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Shore to Shore with Stephen Huszar

Wednesday 10/27/21

Shore to Shore with Stephen Huszar

When you hear the word shore, Saskatchewan is not likely the first place you picture, but with 100,000 lakes, there are plenty of shores to explore in this prairie province. Beyond the bare prairie stereotype is diverse geography, filled with fields, forests, and far more to discover. The province’s biggest city, Saskatoon, also known as the Paris of the Prairies, is a hometown to many Canadians now spread across the country, including Stephen Huszar.

With a love of the water and a passion for travel, Stephen has made his way from prairie shores to Chesapeake Shores, and shores around the world. He has a big heart for family, on screen and off, and brings those connections to his character, Luke Tatum. Taking a pause in his busy schedule, Stephen sat down to share more about his passion for water sports and the outdoors, the enjoyment of joining this beloved family series, and his affinity for his mom’s Saskatoon berry pie.
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Shining Bright with Barbara Niven

Tuesday 10/19/21

Shining Bright with Barbara Niven

There is a magical feeling when you stand along the shores watching light dancing upon the water. Whether sunlight or moonlight, the glistening reflection has a way of captivating and inspiring. In a world that can often be filled with darker times, those moments of uplifting light can be sources of encouragement, and a reminder that even in the dark there is light.

Someone who inspires others to let their own light shine, while also illuminating our TV screens, is Barbara Niven. With years of experience as an actress, media trainer, video marketing coach, and ambassador, Barbara has ensured that her gifts have highlighted others, much like the light upon the water. She believes in positivity and emphasizes kindness across her social media platforms. In Season 5 we have also seen Megan use her own story and strengths, to be a light to her family during the darker times around them. Barbara kindly chatted with us about Chesapeake Shores, the growth of Megan O’Brien throughout the seasons, and the many ways she lives life with hope, light, and love.
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Coming Home with Meghan Ory

Friday 10/15/21

Coming Home with Meghan Ory

Home is where the heart is, and for many people around the world, coming home means Sunday nights on the Shores. Transcending the screen, the O’Briens find a way to welcome viewers into their home, and in return, find their place in the hearts of the Chessies. Through five seasons, Abby O’Brien has been finding herself, supporting her family, and transitioning from big city life back into her hometown.

Growing up on Vancouver Island and then returning to film there, has meant life has come full circle for Meghan Ory. Although Meghan has travelled around the world, the Island still feels like home, and filming has given her the chance to see additional areas of the Island that were unexplored during childhood. Like Abby, Meghan has had transitions in her life, including motherhood, so it comes as no surprise that her family and film family are key parts of her story. Despite her busy schedule, Meghan graciously offered her time to discuss how, despite many changes in season 5, it has been uplifting, lighthearted, and still feels like home.
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Big Cities and Bigger Dreams with Morgan David Jones

Tuesday 10/05/21

Big Cities and Bigger Dreams with Morgan David Jones

Los Angeles, New York, Sydney, Paris, London, Vancouver, and most other large cities each evoke a different vision, emotion, and appeal. From the iconic landmarks to the renowned citizens, cities draw in tourists from around the world, manifesting dreams of excitement, adventure, and perhaps even a place to call home.

The vibrancy, energy, and charisma of a city are also characteristics of Morgan David Jones. His Australian roots and love of big city life, combined with a heart for performing, have transported Morgan around the world, but finding Toronto meant finding home. His ability to portray characters opposite to his own personality, in addition to acting in a different accent, as well as his wonderful sense of humour, are only some of the reasons why Morgan is a joy to watch on screen or connect with on social media. He enthusiastically joined us to discuss all things Riverfront Romance, and even shared a few thoughts on When Hope Calls too.
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Small Towns and Bigger Dreams with Tammy Gillis

Wednesday 09/29/21

Small Towns and Bigger Dreams with Tammy Gillis

Life has a way of leading in directions that never seemed possible. Meeting a new person, exploring a new place, or being given an unexpected opportunity can change life’s direction and shape dreams in new and meaningful ways. Tammy Gillis knows this well; encouragement from others led to a switch in her life’s story, becoming a gift to the entertainment industry and her fans around the world.

