World Paddling Film Tour Coming to the Big Picture in Waitsfield

WAITSFIELD, Vt. The Northern Forest Canoe Trail is bringing the Reel Paddling Film Festival’s World Tour 2012 to Waitsfield on May 5th at 7pm.  The film festival showcases the best paddling films from around the world.  Proceeds from the event support the Northern Forest Canoe Trail.

The Reel Paddling Film Festival features award winning films in 10 categories.  The Festival, in its sixth year, inspires people to explore rivers, lakes and oceans, push physical and emotional extremes, embrace the lifestyle and appreciate the heritage of the wild places around the world.  The Festival can be seen in over 100 cities worldwide.

Northern Forest Canoe Trail is based in Waitsfield and hopes to tap the power of the films to bring attention to recreational paddling along the Northern Forest Canoe Trail, which is the nation’s longest inland water trail stretching from Old Forge, New York to Fort Kent Maine. 

The show starts at 7:00 pm at the Big Picture Theater.  Come early for a beer and a bite, stay late for the Phineas Gage Project, the official band of the Northern Forest Canoe Trail.  All proceeds benefit Northern Forest Canoe Trail. Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.northernforestcanoetrail.org/CalendarofEvents-2/2012-NFCT-Reel-Paddling-Film-Fest-World-Tour-Series-112 or at the door. The Big Picture Theater & Cafe is located at 48 Carroll Road in Waitsfield.    

 

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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.  Northern Forest Canoe Trail, Inc. is internationally regarded as the preeminent water trail organization in North America, and 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.

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.

Media Contact:  Kevin Mack, Director of Partnerships and Marketing
Northern Forest Canoe Trail
802 535-5855, [email protected]

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