Written by Tara Garcia on Saturday, 21 March 2015
Local businessman and film maker Craig Baird has been nominated for a CBC Saskatchewan future 40 award.
The awards celebrate the province’s new generation of leaders and change makers under the age of 40.
Baird who runs a video marketing company with his wife says it is very cool to be nominated considering they have only been in Saskatchewan for two years since moving here from Alberta.
Baird adds that his love and appreciation for this province may have lead to his nomination.
“We spent a lot of time filming a documentary about Southwest Saskatchewan. Really trying to promote the area to people outside the area like we were when we came from Alberta.We want to show people how great it is here and in our business we do video marketing so kind of everything we do in some ways is marketing Saskatchewan. I guess what we essentially do is try to promote the province that we’ve essentially fallen in love with my wife and I.”
In response to what would make him stand out from the other nominees Baird says he’s not sure because he’s pretty sure they all have something in common.
“You know we’ve all got our things that were doing in Saskatchewan through various industries and avenues. And I think what we probably all share is a love of what we do and probably a love of where we live.”
40 nominees will be selected and those winners will be announced starting on March 23rd on CBC Radio One’s The Morning Edition (102.5FM/540AM), Saskatoon Morning (94.1FM) and CBC News: Saskatchewan at 5pm, 5:30pm and 6pm.
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