By Megan Roth
The CBC show “Still Standing” is heading to Maple Creek for five days to film their show and to talk to the locals about the town.
The show put towns that have faced, or currently are facing, finical or natural disasters and how the town and community made it through in the spotlight in a light hearted manner.
The show is hosted by comedian and star of the long running series Murdoch Mysteries, Johnny Harris.
Maureen Riley, executive producer of “Still Standing”, said the show goes to small towns across Canada that are “on the ropes.” What drew the shows attention to Maple Creek was the great story they had heard about the town.
“You guys have faced a couple of huge things with the BSE and the flood and yet you still came out of it together,” she said.
During the five days of filming Harris will go around the town and interview people who would like to talk to him. He will talk about the town’s people, about the town and area, the hardships the area has faced and how the town kept going.
“We will look at what keeps them going as well as what keeps them here,” said Riley.
Along with the interviews Johnny Harris will also partake in different events and activities around town.
“It really nice to just see how they (the town and people) came together,” said Riley.
To continue with the “light hearted” approach Harris will perform a comedy show the last night in Maple Creek. The show will be personalized for the town after his week in the area discovering the people and town.
“The show will be specifically custom made for Maple Creek and it will be about Maple Creek,” said Riley.
The comedy show is free to everyone to attend, and will feature heavily in the finalized episode, so everyone is encouraged to attend the show.
CBC’s “Still Standing” will be filming in Maple Creek for five days from March 22-26. The comedy show will be held on March 26. There is no finalized venue for the show, though it is known the doors will open at 6:00 p.m. and the show will start at 6:30 p.m.