Where we're going in Season 5 of Still Standing
Jonny Harris and the Still Standing crew truck from coast to coast, spanning 9 provinces in their ongoing small-town tour of this big country to celebrate the places and the people that are holding on, no matter what.
Starting Tuesday, September 17, we kick-off our cross-country tour on Campobello Island, New Brunswick. From there we bring you a dozen more awe-inspiring communities across Canada. Check out the list below for all of the towns we're visiting and a snippet of the things we're doing in Season 5.
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TUES, SEPT 17 | To kick off season 5 of Still Standing, Jonny attends a community potluck, spends time whale watching with Captain Mackie Greene and gets the inside scoop on this town with a host of accessibility challenges from 9th generation islander Theresa Mitchell.
TUES, SEPT 24 | Jonny lends a helping hand with making Italian sausage from scratch, has breakfast with former singer Cosimo Filane and his family and gets into some embroidery with boxing star Domenic "Hollywood" Filane.
TUES, OCT 1 | Jonny goes sturgeon fishing in this seasonal resort town, learns about the local "anatomically-wondrous" Sasquatch sculpture, and relaxes by the notorious hot springs with local artist Aileen Penner.
TUES. OCT 8 | Jonny shoots hoops with Canadian basketball star Justine Colley-Leger, shoots a 60-pound compound bow and gets a chance to discuss empowerment with Senator Dr. Wanda Thomas Bernard.
TUES, OCT 15 | Jonny gets to drive a Polar Rover, speaks with a bear-attack survivor, and swings by a community softball tournament where he talks with locals about the curveball that was thrown at Churchill when they suddenly became a fly-in-only town.
TUES, OCT 22 | This former cod-fishing town is known as the gateway to the French islands of Saint Pierre and Miquelon. After Jonny snacks on croissants and fine cheese, he chats with the big cheese, Mayor Charles Penwell, and later attends a downhome shed party.
TUES, OCT 29 | Jonny climbs up Mt. Helen, takes a tour through photographer Art "Baggy" LaFrambois's studio and gets a lesson in making crepes from an 11-year-old business owner.
TUES, NOV 5 | Jonny cruises around town with author and historian Pat Collins, attends a High Tea, and takes a stab at Trivia Night with some locals while learning about this former cod-fishing town.
TUES, NOV 12 | Jonny tries out blacksmithing with an expert knife-maker, gets his groove on learning French tap dancing and chats with Gravelbourg's Town Historian, Louis Stringer.
TUES, NOV 19 | Jonny visits an Alpaca farm, tries his - er, feet at kick-sledding and goes for a moonlight ski through the town of Bristol.
TUES, NOV 26 | In this former logging town, Jonny gets up close and personal with the trees while learning about 'forest bathing', visits a 40-acre grow-op that's hoping to make pot for pets, and joins the circus!
TUES, DEC 3 | In what might just be "the funnest small town in the country," Jonny learns how to sit-ski, takes a winter safety driving course and takes part in the apres-ski 'shoot the boot' tradition.
TUES, DEC 10 | In the season finale of Still Standing, Jonny visits the second largest reserve in Canada and gets a chance to chat with Astokomii Smith (Calgary Stampede First Nations Princess), visits a spooky film set and learns about Indian Relay Racing with former team racers Allison Red Crow and Cody Big Tobacco.