Winter Premieres in Canada

Posted By: The Ski Channel on March 21, 2012 5:04 pm

Whistler Adaptive to host Canadian Premiere of “Winter”

Screening of The Ski Channel’s original feature length film to benefit adaptive sports

The Whistler Adaptive Sports Program will host The Ski Channel’s “Winter”
at screenings in both Vancouver, March 22 and Whistler, March 23. Featuring local athletes such as Rory
Bushfield, Sean Pettit and the late Sarah Burke, the film goes to the top of Mount Everest, Baffin Island,
Norway, Switzerland, Mammoth Mountain and Whistler Blackcomb.

“Whistler Adaptive is thrilled to partner with The Ski Channel on the Canadian Premiere of “Winter”,” said
Chelsey Walker, WASP Executive Director. “The audience will be exposed to incredible places all around
the world. It features wingsuit flying, paragliding, speedflying, climbing, hucking, adaptive athletes and of
course tons and tons of amazing skiing!”

“Winter” features songs from “The Sea Of Memories,” the new album from BUSH, and the films title
track, “The Sound Of Winter” has hit #1 on both the US alternative and rock charts. “(The Ski Channel)
sent me the trailer and I was very surprised,” says BUSH vocalist/guitarist Gavin Rossdale. “It was brilliant
footage of insane skiers, which I love to watch. We sent him the ‘Sound Of Winter’ – thought it could be a
perfect fit.”

The year-long project shot in nearly 100 locations around the world tells the stories of some of the world’s
most inspiring and accomplished athletes including: Olympic gold medalist, Ted Ligety; Women’s freeski
pioneer, Sarah Burke; world record holder, Simon Dumont and a plethora of the worlds’ best action and
mountain sport athletes.

The Vancouver Premiere will take place at 7pm, Fifth Avenue Cinemas, Vancouver, BC. The Whistler
Premieres will be screened at MY Millennium Place, 6:30 and 9pm. Ticket prices are $15 and available
at www.festivalcinemas.ca and www.artswhistler.com respectively. All proceeds will benefit Whistler
Adaptive Sports programming. “Winter will delight audiences young and old,” continued Chelsey Walker,
WASP Executive Director. “We wish to thank The Ski Channel for partnering on this great fundraiser and
bringing a last blast of “Winter” to Whistler and Vancouver.”

About Whistler Adaptive Sports Program

Whistler Adaptive Sports Program is a not-for-profit society that provides year-around, sports and
recreational programs for people of all ages with disabilities. We are a centre for learning, therapeutic
programs and sports excellence that has a local, regional, national and international clientele and we
encourage independence, self-confidence and self-motivation for all of our athletes and participants
through outdoor recreation.

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