Interviews with the people featured in our films
Interviews with interesting people have always been a priority for Trailguide Pictures. One of the great things about making documentary style films is that we get the opportunity to meet and interview some really wonderful, and amazing people who share the same passion for the things we love. We’ve put together this little page of who’s who with some of the photo’s we’ve taken along the way.
Gabriel Beauchesne-Sévigny is a Canadian sprint canoer. Gabriel was a finalist at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. He and his partner Ben Russell paddled to fifth and sixth places finishes in the C2 500 and 1000 metre events. Gabriel Beauchesne-Sévigny is featured in our film Sprint: Canoe & Kayak Racing
Kevin Callan is a Canadian film maker, educator and author of thirteen books, including the bestselling “The Happy Camper” and “A Paddler’s Guide To” series. Kevin Callan is featured in our film Canoe: Icon of the North. If you’d like to see more of Kevin, have a look at The Complete Kevin Callan Interview.
Richard Dober Jr.
Richard Dober Jr. is a Canadian sprint kayaker who has competed since the mid-2000s. He won two medals at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships with a silver (K-2 500 m: 2006) and a bronze (K-2 200 m: 2009). Richard Dober Jr. is featured in our film Sprint: Canoe & Kayak Racing
Jason Eke is a canoe builder and paddling enthusiast who enjoys exploring new places, meeting new like-minded people and sharing those experiences through his films. He’s an advocate for paddle-sports and watershed conservation projects and spreads that message through his audience of 20,000 monthly viewers. Jason Eke is the Producer and Director here at Trailguide Pictures and can be seen in our film Canoe: Icon of the North
Hugues is a 2012 Olympian and comes from one of the great Canadian paddling families. Both his parents paddled for Canada on the international stage. His late father Jean Fournel competed at the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal and his mother Guylaine raced in Pan American Championships. Hugues Fournel is featured in our film Sprint: Canoe & Kayak Racing
Christine is a five-time Paracanoe World Champion in the K1 200 metre LTA. She started Paracanoe as an outing with her sisters after suffering injuries during her military service. Christine Gauthier is featured in our film Sprint: Canoe & Kayak Racing
John Jennings & Jeremy Ward
John Jennings is a retired history professor from Trent University and the author of several books, including Canoe: A Living Tradition. Jeremy Ward is the curator at the Canadian Canoe Museum in Peterborough, Ontario. John Jennings and Jeremy Ward is featured in our film Canoe: Icon of the North
Christian is a newcomer to the international scene of ParaCanoeing. He is a World Cup medalist in K1 LTA. Christian suffered an injury in 2009 while trying to disarm an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan. He credits kayaking for helping him recover through all his injuries, and for helping him set new goals. Christian Maranda is featured in our film Sprint: Canoe & Kayak Racing
Becky Mason is a film maker and canoe instructor, the daughter of Bill Mason, Becky has a long family tradition in the Canadian canoeing community. Becky Mason is featured in our film Canoe: Icon of the North. If you’d like to see more of Becky, have a look at The Complete Becky Mason Interview
Ted Moores has been building canoes and kayaks for over 40 years from his workshop Bear Mountain Boats. He is also author to several books including Kayakcraft and Canoecraft, which has sold over 300,000 copies. Ted Moores is featured in our film Canoe: Icon of the North. If you’d like to see more of Ted, have a look at The Complete Ted Moores Interview.
Mark Oldershaw captured the Bronze medal at the recent London Olympic Games in the C1 1000m event. He is a third generation Olympian and fifth member of his family to compete in the Games. Mark has also won over 65 gold medals at the National Championships as a member of the Burloak Canoe Club, is a 7-time winner on the World Cup Circuit, and was a double Junior World Champion in 2001. Mark Oldershaw is featured in our film Sprint: Canoe & Kayak Racing and Canoe: Icon of the North
Taylor Potts is one of Canada’s top female sprint canoers, medaling internationally in the C1 200m and C2 500m events. She is also an advocate for gender equity in the sport. Taylor hopes to see women’s canoe reach the Olympic stage by 2020. Taylor Potts is featured in our film Sprint: Canoe & Kayak Racing
Ben Russell is a Canadian sprint canoer. He and his partner Gabriel Beauchesne-Sévigny paddled to fifth and sixth place finishes in the C2 500 and 1000 metre events. Ben Russell is featured in our film Sprint: Canoe & Kayak Racing
Hugh Stewart is a master cedar-canvas canoe-builder who began his career as a wilderness guide and running a camp in the Temagami area of Ontario. He now builds canoes, including original Chestnut Prospectors at his shop Headwaters Canoes in wakefield Quebec. Hugh Stweart is featured in our film Canoe: Icon of the North. If you’d like to see more of Hugh, have a look at The Complete Hugh Stewart Interview.
Adam van Koeverden is one of Canada’s best known Olympians. His resume includes four Olympic medals and eight World Championship medals. Adam vanKoeverden is featured in our film Sprint: Canoe & Kayak Racing and Canoe: Icon of the North
Laurence Vincent-Lapointe is arguably the best female canoer in the World. She stepped onto the international scene in 2010 and won two gold medals at the World Championships. She repeated her results in 2011 and won another two gold medals in C1 200 and C2 500 with her partner Mallorie Nicholson and again in 2013 with partner Sara-Jane Caumartin. She also became the inaugural Under 23 World Champion in 2013. Her win at the 2014 World Championships also enabled her to claim the title of world record holder. Laurence Vincent-Lapointe is featured in our film Sprint: Canoe & Kayak Racing