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'Reel Paddling Film Festival' shows Thursday in Sudbury

If movies and canoe adventures are your thing, a film festival showing in Sudbury this week might be just the ticket.

'Like the Banff Film Festival, but with a paddling slant'

Thomas Merritt, chair of the Northern Water Sports Centre. For the second year in a row, the centre is hosting the "Reel Paddling Film Festival" in Sudbury. (Roger Corriveau)
It features movie all about paddling... It's the Reel Paddling Film Festival. It's being hosted by the new Northern Water Sports Centre on Ramsey Lake in Sudbury. Thomas Merritt, the chair of the board for the centre, told us more about the film festival. 5:03

If movies and canoes are your thing, a film festival showing in Sudbury this week might be just the ticket. 

The 'Reel Paddling Film Festival' is making a stop in the Nickel City on Thursday. It's being hosted for the second year in a row by the Northern Water Sports Centre (NWSC).

Thomas Merritt, chair of the NWSC board, said the short films cover a lot of territory. 

"The films highlight a variety of aspects of paddling;" he said. "Environmental aspects, fun, excitement, family." 

"It's a lot like the Banff Film Festival, but with a paddling slant to it."

The world-touring festival, which is now in it's tenth year, will show on Thursday, May 7 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at Sudbury Secondary School. Tickets are $15 each or $125 for a group of 10. 

As a warm-up to the festival, here's a video shot by Merritt on a recent canoe adventure with fellow paddler Emily Marcolini on Junction Creek in Sudbury. They almost  made it over the beaver dam. 

 

Watch here 

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