Attend a free virtual screening of the documentary “Nature’s Invitation”, at the Waterloo Migration Film Festival, on December 15 at 12:30 pm.
The film follows new immigrants as they explore Canada’s national and provincial parks, as part of new outdoor wilderness programs developed by Parks Canada and Alberta Parks. It also shows new Canadians as they get involved in nature programs in the Albertan cities of Edmonton and Calgary. The goal of these initiatives is to help newcomers become educated about the wilderness available to them in Canada by taking away barriers that stop them from exploring. These barriers include the cost of transportation, accommodation, park fees, fear and lack of knowledge. Another aim of these programs is to encourage new immigrants to think about getting jobs with Canada’s national and provincial parks and to create future stewards of the land.
For more information and to watch the trailer, visit https://brandyyanchyk.com/natures-invitation .