She Summits community festival features inspiring films and events with a female focus


Anna Taylor | Image from the She Summits Facebook page

Vancouver is one of those special cities in the world that is an adventure lover’s paradise. Surrounded by mountains, oceans, streams, and trails, there is no shortage of high-paced outdoor activities.

From April 5 – 7th in North Vancouver, a community festival is being hosted in town to inspire and empower adventurers through female-focused adventure films, sport clinics, and special events.

She Summits is for skiers, snowboarders, surfers, rock climbers, runners, paddleboarders, and athletes of all kind, with films and events featuring incredible women around the world.

The event will feature some amazing special guests including climbing legend, Lynn Hill, and Mathea Olin (one of the world’s best female surfers who’s only 16 years old).

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There are eight main events happening during the festival and tickets are still available for most (but selling quickly):

She Summits Social
Friday, April 5th from 5:00 to 10:00 PM

Hosted at The Hive Bouldering Centre, this event is a night that’s all about coming together in community – people of all genders, all sports, all skill levels to boulder, eat, drink, win give-aways & a enjoy the beats from a rad DJ! Expect to boulder with elite climbers and athletes from other sports, like Rocky Mountain racer Andreane Lanthier Nadeau (ALN) & more! (Open event for all)

Teen-Focused Panel Discussion
Friday April 5th from 6:00 – 7:30 PM

Enjoy a panel discussion, moderated by Arc’Teryx’ Jessica O’Dowd with panelists: Andreane Lanthier Nadea (ALN), Mathea Olin, Sanoa Olin & Andrew Funk. Expect hot topics on gender equality, the challenges between males and females in sport, and how to work together to create change. (Free event, but reservations required)

Ocean Education + Exploration
Saturday, April 6th from 12:00 – 3:00 PM

With your family, join Ocean Ambassadors, Bluhouse, Room 6 + Barnacle Babes in Deep Cove for a hands-on educational session about single-use plastics and their danger to our ocean. (Register here)

NSMBA Girls Dig Day
Sunday, April 7th from 9:00 – 12:00 PM

An opportunity for young females + their families to connect with female leaders in the Trail Building community. This female-focussed trail day is all about mentorship, learning, and fun! (Register today)

Boulders Basic Clinic
Sunday, April 7th from 9:00 – 11:00 AM

Join in on this bouldering basics clinic that will offer more than technique… it will connect you to a wonderful community of female climbers of all ages. $65 to join. (Purchase tickets now)

She Summits Essence + Equality
Sunday, April 7th from 2:00 – 4:30 PM

This program is full of inspiring films from award-winning filmmakers. Our stage will be graced by speakers Mathea Olin (16 year old Olympic hopeful) and Bryanna Bradley, who will be sharing stories from behind the camera. (Tickets)

She Summits Perspective + Perseverance
Sunday, April 7th from 7:00 – 9:30 PM

An evening program that will begin with a presentation from a legend in the world of climbing, Lynn Hill. Lynn was the first person in the world (person, not female) to free climb The Nose in Yosemite. Lynn will share stories that will inspire, empower and enthral. The event will also feature a number of short films by award-winning filmmakers that will move you to your core. (Tickets)

More information about the festival, ticket details, and FAQs are all available on the She Summits website.

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