Teenager Billy Williams and his sister Hannah live with their mother Nancy at a hunting and fishing lodge in Rainbow Country, the popular name of the North Channel area of Lake Huron in ...
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Teenager Billy Williams and his sister Hannah live with their mother Nancy at a hunting and fishing lodge in Rainbow Country, the popular name of the North Channel area of Lake Huron in Ontario, Canada. The lodge was built by Billy's father Frank, who disappeared two years earlier when his bush plane went down while he was prospecting for gold. At 15, Billy is an accomplished wilderness guide, scuba diver, angler, spelunker, white-water canoeist, photographer, marksman, rock climber, skydiver and electric bass player in his rock group The Thunderbirds. Billy sports a mop of shaggy blond hair and always wears a gold mohair sweater, a GWG denim jacket, beige jeans and Kodiak boots, even on the most sweltering of summer days. Billy's best friend is Pete Gawa, a native Canadian who is equally adept at all the outdoor skills. The inseparable pair experience an endless string of adventures, thwarting the designs of jewel thieves (Mystery at Whaleback Bay), kidnappers (Pursuit Along the Aux ... Written by
Even though it ran for only one season, it produced some of the highest ratings of any Canadian television program. Never actually cancelled by the CBC, the show's production company disbanded before more episodes could be ordered. See more »
This series took place in our backyard. I distinctly remember Lois Maxwell as being a very respectful, distinguished, beautiful woman who brought a wonderful presence to the series. All of the cast and crew were very nice people. Today,First Nations people is the proper term to use when referring to 'Indian'; which is still the technical-governmental term. At the time of the shooting of this series, many of the First Nations people were from our little village, Birch Island (Whitefish River First Nation). I was in the series as a little girl in the 'Long, Tough Race. At a time in our struggle for better rights and literally, a 'long, tough race' for our own people, this series affected our little village in a positive way. We took great pride in being a part of 'Adventures in Rainbow Country'. Many good things were spun out of this series and still remain today ie. provincial tourism names this area Rainbow Country. Very often, older Canadians still remember the series. A search on the web should bring up the latest information on the series. I think it is a vital part of Canadian television history.
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