Wildsight and Bruce Kirkby team up for an epic adventure
It is that wonderful time of year when outdoor, and adventure enthusiasts typically gather indoors to be inspired by films at the renowned Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour. Unfortunately, with pandemic precautions in place, that cannot happen.
However, Wildsight Kimberley Cranbrook has teamed up with adventurer, writer and photographer Bruce Kirkby to launch Epic Adventures Indoors – a community-wide viewing event being held this month, safely from the comfort of your very own home.
Participating is easy. Get involved by purchasing a ticket package for the virtual Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour on the Wildsight Kimberley Cranbrook website, watching the films any day in February 2021 and connecting with your nearest and dearest by being transported to some of the most amazing destinations in the world.
The best part, proceeds from ticket sales help support Wildsight Kimberley Cranbrook conservation, education and environmental initiatives.
Bruce Kirby said of the importance of Epic Adventures Indoors, “Even though the pandemic is going on, we can’t take our eyes off the things that really matter and one of those for all of us is the outdoors and the environment, both locally, and provincially and nationally.” He added, “There is still a chance for us all get involved, for us all to be inspired and most importantly, for us to support Wildsight Kimberley Cranbrook.”
With two new film programs launching February 4, there is even more incentive to watch than ever before. Viewers can choose ticket packages that celebrate amazing cultures, inspire adventure and whisk participants from Canada to India, Columbia, Bhutan and back.
When asked why everyone should participate in Epic Adventures Indoors, Kirkby said, “I think the whole world of mountain art and mountain culture for me is an opportunity to travel without leaving home. To see new worlds, to get new ideas, to start conversations about remote and indigenous groups, that I may never have the chance to see. So, this year in particular, when we can’t leave home, when we can’t travel, it feels extra important and an extra powerful source of inspiration and new ideas for all of us.”
“At a time when we are all looking for ways to connect, Epic Adventures Indoors is that opportunity. Experience the same awe and adventure, even though we need to be apart. These films are something that friendship groups and people in line at the grocery store will be talking about all February,” said Corrine Highwood, Interim Manager, Wildsight Kimberley Cranbrook.
So, fluff up your couch cushions and grab your snack of choice because Epic Adventures Indoors are waiting for you!
Visit Wildsight.ca/kimcran for tickets and share #EpicAdventuresIndoors.