Tsawwassen, British Columbia: Outdoor Movies Auctions Harrison Ford Items

A little bit of Hollywood will be up for bids prior to the Aug. 2 Outdoor Movie Night in Tsawwassen.

Thanks to some local connections, a movie poster and DVD autographed by Harrison Ford will be auctioned with the proceeds going to the Earthwise Gardens' Eco Tours.

We have an autographed poster from the current Indiana Jones movie (Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull) and an autographed Raiders of the Lost Ark DVD on their way from L.A., said Ana Arciniega, executive director of the Tsawwassen Business Improvement Association BIA's executive director. Tsawwassen has six degrees of separation with Hollywood as we know from the Cars movie experience.

Cars was the first of three outdoor movies the TBIA is showing this summer. Its screening was made possible by the help of Tsawwassen residents Jack and Steve McQueen. Their son Glenn was involved with digital movie producers Pixar and worked on several landmark movies such as Cars, Toy Story and Finding Nemo, which was dedicated in his memory after he died of cancer in late 2002.

The Aug. 2 outdoor movie night at Winskill Park features Ford in his first turn at the role of Indiana Jones.

Promotional rules prevent titles for free outdoor movie screenings to be published.

Arcineiga said the local connection and the driving force for securing the items autographed by Ford is owed to Franco and Heide Amurri from Tsawwassen. Franco is a movie director and Heide is a writer and they have temporarily made Tsawwassen their headquarters.

The Amurri's are simply wonderful, Arciniega said. They are extremely generous people and love to help in any way they can.

Getting Ford to sign the items was quite a coup since he is known to be quite private and does not readily autograph items.

But the combination of the Amurri's Hollywood connection and the fundraising effort for a cause that is among Ford's interests tipped the scales.

Harrison Ford likes to support conservation projects and this Earthwise Gardens' Eco Tours) is a grass roots program, so it was a perfect fit, Arciniega said.

The Earthwise program is a hands-on environmental education program for school aged children in the areas of habitat and water conservation, pollution prevention and climate change.

The details on how the items will be offered to the public are being determined this weekend. For information please visit the TBIA website at www.shoptsawwassen.com www.shoptsawwassen.com.

Source: SouthDeltaLeader.com

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