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Paddle for the North: SAR and Neil Mackenzie Memorial Fund Fundraiser · Thursday, November 24th
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Start: Thursday, Nov. 24th, 6:00 pm
Pre-trip meeting: Friday, Nov. 18th
Pre-trip meeting location: Buchanan A101
Paddle for the North is providing a showing in association with the VOC for the full FEATURE LENGTH FILM (55MINS).
Location: Buchanan A101 on UBC campus (near the fountain)
Doors will open at 6:00 PM, with raffle tickets being sold from 6:00-7:00. Film maker Michah Rauguth will give a short opening at the beginning and then also be available for Q and A following the event! Raffle prizes will be drawn immediately after the showing and before the Q and A.
Tickets $10 cash at the door. We will also try to have our electronic payment system up to accept credit cards, stay tuned!
Invite all your friends and family!
In the wild north, six young guys embarked on an epic adventure – to explore some of the most remote and untouched rivers in North America. Four Canadians, two Kiwis, two dogs (Zephyr & Taiger), three boats and two hundred pounds of camera equipment on a 63 day mission – it was always going to be a mighty test of endurance, determination and friendship.
But beyond the swarming mosquitoes, technical challenges and physical hardship, what they didn’t expect was the impact of the stories from one First Nations family. This chance encounter introduced them to people so tightly tied to the land and the river that they live on, and the discovery that all of it is under threat from mining.
A boys-own adventure turns into a mission to truly discover the secrets of the north and show the world why some places are worth preserving.