ElevateHER are doing a Film Screening featuring amazing women in the outdoors on Thursday, May 24 at the Watershed and it will be the kick-off event to Paddlefest. The event includes a meet and greet with female athletes and women in the outdoor industry at 7:30 p.m. with the screening starting at 8:30 p.m.

This year we have films that are featuring Margo Hayes, the first women to climb 5.15a, Mina Leslie-Wujastyk as she competes on the World Cup Bouldering circuit, a group of female SUPers chasing waves, Abby Holcombe, the 12 year old Junior Freestyler Kayaking Champ as she kayaks the Grand (this will be a presentation with still photos), and Caroline Gliech as she skiis big mountain lines.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children so bring the entire family! We will also have beer from Eddyline and Kombucha on sale.

All proceeds will benefit elevateHER’s summer programming. This year we have expanded to include girls from Salida and we have no spots available due to high demand. We will have 24 girls this summer. Our programming will include mountain biking, hiking, rafting, rock climbing, yoga and meditation, wellness workshops, and tipi ceremonies. We are also hiring 5 staff to accommodate the larger number of girls. We are also looking for sponsors. A $400 tax deductible donation will ensure 24 girls will have access to outdoor clothing and gear, leadership materials, nutritious meals and snacks, and wellness workshops.