The Documentary

The Documentary

Shawbridge: Stories From The Farm will be reuniting people from all over Canada with ties to the former Shawbridge Boys Farm and Training School, Shawbridge Youth Centres, and Batshaw Youth & Family to reminisce and collected interviews for their upcoming documentary. The evening includes special guest speakers, a private filming booth, canapés menu, cash bar, and live music with River City Junction.


You are invited to this first of its kind gala in Montreal!

Tickets for Shawbridge: Stories From The Farm Gala go on sale July 10th, 2017. Tickets are priced at $75 each. Unlocked doors wants you to be there, so a limited number of tickets are being offered on a sliding scale for low income individuals. Please contact us to find out more.  

To purchase tickets:

  • Through PayPal click the button below
  • Send E-transfers to erika(at)slavetothefarm(dot)ca
  • Tickets can be emailed, mailed, or picked up at the door with your receipt. Please let us know your preference.

The Speakers

Cathy Scorsese
Director / Producer
Catherine Scorsese is known for her work on The Departed (2006), Shutter Island (2010), and Casino (1995).
Jason Shanski
Producer / Writer
Jason Shanski is known for his work on A Hero’s Return (2012), Diana (2014) and Divided We Stand (2016).
Arleen Solomon Rotchin
Best Selling Author
Arleen Solomon Rotchin: best selling author of three novels, Solomon’s Will, The Duchess of Cypress, and Zoo.
Dr. Eli Teram
Co-Author / Professor
Dr. Teram: recently retired from Wilfrid Laurier University & co-author of Normal Bad Boys (Pru Raines & Eli Teram).


River City Junction is a Canadian Blues / Retro-Rock power trio, long steeped in the traditions of Blues and Rock’N’Roll. A rich blend of old school Chicago Blues, Motown, and Classic Rock, their music forms very potent sonic cocktail that is raw, organic and uplifting. Leaning heavily on their roots, River City Junction’s driving sound is deeply infused with elements of yesteryear yet remains distinctively their own.

Stories: Interview Clip of Bob Gowans

Bob Gowans of Langley British Columbia in January 2016. Bob was placed in on The Shawbridge Boys Farm in 1961-62.

You can also share your stories: A private filming booth will be set up at the Gala Event to video any former clients, staff, family or friends of the hundred and ten year old institution who are interested in participating in an upcoming documentary about Shawbridge Boys Farm. For more info contact us.

We looking forwarding to seeing you there!