Okanagan Lake Provincial Park
After a Very.Long.Day of technical setup and troubleshooting Connected in Two Cities at the Shatford Centre in Penticton, the Doc Bus team headed north to spend the night at Okanagan Lake Provincial Park. We were very happy to find a spot right on the lake.
We were so exhausted after the big departure and then the long day in Penticton that we decided to take a much needed rest day here as well.
Arrived: about 10.50pm on Tuesday June 4th (FYI the park gates close at 11pm – we just made it!)
Departed 10am Thursday June 6th, en route to Kelowna…
After a long day packing the van and saying goodbye’s the Doc Bus team set up camp at E.C. Manning Park. It was a lot colder in the mountains than in Vancouver!
We were greeted by this huge raven the next morning. I walked round him to get this picture and he barely batted an eyelid that I was less than 2 feet away from him. His presence was very comforting — it felt like a good omen for the Doc Bus journey!
On Saturday June 2nd, the Doc Bus makes its first scheduled stop to attend a private screening of Linda Desormeaux’s documentary The Green Mind (A L’an Vert) and a fundraising launch party for the Doc Bus!
Nanook of the North is a 1922 silent documentary film by Robert J. Flaherty. In the tradition of what would later be called salvage ethnography, Flaherty captured the struggles of the Inuk Nanook and his family in the Canadian Arctic. Wikipedia
Initial release: 1922
Director: Robert J. Flaherty
Cinematography: Robert J. Flaherty
Initial DVD release: January 26, 1999
Cast: Allakariallak, Cunayou, Nyla
Mandy & Jason Guille at Sunset Labs
Sunset Labs will screen Tiffany Shlain’s award-winning documentary CONNECTED on June 4, in conjunction with a concurrent screening in Penticton on June 4, 2013.
Shatford Arts Centre, Penticton
We arrived in Penticton at 4pm on Monday June 3rd, and we headed straight for the Shatford Arts Centre to meet with Jane Shatford and her team. I was concerned about arriving with an ambitious technical experiment, and I wanted to make sure we had a chance to connect before diving into our Connected in Two Cities event on Tuesday June 4th, 2013.
Jane is organizing a We Love Documentary Festival in October, and invited me to return to participate in that. The conversation revealed that there are a few more organizations in Penticton that I should contact, but I will have to that when I return in the fall.
Historical Place of Interest