Paddling Film Festival Brings Outdoor Films to Jackson on Saturday, June 8Reel Paddling Film Festival World Tour offers something for all who love water sports and nature
On Saturday, June 8, the Foothill Conservancy will host the regional premiere of the international Reel Paddling Film Festival World Tour in Jackson. The event will be held in the Main Events Room at the Amador Senior Center, 229 New York Ranch Road, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now.
“These award-winning films offer something for everyone,” said Foothill Conservancy Executive Director Cecily Smith. “Whether you enjoy kayaking whitewater rivers, paddling mountain lakes, fishing, or getting out in nature for inspiration and relaxation, you’ll find a film to enjoy.”
The Reel Paddling Film Festival is an annual contest that awards winning films in 10 categories. It inspires people to explore rivers, lakes and oceans, push physical and emotional extremes, embrace the paddling lifestyle and appreciate the heritage of special wild places. The winners and other films are then toured to more than 100 cities around the world, screening for an audience of more than 30,000 outdoor adventure enthusiasts and their friends and families. Teva is the primary sponsor of the 8th Annual Reel Paddling Film Festival World Tour.
The June 8 festival in Jackson will feature several of the best films. The local showing is the first in the region.
“We hope to attract paddlers from throughout the area to Jackson, “Smith said, “especially since there are scheduled whitewater boating releases on the Mokelumne that weekend on the Class IV Tiger Creek Dam Run above Highway 26. We hope that visiting paddlers will enjoy the river during the day, have dinner at a local restaurant, then come over to the Senior Center to join local residents for a fun film evening.”
The evening will include a raffle and silent auction. Items include a one-day OARS raft trip for four on the South Fork of the American River, a half-day IRIE trip for two on the Truckee River, kayak roll classes from Current Adventures and gift certificates from Camp Lotus and Sierra Nevada Adventure Company. Additional sponsors include Sierra Nevada Brewery, Mountain Mike’s Pizza and author Steve Evans.
Tickets to the film festival are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. They’re available online at www.ticketriver.com/event/
The event is a benefit for the Foothill Conservancy’s Mokelumne River conservation efforts.
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