Join Natasha Duchene and violinist Andrea Bettger for an intimate evening of songs, stories, and heart on June 18 at the Northern Arts and Cultural Centre. From the desert to the North, Natasha’s music is inspired by fierce landscapes, dreamscapes and the wilderness inside and outside of us. Her shows bring magic to the stage and inspire the mystery in the every day.
One night I was sitting in my canoe on the edge of the lake, 55km/h winds and white caps breaking on the dark water. My second life jacket whipped in my hands as I placed it on the floor of the canoe to kneel on. I knew with one shove my boat would slide down the icy rocks and I’d land in the rough waters, and that getting back out would be impossible if I chickened out. Looking out, no lights were on at any of the other houseboats, and my phone would quickly lose battery life from the cold if I took it out of my pocket to call for help if I wasn’t able to handle myself on the water. [Read more…]
A few years ago I helped out with a campaign to rally votes for an SPCA-run animal shelter in the Northwest Territories. What happened was far beyond any of our wildest dreams – a community of less than twenty thousand people had over half a million votes and won $500 000 to construct a much-needed animal shelter for the NWT. [Read more…]
One of the perks to visiting Nova Scotia is having the chance to work on a passion project that I’ve been thinking about for several years now. Marshall arrived last week, and we have been spending every waking moment filming, conceptualizing, and backing up cards for an archival documentary about my grand-père, James Aymar. [Read more…]