Late October 17th I sent out an emergency assistance email to everyone in my Pinawa Organizations List which included the schools. I also waylaid people outside my office on Thursday. What was the big deal you say? I had been contacted by Mariam Omar of Seniors & Healthy Aging Secretariat; she was one of the people out in Pinawa on June 8th to help us celebrate when we received our award and recognition for achieving our Age Friendly (AF) Goals. Mariam needed assistance getting Pinawa citizens to partake in an Age Friendly video to be produced by the MB Government and used on their website (plus YouTube) to help promote AF communities and to entice communities not already AF to become one.
Long story short if it wasn't for the willingness of our citizens to step up to the plate I don't think it would've been possible at all. But Pinawa did it; right down to a simple walk on and off shot to actually getting out on the river and rowing! Brrrr it was cold that day but our citizens did everything with pride and vigor. From the bottom of my heart I can only say thank you and thank you again.
The following is a brief photo story of what transpired on Friday October 26th.
First Shot of the day at the Playgroup thanks to the Mums and children especial Carol Sandul who pulled it together for us and her Mum Gail Schatzlein who willing read a story or two and played games with the kids.
Mayor Blair Skinner getting a microphone and ready to do his very well done interview.
Chair of Age Friendly Marsha Sheppard shares a joke with crew and what you don't see is Marsha standing on a box to be at the right camera height. Doug is behind the camera while Cathy Cordileone Advertising Co-ordinator with MB Gov't is to the person the interviewee speaks to.
Mats Strandlund performing at the Supportive Living lunch in The Ironwood Complex. The crew filmed the song "Oh Danny Boy" three times and by the end of the first song the ladies were humming and singing the song to an appreciative audience watching the filming.
Allan Campbell demonstrating the Handivan for the camera.
Mrs. Donna Wyryha who arranged the performers for us and conducted the Intergenerational band in "I will follow him". The Intergenerational part came into it when Helen and Peter Hayward, Helen Tomlinson, Barb Sabanski,
G. Sanipelli, and Carol Walton came out to play with the students for the video taping.
Later Helen Tomlinson and a young lady Natalka Roy-Slavik did impressive interviews on what it meant to play with a younger and older generation respectively.
Four Generations of Haugens living in Pinawa are filmed at The Ironwood: Marge Haugen, her son Kirk, his daughter Kirstyn and husband Scot Suski and Marge's great granddaughters; Anika and Jillian.
People enjoying card games Mary and James Spiers, Karen Guse, and Mary Spitz and bridge players Lorne Swanson, Bob Shewfelt, Doug Edkins, and Ken McCallum at the Pinawa Golf and Country Club restaurant.
A cold day for a shoot Cathy, Doug behind the camera, Lorne the lighting and extras technician, and Mariam from AF Secretariat.
Carol in the front Florence in the back while Peter watches them getting ready to board their boat.
Carol in the back and Florence in the front ready to row.
Peter in the foreground with Don and Keith in the back waiting for the ladies to set up a three boat shot.
Don and Keith part of the Rowing Club in their Whiteshell Cross-country Ski Club duds.
Setting up the shot of hikers.
Hikers Jenefer and Michael Cavers and Robbie Burns the dog get to be filmed.
Bonnie and Phil Minnick and Lois Bernardin enjoying a brisk walk.
The last shoot of the day in the Solo Market with Georgina (who volunteered to do this on her day off) rings Elizabeth through the till while Doug takes a close-up.
So that was one long and exciting day. It was very gratifying to have you all participating with us in this video. The camera man told me they have shots of over two hours and the video will be condensed to about 3 minutes. I'll let you know when we can watch our AF Pinawa video; hopefully we can have a link to our website! Thank you Pinawanians for coming through once again.
The Christmas Town Market will be held once again on the first Saturday of December (December 01). We have quite a few bookings and my next job will be to do a lay out plan to see if the walls are all booked and who goes where. We have new vendors attending the market this year as the word spreads that Pinawa is a good one to attend. The Pinawa Friendship Quilters will once again be doing fundraising by providing us with a festive food court in the Home Ec. room.
It's that time again - my how two years flies by, to do a new visitor/residential guide for Pinawa. I'll be sending out advertising agreements in the very near future to many businesses and organizations to participate in the 50th Birthday Guide - I would like to say 50th edition but will be our 4th (2 year) edition. If you have photos to share of any activities or of nature and would like to see them in print please contact me with your submission at email@example.com.
Oh by the way the Pinawa CDC will be organizing a Winter Kick-off Gala to the 50th Birthday year which is scheduled for February 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. Stay tuned for more details as they develop. ~Nancy
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