GO FLY A KITE - a 2008 dvd release

From the "Outdoor Adventure Canada" Series

"Outdoor Adventure Canada" is a series of 26 programs celebrating Canada's outdoor heritage that were shot all across Canada. Programs for the series won an astonishing 80 international television awards, including 29 Gold & Silver medals, at leading American Film & Television Festivals.

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The Joys of Modern Kite Flying

Explore the spectacular diversity of modern kite-flying, and hear enthusiasts from all over the world show off a wide variety of their favourite kites and explain how they work, at Canada's largest kite festival held each year at Verdun, Quebec.

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"You truly capture the feeling of kiting."

- Lynne Champagne, Program Mgr. Kite Festival, Verdun PQ

Roger Maddy (above), tied up with four lines in each hand, and four more tied to his body harness, says "I guess it's the only 12 line kite in the world. I call it the Nerd bird." A show stopper, his kite seems alive as the Nerd bird loops the loop and then comes down and stands erect on the ground pulsing with life and then swoops away again. Thirteen year old Joel St.-Onge (below), flying the beautiful six foot wide butterfly kite (left) says, "This is a good sport for men and women, and kids too. I've been flying kites for 11 years now, and so far I've mastered the one line, the two line and the quad."

Ardith Quanbury (right) is a member of a kite flying team and relaxes by flying two kites at once
Anne Clement and Yves Laforest , met while kiting and now own the biggest kite flying shop in Quebec and make the biggest kite in Canada, the monster caterpillar (below).
Ken Conrad (below, left) favours Chinese Dragon kites that have been made for over a thousand years. He says, "This one is called "The Hundred Children's Dragon Kite" because it carries 100 panels of individually painted stories with children in them. It's eyes roll in the wind and its tongue flops about!"
Anne Harris ( left) prefers making monster kites. "They're balloons really. To please the children. Kimberley the Kangaroo and Spike the Ant-eater."
The beauty in these kites belies the beast! These are Japanese fighting kites. Says Mark Groshens (left), "Japanese fighting kites have been made for hundreds of years. The idea is that you try to entangle each other's kites and bring them down. The last one up wins!"
"Not very nice," pouts Michele Forget, as she gathers in her downed kite "Snoopy" (below left and right), after a running session in a kite fight where she was the only woman with 20 men. "Just like a man. They don't play fair, and like to play tricks on me."

"Women are not at a disadvantage in kiting," says Pamela Kirk (above), the only woman captain of an international kite flying team (the other members are three expert men kite flyers). "We can do it just as well as the men," she winks slyly, "Maybe better." Agrees Pina Sicari (below), "A bad day kiting, is better than a good day at work!"
The Night Flight at the annual Verdun Kite Festival in Montreal is spectacular!
    US International Film & Video Festival, Chicago, IL

    North American Outdoor Film/Video Awards, Chicago, IL

    Worldfest Flagstaff AZ, International Film & Video Festival

  • SILVER PLAQUE AWARD for Special Achievement in Cinematography
    Chicago International Television Festival

    Worldfest Houston (TX) International Film & Video Festival

  • AWARD OF MERIT for Videography(for John Goldi csc)
    North American Outdoor Film/Video Awards, Chicago, IL

    New York International Television Programming Festival

    Carnegie Wild Life Film & Video Festival, Pittsburgh, PA
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