Free riding into town

After the successful introduction of the Bike Film Night feature series, curator and film pedlar Brett Cotter is thrilled to bring to Bay of Plenty cycling fans ‘The Moment’.

‘The Moment’ is a feature-length documentary that uncovers the origin of freeride mountain biking in British Columbia, Canada, and the rebellious group of backwoods adrenaline junkies that carved their paths in history.

“We’re passionate about all things bikes, and our feature series is aimed to whet our movie goers appetite for even more bike drama, more bike action, and off course more bike entertainment,” says Brett.

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Skiing is in our DNA: Laurentian museum honours snow sports pioneers

The Laurentian Ski Museum in St-Sauveur is proof that Quebecers have snow sports in their blood.

The museum honours remarkable champions and industry pioneers dating back more than 100 years. Its three rooms of exhibits tell snowy stories through vintage photos, racing memorabilia and artifacts such as wooden skis, bear-trap bindings and lace-up boots.

The Laurentian region is acknowledged to be the cradle of downhill skiing in North America because of its innovative lifts, early ski schools and all-inclusive resorts. There are modern-day scoops, too, among the lore found in sepia-toned documents. The museum recently has been researching the first rope tow in North America, long believed to be Alec Foster’s Folly in 1930s Shawbridge, Que. Startling new information indicates that a lift in Ste-Agathe may have been the first.

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South River Tourist Operators are finalists for tourism award

The Canadian Tourism Awards are extremely competitive and feature nominees from all Canadian provinces and territories.

This year, Northern Edge Algonquin, a nature retreat east of South River, Ontario is positioned to be the first ever winner of the brand new Brewster Travel Canada Adventure/Outdoors Award for Excellence in Tourism.

The Edge recognized with Ontario Tourism award for Excellence in Sustainable Tourism in 2010, is a Five Star TripAdvisor-rated company, one of only two Platinum-level Greenleaders in Canada.

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