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Film festival on canoeing arrives in Wiscasset

Posted March 26, 2013, at 11:26 a.m.

 The Northern Forest Canoe Trail (NFCT) continues its sponsorship of Rapid Media’s Reel Paddling Film Festival World Tour 2013 in the region with an event in Wiscasset with Chewonki Foundation on April  5, in Wiscasset.

The film festival showcases the best paddling films from around the world. Proceeds from the event support the Northern Forest Canoe Trail and Chewonki. This showing is one of nine screenings of the film festival that NFCT is hosting throughout New York and New England.

This year, Lincoln Canoe & Kayak, maker of handcrafted canoes and kayaks in Freeport and a famous boat builder in New England, is partnering with NFCT to raffle a light-weight and versatile 2013 Chebeague kayak to be prized at the conclusion of this series of screenings. All attendees at the show will have an opportunity to enter a free raffle to win the boat.

The Reel Paddling Film Festival is in its eighth year and features award-winning films in 10 categories. The festival inspires people to explore rivers, lakes and oceans, push physical and emotional extremes, embrace the lifestyle and appreciate the heritage of wild places.

The April 5 screening starts at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. on the Chewonki campus. Tickets for this event can be purchased at the door or online in advance at http://bit.ly/WhrP6e.

The Northern Forest Canoe Trail is the longest paddling trail in the nation and runs from Old Forge, New York through Vermont, Québec, and New Hampshire to Fort Kent, Maine. In 2011 the Trail was named “Best Canoe Trail” by Outside Magazine and in 2012 the magazine named the Trail a “Best East Coast Adventure.”

To learn more about paddling the NFCT, to become a member, and to purchase a guidebook and maps, visit http://www.northernforestcanoetrail.org or call 802-496-2285.

Media Contact: Kevin Mack, Director of Partnerships and Marketing

Northern Forest Canoe Trail

802 535-5855Kevin@northernforestcanoetrail.org

 

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