Self-Directed Walking Tour of Dog River to Launch Summer 2017To tweet this release: http://bit.ly/CGTour ROULEAU, SK, Nov. 4, 2016 /CNW/ - The iconic CORNER GAS set will be dismantled beginning at 9 am MT today, the producers of the series confirmed today. The announcement was made as producers and the Town of Rouleau finalize plans on a Dog River Walking Tour in Summer 2017. The producers also confirmed discussions continue with Saskatchewan's Western Development Museum (WDM) about a possible donation of iconic pieces from the CORNER GAS set. The Gas Station and The Ruby are the epicentre of the fictional town of Dog River featured in the wildly popular franchise that includes Corner Gas: The Movie and six seasons of the CTV televised series CORNER GAS. Located at the junction of Highway 39, Weckman Drive and 1st Avenue, approximately 65 km southwest of Regina, the set has become a popular tourist destination. ** Media Note ** - Download high resolution photos + MP4 clips - LINK HERE The set was built as temporary structures in the summer of 2003 to shoot 13 episodes of the TV series over the course of a summer. When the show became an overnight sensation, the set's life was extended to accommodate six seasons and a movie. But time and the elements have taken their toll. Built on a bog, the structures have been sinking over the years and the foundation is beyond repair. The set is no longer safe for public use and will therefore be dismantled on November 4, when the lease on the property expires. "A big thank you to the Town of Rouleau and the Western Development Museum for their support of CORNER GAS," said Executive Producer Virginia Thompson. "Though the original structure must come down, as it simply wasn't built to last, we are glad a walking tour of the town will be in place for the summer of 2017" "We are thrilled CORNER GAS fans can visit our town and enjoy the Dog River Walking Tour and the many memorable CORNER GAS locations," said Mayor of Rouleau Grant Clarke. We are very pleased that Rouleau will continue to be a tourist destination." "The WDM is about preserving Saskatchewan stories - and CORNER GAS is well worth preserving. We are delighted to work with the producers on preserving iconic pieces of the set," said WDM CEO Joan Kanigan.
About the Dog River Walking Tour & Commemorative Sign in Rouleau: