Stanstead shines on Still Stand­ing

Stanstead Journal - - FRONT PAGE - Vic­to­ria Vanier, Stanstead

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.

Photo Archives

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.

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