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Keep Winter Cool

Blue Mountain | by Bayshore News Staff  

Blue Mountain Hosts Event for March Break.


Blue Mountain Hosts 9th Annual Keep Winter Cool

We haven’t seen many snowmen around this winter causing some of us at Blue Mountain to break out a snow dance.  However, the solution to climate change isn’t so simple and to help raise awareness about environmental sustainability Blue Mountain is hosting the 9th annual Keep Winter Cool event on March 15th, 2012 from 11:00am – 4:00pm.  Keep Winter Cool aims to raise awareness about the potential effects of climate change and encourages skiers and snowboarders to start taking steps to reduce their own environmental impact.

This year’s event aligns with March Break and features educational, fun programs for the whole family. Meet members of McMaster University’s Solar Car Project team with one of their solar racing cars; hang out with Animal Ambassadors from the Earth Rangers team; listen to your favourite tunes powered entirely by solar energy through the Collus Renewable Energy Trailer; test out your power on the bicycle and hand-crank generators with Elephant Thoughts; and write, paint or draw on our Keep Winter Cool art mural.  Representatives from the Environment Network, Bullfrog Power, Free Spirit Gardens, and the Town of Blue Mountains will also be on site so our guests can learn more about how to Keep Winter Cool!


New this year, Blue Mountain is pleased to announce that it is screening Sherpas Cinema’s highly acclaimed film All.I.Can.  The movie is the winner of the Best Feature-Length Mountain Film at the 2011 Banff Film Festival and is the first of its kind to integrate discussion on climate change and sustainability into a ski film. Shot on six continents over two years, the world’s best skiers deliver inspirational performances while ground-breaking cinematography expands our vision of the natural world.


In conjunction with the Keep Winter Cool event, the screening will take place on Thursday, March 15th at 8:00pm in the Weider Conference Room (Blue Mountain Inn).  Doors will open at 7:30pm.  Blue Mountain is also pleased to welcome special guest speaker Eric Novak, also known as Enviro Dad (, to MC this special event.  All.I.Can tickets are on sale for $10.00 at all Blue Mountain Guest Service desk locations.  The event will include free popcorn, a cash bar (with valid photo I.D.) and draws for a selection of great door prizes – including a 5x7™ Season Pass for 2012/2013.  All proceeds generated from the event will be donated to the Environment Network to provide funding for a variety of community environmental programs.



Keep Winter Cool Event and Activities

·         Thursday, March 15, 2012

·         11:00am – 4:00pm

·         Blue Mountain Village Events Plaza


All.I.Can Film Screening Fundraiser

·         Thursday, March 15, 2012

·         Doors open at 7:30pm; Screening from 8:00pm – 10:00pm

·         Weider Conference Room at the Blue Mountain Inn

·         Special Guest Speaker Eric Novak (

·         Tickets are on sale for $10.00 at all Blue Mountain Guest Service locations and the Environment Network office in Collingwood.  All proceeds will be donated to the Environment Network.



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