Corner Gas props to be sold for charity
Fans of the Saskatchewan-based comedy series Corner Gas can soon own a piece of the now-defunct show.
A sale of left-over props, costumes and other items is set for three days next week in Regina.
Over 1,000 lots from all six seasons of the series will be up for grabs at the Canada-Saskatchewan Production Studio, which is attached to the CBC Broadcast Centre in Regina at the corner of College Avenue and Broad Street.
Cavan Cunningham, who played the mayor of Dog River on the show, will serve as auctioneer of 50 choice items on the second day of the sale, Mar. 26.
Part of the proceeds will benefit the Children's Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan.
Highlights include furniture and set pieces from the Ruby coffee shop and the service station.
Series creator, star and writer Brent Butt says many of the items have been sitting in storage since Corner Gas wrapped in April 2009.
Executive producers have also begun to look at the prospect of dismantling the deteriorating standing set, which sits near the highway in Rouleau, Sask., south of Regina.
Executive producer Virginia Thompson says they hope to rebuild the standing set one day for potential future Corner Gas projects, although they have no definite plans for any projects at this time.