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World Tour to capture spirit of adventure

The annual Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour will make its return to Williams Lake on Tuesday, Dec. 6.

The annual Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour will make its return to Williams Lake on Tuesday, Dec. 6.

This year’s screenings feature the world’s best mountain sport, culture and environmental films, letting you experience the thrill and challenges of the mountain environments that inspire us all.

The Banff Mountain Film Festival is the most prestigious mountain festival in the world. Right after the festival, held every fall in Banff, Alta., the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour starts to travel the globe with stops in roughly 450 communities and 40 countries.

The 2016/17 World Tour features an exhilarating and proactive collection of films that explore the mountain world, highlighting new landscapes and remote cultures, and exposes its audiences to exciting adventures and adrenaline-packed sports.

At each screening around the world, audiences will see a selection of award-winning films and crowd favourites from the hundreds of films entered into the annual festival.

Here in Williams Lake, a film selection committee is hard at work making its choices to bring the spirit of outdoor adventure and a program that reflects the interests of the community to the Gibraltar Room at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex.

Screening is scheduled to being at 7 p.m.

The evening will be comprised of eight to 11 short films including:

• Shift: Near a sacred mountain in the Yukon, an Indigenous community transforms itself into a world-class mountain biking destination through the hard work of their young trail crews.

• Ace and the Desert Dog: For his 60th birthday, adventure photographer Ace Kvale and his dog, Genghis Khan, set out on a 60-day trek in Utah’s canyon country.

Advanced tickets are $19 for adults and $14 for seniors and students and are available at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex and Red Shred’s Bike and Board Shed.

For more on the Banff Mountain Film Festival visit its website at www.banffmountainfestival.ca.