Maiden film screening March 4th
Join the Vancouver Chapter of Room to Read Wednesday at 1900h March 4th at the Olympic Village Community Centre for the screening of Maiden, named best documentary 2019 by the National Board of Review. After the screening, JSCA member Theresa Riedl will share her stories of crewing aboard Maiden from Hawaii to Vancouver last summer.
Maiden is the story of the first ever all-female crew to enter the 1989 Whitbread Round the World Sailing Race. Skipper Tracey Edwards and her team faced obstacles on all fronts: her male counterparts thought females were not worthy competitors, the chauvinistic yachting press took bets on her failure and potential sponsors rejected her, fearing they would die at sea and generate bad publicity. Tracey and her incredible crew went on to prove that women were equal, shocking the sporting world and all those who deemed them unworthy of the high seas.
Maiden was refitted and set sail again in 2018 on a commemorative world tour to raise awareness and funds for girls’ education, and just like the famous race crew it has a team of all female sailors.
Tickets are $20.40 each and can be purchased here. Proceeds to benefit Room to Read’s Girls’ Education Program.