Reel Paddling Film Festival

Alberni Outpost is presenting the sixth annual Reel Paddling Film Festival at the Vancouver Island University Theatre, 900 Fifth Street, Nanaimo, from 7 to 9 pm on Sunday, April 3, 2011. The Reel Paddling Film Festival is an international film tour presenting the world’s best whitewater, sea kayaking, canoeing, and kayak fishing action and lifestyle films of the year on screens in 100 cities across the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, and Europe.

With 34 inspiring paddling films short-listed for the world tour, including the ten festival category winners, audiences can expect to see stand-up paddle surfing, hairy whitewater action, sea kayakers exploring remote coastlines, headwaters canoe expeditions, international river travel films, motivating environmental documentaries, grueling kayak fishing battles, and hilarious short films capturing the lighter side of paddling life. Admission is $12.50 in advance or $16 at the door with half the proceeds going to the BC Marine Trail Network, an organization dedicated to building a human-powered water trail system along the coast of British Columbia.

UPDATE: Due to the ongoing strike at Vancouver Island University, the location of the Reel Paddling Film Festival has moved. The new venue is the Country Club Centre, 3200 North Island Hwy. Admission will be granted near the main rear entrance. For tickets and information call Alberni Outpost at 250-760-0044.