Thursday, June 03, 2010

Tahmoh Returns to Whitehorse

Sorry for the unexpected break in posting. Work and family got busy for a while. With summer here in the North, these breaks may get more frequent, but we're still around. Now onto the Tahmoh news.

After traveling far and wide for multiple convention appearances, Tahmoh joined his family in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory to celebrate his father Tony's political career with the New Democratic Party in the territory and critical party victories in the 1980s.

The Whitehorse Star shared a lovely family photo and had this to say about Tahmoh:
After excusing himself for being a poor public speaker, the younger Penikett had the crowd of 200 laughing, mostly at themselves, as he recalled his years growing up as the child of the party.


CBC shares a very interesting seven minute interview with Tahmoh conducted at the Music, Art, and Drama Center Tahmoh attended in high school that launched his serious interest in acting. You can hear students rehearsing in the background of the interview. Here's an exert:
The fact that we have a program like this in the Yukon is incredible. Anyone who's from here knows that it's an incredibly artistic community. Always has been.... Especially in Whitehorse, there's a lot of music, there's theatre. It's very much a part of the community. Because of it, a lot of these kids with artistic ambitions and talent, to give them an outlet and a place to train, really to encourage them to pursue those dreams, it's awesome that they have that avenue and opportunity. Most small northern communities don't have that.

Tahmoh, along with BSG alums Tricia Helfer and Grace Park, made Hello! Canada Magazine's list of the 50 Most Beautiful Canadians. CTV lists all 50 here but if anyone has actual scans from the magazine, please let us know.

In continued support of the charity Caleb's Hope, Tahmoh took part in the recent Vancouver photo shoot for the Real Men Don't Rape Campaign. Caleb's hope founder Holly Dignard gave us permission to repost this mobile upload pic of Tahmoh at the shoot, and we'll be sure to let you know when a final picture is available. See the new Caleb's Hope Facebook page for final pics from the LA shoot of the same campaign.

The Whedonverse is abuzz with news that Joss may have a new project on board ... as Tahmoh let slip in this interview conducted at FedCon in the original German or the imperfect but still readable Google Translate Version.

LiveJournal posters thedothatgirl and abby-i share recent con pictures and reports (and fan art). They have allowed us to link to their posts, but please do not to repost the pictures or otherwise share them without first receiving permission.

To end on a sad note, Canadian actress Babz Chula passed away on May 22 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She co-starred with Tahmoh and Tricia Helfer in The Green Chain, filmed just after Babz first round of chemotherapy treatments. A while back, Tahmoh and another BSG alum Kandyse McClure, helped to raise funds for The Babz Chula Lifeline for Artists Society. The society has posted this public picture of Tahmoh and Kandyse at dinner with the winner of the auction and his guest.

For more on Babz Chula, her life and career see the following:
Memorial Facebook Page
The Babz Chula Lifeline for Artists Society Facebook Page and Website
Tribute Written by Green Chain writer and director Mark Leiren-Young

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