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Give back to winter

It's back! Join MEC x POW Canada for our annual Season Opener – an all-out celebration to welcome winter.

We’re excited to welcome you in-store for a show-stopping lineup of films, pro athlete panels, epic prizes, and drinks (by donation) from local brewery sponsors.

Everyone is welcome – we can’t wait to see you there!

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Event details

We’re hosting Season Opener events at four locations. Tickets are just $20 and all proceeds go to Protect Our Winters Canada.

MEC Vancouver
October 22
Doors: 7:30pm
Show starts: 8:30pm
111 2nd Ave East, Vancouver

MEC Montreal
October 25
Doors: 7:30pm
Show starts: 8:30pm
8989 de l'Acadie Boulevard, Montreal

MEC Toronto
October 29
Doors: 7:30pm
Show starts: 8:30pm
300 Queen Street West, Toronto

MEC Calgary
November 1
Doors: 7:30pm
Show starts: 8:30pm
830 – 10th Avenue SW, Calgary

More locations added below - scroll to bottom of the page for more info


23.4 Degrees

Film Synopsis: Journey with professional skier Anna Segal across the valleys, forests, boulder fields and summits of British Columbia, as she explores her affinity with seasonal change and the role it plays in connecting our modern lifestyle to the natural world.

The ephemeral (fleeting) seasons that punctuate our year come courtesy of the Earth’s elliptical orbit around the sun, and the tilt of its axis – 23.4 degrees. This poetically phrased short film explores the transformation of mountain landscapes and how humans are both internally and externally affected by these changes

Unlikely Duo

Film Synopsis: Tom Peiffer and Eric Carter are both world-class competitive skiers—but in completely opposite disciplines of skiing: Eric is a former US National Team skimo race athlete, and Tom is a former Freeride World Tour competitor. And yet, as they have progressed beyond competition in their respective disciplines, their paths have converged. As they set out together in search of rarely skied descents, they find strength in their differences, and come to understand that there’s more to a successful partnership in big terrain than meets the eye.

The Power of Positivity with our athlete panel

Want to become a climate advocate but don’t know where to start? We’ve mobilized our friends at POW Canada, Arc’teryx, pro mountain athletes, ambassadors, and outdoor industry professionals to lend their voice to a national movement for climate action. Together we’ll discuss climate advocacy, the power of positivity, the effects of climate change in the local mountains and snowpack, and the power of community in creating change.

Expect an hour of laughs, climate change chats, and stoke for all things snow

Epic prizes and silent auction

Your chance to win the latest ski and outdoor gear (if you’ve ever been to one of our events, you know our raffles are jam-packed).

Raffle prizes

Your event ticket automatically gets you entered into the raffle – and it’s pretty huge. We’ll have lots of gear giveaways, along with epic grand prizes per location. Prizes available:

  • MEC Label ski kit (jacket and pants)
  • YETI Tundra 45 Hard Cooler customized by The WKNDRS
  • Salomon Shift PRO 100 AT Ski Boots
  • Osprey packs
  • POW Canada swag kit (hoodie, t-shirt, hat)
  • and much more!

Want more chances to win? Additional raffle tickets are available for purchase at the event.

Silent auction package

We've teamed up with our friends at Arc'teryx to provide you with the ultimate winter kit, which will be up for silent auction at the event:

All proceeds from the raffle and silent auction will be donated to POW Canada, in their efforts to address climate change.

About POW Canada

Protect Our Winters Canada is a passionate community of outdoor enthusiasts, professional athletes, and industry brands uniting the outdoor community to address climate change. We believe our love of adventure in nature demands our participation in the fight to save and protect it.

Join POW Canada today and be a part of one of the world’s fastest-growing climate and environmental advocacy global alliances today.

You can also donate directly to POW and receive a tax receipt. However, donating through this link does not give you access to the event – it’s for donations above and beyond your ticket purchase.

More locations added

We wanted to bring the stoke to you - so we've added a few more locations to our tour. We’re excited to welcome you in-store to meet with your local POW Chapters, catch some ski films to get you stoked for winter, connect with your local community and win some epic prizing.

Date: Sunday, November 12

Doors: 7:30 pm

Click the link below for tickets: