Friday, November 16, 6 to 9 pm
Doors open at 6 pm.
Registration is now closed. Limited seating will be available at the door on a first come, first served basis.
An evening dedicated to the youth who help shape the future of parks. Whether you’re a regional parks volunteer, interested in becoming one or have a passion for parks and the environment, join us for a free film screening of
The Peel Project. Followed by a panel discussion with the film director, an environmental advocate and a biologist.
Six Artists Paddle into the Arctic. A story of Art, Adventure and Canadian Wilderness.
Exploring how wilderness space shapes Canada’s identity, culture and imagination,
The Peel Project follows six artists — A Métis writer, a queer photographer, a visual artist, a painter, a glass artist/sculptor and a composer/sound artist — as they paddle into the Arctic Circle through the Yukon and Northwest Territories in the Peel River Watershed. The Peel is the last intact watershed left in North America, and an ongoing legal battle has been fighting to keep the region protected despite mounting pressure to open it to mining claims. Follow their journey as they attempt to create artwork in the true wilderness of Canada's high north. Battling the elements and the frustration of creating in such challenging conditions, see the beauty of place and people through the artists’ eyes. Their journey opens discussions on nationality, resource extraction and respect for the traditional territory of the First Nations. Set in an awe-inspiring landscape the world is in peril of losing,
The Peel Project is a story of art, adventure and Canadian identity.