We can't begin to express our gratitude for the people who have come together and offered up their services and talents to make this film a reality.
Livescape Founder & CEO
Trek Leader, Adventure racer
Lily the Malamute
Trek mascot, Adventure dog
P. Eng, Product manager at Livescape
Adventure racing safety and logistics coordinator, Ornge Paramedic, Firefighter
SOC, IA667, Lead Camera Operator, Production Mentor
Region Councillor, CEO of the YWCA
Lifelong Kitchener Resident
Host of The Mike Farwell Show on 570 News
Shelter Frontline Worker
CEO of Kiite
Founder of The Working Centre
Tech Founder, Environmental Advocate
Commissioner of Planning, Development, and Legislative Services at Region of Waterloo
CEO of the Accelerator Centre, GRCA Foundation Board member
Tent City Community Member
Coordinator of Hold The Line, Community advocate
Director and past President of the Grand Valley Trails Association
Editor, Merc Media
Title Design, Candle Flame Films
Camera Operator, Lighting
Camera Operator and Co-Producer, Lucid Intent
Terre Chartrand is a non-status Algonquin and French-Canadian artist living in Waterloo Region who has a background in theatre, visual arts, technology, and science. Her diverse career has included everything from teaching in a french languages secondary school to working as a research assistant in crop science. Included in her accomplishments are the founding and artistic direction of a collective show that takes over an entire floor of THEMUSEUM in Kitchener, the founding and artistic direction of an inter-arts collective who have seen several shows including IMPACT – an international contemporary and movement theatre festival.
Terre is a recipient of an Waterloo Region Arts Award in the open jury category for her commitment to advocacy for the arts in her community, and has received in the past both a Waterloo Region Arts Fund and an Ontario Arts Council grant for projects of her devising. Terre has a polytechnic three-year degree in Computer Science from St. Clair College and has pursued a life long interest in education with a near complete double degree in Communication Studies and Cultural Studies from Wilfrid Laurier University.
Director, Producer, Creator of Waterloo Region Crossing
Tessa Jennison is a community advocate, artist, and adventure enthusiast. Tessa's passion for community led to the conceptualization of Waterloo Region Crossing. By sharing the idea and surrounding herself with skilled and motivated team, the group was able to plan and execute the first cross-regional trek in 2018. In addition to this feat, they captured essence of the journey in the Waterloo Region Crossing documentary film, as a means to call others to action and encourage community engagement.
Tessa has been recognized as one of Waterloo Region's "Top 40 Under 40" for her work in community and arts advocacy, and for her efforts in working with local politicians to recognize and protect culturally significant spaces. She is also the recipient of a Waterloo Region Arts Award in the music category.
Tessa is a four-time competitor in the Adventure Racing World Series, and ran for a seat as a Kitchener city councillor in the 2014 municipal elections. She has a degree in Urban and Regional Planning from The University of Waterloo.