Campbell River, Vancouver Island, British Columbia,

Latest Press Release from Wonders of The Wild
Wonders of the Wild
1452 Ironwood Mall,
Campbell River, B.C.
V9W 5T5
Ph: (250) 287-2374
Fx: (250) 287-2005

For immediate release: Wonders of the Wild Amateur Wildlife Film/Video Festival.
Date: Tue, 26 Sep 2000

Always looking for fun and innovative events and activities that honor wildlife and culture, this year, Wonders of the Wild has partnered with the Canadian International Annual Film Festival to bring Campbell River its 1st Annual Amateur Wildlife Film/Video Festival.

The wildlife category is the Best Natural Science’s Entry. Sean Junglas, Wonders of the Wild coordinator, says “This is an innovative and exciting project and is one that will interest both film and wildlife fans alike.” Winners in attendance will be honored with a trophy and a fabulous three-hour Eco-wilderness tour, where you can seek out black bears, enjoy viewing sea-lions, dolphins, eagles, and waterfowl, experience wild tidal-rapids and more. All tours are by Zodiac and are sponsored by
Painters Lodge.

Wonders of the Wild, now in their second season, is proving to be a huge success. Launched in 1999, this four-month celebration was an attempt to capitalize on the growing demand by visitors for ecotourism, educational and cultural activities. Each month has a new theme, and features on-going
activities and promotions. June will be a celebration of bears and land animals, and July is a celebration of eagles and birds of flight. August will be a celebration of whales and marine life, and September, a
celebration of salmon and coastal fish. Kevin Harrison, Assistant Director of CIAFF says that he “…is thrilled to partner with Wonders of the Wild for this new event as it further strengthens our bid to make the Canadian International Annual Film/Video Festival a permanent fixture in Campbell River.”

The 1999 Canadian International Annual Film/Video Festival was a big hit!
Hundreds of entries arrived from 13 different countries, and the venue for the Gala Awards was sold out with standing room only. Many venues throughout Campbell River will be showing award winning films for the entire week of October 2 ­ 7, 2000.

Please send in your entries and plan to attend the 31st Canadian International Amateur Film/Video Festival. For further information, please visit the CIAFF web site at You can also phone Wonders of the Wild at (250) 287-2374 for more information.

From left to right: Sean Poole, Multimedia intern; Kevin Harrison, Multimedia teacher and Assistant Director of CIAFF; Tricia Scavarda, Wonders of the Wild Assistant Coordinator, Rebecca Kaye and Conway Pauls Jr., multimedia interns.

For more information on Wonders of the Wild or the Passport 2000, which offers over $500.00 in savings on attractions, entertainment, adventure tours, retail, and more, please call us at 287-2374, or visit our website at

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