Wildsight AGM includes screening of award-winning documentary

AGM Saturday, April 27th

Submitted by Wildsight Invermere

Wildsight Invermere is hosting a community event on Saturday, April 27th at 7pm, focusing on trees and our deep roots in our community.

The evening features a short AGM at 7 p.m., followed by a screening of the award-winning documentary, Treeline: A Story Written in Rings, at 7:30 p.m.

This is a chance for the public to find out more about Wildsight Invermere’s initiatives that go beyond taking care of our forests, watersheds and wildlife. This is the not-for-profit’s 30th year since it began as part of the East Kootenay Environmental Society in 1989. Find out about its Columbia Valley Electric Vehicle Share program that aims to be the first 100 per cent electric vehicle share program in rural Canada and serve as an integral step towards transitioning Columbia Valley communities to low-carbon transportation use.

The 40-minute documentary by Canadian director Jordan Manley (and presented by Patagonia Films) allows the viewer to experience our human relationship with trees through the eyes of skiers, snowboarders, scientists and healers. The evocative footage showcases the beauty of Japan’s birch forests, the towering power of B.C.’s cedars and the ancient bristle cone pines of Nevada. Columbia Valley residents are already familiar with one of the film’s characters. Suzanne Simard, a forest ecologist who has tested theories about how trees communicate with other trees, was a special guest at the 2018 Wings Over the Rockies Festival.

Following the film screening, there will be an update on forestry in the Columbia Valley by John Bergenske, Wildsight Conservation Director.

Everyone is welcome. Refreshments and goodies will be served. The film is by donation.

The event takes place at the Wilmer community hall, located at 9179 West Avenue, Wilmer.

For more information, email invermere@wildsight.ca or contact Mandi McRobbie, Wildsight branch manager, at 250-341-6898.

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