Paddle surfing will be among the water sports explored in the World Tour 2013 Reel Paddling Film Festival April 4.

Paddle surfing will be among the water sports explored in the World Tour 2013 Reel Paddling Film Festival April 4.

Williams Lake Film Club hosts Reel Paddling Film Festival

We have made it. We are part of the World Tour 2013, the World Tour 2013 Reel Paddling Film Festival that is.

We have made it. We are part of the World Tour 2013, the World Tour 2013 Reel Paddling Film Festival that is.

We already have had e-mails from other places in Canada asking us if they can be a part of this. How exciting and awesome is that?

You probably all know the Banff Mountain Film Festival, an incredible festival about everything to do with mountains.

This is along those lines, only it has everything to do with water.

And what can happen on water: paddling in many ways, canoeing, kayaking, rafting, surfing, stand-up surfing, and using any type of transportation on water possible.

Like in the film Go Ganges in India.  And even kayaking down waterfalls.

The Williams Lake Film Club is very proud to present to you The World Tour 2013 Reel Paddling Film Festival.

It will be screened on Thursday, April 4, at 7 p.m. at the Gibraltar Room.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance at Red Shreds, $15 at the door, cash only at both places.

Actually, it was Colin at Red Shreds who made me aware of this festival and asked me if I could bring it to Williams Lake.

I took him up on it – and here we are. Thanks Colin.

There will be a range of films shown, some longer, some shorter, about rafting in the Grand Canyon, award winning films, like First Glide, which has been awarded best documentary film,  Go Ganges, best adventure travel film filmed in India, Blind Bird Singing Rain, best canoeing film, there are just too many to name, at least eight of them, probably more.

We even will have a film about a project from the community school in Bella Bella.  What a beautiful place that is!

You will be on the edge of your seats at times, you will lean back and let the meditative powers of water and your time on it relax you at other times.

At any event, I do think you will really like it!

If we can make it work, we will bring it back to Williams Lake on an annual basis. So, tell your friends about it, tell your family, your mates, let’s make this a smasher. During the intermission we will have nibblies from the Hobbit House and the Cariboo Growers Market.

We want this to be a fun evening for everyone. Be there – enjoy yourself!

And remember, all the proceeds go to the LDA, Williams Lake Chapter of the BC Association for Students with Learning Disabilities. So you can have some real fun and do something real good, it does not get much better than that.


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