Monday, November 19, 2012

Inspiring TV Special airing on CBC Called The Phantoms

We just wanted to make sure you knew about a movie airing Sunday.  The movie is called The Phantoms, and it's based on the inspiring season of the Bathurst basketball team in the year following the tragic accident their team was involved in.  A synopsis of the movie, along with all the links are below. The trailer can be viewed from the website or the YouTube channel (links below). 


 THE PHANTOMS, airing on CBC Sunday, Nov 18 at 8 pm (8:30 NT) will be of interest to educators, students and families - not only for its basis in history, but also for its focus on resilience.  It is a real-life Canadian story of triumph in a small town as one high school basketball team bands together to rebound from tragedy. 

Inspired by the events surrounding the 2009 New Brunswick provincial championship season of the Bathurst High School varsity basketball team, THE PHANTOMS recounts the team’s difficult road to success after a devastating road accident took the lives of seven players and the wife of the coach. In the following year, as tragedy hung over the community, the BHS Phantoms returned to the court to honour the members they had lost.  Against the odds, the ragtag group of players gelled as a team, and lifted not only their school ranking, but the spirit of their community, winning the coveted provincial basketball title for the first time in team history. THE PHANTOMS is an uplifting real-life Canadian story of determination, courage and the power of community. 

We think this story will move and inspire Canadians of all ages across the country. Feel free to share this information about the broadcast to all those in your professional and personal networks who you think may be interested in watching.  Enjoy the movie. 





8PM / 8:30 NT


Trailer, pics, interviews at:

Twitter: @PhantomsMovie

 Here's a preview of the film that was just released today: 




Of special note to Canadian high school students: 


"Give us Your Best Shot"


We would like to give Canadian high school students a chance to win one of 15 PHANTOMS fleece jackets. 

  • To enter, students should send an email to: with a video (or a link to a web-based video) of their 'best basketball shot' - from a school game, a team practice, or even an afternoon of pickup. 
  • As we would like the fleeces to go to Canadian students, we ask that they include their name, the name of their school, along with their city or town, and province.
  • Entries will be posted on our "Give Us Your Best Shot"  playlist on our YouTube channel: thephantomsthemovie. 

  • Deadline: before THE PHANTOMS airs, SUNDAY NOV 18 AT 8PM/8:30 NT




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