Two of the North Peace Region’s foremost photographers, Wayne Sawchuk and Don Pettit, will bring their images to stage in "Sustaining the Peace: Two Visions of the Peace Country."
Pettit will unveil his new book, Power Shift: The Hope and Drama of Monumental Wind Power. He will unveil his film that goes by that same title. Both are an account of the past, present and future of wind development. Pettit is a founding member of the Peace Energy Co-operative and one of the region’s leading experts on wind development. For 35 years Pettit has documented the region in photographs and books.
Sawchuk will address issues relating to climate change, the impact of oil and gas discoveries, the effects of the pine beetle kill and the wind energy installations in the Northern Rockies. He will also recount highlights of his 86 day packhorse expedition to the Muskwa-Kechika. Sawchuk has received numerous awards for his efforts to preserve the Muskwa-Kechika wilderness. He is also the author of the book Muskwa-Kechika; the Wild Heart of
Canada’s Northern Rockies.
Sustaining the Peace will take place on Thursday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. at the North Peace Cultural Centre. Admission is $10 for adults at the door. Children and seniors can attend for free. A question and answer period and a book signing will follow the presentations.