Submitted by Penny Powers

The Banff Mountain Film Festival is once again taking the show on the road. Thanks to the Toby Creek Nordic Ski Club (TCNC), it will be returning to Invermere, and not for only one screening but for two. Pick your date, either Sunday, Jan. 9 or Monday, Jan. 10, 2022, or join us both evenings. The annual screening brings mountain-inspired cinema to our area and it is the Nordic Club’s biggest fundraiser of the year. Proceeds go toward the grooming and maintenance of the Lake Windermere Whiteway and the club’s junior programs.

The evening will feature approximately 2.5 hours of films, from four-minute shorts to longer features, selected by the Banff Mountain Film Festival for the World tour. Penny Powers, who helps coordinate the Invermere stop on the tour, says the films range from award winning snow sports to humour, environmental films, adventure pieces, mountain biking, climbing, hiking, base jumping, culture and inspirational movies… There is a pretty wide selection.

Tickets sell out every year. Due to COVID-19 regulations and reduced indoor capacity allowance, Powers suggests you pick up yours as soon as possible.

Tickets go on sale Tuesday, Nov. 30, and will be available at Crazy Soles. $25 for Toby Creek Nordic Club members; $30 for non-members.

Please check for the schedule of films showing each evening Doors open at 5 p.m.; films start at 6 p.m. and run until approximately 9 p.m.

Pizza and salad will be served for an additional cost, and a cash bar will be available.