A recognizable face on a number of programs, many would not know that Tammy grew up in a small town on the prairies. Her hardworking and humble beginnings, family farming roots, and her participation and understanding of community give Tammy a unique perspective when she’s portraying characters from a small town. Tammy graciously offered to share more about Riverfront Romance, and how her character, Cara Durant, followed her heart back to her hometown to fulfill her bigger dreams.
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Small Towns and Seashores with Phoef Sutton

Friday 09/17/21

Small Towns and Seashores with Phoef Sutton

Chesapeake Shores is a place where everybody knows your name, and every family is said to be the backbone of the community. A small town where people dream to go, and many wish they lived, especially in the O’Brien home. These engaging stories of beloved characters provide a break from reality every Sunday night, much like how corals form barriers to protect the shoreline from harsher waters. Season four left Chessies eager for more, and while the delay of season five sparked disappointment, the creative team continued planning to ensure a new season would film when it was possible. Appointed to lead this team to bridge the gap in stories and filming is Emmy-award-winner, Phoef Sutton.

Stepping into season five, Phoef added a new twist in storylines and a few sprinkles of humour on an old favourite. His understanding of each character and his ability to add levity while embracing difficult topics is a gift to this series. After months away from his own family for writing and filming, and time invested in post-production, he generously shared even more of his time to chat all things Chesapeake, while giving fans an opportunity to know more about him too.
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Sailing Along with Dan Paulson

Thursday 09/09/21

Sailing Along with Dan Paulson

The waters have been a wild ride in the two years since our last encounter with the O’Brien family, and the breathtaking views of the Shores. While fans waited with anticipation and curiosity, discussing potential arcs and character development, the creative team was sailing on to ensure a new season of Chesapeake Shores would be ready when filming was possible. This tidal wave of talent, whether behind the scenes or in front of the camera, is captained by Executive Producer, Daniel Paulson.

Dan Paulson brings a wealth of experience and passion to this show. A believer in collaboration, and in fostering talent, Dan’s dedication has continued to produce a series enjoyed by Chessies around the world. With a love of the ocean, a great sense of humour, and the periodic on camera appearance, Dan looks forward to interacting with Chessies throughout season five. Despite a busy schedule, Dan warmly offered a chance to chat all things Chesapeake in this latest interview.
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You Might Be A Chessie

Friday 08/13/21

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Family, Film, and Faith with Viv Leacock

Friday 05/07/21

Family, Film, and Faith with Viv Leacock

As the finale of When Calls the Heart approaches, it is easy to reflect upon all of the wonderful stories that the Canfield family have been part of this year. Joseph, Minnie, Angela, and Cooper have brought family, fortitude, and faith throughout their storylines this season. Although the characters have continued to experience life without a pandemic, the actors have made many adjustments, to ensure this program was possible. This show has also been a reminder that there are people you meet that have an instant and lasting impact, and for the townsfolk of Hope Valley, that person has been Joseph Canfield.

Joseph left a lasting impact from when he first offered to pray for Lee and also in giving advice to Jesse and Clara, with a warmth and kindness that are also characteristics of the man who portrays him. Viv Leacock was a welcomed addition to this series, as he is well known among the fans, and can also be found in a number of programs on Super Channel Heart & Home. With When Calls the Heart coming to a close for another season, Viv kindly sat down to share more about his character, family, and faith, in Hope Valley as well as in his own home.
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More to the Story with Teryl Rothery

Wednesday 04/21/21

More to the Story with Teryl Rothery

As Helen Bouchard stepped off the stagecoach, it was a mystery as to what type of person she would be. With experience as a book editor, Helen might be the first to note that people should not judge a book by its cover, yet it would be a challenge to not form a quick opinion of this elusive and bristly Bouchard. Although she was warmly welcomed, it was evident that it was going to take a few chapters to thaw that cold exterior and connect with the folks and the families in her son’s new town.

In contrast to her character, Teryl Rothery is warm, funny, and relatable. She brings a depth to Helen that gives you a glimpse of the table of contents, while making you want to explore each future chapter, knowing there is a lot more to the story. Although Helen did not stay long in Hope Valley, Teryl’s portrayal of her left a lasting impact on the Hearties, and a lingering curiosity if her story will continue. Teryl kindly joined us for a second interview, click here for the previous one, this time with a focus solely on When Calls the Heart and the character she loved to play.
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