Searchmont Resort and The Kiwanis Community Theatre Centre are Bringing Film to Life


The city of Sault Ste. Marie will be hosting the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour for the first time, which will open the communities eyes to a life-time’s worth of film and entertainment.


Searchmont Resort and the Kiwanis Community Theatre Centre are collaborating together to bring the community of Sault Ste. Marie the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour on January 18th, 2017 at the Kiwanis Community Theatre Centre (White Pines Collegiate and Vocational School) from 7:30 PM – 10:00pm.

The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour began with only 3 cities in Canada, but now brings mountain films to more then 500,000 enthusiasts worldwide, in over 40 countries, and the city of Sault Ste. Marie is now one of them.

We would like to invite the community to be involved in an event that brings art and film to life. Being able to watch, where few dare to go, The Soo will experience an adventure of a lifetime through short films. Join us in coming together to celebrate the spirit of adventure with the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour 2016-2017.

“We are excited to be hosting this renowned Film Festival with Searchmont Ski Association. These inspiring adventure, environmental and action films will have broad appeal here in Algoma”, Brian Wilson,  Kiwanis Community Theatre Centre.”

Sault Ste. Marie has never experienced a film festival as dynamic as BANFFs. We are fortunate to be surrounded by amazing outdoor enthusiasts in the area and couldn’t be more excited to celebrate our love of film and become part of the adventure with the BANFF Mountain Film Festival World Tour 2016-2017!

“Searchmont Resort believes in the value of art and film, and we are excited to showcase these exceptional films. We hope everyone comes out to experience this amazing event, and we look forward to this event growing for years to come” Colin Wilson, General Manager, Searchmont Ski Resort.”

About BANFF Mountain Film Festival World Tour

The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour was born from the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival which began more than 40 years ago. In 1976 in Banff, Alberta, a tight-knit group of climbers and outdoor enthusiasts conceived The Banff Festival of Mountaineering Films. This was one-day gathering that became the renowned international Festival it is today.

In 1986, The Banff Mountain Film Festival began an outreach program to bring the Festival to other communities. This became known as the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour. To get a feel for the experience yourself, visit: You can also check out last year’s 2015-2016 Banff World Tour Film Trailer’s here:

About Searchmont Resort

Searchmont Resort is a premiere ranked, regional training and recreation facility with high quality mountain terrain, amenities, events and entertainment. With scenic views, a 750 feet Vertical, over 100 amazing acres of natural, rolling terrain, and 18 trails.

With caring, knowledgeable staff and quality service, Searchmont Resort supports a healthy, active lifestyle by providing winter recreation for families, sports enthusiasts and competitive athletes of all ages. Visit our website at to learn more.

About The Kiwanis Community Theatre Centre

The Kiwanis Community Theatre Centre is a popular venue for events, concerts, dance troupes and live entertainment and can hold a total house capacity of 987 in the city of Sault Ste. Marie. The Theatre is connected to the White Pines Collegiate and Vocational School and is located on the south side of the building.

Since 1991 we have been lending the costumes/props to various theatre groups and non-profit organizations and have one of the largest costume/prop inventory in Ontario. With a state-of-the-art Acoustical Shell is available for Choral, Orchestral, and small musical presentations. Our system is truly one of a kind.  For more information please visit


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