We all have a choice: do we take what we’re given, or create something better? Stick to the flats, or take the steep trail? Follow the routine, or feel alive? Explore these questions and delight in the detour at the Arc’teryx Winter Film Tour, coming to Toronto’s Steam Whistle Biergärten on Sunday, January 28!
As part of Arc’teryx’s latest campaign, No Wasted Days, the Winter Film Tour will immerse viewers in six gripping journeys set in the mountains. With themes centered on human perseverance and natural reverence, each of the six films serves as a call to action to celebrate the value of an uncommon journey.
Plus, all ticket proceeds will benefit Arc’teryx’s community partner, Colour the Trails – a Black woman-owned business focused on improving access to outdoor activities for BIPoC adventurers. So not only will you leave the event feeling inspired, but you’ll be helping create opportunities for participation in outdoor recreation.
About the films
Toronto’s Winter Film Tour will premiere six films from athletes and Arc’teryx community partners across the globe, accompanied by other festivities throughout the evening.
- I Am, Because You Are – Follow the journey of six women of colour – each with varying levels of experience with backpacking or camping in the snow – as they push boundaries and obstacles on their first mountaineering trip.
- Continuum – After assembling a tent from 137 unrepairable jackets, six adventurers take the tent on a journey of its own, exploring the possibilities of circularity.
- Slides On The Mountain – Two Lil’wat Nation brothers set off to learn the skills needed to safely ski down British Columbia’s Ts’zil (Mount Currie), the gorgeous backdrop to life in Pemberton. Also explored is the mountain’s deep cultural history and its significance to Lil’wat youth.
- Aether 5 – This short visual story spotlights snowboarder Spencer O’Brien on a journey of self-discovery, as she blurs the lines between reality and the ethereal.
- Lexicon – Sometimes the most profound communication occurs when words aren’t needed at all. Join Tom Peiffer, Edgar Cheylus, Maude Besse, Stinius Skojskift, and more on a visit to Japan, where skiing serves as a catalyst for communication.
- Space Craft – In this ode to the ultimate explorers of our time, Sam Kuch draws parallels between skiing and space travel.