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I started doing videos of various community events about two years ago and after a while I realized that I was building up a snapshot of what the village of Wakefield was like during this time. I began to see the work, at first a series of unconnected films, was actually a potential resource for the village.

In time it will be valuable to see what we were looking and acting like at the end of the first decade of the 21st century.

Enjoy

Thunder Into Heaven Circo Humano Racoon Envy Piggyback Fringe Fest 2009 Harvest Fest Firekeepers Le Forum des aînés des collines de l'Outaouais 2009 King O' Men Meech Creek in Spring The Sack of Souls
Women in the Sacred Nick Appleby Steps Out Building For the Future Wakefield Grannies Travel to South Africa Listen to the Water Fall        

 

No More Fish in the Clyde

Bobby Watt - Commissioned by Sustainable Inshore Fisheries Trust Scotland

 

Science is Cool Teaser

Commissioned by Quebec Home & School Associations

 

Smales Pace Reunion

 

Wakefield Haircut

 

Wakefield Grannies Travel to South Africa

A Building For The Future from Doug McArthur on Vimeo.

 

Building For The Future

The history of the Transport Building on the corner of Sussex and Rideau in Ottawa. A comissioned film written by Phil Jenkins.

 

Women in the Sacred

This wonderful event was the opening ceremony for the Wakefield Harvest Festival 2010. Held at the Wakefield Mill.

 

 

Nick Appleby Steps Out

Nick raised over $2600 for Easter Seals by conquering his fear of heights.

Circo Humano

Presented by Canadian Parents for French - Quebec and Quebec Drama Federation, these delightful performers brought their show to Wakefield. The interview takes place in Molo.

The Sack of Souls from Doug McArthur on Vimeo.

The Sack of Souls

The Québec legend of la Chasse - Galerie and the story of the flying canoe is based on the ancient European tales of the "Wild Hunt" and informs popular culture (ie: country music's "Ghost Riders in the Sky").

This is the first local legend I heard when I moved to the banks of the Gatineau.

 

My Back Yard

This is a series of photos taken in and around the river set to an instrumental passage from my CD "Thunder Into Heaven".

King O' Men from Doug McArthur on Vimeo.

King O'Men

John Hardie's one man play about the death of Robert Burns


Racoon Envy

Poetry - Phil Cohen, Music & vocals - Lindsay Ferguson, Animation - Claude and Monique Laroche, Synth and sound recording - Doug McArthur. 

Wakefield Piggyback Fringe Festival 2009 from Doug McArthur on Vimeo.

Wakefield Piggyback Fringe Festival 2009

 

Wakefield Firekeepers from Doug McArthur on Vimeo.

Wakefield Firekeepers

A short interview with the Firekeepers for the Wakefield Harvest Festival 2009. In honour of Strong White Wolf who passed away in May 2010

 

Le Forum des aînés des collines de l'Outaouais 2009 from Doug McArthur on Vimeo.

Le Forum des aînés des collines de l'Outaouais 2009

A meeting in Masham addressing seniors' interests in the Outaouais

Meech Creek In Spring from Doug McArthur on Vimeo.

Meech Creek in Spring

Poetry: Phil Cohen, Music: Ian Tamblyn,

Photos, sound recording, video edit: Doug McArthur.

Canoe Ballet: Becky Mason, Ian Tamblyn

 

Listen to The Water Fall

Ian Tamblyn

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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