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Adventures in Rainbow Country

Adventures in Rainbow Country Baie Fine Bay of Islands Birch Island Buckley Petawabano Don Harron Gordon Pinsent La Cloche Lois Maxwell Margot Kidder McGregor Bay Miss Moneypenny Susan Conway Whitefish Falls Willisville

Adventures in Rainbow Country

Adventures in Rainbow Country The popular TV series 'Adventures in Rainbow Country' was filmed in the La Cloche area of Whitefish Falls in 1969. The series was produced by Manitou Productions of Toronto. It is available today on Youtube.  A reunion for this show was held in Whitefish Falls August 11-13, 2006.  Many of the ex-cast and crew attended and a good time was had by all. It was a good opportunity to renew acquaintances and meet the cast and crew. Denis Belton did an outstanding job of organizing the reunion and his short film was a highlight of the weekend. The...

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How Killarney Provincial Park Began!!

1930s A. Y. jackson art Baie Fine Canadian Canadian history Franklin Carmichael Grace Lake Group of Seven Killarney Provincial Park La Cloche Northern Ontario photography The Pool

How Killarney Provincial Park Began!!

How Killarney Provincial Park began!! Sheer devilment by Newland Spreadborough!! From Cottage Life's 1993 story about the Spreadborough Cottage Yacht Registry and an interview with 84 year old Margaret (Spreadborough) Hooton who spent her first summer at the Pool, Baie Fine in 1917. 'An entry in the yacht registry from September 2, 1931 shows a sketch of four small figures bent under packs and canoes. The signature is A. Y. Jackson. "Father called him 'Haywire Jackson," Margaret chuckles. The famed Group of Seven artist was entranced by the Trout Lake pines and Trekked to paint them. "Father told Haywire that...

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Arthur Lismer in McGregor Bay

1930s art Arthur Lismer Baie Fine Birch Island Canadian Canadian history Group of Seven Killarney Provincial Park La Cloche McGregor Bay Northern Ontario

Arthur Lismer in McGregor Bay

Five members of Canada's Group of 7 painted in the La Cloche area of Willisville, Grace Lake, Nellie Lake, Iroquois Bay and McGregor Bay. Hundreds of sketches and many, many notable canvases are from this small area of Northern Ontario. Arthur Lismer painted and stayed in the Iroquois Bay/McGregor Bay area and he and his family were regular visitors at the Spreadboroughs in The Pool and the Jenkins in Iroquois Bay. Lismer stayed with Stuart and Eleanor Jenkins on more than one occasion and in the Jenkins' 'Early homesteaders at McGregor Bay' booklet this story is shared. "Stuart was also...

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