Discounted Tickets for Banff Mountain Film Fest this Sunday!

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If you are a lover of the outdoors or a lover of outdoor documentary films – you don’t want to miss the Banff Mountain Film Festival which will be stopping in Pittsburgh this weekend.  Hosted by Venture Outdoors this is a great chance to check out the best in outdoor films and to support Venture Outdoors programming. Even if you don’t consider yourself an outdoor lover – I think you will enjoy these films – which include some spectacular cinematography. more

How John Norton sails The Point and the three rivers… and survives

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John Norton came to Pittsburgh from Australia in the early ‘80s, but it wasn’t until he moved Downtown in 2005 that he seriously began considering sailing the three rivers. As he explained at a lunchtime talk on June 28 at Bruno Works, being immersed in downtown life and exploring the river trails made him wonder why he couldn’t have a sailboat. After all, there were already kayaks on the rivers. Why couldn’t the experienced sailor have more

New Perk – StandUp Paddleboarding in Pittsburgh

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I’ve got just 6 days to raise the money for a seat on the inaugural Millennial Trains trip.  What has been most incredible is the response that I have received from the Pittsburgh community.  Thanks to all of our readers who have been sharing and supporting this project. As you can see I’ve got a ways to go to raise the rest of the $5000 for the trip. I’ve just added a new perk to the Millennial Trains Project fundraising page – A more

Paddle Without Pollution: Nominated for Canoe & Kayak Magazine’s ‘Paddle With Purpose’ award

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Local non-profit (and I heart PGH favorite!) Paddle Without Pollution is up for an award celebrating the best philanthropic effort involving paddlesports. You can vote for the best “Paddle With Purpose” contender, plus those in other categories, until this Sunday, June 30, by visiting the Canoe & Kayak Magazine awards page. The group was nominated by their fellow paddlers and peers and winners are honored at the annual ceremony, held this year more

Guide to Pittsburgh public pools: hours, cost, locations, rules

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All 18 Pittsburgh city pools are officially open for the summer, until September 2! Check the Citiparks website to make sure your local pool is open for the day. While none of the locations provide refreshments, guests are welcome to bring their own food and drinks (no alcohol). Don’t forget to check out the water carnivals, hosted by a different pool every few days in July. Basically an open pool party for the neighborhood, the carnivals more

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