Mountain Film Fest returns to Hope

The Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival (VIMFF) will be featuring six films spanning mountain sports, culture and environment

The Vancouver International Film Fest (VIMFF) is returning to the Hope Cinema on Mar. 3 to raise funds for Hope Mountain Centre.

The Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival (VIMFF) is returning to the Hope Cinema on Thursday, Mar. 3.

Blue Moose Coffee House and Hope Mountain Centre are once again hosting the popular event, and moviegoers will be treated to the “best of the fest” spanning mountain sports, culture and environment.

At least six films from around the world will be featured.

The event raises money for Hope Mountain Centre, helping our non-profit society offer more free outdoor programs, maintain trails, and support conservation projects.

VIMFF typically sells out the Hope Cinema and the majority of the audience is local, so it’s great to see that level of support coming from the Hope community.

One of the things I enjoy most about VIMFF each year, is the way it brings Hope’s outdoor community together, celebrating our own style of mountain culture.

Local outdoor companies set up displays, donate door prizes, and have products on sale. There’s a festive atmosphere in the room, with 320 people laughing and conversing as they check out the vendors.

Raffle tickets are on sale again this year, and prizes will be announced at intermission including a weekend at Manning Park Resort, snowshoes, and a high-performance sleeping bag.

On behalf of Hope Mountain Centre, our board of directors, and our passionate team of volunteers I invite you to join in the fun at VIMFF!

Hope Cinema doors open at 6 p.m. and the films start at 7 p.m.

It’s best to buy tickets in advance at the Blue Moose, Pharmasave, or on line via www.hopemountain.org.

Just Posted

#MeToo at work: Employers play a role in fixing culture of harassment

B.C. workplaces are getting ahead of being the next MeToo debacle, calling on experts to train staff

Corruption no longer dogs Yale First Nation

A return to traditional governance helps to turn the tide

Emil Anderson earns multiple provincial contractor awards

Family-run companies with a long history in the FV were recognized for excellence in grading and community service

#MeToo at work: How reporting sexual harassment works – and how it doesn’t

British Columbians have four options to report harassment or assault, but none of them are easy

Chilliwack-Hope MP gives a pre-Christmas ribbing in rhyme in Parliament

Conservative Mark Strahl gets his poem in before Liberal Rodger Cuzner rises to do same

Homes in Hope sparkling for the holidays: Part 2

Hope photographer Ray Daws shares some festive sights

B.C. woman brain injured in crash as a baby gets $1.1 million in damages

Trial heard the woman was 16 months old, being carried by her mother when they were both hit

Court denies WestJet’s bid to toss out discrimination lawsuit of former worker

Mandalena Lewis is suing WestJet over allegations of gender-based discrimination

VIDEO: 3 months later, rescued sea lion released back into ocean

The young animal was found in Campbell River three months ago

Sagmoen neighbours recall alleged hammer attack

Woman was screaming outside Maple Ridge townhouse in 2013

UPDATED: Train collides with car in Maple Ridge

Mother and child both uninjured, track cleared at 11 a.m.

Accused B.C. drug smuggler to be extradited

Supreme Court of Canada upholds extradition order for accused Shuswap drug smuggler, Colin Martin

One convicted, two cleared in 2014 deaths of men in B.C.’s Cariboo

Andrew Jongbloets convicted of manslaughter in deaths of Matthew Hennigar, 23 and Kalvin Andy, 22

VIDEO: Pedestrian struck by vehicle caught on security camera

Incident points to danger on the roads not only in low light but also in bright sunshine

Most Read