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Bill Mason and the Canadian Canoe Tradition

Fire in the BonesOne of the most remarkable characters in the pantheon of canoeists is unquestionably Bill Mason, subject of James Raffan’s acclaimed best-selling biography, Fire in the Bones.  As with all of his projects, James dived into the research with abandon, committed to total immersion in Bill’s world to understand the enigmatic genius of this iconic Canadian filmmaker, writer, environmentalist, artist and writer.  Begnning in Winnipeg, where Mason was born, this presentation follows the arc of his life to Ottawa and into the hearts of paddlers around the world, exploring the themes, contradictions and learnings of a short life lived to the fullest.

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