The Rio is pleased to host Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival again this year.
For full information on the festival go to vimff.org
All pre-sales are through VIMFF directly but some tickets may be available on the day of the shows at The Rio also.
Find out what it takes to solo SUP across the atlantic ocean!
Sat, Feb 10, Rio Theatre
Evening – Doors 6:30pm Show 7:30pm
A tale about four adventurous friends and their story being some of the first people to have SUP toured the Broken Island archipelago. White sandy beaches in BC? Camping in old growth forests? Hell yeah! But getting there involves traversing windy channels and currents on paddle boards loaded with gear. A show with a twist, high flying acrobatics, live music, and an inspirational story that’ll leave you craving island adventures.
Chris Bertish is a Big Wave Surfing Mavericks champion; Stand Up Paddle Boarding Guinness World Record Holder and Ocean Pioneer. He recently redefined the concept of Extreme Adventure by becoming the first person ever to Stand Up Paddle across any ocean. Defying all odds, Chris paddled 7500km – solo, unsupported and unassisted – for 93 days, across the Atlantic Ocean from Morocco, Africa to Antigua in the Caribbean. This is a truly unparalleled global feat!
NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE
Director: James Appleton
Year of Production: 2017
Duration: 25 min
One woman’s extreme solo stand up paddle-boarding voyage, circumnavigating the wild, rugged and beautiful Isle of Skye in Scotland, highlighting the vulnerability to plastic pollution, and empowering positive change.