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THE SASKATCHEWAN WILL NEVER DIE
- A 2008 DVd release

From the "Outdoor Adventure Canada" Series

"Outdoor Adventure Canada" is a series of 26 programs celebrating Canada's outdoor heritage that were shot all across Canada. Programs for the series won an astonishing 80 international television awards, including 29 Gold & Silver medals, at leading American Film & Television Festivals.

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THE SASKATCHEWAN WILL NEVER DIE
New Life for an Old Ship as an Artificial Reef
Follow the work of the Artificial Reef Society of British Columbia as its volunteers prepare the old Canadian destroyer HMCS Saskatchewan for sinking in Nanaimo, British Columbia, to create an artificial reef which will enrich the underwater habitat and attract scuba divers from all over the world. (DVD Cover, left)

VIEWER COMMENTS

"I want to both thank you and congratulate you on "The Saskatchewan Will Never Die".... Of the approximately eight different programs that have been done on the artificial reef program in British Columbia, this was the most effective telling of the concept of the Artificial Reef Program we have seen .... You will be interested to know we have had people from both the United States and Canada looking at this story and they have been very impressed with your unique style of editing.... Again many heartfelt thanks.
 - Jay Straith, Executive Director, British Columbia Artificial Reef Society

Jay Straith, Director of the Artificial Reef Society of British Columbia, here inside the bridge, takes us on a tour of the ship explaining all the changes one needs to make to turn a large warship into an environmental friendly artificial reef. Oils and lubricants are removed and the guns replaced with pipes. "divers like it better for pictures so we always fit them on our ships. Besides they become another habitat for plants and organisms." (below) Saskatchewan is towed to her last resting place. Holes are cut into the ships hull so she will not turn turtle but sink vertically in her new home beside Snake Island just offshore from Nanaimo, BC, (in background).

Kirsten Enemark points out that ships offer great places, not only for divers to explore, but for shelter for fish and for animals like the wolf eel and seals which were checking out the Saskatchewan only days after she was sunk. (below right)

Pyrotechnics on an earlier ship sinking project, to announce that the explosives were going off below decks. Scores of ships whistles and horns accompany the sight of the Saskatchewan sinking, seen from specially mounted cameras aboard ship.
Monique Coté (above) pays a last visit to her father (right on his wedding day), who will go down with the Saskatchewan. Sailing in her as a young man was the high point of his life. When he became terminally ill he requested that his ashes go down with Saskatchewan. Asleep in the deep, Raymond Goode the "Guardian of the Ship", now rests inside the electrical panel far down below.
"This long-awaited production was absolutely wonderful !!!! Your depiction of my brother was exceptional, and the ending of the show just "blew me away" -- I feel you did a wonderful job in capturing the essence of spirituality. Job well done!!! Keep up the good (great, wonderful, exceptional) work.
            - Lorraine Scow - First Nations elder, Nanaimo, BC
  • SILVER PLAQUE AWARD
    Internat'l Communications Film & Video Competition, Chicago IL


  • SILVER STAR PLAQUE AWARD
    Worldfest Houston (TX) International Film & Video Festival

  • 2nd PLACE/BRONZE PLAQUE
    Columbus International Film & Video Festival, Columbus, OH

  • BRONZE WORLDMEDAL
    New York Festivals International Television Programming Awards

  • 3rd/CERTIFICATE OF CREATIVE EXCELLENCE
    US International Film & Video Festival, Chicago, IL

  • SELECTED FOR SHOW
    Festival Téléscience, in Montréal, PQ

  • FINALIST AWARD OF MERIT
    Worldfest Flagstaff AZ, International Film & Video Festival

  • FINALIST AWARD
    Festival Téléscience, in Montréal, PQ
 
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