PADDLE (Paddle Against Diabetes Display Love for Earth)  will be hosting the Reel Paddling Film Festival on Sunday November 8 at the Elora Gorge Cinema from 1 – 4PM.

This is an International Film Festival  which has paddling films from all over the world and of all different types of paddling. This is a unique opportunity to witness the diversity of paddling adventures. We are thrilled to be able to present this opportunity to you.
There will be a food concession, door prizes and a tremendous Silent Auction.  Such items as dog sledding for 2 in Algonquin Park, Canoe Lessons, an Adventure Guide Gift Certificate, canoe paddles,  Salus  PFD and even a brand new canoe from Nova Craft (London) will be featured!
You can go to the Reel Paddling Film Festival website to view trailers.
A list of all movies and Silent Auction items is given below.
Tickets are available at Adventure Guide (Waterloo), The Elora Gorge Cinema, The Bookshelf (Guelph) and Nova Craft (London).
They may also be purchased online (reelpaddlingfilmfestival)
For more information contact Jack Frimeth at or (C) 519 212 3817.
Hope to see you there and Happy Paddling!!!!


PADDLE Fund Raiser




2015 RPFF World Tour Films – Elora Gorge Cinema (see

Reel Paddling Film Festival Intro 3:28min

Andørja World Record Expedition – 18:41min

This is a story about Joel Abrahamsson and his successful attempt to break the former world record for biggest fish ever caught from a kayak. In 2014, Joel caught a 1,200-pound Greenland shark, pulverizing the last documented record.

Director: Erik Lundin & Markus Wickelgren | Producer: Oskar Stenberg Website:

Bass on the Road 2- 9:47 min

Two bass anglers from the Southeast meet up with two kayak anglers in Florida to fish for exotic species and bucket-list fish. Mosquitos, rough terrain, heavy thunderstorms and oppressive heat make the fishing challenging. The anglers are also trying something new—fly fishing.

Director: Rob DeVore | Producer: Bob Bramblet | Website:

Caleb – 4:17 min

Caleb Brousseau lost the use of his legs in a snowboarding accident in 2007. While that would end many other people’s careers in action sports, for Caleb it was only the beginning. Caleb went on to become one of the best sit-skiers in the world, winning a medal at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games. In the summertime, this Terrace, British Columbia native descends from the mountain and hits the river with an inspiring attitude and solid class IV skills.

Director and Producer: Blair Lion | Website:

A Cross Canada Canoe Odyssey – 14:55 min

Join four women, two men and three canoes as they journey across Canada from
the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean. On their journey, they paddle, cycle, hike, and snowshoe. The group has to overcome grueling portages, clouds of mosquitoes, food shortages, persistent wind and waves, freighter traffic, poison ivy and having six independent people be interdependent, continuously for six months. The canoeists travel 7,600 kilometers beneath mountain peaks, across the Great Plains and through vast expanses of Boreal forest. A Cross Canada Canoe Odyssey was born out of a love of freshwater and was fueled by a lust for adventure.

Director: Stephanie Robertson, Nathalie Brunet | Producer: Cross Canada Canoe Odyssey Members: Nathalie Brunet, Abby Lewis, Ross Phillips, Shane Ringham, Stephanie Robertson and Whitney Vanderleest | Website:

DamNation – 51:19 min

This powerful film odyssey across America explores the sea change in our
national attitude from pride in big dams as engineering wonders to the
growing awareness that our own future is bound to the life and health of our
rivers. Dam removal has moved beyond the fictional Monkey Wrench Gang
to go mainstream. Where obsolete dams come down, rivers bound back to life. DamNation’s majestic cinematography and unexpected discoveries move through rivers and landscapes altered by dams, but also through a metamorphosis in values, from conquest of the natural world to knowing ourselves as part of nature.

Director: Ben Knight, Travis Rummel | Producer: Matt Stoecker, Travis Rummel Website:

Delta Dawn – 15:55 min

The Colorado River had not kissed the sea in almost two decades, until the spring of 2014 when an experimental pulse of water was released into this forgotten delta. A team of river runners followed the water to witness this unprecedented restoration effort, and attempted to be the only, and potentially the last, to float the Colorado River to the sea by paddleboard.

Director and Producer: Peter McBride | Website:

Facing Waves: Outriggers and SUP in Tahiti – 5:58 min

Explore Tahiti by paddleboard, both above and below the tropical waters of Moorea. Featuring ACA SUP instructor and trainer Jimmy Blakeney and the queen of SUP, Nikki Gregg.

Director: Kelsey Thompson | Producer: Ken Whiting | Website:

Facing Waves: Whitewater Mexico – 11:12 min

Take part in one of the world’s most extreme whitewater races, the Alsaseca River in Veracrus, Mexico, while exploring big waterfalls, lush rain forests and the world class whitewater the region offers.

