Jonny Harris strolling up from the Chemainus wharf Monday while in town for filming of the CBC-TV series, Still Standing. (Photo by Chris Armstrong)

Jonny Harris strolling up from the Chemainus wharf Monday while in town for filming of the CBC-TV series, Still Standing. (Photo by Chris Armstrong)

Still Standing TV crew and host Harris arrive in Chemainus

Footage being compiled for the popular program to be broadcast in January 2022

Personnel from the hit CBC TV series Still Standing, including host Jonny Harris, have arrived for the filming of a segment on Chemainus.

Three interviews were conducted around Chemainus on Monday, July 12. Film crews were seen outside the Chemainus Theatre in the morning and later at the government wharf near the Thetis-Penelakut Island ferry terminal. A drone was launched there to capture some aerial footage of the area.

All COVID-19 protocols are being followed by crew members working on the show, even during all outdoor work.

The TV crews will be seen around town for another two days, Tuesday and Wednesday, before shooting wraps up on Thursday with the presentation of the live show that would normally be a packed community event, but remains a closed set.

Film crews were in Hope from July 5-9 before arriving in Chemainus on Sunday to prepare for this week’s filming.

The character of Chemainus will be explored in the program, with its evolution from a mill town to tourist destination from the world-famous murals and featuring the diversity of the people.

Once production of the program is completed, it will be broadcast on CBC in January of 2022.

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Here’s Jonny. Jonny Harris, host of the CBC-TV series Still Standing, is already having a good time doing some air guitar in front of the Chemainus Theatre Monday. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Here’s Jonny. Jonny Harris, host of the CBC-TV series Still Standing, is already having a good time doing some air guitar in front of the Chemainus Theatre Monday. (Photo by Don Bodger)