Join us for five days full of festival goodness April 24 - 28, 2013. All screenings will take place at Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, Simon Fraser University, located at 149 West Hastings Street in Vancouver.
OPENING NIGHT EVENT: Screening and Gala
The highly anticipated opening night includes a film screening at SFU’s Goldcorp Centre for the Arts plus front of the line entry into the sought-after gala at the John Fluevog Flagship store in Gastown. Mingle with fellow changemakers, media, and PCFF board members while sipping on complimentary beverages from Barefoot Wine + Bubbly and Granville Island Brewing, and sampling trendy eco-friendly fare from our generous sponsors.
Screening: Kicking It
In the summer of 2006, while the football world’s attention was focused on Germany, thousands of players around the globe were training hard and competing to be part of another World Cup … The Homeless World Cup. It had been a wild idea by a Scot and an Austrian — to give homeless people a chance to change their lives through an international street soccer competition. Five years later, the annual Homeless World Cup had become an internationally recognized sports competition. 500 homeless players from 48 nations would ultimately be selected to represent their country in Cape Town, South Africa. Win or lose, for these players it would be the journey of a lifetime.
Narrated by Colin Farrell.
Cost: $75 (includes screening and gala ticket)
Screening at Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, Simon Fraser University, 149 West Hastings St. in Vancouver map.
Speaker PanelUncharted Play
Uncharted Play is a for-profit social enterprise dedicated to improving lives through play. Join us as we celebrate the Canadian launch their flagship product, the SOCCKET, an energy harnessing soccer ball that is transforming off the grid rural and developing areas. Vancouver's own Street Soccer League will also be in attendance.Erin Backer
Erin Backer is one of the flagship players in the Vancouver Street Soccer league. She first faced living on the street and addictions in high school. In 2010, she found street soccer, and used the sport and its community to transform her life. Erin represented Canada at the Homeless World Cup in Paris in 2011 as a key member of Canada's first women's National street soccer team. She is now paying-it-forward as a One-To-One Worker at the Boys and Girls Club of Vancouver, and dreams of becoming a counsellor. With her fire and determination, there is no question that she'll succeed.