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Season 1 Episode 5 : In the Garden of Hope

In their garden, in St-Bernardin, a picturesque village about an hour away from Ottawa, Nik Schnell and his aunt, Elisabeth Skelly, nurture hope and comfort. Both artists decided to pursue the dream of Philippa Lesniak, Nik`s wife, of creating an artistic garden for people to seek peace in nature, therapy through art.
Last April, after 20 years of fighting mental illness, Philippa Lesniak took her own life.

Today, some twenty artists are on display at the arts garden founded by Philippa and all visitor donations go to the Canadian Mental Health Association.

A Samuel Blais-Gauthier production.

Video series: 3

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Season 2