WHO’S ON THE JOURNEY
Anthony Wallace is a composer, instrumentalist and sound artist based in Toronto. A classically trained violinist, he has scored films, television documentaries as well as numerous theatre and dance productions. At the age of 18, Anthony traveled to West Africa where he studied hand percussion. Anthony obtained an Honours BFA in composition from York University, and is a creative member of the experimental folk ensemble Howl Canyon.
Anthony has spent the past three years working for a production company developing documentary ideas for TV & Film.
Carleigh Baker is a Métis/ mixed blood writer. In 2012 she won subTerrain Magazine’s Lush Triumphant award for short fiction. Her story War Of Attrition was published in Joyland Magazine, and has been submitted for consideration for the 2014 Journey prize. Carleigh’s poetry has appeared in the Incongruous Quarterly and Ricepaper’s Asian/Aboriginal issue.
A graduate of the University of Victoria theatre program, and recent grad of the Writer’s Studio at SFU, she’s currently working on a collection of short stories. Also in the works is a collection of poems about her hard-drinking, war veteran Métis grandmother. This spring, Carleigh will be workshopping a new one-act play, Out Of The Plastic, at Gallery Gachet in Vancouver. The play is based of the true story of her sister’s battle with mental illness.
Daniel J. Kirk is a visual artist from Calgary, Alberta. He is the director/founder of BlankPage Studio, a local creative hub, designed to encourage and engage dialogue and active participation in the development of Calgary’s cultural sphere. Daniel has been a practicing artist after graduating from the University of Calgary’s BFA program in 2007. Evidence of kirk’s public commissions and private work can now be found throughout Canada and the United States as well as Central America and Turkey.
Aurora Darwin currently resides in Toronto, but spent her formative years in South East Asia. A graduate of Sheridan College, Aurora was awarded the 2011 Sheridan College Summer Scholarship to attend the Pilchuk Glass School in Seattle, Washington. In addition to her work being shown at the Ontario Crafts Council Gallery, The Royal Botanical Gardens and receiving recognition of outstanding achievement in the Craft and Design- Glass program, Aurora has donated her work to several relief funds including The Canadian Foundation for the Children of Haiti and Design Hope Toronto.
She continues to develop her craft in the studio, focusing on architectural sculpture.
Callan Field is a Toronto based visual artist and writer, and is currently completing a BFA in Photography at Ryerson University. Before arriving in the city, he spent two years in New Brunswick at Mount Allison University studying Environmental Science. As such, his work is often informed by an interest in scientific ideas, with a particular fascination with geography and mathematics. His photographs have been exhibited internationally and locally, and he has written multiple articles and interviews for The Eyeopener, The Argosy and Function Magazine. While his primary medium is photography, his work has expanded to include film, video and installation. A born and raised Albertan, he is also a passionate outdoorsman and guide with experience in rafting, hiking and canoeing.
Graduating with a BFA with Distinction from University of Calgary, Katie Green is a visual artist whose practice aims to draw the curtain of perception hiding the true nature of humankind’s connection to all life. Katie crafts ethereal paintings and elaborate illustrations, underlining themes of growth, death, adaptation, cooperation, and our physical and emotional connection to nature. With the fearlessness of imagination and the curiosity of heart, Katie hopes her work can be a catalyst towards building a stronger connection with our rootedness in nature, and in turn, our sense of self.
Katie’s work has been exhibited in public galleries such as Contemporary Calgary (formerly Museum of Contemporary Art) and the Nickle Galleries. Her work can also be seen internationally in Nepal, India, and Sri Lanka where she worked on numerous mural projects, both independently and in collaboration with artist collectives and non-profit organizations.
Project & Film Director
Calder Cheverie is the co-founder of Vancouver Outdoor School and is working to establish Our Nature Foundation—an organization that elevates the voices of youth within the environmental movement. As a writer/ photographer and wilderness guide, he has spent nearly a decade paddling across Canada with a focus on changing landscapes. His trips have included a solo-paddling journey through The Great Bear Rainforest to Alaska, the Athabasca River through Ft. McMurray and the oil fields, as well as multiple trips through BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Yukon and the Northwest Territories.
A graduate of International Development Studies at Trent University and The Writers Studio of SFU, Calder is currently working on educational reform in BC, to increase the role nature and environmental studies play in provincial curriculum.
Producer: Anthony Wallace
Joel Luet has been a paddler, guide and canoe instructor for over 30 years and has worked across the country, from Ontario to Saskatchewan, Alberta, B.C., the Northwest Territories and Yukon. As a professional outdoorsman, Joel has worked with Yellowknife Parks and Recreation, Calgary Parks and Recreation, Calgary Canoe Club, Canadian Red Cross Society, University of Calgary Outdoor Pursuits Center, the University of Alberta Dept. as a Phys. ED. instructor and the Canadian Outward Bound Wilderness School.
As a current staff member of Nahanni River Adventures, Joel lives Carcross, Yukon Territory, and when not guiding, works as a carpenter and conducts home energy evaluations.
Emma Hodgson is a graduate student in the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences at the University of Washington, Seattle. Originally from Ontario, she has a B.Sc. in Conservation Biology from the University of British Columbia and currently conducts research on the risk to marine ecosystems from climate change, in particular from ocean acidification. With a scientific eye for the impacts of human actions on natural systems and assistance from collaborator Laura Twardochleb, Emma proposes to conduct research during this journey on invertebrate communities (fresh water insects and snails) and water conditions (temperature, pH, conductivity). The goal of this research is to set up a long-term monitoring framework to document changes to the system through time.
Gaétan Cyr is originally from Magdalen Islands (Iles de la Madeleine) and has lived in Yukon for more than ten years. He graduated with a Certificate from the Cégep of Rivière-du-Loup QC in Water Management. In addition to training in Acid Rock Drainage and Metal Leaching from the Northwest Community College in Smithers BC and the Canadian Aquatic Biomonitoring Network (Certified Project Manager), he worked as an environmental monitor for the Nacho Nyak Dun First Nation. Gaétan enjoys Northern life and the outdoor activities it offers such as canoeing, hiking, cross country skiing, snowboarding, snow shoeing, and more.
Alecia Rush is a Registered Nurse based out of Canmore, AB. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Mount Royal University in 2011. She has an extensive background in wilderness first aid & medicine, as well as has 6 years experience tripping for extended periods with large groups. Born and raised in Alberta, her footprints cover the back-country of the Rockies but can also be found along rivers throughout Canada from Quebec to Alberta and the Northwest Territories
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