Monday, April 26, 2010

Zac Efron, Charlie St. Cloud & Duane Burnett

THE DEATH AND LIFE OF CHARLIE ST. CLOUD
Photos Links News Fans by Duane Burnett

Lots of LINKS... so scroll all the way down




Nov 13, 2010
RENTED IT on DVD... Hollywood Gibsons
Can totally feel where Charlie St. Cloud is coming from. Rented it tonight from Sid's Vids. I know that heart ♥ Amanda Crew is just damn fabulous with Zac! Gibsons, British Columbia looked fab, cinematography was sweet. Was fun to see how a movie is put together. LOT of cable!


Sept 21, 2010
Charlie St Cloud release on DVD video Tuesday, November 09, 2010.
Check out other movies filmed in Gibsons, BC CLICK HERE


July 31, 2010
THANK U. I am in CharlieSt_Cloud, The Georgia Straight, Vancouver Sun, The Province & Oil BP Naughty to Nature hip hop parody all at same time! http://ht.ly/2ji6T

Last Night was the big world premiere of Charlie St Cloud. I watched facebook and twitter to get a sense of what people were saying. The stats from BoxOffice.com sum it up. 4th place showing, earning a mere $15 million and a rating of 2 1/2 out of 5 stars.

Based on facebook fan base, the movie Harry Potter is at 1st place with 1,313,853 fans and Charlie St Cloud with 732,374. Zac's movie placed 9th on the most discussed movies. Doesn't even rate in the top ten for most viewed trailers but experienced a strong growth in online fans this weekend with the release of the movie according to Box Office.

I have to say, that locally here on the Sunshine Coast, the stats are similarly reflected in the poor analytics showing of Zac Efron and Charlie St Cloud on my blogspot, flickr and facebook stats. Compared to a last September when the photo gallery had 20,000 views in one day, this weekend it is barely scratching 1,000 views.

A Mandala painting sending healing to the world's oceans had 5 times more views then Zac Efron's Charlie St Cloud. !,000 views of the blog in one day.

And trust me I promoted the heck out of Charlie St Cloud being it was filmed in my home town, even though I never got any support or help from the people making the movie. Didn't even reply to requests or emails to have a special premiere locally. In fact both theatres in Gibsons and Sechelt weren't even going to run the movie until the very last minute.

Fans of Zac Efron LOVE him even more and think he is the "most gorgeous" thing ever on the planet, saying the movie was a great human tearful experience making them love him even more earning an 85 to 95% positive buzz on the internet.


July 20, 2010
Duane Burnett & Raven's Cry Theatre are giving away 4 tickets to one lucky winner & their friends to see Zac Efron's Charlie St Cloud. PLAYING July 30-Aug 5. Contest Ends July 28th. Read Contest RULES.

CONTEST RULES / ENTER to WIN Tickets!
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=112262692158978


July 19, 2010
A Charlie St Cloud facebook event page was created for the movie premiere July 30th so you can add it to your profile events listings and share/invite friends.


LINK
Charlie St. Cloud Facebook Event Page
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=102587789794461


July 18, 2010
Wow the count down to July 30th. Saw a TV Commercial for Charlie St Cloud so sent a tweet out to my awesome twitter friends asking them to RT re-tweet if they were looking forward to the movie.

July 12, 2010
Twilight Eclipse mania dies down. Will all eyes turn from Taylor Lautner to Zac Efron now? The movie premieres July 30th. Still pretty bummed they are not doing a special screening for the town of Gibsons on the Sunshine Coast, BC.

July 7, 2010
The grand prize winner of the “Hometown Screening with Zac Efron” is:
Emily J., St. Louis, MO


July 6, 2010
Spoke to Gibsons & Sechelt Theatres. Sounds like NO Zac Efron-Charlie St Cloud special screening for the town. Sorry everyone. Duane

I've earned 100 points and qualified for a chance to win a Hometown Screening with Zac Efron!
Add me as a friend! www.charliestcloudfans.com

I am wondering out loud if the Producers of Charlie St Cloud will have a special screening here in Gibsons, BC? The town was used for some of the stunning boat harbour scenery you see (harbor in U.S.). I have people already wanting me to go to the premiere night, so I have started to see if the local theatres would like to do something for all the local actors, crew and fans. Will let you know. I haven't heard back from the movie's publicist at all yet.

