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Meet me on the Shores – Neighbourly Nanaimo

Thursday 20/06/18

Meet me on the Shores – Neighbourly Nanaimo

nanaimo sign Welcome to Nanaimo, “The Harbour City” and home of the beloved “Nanaimo bar”. There is plenty to enjoy, such as walking along the waterfront or searching the scenic sites around the city. Chessies will recognize many locations in Nanaimo, as scenes filmed here represented cities outside of Chesapeake Shores, including Nashville and Baltimore.
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dove dot org collaboration

Wednesday 20/06/17

Dove Collaboration

Heart and Home has always been TV you can trust, with heartwarming, feel-good programs for the whole family. Now, we are proud to add another dimension to that commitment by introducing our collaboration with The Dove Foundation.

Incorporated in 1991 and based in Portland, Oregon, Dove is a not-for-profit organization that issues film reviews, ratings, and endorsements of movies it considers suitable for family audiences, based on Christian values.
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Thursday 20/06/11

Meet me on the Shores – Picturesque Parksville

parksville sign As spring turns into summer and travel restrictions remain, a virtual adventure of Chesapeake Shores’ filming locations seems to be the perfect way for Chessies to plan their next vacation, post-pandemic. Just prior to the Season 4 Premiere last August, a couple of us enjoyed the beautiful ocean views and sandy shores as we rented a car and sought out many of the places where this beloved show was filmed.
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Wednesday 20/06/10

Meet Me on the Shores

meet me on the shores written in sand on the beach Chesapeake Shores, home to the O’Brien family, is a fictional town created by author Sherryl Woods, and is situated in the state of Maryland. The TV series is loosely based on these books, and while Maryland is on the east coast of the States, the filming actually takes place along the west coast in Canada.

The series is filmed on beautiful Vancouver Island, in the province of British Columbia, and is surrounded by the Pacific Ocean. With travel restrictions in place and filming on hold, it felt like the perfect time to take a virtual adventure to the Island.

Over the next few weeks, join along as multiple filming locations sail into the spotlight. But take note, this might just inspire your next vacation.
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When Writing Calls with Derek Thompson

Wednesday 20/04/29

When Writing Calls with Derek Thompson

Throughout the seasons of When Calls the Heart there have been many examples of the characters exploring their hearts and discerning their calling: Elizabeth as a writer and teacher, Julie as an artist, Bill as a judge, and even young Robert becoming a Mountie. While set in fiction, these stories easily connect with the audience and act as a reminder that life sometimes goes off script, offering wonderful unexpected opportunities in the process.

As a key member of the storytelling team, Derek Thompson knows this well. One screenwriting course redirected his path into the world of scripts, writing wonderful events from the beloved “homestead” episode in season two to the comical bachelor/bachelorette episode in season seven. His creativity, character development and heart have brought something special to Hope Valley, a gift which has also been applied to the characters from Brookfield. With season eight officially announced, Derek warmly shared more about the life of a writer and the stories that keep Hearties connected.
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Heart of a Mountie With Ryan-James Hatanaka

Wednesday 20/04/15

Heart of a Mountie With Ryan-James Hatanaka

Gabriel Kinslow was the first person to appear in When Hope Calls, as he loped along the luscious green landscape aboard his beautiful black horse, Apollo. This moment not only introduced the character of Constable Kinslow, but also provided an opportunity to view the entire town of Brookfield from afar. His first action after riding into town was offering to help Lillian carry the heavy feed bag. The red serge itself captured attention, but this initial act of service also proved that Gabriel truly has the heart of a Mountie.

Ryan-James Hatanaka is not only respected as a talented actor and athlete, he is also admired for his dedication to this role, on screen and off. RJ regularly charms the Hearties with insight on his character and gratitude for the fans while live tweeting. He also left a lasting impression when he flew overnight from Hungary to Canada, to ensure he attended the Hearties Family Reunion in October. RJ is a wonderful asset to the cast of When Hope Calls and he kindly shared more about his role as a Mountie, his interests off screen and the heart behind it all.
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Keeping us Posted with Crystal Lowe

Tuesday 20/04/07

Keeping us Posted with Crystal Lowe

Behind the iconic glasses is the soft-spoken and sweet natured Signed, Sealed, Delivered character, Rita Haywith. This delightful detective brings balance to the POstables team with her innocence and optimism, impacting the stories and people they encounter. While sometimes misunderstood, Rita is a reminder that accepting others for their differences and celebrating each other’s unique gifts can often bring unexpected blessings.

Rita’s positivity, beautiful heart and desire to make a difference are all attributes that can also be used to describe the Canadian actress who portrays her. From her online interactions to her interviews, Crystal Lowe is respected for her strength, positivity, perseverance, and encouragement of others. In this latest interview, Crystal keeps us posted on returning to the role of Rita and the stories that continue to connect the fans from around the world.
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Finding Home with Jaeda Lily Miller

Tuesday 20/03/31

Finding Home with Jaeda Lily Miller

The classroom in Hope Valley has not been the same since the arrival of Allie Grant. Her mischievous ways and endless energy have brought new life to the school and the town. Hidden behind Allie’s cheerfulness and big smile is a difficult past that has slowly been revealed throughout the season. The young talent behind the endless expressions and range of emotion is Canadian actress, Jaeda Lily Miller.

With many credits to her name, Jaeda was quickly recognized and warmly welcomed by fans when her character was introduced. This animated young lady has brought hope, humour and healing through the stories of Allie, and Hearties look forward to seeing what will come next as this season progresses.
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From Heartland to Hope Valley with Kevin McGarry

Thursday 20/03/19

From Heartland to Hope Valley with Kevin McGarry

Little did Nathan Grant know the big boots he would be filling when he became the new Mountie in Hope Valley. Seeing that red serge sent waves of emotion through the small-knit community and a time of adjustment would be needed for him and for all. His quiet demeanor and oath to protect quickly eased the minds and hearts of those on screen and off.

Kevin McGarry has a large presence on Super Channel Heart & Home. From his role on When Calls the Heart and When Hope Calls, to fan favourite movies such as Autumn Stables and A Very Corgi Christmas, Kevin’s talent is well known to Canadians. He kindly shared more about stepping into season five, his interactions with the fans, and working for Hallmark.
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State of Grace with Jocelyn Hudon

Thursday 20/03/12

State of Grace with Jocelyn Hudon

There was no way to miss the big smile of Grace Bennett as the wagon of carolers rolled into Hope Valley. She hopped off the wagon with a bounce in her step and instantly presented as bubbly and sweet. The joy that Grace brought to Hope Valley and to the children in her presence would not end there, as a whole new life would be featured in the town of Brookfield.

Jocelyn Hudon might have been a new face for the Hearties, but she is no stranger to being on camera. Not only is she a delight as an actress, but she has also brought a lot of life to social media, whether commenting on her favourite TV show or posting pictures of her adorable Goldendoodle Rupert. Even with a busy schedule, Jocelyn shone light upon her character and gave us many more reasons why this Canadian talent will continue to grace our screens.
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