what is it?
River Reels competition
Since 2009, we've been celebrating the best in paddlesports video content; paddleboarding, whitewater kayaking, canoeing, river surfing - you name it! We'll be hosting an online competition and an exciting live screening event, River Reels Rendezvous, in our Calgary store.
Thursday, Nov 16, 2023
river reels rendezvous
Our favourite part. We'll be hosting our in-person screening event, with all shortlisted entries, at our Calgary store location on November 16, 2023. Tickets are $20 at the door, $15 online in advance, or free if you've submitted a film entry. You can expect an evening packed with laughter, entertainment, refreshments, big raffle prizes, awards and more!
We'll be accepting submissions September 15, 2023 through until midnight October 31, 2023.
To submit your video, simply hit the link at the top of the page "submit my video" and fill out the submission form.
The River Reels Rendezvous live screening event will be happening at the AQ Outdoors Calgary store on November 16, doors open at 6:00 p.m. MT. For more details and to RSVP, click here.
We will be individually emailing the creators of shortlisted videos. If your entry has been shortlisted, you can expect to hear from us in the second week of November.
Yes. However, there will be a $15 fee per entry.
No. Please pick one category to submit your video in. If you would like to submit multiple entries in various different categories, you can do that. There will be a $15 fee per entry.
Absolutely not! We welcome (and encourage) anyone with any experience level to enter. We are truly looking for the most creative and entertaining entries, not necessarily the most polished.
Unfortunately, at this time, we are only accepting entries from Canadian citizens or residents.
Winners will be selected by the staff team at AQ Outdoors.
At AQ Outdoors, we're committed to preserving publically accessible and free flowing rivers in BC, AB, and beyond. That's why we'll be donating 100% of food & beverage profits and 5% of raffle sales from our screening event to BC Whitewater and Alberta Whitewater Association.