My sources tell me that the latest word on Charlie St Cloud is they didn't like the way the ending turned out so they are re-shooting in West Vancouver right now. However, on May 19th the official blog mentions the re shoots and stars but not the reason why? A completely new ending is a really big change for a movie. They must have made some screen tests and audiences wanted a different ending. I wonder when the DVD comes out if they will offer both versions? http://www.charliestcloud.net/blog/2010/05/19/reshoots-for-charlie-st-cloud-begin/


With the working title shortened, Charlie St. Cloud is schedule to premier at US Movie Theatres on July 30th, 2010. The movie starring Zaz Efron, Ray Liota, Kim Basinger, Amanda Crew, Augustus Prew and Charlie Tahan was filmed around Vancouver, British Columbia.


LOTS more NEW Videos released on the Charlie St Cloud Youtube channel here > http://www.youtube.com/user/charliestcloud


Charlie St Cloud facebook fan page reports the movie will be release July 30th, 2010 and not October as originally scheduled.
http://www.facebook.com/charliestcloud?v=wall

Charlie Tahan co-stars as Zac Efron's younger brother...
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Charlie St Cloud star Charlie Tahan was kind enough to pose with the fans and let me takes some photos with him. He is definitely going to be a household name after this movie comes out. No that is not "real" blood you can see in the numerous photos I took with him when he came up during a break in filming to meet the hundreds of fans outside and sign autogrpahs. He was filming a scene for the movie in a mock up ambulance inside a sound stage which doubles as our local curling rink. You can see more photos of Charlie at my flickr PHOTO site. He has numerous movies under his belt already and I think he will be a rising star for sure. I don't want to spoil the movie, but Tahan is killed in a car accident and comes back as a ghost that only Zac Efron's character can see.


You might also enjoy checking out all these new official movie posters and photos for Charlie St Cloud http://www.charliestcloud.net/blog/2010/05/14/poster-and-new-stills-added-to-charlie-st-cloud-facebook/

Many locals got parts as extra's including myself, when filming shifted to the gorgeous harbour setting of Gibsons Landing, BC. I have always loved movie making magic so went crazy on the photo front. Please forgive me! Ha Ha....


What got me started on compiling this story was the Province Newspaper asked me what movies I was looking forward to this Summer and I said none, axcept for Charlie St. Cloud this fall. So I did a Google of my name and the movie to see what was out there and was surprised to see how popular my photos were, how many shout outs there were to me in connection to the movie, and well let's be real, the star Zac Efron! So hence I started compiling all the fan page, blog, photo, video links for all of you. smile

There was an incredible 20,000 views of my Movie Set photos in one day!

I have brought together the different links to see photos and websites, fan pages and some background on Gibsons, BC

What amazes me is how my Flickr PHOTO Gallery of all the movie set action filtered onto other peoples sites. I would like to thank those who used my photos that were kind enough to give me a photo credit link back to my site! Much appreciated. Duane


Charlie St. Cloud - Trailer - In Theaters July 30 [HD]
http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=396630310162&ref=mf


796 PHOTOS
Charlie St. Cloud
on FLICKR

http://www.flickr.com/photos/duaneburnett/sets/72157622171644817/


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Zac Efron, Amanda Crew & Director Burr Steers wrap up filming in Hopkins Landing, near Gibsons, BC. Amanda plays Zac's love interest who comes between him and the ghost of his younger brother played by Charlie Tahan.


THESE PHOTOS ARE on my facebook FAN PAGE as well. Tag you're It! Duane Burnett

Zac Efron Charlie St. Cloud Photo Albums by Duane Burnett
(1 of 4) http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=107665&id=132243609016&op=126

(2 of 4) http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=111539&id=132243609016&op=126

(3 of 4) http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=111550&id=132243609016&op=120

(4 of 4) http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=111823&id=132243609016&op=120



I was all over reporting the breaking news and fan sightings with all the Zac Efron and movie fans, and found facebook to be an amazing tool to share information quickly!

I actually found myself naturally gently pushed to know what was happening by the community itself so they could see their star Zaz Efron!

Even the Vancouver Sun reporter Randy Shore who lives on the Sunshine Coast noticed all the excitement. Read his story further down.....

