How To Build A Paddle (And Survive A Canadian Winter)

About How To Build A Paddle (And Survive A Canadian Winter)

Director: William Whiston
Producer: Genoveve Zepeda & Matthew Lorenz

Dreaming of warmer days, Fort McMurray filmmaker Willi Whiston goes on a journey to beat the winter blues by handcrafting a canoe paddle for the first time.

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Director Biography
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Willi Whiston is a filmmaker from nistawâyâw (Fort McMurray). Willi loves sharing the beauty of Northeastern Alberta and the incredible stories of the people that call it home. When not behind a camera, together with his wife Genoveve and dog Cheeto, Willi enjoys a strong cup of coffee, and paddle down a northern river, or a campfire with friends.