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Filmed in the Okanagan: TV show focuses on traditional First Nation food

Quest Outwest: Wild Food follows Syilx storyteller and Penticton resident Tracey Kim Bonneau as she hunts and forages around the Okanagan looking for traditional ingredients.
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September 04, 2015 - 1:00 PM

OKANAGAN – A TV series about gathering and cooking wild food will air on the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network next week. And it was filmed in the Okanagan.

Quest Outwest: Wild Food follows Syilx storyteller and Penticton resident Tracey Kim Bonneau as she hunts and forages around the Okanagan looking for traditional ingredients she prepares with her mother and grandmother.

The series premieres on APTN Sept. 9.

Bonneau’s love and knowledge of traditional foods of her ancestors will be the focus of the series, but she will also meet with local organic farmers, wineries, homesteads and wild places in the traditional Okanagan territory, according to a media release from the Okanagan Film Commission.

“We continue to be very inspired by series like Quest OutWest: Wild Food being the home to this series, and by the continued growth of the Okanagan as a production hub for Film and TV projects,” film commissioner Jon Summerland says in the release.

The series was executive produced by Shawn Williamson of Brightlight Pictures Inc. He says from his first conversation with Bonneau he knew the show could be a success.

“We are very proud to have been part of such a great production,” he says. “As an added bonus the locations in the Okanagan are breathtaking."

To contact the reporter for this story, email Adam Proskiw at aproskiw@infonews.ca or call 250-718-0428. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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