19 Aug Rotary Foundation Presents: Ride Like A Girl (PG)
This year’s Polio Movie Event for Rotary Australia, presented in Launceston by Rotary Tasmania 9830 and the Rotary Club of Launceston West is Ride Like a Girl. Since 1988, we’ve seen a worldwide reduction in polio cases of 99.9%. Polio is a highly infectious disease that most commonly affects children under the age of 5. Help us End Polio now by coming along to the pre-release of Ride Like a Girl and supporting our fundraiser, which in turn supports the provision of vaccines for those most vulnerable in our international community, which at this moment in time are children in Afghanistan and Pakistan. For more information on End Polio now visit https://www.endpolio.org/
As a little girl, Michelle Payne dreams of the impossible: winning the Melbourne Cup — horse-racing’s toughest two-mile race. The youngest of 10 children, Michelle is raised by single father Paddy. She leaves school at 15 to become a jockey and after early failures she finds her feet, but a family tragedy, followed by her own near fatal horse fall all but ends the dream. But with the love of her dad and her brother Stevie, Michelle will not give up. Against all the medical advice, and the protests of her siblings, she rides on, and meets the Prince of Penzance. Together they overcome impossible odds for a shot at the dream: a ride in the 2015 Melbourne Cup, at odds of 100 to 1. The rest is history.
Ride Like A Girl is the incredible true story of Michelle Payne.