Sixteen-year-old Amanda Gerber, a competitive horse jumper and honour student at Calgary's Bishop O'Byrne, seemed destined to win CBC Alberta's Heartland Be A Star for A Day contest. "I love horses and I love the show," she said.
The cast and crew on the Heartland set treated Amanda like a member of the family during her visit, the grand prize of the contest open to folks in Alberta. She also went home with an autographed group photo of the cast members, and a Heartland sweater as mementos of her special day.
Not only did Amanda meet and chat with the entire cast and crew of Heartland, she had dinner with the stars, got star costume, hair and make-up treatment and got her own trailer for breaks on the set at Calgary's Currie Barracks.
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