Event Date: Mar 7, 2019

Time: 6:00-9:30pm

Location: The Commons Lecture Hall (COM 201) UBC Okanagan - 3287 University Way, Kelowna, BC V1V 1V7

Join the Okanagan Basin Water Board as they kick off Canada Water Week festivities! The Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB)-Okanagan WaterWise and UBC Okanagan Institute for Biodiversity, Resilience and Ecosystem Services (BRAES) invite you to a special screening of “Beyond Climate,” followed by a special Q&A session featuring narrator DAVID SUZUKI, filmmaker IAN MAURO and film participant OBWB Exec. Dir. ANNA WARWICK SEARS. Click here for more information.

From burning forests and melting glaciers to acidic oceans, people across Canada's Pacific coast are living with the realities of climate change, and this film shows what's at stake if we fail to get BEYOND headlines and into the heart of the issues...

A timely, touching and hopeful documentary, Beyond Climatelooks at the collective wisdom and perspectives of Indigenous leaders, local communities, scientists, and policymakers. It connects the larger patterns of climate change with the human dimension, and what it looks like across B.C., from the top of the mountains to the orchards and hillsides of the Okanagan, to the depths of the oceans. The film shows that all Canadians are being impacted by, but also finding solutions to, climate change. 

More on our Q&A guests:

  • IAN MAURO is Principal of the Richardson College for the Environment, Co-director of the Prairie Climate Centre and filmmaker at the University of Winnipeg
  • DAVID SUZUKI is a world-renowned scientist, broadcaster, author, activist and co-founder of the David Suzuki Foundation
  • ANNA WARWICK SEARS is OBWB Executive Director and member of the International Joint Commission’s International Osoyoos Lake Board of Control 

Following the Q&A, you are invited to visit with local organizations that will have displays, showcasing the work they are doing to address climate change in the Okanagan and learn how you can also get involved.

Light refreshments will also be served.

Seating is limited and registration is required. DOORS OPEN AT 6 PM.

Find the trailer and more information about the documentary at www.BeyondClimate.ca.

For more information on this film screening and other Canada Water Week events, please visit www.OkWaterWise.ca.