The Stonetown shines in new online video


Stew Slater
News editor, Stratford Gazette
Wednesday, July, 10, 2013

The Rediscovering Canada production company’s documentary about St. Marys, filmed last year in and around town, had its world broadcast premiere on Monday, July 8, and will now be available in full HD only on The 23-minute segment is currently the featured video on the website’s main page.

Members of St. Marys Town Council praised the video during their Committee of the Whole meeting Tuesday, July 9. Councillor Lynn Hainer said it would be nice to have the video as a regular element on the television screens in the Pyramid Recreation Centre’s lobby area. And Councillor Carey Pope wondered about ensuring the Town has the rights to replay the video as part of its tourism promotion efforts.

Human Resources Manager Kimberly Richardson responded that the town plans to discuss the rights to the video with its director.

And asked by Councillor Don Van Galen about the cost to the town of having the video produced, Richardson responded there was no cost at all. The director, she said, “is passionate” about promoting what he believes are Canada’s hidden gems. And St. Marys is one of those.

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