Reel Paddling Film Fest was an amazing success. We showed over 3 hours of terrific paddling films and had an audience of 110 or so, at the University of the Fraser Valley here in Abbotsford.
We raised over $450 for Greg Mortenson's - Central Asia Institute...you've heard of "Three Cups of Tea", if not give it a read.
Central Asia Institute's mission is to promote and support community-based education, especially for girls, in remote regions of Afghanistan and Pakistan. The philosophy is to empower the local people through their own initiative. As of 2010, CAI has successfully established 145 schools in Pakistan and Afghanistan which provide (or have provided) education to over 64,000 students, with an emphasis on girls' education.
If you missed the Film Fest, we'll be back again in March 2011