Swiss Guides in the Canadian Rockies – Beyond Adventure
Due to the heavy rain and flooding, and out of respect for those affected in Southern Alberta, the Consulate General of Switzerland in Vancouver has cancelled the Premiere Screening that was to be held in Banff this Sunday, June 23rd, 2013. The documentary Swiss Guides in the Canadian Rockies – Beyond Adventure will be screened at a later to be determined date.
About the Documentary
A major project of the LIKE+++MINDED celebration is the production of a documentary on the history and legacy of the Swiss Guides in the Canadian Rockies. The basis of the movie is the catalogue and touring exhibition “Swiss Guides – Shaping Mountain Culture in Western Canada”, curated by Dr. Ilona Shulman Spaar for the Consulate General of Switzerland in Vancouver. The documentary expands and enriches this material with insightful interviews and stunning mountain shots. Swiss and Canadian icons such as Rudi Gertsch, Ueli Steck and Rob Boyd make an appearance to talk about their connections to these early mountaineers. Local institutions like the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, Canadian Pacific Railways and The Banff Centre partnered up with the Swiss Consulate to support the project and to create a sustainable tribute to those pioneers. The film will premiere on Sunday, June 23rd and it will take place where the story of the guides began – in the Canadian Rockies. Ready for some mountain adventure and beyond? Have a glimpse at the trailer on YouTube: www.youtube.com/Swiss100Canada
Around 1900, the Canadian Rocky Mountains were merely viewed as an obstacle. Thanks to the ingenuity and passion of generations of Swiss Mountain Guides, this is no longer the case. The legendary Swiss Guides have conquered the highest peaks in daring first ascents, they have brought to Canada their mountaineering skills and expertise in mountain rescue and avalanche safety. They have instilled a mountain culture that has left a lasting legacy on the region. Swiss Guides in the Canadian Rockies – Beyond Adventure tells the story of these iconic pioneers whose contributions to Canadian mountain culture will never be forgotten.
About the Premiere
Sunday, June 23rd 2013, at 5.30 pm
Margaret Greenham Theatre @ The Banff Centre, Banff, AB
Admission is free for this community event
Presented by the Consulate General of Switzerland in Vancouver and with support from The Banff Centre