THE PHANTOMS airing on CBC, Sunday, Nov 18 at 8 pm (8:30 NT) is a movie that 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.   For more including the movie trailer...


We think this story will move and inspire Canadians of all ages across the country. We would really appreciate you sharing information about the broadcast to all those in your professional and personal networks who you think may be interested in watching. THE PHANTOMS website, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter links are below. Thank you in advance for spreading the word. Enjoy the movie. 

8PM / 8:30 NT

Trailer, pics, interviews at:  
Twitter: @PhantomsMovie

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
  • Winners will be notified after the broadcast  
  • For more information on THE PHANTOMS, please visit our website
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