Green Lake Snowmobile Club hosts renowned photographer

Chris Harris “Flyover” presentation, dinner event very successful

  • Nov. 13, 2014 10:00 a.m.

By Diane Sullivan

The Green Lake Snowmobile Club hosted a beef dip dinner and a very impressive show by Chris Harris as he “flew” 50 people over the Cariboo Chilcotin region on Oct. 25.

His images took many of us to places that we would love to go, but we know that seeing from afar is the closest we will get. The Rainbow Ridge in Tweedsmuir Park, the Fraser River, mountains, glaciers, and even our little acidic ponds became more than mountains, ponds, and rivers.

Chris showed us that many events and places we drive by can vary in appearance just by looking from a different angle. Mining sites, harvested fields, and the mouth of a river can become interesting intersections of lines, shapes and colours by holding a camera “here” instead of “there.”

His partner, Rita Giesbrecht, took us through some of the history and the people who started the aviation work in the region, telling some of their stories of struggle, guts, and determination so we have access in and out of the many beautiful lakes and mountains that this part of British Columbia has to offer.

Thank you to Chris, Rita and all those who attended.

Diane Sullivan is a GLSC director and event organizer.