One thing I quickly learned was a bit of a generation meld potential for this movie, as there was a distinct crowd of Zac Efron Fans's and another for Kim Basinger and Ray Liota. If I had a chance to interview them I was going to delicately ask how this movie would enhance each other's careers by bringing a whole generation of fans that might not have known them before. Unfortunately the Publicist denied me even a photo op or interview.

Most of all it was great to have the crew choose Gibsons for a location so I thanked them on facebook and here were some of the responses from our community.





It was also pretty awesome to not only have an extra part in the movie but to also be interviewed by the documentary team archiving the movie behind the scenes.



FACEBOOK STORY & COMMENTS
Thank you to ALL the Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud film crew and actors like Zac Efron for being so awesome and putting Gibsons on the world map! Over 20,000 views of my site in last few days alone!!! That's got to be GOOD for tourism and business! The movie crew have told me the Sunshine Coast has been FANTASTIC! Thanks for ALL your understanding patience with the film making process in our community!!!!
Cheers Duane Burnett http://www.duaneburnett.com


COMMENTS:
Laurie McConnell
Thanks for bringing the energy and business to the Sunshine Coast. Our community appreciates it very much, and if there's anything we can/should do to get the word out in your industry to improve upon the welcome, please let us know! bigpacific.com

Penny Berdahl
Hi Duane...Was great to see you at lunch today. Many people talked about the pictures you had taken. I know because of the person that you are..You took the pictures of the movie excitement, to share with the local people; to capture their excitement by taking the pictures of them around town. Many might never experience this kinda of magical event again in their lives. Our small town was accepted and; appreciated the the movie crew...They were all wonderful people allowing all of Us to enjoy this movie making......As I believe they did......I'm thankful......to have experienced being in this movie, with so many nice people......I seen old; met new friends . I feel it brought our community closer ...because of the magical feeling of Hollywood in *Our Home Town* .

Lynette Legault
Huge thumbs up to the 2 guys that always came out and told the fans if, and when they could see their heartthrob, and to all of the crew for bringing Gibsons to life! We enjoyed you all:)

Kera Mchugh
and to Duane for documenting it all so thoroughly... and tirelessly serving the community as always.

Carole Carlton
You Rock Duane!!

Denise Whiting-Gregorchuk
Kudos to the crew and cast of the movie you guys are all very personable people with huge hearts! you guys did a great job, cant wait to see the movie now~

Sue Booth
You did such an amazing job..great ambassador for the Town!!

Jade Ontheocean
.you looked so cute with all the kidz xo

CoCo LeGault
Thank-you to ALL the Death and Life of Charlie st .Cloud film crew, and actors like Zac for being so nice and kind to all your fans and taking time to sign autographs and get picture's you all made Gibsons a well 2 weeks and thank-you Zac &... Kim even though no one i don't think got a chance to see her. Zac said to me and a couple other people that its B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L here and he's going to come back to Gibsons with Vanessa next :D Should be awesome :D Thank-you Duane as well ! WE LOVE YOU ZAC EFRON AND KIM BASSINGER :)

Sue Booth
going to miss all this!! sad face (don't know how to do the emoticon)

Ashley Benner
tell zac thanks for coming out and signing autographs even when he wasn't suppose too!!!

Andrea Kenez
Thanks for letting me to be a background extra; on the set. It was a great experience! love to do it again! Hope to see you again!

Monica Stachoski-Messier
To everyone involved in the production of the movie ,, my girls and I thank you for leaving us lasting memories :) ! Hope you come back the coast sometime :)!

Debbie DeWolff
Go Duane....you are the real superstar:)

Kim Tournat
I love the pics of you, Duane, signing autographs!!

Terra Daniels
Fantastic pics!

Marlene Toth
a few Duane fans too i c...:) WELL DONE

Siobhán Smith
"I had great fun working as an extra and really appreciated the professionalism and positive attitudes of all those involved in making the film! thanks again for the opportunity to work "behind the scenes"!"

