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Country Town & MANITOBA Editor: Pat St. Germain Saturday, July 25, 2015 Lights, Camera, Action! TV series brings "circus" To grosse isle SouthoftheLakes ArtTour2015 Saturday&SundaySeptember19&20 Saturday10amto5pm,SundayNoonto5pm Showcasinglocalartistsandtheirworks Rosser,Stonewall,Balmoral,Teulon&Selkirk Admission/ Maps are FREE Formoreinformationcall:BevGalbraith 204-467-9991 SyndiProkopich TravelConsultant 1-204-642-4134 Start YourJourney Here! Imake gettingthereas easyasbeingthere... Only30MinutesNorthonRoute90 (204)886-2314 agreatplacetocomehometo O f course, in this instance, we're not talking about the kind of circus with clowns and acrobats. We're talking about the kind with cameras, lights and actors. "The Circus" is the term for the trailers and trucks that carry all the accoutrements necessary for a television or movie shoot on a location. Buffalo Gal Pictures (BGP) brought their circus to Grosse Isle to shoot The Pinkertons, a show based on the adven- tures of The Pinkerton Detective Agency circa 1850s and onward. "We really enjoyed Grosse Isle," says Phyllis Laing, BGP's president and producer. "We have a fairly big footprint anywhere we're working and I was actually surprised at how well we fit our 'circus' out there." BGP didn't just bring film crews, they set up Avco trailers for the office staff as well. "We were quite tucked away, so I don't think we caused too much chaos!" Laing says the people and the town were wel- coming and the crew didn't mind the daily drive from Winnipeg. "It was quite a lovely spot to be in, and we're defin- itely hoping to continue that relationship." Frances Smee, reeve for the RM of Rosser, says hosting the TV crew was a positive experience for the town, as well. "When The Pinkertons first approached us about filming the series in our community they said that they try to leave any location they use better than the way they found it," she says. "They were true to their word and were really great to work with." The production company made a point of using local businesses, making purchases in nearby Stonewall and hiring local tradespeople. Space in local churches was used and donations were given to support them. The Grosse Isle Hall received a monthly fee for its use. It's the type of facility that can be difficult for smaller communities to maintain and operate ef- ficiently, and Smee says the monthly rent paid by The Pinkertons was a significant boost. "They were very flexible in allowing events to go on in the hall so there were many occasions that had an authentic western saloon as their backdrop — even wedding receptions!" says Smee. GALARNYK INSURANCEAGENCYLTD ServingWinnipegforover50years. 204-582-7891 696McGregorSt. @Smithfield E C I U J Y R R E H C R U O S ������ ���� ������������ ��� ���������������� ����������� ���� ����� �� ��������� �� ��������� ���� ��� �� ��������� ��� ����� �������� ������� ��������� ��������������� ����������������������������� ��������������������� Ingrid ManitobaDistributor 204-981-1145 �������������������������� NEWICELANDHERITAGEMUSEUM Presents Fundedbythe Government ofCanada May17-Sept.15 OpenDaily 10:00amto4:00pm 94-1stAvenue attheWaterfrontCentre Gimli,MB 1-204-642-4001 MuseumAdmission: Adults$7.00,Seniors&Students$6.00, Familyrate$15.00,Kidsunder6-FREE MadepossibleinpartwithsupportfromVikingLodge#175, PrinceofWales#11R.A.M.andindividualMasons. Interlake WaterSupplyCo.Ltd. MEMBEROFMANITOBAWATERWELLASSOCIATION DOMESTIC-INDUSTRIAL WATERWELLS-SOILTESTING PUMPSALES&SERVICE SEPTICFIELDS&GEO-THERMAL SONNY ROHNE BOX40,INWOOD,MANITOBA,R0C1P0 PHONE:(204)278-3328 CELL:(204)886-7092 casT members of The PinkerTons aT work on locaTion in grosse isle. PhoTos by allen fraser, courTesy of buffalo gal PicTures By Wendy King for the Free Press inside Track sTars PrairiE DoG CEntral /2 arT & hisTory intErlakE tourS /5 music & more MatloCk /6 when the circus comes to town, there is always a lot of flash and fantasy. all kinds of good things can happen. WESUPPLYAND/ORINSTALL: •FloorCoverings •Cabinetry •Countertops&more! •Countertops&more! Hwy.#9&ColvilleDrive Gimli,Manitoba 204-642-8585 FREE ESTIMATES! •WindowCoveringsby The production company made a point of using local businesses, making purchases in nearby stonewall and hiring local tradespeople. conTinued on Page 3

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