MEC x POW Season Opener

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  • Date
    Saturday, 16 November, 2019
  • Time
    From 07:00 pm to 09:30 pm MST
  • Organizer
    MEC Calgary
  • Price
  • Address
    MEC Calgary Downtown
    830 10th Ave SW
    Calgary Downtown, AB

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


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 Calgary Downtown. 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. 

Before and after the show enjoy refreshments on us while you connect with like-minded people and community partners including Lake Louise Ski Resort and PlayCity App. While you take in the film hand your skis over to MEC staffers for a FREE wax! 

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. 


Please note: these details are subject to change

7:00 PM - Doors open & refreshments served! 

  • Mix + mingle
  • FREE Ski/board waxing (see more info below)
  • Welcome from MEC
  • 'Spearhead: Pushing the Boundaries of BC's Backcountry' screening
  • Intermission
  • 'Electric Greg' screening
  • POW presentation by Izzy Lynch and aspiring Olympian Hayley Daniels
  • Mix + mingle
  • Prize draws!

9:30 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:

Run Time - 16:56min

'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 affects 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 & Board Waxing

Get snow ready! Bring your skis (downhill or Nordic) or board for a free wax. Waxing will be done by MEC staff. The wax machine will be rolling all night! Most people will be able to take their gear home that evening. Any sets not completed that evening will be ready for pick up within three days. Waxing will be done on a first come first serve basis.  


We're going local! Grizzly Paw Brewing will be sampling their craft soda. Comfort food in the form of samosas and naan bread will be served from Veg-In YYC. #BuyLocalYYC


Get in-it to win it! Arc'teryx will be handing out rad enamel mugs to the first 200 attendees. Plus they are giving away a Arc'teryx ski suit value up to $1400 (details of this contest available at the event). Additionally there is a special New Member Contest - if you bring a non-MEC member who signs up for a membership during the event both you and your friend will be entered to win a $50 gift card each. Lake Louise will be giving away two Louise Cards.   


DJ Anput will be in the house spinning the vibes. Check out her work here


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


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