Penny Berdahl
"Thank you to everyone that was involved with making the movie.....you all were wonderful.....with you kindness & welcoming smiles & laughter. It was an awesome experience & I will carry it the wonderful memories of the magicial feeling of Hollywood in **our home Town** Thank you all again to all the nice ladies that guided us in our exciting journey . :) Come back & visit anytime.....you have my number ;)"

Carole Carlton
"Thank you to the crew for the great connection they made with the Sunshine Coast especially the way things were handled with the locals who still had to navigate through their days - the traffic coordination was excellent, the crew were always pleasant and friendly. A soft footprint and care taken to ensure us regulars that our interests were important. Cheers!!!!"

Carole Sauve
I look forward to seeing the movie. Thanks.

Yvette Fleming:
"I think it was great having you guys here and I hope more movies get done on the Sunshine Coast. Come again."


Where is Gibsons, BC and the Sunshine Coast? http://www.bigpacific.com

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PLOT SUMMARY for
The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud
Charlie St. Cloud is a young man overcome by grief at the death of his younger brother. So much so that he takes a job as caretaker of the cemetery in which his brother is buried. Charlie has a special lasting bond with his brother though, as he can see him. Charlie meets up with his brother (Sam) each night to play catch and talk. Then, a girl comes into Charlie's life and he must choose between keeping a promise he made to Sam, or going after the girl he loves

About Kim Basinger
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000107/

About Zac Efron
http://www.imdb.com/find?s=all&q=zac+efron& x=0&y=0

About the MOVIE and OTHER actors/crew
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1438254/

Starring in the movie are
Zac Efron ... Charlie St. Cloud
Kim Basinger
Ray Liota
Donal Logue
Amanda Crew ... Tess Carroll
Charlie Tahan ... Sam St. Cloud
Augustus Prew ... Alistair Wooley
Paul Duchart ... Reverend Polk


OTHER MOVIES FILMED IN GIBSONS
1. "The Beachcombers" (1972) TV Series ...aka "Beachcombers" (1988) (Canada: English title: last season title)
2. A Beachcombers Christmas (2004) (TV)
3. The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud
4. The New Beachcombers (2002) (TV)
5. The Seamstress (2009)
6. Needful Things, Stephen King
7. Sewn aka The Seamstress (horror)


PHOTOS Beachcombers Christmas Behind the Scenes >> www.flickr.com/photos/duaneburnett/sets/ 72157603244138705/

PHOTOS Beachombers TV Series 35th Anniversary with Jackson Davies >> www.flickr.com/photos/duaneburnett/sets/ 72157601962044768/


Movie Magic... I was invited on to a very spooky set to take a photo with the Stars and Director of this movie in Roberts Creek, BC INFO/Movie Trailer www.imdb.com/title/tt1326260/news#ni0993 910 Working title was "Sewn" and released on DVD for Halloween 2009 as the "Seamstress" Genre HORROR!

SEWN aka The Seamstress
http://www.flickr.com/photos/duaneburnett/2326866069/in/set-72157603676961442/







Vancouver goes cRaZy for STARS!
CANWEST NEWS ARTICLE
Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner drive Vancouver crazy â Twilight hysteria spills over into Zac attack; Vancouverites used to be indifferent to film stars â then came the Twilhards Wednesday, September 16th, 2009 | 2:40 pm
Canwest News Service

VANCOUVER Hollywood North is on the verge of losing its reputation for cool.

Vancouver has seen stars aplenty since the city graduated into one of North Americaâs film and television centres. A-listers such as Sean Penn and Robert De Niro are seen walking down the street and dining without bodyguards. Heck, Goldie and Kurt felt so comfortable they bought a house here some years ago.

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner were molested by paparazzi, but they had a new baby and the public had a right to know what the little tyke looks like. They werenât mobbed by fans, only the working press.

"Celebrities have always felt quite comfortable in Vancouver and thatâs part of our charm and our competitive advantage," said B.C. Film Commissioner Susan Croome.

History will record that 2009 was the year that everything changed. When filming started last spring on New Moon, the second story in the Twilight saga by author Stephenie Meyer, fans flocked to filming locations in the hundreds, creating unprecedented security headaches for the producers.

Twilight stars Rob Pattinson, Taylor Lautner and Kristen Stewart are back in Vancouver making the third film, Eclipse, until the end of October and the hysteria shows no sign of letting up. The young stars are tracked by fans to their hotel and favourite restaurants and any bars and clubs where they might try to sneak a drink or see a band.

