A century ago, Canada’s Group of Seven artists began to capture
the raw beauty of the Canadian landscape in their paintings. In 1977, my parents set off on their own decades-long expedition in search of those painting locations immortalized by the Group of Seven.
Their hobby of looking at maps to find painting locations led to our family's interest in orienteering.
My parents have now found 800+ painting locations and written a book about this hobby that has sold over 15,000 copies (a Canadian best seller).
To celebrate their 80th birthdays and 45 years after finding their first painting lcoation, Brad Jennings of Explore the Backcountry (and one of Canada's top adventure racers) made a documentary film (~12 minutes long) following my parents as they paddled back to their first discovery (28km paddle plus 7km of portaging).
Paddle into Paintings of the Group of Seven Premieres this Wednesday evening on youtube.
Wed. Feb 7 (7pm eastern)
Film narrated by Emma Waddington (Cdn National team).
Join us on Wednesday evening.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hhhrZLWYsw