'Losing Blue' film screening with Guardians of the Ice | Canmore, Alta. - Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative

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‘Losing Blue’ film screening with Guardians of the Ice | Canmore, Alta.

March 21 at 6:30 pm


Attend this free film screening in Canmore, Alberta on March 21 and learn about the impact of climate change on the color of glacial lakes.

In honor of the soon-to-be World Day for Glaciers, join Y2Y’s partner, the Canadian Committee for the UN International Year of Glaciers’ Preservation, Guardians of the Ice, and others on March 21 at artsPlace Canmore for a special screening of Losing Blue, a 17-minute cinematic poem by Leanne Allison about the impact of climate change on the color of glacial lakes.

The event will also feature:

  • The official launch of the new beer, Mount Andromeda, sixth in the Guardians of the Ice series produced by Banded Peak Brewing, presented by alpinists Jim Elzinga and Barry Blanchard;
  • A sneak peek of MELTDOWN, a photographic exhibition by Jim Elzinga and Roger Vernon (coming to the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies in 2025);
  • A Q&A opportunity with the speakers, including filmmaker Leanne Allison;
  • Raffle prizes courtesy of Patagonia Banff and Guardians of the Ice;
  • Post-presentation socialization and cheer!

Tickets are free, and the event will run from 7 to 9 p.m. MST (doors open at 6:30.)


More about the film ‘Losing Blue’

What does it mean to lose a color?

Losing Blue is a cinematic poem about losing the otherworldly blues of ancient mountain lakes, now fading due to climate change.

With stunning cinematography, this short doc immerses the viewer in the magnificence of these rare lakes, pulling us in to stand on their rocky shores, witness their power and understand what their loss would mean — both for ourselves and for the Earth.

Film length: 17 min. Produced by the National Film Board of Canada. Best Canadian Short Film Winner, Planet in Focus International Environmental Film Festival (2023).

More about Guardians of the Ice:

Guardians of the Ice is a social purpose organization focused on the rapidly-shrinking Columbia Icefield as a leading indicator of the worldwide climate crisis. Their purpose is to effectively engage the public to build support for a low-carbon future:

“Through film, still photography and writing, we link the emotional power of art with the cognitive clarity of science, as a way to communicate the urgent implications of what the scientists are uncovering in the Icefield. As our slogan Ice=Water=Life implies, water and water security are central to our mission.”

Y2Y is excited to be an official partner on the Canadian Committee for the United Nations’ International Year of Glaciers’ Preservation! Follow along in 2024 and 2025 as we celebrate the splendor of frozen landscapes. We’ll be sharing more opportunities like this to recognize the impacts of climate change on snow and ice and their implications for downstream water resources.

Event Location

artsPlace Canmore
950 8th Avenue
Canmore, Alberta
T1W 2T1