Fans travel from all over North America and as far away as New Zealand to track their vampire heroes in the hope of getting a picture or an autograph. Some have succeeded, many more failed.

Maybe it's a virus. Even little Gibsons Landing goes ga-ga over a Zac Efron sighting. The High School Musical star is filming The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud on the Sunshine Coast and attracting some Twilightesque fan attention of his own.

When Zac Efron stopped by the shopping mall on the town's main drag, he probably didn't know the local high school was right next door. He was mobbed.

Girls from Elphinstone Secondary gather daily near the waterfront after school and on evenings and weekends for a chance to see Efron. The camera crane on the pier is a clear indication that filming will eventually take place here, but today,s crowd doesn,t know when.

Holly Carter and Courtney Dionne are back after spending three hours waiting for something to happen the day before.

"Today I saw [Efron] drive by me and I was having a freak-out, I was screaming," said Carter.

"I wasn't there," said a dejected Dionne.

Carterâs Facebook status that day read "ZAC EFRON LOOKED AT ME, LIFE = COMPLETE."

"It's all anyone at school is talking about," said Grace Burns. "He's a big celebrity in a small town and you don't see that very often.

"You look around and you see younger girls prowling the street," said Burns, who was sitting with three friends outside The Beachcombers' iconic cafe Molly's Reach hoping for a Zac sighting. "I heard a dad ask his kids if they had seen Zac yet, so even the parents know."

The Facebook status of nearly every girl in school reads "Out prowling for Zac" or words to that effect, Burns said.

The sets for Charlie St. Cloud and Eclipse are closed to the media, so little information is available for fans. The demand for pictures of the stars and any little tidbits of information that can be gleaned by stealth is substantial. Twilight-related stories are huge traffic booster for news and entertainment websites.

Eclipse producers are begging newspaper websites and radio stations outlets in Vancouver not to disclose the filming locations, citing security and safety concerns for both the cast and crew and the fans. For the most part, New Moon and Eclipse have used locations on dead-end streets or remote single access properties that are easily defended. But when urban locations are required, fans are quick to pounce.

Twitter, Facebook and Twilight fansites are constantly updating every rumoured location and star sighting to thousands of hungry Twi-hards at a pace the mainstream media cannot match.

Croome isn't convinced Hollywood North has completely lost its cool.

"I'm not sure that Charlie St. Cloud is quite the same thing as Twilight, not to the point that they have real safety concerns," said Croome. "Twilight is the phenomenon the like of which we have never seen before."

"People aren't flying in to see a star like Zac Efron," she said.

Randy Shore, Vancouver Sun newspaper, rshore@vancouversun.com

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LINKS
"Duane Burnett caught up with the cast and crew of The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud again, this time north of Gibsons at Hopkins Landing."
http://www.charliestcloud.net/blog/2009/09/15/filming-at-hopkins-landing-bc/


"Filming was underway at “Flynn’s Reach” and both Ray Liotta and Zac Efron were on set. To compensate for the gloomy skies and rain, very bright lights were in use. Later in the day, the rain let up and Zac was able to spend some time outside with fans." http://www.charliestcloud.net/blog/2009/09/16/zac-efron-and-ray-liotta-at-flynns-reach/


"Over the past few days, crew members have been working around Gibsons, BC on the Sunshine Coast preparing several locations for filming. Photographer and local celebrity Duane Burnett has been photographing the activities.

They have repainted the famous facade of Molly’s Reach (featured in the Canadian TV show The Beachcombers) and renamed it Flynn’s Reach. They have also dressed the interior."
http://www.charliestcloud.net/blog/2009/09/10/preparations-in-gibsons-bc/




"Some pics from Gibsons by Duane Burnett
From Duane Burnett's facebook page. I am only posting some of them, the ones that seem more relevant to shooting. If you'd like to see his other shots, click on the source at the bottom of the post.

