The Alpine Club of Canada Toronto Section Hosts the Banff Mountain Film
Festival World Tour in Toronto, March 26-28

Toronto is one of 285 communities hosting the tour around the globe

TORONTO, March 22 /CNW/ - The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour returns to the Bloor Cinema March 26 to 28, 2010.

The critically-acclaimed international film event features a collection of the most inspiring and thought-provoking action, environmental, and adventure mountain films. Traveling from remote landscapes and cultures to up close and personal with adrenaline-packed action sports, the 2009/2010 World Tour is an exhilarating and provocative exploration of the mountain world.

Local tour host, the Alpine Club of Canada Toronto Section has selected a lineup that showcases award winning films and audience favourites from approximately 300 films entered in the annual festival in Banff. Toronto will feature films such as Hunlen, Committed 2: The Walk of Life, Azazel, Shining Spirit, and First Ascent: The Impossible Climb. "Each of the three nights will feature a unique program, highlighting the talents of the world's finest mountain filmmakers," said Toronto Section Chair Sandra Bowkun.

For more information including program information, previews and ticketing, visit Tickets cost $20 per night and are available at the following locations:

Mountain Equipment Co-op (400 King Street West, Toronto)

The Rock Oasis Inc. (27 Bathurst Street, Toronto)

The Bloor Cinema - show nights only (506 Bloor Street West, Toronto)

About the Alpine Club of Canada, Toronto Section

The Toronto Section is one of 18 regional sections that make up the Alpine Club of Canada, Canada's national climbing and mountaineering organization. Members climb rock cliffs, frozen waterfalls and mountains, ski backcountry, cross-country and downhill, hike and generally enjoy the more vertical aspects of nature. The Toronto Section operates a number of courses and activities to promote leadership development, and works to maintain good relationships with land owners and preserve climbing rights through Southern Ontario.

The Alpine Club of Canada has been a focal point for Canadian mountaineers since 1906. The club's affiliation with the Union Internationale des Associations d'Alpinisme (UIAA) allows members to connect with international climbing organizations and share information about world-wide climbing issues. For more information, visit

Sponsor Information

The screenings of The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour in Canada and the USA are presented by National Geographic and The North Face; sponsored by Deuter, OR (Outdoor Research), Three Cups of Tea, Polartec, Parks Canada, and Primaloft; with support from MSR (Mountain Safety Research), Ski Fernie, Petzl, World Expeditions & Mountain Hardwear.


For further information: For further information: Media Contact: Sandra Bowkun, Toronto Section Chair, Alpine Club of Canada, Phone: (647) 407-1526, Email:

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