The National Trust for Canada has announced the release of a new film series, Regeneration on Main Street, which highlights the accomplishments of four Saskatchewan communities participating in the Main Street Saskatchewan Program.
The films, directed by Saskatchewan film-maker Jack Walton, illustrate how the towns of Indian Head, Wolseley, Maple Creek and the City of Prince Albert are successfully implementing the National Trust’s proven Main Street methodology, a dynamic and energizing program that leverages local heritage and cultural assets to generate economic, social and cultural activity and improved quality of life.
“Regeneration on Main Street showcases the Main Street approach in action,” said Natalie Bull, Executive Director of the National Trust. “But the real stars are the townspeople – from school children to newcomers to long-time residents – whose grass roots energy and volunteer efforts are transforming their communities.”
Over the years, the National Trust’s Main Street program has benefited hundreds of Canadian communities, and generated longstanding active programs in Alberta and Quebec. Since 2009, the National Trust has been working with the Government of Saskatchewan’s Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport to bring the Main Street approach to that province.
The Regeneration on Main Street film series was made possible by support from the Government of Saskatchewan, SaskCulture, Main Street Wolseley and Main Street Indian Head.
To view the first Regeneration on Main Street film, showcasing Indian Head, click here. The other films will be released over the next three weeks.