On July 1st 2016 filmmaker Dianne Whelan departed mile zero in St. John’s Newfoundland of the Trans Canada Trail to bike, hike and paddle the 24,000 km route across Canada while filming “500 Days in the Wild.”
At the end of September she will be reaching Caledon Ontario where the first ever TCT Pavillon was built and the Caledon Trailway was the first official designated portion of the Trans Canada Trail 🙂
On Tuesday September 27th the CLHMG has organized an event to have Dianne Whelan speak about her experience on the trail and her film. This two hour long event will be full tales from the trail with a question and answer period at the end.
Nicola has also donated an advance copy of her new book as a door prize …. How awesome is that!!!
If you love the outdoors, hiking, biking or paddling and are interested in hearing tales from the trails, this is sure an event not to be missed!!!!
Time: 7:00 pm
16626 Airport Rd, Caledon East,
ON L7C 2W9
There will be a cash bar prior and post the event and should you wish to have dinner at the Inn before hand be sure to call for reservations (905) 584-0033
Dianne is an award-winning Canadian filmmaker, photographer, author and multimedia artist residing in Garden Bay, BC. With every project she tries to multi platforms the stories into films, books and interactive projects. In April 2010, Whelan traveled to Nepal and Mount Everest Base Camp to direct and shoot her award-winning documentary film 40 Days at Base Camp.
The film had its world premiere at the Vancouver International Film Festival and was the opening night film at the Banff Mountain Film Festival. She also wrote a book about it called Base Camp 40 Days on Everest about her experience living and making a film on the worlds highest mountain. The subject of her first book, This Vanishing Land, references her experience as an embedded media person on a historical Sovereignty Patrol in the Canadian High Arctic. Her National Film Board documentary, This Land, is based on the same journey and has won several awards, including Best Short Documentary at both the Planet in Focus Film Festival in Toronto and the 2010 Leo Awards for BC film and television. A multi-media web project on her Arctic journey was released in June 2010 and won Best Small Multimedia Site at the Online Journalism Awards and was nominated for best art at SXSW. The site was nominated for a 2011 Gemini award for Best Original Program or Series Produced for Digital Media – Non-Fiction.
Dianne’s films, books and multimedia projects are based on adventures and the blending of traditional wisdom with modern cultures. To see more you can visit these links.
Funds from ticket sales will go towards making of the film “500 Days in the Wild.”
For more information on Dianne and all she is doing visit her Blog page.
You can also follow Dianne’s progress on Twitter or Facebook
Blow are some photos from her adventures on the trail.