The City of Castlegar released a Canada Day video to celebrate its people, stories and geography.
The three-minute long video shows aerial imagery of Castlegar and includes excerpts of people explaining why the city and country is important to them.
“I’m thankful to Castlegar and the Kootenays because it’s helped to raise me and my family. That means everything to me,” said one resident.
“You have people from all different walks of life and all different parts of the world coming together to produce such a beautiful place that we live in the West Kootenay,” said another resident.
To help make the film, Castlegar-based Stacked Films collaborated with the city to interview at least 15 different residents.
Filmmaker Tyler Hadikin said it was a unique experience making the film.
“It was a bit of a challenge interviewing people on the street. Many people were a bit shy and in their own groove when we talked to them,” said Hadikin.
“But, in the end it all worked out. We found a ton of good people and business owners to talk to.”
SF staff spent an intense three days editing and perfecting the film before it was released online.
The film was made possible by a $1,250 grant from the federal government.