Potluck fundraiser organized for March 17 to benefit documentary
The southwest area of Saskatchewan is a beautiful place with so much to offer. From the Cypress Hills to the Grasslands, from the bits of heaven like Pine Cree Regional Park, to the beautiful South Saskatchewan River. There is culture, history and so much more here.
Southwest Stories is a documentary that is looking at all of that and more. Created by Craig and Layla Baird, the documentary will be filmed from April to September, hitting the places, people and events that make southwest Saskatchewan such a great place to live.
Naturally, such an undertaking has a lot of costs associated with it and that is why Lynette Collier of Gull Lake has decided to help out with a special potluck fundraiser on March 17.
“The potluck fundraiser came about because I am so happy to know and support people who are so inspired by the beauty of our corner of Saskatchewan, that they wish to preserve it on film” Collier said. “It is a pleasure to see new people so inspired by our town and the great southwest area through fresh eyes.”
The Bairds moved to the area in March of 2013 from Alberta, and despite initially thinking Saskatchewan was just a flat land, they quickly discovered there was so much more here.
The documentary is to help change that perception of “flat Saskatchewan” throughout Canada.
As for the fundraiser, the Bairds will be on hand to talk about the documentary and help give a better understanding of what they are hoping to accomplish. There will also an auction of a number of items, including some of Layla’s photography.
“They (visitors) will be given the opportunity of supporting the Baird’s project monetarily, or by a handshake,” Collier said.
The event will be held at the Gull Lake Bowling Alley on Monday, March 17 at 5:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome.