Writers' Ink at Caledon Public Library

Tales from the Trail

Filmmaker Dianne Whelan presents an evening of ‘Tales from the Trail’ where she travels the 24,000 km of the longest trail in the world, the Trans Canada Trail, also known as “The Great Trail.”

On July 1st, 2015 at St. John’s NL, Dianne began biking, hiking, paddling, skiing and snowshoeing across Canada on this trail that links 1000 communities and touches all three coasts: Atlantic, Arctic and Pacific. She is filming her experiences, collecting stories of the land, people and communities and asking “What have we forgotten and what do we need to know?” With Newfoundland and Acadian ancestry, Mi’kmaq great-great-grand parents and raised in British Columbia, Dianne’s journey is about building bridges between diverse cultures.

Whelan is creating a feature film called “500 Days In The Wild.” Her previous film adventures have taken her into the high Arctic in “This Land”, which also became an award winning NFB interactive website and then to Mount Everest in “40 Days at Base Camp”.


Caledon Ladies Hiking and Meet Up Group at 6:30 – 9:30pm, Tuesday, September 27th at Villa Caledon Inn (in the Tent),16626 Airport Road, Caledon. For more information and to order tickets, visit https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/an-evening-with-filmmaker-dianne-whelan-500-days-in-the-wild-tickets-27264323325.

About Alton Chapter

The Alton Chapter of Writers' Ink meets the 1st Wednesday of the month from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Alton Branch.

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