New West Doc Fest fundraiser coming up Sept. 28

On October 21 and 22, New Westminster will be the place to be for documentary film, with the launch of the first annual New West Doc Fest at Douglas College.

The event, organized by New Westminster Environmental Partners and the Green Ideas Network, will feature documentary films focusing on environmental issues, as well as student films from local film school, Pull Focus.

Featured films will include H2OilTappedBurning WaterThe Vanishing of the Bees, and65_red_roses – as well as Q&A’s with speakers such as Fin Donnelly, MP; John Gibeau from the Honeybee Centre; Nimisha Mukerji, the co-director of 65_red_roses; and Matt Horne from the Pembina Institute.

A fundraiser to help with the cost of running this festival is coming up on September 28th at The Heritage Grill (447 Columbia Street). Your $20 ticket entitles you to a choice of one glass house wine or draft beer. Plus choice of chicken, beef, veggie, or lamb burger with salad or fries; or a pasta option. There will also be a silent auction with amazing things donated by local businesses and individuals. Tickets are available at the door or you can buy them online here.  A very worthwhile fundraiser for a great cause.

For more information please visit the festival’s website at or check them out on Facebook.

Hope to see you at the fundraiser and at one (or more!) of the film screenings.

Information, schedules, summaries, and ticket info are available on the New West Doc Fest website.