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Okanagan Lake Provincial Park

Okanagan Lake Provincial Park

June 92013

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…

photo of gin lemonade on the doc bus

Gin o’clock on the Doc Bus

photo of sunset on Okanagan Lake

sunset on Okanagan Lake

photo of campfire at Okanagan Lake Provincial Park

We had a roaring campfire at Okanagan Lake Provincial Park

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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!

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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!

photo of Cheri Lepage, Trevor Reid, Mandy Leith and the Doc Bus

It was great to finally meet Doc Bus sponsor Vanagon Westfalia Parts and Skylights, Cheri Lepage and Trevor Reid

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The lovely hosts! Damien Lewis opened his fantastic apartment for the night'; Linda Desormeaux planned and coordinated the evening!

photo of Linda Desormeaux introducing the Doc Bus

Linda Desormeaux introduces the Doc Bus

photo of Mary Frymire and Jill Sharpe

The event raised over $400, with thanks to new promo sponsors Mary Frymire and Jill Sharpe, who each gave $100 in return for a day of promotion.

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The World’s First Documentary Nanook of the North (1922)

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
Sequel: Kabloonak
Initial DVD release: January 26, 1999
Cast: Allakariallak, Cunayou, Nyla

poster for 1922 documentary Nanook of the North

The first documentary was financed by fur traders Revillon Freres

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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.

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Penticton, BC

Penticton, BC

Shatford Arts Centre, Penticton

May 32013

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.

Shatford Arts Centre

A warm welcome awaited us:  we were treated to dinner at filmmaker, educator and restaurateur Nikos Theodosakis family business Theos Restaurant.

photo of Nikos Theodosakis and Jane Shaak

Nikos Theodosakis and Jane Shaak helped us to make the first Doc Bus stop a memorable one!

photo We had a great conversation about documentary and community building with Nikos and Linda Theodosakis, Franco Ponte, Jan Vosenilek, Linda Desormeaux and Jane Shaak.

We had a great conversation about documentary and community building with Nikos and Linda Theodosakis, Franco Ponte, Jan Vosenilek, Linda Desormeaux and Jane Shaak.

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.

photo of Dean Strand and Linda Desormeaux surrounded by video and computer gear in the beautiful big auditorium at the Shatford Arts Centre.

It took us a lot longer then we had anticipated to set up the 3-way livestream feed. We all learned a lot!

photo of speaker talking into a mic in front of onscreen Livestream feed.

Our experiment was a success! We connected Sunset Room, Victoria; Shatford Centre, Penticton and Tiffany Shlain in California in an engaging conversation about what it means to be connected in the 21st century.

 

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