Vancouver, BC Canada (August 18, 2015) - Building a Dream is an uplifting documentary following Bob Parson, age 72, build a wooden lapstrake boat by hand from a cedar log he found beachcombing 20 years ago, and his wife Velda, as she pursues her passion for painting at their home on Denmen Island. Documentary filmmaker Francois Laliberte captured a moment in the life of this inspiring and energetic couple who continue to fulfill their dreams after retiring from farming.
The Vancouver Premiere will have four screenings as part of the Vancouver Wooden Boat Festival:
Saturday, August 29th and Sunday, August 30th at 12:30pm & 2:00pm
Waterfront Theatre, (1412 Cartwright, Granville Island)
$5 per person at the door (cash only)
Filmed over a period of two years, the film introduces us to a captivating, active couple and showcases the natural beauty of the Northern Gulf Islands through the seasons. It is the first film to be shown at the Vancouver Wooden Boat Festival. Bob's love of lapstrake boats and detailed craftsmanship is a perfect fit for the Festival which features family boatbuilding as part of their activities.
The 28th Vancouver Wooden Boat Festival is organized by the Vancouver Wooden Boat Society and will be held on Granville Island from Thursday, August 27th to Sunday, August 30th, 2015. Tour boats on the dock, take part in kids' boatbuilding, listen to music and guest speakers, or watch the Family Boatbuilders build their own wooden skiff to take home.