ReFresh & ReFuel 2024



Breaking bread with family, friends, neighbours and community has always been a big part of ReFrame. 

To carry a bit of that magic into the 20th anniversary festival, we encourage you to support our independent Downtown restaurants as part of your ReFrame experience.  Make a day of it – take in some inspiring docs in the heart of the community, explore our beautiful Downtown, and sample some fabulous food. 

The ReFrame international food bazaar, formerly hosted in the Showplace Studio, will not be available, just as it hasn’t for the past 5 years – we wish to spread the love across all of the Downtown, and are delighted to offer this room as a gathering space with the Showplace bar available from 11AM-8PM during in-person Festival dates (thank you, Showplace volunteers!).  This also means that ReFrame can use this wonderful room for events like Sunday’s Animation, Puppetry and Performance Drop-In on Sunday from 11AM-3PM without renting additional space.

For ReFrame 2024, knowing what a quiet time of year it is for local businesses, and how hard restaurants were hit by the pandemic, we’ve decided to broadly promote EVERY independent restaurant in the downtown area. When discounts are offered, it often means that there is no profit margin for small businesses, and we really want to help lift them up during challenging times.  With apologies to our wonderful audiences, who we know have appreciated these discounts in previous years!

Below is a list of these neighbours as clickable links to take you to their individual websites. Check them out!



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