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VIMFF – MEC Adventures

VIMFF – MEC Adventures

Wed Feb 15 @7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)

Please note all PRE PURCHASING MUST BE DONE ONLINE through VIMFF

Tickets will also be sold at The Rio on the day of the show

+19 for alcohol and main floor seating

All ages are welcome in the balcony!

No Groupons or passes accepted!

Online tickets for this screening by clicking HERE


This show is about celebrating and promoting adventures and exploration by Canadians. Featuring the MEC Adventure Grant awards and presentations from last years recipients.

Guest Speakers:

BENJAMIN JORDAN

MEC Canadian Adventure Show
Wed Feb 15 @7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
The RIO Theatre MAP

Last summer, Benjamin Jordan realized his greatest dream, by flying his Paraglider from Vancouver to Calgary, and becoming the first person to have free-flown from Pacific to Prairie.

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EVAN GUILBAULT

MEC Canadian Adventure Show
Wed Feb 15 @7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
The RIO Theatre MAP

Follow Evan to the Eldred Valley in BC for a summer of living amongst big walls, exploring, developing new routes and linking big ridge traverses between the Toba and Jervis Inlets.

Films:

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NORTHERN SOUL

Directed by Pete Takeda​​​​ ​
USA, 2016, 9 minutes

MEC Canadian Adventure Show
Wed Feb 15 @7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
The RIO Theatre MAP

CANADIAN PREMIERE

A short film profiling exploratory ice climbing in Quebec, Canada.

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BOYS IN THE BUGS

Directed by Zachary Barr​ ​
USA, 2016, 18 minutes

MEC Canadian Adventure Show
Wed Feb 15 @7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
The RIO Theatre MAP

Will Stanhope and Matt Segal are elite-level crack climbers and world-class goofballs. Laugh along as they go for broke on an epic four-year battle to climb a forbidding 5.14 finger crack high in the Canadian alpine wilderness of the Bugaboos.

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THE NEVER MELTING STORY

Directed by Guillaume Bertocchi​​ ​
Belgium, 2016, 22 minutes

MEC Canadian Adventure Show
Wed Feb 15 @7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
The RIO Theatre MAP

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

Two men that had never met before, decide to undertake a contemplative skiing adventure together in the country that never melts in Canada’s Arctic.

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40 WINTERS

Directed by Drew Goldsack & Simon Donato  ​
Canada, 2016, 10 minutes

MEC Canadian Adventure Show
Wed Feb 15 @7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
The RIO Theatre MAP

WORLD PREMIERE

Three mountaineers attempt to traverse the 11 peaks of iconic Mt. Rundle in a single day. Facing snow, ice, and changing early spring conditions, the trio explore the spectacular terrain along this seldom traveled link between Canmore and Banff.

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