March 2022
Hope Mountain Centre hosts annual Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival Event

By March 1, 2022blog

The evening is the charity’s largest annual fundraising event.

Whether you’re into hiking, skiing, climbing, biking, or paddling, this event is for you! Hope Mountain Centre (HMC)’s annual fundraiser, the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival (VIMFF), is the perfect kick-off event to spring you into action being inspired by some of the best local and international mountain adventure films.

2022 is the 25th anniversary of this much-anticipated event. After a year’s hiatus due to the pandemic, Hope Mountain Centre is especially pumped to be jumping back into action, kicking off a great start to the year with this, their annual fundraiser.

HMC Executive Director Kristine Krynitzki explains, “as a non-profit charity devoted to outdoor education and recreation, fundraising events like VIMFF helps us to be able to keep our programs free whenever we can, or with incredibly low fees, so everyone can have the opportunity to enjoy safe, organized and fun experiences in the great outdoors.”

HMC is one of the key organizations in the region working to make the outdoors more accessible. They conduct outdoor skills development courses, trail building and maintenance, as well as wildlife and environmental education and conservation programs and initiatives.

This VIMFF event will be taking place on Wednesday, March 16 from 6-10 p.m. Tickets are $20, and can be purchased online on HMC’s website, or in person at the Blue Moose Coffee House in Hope.

“It’s a popular event each year drawing crowds from everywhere from Vancouver and Kamloops. It is in such high demand that we typically sell out the theatre’s 320 seats,” said Krynitzki. “We will be showing 9 different short films from all over the world that celebrate mountain culture in every aspect. There will be local outdoor retailers set up displaying their wares, great door prizes given away, and a fabulous selection of items up for bid at our silent auction – new this year!”

This event is made possible thanks to the generous support from sponsors Blue Moose Coffee House and Coquihalla Veterinary Clinic.

Draw prizes and silent auction items are thanks to the generous donations from the following businesses:

4WD Association of BC, Canyon Shell; Coquihalla Veterinary Services; Fraser Valley Door Doctor; Inspire Horesmanship; Hope Outdoors, Manning Park Resort; Mike Millar; Mountainview Brewing; Mt. Waddington’s Outdoors; Project Climbing Abbotsford; Tourism Hope, Cascades and Canyons; and Valhalla Pure Outfitters – Abbotsford.

If you can’t make the event but still want to donate to the great work Hope Mountain Centre accomplishes each year, the non-profit gladly accepts donations