Banff World Tour at Home!Posted by Whole Earth | 05.13.2020
Banff World Tour at Home!
One of the last large public gatherings in Austin before social distancing entered our vocabulary was the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour at the Paramount Theatre. Whole Earth hosted two sold out shows benefiting Texas State Parks. Soon thereafter, the World Tour came to a screeching halt due to Covid 19.
To help us through these uncharted times, the fine folks at the Banff Centre have put together a series Epic Films from the Great Indoors for our viewing pleasure. The films were shown at previous Banff Mountain Film Festivals in Alberta, Canada. Ranging in length from a few minutes to an hour, they highlight some of our favorite outdoor sports including rock climbing, cycling, kayaking, running, swimming, skiing, snowboarding and skijoring, and take us to breathtaking destinations around the world. The Banff Centre plans to add new films from time to time, so be sure to check back for updates.
The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is part of Whole Earth’s annual fundraising events for Texas State Parks. For the past eight years, Whole Earth customers have made donations large and small during April is Texas State Park Month. The funds raised by World combined with those of April is Texas Parks Month have added up to more than $238,000! The money has been used to support park visitor programs, park maintenance and more.
This year’s donation drive for Texas State Parks has been postponed. But we’re hoping that it may be possible to have it before the year is out. Stay tuned! In the meantime, kick back and enjoy adventure at home courtesy of the Banff Centre.