McConkey documentary comes to Nelson

The film is a heartfelt examination of the legacy one athlete left to the progression of his sports.

McConkey — a feature-length documentary about Vancouver extreme skier Shane McConkey who died in a base jumping accident in 2009 — has its Nelson premiere on Monday, November 4 at 7:30 p.m. at the Civic Theatre.

The film is a heartfelt examination of the legacy one athlete left to the progression of his sports, and the path he paved to conquer his dreams. Revered as a pioneer of freeskiing and ski-base jumping, McConkey’s talent and ability to use his trademark irreverent humour he inspired countless lives.

In a film from Red Bull Media House in association with Matchstick Productions, McConkey celebrates the life of one of the world’s ultimate innovators. Proceeds from the film will go to a trust set up for the McConkey family.

Tickets are $15 each or $25 for a pair, available in advance at Gericks Cycle and Village Ski Hut.