World Paddle Film at Carillon Beach: STAND
Paddlers, families and nature lovers will join World Paddlers at Carillon Beach the evening of Friday, Oct. 11, for a film screening of Stand, a SUP adventure through the Great Bear Rainforest. The film will be shown outdoors on the lawn at Carillon Beach at 7:30pm. Viewers will need to bring lawn chairs and blankets. A donation of at least $5 per person is requested.
Stand is a documentary about surfing, stand up paddleboarding and the proposed Enbridge pipeline and oil tanker route on the pristine coastline of Northern British Columbia. Taking place in Haida Gwaii, Great Bear Rainforest, Bella Bella and Vancouver Island,Stand takes the viewers on a journey through the coast showcasing the rich First Nations culture and the incredible terrestrial and oceanic environments of the coast.
Stand has three main characters: Norm Hann, who paddles 350km along the east coast of Haida Gwaii visiting the Haida Watchman sites along the way; Raph Bruhwiler, who lives the quinessential west coast life in Tofino BC, with surf at his back door and an ocean that feeds the family; and the students from Bella Bella Highschool woodworking class, who's journey is followed as they build standup paddleboards in class.
Learn more about the film and see previews at http://standfilm.com/.
World Paddle For The Planet 2013 is four day eco-educational festival culminating with a 24-hour paddle on coastal dune Lake Powell in Panama City Beach, Florida. The festival will be held in Carillon Beach and Camp Helen State Park October 10-13, 2013. With satellite events around the world, the purpose is to educate and raise awareness, sending the message worldwide, to “Be the change you want to see!” Funds raised by this event will benefit Justin Riney’s Expedition Florida 500, a project of the non-profit Mother Ocean.
The festival is a family-friendly expo, including NOAA’s booth with ocean creature touch-tanks, and Sara Brenes, known as “TheShark Whisperer” with an interactive exhibit about her work saving sharks. Norm Hann from British Columbia will show his documentary film “Stand”. Bob Purdy and Justin Riney will join other Planet Paddlers from around the world for a public round-table discussion, sharing experiences and ideas for making change. With art, film, family paddle, SUP-yoga, and music, this festival will bean opportunity for attendees to become inspired, and motivated, and to gain tools for making effective change when they return home.
All types of paddle craft are welcome to paddle any portion of or all of the 24 hours, beginning at noon, on Saturday, October 12. For more information and to register either as an individual or as a team of up to 10 members, go to www.worldpaddlefortheplanet.com.
Register a team, individual or family day paddle!