Chasing a Trace follows biologist Mirjam Barrueto into the alpine of the Columbia Mountains as she searches for signs of the wily wolverine. A tenacious scientist and an endurance athlete, Barrueto is the perfect person to track the wide-ranging mammals. Award-winning filmmaker Leanne Allison takes you deep into British Columbia’s mountains and into the world of a federally listed Species of Concern.
Join Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative (Y2Y) and Wildsight for a screening of the 20-minute film in your community, followed by a presentation highlighting wolverine research happening in the region directly from biologists involved in Wolverine Watch—a collaborative venture that collects community science to better understand the needs of this strong, solitary wild animal.
This community event will share what it takes to research these notoriously tough animals in BC’s mountains and what we stand to gain by doing so. Wolverines can be difficult to study due to their extraordinary shyness and wide-ranging behaviour, but are key indicators of how our mountain ecosystems are doing.
Doors at 6:30 pm, film at 7 pm
November 5: Rossland @ Rossland Miner’s Hall
November 6: Castlegar @ The Castle Theatre
November 12: Nakusp @ The Bonnington Arts Centre
November 13: Silverton @ Silverton Memorial Hall
November 15: Golden @ The Centre for Peace, St. Andrew’s United Church
November 18: Creston @ Rotacrest Hall
November 19: Kaslo @ The Langham Theatre
November 20: Fernie @ Senior Citizens Drop-In Centre
November 21: Cranbrook @ The College of the Rockies Lecture Theatre, Room 250 (NOTE: Tickets by donation at door)
November 22: Kimberley @ Centre 64
November 28: Revelstoke @ The Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre
December 4: Invermere @ David Thompson Secondary School Theatre
December 6: Nelson @ The Capitol Theatre (in partnership with Pow Gals and the Second Hand Stoke festival). Tickets for Nelson available here.
Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door.