Corner Gas props, costumes and set pieces for sale

Prairie Pants Productions, the production company behind the iconic Canadian television series will be holding a set sale March 25 through 27, 2011, from noon to 7 pm.

Over 1,000 lots of props, costumes and set pieces from all six seasons of the series will be on sale at the Canada Saskatchewan Production Studios.

The studios are located in a 2,300-acre lakeside park at 1831 College Avenue, Regina, minutes from the Saskatchewan International Airport.

Part of the proceeds from the sale will benefit the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan.

This once-in-a-lifetime sale celebrates one of the most beloved shows in Canadian television history. For more information, go to cornergas.com. 

The three-day sale includes a live auction of 50 choice items on Saturday, March 26, from 1 – 2 pm, and presiding as auctioneer is Fitzy Fitzgerald (Cavan Cunningham), the memorable mayor of Dog River. 

 

Highlights of the sale include: 

– Oscar and Emma’s kitchen and living room furniture and collectibles

– Leroy’s outdoor furniture

– Karen and Davis’ desktop items, lamps and wall art

– The Ruby’s counters, booths, tables, wall art, menus, dishes, sugar, salt and pepper shakers

– The Corner Gas counters, stools and license plates

– The Police Station desks and files

– Dog River signs 

 

Purchases must be made in-person and in cash only (Canadian and US funds accepted).

“CORNER GAS wrapped its run of 107 episodes in April 2009. Many of the items have been sitting in storage since then. Recently, we took a walk through the Saskatchewan storage facility and realized there were so many cool items. We’d like to give our fans, who have been so supportive, the opportunity to take a piece of the show home with them,” said Brent Butt, series creator, writer, star and executive producer.

“We’re thrilled the proceeds of the sale are going to Children’s Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan,” continues Thompson. Over the course of six seasons, we have raised over $500,000 for charities in Saskatchewan and across Canada. Giving back to our audience was a motto at CORNER GAS, and we’re continuing the tradition with this sale.”

The executive producers have also begun to look at the prospect of dismantling the standing set, which encompasses the gas station and the restaurant and sits near the highway in Rouleau, Saskatchewan. “The set was built to make 13 episodes of CORNER GAS over the course of one summer. When the show became a hit, the set’s life was extended to accommodate six seasons. It’s now deteriorated to the point where extensive work needs to be done on the structure and foundation. The set must be dismantled at this time but we hope to rebuild it one day for potential future CORNER GAS projects, although we have no definite plans in place for such a project at this time.” states Executive Producer Virginia Thompson.   

CORNER GAS stands amongst a short list of Canadian scripted series that have reached the milestone of 100 episodes – a notable list which includes THE KING OF KENSINGTON, DEGRASSI: THE NEXT GENERATION, KIDS IN THE HALL, and THE BEACHCOMBERS, to name few.

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