Molly's Reach is most recognizable as a part of the long-running Canadian show The Beachcombers. According to his FB page, the side was repainted, presumably to be less recognizable in this film... that gives us an idea of the angles that are being shot here.

http://ehs-wildcats.livejournal.com/198389.html



"Zac Efron in The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud. Gibsons BC film set with Duane Burnett" As a side note, this twitter pic posted by a fan of Zac's was made by a friend who created this split image to show Zac and I's "resemblance" she went on to say that I am the real star of the Sunshine Coast. Thanks Melina, I was quite flattered! http://twitpic.com/hnrwu


"This guy rocks for taking pics of the Charlie St. Cloud Gibsons locations for all of us who can't be there :D"
http://ehs-wildcats.livejournal.com/200080.html


VIDEO: The Death and Life Of Charlie St.Cloud Set - Car Accident Scene
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwSlxn9E93Q


Welcome to Zachary-Efron.net's Image Archive.
http://www.zachary-efron.net/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=532



"Duane Burnett posted a photo: Ryan the stand in for Zac Efron had some huge fans of his own!" http://www.boxxet.com/Zac_Efron/Section:photos




Charlie St. Cloud Facebook Fan Page

http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Death-And-Life-Of-Charlie-St-Cloud/109680715674?v=wall

Another Charlie St. Cloud Facebook Fan Page

http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-death-and-life-of-Charlie-st-Cloud/122915691721


http://www.charliestcloud.net/blog/tag/amanda-crew/
19 May 2010 "Re-shoots for Charlie St Cloud Begin" Zac Efron and Amanda Crew were back on the set on Tuesday to film their first scenes for the Charlie St. Cloud reshoots taking place this week in Vancouver. Kim Basinger was also seen arriving in town yesterday although she was not part of these scenes. Zac and Amanda arrived already on Sunday and Zac had was photographed on Monday freshening up his sailing skills for the upcoming filming.



ABOUT GIBSONS
Gibsons, on the Sunshine Coast, BC Canada was used for the film set. Gibsons became infamous for the long running CBC TV Series the Beachcombers seen in dozens of countries around the world.


WATCH THIS 4 Minute Video Tribute to the Sunshine Coast on youtbue!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_F5BEtBRC0

JOIN Duane Burnett on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Blogspot, and Myspace.......

Duane Burnett's
Hollywood North Profile for Acting and Modeling
http://www.hollywoodnorth.com/details.asp?v=319 47

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Well there you have it, my attempt at bringing together some Zac Efron, Charlie St. Cloud excitement together. If you have something to add let me know! Thanks Duane

While all this movie excitement was going on, winning best town in the world was the icing on the cake for locals!



It's Always A Good Day on the Sunshine Coast!

photos/story (C) Duane Burnett
http://www.duaneburnett.com

Duane Burnett Blogspot
http://www.duaneburnett.blogspot.com


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GIBSONS WINS MOST LIVEABLE TOWN!

www.globaltvbc.com/Gibsons named most liveable community under/2097306/story.html


Gibsons named most liveable community under 20,000 by UN-backed body
Randy Shore , Vancouver Sun: Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The Sunshine Coast town of Gibsons has earned a Gold Award for liveability from the United Nations-backed International Awards for Liveable Communities.

Gibsons - pop. 4,200 - won in the Whole City category for towns with a population under 20,000 for best practice and leadership in creating a socially and environmentally sound community.

A 40-minute ferry ride from West Vancouver, Gibsons consists of the quaint fishing village of Gibsons Landing and the commercial-industrial hub of Upper Gibsons on Highway 101.

The award recognizes the town’s aggressive program of guidelines to encourage development that conserves enery, water and land as well as the first-in-North-America Geo-exchange District Energy System, which will capture thermal energy with underground heat-exchangers on municipal greenspace and supply heat to up to 900 residential and commercial buildings.

“We’re feeling fantastic,” said Gibsons Chief Administrative Officer Paul Gipps. “We weren’t sure how we were going to do against towns that are up to 20,000 people.”

Mayor Barry Janyk and two city staffers attended the 13th annual LivCom Awards over the weekend in the Czech Republic to present the town’s achievements.

Gibsons is committed to managing the community’s growth without disturbing the natural environment, a theme team Gibsons emphasized in their pitch to the conference, said Gipps.

“It wasn’t so much a matter of doing things to win,” said Gipps. “We just needed to tell the story of what we have already done.”

Other winners in the Whole City category include Newark, England (pop. under 75,000), Melville, Australia (pop. up to 200,000), Shilong, China (pop. up to 750,000) and Dailin, China (pop. over 750,000)

Randy Shore, Vancouver Sun newspaper
rshore@vancouversun.com
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