Youth Film Night

Friday, November 16, 6 to 9 pm

Doors open at 6 pm.
Registration is now closed. Limited seating will be available at the door on a first come, first served basis.


An evening dedicated to the youth who help shape the future of parks. Whether you’re a regional parks volunteer, interested in becoming one or have a passion for parks and the environment, join us for a free film screening of The Peel Project. Followed by a panel discussion with the film director, an environmental advocate and a biologist.

Six Artists Paddle into the Arctic. A story of Art, Adventure and Canadian Wilderness.

Exploring how wilderness space shapes Canada’s identity, culture and imagination, The Peel Project follows six artists — A Métis writer, a queer photographer, a visual artist, a painter, a glass artist/sculptor and a composer/sound artist — as they paddle into the Arctic Circle through the Yukon and Northwest Territories in the Peel River Watershed. The Peel is the last intact watershed left in North America, and an ongoing legal battle has been fighting to keep the region protected despite mounting pressure to open it to mining claims. Follow their journey as they attempt to create artwork in the true wilderness of Canada's high north. Battling the elements and the frustration of creating in such challenging conditions, see the beauty of place and people through the artists’ eyes. Their journey opens discussions on nationality, resource extraction and respect for the traditional territory of the First Nations. Set in an awe-inspiring landscape the world is in peril of losing, The Peel Project is a story of art, adventure and Canadian identity.

 

Youth Photo Contest

Enter for a chance to win a prize! Winner will be announced at the youth film night. Photo must be taken in a Metro Vancouver Regional Park.

Photo must be minimum 2 MB.

Entry closes Tuesday, Nov 13

 Send us your photo

Note: Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve and Matsqui Trail Regional Park are not eligible locations for this contest.


Stewardship & Volunteering

Interested in volunteering for habitat restoration, nature education, events and other projects? Click here for more info.

program

6:00 pm CARTEMS DONUTS/ MEET & GREET / WELCOME
​7:00 pm FILM SCREENING
8:00 pm

PANEL DISCUSSION & DOOR PRIZES

Panelists:

  • Calder Chevrie, film director

    Calder Chevrie
    Calder is a filmmaker, outdoor educator and wilderness guide. Currently completing his M.Ed. in Nature-Based & Place-Conscious Practices and a GDE in Indigenous Education, he is the founding-director of The Canadian Wilderness Artist Residency and Team Leader with Ayas Men Men Child & Family Services with the Squamish Nation. Calder is an advocate for youth access to nature and exploration of the creative process through remote wilderness travel.


  • Miranda Andersen, environmental advocate

    Miranda Andersen
    Miranda is a filmmaker, speaker, and blogger with a passion for environmental sustainability. Her path to environmental advocacy began with volunteer work in her community and grew into an educational website called Enufsaid.ca which features her own films and lesson plans to inspire youth to engage and connect with the natural world.


  • Robyn Worcester, scientist

    Robyn Worcester
    Robyn is professional biologist working for Metro Vancouver Regional Parks. She has over 15 years’ experience working in the environmental field within government and non-profit organizations. Born and raised in Vancouver, she is passionate about urban ecology, protected area management and connecting people with nature.


  • Moderator:

  • Brian Titaro, Stewardship Technician, Metro Vancouver Regional Parks

    Brian Titaro
    Brian grew up in southern Ontario and spent his youth canoe tripping through northern waters. After graduating university, he made the trek west and has since worked in the natural resource management of parks and protected areas. Happiest outside, you can find him on a trail, a snowy peak, or in the ocean.