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OTTAWA RIVERKEEPER ADVENTURE FILM FESTIVAL

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Ottawa’s First Wild and Scenic Film Festival

Join Ottawa Riverkeeper for an evening of adventure-packed films that celebrate our natural world while raising funds to protect the Ottawa River.

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The evening includes a silent auction, door prizes and the opportunity to speak to the Ottawa Riverkeeper herself, Meredith Brown!

When: Thursday, February 21, 2013 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
(Doors open at 6:30 pm)

Where: Library and Archives Canada, 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa

Why: All proceeds from this evening support Ottawa Riverkeeper initiatives, including the purchase of water quality test kits for our Riverwatch Program. Swim. Drink. Fish. It’s your river, it’s your right!

Tickets: $12 General Admission, $50 VIP pass (1 ticket with reserved premium seating and admission to our prescreening reception)

Hosted by Ottawa Riverkeeper, this year’s Wild and Scenic Film Festival features award-winning environmental documentaries with a focus on freshwater.

Through stellar filmmaking, beautiful cinematography and first-rate storytelling these films inform, inspire and ignite solutions to restore the earth, build strong communities, and create a positive future for the next generation.

Award Winning Films

White Water, Black Gold
Follows David Lavallee on his three year journey across western Canada in search of the truth about the impact of the world’s thirstiest oil industry. This is a journey of jarring contrasts, from the pristine mountain icefields that are the source of this industry’s water, to the Tar Sands tailings ponds. White Water, Black Gold is a sober look at the untold costs associated with this unconventional ‘oil’. Take a sneak peak!

Chasing Water
Follow the Colorado River, source to sea, with photographer Pete McBride who takes an intimate look at the watershed as he attempts to follow the irrigation water that sustains his family’s Colorado ranch, down river to the sea. Check out the trailer

For a full listing of films…


Amazing Prizes

A Stand Up Paddle group lesson for six from Paddlefit

An Ocean Wise five-course menu by Executive Chef Walid El-Tawel with Restaurant e18hteen

Buy tickets online or at Delilah (in the Parc), Delilah (in the Glebe), Mountain Equipment Co-op or Trailhead

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AMAZING SHAMU ~ INCREDIBLE MOVIE!!!

The Story of “Believe” centers on a boy and his amazing connection to a Killer Whale. For the first time in the  history of Sea World, an original score was produced specifically for a Shamu show biggest production of Sea World’s history- Uploaded by Marciodisney on Apr 7, 2011.

What I find to be so amazing and incredibly moving is the fact that humans can interact so successfully to the point of ‘being as one’ with 9,000 pound (one is actually 12,00 lbs.!) killer whales who are the top predators in the world, killing and eating anything they want at any time.  The absolute devotion and love the trainers have for these Orcas is overwhelmingly beautiful.  What magnificent and majestic animals they are!!!

Here is a quote from the video, “Behind the Scenes – Beautiful”.  “Each of us in our world, in our own right has a moment in our life where something happens to us and everything that’s happened before comes into focus and we are changed from that moment on.”  ~ Don Franz, Producer/Creative Director in the video, ‘Making of Believe’

The relationship between trainer and whale is based on trust, positive reinforcement and love and the animals thrive.  Laura Surovik, Assistant Curator for Animal Training, has worked with the orcas for 21 years and her favorite  ~ “ there’s always that one…her name is Katina, she started it all in 1985 when she had her first baby and I love her like a person. I feel she’s taught me how to be a better mom, a better wife, a better a better friend, just a better human being.”

I must say that I can’t remember when I’ve been so moved watching a movie and I hope that you will find it to be as well.   These lyrics from the song, ‘Believe’ say it all: “A single moment, our eyes open wide, anything is possible.  And in that magic moment, somewhere deep inside, all that was impossible is possible.

Of course it goes without saying that this is ‘one of the best’ to share with your family and friends. 

Don’t you just want to experience the thrill of being able to hug one of these majestic animals – I DO!!!