MEC x POW Season Opener

  • Date
    Sunday, 10 November, 2019
  • Time
    From 07:30 pm to 10:00 pm EST
  • Organizer
    MEC Toronto
  • Price
  • Address
    MEC Toronto
    300 Queen St W
    Toronto, ON


Day of Registration is $10 and cash only

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 Toronto. 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.  


Please note: these details are subject to change

7:30 PM - Doors open

  • Mix + mingle
  • Welcome from MEC
  • 'Spearhead' Pushing the Boundaries of BC's Backcountry' screening
  • Intermission + Snacks
  • 'Electric Greg' screening
  • POW presentation
  • Mix + mingle + Prize draw for an Arc'teryx jacket, pants and a toque! 

10:00 PM - Event ends

*Everyone who attends the event will be entered into a prize draw to win an Arc'teryx jacket, pair of pants, and a toque. Take part in our "Bring a non-member contest" and you and your guest will received a SECOND ticket into the draw. Read below for full contest details.   

*Please note: this is an after hours event so the store will not be open after 6:00pm. We will re-open the doors for the event at 7:30pm. You must register in order to attend the event, we will be checking ID at the door when you arrive. 

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' film

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. 

Bring a non-member contest

Know someone who is not already a member of our awesome co-op?! Bring them along with you (make sure they register for the event ahead of time) and you will both recieve a second entry into the prize draw for a FREE Arc'teryx jacket, pants and a toque! In order to recieve your second ticket into the draw your non-member friend will need to sign up for a membership with the co-op during the event.

As a co-op, MEC sells exclusively to members. A lifetime membership is $5, the same since 1971. Find out more about what it means to be a member here

Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity!


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