Catch a starlit viewing of 'Into the Wild' at Heritage Park this weekend

Sep 9 2019, 10:46 am

A new event at Heritage Park is encouraging Calgarians to take a page out of Alexander Supertramp’s book by heading out into nature this weekend.

Cycle Cinema YYC, an event hosted by Mount Royal University student Briana Hamilton and her team at Happiest Outside, will feature a viewing of 2007’s Into the Wild on Friday, September 13.

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“Calgary has an amazing network of biking trails and walkways so we are encouraging others to grab their bike, hop on, and meet at Heritage Park for a movie under the stars,” Hamilton said in an email to Daily Hive.

The goal of the event is to raise funds for two local outdoor programs; the Allan Derbyshire Student Award and Two Wheel View, which will receive 100% of net proceeds.

The “doors” to the event open at 6:30 pm if you’re hoping to spend some time enjoying the sunset, with the show starting at 8:45 pm.

Food, drinks, and outdoor activities will also be available for anyone who arrives with time to spare before the movie begins.

The viewing is expected to be held rain or shine, as organizers have a massive outdoor tent as a failsafe.

Tickets for the viewing come in at $20 a head, which includes entry into Heritage Park, and doubles as a donation to the aforementioned outdoor programs.

Attendees are encouraged to bike to the event, both to promote an active outdoors lifestyle and to save the $3 in parking (though if you must drive for distance or accessibility reasons, you are still more than welcome to attend).

“Beyond having a night full of fun, our goal is to promote the Calgary community to get active outdoors using the amazing network of trails and pathways the city has to offer,” the event’s website reads.

It is also recommended to bring a light of some sort for the nighttime ride home, plenty of layers, your trusty bike lock, a blanket, and cash for food, drinks, and door prizes.

Tickets are currently available through EventBrite.

Cycle Cinema YYC 2019

When: Friday, September 13, 2019
Time: Gates open at 6:30 pm, movie begins at 8:45 pm, and ends at 11:15 pm
Where: Heritage Park
Tickets: $20, available online

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