June 4, 2023: Free Film Screening of “The Soul of the Fraser”

Free Film Screening: The Soul of the Fraser

Location: Raven’s Cry Theatre, Sechelt
Date: Sunday, June 4, 2023
Time: 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Cost: Free

Have you ever wondered what the Vancouver Lower Mainland was like before Settlers arrived and founded the city of Vancouver?

In The Soul of the Fraser, local filmmakers Brendan Chu and Chris Jenkins take us on a journey to explore the Fraser Estuary, the original river delta beneath the urban sprawl of Vancouver.

To solve the mysteries of this forgotten land, they meet with environmental activists, First Nations leaders, and specialized biologists. Led by indigenous wisdom and western studies, the filmmakers witness beautiful animals and mysterious sights.

As one conservation expert writes: “British Columbia’s Fraser River Estuary is the mouth of one of the largest salmon bearing rivers in the world. It supports the highest concentration of migratory birds in Canada and is home to half of British Columbia’s rapidly expanding urban population.” That combination poses a huge challenge, as goverment, NGOs and members of the general public strive to save local species from extinction.

Join us to see what’s at stake and what needs to be done to preserve the remains of this biological hotspot.

The film is being screened at Raven’s Cry Theatre in Sechelt, on the afternoon of Sunday June 4, starting at 2pm. Executive Producer Ken Ashley will be present to participate in a Q&A session after the film.

This is a free event and does not require you to preregister. Just show up at the Raven’s Cry shortly before 2pm. However, if you’d like to receive email reminders of the various events happening in the festival, sign up for our free Festival Pass at EventBrite.

SCCA World Ocean’s Day Festival

This film is part of the Sunshine Coast Conservation Association’s week-long World Ocean’s Day Festival. (The UN has designated June 8 of every year as World Ocean’s Day.)

Our Festival includes in-person film screenings of two different films, in-person demonstrations of two practical ways that locals can support our ocean habitat, and a five days series of “NEMO Talks” (lunchtime online presentations). All events are free to attend. We encourage you to invite friends, family and coworkers.

Full information about the festival is available at the SCCA World Ocean’s Day Festival website.

To receive the links to the online presentations, please register for your FREE festival pass here on EventBrite.

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