Join area residents as they take you on a virtual journey, through their travel tales told during an online special performance called Six-Minute Escapes.
The experience is being coordinated by the Arts Council ~ Haliburton Highlands and the Haliburton Reads & Writes Committee and broadcast on YouTube Saturday, Oct. 3 at 7:30 p.m.
“The Six-Minute Escape is a collection of six-minute videos by filmmakers, renowned authors, and local folk who will take the audience on journeys as they share their adventures in new lands, distant or just down the street. Whether their stories take us overseas, or up to the skies in a float plane or on a ‘loony’ swim across Canning Lake, presenters will entertain, inspire and excite viewers,” a media release from organizers says.
It doesn’t cost anything to watch the program, but donations are welcome. Money raised by the arts council will go to its programming and services that help artists during the difficult economic times created by the coronavirus pandemic.
“Leaving ‘home’ always gives us something new to experience. The past few months of lockdown, restrictions, shortages and uncertainty has affected us all. The Reads & Writes Committee of the arts council hopes this important fundraiser will help our community and transport the audience on a wonderful imaginary journey,” Ruth Walker of Haliburton Reads & Writes Committee said.
Search for “Arts Council Haliburton Highlands” on YouTube to find the organization’s channel where you will find a teaser video as well as the Six-Minute Escape video on Oct. 3 at 7:30 p.m.
A GoFundMe page for the arts council can be found at https://www.gofundme.com/f/6-minute-escape.