ROULEAU (TC Media) — Mavis Matheson was one of 2,526 investors who pledged money to Corner Gas: The Movie’s Kickstarter campaign.
The Regina resident spent a day on set in the Queen City while the cinematic sequel to the acclaimed Canadian sitcom was shot. Matheson also had an opportunity to join the cast and crew in the heart of Dog River. A big fan of Corner Gas, it was a no-brainer for Matheson to donate an offering of financial support to the movie.
“The cast and crew treated me so positively when I was on set,” she said during celebrations at Dog River Days in Rouleau on July 26.
“It was a great adventure. I got the full value of my investment, which I’d say was the value of a week’s worth of vacation.”
Matheson was one of hundreds of Corner Gas fans that lined Main Street in Rouleau to welcome two of the film’s stars — Brent Butt and Fred Ewanuick.
They humbly accepted the applause from the hundreds of local residents and visitors from places that included Ontario, Ohio and Australia, before dolling out prizes to winners of the Show ‘N’ Shine and the many eating contest winners at Dog River Days. After announcing one winner’s hometown as Oxbow, Butt recalled a time when he was in Oxbow.
“I was in Oxbow once. It was for a wedding. I crashed the wedding,” he said to a roar of laughter from the mass of onlookers. Rouleau Mayor Grant Clarke also…