Best of the Banff Mountain Film Festival comes to Mission

Variety of films on mountain sport and culture, adventure, conservation and more to be shown in Mission

Fresh footage of outdoor adventures from around the world will return with the Best of the Banff Mountain Film Festival, Nov. 26 to 27 at Mission’s Clarke Theatre.

Spearheaded by University of the Fraser Valley kinesiology instructor Roger Friesen, the annual event brings two entirely different film sets each evening, ranging from feature-length films from major organizations such as National Geographic and PBS to shoestring shorts shot in people’s backyards.

“The films cover a wide spectrum of topics from mountain sport, mountain culture, high octane sport, adventure, conservation, ecology, and more,” said Friesen.

Single-night tickets are $16, with a discounted rate of $28 for those attending both nights, which start at 7 pm. UFV’s Kinesiology Student Association organizes the event and runs the concession, generating funds for the KPESA, as well as for charity.

Tickets can be purchased at: Wenting Cycle & Mountain Shop in Mission; Valhalla Pure, Western Canoeing & Kayaking, and Lifecycles in Abbotsford; Mt. Waddington outdoor store in Chilliwack; and the UFV Hope centre in Hope.

“Our show brings together people from our community, retailers from the outdoor recreation sector, guiding services from our part of the world as well as other groups like local search and rescue teams,” Friesen explained.

For complete details of the festival and films which may be shown, visit the tour’s website at banffmountainfestivals.ca or contact Friesen at 604-504-7441, local 4297, or email roger.friesen@ufv.ca.