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The VIMFF Summer Fest is now over.

Thank you for joining us! We hope you enjoyed the films, activities & performances!

Date: Sunday June 26, 2022

Time: 3:00 - 9:00PM

Free Outdoor Event

This is a FREE outdoor event. No tickets are required!

SCHEDULE

Opening remarks, event kicks off!

3:00 - 3:15PM | Main Stage

Jojo Das, Mountain Mentors Program Director, will be emceeing our exciting event! He's a firm believer that walls are meant for climbing, instead of keeping people apart.

North Shore Celtic Ensemble

3:15 - 4:00PM | Main Stage

The North Shore Celtic Ensemble is a dynamic community of young musicians from North Vancouver, Canada.

Yoga with lululemon

3:15 - 4:00PM | Location: St. Roch Dock

Presented by lululemon Park Royal and by donation, we're offering a yoga class by the water on St. Roch Dock.

Film Program 1

4:00-5:25PM | Main Stage

Get inspired with six award-winning films about skiing, biking, climbing & more!

Karima Essa

5:25-5:45PM | Main Stage

A three-time Canadian National Dance champion, Karima Essa is Vancouver’s very own Bollywood star.

Film Program 2

5:45-7:20PM | Main Stage

Enjoy five award-winning films about mountain culture, biking, big mountain skiing & more!

Jennamae and the Groove Section

8:00-9:00PM | Main Stage

A collab of Whistler's best backing band, Jennamae and the Groove Section will be playing originals & covers of pop, rnb, rock, and more!

ClimbBase5 Climbing Wall

3:00-9:00PM

The ClimbBase5 portable wall is equipped with 3 Auto-Belay units which manage the ropes safely and efficiently, which means they can have 3 climbers on the wall at once! This activity is free, we’ll provide harnesses, there are various levels and it’s open to all ages!

Beer Garden

3:00-9:00PM

The Garden Beer Market, presented by Strongbow, is a full service mobile bar, offering local BC wine, spirits and beers from local breweries including North Point Brewing and Wildeye Brewing.

Community Tables

3:00-9:00PM

Connect with these local outdoor community and business partners, as they'll have interactive tables and fun activations set up at our event: The Hive, ClimbBase5, Treeline Collective, Emelee Outdoors, Mountain Mentors, NSMBA and the VIMFF.

Taco 'n Todo Food Truck

3:00-9:00PM

Experience Mexican cuisine as if you were there! Since 2018, Taco 'n Todo have prided themselves on offering authentic Mexican dishes, based on family recipes passed down over many generations. Their commitment is to deliver freshly prepared food using specially sourced local and imported ingredients, giving you the unique flavors you would experience, should you be visiting Mexico itself.

Mountain Films

PROGRAM 1

4 mins |
United States |
2021
Explore how 'The Farmer's' passion for efficiency and sustainability were utilized to maximize a lifetime of skiing.
6 mins |
United States |
2021
Explore the work that Brooke Goudy is doing to get more people of colour to experience the joy of bikes.
8 mins |
United States |
2021
In a letter to her daughter, Els describes her relationship with the outdoors.

Em

15 mins |
Canada |
2021
This film showcases Emilie Pellerin, likely the best climber you've never heard of.

PROGRAM 2

8 mins |
Canada |
2021
A film about Vancouver's iconic North Shore mountain bike trails and the rogues who started it.
16 mins |
Canada |
2021
A new generation of First Nations youth find constructive outlets in the outdoors that provide new perspectives.
11 mins |
Canada |
2021
Michelle Parker is heading North to the Fairy Creek blockade to see what's happened and learn how she can help.

EMCEEs

vimff summer fest emcee jojo das x

JoJo Das

Born in Kolkata, India, JoJo has since hopped and skipped his way through his home country, Canada, Indonesia, the United States, and Saudi Arabia. A firm believer that walls are meant for climbing, instead of keeping people apart, JoJo is energized by his role with Mountain Mentors as a place to create spaces where people feel welcomed, supported, and equipped to learn and shape their own experiences. He currently resides in Squamish, raising a puppy, and planning the next adventure into the vertical.
vimff diversity in storytelling panelist judy kasiama

Judith Kasiama

Activist in terms of diversity and inclusion in the outdoors, Refugee from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, new Canadian citizen, hiker, skier, trail-runner, but most of all a human being who loves being free in nature. Judith plays a key role in raising awareness for cultural change, focusing on diversity and equity in the outdoors. Her accomplishment, through her journey, would be to have at least one person who sees her doing these sports and have them be inspired to break the stigma in terms of who is in the outdoors. Bringing together people of different race or ability, Judith is the founder of Colour the Trails.

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IN-PERSON

Early Bird

Oct 18 – 25, 2022

Adult: $23
Youth (16 and under): $21
Senior (65+): $21

Advance

Oct 26 – Nov 13, 2022

Adult: $25
Youth (16 and under): $23
Senior (65+): $23

Regular

Nov 14 – 19, 2022

Adult: $27
Youth (16 and under): $25
Senior (65+): $25

ONLINE

Early Bird

Oct 18 – 25, 2022

Single Show: $15
Online Film Pass: $55

Regular

Oct 26 – Nov 30, 2022

Single Show: $18
Online Film Pass: $65

  • Tickets sales close on Nov 30 at 11:59pm (PST) and you will have until Dec 12 at 11:59pm (PST) to view the shows.
  • We want to make the films accessible to everyone, so for those experiencing hardship due to their current economic situation, we have created a discount code to give $2 off single online show tickets and $5 off the Fall Series Online Film Pass. Apply the coupon code, “fallseries22” at checkout to receive this discount.