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And the 2017 BIAFF Festival Prize goes to…

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At this year’s event, the festival favourite was chosen by audience ballot. We had incredible participation – over 80% of the audience voted! The response reflected the diversity of the films as the votes were fairly evenly distributed, however, two presentations emerged as front runners, both Michelle Catherine Nelson’s film “Eat the World Green” and Kimberley McMullen’s “Ultra Bowen”.

And the winner by ONE vote is: Kim McMullen for “Ultra Bowen”!

Her combination talk and film had the audience in stitches as she regaled her tales of Bowen Island as her training ground for her upcoming Ultramarathon race.

Congrats, Kim! We will all be cheering you on as you continue to hit the trails for your big day.

Audience to vote for their favourite for festival prize

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The audience at the 2017 Bowen Island Adventure Film Festival will be voting for their favourite to win this year’s Festival Prize! Come watch the show and choose which presentation best embodies the spirit of adventure and celebrates the extraordinary nature of Bowen Island.

The Festival Prize is a beach “cruiser” bike donated by Bowen Island Brewing Company and Bowen Beer and Wine Cellar. The prize also includes a custom daypack designed and made on Bowen Island courtesy of IceTactical.

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It takes an island

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As we all know, no one is an island. The fact that we live on a small island means that it is important for us to come together and support each other. The focus of the BIAFF is to celebrate Bowen Island and we are proud to be supported by Bowen-based businesses. This year’s festival could not have happened without the generous support of our sponsors.

A huge thank you goes out to:

Who’s coming to the 2017 BIAFF?

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We had great fun sharing stories of adventure at the Vancouver Outdoor Adventure & Travel Show this past weekend. Thanks to our host Tourism Bowen Island, we got to chat with hundreds of people who stopped by to learn more about the abundance of outdoor fun on Bowen Island. 

At the show, we hosted a contest to give away two tickets to this year’s Bowen Island Adventure Film Festival taking place on May 27th at the Bowen Island Lodge and the winner is…

Maurizio Palazzo

Congratulations! Thank you to everyone who submitted your name for the draw. 

The BIAFF is back for 2017!

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We are delighted to announce that the Bowen Island Adventure Film Festival is on for 2017. This year’s event will be hosted at the Bowen Island Lodge on Saturday, May 27th. This full-day adventure-based festival will include film and speaker presentations, and in addition, we plan on having hands-on clinics and demos. More details to come.

The 2017 BIAFF is now accepting presentation submissions for this year’s festival.
For more information about submitting your presentation, please refer to the 2017BIAFF_SubmissionGuidelines.

We are excited to hear from you!
Baz & Kiley


Congratulations to the 2016 BIAFF festival winner

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Bob Turner has won the festival prize for his film, “Howe Sound – Vancouver’s Wild Neighbour” showcasing his kayaking adventure on the Howe Sound Sea to Sky Marine Trail.

The festival prize is awarded to the presentation that embodies the spirit of adventure and showcases the spectacular nature of Bowen Island and its surrounds. His film inspired many conversations with future adventurers who want to follow in his foot steps (and paddle strokes) and embark on a similar journey. As well, his film highlighted the need to raise awareness about protecting the precious resources of Howe Sound.

Thank you to Bob for bringing this film to the 2016 BIAFF!

Tickets are on sale now

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Twelve inspiring presentations will be showcased featuring tales of adventure by the people of Bowen Island.
Great door prizes available to be won from the Bowen Island Pub and Bowen Island Sea Kayaking.

Tickets are available in advance (online only) for $12. Tickets at the door will be $15.
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More presenters announced for BIAFF

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We are thrilled that the line up for the festival continues to build. Adam Taylor, fourth generation Bowen Islander, will be showcasing  scuba diving around the island; Bruce McTaggart will be talking about his surf ski adventures; Baz Cardinal, one of the founders of the BIAFF, will be sharing his video of slacklining on Bowen; and we will also be showing a short film from open water swimming coach, Peter Scott, featuring swimming with sea lions. Stay tuned for more announcements at