As the opening credits rolled and the title screen to WAYPOINTS lit up E-Town hall, I turned and looked back up the theater and was astonished that we had sold out the venue. Over 200 people packed into the hall and enjoyed what was yet another excellent fly fishing masterpiece by Confluence Films. The energy was high and the amount of generosity of not only the attendees but also the sponsors was overwhelming. The evening has been described by others as "epic" and I think that is entirely fitting.
Now that the big night has come and gone we wanted to give a heartfelt THANKS to all those who participated in the evening, went on guide trips on Boulder Creek, came to the pre-party and helped get the word out.
A special shout-out goes to The Greenbacks for their help in organizing the event, and getting the volunteers rounded up to make the night go off without a hitch. It was certainly one to remember.
In case you weren't able to make it to the event we do have some WAYPOINTS dvd's in the shop available for purchase. Believe me, it would make a great stocking stuffer. Also, during the event The Greenbacks launched a new project called 1 of 750, which is being undertaken to save the last 750 known pure Greenback Cutthroat Trout that inhabit Bear Creek west of Colorado Springs. Give it a look and consider helping another great cause!
Through the ticket sales, raffle items, donations and guide trips proceeds you managed to raise more than $8000 for the Restore the Range fund! That's huge! The funds have been given to Colorado Trout Unlimited and now that nearly all of the roads into the canyons are open, assessments will start and project plans will be drawn up for areas that need the most help. Be on the lookout for more information after assessments are complete.
Once again a huge thank you from everyone at Front Range Anglers. The Greenbacks dubbed the evening "One night, One film, One Colorado" and that's exactly what we experienced.