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International Film Festival coming to Cumberland

CUMBERLAND B.C – The first ever Comox Valley Paddling Film Festival will be in Cumberland this May, and will feature films based on kayaks and canoes.

Naviguide Insurance and Employee Benefits along with Vanguard Intellectual will be hosting the first annual Comox Valley Paddle Film Festival on May 3rd.

The event will take place at the Cumberland Cultural Centre on Dunsmuir Ave.

100 percent of profits from the night of movies will be split equally between the Cumberland Community Forest Society and Project Watersheds Kus-Kus-Sum restoration.

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The Paddling Film Festival is an international adventure film tour presenting the world’s best paddling films of the year. It includes white water, sea kayaking, canoeing, action, and lifestyle in more than 120 cities and towns across Canada, the United States and around the world.

From 26 inspiring paddling films shortlisted for the world tour, including the 10 festival category winners, local hosts will choose the best movies for their regions.

Audiences will see hairy white-water action, sea kayakers exploring remote coastlines, northern river canoe expeditions, international river travel films, motivating environmental documentaries and grueling kayak fishing battles.

Doors open at 6:00 p.m, with movies beginning at 6:30.

A Silent auction, food, drinks and door prizes will also happen throughout the night.

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