'Take A Seat' with Dominic Gill films month-long adventure in Alberta

British adventure filmmaker to travel around the province on a tandem bike

CALGARY, May 28, 2013 /CNW/ - From May 16-June 7 documentary filmmaker Dominic Gill set off from Calgary on an ambitious adventure across the province of Alberta: one that will see the notable British television presenter covering more than 2,400 kilometres on a tandem bicycle.

Joining him on various legs of this once-in-a-lifetime trip are four Albertans, hand-selected by Gill for their enthusiasm for cycling and for the province they call home. During their travels, the guests will also get to join Gill and his small crew as they discover some of the amazing experiences Alberta has to offer, such digging for dinosaur fossils with palaeontologists in the Canadian Badlands, white-water rafting, hiking, climbing in the Canadian Rockies and enjoying a brief respite from the road in cities including Edmonton and Calgary. Gill will also be joined for two legs of his journey by contest winners from the United Kingdom, who will be experiencing Alberta for the first time.

Set against the breathtaking backdrop of Alberta's majestic landscapes, the adventure is being filmed for a series of online webisodes that will air on telegraph.co.uk, the online site of Britain's Daily Telegraph newspaper, as well as for a feature-length documentary film chronicling the trip. Gill, an avid social media user, will also be sharing stories about his travels though his various social media channels.

Gill and his crew, who have previously done similar tandem adventures across North and South America and Egypt, have travelled south from Calgary to Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, through Lethbridge, Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park, Medicine Hat and are now travelling to Dinosaur Provincial Park, Drumheller, Camrose, Edmonton, Hinton, Jasper, down the Icefields Parkway to Lake Louise, Banff and then back to Calgary to complete the route. The entire journey is scheduled to take 28 days.

A full schedule of the trip can be found below:

May 24: Medicine Hat to near Dinosaur Provincial Park
May 25: Dinosaur Provincial Park
May 26: Dinosaur Provincial Park north on Highway 36
May 27: Continue to Drumheller
May 28: Drumheller to Stettler
May 29: Stettler to Camrose
May 30: Camrose to Edmonton
May 31: Edmonton to Evansburg
June 1: Evanburg to Obed Provincial Park
June 2: Obed Lake to Jasper
June 3: Jasper to Mount Athabasca
June 4: Activities in and around Jasper June 5: Icefields Parkway to Lake Louise
June 6: Activities in and around Lake Louise
June 7: Lake Louise to Banff
June 8: Activities in and around Banff
June 9: Banff to Calgary

About Dominic Gill
Dominic has made a name for himself as the man on the tandem bicycle. He started with a journey from Alaska to which lasted two years and involved more than 270 random strangers who jumped on the back seat. During this epic adventure, he discovered that while a bicycle is undeniably the best way to explore a land and its people, a tandem goes one step further, giving him the ability to invite locals to share the journey with him and in turn share their stories on the road. For more information visit www.takeaseat.org

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SOURCE: Travel Alberta

For further information:

To arrange media interviews with Dominic Gill during his trip, contact:
Nadia Boctor
Encompass Films
Phone: (403) 200-9184
E-mail: nadia@encompassfilms.com

Other media enquiries can be directed to:
Karen Keller
Media Specialist, Europe & Australia
Travel Alberta
Phone: (403) 648-1045
Mobile: (403) 619-5839
E-mail: karen.keller@travelalberta.com


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