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Arts & CultureLocal artists present 'Canada Wild' in Ottawa -- June 30

Local artists present ‘Canada Wild’ in Ottawa — June 30

Canada Wild

Photographer Bill Pratt ( and composer Ian Douglas of Almonte have a national audience on Friday, June 30th for their music/visual production Canada Wild.  Bill’s images of the more remote areas of Canada and the Arctic will be synced to Ian’s evocative music performed live by the Raintree Earth Ensemble; the event aims to capture the rugged beauty of Canada’s wilderness and Arctic regions.

Canada Wild is the closing presentation of the Canadian Camera Conference 2017, a national photographic conference under the auspices of the Canadian Association for the Photographic Arts.  The performance is open to the public and is an ideal way for families to kick off Canada’s 150th birthday celebration!

Ian Douglas is a classically-trained musician, composer, poet and environmental engineer.   Ian is also a founding member of the art-folk groups Raintree and Ragged Flowers.  The Raintree Earth Ensemble features Ian Douglas (piano, hand-drums), Steve Smith (cello), Kelly Sloan (voice), Neil Saungikar (hand-drums) and Steve Reside (percussion).

The ensemble’s music is ethereal and earthly, expressing the grandeur and mystery of Bill’s spectacular landscape and wildlife. The performance includes three pieces: Arctic Dreams is dark, barren and haunting featuring landscapes, icebergs, birds and Polar Bears.  Algonquin Wild is gentle, playful and heartwarming – presenting familiar mammals, birdlife and forest landscapes of Ontario’s Algonquin Park. Yukon is colourful, majestic and vibrant – revealing mountain landscapes and wildlife of the Yukon and Northern British Columbia.

Canada Wild
June 30th
Algonquin College Commons Theatre

Doors 7:30, Event 8:00 pm
$25 (Adults)  $15 (students/children)

For on-line purchasing of tickets, a ‘Show Sampler’ and directions to the Theatre:

Tickets also available in person from Algonquin College Commons Theatre box office.

Hope to see you there    


Bill Pratt, Ian Douglas and the Raintree Earth Ensemble




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