Protect Our Winters Canada Launch, Presented by Tourism Whistler 2018

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  • Date
    Saturday, 17 November, 2018
  • Time
    From 05:30 pm to 08:30 pm PST
  • Organizer
    MEC Vancouver
  • Price
  • Address
    MEC Vancouver
    130 West Broadway
    Vancouver, BC

protect our winters canada launch, presented by tourism whistler

Photo credit: Tourism Whistler / David McColm


This event is officially sold out and we are not able to accomodate any additional guests.  Thank you for your enthusiasm for the Protect Our Winters Launch, Presented by Tourism Whistler!


Join us to celebrate the launch of Protect our Winters Canada (POW Canada), hosted by founding partner MEC. The evening is presented by Tourism Whistler and will feature films and a panel led by a passionate team of professional athletes and industry professionals. Come to the event to learn about how POW is mobilizing the outdoor sports community against climate change. 

Tickets are $10, with all proceeds being donated to POW Canada. Tickets can also be purchased at the door if space is still available. Please note that tickets at the door will be cash only. Space is limited, so book your tickets early!

For tickets, please click on the REGISTER NOW button on the bottom of this page.

Get stoked for snacks, refreshments, prizes and more!


Please note: these details are subject to change

5:30 PM - Doors Open

  • Welcome from POW
  • Escape - MEC's mini documentary
  • The Curve of Time - A Salomon film
  • Panel Discussion led by a passionate team of professional athletes and industry professionals
  • Mix and Mingle

8:30 PM - Closing Down


Mike Douglas

Marie-France Roy

Greg Hill 

Chris Rubens 

Mark Abma

Kye Petersen

Joshau Dueck

Alexi Godbout

Reuben Krabbe

Meagann O'Brien 

Leanne Pelosi

Stan Rey

Tobin Seagel

Anna Segal

Nat Segal

Robin Van Gyn

Kim Vinet



All tickets include a door entry for some stellar prizes from our partners such as Burton, Corvus Snowboarding, Smartwool, Atlas Snowshoes, Scott, Clif Bar, and more! 

short film selection

Escape - MEC's mini Documentary

Listen to the voice inside you. It's telling you to go.

JaBig, a Montreal-based DJ, buys a bike on a whim and decides to attempt to beat the record for the longest continuous bike ride in a single country. What's more, he'll ride a single speed, fixed-gear bicycle and finish in the winter, approaching the Arctic Ocean by way of Canada's northernmost continental hamlet, Tyktoyaktuk in the Northwest Territories.

We pick up with him as he's closing in on his endpoint along a 188km-long ice road. In his final kilometres, he falls more times than he has in the previous 17,000km combined.

JaBig knows he is where he is meant to be, but the final hours will push him further than he ever imagined. The journey is bleak and beautiful at the same time, and JaBig's story will make you payse, asking yourself, "where would I go from here?"

Run time - 8 mins


The Curve of Time - A Salomon Film

At a time when the harsh realities of climate change are staring us in the face, Chris Rubens and Greg Hill contemplate how they can quench their thirst for adventure while being good stewards of the environment.

Run time - 27 mins 17 secs


Special thanks to founding partners: Burton, Salomon, Clif Bar, Patagonia, Origin, Switch Back Entertainment, Arc'teryx, and launch partner Apres Lager.




Protect Our Winters Canada Launch, Presented by Tourism Whistler is part of MEC Vancouver's annual Snowfest. For all information on our Snowfest activities, click here.

If you have any questions regarding these events contact Kaitlyn Rowsom, Outreach Coordinator at or Jordan Stebbings, Snowfest Coordinator at  Please note that tickets are sold out and we are not able to accomodate any additional guests.