Paddlers Film Fest Making Stop in Collinsville

COLLINSVILLE, Conn. – The Northern Forest Canoe Trail (NFCT) will present its Northern Forest Paddlers Film Fest on Saturday, June 27 during the Collinsville Canoe & Kayak Summer Sale & Demo Weekend. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and screenings start at 7:00 p.m. 
The traveling film festival shows five documentary films on recreational canoeing, kayaking and rafting, covering a range of themes from the protection of wild rivers to sea kayak exploration and riding whitewater down multi-story waterfalls. Screenings will take place at 41 Bridge Street next to the CCK store. 
“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 greater Collinsville area.”
The lineup of films:
Eastern Horizons – A sea kayaking documentary exploring the eastern seaboard from Georgia to Newfoundland.
Riviere Dumoine: A Paddler’s Journey – A team of paddlers outline the environmental and historical reasons for protecting western Quebec’s Dumoine River.
A River’s Last Breath – A documentary of one of the last descents of the Great Bend of the Yangtze River in China.
This is the Sea 4 – A sampling of adventure kayak trips in Israel, Norway, New Zealand, the Queen Charlotte Islands and other global destinations.
LVM #29:  Pacific Northwest vs. West Virginia – Two teams of daredevil whitewater kayakers plunge down raging waterfalls and play in river eddies and waves.      
All proceeds from the festival will go to benefit NFCT stewardship projects along four-state 740-mile trail for canoeists and kayakers. Paddling-related door prizes will be given away throughout the evening. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Advance tickets can be purchased by calling the CCK store at 860-693-6977.
For more information about the Northern Forest Canoe Trail, visit or call 802-496-2285.


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