Sandcastle Theory is proud to be on the bill, with some of Vancouver's finest Indie Bands and DJ's, for the city's first annual Canada Day rock music festival. The event will be staged on Deadman's Island, located off the south shore of Stanley Park, in Coal Harbour.
Once a Native Indian burial ground, Deadman's Island was the subject of much controversy until 1930 when the federal government granted the city a 99-year lease on the acreage; however, the plot was later extracted for military purposes, during World War II, and has been a naval reserve facility, closed to the public, ever since.
Deadman's Island boasts a 1.5 kilometer shoreline, with breathtaking views of downtown Vancouver and Coal Harbour. This July 1st the island's gates will open to the public, for the first time in more than 60 years, to play host to this premiere Canada Day celebration. Be there!
Number of Sun Runners registered: 48,133 Sunday, April 23 - 9 a.m.
Sandcastle Theory will be appearing, roadside, as one of the twenty-plus bands set to entertain the near 50 000 Sun Runners and countless spectators, at Canada's largest charity marathon: The Vancouver Sun Run. The second largest 10K in North America, it has donated over $1.1 million to charity, since its inception in 1984.
This year your entry will support The Vancouver Sun's Raise-a-Reader campaign and BC's amateur athletes.
Since 2001, $237 000 has been donated to The Vancouver Sun's Raise-a-Reader campaign designed to generate awareness and raise money for children's literacy programs and resources in BC. The 2006 Sun Run is expected to raise a further $50 000 for this worthy cause.
Since 1997 Raise-a-Reader has raised $2.45 million in support of children and family literacy in BC. One hundred percent of all monies raised goes directly to beneficiaries such as:
Donations to The Vancouver Sun's Raise-a-Reader campaign are graciously accepted. For more information on Raise-a-Reader and the programs it supports please visit: www.raiseareader.com
Additionally, each year $70 000 is given to BC's amateur athletes, via the Achilles Track Society and The Vancouver Sun International Jerome Track Classic: an annual track and field event that gives local athletes the chance to compete against some of the world's best in their own province.
So come on out and get some fresh air and exercise in support of a great cause. We'll see you there. Cheers!
TORONTO (Canada) – May 3, 2005 – Peace Point Entertainment Group Inc.announced today that their production of Barnstormers, currently seen on Canada's Outdoor Life Network, captured Gold honors at the 38th Annual WorldFest- Film and Television gala held in Houston, Texas on Saturday, April 30, 2005. The Gold award for "Barnstormers" was for the "Information, Cultural or Historical Programming" category.
Les Tomlin, Peace Point Entertainment Group President and Executive Producer is very proud to have won Gold for a second year in a row at "WorldFest":
"This is an especially exciting win for a pilot episode about pilots while we are preparing for a full season run in several major markets. This new pilot is one of our most unique projects to date, and coincidentally is debuting during a time when the public seems to have a growing fascination with aviators, as well as real-life people exploring remote places."
"Barnstormers" follows the real life adventures of pilots Michelle Goodeve and Kal Mollison as they barnstorm their way across Canada in two rare antique biplanes.
Peace Point Entertainment Groupis aToronto-based independent producer of cutting-edge television content for the worldwide market. To date, the company has produced over 300 hours of television content, with distribution in over 25 international markets. For more information and video clips, log onto: www.peacepoint.tv
WORLDFESTwas founded in Houston, Texas in 1968, and became the third competitive international film festival in North America, following San Francisco and New York. Now in its 38th year, the mission/vision statement of WorldFest is to recognize and honor outstanding creative excellence in film and video, and to validate brilliant abilities in the field. WorldFest discovered Spielberg, Lucas, Lynch, Ridley Scott, The Coen Brothers, Robert Rodriguez, Ang Lee, and hundreds more. Further details and a full list of this year's winners may be found at: www.worldfest.org
The following is a quote from the show's Executive Producer, Les Tomlin:
"I watched the 9pm premier of 'Barnstormers', on Friday night...it IS a fantastic work of art. People love Kal and Michelle...their passion and interaction is solid. The camera work and direction is excellent. Let's hope the network and audiences agree!"
Sandcastle Theory would love to know what you thought about the show as well, so either email us right here @sandcastletheory.com, or leave your comments in the new "Barnstormers" forum on the message board. Thanks.
Sandcastle Theory's new record, entitled "I Am John The Savage", will be available soon. To be notified by email as soon as the CD is available for purchase, sign up for the Sandcastle Theory mailing list. Thanks.
NEW PILOT FLIES ON OLN – Featuring Sandcastle Theory Co-hosted by front-man Kal Mollison
TORONTO (Canada) – January 11, 2005 – Peace Point Entertainment Group Inc., a Toronto-based independent television producer, is pleased to announce that its newest TV show, Barnstormers, will debut in Canada, Friday, February 4th at 9pm ET, on Outdoor Life Network (OLN). The one-hour pilot episode follows the real life adventures of pilots Michelle Goodeve and Kal Mollison as they barnstorm their way across Canada in two rare antique biplanes.
Actress and screenwriter, Michelle Goodeve, best known as teacher Ms. Avery on the original hit TV show, Degrassi, is also a long-time pilot who has flown antique airplanes since she was a teenager. Co-star, Kal Mollison, lead singer of the popular Canadian rock band, Sandcastle Theory, isa former pilot and a longtime friend of Goodeve. Up until the pilot episode, Mollison had dropped out of flying after the traumatic Air Show death of pilot, Carey Moore, who was a close friend to both Kal and Michelle.
In the future coast-to-coast series, stories will unfold as Kal and Michelle land in farmer's fields, on unpaved back roads, and even on the roof-tops of abandoned buildings. Dropping in (literally) on rarely visited towns and villages across the Canadian landscape, the show will explore these vast open spaces and the cast of characters that inhabit them.
"OLN is pleased to continue its long-standing relationship with Peace Point Productions", said AnnaStambolic, Director of OLN: "'Barnstormers' is an entertaining and informative program, combining the thrill of aviation with the natural beauty of the Canadian landscape."
I know this is a rather spontaneous announcement, but hey...that's show biz, eh! If you don't catch the show tonight, don't sweat it: "Barnstormers" will be airing on OLN, several times over the next couple months. So tune in when you can, and if you like what you see, don't hesitate to let the network know. Thanks.