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Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour Comes to Charlotte, NC on March 24th, 2010

The U.S. National Whitewater Center will be a stop on the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour.

Charlotte, NC, March 19, 2010 --( Hot on the heels of the largest, and one of the most prestigious, mountain festivals in the world, the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour has hit the road, with stops planned in about 285 communities and 30 countries across the globe.

This year’s tour features a collection of the most inspiring and thought-provoking action, environmental, and adventure mountain films. Traveling from remote landscapes and cultures to up close and personal with adrenaline-packed action sports, the 2009/2010 World Tour is an exhilarating and provocative exploration of the mountain world.

The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is produced by Mountain Culture at The Banff Centre, and features award-winning films and audience favorites from approximately 300 films entered in the annual festival in Banff.

Join the U.S. National Whitewater Center when the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour brings the spirit of outdoor adventure to Charlotte, NC at 7pm on March 24th, 2010. Redwood Creek winery will be providing free wine samples, and other food, wine, beer and refreshments will be available for purchase.

Films for the Banff Film Festival have been specially selected for the Whitewater Center and include:

- MedeoZ - Focus: multi-sport, humor

First Acent - Alone on the Wall - Focus: rock climbing, free solo climbing
Deep/Shinsetsu - Focus: powder skiing
Pick-up Sticks - Focus: environment
Take a Seat - Focus: human interest story, adventure, biking
Project Megawoosh - Focus: humor, spoof
Kranked: Revolve - Focus: mountain biking
Africa Revolutions Tour - Focus: white-water kayaking

Purchase a Banff ticket and receive $10 off a CoolSport ($29) or an AllSport ($49) Pass. (Pass must be purchased on the night of the event).

For tickets and information please visit

Media Contact Information:

For local information such as the films shown in a local program, name of a local venue, time of show, etc., please contact:

Name of Local Host: U.S. National Whitewater Center
Phone: 704-391-3900

For details about the Banff Mountain Film Festival and tour or The Banff Centre, please contact:

Jill Sawyer, Media & Communications Officer
The Banff Centre
phone: 403-762-6475 fax: 403-762-6158

The screenings of The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour in Canada and the USA are presented by National Geographic and The North Face; sponsored by Deuter, OR (Outdoor Research), Three Cups of Tea, Polartec, Parks Canada, and Primaloft; with support from MSR (Mountain Safety Research), Ski Fernie, Petzl, World Expeditions & Mountain Hardwear.

About the U.S. National Whitewater Center
The U.S. National Whitewater Center (USNWC) is a nonprofit outdoor recreation and adventure sports facility. Alongside mountain biking and running trails, a climbing center, mega zip line, and challenge course, the park’s unique feature is a multiple-channel, customized whitewater river for rafting and canoe/kayak enthusiasts of all abilities. The USNWC is only 15 minutes from Uptown Charlotte and provides nearly 400 acres of woodlands along the scenic Catawba River. Families, workout enthusiasts, casual observers and Olympic-caliber athletes share this world-class sports and training center. The USNWC is proud to be a U.S. Olympic Training Site.

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The U.S. National Whitewater Center
Macie Stratton

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