International Reel Paddling Film Festival Coming to West Virginia's ACE Adventure Resort

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ACE Adventure Resort presents the 3rd annual Reel Paddling Film Festival World Tour at ACE in Oak Hill, WV on August 30th at 6pm.

West Virginia's ACE Adventure Resort presents the 3rd annual Reel Paddling Film Festival World Tour at ACE in Oak Hill, WV on August 30th at 6pm.

The Reel Paddling Film Festival World Tour is an international event presenting the world’s best whitewater, sea kayaking and canoeing action and lifestyle films of the year on screens in 75 cities across Canada, United States, and around the world.

With more than 30 paddling films short listed for the World Tour, including the eight festival category winners, audiences can expect to see hairy whitewater action, sea kayakers explore remote coastlines, monster kayak fishing, bug-infested canoe expeditions, international travel films, environmental documentaries and hilarious short films capturing the lighter side of the paddling life.

On this year’s World Tour you can expect to see these great films: Threshers Yak Style, where you’ll hook into a 125-pound thresher shark from a kayak; Source to Sea is expedition kayaker Ram Silwals’ story about fulfilling a dream—1,350 kilometres in 19 days from the high mountains of the Himalayas to the Bay of Bengal; the documentary 49 Megawatts takes a close look at the future of British Columbia's rivers and why the government is fast-tracking hydro projects under the name of "green power"; follow six Serbian Canadians in Canoeing to the Arctic as they descend the Hood River to the Arctic Sound; Source is an action-packed, epic global kayak adventure down the world’s greatest rivers, including the highest waterfall; Jon Bowermasters’ Birthplace of the Wind is a sea kayak journey to five volcanic Aleutian islands rising straight out of the sea; and Lockapalooza Rodeo, a clever claymation featurette made by 11-year-old Ben Doran. Plus, local hosts can choose to play any of the other 24 films on the World Tour.

A silent auction will be held the night of the Festival to benefit the West Virginia Rivers Coalition. For information on lodging and whitewater rafting specials, or to donate an item to the auction, please call 800-Surf-Wva or visit http://www.aceraft.com.

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