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‘Waterwalker’ Films

Paddle sports

Best films from Canada’s Waterwalker Film Festival will be making their first appearance in Spokane Friday, 7 p.m., at the Met.

The festival, named in honor of legendary canoeist Bill “Waterwalker” Mason, is similar to the popular Banff Festival of Mountain Films, except that it specializes in paddle sports.

Films tentatively scheduled for showing include adventure and comedy as follows:

“Royal Canadian Air Farce,” parody of Labatt’s Blue ads.

“The Wild Pacific Northwest,” sea kayaking expedition focusing on wildlife from Washington to the Queen Charlotte Islands.

“Blackfly,” humorous animated short on the North Country’s most feared critter.

“Moments In Passing,” canoe trips past in Temagami.

“Canoeing Is for Everyone,” inspiring look at canoeing for people with disabilities.

“Messing About In Boats,” paddlers manipulating canoes and kayaks through tricky situations.

“River Spirits,” adventure and lore weaved into film about paddling in the Purcell Range.

Tickets cost $8. Info: 325-9000.

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