Friday, March 13, 2020
The health and wellness of our staff, volunteers and community is a core value of our organization and of vital importance as we continue to emphasize global adventures through local experiences. Because of these values and to protect those who planned to attend we have decided to cancel the Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival scheduled for April 3-5, 2020 at the Byham Theater.
While we are saddened to cancel such a well-loved event, having hosted it here in Pittsburgh for over 15 years, we are certain this move will help protect our community in line with state recommendations.
Venture Outdoors and the Cultural Trust will be in touch with everyone who has already purchased a ticket. You will have the option of a refund or transferring the ticket cost to a donation to Venture Outdoors. As many of you know, our work removes barriers and provides access to outdoor experiences for individuals of diverse backgrounds and abilities. This work will be even more important in the coming weeks as many of us practice social distancing, avoiding indoor entertainment.
Our team is working to develop an alternative event in the Fall of 2020 and will begin preparations for the return of Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival to Pittsburgh in 2021.
We greatly appreciate everyone’s understanding and we look forward to a successful and fun Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival in 2021.
Valerie Beichner, President & CEO