Northern Forest Canoe Trail and Collinsville Canoe & Kayak Team to Present Benefit Film Fest

 WAITSFIELD, VT (May 28, 2009)The Northern Forest Canoe Trail (NFCT) and the Collinsville Canoe & Kayak (CCK) are thrilled to present the Northern Forest Paddlers Film Fest at CCK on Saturday, June 27th from 7-9 p.m.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; come and mingle.

The event promises to be an inspiring celebration of kayaking and canoeing, and will include a  terrific line-up of films:  Riviere Dumoine by B/K Productions; A River’s Last Breath by Epicocity Project; This is the Sea 4 by Cackle TV Productions; and LVM #29:  Pacific Northwest vs. Virginia by Penstock Productions.   Viewers will enjoy the diversity depicted in these works, from the peace of a canoe paddle in quiet waters to the adrenaline rush of kayaking down multi-story waterfalls.   Paddling-related door prizes will be distributed as part of the fest.

"We are thrilled to work with CCK on this event that celebrates paddling and our waterways while supporting the work of our water trail." said NFCT Executive Director, Kate Williams.  "We’re looking forward to a fun and successful evening, and welcome the opportunity to gather with fellow paddlers in the Collinsville area."

All proceeds from the festival will go to benefit NFCT.  Advance tickets $10; at the door $12.  Advance tickets available by calling CCK at 860.693.6977. 

The Northern Forest Canoe Trail is hosting an additional Paddle Film Fests this summer:  Saturday, August 8th, at the Northern Forest Heritage Park River Day festival (time tbd), Berlin, New Hampshire.

The Northern Forest Canoe Trail links the watersheds of northern New York, Vermont, Québec, New Hampshire, and Maine, and is a unique thread tying together the Northern Forest Region. The 740-mile water trail traces historic Native American travel routes through the rivers of this region, and is a living reminder of our history, where rivers were both highways and routes of communication.  Flowing with the stories of Native Americans, European settlers, and the development of mill towns and the timber industry, the Trail’s rich heritage serves as a basis for widely accessible, environmentally friendly tourism in many of the small communities along the route. To learn more about the Trail, visit      


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