On Earth Day, Tuesday, April 22 get on board the veggie bus and follow a group of snowboarders and surfers as they travel throughout British Columbia and Alberta on a mission to understand Canadian resource extraction projects. This film screening at the Gibsons Heritage Playhouse follows Beyond Boarding team members as they travel together on a trip 5,211 km across the province in an effort to showcase the destructive nature of the various industrial projects that are currently facing BC and First Nations communities.

Audiences will experience the adventure and beauty of the northern winter backcountry and the surf of the West Coast as the Beyond Boarding members enjoy their passion for the outdoors, identify the issues facing these environments, and engage with local communities to make change. [watch the trailer below]

A special showing of the trailer for This Living Salish Sea  a film in progress by Sunshine Coast filmmaker Sarama will also be shown. This new film reveals much of the unique life of the Salish Sea that is at risk as a result of the proposed increased tanker traffic to carry bitumen oil, liquid natural gas and coal through our West Coast waters. Members of the Beyond Boarding team along with Sarama will be in attendance to participate in an after-film discussion.

The Green Film Series is dedicated to using film as a tool for community engagement on environmental and sustainability issues and is produced by Rhizome Up! Media. The screening events are meant to foster the role of film as a catalyst for dialogue, networking and action. For more information or to reserve seats go to: www.greenfilms.ca

Doors open at 7 pm with the film starting at 7:30 pm. Admission is by donation. The Gibsons Heritage Playhouse is located at 662 North Road in Gibsons, BC.  More info at greenfilms.ca