MEC x POW Season Opener

  • Date
    Sunday, 17 November, 2019
  • Time
    From 06:00 pm to 09:00 pm EST
  • Organizer
    MEC Montreal
  • Price
    $10.00
  • Address
    MEC Montréal
    8989 Boulevard de l'Acadie
    Montréal, QC

Fat flakes, first tracks, frozen trails - get set for the good stuff. 

TUNES / CLIMATE CHANGE TALK / SKI FILMS / GIVEAWAYS / SURPRISES

Kick off the season with an after-hours social. We'll set the scene for good times - you bring the stoke for snow.

Join us for the MEC x POW Season Opener in-store at MEC Montréal. Together with Protect Our Winters Canada (POW Canada), we'll present feature films and get you stoked for the upcoming winter season. Come to the event to learn about how POW is mobilizing the outdoor sports community against climate change. 

 Space is limited, so book your tickets now! Tickets can also be purchased at the door if space is available (cash only).


 

Protect Our Winters Canada is a passionate community of enthusiasts, professional athletes and industry brands uniting the outdoor community to address climate change. POW believes that the love of adventure in nature, demands participation in the fight to save and protect it.

Tickets are $10, with all proceeds being donated to POW Canada. 


Schedule

Please note: these details are subject to change

6:00 PM - Doors open

  • Mix + mingle
  • Welcome from MEC
  • 'Spearhead: Pushing the Boundaries of BC's Backcountry' screening
  • Intermission
  • 'Electric Greg' screening
  • POW presentation
  • Mix + mingle

9:00 PM - Event ends


Short Film Selection

'Spearhead: Pushing the Boundaries of BC's Backcountry'

Nestled between Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains in British Columbia, the Spearhead Traverse is a classic winter route renowned for its incredible terrain. 'Spearhead: Pushing the Boundaries of BC's Backcountry' celebrates the history of the route, first skied in 1964, while asking how do we manage the impact on these spaces as they gain popularity. 

Directed by: Seth Gills | Produced by: Origin

Learn more about the Spearhead Huts Project: spearheadhuts.org

Run Time - 17 min

'Electric Greg - A carbon neutral quest to become a better adventurer'

Record-breaking mountain endurance athlete, Greg Hill, has never shied away from a goal. Through his time spent in the mountains he's seen the effects of climate change first-hand  and came to realize the way he was approaching the mountains was only making the problem worse. Two years ago he changed his approach and set out to climb 100 peaks without burning any fossil fuels. But the question is: will it make a difference?

Directed & Produced by: Anthony Bonello | Mike Douglas

          Run Time - 19min


Free Ski/Snowboard Waxing

Bring in your skis or snowboard for a free ski wax! We will have MEC ski techs on hand to get your skis and snowboards waxed and ready for the season. 

*Limited to one pair of skis/snowboard per person. 


Partners

Thank you to our partners for their support in bringing the stoke for snow:

 

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Questions? 

Questions about the event? Please contact our Regional Community Events Team at events.east@mec.ca