Director: Kelsey Thompson | Producer: Ken Whiting | Website:

How Not To Steal A Kayak… 3:57 min

FTS Style is a group of professional amateur kayakers who bring paddling movies to another level. The goal of their game is to put a smile on your face. In this short, they offer a few examples of how not to steal a kayak.

Director: Sebastien Leger | Producer: FTS Style

Kayak Fishing Lake Guntersville – 3:06 min

Chad Hoover visits Alabama’s legendary Lake Guntersville, looking to hook up hogs with frogs in pursuit of the ultimate kayak bass fishing experience.

Director and Producer: Ken Whiting | Website:

Kayak Mario Bros – 5:25 min

Mario embarks on yet another adventure in order to save the princess, journeying across the land to the Kananaskis River in Alberta, Canada. Will he make it past the strange creatures, and through the long shuttles and difficult whitewater?

Director and Producer: Krista Hughes

Mackenzie River: Long Far & Wild – 20:28 min

Some years ago Spanish paddlers, Carlos Rodriguez and Carlos Ares, tackled a style of kayaking that was completely new to them. Drawn by the vast British Columbia wilderness, they sought out rivers to hone their ability to paddle long distances down whitewater rivers, carrying everything on board so they could spend weeks paddling and travel hundred of kilometers. Then they realized the possibility of going even further and for longer. They began to wonder about the biggest rivers, about the most remote and untamed arctic wilderness. Their target was obvious: the whole Mackenzie River by kayak.

Director: Carlos Rodriguez | Producer: Carlos Rodriguez (BICHO Prods) | Website:

Muskoka River – 8:57 min

Armed with a drone, several GoPros and a DSLR camera, one man follows the incredible Muskoka River X race. The race travels the Muskoka River system for a distance of 130 kilometers and must be completed unassisted in 24 hours.

Director and Producer: Andy Hansen – Pure Muskoka | Website:

Paddle to DC: A Quest for Clean Water – 7:57 min

In autumn 2014, National Geographic Adventurers of the Year and Minnesota wilderness guides Amy and Dave Freeman canoed and sailed 2,000 miles from Ely, Minnesota, to Washington, D.C., on a quest to save the Boundary Waters from the threat of sulfide ore mining. If built, these mines would leach sulfuric acid and heavy metals that would flow directly into our nation’s most cherished and iconic wilderness area for centuries into the future.

Director and Producer: Nate Ptacek | Website:

A Paddler’s Pilgrimage – 18:38 min

This documentary follows James Manke and James Roberts as they travel to Qaqortaq, Greenland, to experience and participate in the Greenland National Kayak Championships. The film explores the arctic origins of the kayak, the Greenlandic peoples’ most important traditional tool of survival, and why it is now celebrated as a means to preserve their heritage.

Director: David Hartman, James Roberts | Producer: James Roberts, James Manke Website: ,

River of Eden – 5:00 min

Join filmmaker Pete McBride on a journey into the Fijian Highlands to discover why the locals said no to easy money from resource extraction. Instead they turned to tourism to fund a conservation area that protects one of the most beautiful rivers on Earth.

Director and Producer: Peter McBride | Website:

Serene & Surreal: Healing Waters of Congaree Wilderness – 5:04 min

“Without having the wilderness so accessible, I know in fact that a lot of vets wouldn’t be here,” says Eric Guzman in Serene & Surreal: Healing Waters of the Congaree Wilderness, a new film from the National Park Service’s America’s Wilderness series. Guzman, who served as a machine gunner in the Marine Corps and as an Army combat engineer, co-narrates this beautiful and moving film that celebrates the redemptive powers of paddling with a PTSD therapy group. Join a transformative journey into the floodplain forest of Congaree National Park.

Director and Producer: Sarah Gulick | Website:

Stand Up Paddling with Jodelle Fitzwater – 4:25 min

Personal trainer, yoga instructor and obsessed standup paddle boarder, Jodelle Fitzwater, describes discovering SUP yoga from her hometown of Branson, Missouri.

Director: Kelsey Thompson | Producer: Ken Whiting | Website:

The Grand Canyon of the Stikine – 16:50 min

Shrouded in darkness and legend, the Grand Canyon of the Stikine River
is the Everest of whitewater. For over 30 years, its menacing difficulty has
lured expedition kayakers looking for the ultimate challenge. Once the river
casts its spell, a kayaker cannot stay away. Olaf Obsommer has collected
some of the best kayakers in the world for this descent of the Stikine. His team includes Sam Sutton, Gerd and younger brother Aniol Serrasolses and Jared Meehan.

Director and Producer: Olaf Obsommer | Website:

Top 10 Tips for Canoeing & Kayaking Safely – 3:00 min

With the influx of novice paddlers on all types of waterways comes an increased risk of injuries and deaths. Canoes, kayaks and standup paddleboards were responsible for 20 percent of all boating causalities last year (U.S. Coast Guard 2013 Recreational Boating Statistics). The ACA, with funding from the U.S. Coast Guard, partnered with Anzovin Studio to create this animated video with the goal of educating and empowering

paddlers to take responsibility for their personal safety on the water.

