We in the film community like a challenge! And we know we can all contribute to a healthy environment and community.
The 2021 REEL Earth Day Challenge is a fundraiser competition to raise money for the environment and enhance the local community. With venues ranging from pristine wilderness to immaculate heritage homes only a short distance from the city centre, Metro Vancouver Regional Parks has some of the Lower Mainland’s premier filming and production locations.
Filming in Regional Parks is one way to connect with nature. Members of the BC Film industry also live near our parks, hike the trails, and bring their families to community events. Every year the parks welcome 12 million visitors. This easy access to nature in an urban setting is unique and improves our quality of life.
Your donations during this REEL Earth Day Challenge will go directly to Pacific Parklands Foundation and be put towards on-the-ground projects in Metro Vancouver Regional Parks that protect biodiversity and help fight climate change.
The REEL Earth Day Challenge team acknowledges that in the Metro Vancouver region where we live, work, and learn, we are on the shared territories of many Indigenous peoples, including 10 local First Nations: q́ićəý (Katzie), q́ʷɑ:ńƛ̓ənń (Kwantlen), kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem), máthxwi (Matsqui), xʷməθkʷəýəm (Musqueam), qiqéyt (Qayqayt), se’mya’me (Semiahmoo), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), scəẃaθən məsteyəxʷ (Tsawwassen), and sə́lílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh). We respect the diverse and distinct histories, languages, and cultures of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit, which collectively enrich our lives and the region.
The REEL Earth Day Challenge is organized by CreativeBC's Reel Green™ initiative to benefit Metro Vancouver Regional Parks Foundation, an independent registered charity that supports Metro Vancouver Regional Parks. MVRP Foundation is previously known as Pacific Parklands Foundation. New name. Same Charity. Same great work. Canadian Registered Charity # 889353017 RR 0001.