you want to help, the best thing you can do is educate yourself about opioid use and help others understand.

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