Lakeland Canoe Club, with the support of Cumbria Canoeists and Kendal Mountain Festival, will be host to the world tour of the International Film Festival 2018 at the Brewery Arts Centre in Kendal.
The Paddling Film Festival is an international adventure film tour presenting the world’s best paddling films of the year in more than 120 cities and towns across Canada, United States, United Kingdom and around the world. The films include whitewater, sea kayaking, canoeing, SUP, action and lifestyle.
With 20 inspiring paddling films shortlisted for the World Tour, including the 10 festival category winners, audiences will see exciting whitewater action, sea kayakers exploring remote coastlines, canoe expeditions in northern Canada, international river travel films, motivating environmental documentaries and short films capturing the lighter side of paddling life.
Attracting paddlers and outdoor enthusiasts, audiences can expect a fun, social and entertaining event inspired by compelling films, for example:
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It was one of those evenings where I heard several people say “what a stunning venue” - so firstly a big thank you to Derwentwater Marina who kindly provided both this beautiful venue and the boats. Everyone seemed to enjoy the barbecue - not a frozen burger in sight, just quality meat and freshly baked bread from Thomasons and Brysons.
Racing Tiger Boats requires a quick start, so teamwork, coordination and some hard graft are essential. Various levels of all of these were achieved! As the evening went on the races became more and more competitive and enthusiastic with lots of happy cheering. 7 races were packed into a hectic 90 minutes of enthusiastic, non-stop racing.
In the end, there can only be one winner and this year there was a tight final between two teams, one from our own members and the other made up from odds and misfits who called themselves the Cumbria Regional Development Team. The misfits beat us by about a metre! It was a special pleasure to have the cup presented by Jim Wilson’s two young grandchildren, Emily and Daniel, who had in fact helped crew the winning team!
It was fantastic to see so many local paddlers and clubs coming together to have a great evening of fun on the water. We would like to say a big thank you to everybody from West Cumbria Canoe Club who helped on Wednesday evening to make it such a successful event and especially to Dave and Sue Williamson from Derwentwater Marina for hosting us all.
Peter Knowles and Alan Ashby for West Cumbria Canoe Club
Team Best time seconds
Cumbria RDT 70.5
Penrith P. 77.8
Penrith M. 78
The RDT have awarded grants to two young Penrith Polo Athletes, Katie Farley and Caitlin Fox, who will be representing Great Britain this year. Mike Sunderland the RDT Chairman commented: " Hopefully this contribution from the RDT can help these players who put so much personally and financially both into their own playing and to the sport locally and wider afield to be able to compete at this level. We congratulate them on their current success and wish them well for a great season representing their clubs and country."