4th Annual Film Festival Paddles into Portland

NFCT/MITA Paddlers Film Festival 2011WAITSFIELD, Vt. – The Northern Forest Canoe Trail (NFCT) and the Maine Island Trail Association (MITA) will bring its 4th Annual Paddlers Film Festival to Portland on Thursday, April 28 at the Eastland Park Hotel. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. and screenings begin at 6:30 p.m.

Five documentary films will cover a range of themes on recreational canoeing and kayaking, from finding record whitewater kayak waterfall runs, to a family’s cross-Canada canoe journey, to a quadriplegic who doesn’t let his disability get in the way of catching the perfect wave.

"We have an excellent lineup of films this year, celebrating the diverse culture of paddling and the beauty of the places our boats take us," said NFCT Executive Director Kate Williams. "We look forward to the opportunity that these Film Fest evenings provide for us to meet with members, paddlers, and other adventurers."

Films include Birthright, Finding Farley, This is Canoeing, OLVM 36, and Wild Water.

Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit NFCT and MITA. In addition to the film festival, MITA will host a silent auction with an enticing array of local items, kayak trips, and weekend getaways. Cash bar available.

We thank our event sponsors for making the film festival an annual event: L.L. Bean, maine magazine, 98.9 WCLZ, Coast 93.1, and AV Technik.   

Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door. Tickets can be purchased in advance online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/ref/55414/event/170396.

To learn more about MITA, visit http://www.mita.org/.

The Northern Forest Canoe Trail is a 740-mile inland paddling trail tracing historic travel routes across New York, Vermont, Québec, New Hampshire, and Maine. NFCT connects people to the Trail’s natural environment, human heritage, and contemporary communities by stewarding, promoting, and providing access to canoe and kayak experiences along this route.  NFCT, Inc was incorporated in 2000 and is a 501(c)3 membership organization.

To learn more about paddling the NFCT, to become a member, and to purchase a guidebook and maps, visit http://www.northernforestcanoetrail.org/ or call 802-496-2285.

Contact information:
Kate Williams, Executive Director
Northern Forest Canoe Trail
(802) 496-2285 or [email protected]

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