CPAWS Soirée - An evening with Robert Bateman and Ian Tamblyn

Join CPAWS Ottawa Valley (CPAWS-OV) and special guests Robert Bateman and Ian Tamblyn for an evening of art and music in support of wilderness conservation.


The evening will be a wonderful celebration of the connection between art and nature. Enjoy an intimate discussion with Canadian naturalist and artist Robert Bateman, as he shares his thoughts with us on the history, diversity, and natural wonder of our country.The evening will also feature the music of local musician, playwright and adventurer Ian Tamblyn (more on our featured guests below).

This not to be missed event takes place on Monday, October 23, 2017 at the Moore Farm Estate in Gatineau. The Moore Farm is a beautifully restored heritage building surrounded by community gardens on a 35-hectare rural estate and features a bistro-boutique within.

Stunning artwork created at the CPAWS-OV Dumoine River Art Camp will also be showcased and available for auction. In August CPAWS-OV hosted the art camp, which brought together artists working in different mediums and from communities across Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec. The artists had an opportunity to explore the Dumoine River, create various works of art, share stories and become inspired by this magnificent landscape. Their art will be displayed at Art Brûlant and Impressions in Shawville, Quebec from October 7-21, 2017 and can also be viewed on our website.

Guests will receive a complimentary signature cocktail upon entry, and enjoy fine finger foods locally sourced and created at the Moore Farm. Cash bar also available. Doors open at 6:30pm, come enjoy the space before the evening begins at 7:00pm with a welcome and opening prayer by Algonquin Elder Claudette Commanda.

This event will sell out, don’t wait! Tickets are $60 each, purchase your tickets here.

Our special guests are passionate about the environment and protecting nature for future generations.

Robert Bateman has been a keen artist and naturalist from his early days and is now one of the foremost artists depicting the world of nature. Bateman’s art reflects his commitment to ecology and preservation; he has become a spokesman for many environmental and preservation issues. He is currently on tour promoting his newest book, Robert Bateman’s Canada.

Ian Tamblyn is a local musician, songwriter, playwright and adventurer. Tamblyn’s extensive career began in 1972 and has since released 38 albums, acted as producer for dozens of other artists, written fourteen plays and over one hundred theatre soundtracks.

Claudette Commanda is an Algonquin Anishinabe from Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg First Nation. She has dedicated the last 30 years promoting First Nations people, history, culture and rights in various capacities as a University of Ottawa student, professor, member and chair of the aboriginal education council; and in the public forum via speaking events.

Proceeds from our CPAWS Soiree - An evening with Robert Bateman and Ian Tamblyn will support CPAWS-OV's wilderness conservation efforts including protecting Quebec's Dumoine, Noire and Coulonge rivers and securing legislated protection for Gatineau Park. 

See you there!