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The following message appears courtesy of John Scott.  It’s about an exciting project underway entitled “Rubber Side Down:  From the Rockies to the Rock”.  You can be part of this project at a number of levels.  Please read the details below.  We are very proud that our son Andy  is part of this project.  We understand that one of the showings of the movie will be at the Capitol Theatre in Windsor and are looking forward to it.  More details to follow.

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Hi Supporters of the Powered by Community Cross Country Ride for Crohn’s and Colitis (wow that is a mouthful)

Happy New Year to you all and Thanks so much for your support of Greg and Vin’s VERY successful ride last year, raising over $60,000 so far and reaching thousands of people affected by IBD.

SO, what does 2009 hold for us….well, the boys filmed their whole adventure last summer and we are planning to release a movie of this adventure in April. And the working title of the movie is…..ready…..drumroll please:

RUBBER SIDE DOWN: From the Rockies to the Rock!

This full length film is being put together as we speak (and over the next 3 months) by our own Andy Peterson…..YES the ANDY PETERSON of Survivorman fame. Andy has just finished editing Season 3 of Discovery Channel’s (and OLN) Survivorman, and is now a full time devotee to RUBBER SIDE DOWN! We are very blessed to have Andy’s time and talent going into this movie!

We want you all to stick with us and tell others about this new project for Powered by Community…so here is the NEW Facebook group to join if you have not already:

http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?topic=6116&uid=23856311760#/group.php?gid=23856311760

AND A QUICK HEADS UP….if you think you may be able to help us with this project, we would love to hear from you! We are looking for sponsors, locations to screen the movie, people with marketing skills, volunteers of all types for various duties and responsibilities all across North America for when this comes out in April! If YOU think you have something to offer this movie….please message us and lets start chatting!

Bye for now,

Thanks for your ongoing support!

John Scott

Associate Producer and CCFC Volunteer
Rubber Side Down: From the Rockies to the Rock!

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Survivorman Rocks Huntsville


As part of Huntsville’s Festival of the Arts, Les Stroud performed to a sold out audience at the Huntsville Theatre last night and I was fortunate enough to be there.

The show was billed as a marriage of multimedia from the popular television show and Stroud’s original compositions. Except for the encore, the show was all-Stroud and the extremely talented group that he amassed.

Throughout, you would hear sounds that you wouldn’t have thought possible on harmonica, banjo, flute, or violin or… It was an amazing display of talent that gave each of the members on stage a time to display their abilities.

I had never heard Stroud’s music before as I suspect that it only gets local play. However, the music was put into context with Stroud’s story telling abilities and footage from the popular OLN Survivorman series. For example, Clips from Ecuador and family canoeing made for a complete experience that I’d never heard or seen the likes of before. Huntsville should be proud of its native son and it was a proud moment to be a Canadian when we all joined in for the chorus of “I am Canadian”.

This was opening night for the show and there were a few glitches. But they didn’t detract from the overall experience. With the constant changing of instruments to show the reach of the band, it was bound to happen.

Stroud provided all the vocals and with the exception of one song, he was front and centre for the three hour show.

The Huntsville Theatre was an enjoyable setting. After the show, you could immediately walk up and down the main street to enjoy what you would expect in cottage country.

I was there as more than just a tourist in town. My son works for the Survivorman series and was part of the group there to capture this multimedia experience and turn it into another one! It was great to have him recognized as one of the “three wise men” that get to work with Les Stroud on a daily basis.

If you are a fan of Survivorman and get a chance to see this concert, buy tickets early. It will sell out with Survivorman fans who will leave with more insights to the show and the personal skills and abilitities of Les Stroud.