Petrie Island is located on the Ottawa River, in the eastern
part of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. It is accessed from Highway 174
(The Queensway) at Trim Road. If you are in downtown Ottawa, take
Highway 417 east until "the split". Keep left at the split onto
174, which is still a four-lane limited-access highway that leads
into Orleans. The first traffic light you will encounter is at Trim
Road, at which you should turn left.
1) There will be no parking
for the general public on Petrie Island during the Greater
Orleans Canada Day Celebration except for handicap drivers
and their vehicles.
2) The largest parking lot is
located off Trim Rd. in the OC Transpo Park and Ride.
Parking spaces are also available at the Place d'Orléans
Shopping Centre, with bus service to the Park and Ride lot
via the 95. Parking is also available in the Taylor Creek
3) Tractor drawn hay wagons
will shuttle patrons from Trim Rd. and Hwy. 174 to the site,
however, due to certain requirements that fall under the
conditions of our insurance policy, the causeway leading to
the island must be restricted to pedestrian traffic only
from 8:30 p.m. until after the firework. As a result of
these conditions, the shuttles will cease to operate after
4) Donations will be accepted
for the use of the hay wagon shuttles with the proceeds to
be split evenly between event and the community groups
providing volunteers for parking and traffic management.
Front Row: Lois Siegel,
Marie-Chantale Turgeon, Jacques Bensimon,
Their Excellencies the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean and Mr.
Sylvie Lalande, Mark Starowicz,
Phillip Rista Nimmons, Dr.
Middle Row: Gregor Ash, Maria Yongmee Shin, Hervé
Sara Diamond, Narendra Pachkhede,
Hanno Lemke, Nicholas Bencherki, Dr. Gerri
Sinclair, Michael Griffin,
Back Row: Tom Perlmutter, Philippe Baylaucq, Daniel Cross, Yves
Cameron Bailey, Alex "Gadget" Berthelot,
Letizia Caronia, Patricia Bergeron, Raja
Khanna, Sébastien Barangé
February 20, 2013, Lois Siegel appeared in the
taping of "The Prime Radicals," a children’s educational television
series on TVOntario. Lois acted as a movie director in a sequence
opposite 19-year-old Alanna Bale who plays Alanna in the production.
The Prime Radicals demonstrates how math can be applied in everyday
contexts. It features two cousins, Alanna and Kevin, who help their
Uncle Norm solve his weekly workshop problems with the help of an
expert and a mathematical solution. This new live-action series for
kids aged 6-8 is compelling and entertaining – never didactic – and
uses humorous, hands-on, real-world scenarios to make numbers cool
for kids, based on the math curriculum for young learners. Filming
took place at GAPC Entertainment in Ottawa.
Lois attended the
World Arts Film Fest in Jacksonville, Florida April 2013. She led
animation workshops with students from
Douglas Anderson High School
of the Arts and various groups of autistic children.
She also participated in a panel of women filmmakers.
From 7-year-olds playing baseball, learning the
rules of the game, to 60-year-olds playing slo-pitch softball,
BASEBALL GIRLS explores the private and professional lives of women
obsessed with the sport they love. Using animation, archival
stills and live-action footage, this zany and affectionate feature
documentary details the history of women's participation in the largely
male-dominated world of baseball and softball.
"Smart, strong and snappy, much like its subjects." Eye
Girls is a winner" Toronto Star "Remember, Diamonds are a
girls' best friend" Toronto Sun "A zany, action -packed
documentary" The Gazette "A well-made, engaging
documentary about women, both past and present,
playing baseball." Hollywood reporter "Penetrating and
altogether entertaining.. focusing on women who live and
breathe the game of baseball." Take One
Baseball Girls on TV
Oxygen, the new women's TV network in the States,
purchased BASEBALL GIRLS
produced by The National Film Board of Canada and directed by Lois
The film aired on the network
Oxygen is partially owned by Oprah
The members of Celtic North are fortunate
to live in the Ottawa/Gatineau area
where “traditional” music is a wonderful mix of Irish, Scottish, and
In this, our first recording, we have collected some of our
with a couple of well-known songs thrown in for good measure.
Lois Siegel: Fiddle, Spoons, Bodhran
Perkins: Vocals, Guitar, Mandolin, Bodhran
Marie Deziel: Accordion, Fiddle
Irish Washerwoman, Auprès de ma blonde, Scotland the Brave,
Loch Lomond, Morrison's, The Girl I Left Behind Me
Celtic North isn't their day job, but as their new CD shows, they
certainly have flair....
"Celtic North" is a very good first CD. It contains a variety
mainly Irish and Scottish, with a few French pieces....
The playing is lively and catchy; the instrumentation creative.
Reuel S. Amdur
"Celtic Life" Magazine
Your CD is great--such lively "fun time" music.
Good recording, and you all sound fantastic.
Really like the CD... the arrangements are
the blend of instruments is SO smooth,
and the interwoven melodies are beautiful.
"French influences add uniqueness to Celtic North's debut album"
Price: $15.00 + U.S. and Canada
Shipping and Handling $8 = $23.00
Norwegian Academy of Music: Kerson Q Xun
Leong from Canada is the
Junior 1st Prize Winner of the Menuhin Competition 2010,
the Leading International Competition for Young
S. Bach, Grieg, Brahms, Bull, Dvorak, and Sarasate. Oslo
Globe and Mail
January 23, 2009
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presented with The Twenty-Fourth Annual
Ethel N. Fortner Writer and Community Award
by St. Andrew's Presbyterian College
September 24, 2009
The Ethel N. Fortner Writer and
Community Awards were instituted in 1986 to honor a friend of
writers and frequent contributor to the St. Andrews Review. Fortner
earned a Master of Arts degree from Columbia University in New York.
