Great Bear WILD Photography Exhibit

Victoria, B.C.  Premiere

NOW until February 2, 2013

The Canoe Brewpub, 450 Swift Street, Victoria, B.C.

The Great Bear Wild GALA - November 21, 2012
In November, a packed house at the Canoe Brewpub in Victoria, B.C. welcomed acclaimed photographer Ian McAllister of Pacific Wild, Marven Robinson of the Gitga'at First Nation, Sierra Club BC's Caitlyn Vernon and musician Vince Vaccaro.

Photo ©Anthony Bonello

Sunday October 14th marked the Victoria premiere of a beautifully dramatic photography exhibit at the Canoe Brewpub—Great Bear WILD. Produced by National Geographic and other internationally acclaimed photographers such as Thomas Peschak, Daniel Beltra, Cristina Mittermeier, Garth Lenz and Ian McAllister, the exhibit highlights current threats and conservation issues in the Great Bear Rainforest.
The Great Bear WILD exhibit illustrates the cultures, communities, ecosystems and livelihoods at risk from the threat of oil spills if the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline and tankers project goes ahead.
The exhibit is a result of a collaboration between Sierra Club BC, Pacific Wild and the International League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP) who conducted a Rapid Assessment Visual Expedition (RAVE) in the Great Bear Rainforest in 2010. During the RAVE, a swat-team of internationally celebrated photographers were deployed to document the proposed tanker route – from the narrow fjords and spirit bear habitat, to the coastal communities and abundant fishing grounds of the Great Bear Rainforest.

Hosted in the vibrant atmosphere of the Canoe Brewpub, these stunning images will be displayed until JANUARY 15, 2013


See images from the iLCP RAVE:

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For more information and media inquiries, please contact:
Colette Heneghan—Pacific Wild,, 250-882-4092
Caitlyn Vernon—Sierra Club BC,, 250-896-3500

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All Photography © Ian McAllister unless otherwise noted.
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