Documentary About Southwest Saskatchewan To Premiere Next Week

Written by Tara Garcia on Monday, 26 January 2015

Southwest Stories Premiere

Filmakers Craig and Layla Baird will be premiering their documentary about Southwest Saskatchewan next week.

Southwest Stories’ will premiere at the Lyceum theatre in Gull Lake on February 4th.

Craig Baird, says the idea spawned from their misconceptions about the area when they first moved here from Alberta.

“Well my wife and I moved here from Alberta in early 2013 and we kind of had that view of Saskatchewan as a flat place and there wasn’t a ton that was going on. So when we got here we kind of suddenly learned that it’s actually a really thriving beautiful landscape with alot of cool people and cool towns.”

Baird says the most interesting thing that they learned during filimg was regarding the Saskatchewan landscape.

“How varied the landscape is here. We had alot of people when we were interviewing them, talking about how the Trans-Canada it was built there because that’s the flat part. And so when people think of the Trans-Canada, all they see is a flat Saskatchewan. But, if you just go off the highway, 20 minutes you can be in some really amazing places like the Sand Hills or Cypress Park or the Grasslands. So we just learned that no matter where you go there’s some very interesting things to find in Southwest Saskatchewan.”

The premiere evening will also feature a wine and cheese event, a silent auction being held to benefit the SPCA and the screening of two other short documentaries filmed in 2014.

Baird says the other documentaries being shown are about the four remaining drive-ins in the Southwest and the art of predicting the yearly Southwest forcast by pig spleen.

The evening begins at 7pm and tickets are available at the door.

Admission is by donation.

Those looking for more information can call 306-671-0055 or email

via Local News

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