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October 7, 2008

Little Mosque on the Prairie Season 3 Begins!

An all-new season of Little Mosque on the Prairie airs on CBC Wednesdays at 8pm EST, beginning October 1. The new season picks up where last season's cliffhanger left off, as Amaar (and audiences) finally get to find out whether or not Rayyan accepted JJ's marriage proposal. Additionally, all the series regulars are back for another year of hilarious and occasionally outrageous stories in the ultimate ''fish out of water" comedy.

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August 18, 2008

The Mercy Chronicle: Issue #4

BEHIND THE SCENES

Little Mosque on the Prairie goes 'green'

The environment has been a hot button issue for years. The film and television industry has often been criticized for its lack of environmental concern. Recently, a task force was created called 'Green Screen Toronto' -- a unique partnership arrangement with the collective goal of ensuring the film and television industry has the leading 'Green Screen Protocols' in the creative sector.

During our last week of shooting in Toronto, Little Mosque on the Prairie opened its doors to Leslie Kulperger -- a consultant creating a new certification program for OMDC's 'Green Screen' initiative. Leslie took a tour of the production set and gave us feedback on how we can make our production more "green." During her tour, Leslie noticed many areas in which the production staff were consciously thinking in terms of "reuse and reduce."

Leslie was kind enough to send us a follow-up email after her visit, and has allowed us to include a few excerpts:

"Our visit began at the WestWind Pictures offices, where we were shuttled to the set studio along with an art department crew from another production. [Associate Producer] Shane Corkery took the time to lead us through the studio and answer our numerous questions... We have been continually amazed by the level of help we have received on this endeavor, and were especially pleased to have had the opportunity to actually get to see an episode being shot. It speaks volumes to the WestWind Pictures' interest and desire in improving its environmental footprint."


CONTEST

"Week One" of our Little Mosque on the Prairie Facebook Trivia Challenge has come to a close...

We have received a flurry of activity from participants across Canada, as well as players from as far away as Norway. This six week challenge is open to everyone, but there can only be one winner and this week we would like to congratulate Victoria Klein with the top score of 1957 points.

"Week Two" of the contest starts today -- Tuesday August 19!

Don't have a Facebook profile? You can still take part in the trivia challenge by signing up at www.facebook.com to create your own free profile. Once you have a profile, add the Little Mosque on the Prairie Trivia Challenge application, which can be found on the official Little Mosque on the Prairie Facebook fan page.

August 12, 2008

The Mercy Chronicle: Issue #3

BEHIND THE SCENES

This week's behind the scenes we explore the Toronto set of Little Mosque on the Prairie. Janak Subramanian is an intern with WestWind Pictures. Janak along with an eclectic mix of students, researchers and crew from other productions were invited to an afternoon on set of Little Mosque on the Prairie, this is his behind the scenes disclosure...

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August 6, 2008

The Mercy Chronicle: Issue #2

Little Mosque on the Prairie shows appreciation to its fans!

From Facebook to YouTube, Little Mosque on the Prairie has been shared and discussed openly amongst diverse communities. To show our appreciation to you (our fans) we will be launching our Facebook Trivia Challenge, starting August 12. There will be one contest per week, for six weeks, each featuring ten multiple-choice questions. Players receive scores and a public leader board tracks the highest scores each week. Each week's winner receives an exclusive prize pack! Items include an official Little Mosque on the Prairie T-shirt, fashion hoodie, mug and a baseball hat, plus a poster autographed by the cast, and season one on DVD, all stuffed inside a very fashionable Little Mosque on the Prairie tote bag.

It's just our way of saying THANKS to you for your support of Little Mosque on the Prairie.

For those who do not have a Facebook profile you can take part in our trivia challenge by signing up at www.facebook.com to create your own free profile. Add the trivia application, which can be found (starting August 12) by simply visiting our Official Little Mosque on the Prairie Facebook site.

BEHIND THE SCENES
In this week's behind the scenes interview we speak with Mandy Merzaban, a devoted fan of the show and the creator of two of the hottest Facebook Groups: Canadians Who Love Little Mosque on the Prairie and Zaib Shaikh Appreciation (Amaar Rashid on Little Mosque on the Prairie). Mandy, a recent graduate from the University of British Columbia, discusses openly her love for the show, her devotion to her Facebook groups, and her interest in creating an online space to discuss issues regarding cultural identity.

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July 30, 2008

The Mercy Chronicle: Premier Issue

NEW SEASON, NEW SITE, NEW MEDIA!
WestWind Pictures, in collaboration with the Bell Broadcast and New Media Fund and CBC Television, announces the creation of a large-scale interactive website supporting the hit series Little Mosque on the Prairie. The new site, currently being produced in collaboration with CBC and Jam3 Spy Interactive, will be launched alongside the season III premiere of Little Mosque on the Prairie on CBC Television on October 1, 2008.

Little Mosque on the Prairie has gained an enormous online presence over the years. WestWind Pictures has developed the new site in response. The site will feature extensive audio, video and gaming experiences, engaging viewers with the same quirky fun they've come to expect from the show. Rob Sockett, Head of Development at WestWind Pictures, and producer of the new site, remarks:

"We are excited to be working with CBC and the Bell Fund to produce a rich online experience. Our online fan-base has increased significantly over the past two years, and we have quite a few surprises in store for them!"

More details on the new interactive site including new features, games, contests, and prizes will be released in the coming weeks.

BEHIND THE SCENES
Each week's edition of the e-newsletter will feature an interview of those that work behind the scenes at Little Mosque on the Prairie. Each interviewee will be candid in describing their roles and experiences with the show.

With our first interview we take a look back to where it all began with executive producer Mary Darling, in conversation with Robert Gougeon, host of The Writer's café. The interview first aired on September 2007. In this interview, Mary speaks about the conception of Little Mosque on the Prairie, working with the creator Zarqa Nawaz, director Michael Kennedy and CBC Head of Comedy Anton Leo, the worldwide appeal of the show and finally tapping into the web.

WHAT'S NEW?
The Facebook Little Mosque Trivia Challenge! We are pleased to announce a new online contest for our devoted fans starting August 12. Each week fans and members of the Facebook community will get an opportunity to answer questions and win "Little Mosque" prizes. Questions from the trivia challenge are directly related to the show and its characters.

If you're not a member of the Little Mosque Facebook page, we encourage you to sign-up today.

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