A jam-packed evening featuring a multi-media presentation by one of the world’s most adventurous couples and a selection of the year’s best kayaking films.
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 13TH
Rio Theatre (ages 19+ only), 7:30pm
SARAH McNAIR-LANDRY & ERIK BOOMER - Crossing Baffin
American professional white water paddler Erik Boomer, and Canadian polar adventurer Sarah McNair-Landry have recently completed a grueling 65-day expedition across Baffin Island, covering over a 1000 km by kayak, ski and foot.
SENSORY OVERLOAD (USA, 8 minutes, 2013, dir. Rob Raker)
Chronicle of blind adventurer Erik Weihenmayer learning to whitewater kayak.
CASCADA (USA, 8 minutes, 2012, dir. Anson Fogel & Skip Armstrong)
Tangled vines. Endless rain. Dodgy hotel rooms. Mud. Biting flies. Aggressive viruses...Perfection.
FREESTYLE KAYAKER (Canada, 4 minutes, 2013, dir. Kelsey Thompson)
Few people have pursued Whitewater Kayaking for as long with as much passion as Bryan Kirk.
DARK WATER (Canada, 3 minutes, 2013, dir. Kelsey Thompson)
Fear is in us all, whether it's a fear of darkness or pushing the boundaries of your personal abilities.
ZAMBEZI LIFE (Canada, 5 minutes, 2013, dir. Blair Trotman)
Inside the Batoka Gorge which falls below Victoria falls is some of most powerful and amazing whitewater in the entire world.
ALONE ON THE RIVER (France, 36 minutes, 2013, dir. Stephane Pion)
In the heart of the Himalayas, 5 world-class paddlers embark on a month long self-supported kayaking adventure.
MC Katrina van Wijk
Katrina, is a rising star in the world of whitewater kayaking. She is progressing kayaking more than any other female paddler on the water. Raised on the river in Canada, kayaking has been in Katrina’s blood since she could walk. At the young age of 23 she continues to impress the men and women of the whitewater community by demonstrating success in extreme races and safe descents of class five whitewater. Katrina brings a new outlook on women’s roles in extreme sports and she is passionate and dedicated to helping women get recognized for their extreme sports accomplishments. She is the founder of TITS DEEP, a movement she created with the intention to give recognition to the physically and mentally strong women in extreme sports. Katrina is a student studying graphic design and film and is excited to be the Kayak Show MC at the VIMFF.