Post production of this 15min documentary wrapped up a couple of weeks ago and since then the focus has shifted to marketing, distribution and broadcast. A national premiere of the video will commence tomorrow, Feb. 2nd, World Wetlands Day, on community television across the prairie provinces made possible by ShawTV.
The broadcast dates and times are:
Feb 2nd World Wetlands Day
Ch 9 Winnipeg: 3:30am, 1:30pm & 4:30pm
Ch 11 The Pas, Flin Flon and Thompson; Times – TBA
Ch 10 Saskatoon, Prince Albert, Moose Jaw and Swift Current. 7:00pm
Ch 10 Calgary: 9:30am, 12:30pm & 10:30pm
Ch 10 Edmonton: 7am, 6pm & 11pm
Ch 9 Winnipeg: 8:00pm
Ch 10 Saskatoon: 6:00pm
All are Local Times.
Many of these channels have asked to broadcast the video again on Earth Day in the spring.
I’ll likely make the video public on Vimeo and Youtube around noon tomorrow (Feb. 2nd)
The project is far from being over. Funding is being sought to provide a stipend while writing a book on the issue of wetland drainage on the prairies. Funding is also being sought to enable me (Rick Searle) to travel back to Manitoba and possibly Saskatchewan and Alberta to give community screenings. I’ve also been assigned to write another article for Municipal World. The first, which appeared in the November 2015 issueMunicipal World Nov 2015, focused on the important role that wetlands play in reducing wear and tear on municipal infrastructure. The second picks up where the first one left off by looking at what the Town of Gibsons and the City of North Vancouver are doing to protect and restore wetlands, forests, and creeks as part of their asset management strategy.