Adventurer and filmmaker Dominic Gill to speak at Outdoor Knoxville Adventure Center

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Adventurer and filmmaker Dominic Gill to speak at Outdoor Knoxville Adventure Center

Knoxville, Tenn. — Dominic Gill, will be at the Outdoor Knoxville Adventure Center on Thursday, Aug. 29 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. for an evening of storytelling, movie shorts and a book signing – an event called, “Take-A-Seat with Dominic Gill.”

Gill is an outdoor adventurer and filmmaker who at the age of 25, left the corporate world to cycle from Alaska to Argentina – an 18,449 mile trip – all on a tandem bicycle.  While traveling solo, he invited random companions to ride with him along the route – or to “take a seat” – and experience the journey with him.  His documentary of this unique travel adventure won a Special Jury Prize at the Banff Mountain Film Festival in 2009 and has since been shown in more than 400 cities nationwide.  Additionally, Gill published the story of his journey in the book, Take a Seat.

“Dominic is coming to Knoxville because of our city’s growing reputation as an ideal destination of outdoor adventure seekers and we look forward to hearing him tell of his ultimate adventure,” said Carol Evans, executive director of the Legacy Parks Foundation.

While admission is free and food and beverages will be provided, contributions are welcome.  The event benefits the Legacy Parks Foundation, which oversees the Outdoor Knoxville Adventure Center.  The event is part of a series held the fourth Thursday of each month at the Outdoor Knoxville Adventure Center and this special evening is sponsored by Covenant Health, Eagle Distributors and Pepsi.

For more information on this event or any future fourth Thursday events, visit www.legacyparks.org.

Preview a video of Gill’s unique adventure on www.OutdoorKnoxville.com.


About Legacy Parks Foundation:

Legacy Parks Foundation is a Knoxville-based non-profit actively working to make East Tennessee a recreational destination of the Southeast. During the past five years, Legacy Parks Foundation has raised more than $3 million for parks, greenways and recreational venues, added more than 200 acres of parkland to Knox County and helped protect nearly 1,000 acres of farm and forestland in East Tennessee.

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