AdventureConnect: Vancouver, BC – Blood Lions Film Screening

Sunday, October 30, 2016 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM (following the 12:30 film screening)

Toby's Pub & Grill
2733 Commercial Drive
Vancouver, BC V5N 4C5, Canada

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Members of the adventure travel community are invited to an AdventureConnect gathering after the Vancouver screening of the documentary film Blood Lions for an exclusive chance to meet the director of the film, Bruce Young.

Blood Lions follows acclaimed environmental journalist and safari operator Ian Michler and an American hunter who “buys” a lion then travels to South Africa. Their on-camera journey uncovers the realities of the multi-million-dollar predator breeding and canned lion hunting industries in South Africa.

Presented by SEEtheWILD and Intrepid Travel, the film’s Canadian premiere screening will take place at the Rio Theatre Vancouver 12:30 pm (doors open at 12 noon). Advanced tickets for the screening are available for purchase (ages 19+ and over). 50% of ticket sales support Youth For Lions.

The AdventureConnect gathering takes place after the screening at 3:00 pm in a reserved area upstairs at Toby’s Pub & Grill, just around the corner from the Rio Theatre. SEEtheWILD (Holidays for Humanity’s Wildlife Conservation advocacy channel) is hosting appetizers, and guests are invited to order off the bar’s happy hour menu which runs until 6:00 pm. Free registration is required.  Please feel free to invite your film screening guest(s), just have them register separately.

Whether you are a travel professional or a traveler, it is vital to become aware of the many practices in the film related to the canned lion hunting industry in order to make informed decisions when planning travel in South Africa. This film has already had a very positive impact in South Africa. It offers concrete steps to help stop these practices and be more alert to similar practices in other countries. Blood Lions has the support of ATTA president Shannon Stowell as well as many others in the travel industry.

As a part of the ATTA’s overarching mission to serve as the hub and facilitator for responsible, profitable adventure travel businesses, destinations and media, AdventureConnect events offer our vibrant communities a chance to connect, network and grow. These events are hosted locally in destinations or conferences where the adventure travel community naturally gathers. AdventureConnects range from casual networking to group outings to structured peer-to-peer or educational roundtables. Access the full AdventureConnect event calendar for events near you.





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