The Paddling Film Festival kicks off its 2019 world tour with the Premiere on Tuesday February 5th, 2019.
The Complete Paddler is proud to host Rapid Media’s 14th annual Paddling Film Festival that showcases some of the best paddling films in the world. This international competition begins in Toronto, ON, hosted by The Complete Paddler, before beginning its year-long tour across the globe and screening to over 30,000 outdoor enthusiasts and their families. The festival recognizes the best paddling films in a series of categories like best whitewater kayaking film, best canoeing film, best fishing film etc. It aims to inspire more people to explore rivers, lakes and oceans, push physical and emotional extremes, embrace the lifestyle and appreciate the heritage of the wild places we paddle.
On Tuesday, February, 5th, 2019 The Complete Paddler will be hosting the Premiere of the Paddling Film Festival at The Royal Theatre, 608 College Street Toronto, Ontario M6G 1B4. Doors will open at 6:30 PM for a 7:00 PM start. One hundred percent of the night’s proceeds will be going directly to Project Canoe, a Toronto-based youth charity program which aims to foster a transformative environment for young people using the outdoors as a primary medium. Project Canoe will be present at the event to promote and educate patrons on the long-running program.
The Complete Paddler and others will be donating a number of door prizes to be won as well as “Hot Ticket” prizes. Everyone who attends will be entered into the draw for the Door Prizes and Hot Tickets will be sold separately for $2.00/ea or $5.00 for 3.
Tickets: $14/Advance or $17/door plus tax. Advance tickets can be purchased at The Complete Paddler in person, over the phone 416 255 6905 or online. Your tickets will be waiting for you at the door if you purchase over the phone or online.
Advanced tickets will be available until 1pm Tuesday February 5th.
Location: The Royal Theatre, 608 College Street. Toronto, Ontario M6G 1B4
Time: Doors open at 6:30pm and the show starts at 7pm. It will run until 10pm
Our Falling Canadian Dollar and The End of Royalex!
American paddle sport products will increase in price this year across Canada due to our falling Canadian dollar. This is good and bad news. While nobody likes to see price increases, it will strengthen our Canadian paddle sports manufacturers and stop these businesses from closing their doors (something that's happened more than a few times in the last two years). This lower Canadian dollar will benefit Canadians in the long run by providing a better Canadian selection at reasonable prices. American products will see price increases of as much as 15% this year in Canada but Canadian manufacturers will only have very small increases, so we hope to bring you more Canadian products (see below) this year, not only to support Canadian manufactures but to keep the cost of paddle sport goods more stable.
All Royalex canoe manufacturers have seen price increases in the last six months; this translates into a more expensive Royalex canoe no matter what canoe company you look at. This is due to the manufacture of Royalex (the best canoe material made for rivers, durable and light): Royalex will cease production in April 2014. This has already caused a shortage in the material. Royalex sheets that canoe manufacturers use to make these canoes have a short shelf life before they are molded into canoes, so we expect to run out of this type of canoe between spring and fall this year depending on the demand. This is very sad news for river trippers, whitewater canoeists and anyone looking for a very durable canoe that does not have the weight of plastic, which can be up to 20lbs heavier! Right now, we don't see a replacement material in the near future that can measure up to all the great qualities of Royalex. So don't wait if you're looking to get a Royalex canoe!
Here is a sample of a new and exciting Canadian Canoe line that will be hitting our shelves in the spring!
Northern Canoe’s Prospector 16 in Kevlar.
-Our Boat Show Sale Continues! Join our Facebook event to win! See previous blog below.
-Don’t forget the Reel Paddling Film Festival Premier is coming up! We have some big door prizes again this year. Watch our event page!
-More pool dates will be up for March soon, see our event page.