Sure, it’s an old story but the power of team sports can really change lives…

It’s the year 2004, and in the Arctic parts of our country the suicide rate among young Inuit’s was the highest in North America.  Enter young rookie teacher Russ Sheppard (Ben Schnetzer) who arrives in the small Nunavut town of Kugluktuk for his first job straight out of school.   He’s culturally unaware of the Inuit ways, and the student’s, the staff and the town’s population are all suspicious of him and quite honestly of all white men.  In hopes of making a difference, he introduces his student’s to the sport of Lacrosse and through some tenacity and true resilience, Russ not only changes the lives of his students, but together they change the lives of everyone in the entire town, including Russ himself.

We’ll admit that The Grizzles is hardly reinventing the cinematic wheel , but it is a crowd pleasing true story that will put a little spring in your step and some hope in your heart.  Thanks to our friends at Mongrel Media we’ve got some iTunes download codes to give to you and your chance to win simply couldn’t be easier.

E-mail us at [email protected] with your full name, ‘The Grizzles’ in the subject header and the answer to the following question.  Who directed ‘The Grizzles’?

The contest is open to all residents of Canada, one entry per household please.  It will run until Sunday July 28th at 11:59PM.  All winners will be informed after the contest has closed and must have a valid iTunes account in order to redeem their prize.

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