Pretty Faces, one of the first girls-only ski movies is set to play at the Fernie Arts Station on March 5 at 7 p.m. as a pre-event to the Women’s Day Goddess Rising event. Pretty Faces is the story of a skier girl. It’s a film that celebrates women who thrive in the snow and are committed to taking the path less travelled to accomplish their dreams. The concept for the film was originated by professional big mountain skier and SheJumps co-founder Lynsey Dyer with the objective of giving women and girls, young and old, a voice and source of inspiration through a unique look at what is possible when boundaries are broken, dreams captured and friendships cultivated.
In Dyer’s words, “I wanted to give young girls something positive to look up to…I wanted to give them their blizzard of ahhhs, ski movie or high life, but done in a way that also shows the elegance, grace, community and style that is unique to women in the mountains.”
The film is scheduled to appear at tour slopes around the U.S. and Canada during the 2015 winter. Tickets for the movie are available at The Arts Station, The Guide’s Hut, at the door and online at http://goddessrisingfernie.blogspot.ca/p/movie-screening.html
The movie is being screened to raise awareness of the Goddess Rising event and to engage the whole community, specifically the young girls and women. Revenue from ticket sales will go to helping the organizers keep the Women’s Day event free for all. It will also be put towards the Goddess Rising scholarship for young women. The movie screening has been made possible due to the very generous donation received from Resorts of the Canadian Rockies (RCR) summit fund.
Goddess Rising will take place at the Fernie Community Centre on Saturday, March 7 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with workshops hosted by naturopath Dr. Denoon, business woman Pamela Barnum, yoga instructor Heather Ivany, holistic nutritionist Krissi Hyland and many more. The highly successful pampering session from last year will return this year. There will be drop-in activities throughout the day, vision boards and community engagement with Coun. Ange Qualizza. Days for Girls, a local charity, will also be hosting their Sew-a-thon.
New to this year’s Goddess Rising event is the child-minding sessions, giving mothers with young children access to the event.
For more information about Goddess Rising or the movie screening, contact Rachel Cline at 250-946-6322, www.goddessrisingfernie.blogspot.ca/.com or http://www.facebook.com/pages/Goddess-Rising-Fernie