Vernissage : Open Channels | Passages communicants

Vernissage : Open Channels | Passages communicants

On June 25th, Geoff Green and the Students On Ice Foundation hosted the opening of the brand new exhibition Open Channels in partnership with the Canada Council for the Arts.

Geoff spoke about the importance of connecting Canadians from all walks of life to the people and places that make up Canada’s coastline to gain a greater understanding of our past, present and future.

“As Canadians, we find ourselves at a crossroads socially, politically, and environmentally and this dialogue became fundamental to the experience on Canada C3.”

He spoke with gratitude to each and every artist who joined the Canada C3 expedition for helping to continue this important conversation and the legacy of Canada C3 through art.

© Martin Lipman / Students on Ice Foundation

At Open Channels discover the works of visual artists who took part in the Canada C3 sailing expedition organized for the 150th anniversary of Confederation, in 2017. Aboard the ship, the artists drew inspiration from Canada’s ever-evolving environmental, social and cultural landscapes, as well as from dialogue between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples.

© Martin Lipman / Students on Ice Foundation

A special thank you to the Canada Council for the Arts | Conseil des Arts du Canada and the Canada Council Art Bank / Banque d’art du Conseil des arts du Canada teams and to curator Melissa Rombout for making this exhibition possible. The Students on Ice Foundation is grateful for the support of sponsors Gretchen and Donald Ross, Randall Howard, Peter J. Poole, Bill Lockington, Birch Hill Equity Partners and Tarek Sherif.

The artists whose works are presented in this exhibition include Lizzie Ittinuar, Sarni Pootoogook, Deanna Bailey, Soheila Esfahani, Christine Fitzgerald, Anna Gaby-Trotz, Phil Irish, Benjamin Kikkert, Paula Murray, Dominique Normand, Geoff Phillips, Francine Potvin, Leslie Reid, Rachel Rozanski and Véronique Tifo.

This free exhibition is open daily to the public at the Âjagemô Exhibition Space at 150 Elgin, Ottawa until January 2020.

Canada C3 Documentary Screening: Ottawa

Canada C3 Documentary Screening: Ottawa

Join the Students on Ice Foundation for the screening of SOI’s acclaimed documentary Canada C3: Coast to Coast to Coast. The inspiring film follows the historic 150-day, 25,000km expedition around Canada’s coastline, from Toronto, Ontario to Victoria, British Columbia via the Northwest Passage. A panel discussion will follow the screening led by Evan Solomon.
Date and Time: Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at 6:30PM Location: Ashbury College Theatre, 362 Mariposa Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario Tickets: FREE Click HERE to learn more! A signature project for Canada’s 150th Anniversary of Confederation, the Canada C3 expedition explored Canada’s past, present and future. Experience the journey through this documentary film and learn about the people and places that make up Canada’ diverse coastline—the longest in the world. Canada C3 – Canada Coast to Coast to Coast delivers emotional, powerful and inspiring messages about science, the environment, truth & reconciliation, youth engagement, diversity and inclusion, all key components in building a better Canada and a better world. Through these lenses, this epic journey served to better connect and deepen understanding amongst diverse Canadians as they shared their stories of community, place, and culture. This screening is made possible by our sponsors at Ashbury College.
Canada C3 Documentary Screening: Peterborough

Canada C3 Documentary Screening: Peterborough

Join the Students on Ice Foundation for the screening of SOI’s acclaimed documentary Canada C3 – Canada Coast to Coast to Coast. The inspiring film follows the historic 150-day, 25,000km expedition around Canada’s coastline, from Toronto, Ontario to Victoria, British Columbia via the Northwest Passage. Geoff Green will present the Canada C3 documentary at Market Hall downtown. This will be followed by a panel discussion with invited guests on the interface of research, public engagement, youth education, and reconciliation. Light evening fare will be provided.
Date and Time: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 from 6:00-9:30PM Location: Market Hall Performing Arts Centre, 140 Charlotte St, Peterborough, ON, Canada Tickets: FREE The panel discussion will be led by Dr. Whitney Lackenbauer with panelists Geoff Green, Papatsi Kotierk, Joshua Stribbell and Canadian Museum of Nature scientist Paula Piilonen. Click HERE to learn more! This screening is made possible by our sponsors at the Trent Northern Studies Colloquium
Flashback February: Making Waves Film Festival

Flashback February: Making Waves Film Festival

Re-live the maritime history of The County and Canada with three documentary features.

The first feature is a History Moment on the legendary race boat Miss Supertest, which competed in international races held in Picton in 1959-1961.

Beyond The Horizon tells the story of the discovery in 2014 of the HMS Erebus, one of the lost ships of the doomed Franklin Expedition of 1845.

The main feature is a documentary showcasing the epic journey of the C3, a Canada 150 Signature project that took Canadians on a 150-day expedition on a former icebreaker moving from Toronto to Victoria via The Northwest Passage. Picton was the vessel’s first stop.

A question and answer session with the filmmakers will follow the presentations.

Canada C3: Coast to Coast to Coast at Hot Docs

Canada C3: Coast to Coast to Coast at Hot Docs

Join us at the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema on Thursday, February 21 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM for the Toronto Premiere screening of Canada C3: Coast to Coast to Coast. Followed by a panel discussion with Geoff Green, Anna Gaby-Trotz, Vicky Grant & Jamie Kennedy.

A signature project for Canada’s 150th Anniversary of Confederation, the Canada C3 expedition explored Canada’s past, present and future. Experience the journey through this documentary film and learn about the people and places that make up Canada’ diverse coastline—the longest in the world. Canada C3 – Canada Coast to Coast to Coast delivers emotional, powerful and inspiring messages about science, the environment, truth & reconciliation, youth engagement, diversity and inclusion, all key components in building a better Canada and a better world. Through these lenses, this epic journey served to better connect and deepen understanding amongst diverse Canadians as they shared their stories of community, place, and culture.

Involved in the 15 legs of the expedition was a group of over 400 participants including the Prime Minister of Canada, and millions around the world who participated virtually. C3 is a journey of hope that reinforces how, when we all paddle in the same direction, we can get where we want to go.