A couple of weeks ago my daughter purchased three of the 1000 tickets to visit the CBC TV's Heartland studio set which came complete with a concert by Tom Jackson, a BBQ and a fun interview with the cast including the actors who play Ty, Tim, Jack, Lou, Georgie & Amy. It was an amazing fundraiser for High River flood victims, totally arranged and supported by the cast and crew. Everyone was so gracious as they shared how the episodes are created, how the costumes are selected, and even showed the step-by-step process of make-up.
I loved the sets as we had a tour of the house, peeked into Amy & Lou's bedrooms, Ty's trailer, the vet clinic (which was my youngest's favorite), and barn. We were able to check out the vehicles and took photos by Ty's beautiful old truck, petted the horses (Spartan, too, but with his dark colour he didn't show up well in photos). We spoke with directors, camera operators, special effects people, costume, hair and make-up technicians, almost everyone involved in the making of Heartland...it was an amazing opportunity for us and I'm so glad they were able to raise so much for High River. Though I still envy the fellow who got the Heartland Ranch tour...lucky guy. ;)