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Borealis Canoe Club Hosts the Paddling Film Festival 2018 World Tour

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On May 17th the Borealis Canoe Club will host the 2018 World Tour of the Paddling Film Festival at the Suncor Energy Centre for the Performing Arts. The Paddling Film Festival 2018 World Tour presents the best adventure films of 2018 in cities across Canada, the United States, and around the world.

The 20 inspiring paddling films, including 10 festival winners, included cover all types of paddling including whitewater, sea kayaking, canoeing, SUP, action and lifestyle. Attendees will see fun, entertaining, and compelling films such as: Chasing Wild: Journey Into the Sacred Headwaters - Three friends take a journey into the sacred headwater to understand the impact of new mine development on the remote region of British Columbia; Return from Desolation - is the story of an Afghan War vet, oilman and river guide, who fought his way back from addiction and certain death through the rivers of the American Southwest; Into Twin Galaxies - A Greenland Epic - Three National Geographic Adventurers Of The Year kayak over 1,000 kilometers over the Greenland Ice Cap to the northernmost river ever kayaked.

The Borealis Canoe Club is a local Fort McMurray club of more than 40 paddlers, canoeist and kayakers. Combined the group paddles 2,000-4,000 kilometers every year through the Lower Athabasca Region. The Club is proud to support many events in the region such as evening paddles on the Snye, river stewardship projects, and the Paddling Film Festival. Tickets for this year’s festival can be purchased here: and visit the Borealis Canoe Club here: