The Redside Foundation is a newly formed non-profit that celebrates the profession of commercial guiding in Idaho. They seek to serve all of Idaho’s seasonal guides through education, training and engagement. The foundation strives to provide confidential access to mental and physical healthcare and substance abuse counseling for guides in need all around the state of Idaho. On April 6th MK supported the Redside Foundation for a fundraiser in Moscow, Idaho. The fundraiser brought out supporters from all over the region to watch a great batch of films centered on rivers.
A local filmmaker kicked off the event with some footage of local creek boating in and around the Palouse. The film was a great highlight of little known boatable drainages within 100 miles of Moscow. The film was capped off by footage of the filmmaker doing a first descent of a 65’ waterfall run earlier this spring. The next two films were by Portland, Oregon’s EP Films. SPOIL and The Greatest Migration both told of western watersheds and the struggles they face to maintain their vibrancy. The evening’s final film was the premiere of WildWater by Forge Motion Pictures. WildWater uses incredible cinematography and interviews of world-class boaters to tell the story of rivers and why people are drawn to them. Footage from South America, Colorado and Idaho provided a visual masterpiece to end the evening. The fundraiser was a great success for the Redside Foundation and a great night of films for the Moscow boating community. At the end of the night the recently formed Redside Foundation gained some great support to continue their mission and carry on the great memories of river friendships. Thanks MK for all the support.