See The World’s Best Paddling Films April 8 At NIC

See the World’s Best Paddling Films April 8 at NIC

Alberni Outpost and NIC’s Adventure Guiding programs present the Reel Paddling Film Festival April 8, a highly anticipated film festival which supports NIC’s Adventure Guiding students.


Heather Wilson, 19, received a $450 Reel Paddling Film Festival Award this year, raised through Reel Paddling Film Festival proceeds. Erin Petersen photo.

The Reel Paddling Film Festival presents the inspiring whitewater, sea kayaking, canoeing and paddling films on screens around the world. It inspires people to explore rivers, lakes and oceans, push physical and emotional extremes, and appreciate the heritage of the wild.

“These are exactly the kinds of activities students in the Adventure Guiding certificate are passionate about,” said instructor David Pinel. “We are so grateful to Alberni Outpost for supporting NIC students.”

The festival takes place in NIC’s Stan Hagen Theatre at the Comox Valley campus, with doors open at 6:30 pm. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door ($8 for kids), with proceeds supporting NIC's Adventure Guiding students.

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