A Starting Point

a documentary film

Three friends embark on a gruelling winter trek to explore what it really means to be left out in the cold. Meanwhile, an ongoing conversation examines the community's challenges with homelessness and the affordable housing crisis.

A Starting Point is a feature film of the 2021 Grand River Film Festival. Free screening April 26 - May 8

This film is made possible through generous support from:


Waterloo Region Crossing is a not-for-profit endurance event company. 

We coordinate events wherein citizens challenge themselves in extraordinary circumstances 

to raise awareness about the most pressing issues facing our community.


We work at the grassroots level, engaging with our fellow citizens and local organizations 

to build community with a common goal: to empower each other through understanding, 

setting an example as leaders in social compassion and environmental stewardship. 


We build proof-of-concept events that can be expanded, replicated, and built upon 

to broaden our impact with each successive year.  


The Maple Flask is awarded to one trekker each year who demonstrates an exceptional level of care, empathy, and kindness to their fellow trekkers.
In memory of our fellow trek crew member Duff Becker 
2019 Winner - Rasha Salem
2020 Winner - Jim Goetz

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