FEAT, an evening of adventure sport-themed talks, has crossed continents and the Atlantic Ocean to land in Canada for the first time. The first FEAT Canada evening will take place as a part of the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival (VIMFF) Fall Speaker Series in mid-November.

The tickets are already selling fast, you can get them direct from the Centennial Theatre or you can get them online. The tickets are $15 in advance, $17 at the door. Click the image below to purchase tickets.

Fascinating Expedition & Adventure Talks (FEAT) was first held in South Africa a year ago. In this time there have been three FEAT events, presented in the cities of Johannesburg and Cape Town. Created by adventure racer Lisa de Speville, FEAT invites speakers from a range of adventure disciplines to talk on recent accomplishments and expeditions. It’s a fast-paced, slideshow-based presentation format where each speaker has only seven minutes to tell their story. Far removed from a formal speaking platform, FEAT is social and fun and the audience is encouraged to interact with speakers; ooohhhs, aaaahhhs and laughter colour the theatre.

Sean Verret, an adventure racer and life coach, is the organiser of FEAT Canada. “A year ago I received an email from Sean – just after the first FEAT here in South Africa – enquiring about a FEAT in Canada,” says de Speville. “Sean is putting FEAT Canada together and VIMFF’s Alan Formanek has really helped to make it happen by including FEAT as a part of their Fall Speaker Series – such a wonderful partnership.”

De Speville created FEAT as an evening that she wanted to go to. “I’m delighted to see this incredible evening spread to its first country outside of South Africa. The Canadians are going to love it.”

FEAT Canada’s line-up of nine speakers includes Gary Robbins, Jen Olson, Kevin Vallely, Megan Rose, Nicki Rehn, Paul Gleeson, Philip McKernan, Scott Frandsen and Sebastian Salas. They’ll speak of adventurers and expeditions in the disciplines of rowing, cycling, mountain climbing, ultra-distance running, skiing and mountain biking.

“It’s fantastic to have so many great speakers from the lower mainland, Vancouver Island and Alberta,” says Verret, who has enthusiastically leapt into the adventure of presenting FEAT Canada. “We truly are lucky to put together a line up rich in record holders, adventurers and motivators. The night will be a magical and inspirational.”

FEAT Canada will be held on Tuesday, 15 November 2011 at The Centennial Theatre in Lonsdale, North Vancouver, British Columbia. Tickets are $15 and they can be booked by contacting (604) 984-4484.

FEAT Canada is made possible by the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival (VIMFF) and sponsors, JibRentals and Icebreaker.

You’ll find FEAT Canada on the web at www.featcanada.ca. There’s the speaker line up as well as links to videos of talks from the FEAT South Africa events. FEAT is also on Twitter (@FEATCanada) and Facebook (FEATSA).

CONTACT: Sean Verret, sean@featcanada.ca, 604-365-7326

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