Film takes look at mighty waterway

A fascinating look at Canada’s massive Mackenzie River Basin, the short documentary Cold Amazon is being given a premiere showing March 20 at 7 p.m. at the Cowichan Estuary Nature Centre at 1845 Cowichan Bay Rd.

At 1.8 million square kilometres, covering three provinces and all three territories, the Mackenzie plays a significant environmental, economic and spiritual role that stretches far beyond its borders.

This film highlights the importance and vulnerability of the mighty watershed through the impassioned voices of those who rely on its health and work for its protection.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and a discussion and Q&A period will follow the film.

Suggested donation is $5.