THANK YOU, OTTAWA On March 15, I was under complete lockdown in Archidona, Ecuador. It was at the moment that I had a realization. That owning and operating any kind of event is likely [...]
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DAVID BRENNAN: AN ADVENTUROUS OUTSIDER This comedian’s unique perspective adds an extra layer of entertainment to OAFF. When Ottawa Adventure Film Festival Director Mike McKay decided to launch an online event during isolation, he [...]
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES IN UNCERTAIN TIMES Sharpening Risk Management Skills By Melanie Dahling The sun is out and Canadians want to be right there with it. After weeks of isolation, Ontario is taking cautious steps [...]
OAFF Filmmakers Keeping Busy in QuarantineHow some of OAFF’s past contributors are staying sane in uncertain times.By Melanie DahlingFilmmakers are used to living busy lives, especially the adventurous types that contribute to the stunning content [...]
GROUNDBREAKERS: Henna Taylor Debuts A Thousand Ways To Kiss The Ground Short film explores themes of grief and trauma in the climbing community. By Melanie Dahling As people are being called to stay inside [...]
BREATHTAKERS: For Andrew Szeto, Adventure Can Be an Inside Job A look at the mind behind the OAFF award statues By Melanie Dahling Andrew Szeto strikes a paddle pose in Kenauk Nature. [...]
BREATHTAKERS: Sarah Graham Makes Contact with the Forest Floor By Melanie Dahling The artist behind the OAFF award laurels on her favourite subject. An illustration from Sarah Graham's book, The Mushroom Kingdom [...]
CHANGEMAKERS: Jordan Kent on Outdoor Adventures Big & Small Jordan Kent has been teaching young people about the great outdoors for more than a decade. He is passionate about helping others develop a positive [...]
GROUNDBREAKERS: The Family that Boards Together. Ollie and Kai Lussier have been snowboarding since they could stand. When Marie-France Noël and Daryl Lussier had their first child, they agreed not to let parenthood slow [...]
Befriending the Great White North Michelle De Alva gets to know Canada through outdoor adventures. Michelle De Alva gets the hang of it at Chutes Coulonge. Arriving in a new Country is [...]