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**Adventures in Rainbow Country Reunion**

We had a wonderful summer reunion event for the show's ex-cast, crew and fans. It was held where the show was originally filmed- Whitefish Falls, in the heart of Ontario's breath-taking LaCloche Mountains. The Red Dog Grill and Rainbow Country Rec Hall were our venues of choice for the weekend of Aug 11-13, 2006. As well, there was a tour of Rainbow Lodge and Dreamer's Rock (now owned by the Whitefish River Nation, who staged a pow wow, sage smudge and story for us).

Our attendees included: Buckley Petawabano (Pete Gawa), William Davidson (Producer), John Sadowski (Officer Nixon), Harry Makin (Director of Photography), Martin Lager (Script Writer), Tim Gallagher (Race Contestant), Sandy and Wilfred Cywink (Thunderbirds band member), Jerry Cormier (Stunts), Gary Trimmer (Stunt Diver), Dave Marshall (Assistant Editor), Richard Foucault (son of ex-Mayor of Espanola), Corrie Roque (son of Production Aid Dan Roque), Jon Butler (local Photographer from Willisville), and the former head of the Cree Nation, Ted Moses.

A great article was written in the Manitoulin Expositor about the weekend-long events, which details everything that happened from the beginning plans back in 2005 up to the final day at Dreamer's Rock. If you go to the links at the bottom of this page you can read the article and also view some great photos we took for your viewing pleasure.

Event organizer Denis Belton wrote a song called "The Bush Panic Blues" which he shared with us all at Saturday night's bonfire after the reunion banquet:

The Bush Panic Blues copyright (c) 2006 by Denis Belton

I've got the blues since I wandered in the bush
I've got the blues since I wandered in the bush
I might have also lost my marbles
But I haven't lost my tush.

Can't anybody tell me how to make it to the lodge
Can't anybody tell me how to make it to the lodge
I used to be a Boy Scout
But I never earned a bodge.

(spoken)

I should've heeded McGubgub. Cuz now my world's in a hubbub.
I don't know what happened to Gawa. But I wish I could find him a-now-a!

I got the blues,
The Bush Panic Blues,
I got them low-down, strung-out, washed-up Bush Panic Blues. Oh yeah!



Newsflash: To download all 26 episodes from this show, as well as The Forest Rangers and other Canadian classics, email me at clay70@rogers.com for the details.

The Red Green Show: 1997 Season [DVD]
All 17 episodes from the seventh season--including "Running of the Bulls," "The Strange Ranger," "Big Guy Little Guy," "The Good Old Hockey Game," and "The Winter Carnival"--have been collected in a three-disc set.

The Incredible Journey [DVD](1963) DVD
When their masters go abroad on vacation and leave them in the care of a friend 200 miles away, a trio of homesick house pets--a bull terrier, Labrador pup, and Siamese cat--take their first chance to slip away, only to find themselves confronted with daunting adventures in the Canadian wilderness. Live-action Disney family classic from the Sheila Burnford book stars Emile Genest, John Drainie, Jan Rubes; Rex Allen narrates. 80 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English.

The Littlest Hobo TV Series Collection 1 [DVD]
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Road To Avonlea: The Complete First Volume [DVD]
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Trailer Park Boys: The Movie [DVD](2006) DVD
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Canada Cup '76 [DVD] DVD
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Leave It To Beaver: Season One [DVD](1957) DVD
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The Wizard Of Oz (75th Anniversary) [Blu-ray](1939)
Follow Dorothy over the rainbow and down the Yellow Brick Road in one of the most beloved films in cinematic history. Not in Kansas anymore after a tornado whisks her away to the Land of Oz, Dorothy is off for adventure in the Emerald City with the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodsman, the Cowardly Lion, and Toto, too, all the while being chased by the Wicked Witch of the West and looking for a way home. Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Jack Haley, Bert Lahr, Margaret Hamilton, and Frank Morgan star. 102 min. Standard; Soundtracks: English DTS HD 5.1 Master Audio, French Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English (SDH), French, Spanish; audio commentary; "making of" documentary; sing-along songs.

Little House On The Prairie: Season 1 [DVD]
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Star Trek: Season 1 [Blu-ray](1966)
All 29 episodes from the series's debut season--including "The Man Trap," "Where No Man Has Gone Before," the two-part "The Menagerie," "Balance of Terror," "This Side of Paradise," and "The City on the Edge of Forever"--are featured in a seven-disc set. Includes the broadcast versions of the episodes and the remastered versions featuring all-new CGI special effects. 24 1/3 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtracks: English DTS HD 7.1 Master Audio, Dolby Digital mono, French Dolby Digital mono, Spanish Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English (SDH), French, Portuguese, Spanish; featurettes. **29 episodes on 7 discs. 24 1/2 hrs.**

The Andy Griffith Show: Complete Series Collection [DVD] DVD
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Gilligan's Island: The Complete First Season [DVD]
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M*A*S*H: Season One [DVD]
All 24 episodes from the debut season--including the pilot, "Chief Surgeon Who?," "Yankee Doodle Doctor," "Dear Dad," and "Sometimes You Hear the Bullet"--are featured in a three-disc set.

The Dukes Of Hazzard: The Complete Seasons 1-7 [DVD]
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Monty Python And The Holy Grail (Collector's Edition) [DVD](1975) DVD
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Keeping Up Appearances: Collector's Edition [DVD] DVD
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Coronation Street: 3 DVD Boxed Set [DVD] DVD
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Star Wars: The Complete Saga [Blu-ray]
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Don Cherry's Hard-Hitting Hockey [DVD](2008) DVD
Don Cherry is a former hockey player and coach who won the NHL Jack Adams Award for best coach during his days with the Boston Bruins in the '70s. However, Cherry is best known these days as the voice of the CBC's "Hockey Night in Canada" who possesses a penchant for hard-nosed play. Join him for highlights of the 2007-2008 NHL season that features hits, bloopers, and scraps, all delivered in the classic Don Cherry style. 62 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English; Subtitles: English (SDH). NOTE: This Title Is Out Of Print; Limit One Per Customer.

The Lord Of The Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy (Widescreen Version) [DVD]
Special six-disc boxed set includes widescreen versions of "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring," "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers," and "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King."

The Adventures Of Ma And Pa Kettle, Vol. 1 [DVD]
First, the hillbilly husband and wife played by Marjorie Main and Percy Kilbride are introduced in the all-time favorite barnyard comedy "The Egg and I" (1947), with Claudette Colbert and Fred MacMurray. Then, the Kettle clan is about to be run out of their home until Pa wins "the home of the future" in a slogan-writing contest in "Ma and Pa Kettle" (1949). AKA: "The Further Adventures of Ma and Pa Kettle." The Kettles find themselves in New York where they unwittingly help a crook on the lam in "Ma and Pa Kettle Go to Town" (1950). Finally, Ma and Pa head back to the homestead when they think there's uranium on the premises in "Ma and Pa Kettle Back on the Farm" (1951).

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