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Cold Plunge & Sauna: Wellness in Canada

Vancouver, British Columbia

Glimpse into Claudia's Sauna Social, a BC community event, sponsored by Arc'Teryx and crafted by Finnish Sauna in vibrant Squamish.


About Cold Plunge & Sauna: Wellness in Canada

Near a picturesque river in British Columbia, nestled between the stunning mountains and the calming waters of the Howe Sound, there exists a unique and heartwarming community event known as "Claudia's Sauna Social." This regular gathering has become a cherished tradition for locals, fostering a sense of connection and camaraderie among the residents pursuing wellness in Canada. This short film takes us on a journey through one such event, capturing the essence of this delightful gathering.

The story unfolds in the early evening as the sun sets behind the towering peaks, casting a warm glow on the lively crowd assembling at the event venue. Mobile saunas, crafted by the skilled hands of Valtteri, are set up, emitting enticing waves of heat that promise a respite from the crisp mountain air. The event is sponsored by the renowned outdoor brand Arc'Teryx, a testament to the community's support for local businesses.

As the camera pans across the scene, we meet Claudia, the passionate organizer behind this gathering. Her radiant smile and welcoming demeanor set the tone for the entire event. Claudia's vision was simple yet profound: to create a space where neighbors could come together, relax, and build lasting connections.

The film introduces us to a diverse cast of characters, each bringing their own flavor to Claudia's Sauna Social. From seasoned Squamish locals to Vancouver newcomers eager to immerse themselves in the regions unique sauna culture, everyone finds a place in this vibrant community. The saunas cater to various tastes, providing a comfortable haven for intimate conversations and shared laughter.

Amid the warmth of the saunas, the film captures snippets of sweat bathers, and those enjoying cold plunges in the nearby river. The sense of community is palpable as attendees share space, meals, and laughter. The shared experience of Claudia's Sauna Social serves as a powerful reminder of the importance of human connection in a world that often moves too quickly.

Arc'Teryx's sponsorship is seamlessly integrated into the narrative, showcasing their commitment to supporting local initiatives that promote community well-being and the appreciation of the great outdoors. The brand's presence is subtle but impactful, as they contribute to the event's success without overshadowing the genuine connections formed among the participants.

Claudia's Sauna Social is more than just an event; it's a testament to the resilience and warmth of the Canadian community. Through Valtteri's Finish saunas, Arc'Teryx's sponsorship, and Claudia's unwavering dedication, this short film captures the magic of a regular gathering that transforms the community into network for making new friends with a focus on health wellness in a captivating natural environment.



Producer/Director - Zack Robertson

Director of Photography - Brian Ceci

Editor - Aki Kettula PA/Sound - Anyela Tejeda


Claudia Bastien, of Wandering Claud

Valtteri Rantala of Finnish Sauna


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