North America’s Largest Environmental Film Festival Lands in Vancouver
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Oct. 16th, 2015
NORTH AMERICA’S LARGEST ENVIRONMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL LANDS IN VANCOUVER
CPAWS-BC brings festival to play “under the stars” to increase and inspire the groundswell for environmental movement in the community
Vancouver, B.C. – The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) will be hosting the Wild and Scenic Film Festival in the star-studded planetarium done at the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre on Wednesday October 28th. This will be the first time the festival will be screening in Vancouver.
The festival will feature seven hand-picked films that showcase outdoor adventure with environmental conservation. Local expert speakers will be giving talks and updates on current environmental campaigns in British Columbia. All proceeds from the event will go towards CPAWS-BC to support their work in keeping Canada’s public lands and waters wild and protected.
The Wild and Scenic Film Festival, organized and produced by the South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) is the largest environmental film festival in North America. Since 2003, the festival has met with so much success that they have gone on tour; last year the festival partnered with over 140 environmental groups, nature centres, non-profits, museums, and universities to bring the event to various communities all over USA and Canada to inspire change and motivate environmental action.
Ice cream and beer are available by donation at the event, as well as raffle draws and door prizes donated by generous sponsors and community partners. Tickets are $15 and are available online at http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/vancouver-wild-scenic-film-festival-tickets-18854203430?aff=es2
For more information, please visit http://cpawsbc.org/events/wild-and-scenic-festival.
A full list of featured films is available at http://cpawsbc.org/upload/WS-FilmProgram.pdf, also attached.
The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society is Canada’s grassroots voice for wilderness. Since 1963 CPAWS has led in creating over two-thirds of Canada’s protected areas. That amounts to about half a million square kilometres – an area bigger than the entire Yukon Territory. Our vision is to keep at least half of Canada's public land and water wild. More information about CPAWS is available at cpawsbc.org
For more information, please contact:
Development and Communications Coordinator, CPAWS-BC
Phone: 604-685-7445 ext. 33