Director: ACA | Producer: U.S. Coast Guard

Tumwater Solitude – 5:30 min

The Wenatchee River’s Tumwater Canyon ranks as some of the biggest roadside whitewater anywhere. Unlike more remote water, the Tumwater stands brazenly, beckoning all challengers. This film follows 23-year-old Sam Grafton as he paddles this class V+ section by himself. The river is at its annual peak flow, a thundering 14,000 CFS. This is a personal moment between man and nature. This is Tumwater Solitude.

Director: Shane Wilder | Producer: Leah Hemberry | Website:

We Belong To It – 13:07 min

We Belong To It follows renowned traveler and British TV personality Ray Mears’ journey into the heart of Wabakimi Provincial Park in northern Ontario, Canada. The film explores the visual beauty of the Boreal forest landscape, and delves into Mears’ reflections on nature and his mastered skill set in bushcraft.

Director and Producer: Goh Iromoto | Website:

Wilderness Canoe Journey – Past, Present, Future – 3:36 min

Is there any hope for the future? People are paddling less and there’s a concern that we are no longer connected to nature. This new film from Kevin Callan shows a positive view; that there is hope.

Director and Producer: Kevin Callan | Website:


Item  Donour  Retail Value ($)  Minimum Bid ($)
 Eureka Copper Canyon 4 Person Tent Johnson Outdoors 230.00 80.00
Salus Yellow Eddy Flex PFD (XL-L) Salus Marine 110.00 50.00
Salus Blue Eddy Flex PFD (M-L) Salus Marine 110.00 50.00
The Canoe in Canadian Culture Makinaak Paddling 25.00 15.00
Adventure Guide Gift Certificate Adventure Guide 50.00 30.00
Grey Owl Paddle (57″) Grey Owl Paddles 65.00 30.00
Kayaking T-shirt (XL-Cream) 25.00 8.00
Kayaking T-shirt (XL-Blue) 25.00 8.00
Intro Whitewater canoe lesson Makinaak Paddling 125.00 50.00
Intro Flatwater canoe lesson Makinaak Paddling 125.00 50.00
Prospector 16′ SP3 (red) Nova Craft (on consignment to meet cost- must receive 1 minimum bid) 1200.00 850.00
Dog Sledding for 2 in Algonquin Park Choc Paw Expeditions 475.00 200.00
Portable Solar Charger JERON 65.00 20.00
Duffle Bag JERON 35.00 10.00
Framed Painting – Guardians of the Green Eleanor Parkess 300.00 75.00
Three days Complete outfitting for 2 in Killarney Prov. Park Killarney Outfitters 645.00 300.00
1 year Membership Canadian Canoe Museum 45.00 15.00
1 year Membership Canadian Canoe Museum 45.00 15.00
Three Sisters First Nations Posters Makinaak Paddling 25.00 $10.00
Night Stay at Wabikimi Lodge The Wabikimi Folk (Armstrong) $150.00 $50.00
Elora SkyRider Zipline (Single Ride) One Axe Pursuits (Elora) $30.00 $15.00
Hand Crafted Pine Coffee Table Muskoka Furniture $285.00 $75.00
Hand Crafted Two Canoe Paddle Wall Hanger Pack and Paddle Adventure Co. $40.00 $20.00
Gift Cerftificate for Whitewater Rescue Course or Magpie River Adventure Trip Boreal RiverRescue Company $200.00 $50.00
Canoeing the Mountain:Gifts from the Waters Phil Weir $25.00 $10.00
Assorted Items TBD Kevin Callan TBD TBD
Navy Hoodie VTR Uniforms $40.00 $10.00
Hand Painted Pillow Case Leanne Iravani $10.00 $4.00
Hand Painted Pillow Case Leanne Iravani $10.00 $4.00
8 x 10” Picture Frame Makinaak Paddling $12.00 $3.00
Golf Shirt Elwood Epps Sporting Goods $25.00 $8.00
Assorted PADDLE T-shirts Makinaak Paddling $10.00 (cost) $5.00
Got Land:Thank an Indian hoodies (assorted) Makinaak Paddling $40.00 (cost) $40.00
Got Land:Thank an Indian T-shirts (assorted) Makinaak Paddling $20.00 (cost) $20.00
Various Packages TBD Grand Experiences (Paris) TBD TDB



Adventure Guide

Boreal River Rescue Company

Canadian Canoe Museum

Choc Paw Expeditions

Eleanor Parkess

Elwood Epps Sporting Goods

Grand Experiences

Grey Owl Paddles


Johnson Outdoors Killarney Outfitters

Kevin Callan

Leanne Iravani

Makinaak Paddling

Muskoka Furniture

Nova Craft (on consignment to meet cost- must receive 1 minimum bid)

One Axe Pursuits (Elora)

Pack and Paddle Adventure Co.

Phil Weir

Rapid Media


The Wabikimi Folk (Armstrong)

VTR Uniforms


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