Friday, May 28, 2010

Saving Places - New TV Series

Heritage Canada Foundation launches companion website to new Canadian TV Series, SAVING PLACES

OTTAWA, May 27, 2010 – The Heritage Canada Foundation (HCF) is pleased to announce the launch of a new website, Developed in collaboration with PTV Productions, the website is a companion to Saving Places, a new Canadian TV series featuring the restoration of significant historic sites, two of which were previously included on HCF’s Top Ten Endangered Places List.

Viewers of the TV series will be encouraged to visit the website where they can make tax-deductible donations to the featured heritage buildings, and support other HCF programs that save places across Canada. People can also bring attention to endangered places in their own communities by organizing a screening of Saving Places to kick off a local fundraising campaign.

Saving Places shows the dramatic challenges faced by individuals and organizations working to keep our historic places alive,” said Natalie Bull, HCF’s Executive Director. “Through the website, Canadians can support heritage conservation efforts across Canada.”

Saving Places airs Saturdays at 7 pm ET/PT beginning June 12, exclusively on History Television:

Episode 1: The Church of the Holy Cross, Skatin, B.C. – Saturday, June 12 at 7 pm ET/PT

Episode 2: The Tilting Post Office, Fogo Island, NFLD – Saturday, June 19 at 7 pm ET/PT

Episode 3: Homer Watson House, Kitchener, Ontario – Saturday, June 26 at 7 pm ET/PT

Saving Places is produced by PTV Productions in association with History Television with the participation of Rogers Cable Network Fund and the Canadian Television Fund.

Heritage Canada Foundation is a membership-based charitable organization created as Canada’s National Trust in 1973.

For more information:

..on the Saving Places website or Heritage Canada Foundation:

Carolyn Quinn, Director of Communications, HCF, 613-237-1066 ext.229;

…on the Saving Places series/TV broadcast/press:

Lyndsey Westfall, Publicity and Outreach, PTV Productions, 416-531-0100;

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