'Reel Paddling Film Festival' shows Thursday in Sudbury
'Like the Banff Film Festival, but with a paddling slant'
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.