Jonny Harris (middle) crashes a circus school class run by Alvin and Jada Tam in Lumby last January, while filing Still Standing Season 5. (CBC photo)

WATCH: Lumby goes live on Still Standing

Film crews started rolling back in January for the comedy reality show

Grab the popcorn and settle in.

The Village of Lumby is set to make its debut on CBC’s Still Standing tonight, Tuesday, Nov. 26, at 8 p.m.

The film crew arrived in the small North Okanagan town in January to start production of the part comedy, part reality show that follows Newfoundland comedian Jonny Harris as he explores small towns across Canada.

The Still Standing staff began filming at the Pat Duke Memorial Arena to shoot some skating before making their way to the Community Centre to film some of the town’s Circus Arts program and toes and tutus, a ballet class.

“It’s always hard to say exactly what we’ll be filming since so much depends on what happens to be going on in town on any given day, and in a vibrant community like Lumby, there are way more events happening than we have time to shoot,” Still Standing executive producer Anne Francis said around 10 months ago.

“A lot of things we film are planned in advance, segments where our host gets to meet some of the people who live in town.

”Our week-long shoots are really a combination of finding things on the fly and doing our best to tell the story of Lumby through a few conversations with locals.”

The overall essence of the episode explores the village’s reinvention of its identity following the closure of its three major lumber mills.

“Lumby lost not only hundreds of jobs and local businesses, but also its sense of identity,” the episode description reads.

“Now the town is emerging, hopeful with a diverse economy that includes arts, culture and a 40-acre grow-op that’s hoping to make pot for pets.”

The episode airs on Tuesday, 8 p.m., on CBC and the free CBC Gem streaming service.

READ MORE: Lumby featured on CBC show Still Standing

READ MORE: B.C. seniors need Santa too

— with files from Brianna Charlebois

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Vernon gallery hosts Art After Dark

Event hosted by the Vernon Public Art Gallery Friday, Feb. 28

Vernon tennis player named Best of BC winner

Sport BC honours Vasek Pospisil for his comeback season after back surgery

Vernon golf course sinks construction on new clubhouse

Owners at The Rise are in a dispute with City of Vernon over tax assessment

Coaches take on players to honour Vernon volleyball player

Vernon Sky Club hosting event with proceeds to the Emily Dahl Foundation

‘Die!’: Vernon councillor mailed death threat

This story contains information that might be sensitive to some readers

Protecting privacy key to stopping spread of COVID-19, B.C. health officials say

The number of coronavirus cases in B.C. remains at seven

Fire crews battle large blaze in West Kelowna

Reports of multiple structures on fire in the Colleen Road area

Toffoli scores OT winner as Canucks beat Habs 4-3

Demko makes 37 saves for Vancouver

Kelowna man charged after naked driver leads RCMP on hit-and-run spree

A Kelowna man has been charged with numerous offences

Private clinics would harm ‘ordinary’ people using public system in B.C.: lawyer

Health Minister Adrian Dix announced in 2018 that the government would begin to fine doctors $10,000

B.C. terminates contract with hospice society refusing assisted death

Delta Hospice Society loses hospital service fund of $1.5 million

Hidden message connects Castlegar homeowners decades apart

The Rodgers family was surprised when a message fell out of the walls as they were renovating

Most Read