Patagonia & Hobie Present the Film “Jumbo Wild”
Deep in the wilds of British Columbia lies a rugged valley – cherished alpine backcountry that deserves permanent protection. At the headwaters of the Columbia River, Jumbo Creek cascades out of deep snowpack, past crumbling glacial ice, wildflowers, and grizzly tracks. The Jumbo Valley has long been revered for its beauty, and to the Ktunaxa Nation, it is known as Qat’muk, home of the grizzly bear spirit. Part of an important international wildlife corridor, the Jumbo Valley is one of only two areas in North America where grizzly bears can freely roam between Canada and the U.S.
But, for nearly 25 years, local people – First Nations, conservationists, backcountry skiers and snowboarders – have fought a large-scale ski resort in Jumbo. As developers face environmental assessments, political roadblocks, and local outcry, many are asking: What more will it take to keep Jumbo wild for good?
Please join us, and our friends at Patagonia, on Saturday February 27th at Hobie Laguna Beach, for a viewing of the stunning hour-long documentary film by Sweetgrass Productions, “Jumbo Wild” that tells the true story of the decades-long battle over the future of British Columbia’s iconic Jumbo Valley and highlights the tension between the protection of wilderness and the backcountry experience and ever-increasing development interests in wild places. Though, the Jumbo Glacier isn’t in our own backyard, your voice is desperately needed to help stop unchecked and unwanted development in the Jumbo Valley and to honor the Ktunaxa Nation’s Qat’muk Declaration by creating permanent protection for the region’s cultural and ecological values.
Spread the word, and we will see you on the 27th.
EVENT DETAILS ::
Date :: Saturday February 27, 2016
Time :: 6:30pm – 8:30pm. This event is free of charge and open to the public. Snacks provided by Patagonia Provisions.
Location :: Hobie Laguna Beach / 294 Forest Ave / Laguna Beach CA 92651