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Saskatoon’s Historic Delta Bessborough Subject of Edifice & Us Documentary to be Aired March 25th on SCN
Date Posted: 2008-03-10

SCN Streams “Edifice & Us” episode on-line for national audience

SASKATOON, March 10, 2008 –For over 72 years the Delta Bessborough has stood proudly on the banks of the South Saskatchewan River as Saskatoon’s most enduring landmark. Recently Wolf Sun Productions undertook to capture the historic significance of Saskatoon’s “Castle” in a 30 minute episode of it’s hit SCN series Edifice & Us.

The program will be broadcast on Tuesday March 25th at 8:30 pm CST (10:30 pm EST) and again on Thursday March 27th at Midnight CST (2:00 am EST March 28th). Due to some considerable national interest in this particular episode, SCN and Wolf Sun Productions will also make the program available via broadband, making it accessible to a wide audience.

“The Bessborough is a Canadian icon, a classic railway hotel that has become synonymous with Saskatoon’s skyline” comments Executive Producer Steve Wolfson, “its appeal transcends our provincial borders and we felt it important to make the episode as universally available as possible”.

The team at SCN concurs. “Our mandate is to be Saskatchewan’s storyteller and as with many things “Saskatchewan” certain stories resonate well beyond our borders” states Ranjan Thakre, Director of Marketing and Communications for SCN, “The Bessborough is definitely one such story”.

Delta Bessborough General Manager, Andrew Turnbull is also excited about the production, “Steve and his team spent countless hours accumulating footage, researching our history and talking to past and present staff members to ensure the highest possible quality of this program, all of us are eagerly awaiting the broadcast”.

Effective March 15th a trailer for the program featuring numerous scenes from the episode will be available on –line at www.scn.ca/bess. On March 25th this same site will stream the entire program, and for those who can’t make the scheduled broadcast, the on-line link will remain in place until April 7th.


About SCN

SCN is Saskatchewan’s Storyteller. As the regional public educational broadcaster, SCN delivers programming that reflects the unique people, places and culture of Saskatchewan to audiences across Canada. SCN creates opportunity for the regional film and television industry through the purchase of broadcast licenses for made in Saskatchewan television. SCN communicates a world of ideas through national and international shows that focus on issues that affect us all. SCN’s satellite technology connects business, learners and communities to opportunities for professional development, education and training.

About Edifice & Us

Now in its second season, Edifice & Us tells the stories of the most interesting buildings in our lives. Each half hour episode explores the art, science, function and human stories of one of Saskatchewan’s outstanding structures. Edifice & Us is produced by Wolf Sun Productions a Regina based film company making original television programming since 1984.

About The Delta Bessborough

Located in the heart of downtown on the banks of the South Saskatchewan River , The Delta Bessborough Saskatoon’s historic “Castle on the River” features the state-of-the-art Pro-Fit Athletic Club, the famous Samurai Japanese Restaurant, 225 guest rooms including exclusive Signature Club accommodations, 18,000 square feet of function space and much more.


For more information, please contact:

Ranjan Thakre
Director of Marketing and Communications
SCN
(306) 787-0490 Extension 225 Cell: (306) 539-5769
rthakre@scn.ca

Stefan Deprez
Director, Sales and Marketing
Delta Bessborough
(306) 683-6906 Cell: (306) 241-7390
sdeprez@deltahotels.com