1. Painted Land Film about ACR and Group of Seven (famous Canadian artists)
Don’t be disappointed. Buy your tickets now to the Algoma Fall Festival screening of the documentary film about the work done by local Group of Seven expert Michael Burtch and adventurers Joanie and Gary McGuffin to locate sites of Group of Seven paintings along the Algoma Central Railway line. Over the past several years the formidable threesome has taken the train to various locations where the famous Group of Seven artists painted some of their most significant works. It was while they were living in a box car on the train and in tourist cabins along the line that the Group of Seven is said to have formed as a “group”. (This film by White Pine Productions will be shown on TV Ontario this fall.) When you see Painted Land you will see how essential it is for the passenger train service on the ACR to continue as that is the only way that people can access the places where some of the Canada’s most iconic works were painted. This special screening of the film will be an opportunity for you to hear from Michael Burtch, Joanie and Gary McGuffin about their experiences doing their amazing research along the ACR rail corridor. Click on the link below to find out how to purchase tickets.
Painted Land - The Film and Exhibition
Friday, October 2 to Saturday, October 3
2. Recent Media Coverage
Dodds: Passenger train service generating interest
By Elaine Della-Mattia, Sault Star Thursday, August 27, 2015
Still Standing: CBC TV Sept 2, 2015 (in the second half there is a part about the ACR passenger train)