Stanstead shines on Still Standing
The Stanstead episode of Still Standing finally aired last Tuesday evening on CBC. About twenty-five residents, including some of the stars of the Stanstead episode such as Robert Sheldon, Kathy Curtis, Chris Goodsell and Phil Desormeaux, got together at the Stanstead Entertainment Center to watch the entertaining episode together after the long wait (the film crew visited Stanstead in May of 2015 to do all the filming).
The Stanstead episode was one of the best, if not the best of the season, although I may be biased, and highlighted some of the town’s nicest features and strengths. The residents who were interviewed all did a great job representing the town, showing a true and honest picture of the community which, in the end, looked pretty impressive. The star of the show, Jonny Harris,
was as funny in the episode as he was last May in his show at the Haskell Opera House.
“I received a lot of positive comments about the show since it aired. Some people in Stanstead didn’t even know that they had come and filmed the show in Stanstead!” commented Kathy Curtis, the archivist at the Colby-Curtis Museum who was the CBC film crew’s ‘go-to’ person for information. “I’m really happy with how the show turned out and hopefully some people will come and visit us after watching it,” she added.
“I think they showed the town in a very positive light, not putting down the town at all. It was a great advertisement for the town because you really got to see a lot in the show. Even I learnt some things about the town. I was a little disappointed that they didn’t show the footage of us flipping Jonny around on the stretcher, but I was really proud of all the firefighters; they looked very professional, ” said the town’s Fire Chief, Chris Goodsell.
Still Standing star Jonny Harris (centre) poses with members of the Stanstead and Derby Line fire departments during filming of the Stanstead episode last year.