Sustainable Backs Nora Young Cycling Film – Please Support Now! / by Dakota Park

Sustainable is pleased to be partnering with an animated short doc-in-progress about cycling pioneer Nora Young (who was recently inducted into the Canadian Cycling Hall of Fame), called Undeniably Young: Nora Young and the Six-Day-Race.

 

We’re proud to support local filmmaking artist Julia Morgan as she tells this story about a Toronto athlete and cycling legend. Nora Young was a 1930s-era cyclist who pushed so many boundaries for women, and more people need to know about her,” says Paul Dowsett, Principal Architect, Sustainable. “It’s an exciting and important project, and we encourage our friends and colleagues to support it too.

A crowdfunding campaign has just launched for Undeniably Young; you can contribute here:

We’re excited to be partnering with Sustainable on this, and deeply appreciate their support,” says Julia Morgan, Director/Producer of Undeniably Young. “There’s a real connection between what we’re doing with this little feminist cycling doc, about a Canadian cycling pioneer who was all about courage and athleticism and living well, and what Sustainable does to foster healthy sustainable living. The film screening that Sustainable is sponsoring will be a night to remember!

Sustainable is making possible the campaign’s Film Screening and Party perk, which offers bike- and film-lovers an intimate and exclusive opportunity to be among the first to see the completed film in Toronto. The event will be paired with a talk by amazing Canadian Geographic photographer Dave Trattles, who has traveled to more than 60 countries by bicycle photographing “community and cultures…and random closeness.

For more information or to purchase your ticket, visit www.igg.me/at/NoraYoungFilm.

More about Nora Young

In the 1930s, 19-year-old NORA YOUNG, one of Canada’s most important early “girl cyclists” (as competitive female cyclists were called then) and broke numerous stereotypes and records during what became known at the “Golden Age of Women’s Sports” (1920s and 30s) in North America – of which Young was a prime example. Although she was a star athlete in many sports, her biggest contributions were in cycling, which she pursued competitively until her late 80s.

UNDENIABLY YOUNG: Nora Young and the Six-Day Race is a short animated film about Young, the “Golden Age” and a fascinating and historically significant men’s Six-Day Race that Young was a part of in 1936 at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto.

You can read more in Nora – and the film – in a recent Toronto Star article, “Toronto’s Audacious Girl Cyclist Left Riders – and Stereotypes – in the Dust.