Tick... tick... tick...
Let me repeat that -
Tick... tick... tick...
I thought I'd start off today's blog post with our ticking, time-passing sign-off, because as of tomorrow we will be into single digits until the September 18 Season 5 Premiere of Heartland. (Yay!) Yes, only 10 more days from today - and 1 final Thursday blog post to go after today (not that I'm going to stop with the Thursday posts - just the "pre-season" Thursday posts!)
Anyhow... It's getting exciting, isn't it?
Now, the reason I repeated the tick... tick... tick is because another countdown is on. Over at the Heartland USA site - theheartlandranch.com - there is actually now a countdown clock in the lower right corner of the main page, which is counting second by second down to Saturday, September 17, when their new block of 23 episodes begins airing across the United States.
Also, by clicking on the calendar on that site you can see when any and all of the 23 episodes are going to air. Also on the site (above the blue 'blog' bar, right under the masthead on the right) you can find out where in America Heartland is playing.
But here in Canada it's all about Season 5!
Next week I'll have some photos from the Season Premiere for you to look at, but today I'm offering one image only. You know the expression "A picture is worth a thousand words"? Well, take a look at the new design for Heartland Season 5. Nice, isn't it?
The website re-design will take place next week, but I wanted to give you a first peek at what the artwork looks like for the new season. Andrew Bako - Heartland's still photographer - took the photographs, and CBC's Art Director, Alan Chan came up with the design. Let us know what you think!
Remember, if you're in the Calgary area, all this week there is a Heartland display at Spruce Meadows. You can see Ty's truck, Mrs. Bell's cart and descriptions of interesting things from the series.
And on Saturday and Sunday (September 10 and 11) Amber Marshall (Amy), Shaun Johnston (Jack) and Chris Potter (Tim) will be meeting fans and signing autographs in the Riding Hall from 11:30am to 1:30pm. During the time the actors are greeting the public, Stormy (Spartan) and Little Chief (Sugarfoot) will be in stalls for fans to see!
Please note - due to the anticipated crowds, wrist bands for the autograph signing are going to be handed out on each morning when Spruce Meadows opens (at 10:00am). The wrist bands will be handed out on a first come, first serve basis and if you do not receive a wristband (supplies are limited) you will not get to meet the cast.
That's all for this week, everyone!
Watch here either tomorrow or Monday for another preview of the Season Premiere, and also keep coming back to this site to learn about some other exciting things that are going to be coming your way. Like, next week. I may just have some surprises in store. Or one big surprise.
Season 5 of Heartland is going to rock! Everyone from production and from the CBC is glad you're coming along for the ride.
Until next week,
Your faithful Blog Whisperer