One of the aspects I love most about our paddling community is the wide range of ages that are attracted to the activity of being on the water. Our Paddling Film Festival is all about bringing that diverse community together, enjoying each-others company and finding inspiration through documented journeys and storytelling. Rapidly evolving protocols from the CDC and Whatcom County health officials are asking businesses to avoid bringing large groups of people together (groups 10-50 or more). Our venue, BTC announced this morning that they’ve also been asked to cancel/postpone scheduled events at their facility. With all of this information we find ourselves as business owners and event coordinators needing to step up and help do what we can to curb the spread of CoronaVirus. We regret to inform you that we are officially postponing our Paddling Film Festival in hopes of keeping exhibitors, the public and ourselves from being at a heightened risk of exposure. I want to be clear that this event is postponed and not cancelled as we fully intent do host the festival in 2020 once we know more information regarding the spread of Covid-19. Please sign up for our mailing list to stay in the loop and keep an eye on our social media for date change announcements.
April 3rd, 2020 | Doors open at 5:30pm, Films start at 7:00pm | Bellingham, WA
RAFFLE PRIZES // BEER // CIDER // FOOD // EXHIBITORS // COMMUNITY // VOTE BEST PADDLE FILMS OF 2020
Doors open at 5:30pm, show starts at 7:00pm
Come celebrate early with a vendor expo such as local water advocacy groups, retailers, paddle clubs, authors, manufactures and many more! Purchase raffle tickets, grab a cold beverage, enjoy food catered by BTC, and settle in for the second annual Bellingham screening of the World Tour Paddling Festival hosted by Moondance Sea Kayak Adventures. Proceeds go to local non-profit Recreation Northwest.
Where: Bellingham Technical College, Settlemeyer Hall- 3028 Lindbergh Ave, Bellingham, WA 98225.
Tickets: $15 advance, $20 at the door. *Food & Beverage not included in ticket price.
Questions: Contact Kristi at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Moondance at (360) 738-7664
2020 WORLD TOUR PADDLING FILMS:
From the Film Festival Crew-
The Paddling Film Festival is an international adventure film tour presenting the world’s best paddling films of the year – whitewater, sea kayaking, canoeing, SUP, action and lifestyle – in more than 120 cities and towns across Canada, United States and around the world.
With 26 inspiring paddling films shortlisted for the World Tour, including the 10 festival category winners, audiences will see hairy whitewater action, sea kayakers exploring remote coastlines, northern river canoe expeditions, international river travel films, motivating environmental documentaries and grueling kayak fishing battles.
Check out the 2020 promo video below!
A Note From your Host: I am super excited to help create an opportunity for our Northwest paddling community to come together under one roof in Bellingham; to celebrate the abundance of water we have in our backyard. The diversity of our paddling community is incredible! From surf skiers, to sea kayakers, whitewater paddlers, outrigger clubs, junior racers, SUPers, kayak anglers, slalom boaters, and casual lake paddlers: there is truly something for every paddler here in Bellingham. My goal in hosting the World Tour Paddling Film Festival is to inspire each of us across our paddling disciplines on land, so we can dream big and enjoy the freedom of the water in our craft. Not a paddler yet? Have you been waiting for the right moment to say YES to paddling, and get in a boat for the first time? I hope to spark that sense of a greater self when watching these amazing films that have been produced all over the world. I hope you laugh, cry, and keep that jaw dropped; the way I did when selecting the films to show here. We are all in this together, protecting our water, playing in the places we love, and sharing in epic (and not so epic) journeys with the ones we love. I hope you all can join me and the Moondance Kayak Adventures team in celebrating the 2nd annual Bellingham screening of the World Tour Paddling Film Festival presented by Rapid Media - I know you won't regret it! Big thanks to all the film crews and participants for inspiring us all! For the love of water - let us celebrate! Kristi Kucera | Owner/Guide | Moondance Sea Kayak Adventures
If you’d like to volunteer, host a booth, or find out other ways to participate in the festival while celebrating with your paddling community contact Kristi at email@example.com