I’m giving away 2 tickets to “Take a Seat, Bangor: A Night with Dominic Gill”

The headline says it all. My benevolent editors have given me a pair of tickets to the upcoming event “Take a Seat, Bangor: A Night with Dominic Gill” to give away on my blog. (I already have my own tickets!)

I wont make you jump through any hoops. To enter the drawing, all you have to do is leave a comment at the bottom of this post. (Say something enthusiastic, like “I want those tickets!!!” or tell me a cool wildlife fact. It doesn’t matter.) I’ll announce the winner first thing tomorrow morning.

If you don’t know anything about this exciting event, here’s the rundown:

Courtesy of Dominic Gill

Courtesy of Dominic Gill

Dominic Gill, a 31-year-old British adventurer and filmmaker, will travel to Maine for “Take a Seat, Bangor: A Night with Dominic Gill,” 6-8 p.m. Saturday, May 3, at the Gracie Theatre.

Known for numerous long-distance bicycle adventures, Gill has pedaled through Egypt and across North and South America, capturing his experiences on film.

It all began in 2006, when he embarked on a trip to ride 20,000 miles from Alaska to Argentina on a tandem bicycle, a two-year journey across two continents, through blizzards and thunderstorms, across arid deserts and frozen tundra. But what really makes the adventure special are the 270 people that hopped on his tandem bicycle to pedal with him along the way.

The resulting documentary, “Take A Seat,” was awarded at the Banff Mountain Film Festival in 2008 and has since been shown in more than 400 cities worldwide.


Courtesy of Dominic Gill

Clips from the film will be shown at “Take a Seat, Bangor,” an event hosted by the Bangor YMCA. Doors of the theater will open at 6 p.m. for a cocktail and social hour with Gill, followed by a multimedia presentation on his various adventures. But that’s not all. After the presentation, the audience is invited to a dessert bar, another opportunity to meet and talk with the man of the evening.

Tickets are $35 per person and are on sale at the Bangor YMCA, 17 Second St. in Bangor, or online at BangorY.org. Tickets at the door will be $40 per person. All proceeds will benefit the Bangor YMCA adventure and youth programs.

To read a Q&A with Dominic Gill, click here.

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Aislinn Sarnacki

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Aislinn is a Bangor Daily News reporter for the Outdoors pages, focusing on outdoor recreation and Maine wildlife. Visit her main blog at actoutwithaislinn.bangordailynews.com.