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Television special to tell Oshawa’s story

PBS affiliate will look at everything from the RMG to local parks

Production is moving forward on a documentary dedicated to “telling Oshawa’s story.”

“Our Town Oshawa” is a television special that is being developed by WNED-TV, a PBS affiliate in Buffalo, NY.

It will be a one-hour program that explores the City of Oshawa through the lens of local residents.

It is the 19th edition in WNED-TV’s “Our Town” series, and will air in October 2019.

WNED-TV is available to more than 1.3 million homes across southern Ontario and western New York.

According to producers, volunteer videographers will cover a range of Oshawa-based topics including arts and culture hubs such as the Oshawa Museum and Robert McLaughlin Gallery, landmarks such as the legacy of Col. R.S. McLaughlin and the Regent Theatre, and local parks and bike paths.

Other areas of interest include the Teaching City Initiative and the Oshawa Generals.

“The volunteers for ‘Our Town Oshawa’ are among the most enthusiastic we’ve had in this long-running series,” said WNED-TV producer Christy May. “The response to our call for volunteers was overwhelming and we’re excited to see what these passionate filmmakers capture.”

Prior to the broadcast premiere in October, WNED-TV will host a screening of the program in the community. Details have yet to be released.

“Our Town Oshawa” is funded by Unifor, with support from the City of Oshawa, Ontario Power Generation, Durham Region, Ontario Tech University and Trent University Durham.