MEC Canadian Adventure Show

MEC Canadian Adventure Show

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

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)
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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.