Skwachàys Lodge: Tourism supporting Indigenous artists

Skwachàys Lodge is a social enterprise that integrates three components: an Indigenous Art Gallery, a hotel, and an artists-in-residence program.

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When dreams take flight: Teara Fraser, pilot and CEO of Iskwew Air

When dreams take flight: Teara Fraser, pilot and CEO of Iskwew Air

Teara Fraser is the first Indigenous woman to launch an airline in Canada, Iskwew Air.

Teara was a single mother with two kids, working various jobs to provide for her family. At age 30, on a trip to Africa she took her first flight in a small plane and fell in love with flying. Teara pursued her new passion with fervor and dedication and within the year, she earned her commercial pilot’s license.

“I started my own airline because I wanted a place where I belonged. I wanted to place where my kind of leadership was embraced and respected: matriarchal leadership. Our values are love and adventure, the warrior spirit, reclamation and reciprocity.”

Dr. Pushpa Chandra: Extreme Distance Runner

Dr. Pushpa Chandra: Extreme Distance Runner

Dr. Pushpa Chandra has run over 500 marathons and ultramarathons. In commemoration of her 60th birthday, she participated in the 2018 World Marathon Challenge, aka 777, making her the oldest female to run seven marathons within seven days in seven continents.

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Beautiful, Spicy, Monster

Beautiful, Spicy, Monster

Beautiful, Spicy, Monster   An intimate look behind the curtain of drag performer Sheldon McIntosh, a.k.a. Tynomi Banks. Experience the transformation, discover what it takes, and go behind the scenes with Sheldon as he reveals his process and passion for drag....

Painter Annette Labedzki Comes Full Circle as an Artist Through Instagram Fame

Painter Annette Labedzki Comes Full Circle as an Artist Through Instagram Fame

Annette Labedzki is an artist that has spent the last 30 years studying colour, painting, and sketching. Annette talks to us about how growing this unintentional Instagram community has pulled her out of isolation as a painter and into the world of performance art and what it means to her to be in front of the camera connecting with her tribe.

grants program

We sought out to showcase Canadian stories of human ambition, told by emerging filmmakers. From over 550 submissions, these are the 30 finalists who made the cut.

Karolina Kuras: National Ballet Photographer

Karolina Kuras: National Ballet Photographer

Karolina Kuras is a Toronto-based ballet and portrait photographer. In this piece, we explore her creative collaboration with Canadian National Ballet dancer/choreographer Brent Parolin and Tanya Howard, as well as make-up artist Ashley Readings.

Cautious Clay

Cautious Clay

Josh Karpeh, a.k.a. Cautious Clay is a musician and producer. This is a day in his life.

Across the Salty Roads

Across the Salty Roads

Guillaume Beaudoin followed his true calling in doing what many considered a crazy project: hitchhiking solo across the South Pacific Ocean; while subsequently producing a series of episodes as an act to fight against climate change.

From Plumber to Opera Star

From Plumber to Opera Star

After 10 years of working as a commercial plumber and gas fitter, Boris Derow lost his job. His wife believed that this was his opportunity to make a change. After some soul searching, Boris made the leap and is now living out his dreams of singing on the opera stages of Europe.

Choir! Choir! Choir!

Choir! Choir! Choir!

Nobu Adilman is the co-founder of Choir! Choir! Choir!, a weekly drop-in singing event in Toronto that has grown into a YouTube sensation. Choir! Choir! Choir! has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for local and international organizations.

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