29 January, 2024

Wild Places, Wild Faces: The Elements Showcased Nature in all its Beauty

Scott Haldane photograph of humming birds

On Tuesday, January 23, 2024, father and son duo Scott and Trevor Haldane hosted their third annual online photography presentation and fundraiser in support of Trans Canada Trail.

Their incredible photos showcased wildlife, landscapes and stories from across Canada through all the seasons. They highlighted the elements with images that featured the earth, water, ice and air.

The Fundraiser

Scott and Trevor have raised thousands of dollars by showcasing their beautiful photos over the last several years in support of Trans Canada Trail. They have inspired nature lovers across the country to make a donation and we are thankful for their support. These funds are vital, helping to keep the Trans Canada Trail open and accessible for all.

Scott and Trevor have first-hand experience in knowing that we all benefit from being outdoors – clearing our minds of everyday distractions, moving our bodies while surrounded by the sights and sounds of nature, and discovering new things about the land beneath our feet. The Trans Canada Trail is a place that benefits our physical and mental health as we connect with others while discovering Canada’s incredible landscapes.

Couldn’t attend but still want to participate?

A recording of their presentation is available for anyone who was not able to attend the live event:

After watching the recorded event, if you would like to make a donation to support Trans Canada Trail, visit the event’s donation page.

Thank you!

Thank you so much to Scott and Trevor Haldane, as well as everyone who participated in the event! Your support is very much appreciated.

About the Presenters

Trevor Haldane and Scott Haldane
Trevor Haldane

Trevor learned to love the outdoors from an early age, through canoe trips with his granddad and summers at camp.

In the last few years, Trevor started photographing wildlife in the parks and ravines of Toronto. This part-time hobby blossomed into a full-time passion during the COVID-19 pandemic. He found the quiet, active lifestyle, and focus of wildlife photography to be a great boost to his mental health during thoese stressful times.

In 2020, Trevor moved from Toronto, Ontario, to Fernie, British Columbia. He was thrilled to enter a new landscape, home to a vast array of wildlife. He has since kept himself busy photographing bees, bears and everything in between.

Scott Haldane

Scott’s dad, Gib, was an avid birdwatcher and canoe camper who had an astounding knowledge of the natural world. Gib’s influence made a lasting impression on his eldest son.

Scott’s interest in photography began with backpacking trips across Europe in the mid-1970s and has continued through more than four decades. As the former CEO of YMCA Canada and the Rideau Hall Foundation, as well as a travel enthusiast, Scott has travelled around the world and has made a point to explore new places and photograph his experiences to learn more about diverse communities and cultures.

When the pandemic hit Canada in March 2020 and travel plans were put on hold, Scott refocused his camera on the incredible variety of wildlife in and around the forests, ponds and rivers of the Ottawa/Gatineau region. As his son, Trevor, discovered the same passion, father and son built on their close relationship through a shared passion for nature and the trails that give them access to the wild world.