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Contact Us

emailTo contact the Marie Dressler Foundation by mail or email, see our About Us page.  

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Support Us

Go to this page to support Marie Dressler Foundation online.

Vintage Film Festival

movie-reels79The Foundation produces the Vintage Film Festival every year on a weekend in October. Full details here.


Marie Dressler House

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The history of the Marie Dressler House is here.  It is now the home of the Interactive Canadian Women in Film Museum.

Dressler House is located at:
212 King street West (Hwy 2),
Cobourg, Ontario, Canada.

The Marie Dressler Museum has been expanded and is now called "Canadian Women in Film Museum".


Opening hours for 2023
By appointment only - see About Us page

Visit the new museum's website here for details of how to book your visit at other times


Latest Bursaries

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    Graham Beer 2018

  • Georgia Callaghan

    Georgia Callaghan - 2022

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    Carter Holmes 2017

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    Ben Hughes 2018

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    Juliette Sinnott 2019

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    Andrew Atanasoff 2019

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    Olivia Rapsos 2019

  • Alyssa Brush

    Alyssa Brush - 2022

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    Ava Bogyay 2019

  • Malcolm Jack

    Malcolm Jack - 2022

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    Kieva Earle 2018

  • Isabell Haig

    Isabell Haig - 2022

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    Morgan Murray 2017

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    Mackenzie Earle 2017

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    Stephanie Kooman 2017

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    Kyler Tonkin 2017

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    Sydney Stewart 2018


The Marie Dressler Story

Born in Cobourg, Canada - one of Hollywood's greatest stars

The Dressler Story: to Dream, to Dare, to Persist, to Win

Cobourg is the birthplace of Marie Dressler - one of the greatest comediennes of her generation and one of Hollywood's best loved stars.

This is the official site of the Marie Dressler Foundation whose mission is to make sure that Marie Dressler is remembered. The Foundation, a registered charity, was created to raise money to restore her house when it was burnt down in 1989 (More here).

Vintage FIlm Festival

Our largest activity has been the Vintage Film Festival which is held on a weekend in October every year. 


Another major activity of the Foundation is to award scholarships/bursaries to students planning to pursue an education in the arts field. There is a list of previous scholarship winners here

Also available on this site