Phillippa Cranston Baran

Phillippa Cranston Baran is a Canadian writer and award-winning film producer specializing in education, youth, and indigenous issues. She is the writer/producer of hundreds of film and video projects including the 32-part national television series The Seekers.

When her brother, Toller Cranston, 2-time Olympian and distinguished international artist, passed away suddenly in Mexico in January 2015, Phillippa became Estate Trustee. She established the Toller Cranston Foundation and remains dedicated to building and consolidating her brother’s legacy in Canada and around the world.

Toller Cranston: Ice, Paint, Passion

Front Cover: click for larger image

Publisher: Sutherland House

Author: Phillippa Cranston Baran

Short-listed for the 2022 Sutherland House Book Prize

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Upcoming Book Events

  • Toller Cranston, Contemporary Masters Exhibition, d’Arenberg Cube, Australia
  • Arnprio & District Museum, The Toller Cranston Family Connection Keynote, April 13, 2-4 pm
  • Toller Cranston Individual Bridge Challenge, Arnprior Bridge Club, April 27, 10 am
  • Chapters-Indigo, Polo Park, Winnipeg, June 9, 1-3 pm
  • YPO Private Event, Winnipeg, June 10
  • Temiskaming Art Gallery, June 13
  • Kirkland Lanke & Northern Ontario, June 14

Book Related News & Recent Media

Book Launch: June 9, 2024 – Chapters Indigo Polo Park, Winnipeg, MB.

Sutherland House: Summer Reading Suggestions

Article: [ICE TIME] Skating Great Toller Cranston’s Incredible Life Captured in New Book – May 29, 2024 by Jack Gallagher

Review: Lou Braibant reviews “Toller Cranston: Ice, Paint, Passion.”

theHumm Interview with Phillippa by Kris Riendeau. (download PDF)

ALBERTA MORNING: Phillippa Cranston Baran and her brother’s legacy.

Terrifying obsession: Cochrane gallery launches largest exhibit of Toller Cranston’s Artwork. (read Here)

How Toller Cranston redefined the artistry of men’s figure skating & became a queer icon.

Skateguard Blog Interview: Talking Toller with Phillippa Cranston Baran.

Oldies 107.7 – various links.

Toller Cranston book debuts in Arnprior
By Jake Davies – West Carleton Online.

Article in the International publication from Germany: Eissport Magazin.

Baran to speak on Cranston at Culture in Arnprior By Jake Davies – West Carleton Online.


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