Wildsight to host film festival

What better way to explore environmental issues and outdoor adventures than to do it outside, with Golden’s mountains as a backdrop.

What better way to explore environmental issues and outdoor adventures than to do it outside, with Golden’s mountains as a backdrop.

That is why Wildsight Golden has decided that for their first year holding the Wild & Scenic Film Festival, they will do it outside at Keith King Memorial Park on a giant screen.

“Other branches of Wildsight hosted the film festival last year, and it was really successful,” said Natasha Overduin, outreach co-ordinator for Wildsight Golden. “But Golden will be the first place to host it outdoors, so we’re really excited about that.”

The festival will feature one full-length film, and several shorts covering a wide variety of topics that Overduin says will leave you feeling optimistic, not guilty or worried.

“The films that were chosen are very positive. They won’t leave you feeling guilty, or scared for the future,” she said. “They’re more like, ‘look at all these great things that people are doing in our world.’ They’re very uplifting.”

Wildsight is also hoping that this event gets more people interested in what the organization is doing. Overduin says there is a fantastic, dedicated group of volunteers in Golden, but their workload is getting to be a bit much. The hope is that once people learn about some of the initiatives that Wildsight is working on, some new blood will join in and volunteer their time.

The cost to get into the film festival will be $15, or $20 to also get a lifetime membership to Wildsight.

“We’re hoping that people will pay the extra five dollars, get on our email newsletter list, and get excited about some of the things Wildsight is doing,” said Overduin.

The festival, which features two hours worth of film, will start at 8 p.m. on Sept. 12 at the ball diamonds. There will also be snacks and refreshments for sale.

“Bring a lawn chair and a blanket, and come out and enjoy some great films,” said Overduin. In the event of rain, the festival will be moved to the Mount 7 Rec Plex.


Just Posted

UPDATE: Highway 1 in Golden reopened

UPDATE: The Trans-Canada Highway east of Golden has been reopened. Crews were… Continue reading

Golden council considers cannabis zoning

The Town of Golden is going through the motions and deciding how… Continue reading

Martin O. brings unique and comedic sound to Civic Centre

Golden Star Staff Martin O. is described as a vocal virtuoso, and… Continue reading

Golden’s anonymous art showcases plethora of artists

Kicking Horse Culture opens its new exhibit at the Art Gallery of… Continue reading

Film Kicks: Don’t Worry He Won’t Get Far on Foot

In the second showing of the Film Kicks season, Joaquin Phoenix, Rooney… Continue reading

Fashion Fridays: 5 coats you need this winter!

Kim XO, lets you know the best online shopping tips during Fashion Fridays on the Black Press Media Network

B.C. to fund gender-affirming surgeries for transgender people

Roughly 100 people in B.C. travel each year out of province for lower surgeries

U.S. mayor and dying dog’s roadtrip to B.C. goes viral

First vacation in three years came a month after blood cancer diagnosis

Federal fall update expected to offer more support for struggling news industry

Ottawa committed $50 million over five years for local journalism in ‘underserved communities’ last budget

UK’s May appeals to public on Brexit, braces for more blows

British Prime Minister Theresa May answered questions from callers on a radio phone-in, the day after she vowed to stay in office

VIDEO: Stan Lee leaves posthumous message for his fans

Marvel Comics’ co-creator died on Monday at the age of 95

Woman searching for father last seen in Nelson in 1999

Johnson’s daughter, Chandra Machin, is searching for her father

$136M in transit funding coming to B.C.

The announcement was made at the BC Transit yard in Langford on Friday morning

Ottawa apologizes to Japanese family in B.C. after chopping historic cherry trees

Plaque installed in Prince Rupert to honour the memory of Shotaro Shimizu

Most Read