A few months ago Heartland ran a "Name Peter & Lou's Baby" contest that had tens of thousands of entries from fans across Canada.
The prize was Heartland DVDs, an autographed poster from the series, and of course bragging rights because the winner would forever be a part of the Heartland saga, for that person would be the one who first suggested the first name for a new (and newborn) character on Heartland.
Well, as it turned out the prize became better, because when it was decided to not reveal the name of the baby until episode 503, a nice juicy extra offering was made to the winner of the contest, to ensure everyone kept it a secret! So when it was learned that the winner lived in Alberta, what could be better than letting the winner come on set, meet the cast and crew and watch some filming?
So last week the winner of the contest -- Catherine R. -- as part of ensuring that Baby "X" would remain without a name until the baby girl's name is revealed on Heartland, visited the set with her mother and a couple of friends and met the cast.
Catherine is 11 years old, and as you can imagine, she had a fairly good time. And true to her word, she has been awesome about not telling anyone - even her closest friend!! - the winning name she suggested. Way to go, Catherine!
Here's a short interview with her and Amber Marshall. Enjoy it, and those of you dying to know the name of the baby, add 14 to the countdown to the premiere, as like I said, the name will be revealed on Episode 503, which will air across Canada on Sunday, October 2 on CBC, two weeks after Heartland's Season 5 Premiere.