Learn all about Summerland farmer Steve Brown‘s sustainable practices on his apple orchard. We were thrilled to work with Steve on this fun and timely video which is published on Now You Know, an educational technology YouTube channel. Now You Know features videos on everything from Tesla and other electric cars, to vermicomposting and banana ice cream. The ‘Path to Sustainable Farming’ video features some stock drone imagery shot by Steve’s good friend Brad. Thanks for making the material available Brad. And thank you Steve for inviting us to be part of this project.
Since April 2018, we’ve been providing communications services for the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen based in Penticton, BC. The main focus of our work has been in the Emergency Operations Centre (EOC). This video was created during the 2018 spring freshet. It features former RDOS emergency program coordinator Paul Edmonds discussing response measures. Aerial footage was provided by Hummingbird Drones. As a result of our work with the RDOS EOC, we were asked to create a short video series for Boundary Flood Recovery in Grand Forks, BC. Both projects are examples of how ET2media is working with local governments to share important and timely information.
Trekking Through History | HBC Heritage Trail
Post-production editing is underway on this independent short documentary. It will be submitted to film festivals later this year and made available online as a free educational resource.
The Okanagan Similkameen Parks Society (OSPS) has provided seed funding for the documentary. We’d like to thank Hope Mountain Centre, Kelly Pearce, Kelley Cook and Randy Manuel for providing valuable input and encouragement.
The HBC Trail was completed in 1849. Originally a First Nations route for hunting and trade, the HBC Trail played a key role in British Columbia’s early development. Since 2009, significant progress has been made in re-opening this historic fur trail over the Cascades. Hikers and horseback riders can now enjoy a continuous wilderness trail that spans 74-kms, between Hope and Tulameen. Harley Hatfield and Victor Wilson travelled the HBC Heritage Trail in 1971. Both men were prominent South Okanagan residents and were well known throughout the Okanagan Valley. In the Okanagan Historical Society’s Report for 1972, Harley wrote about the trail, and Victor included it in his journal. Victor Wilson was filmmaker Sandy Wilson’s father. He owned Paradise Ranch at the end of Naramata Rd.
Click here to learn more about the HBC Heritage Trail and Hope Mountain Centre.
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We’ve been working with SORCO Raptor Rehab Centre since 2014. During that time we’ve collaborated with SORCO manager Dale Belvedere and board chair Dave Whitton on a series of educational videos aimed at promoting SORCO’s mission: “to rehabilitate injured birds of prey for release back into the wild, and educating the public on the important role raptors play in maintaining a healthy ecosystem.” In 2017, Dale and Dave invited us to share SORCO’s message in a short documentary that would also provide an overview of the organization. The project was funded by Telus and Pumpkin Hill Foundation. For more information about SORCO, please visit their website. Found an Injured Raptor? Call SORCO immediately: 250-498-4251
The Summerland Skatepark Committee has created a new fundraising video to highlight the benefits of the proposed park. “The new skatepark will be located in a more prominent location where parents can feel comfortable having their children go there,” says Erick Thompson, chair of the Summerland Skatepark Committee.
The District of Summerland’s vision is to build a park that includes an inviting viewing and socializing area, sustainable development principles, local art, and strong connections to surrounding amenities.
“Summerland youth urgently need a safe gathering place,” says Thompson. “The surface and transitions at the current park are unsafe and the park will be decommissioned.”
Many communities smaller than Summerland have seen the benefits of building modern concrete skateparks for skateboarding, BMX and scooter riding as well as inline skating and other activities. For more information please visit Summerland Skatepark Committee’s webpage.
Production has begun on the HBC Heritage Trail documentary. Big thanks to Kelly Pearce at Hope Mountain Centre and trail expert Kelley Cook for helping facilitate our visit to Jacobson Lake and Palmer’s Pond. In celebration of Canada’s 150th, HMC hosted a hike along the famous fur brigade trail. Thanks also to the Back Country Horsemen of BC, fur trade historians and costumed interpreters as well as camera assistant Brandyn Steele. We’ll be hiking the 74 km route from Hope to Tulameen near the end of August. Please visit our GoFundMe campaign for more information. Thank you to the Okanagan Similkameen Parks Society for supporting this project.
The Giant’s Head Freeride is one of the best skateboard competitions in the world.
The annual event attracts riders, spectators and support teams from around North America and beyond.
Giant’s Head Freeride is presented by Landyachtz.
The event offers opportunities to train with the Pro’s, test your courage on the steep hills and winding turns and have an amazing time in beautiful Summerland, BC.
Footage recorded June 27, 2017.
“People are very into small, hand-crafted. They’re used to seeing it in their neighbourhood.”
– Harley Smith, Longwood Brewery
It’s really satisfying working with people who love what they do. Thanks to Ginger and the Okanagan Fest of Ale team for inviting us to be part of the 2017 event.
The Okanagan Fest of Ale was established in 1996 making it one of the largest and longest running annual beer festivals in the Pacific Northwest.
Operating as a non-profit society, managed by a volunteer Board of Directors, the Okanagan Fest of Ale Society hosts an annual Consumer Craft Beer and Cider Tasting that functions to support and promote the growing world of quality craft brewery products, promote local tourism and support charitable organizations within the Regional District of the Okanagan-Similkameen.
As of October 2016, $577,660 in net proceeds has been gifted back to qualifying registered charities.
We’re proud to share our new video featuring Dubh Glass Distillery in Oliver, BC. This project was a pleasure to work on. Not only did we get a behind the scenes look at what goes into making craft spirits, we also saw the passion Grant Stevely has for his art. Stevely is a student of the industry. He has travelled across Canada and the United States attending workshops on both distilling and distillery operations. As you’ll see in the video, Stevely loves to talk about whisky and complex quality spirits. Enjoy.
This is one of our favourite photos from the past few years. We came across an intrepid goat on the rocks at Giant Cleft, while hiking in Cathedral Provincial Park and Protected Area. The goat didn’t seem to mind having company. This photo was short-listed in the 2017 Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival Photo Competition. It will appear on the big screen throughout the 20th Anniversary VIMFF (Feb. 10-18), along with other short-listed and winning photographs.
Nepal Winter Village won second prize at the 14th Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival Mountain Photography Competition. This photo was shot on a small Sony digital camera. The mountains look like a Hollywood backdrop. This tiny village is uninhabited most of the year. It is located just north of the Annapurna Circuit at an altitude of about 3720 m. We stopped here during a three week trek with Mick Bromley of Wilderness Trekking. During our adventure, we produced a four-part TV news series called Islanders in Nepal.