After a career in teaching at the Oregon School of the Blind, she
and her husband moved to Estacada, Ore. She committed herself to
writing and became editor of Human Voice Quarterly. A frequent
contributor to the St. Andrews Review, she was the earliest
benefactor of the St. Andrews Press. She believed that a full
community embraced and encouraged the craft of writing.
Lois was a guest speaker at
Presbyterian College, Laurinburg, North Carolina
where she showed her films and spoke at the Writers' Forum.
Andrews Presbyterian College is a four-year, church-related,
co-educational liberal arts and sciences institution, serving
traditional and non-traditional students from diverse national,
ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds. The College offers
residential and nonresidential undergraduate degree programs,
certification programs, and special training programs. One of the
first campuses designed to be accessible, St. Andrews takes
particular pride in its historical commitment to accommodating
students with physical disabilities.
presenters at the forum include such
distinguished guests as
designer Buckminster Fuller, journalist Tom
Wolfe, musician John Cage, poets Robert
Robert Bly and James Dickey; novelist John
Barth, literary critic Leslie Fiedler,
and Village Voice Poetry Editor Joel
The Writers' Forum is a group that has met
every Thursday for 40 years.
"St. Andrews was
pleased to welcome to its campus
Lois Siegel, a veritable powerhouse
in all things creative. Recognized
internationally for her photography,
film-making, and music-making, Ms.
Siegel has been a tour de force on
campus, trekking from Women's
Studies classrooms to Advanced Video
Production meetings to the theatre
and beyond. Aside from making films,
playing music and taking
photographs, Siegel is a professor
at the University of Ottawa."
At the Forum
tonight, we were privileged to views
clips from several of her films on
topic ranging from the history of
women in baseball to a Canadian
family that made a name for itself
in film by staging and participating
in stunts to the plight of the
albinos. In light of being unable to
Podcast the actual Forum, please
check out the interview with Lois
Siegel instead--same bat time, same
To order a copy of her award-winning
Baseball Girls, you can contact
the Canadian National Film Board by
Once again, Lois Siegel appeared
at the Writer's Forum.
She talked about her work as a freelance photographer and showed her
feature documentary film "Lip Gloss"
Directed by Lois Siegel
LIP GLOSS is a
documentary introducing a behind-the-scenes look at female
There's something for everyone: long legs, swivel hips, stuffed
girdles, and bouffant hairdos.
LIP GLOSS exposes the lives of transvestites, transsexuals, drag
queens and female impersonators.
Shop with them for lingerie and high heels, meet them backstage as
they transform from male to female, learn about their "extra
curricular" occupation and family life.
Lois Siegel works as a
freelance photographer for The Ottawa Citizen.
She covers diplomatic/embassy events, art shows, parties.....
Watch for her photos on Wednesday: "Diplomatica."
She also writes and photographs for Capital Style Magazine.
Her photographs are
displayed on the Saatchi Gallery, London, England, website. You can view her work here:
Gambling Boys, a documentary
produced by EyeSteelFilm,
delves in to the world of teen gambling, a world that offers excitement,
the potent allure of making big money, and as many are discovering,
the potential for serious addiction problems.
With the barrage of marketing
campaigns, television coverage of poker tournaments,
and easy access to online gaming, it is no surprise that teens are
Experts are finding that the rate of problem gamblers among young people
is two to four times higher than for adults.
Gambling Boys features three
youths ranging in age from 14 to 20 years old.
These teens share their
experiences with the thrill of gambling
and the tragic consequences when the betting gets out of control.
Gambling Boys, directed and
written by Laura Turek,
offers a poignant and lively picture of teens’ fascination with gambling
and the harsh consequences of getting hooked.
The film was produced by Sally Bochner and Tamara Lynch,
and executive producers Mila Aung Thwin and Daniel Cross.
Siegel: Still Photography and Research
Produced by EyeSteelFilm in association with
Selected to Premiere at the Montreal World Film
Siegel recently worked as Casting
Director for the alternative-drama “Family Motel,” a co-production
between Instinct Films, Montreal, and
The National Film Board of Canada. The film is
a sympathetic look at
what happens to families when, in spite of all their efforts, the
rent is too high, and their salaries are too low.
Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois:
Alex and Ruth Dworkin Prize for a Film
that Promotes Tolerance
Museum of Modern Art, NYC, March 2008
Family Motel is one of the most
important and affecting movies I've ever taken in.
It speaks for the millions of marginalized refugees in the West
with a degree of realism and authenticity I don't think I've ever
seen on film before.
Five stars for both content and cinematic art."
Alex Shoumatoff, contributing editor,
Ottawa filmmaker Lois Siegel appeared as a guest speaker
Douglas Anderson High School of the Arts, Jacksonville,
For three days, she taught film animation (drawing on
and spoke about filmmaking and photography.
Grand Finale Celtic North Performed New
at the Canadian Museum of Civilization, Grand Hall, Gatineau, Quebec
for the 150th Anniversary of the City of Ottawa
Being Named the Capital by Queen Victoria