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   Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - February 15, 2001, Winnipeg, Manitoba                                Telei ision Winnipeg Free February 2001 D9 people share unique bond on job By John McKay TORONTO Bongo is a fullfledged movie He acts like Hes treated like He is both beloved and feared romantic and When he made the media rounds in Toronto in recent days paying well behaved visits to newspaper offices and even CTVs Mike Bullard Show the lion impressed one and all with his fearsome his catchers mitt sized paws and a throaty roar that sends a primal chill down the Bongo is in many ways a pussy affectionate and But he is also a descendant of crea tures Mother Nature designed to hunt and kill in the African the code for which still exists somewhere deep down in the pockets of his wild king dom How this magnificent creature fell into a symbiotic relationship with human companions is the theme of this Saturday nights compelling episode of the Canadianmade documentary series Working on Discovery Channel 7 Bongo has starred in Hollywood movies like The Ghost and the Dark ness and George of the Jungle and in countless TV His moti vation for is not the same as that of a human Like the other creatures profiled in the series he has a all but only because some humans found a way to work with his unique nature to get results that are satisfying to Cathleen director and coproducer of Working says its cool to see how the psychology of an undomesticated ani mal can be used to get results like movie We are positioning ourselves between what we want to do and what the animal is driven to MacDonald She notes that police for exam have no particular urge to catch the bad sniff out illegal drugs and become lawenforcement But they do have an insatiable drive to track and if we humans can align our needs to a mutually beneficial relationship is Although the series tries to avoid the politics of animal MacDon ald says she has made her personal peace with the moral issues behind animals that work for with the fine line between exploiting and For those who think creatures like Bongo are denied their power of self Tori Spelling plans to return to tube NEW YORK Beverly 90210 is off the but former television princess Tori Spelling is making plans to return to the I want to do Spelling said from her frontrow seat at the Badg ley Mischka fashion The actress was wearing a Badgley Mischka The 27yearold played Donna Mar tin on the former Fox nighttime which her Aaron She just wrapped two Sol Goode and Joe Head Goes Theyre both both comedic she Spelling also said she is developing a series with the WB Its a buddy sort of like a new Lav erne and she Press Ski March Break Return bus transportation 4 Nights 4 Days Lifts Banff irom479 Panorama from521 1765 Portage Avenue 8856427 or 18006653335 Bongo the lion looks fierce but he is really a pussycat as he gets along with Cathleen she draws parallels to the kind of interspecies relationships we see in Star Wars or Star Its like the alien she They love to show scenes of different species talking to one It hap pens here on Earth every single And it happens because of how adapt able we as a species MacDonald grew up in rural Nova Scotia surrounded by animals both domesticated and wild and soon began to appreciate the difference between the I was the type of kid who brought home strays from the If some thing fell out of its I brought it Everybody always expected Oh what did Cathleen bring home now A lifelong passion for the subject grew over the years to the point where she was in a position to develop her TV Working Animals seems to be just the latest in a trend toward animal shows on Canadian Here are some others Dogs With Jobs Back with a second season on Life this inspir ing series looks at dogs who help from protecting sheep to sniffing out drugs to rescuing the From Montreals Cineflix Pet Project Kevin Frank and his favourite the irrepressible are back for a third season on The show celebrates the human animal bond while spoofing famous shows and movies for The Twilight Ally Cat Day Afternoon and Paw and Insectia Georges the founder of Montreals serves as host for journeys to farflung countries and a look at their various exotic species of The 13episode a FranceCanada airs on Champions of the Wild In its fourth the Vancouverproduced series deals not so much with the animals themselves as with the humans who have devoted their lives to protecting From Omni Productions and also seen on the series this year looks at champions who work with everything from seahorses to vervet monkeys to bighorn Secrets of the Animal Kingdom A new 22episode halfhour series on the Family channel looks at the mysteries of the animal world through young cohosts Brian Don nelly and Talie Osteen with experts from Disney Canadian Pres Helping young people achieve their dreams is life fl number of students I coached years ago are now coaches themselves getting involved in the mentoring tomorrows The future is in good Bill UWinnipeg flthletic Director Bill Wedlake represents the spirit of The student athletes he has worked with throughout his 32 year coaching career are part of Bills Hanging up the coachs he will be taking on the role of UWinnipeg flthletic Professionally and in his private Bill has championed sports for young fls cochair of the Pan flm Games Volunteer vicepresident of the 1990 Western Canada Summer and volunteer with the Boys and Girls Bill has also dedicated himself to the flnd hes not alone his enthusiasm has encouraged many Wesmen players to and give of their time and energy to local about good a sport Cheer on Coach Wedlake at his last game February 16 Wesmen Mens Basketball U of M Duckworth Centre Ellice at Spence Cheer on the Wesmen at the Duckworth Challenge February 17 Investors Group U of M Wesmen Basketball U of M Women For ticket information or to become a Wesmen call the Wesmen Hotline at 515 Portage flvenue MB R3B 2E9 OUT N AbouT TRAVE INC 9859200 Spend the afternoon 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