The Toronto Outdoor Adventure Show is this weekend . I’ll be there presenting in the main theatre as well as doing a number of camping demonstrations at the Ontario Tourism/Ontario Parks booth area. And if I’m not doing that, I’ll be signing books at the Canadian Outdoor Equipment booth. It’s going to be a very busy weekend but I’m looking forward to it. In fact, I have butterflies in my gut. I’ll be launching my film Happy Camper’s Wilderness Quest on Saturday and Sunday http://www.kevincallan.com/ . It’s a full hour documentary based on a lengthy canoe trip through Quetico Provincial Park in search of wilderness. It’s an entertaining and enthusiastic look at wilderness values, and comes complete with a few funny bits (that’s guaranteed). I’ve been working on this film for seven years and it’s been a long time coming. The original project was for the Friends of Quetico. Kip Spidell (a film producer I paddle with) and I were hired to create a film for the Friends of Quetico for the parks 100th. anniversary. We did and managed to capture 25 hours of film on two separate three week canoe trips. But the Friends organization had financial difficulties and weren’t able to raise the funds needed to finish the film. So it sat dormant for a couple years. Last winter, however, I decided to finish it on my own – and with the help of a lot of friends in the film editing and music business, Kip and I was able to finish the project.
I hope to see everyone at the show – and I hope you enjoy watching the film.
My presentation and camping demo schedule:
Friday Feb 24th 2:30 to 3pm In booth demo
5:30 to 6pm in booth demo
6:30 to 7pm in booth demo
Sat Feb 25th 10:30 to 11am in booth demo
12:30 to 1:30pm Theatre – Quest for Wilderness
3:30 to 4:30pm Theatre – Paddle Routes of Northwestern Ontario
5:00 to 5:30pm in booth demo
Sun Feb 26th 11:30 to Noon in booth demo
1:00 to 2:00pm Theatre – Quest for Wilderness
3:30 to 4:00pm in booth demo