2014 Reel Paddling Film Festival World Tour

For the first time we will be presenting The Reel Paddling Film festival at the Princess Twin, due to the high demand to see these films. [We can accommodate  approx 290 people at the combined cinemas at Twin]. Each cinema at the Twin will screen the same title simultaneously. Total running time of the nine films is 150 minute  plus a 15 minute intermission. This year we received 24 different short films on the tour. Our goal is to screen the Best of the Tour in Waterloo.  Much to our excitement and pleasure, the 2014 tour contains the most canoe-tripping films we have ever seen in a touring program!

Here are this year's titles:

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Join four men on a 2,600-mile journey through blizzards, frozen lakes and mountains as they travel for 130 days from the Alaskan coast
 to Hudson Bay. From the challenge of paddling through the Rocky Mountains to the stark beauty of the tundra, this film is an adventure through North America’s last great wilderness.

Creek Boater

We all day dream about the things we love. In this video, Kim Becker day dreams about her favorite thing: kayaking.

Handling Emergency Situations

A dramatic series of true-life emergency scenarios are led by top
sea kayaker Gordon Brown and the rescue professionals of the U.K. coastguard and lifeboat services. Viewers see each stage of the rescue from every angle—control room, helicopter, lifeboat and kayakers—so you learn how to best help yourself. This film reveals the most effective ways to summon assistance and to help the professionals conduct a safe, efficient rescue.


Have Kids, Will Paddle

If planning the next family vacation makes you sweat, settle in for a 3,400-kilometer, three-month family canoe journey from Jasper, Alberta, to the Arctic Ocean at Tuktoyaktuk, Northwest Territories. Dan, his wife Alice Young Clark, with their kids Koby, age five, and three-year-old Ava Fei, left their jobs, home and community behind for a 100-day northern adventure. “We go on wilderness trips to escape our civilized world, to strengthen our family bond, and to get grounded in nature,” explains Clark.

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Nine Rivers

NINE RIVERS follows four men on a month-long, thousand-kilometer canoe journey through the Canadian Shield. The trip begins north of Pickle Lake and follows nine rivers that cross three watersheds on the way to Fort Severn, Ontario’s most northern community on the shore of Hudson Bay. The route is as difficult as it is varied. Cutting over a thousand kilometers of Canadian Shield, it includes massive rivers and nameless creeks, upstream slogs and whitewater runs.

Save Wolf Lake

Wolf Lake is at the heart of the world’s largest contiguous ancient red pine forest and lies on the Chiniguchi River, a popular wilderness canoe route. In 1999, the government of Ontario committed to protect this forest with the creation of the Chiniguchi Waterway Provincial Park upstream and downstream of Wolf Lake. At the time, impending min- ing leases withheld protection from the oldest trees which immediately surround Wolf Lake. The expiry of these leases in 2012 ignited the ex- pectation that this area would finally be protected, however this did not happen. This film chronicles this critically endangered red pine forest.


STAND, presented by Quiksilver Waterman, takes viewers on a journey through the waters of British Columbia’s west coast. Under threat by
the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline and tanker route is
a coastline of immense beauty, pristine ecosystems, and a way of life rich in culture and history. Through the efforts of expedition standup paddler Norm Hann, an aboriginal high school class building their own standup paddleboards as a form of protest, and the powerful surfing of iconic west coast native Raph Bruhwiler, the diversity of people, landscape and wildlife that would be affected by an oil spill is articulated. STAND takes you to the core of the issue and unfurls the soul of B.C.’s west coast, one paddle stroke at a time.


In the summer of 2012, Frank Wolf and Todd McGowan attempted
a 620-kilometer journey by canoe from Nain, Newfoundland, to Kangiqsualujjuaq, Quebec, via a new route over the vast tundra of the Labrador Plateau. A local mosquito, named Malina, tags along and narrates the film as the quirky pair journey though this little-known region of the north. With good humor and a dash of performance art, they endure a myriad of whitewater rapids, mountain portages, and clouds of mosquitos and black flies. Much more than an adventure film, Kitturiaq (which means mosquito in Inuktitut) shares the perspectives of the Inuit and Innu people who have called this land home for thousands of years as they face the challenge of balancing their traditional ways with the demands of the modern world.

Once Around Algonquin Nippissing River Segment

Algonquin’s “Meanest Link” canoe route is properly titled—because it is mean. The 350-kilometer route consists of 55 lakes, six rivers (three of which have to be paddled upstream), and 93 portages that add up to 68 kilometers in total. This segment, taken from the full-hour documentary, highlights one of the buggiest but most memorable waterways along the journey.



$12.00 in advance and $15.00 at the door.

Advance tickets now available at Adventure Guide of Waterlo, the Princess Twin box office, and on Eventbrite.ca


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