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A Time for Courage sub-series

Documentary profiling the Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA) and its role during World War II. Featured is Violet Milstead Warren, First Officer, who served between 1943 and 1945 and was one of 43 Canadian pilots in the ATA. Interviewees include: Vi Milstead Warren; Eric Viles, MBE, chairman of the ATA Association; Diana Barnato Walker, MBE, Commodore, ATA Association; Ernest K. Birmann, First Officer, ATA; Margaret Littlewood, pilot; Shirley Render, pilot, author and aviation historian; Linda Dale, curator; and Betty Ridgeway, friend of Vi Milstead Warren. Produced in association with History Television, SCN, the Knowledge Network, and CKY 5-TV and marketed by Cooper Rock Pictures Inc. as part of its Canadian Women of Courage series. Records include: a master with commercial blacks; unedited interviews; B rolls; transcripts of interviews; and research material.

Cooper Rock Pictures Inc., 1998-

All For One: The Story of Canada's All-American Baseball Girls sub-series

Documentary profiling the young Canadian women who played in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League from 1941 to 1954. Includes scenes from a reunion of players on the occasion of their honorary induction to the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in June, 1998. Interviewees include: former players Arleen Johnson Noga, Marge Callahan Maxwell, Audrey Haine Daniels and Terry Donahue; Bill Raynor, baseball historian; and Austin "Bud" Daniels, husband of Audrey Haine Daniels. Produced in association with SCN and WTSN. Records include: a master with no commercial blacks; unedited interviews; B rolls; unedited footage of reunion and induction events; archival newsreel and film transfers; transcripts of interviews; research materials; negatives; digital photographs; and digital videos.

Cooper Rock Pictures Inc., 1998-

Close Calls sub-series

Documentary profiling peer support as a resource in teen suicide prevention. The peer support group at Luther College High School in Regina, Saskatchewan is profiled. Interviewees include: John Bragstad, family counselor and former advisor of the Luther peer support group; Autumn Fox and Matt Comstock, former Luther peer support counselors; and Ken Stalwick, advisor of the Luther peer support counselor. Produced in association with Vision TV and SCN. Records include: a closed captioned master; a fine cut; unedited interviews; B rolls; and transcripts of interviews.

Cooper Rock Pictures Inc., 1998-

Drug Class sub-series

Television series based on the Drug Class program, created and presented by Rand Teed, a counsellor and certified prevention specialist. The series combines information sessions lead by Teed on adolescent substance abuse issues with stories of substance abuse from the program's teen participants. Participants came from high schools in Regina, Saskatchewan. Series director Robert Daniel Pytlyk won a Gemini Award for Best Youth Direction in 2008 for his work on season one of the series. Records include unedited footage, interviews, B rolls and episode introductions from seasons one and three of the series; transcripts of interviews from seasons one to three; and negatives of promotional photographs from season one.

Cooper Rock Pictures Inc., 1998-

Eyewitness to War sub-series

Documentary profiling Gladys Arnold, a Saskatchewan-born journalist who was the only Canadian Press correspondent in France during the outbreak of World War II, and covered the conflict until she was forced to flee upon the German occupation of France in 1940. Arnold returned to Canada and was an activist for the Free French movement. Interviewees include: Gladys Arnold; Barry Robins, cousin to Arnold; Kay Rex, journalist and author; Michel Bonneau, son of a Free French activist; Nelitta Geoffrey-Dechaume, Free French activist; and Eric Amyot, historian and author. Produced in association with History Television, SCN, and CBC Saskatchewan and marketed by Cooper Rock Pictures Inc. as part of its Canadian Women of Courage series. Records include: dubs of a closed captioned master with commercial blacks; unedited interviews; B rolls; archival newsreel footage; transcripts of interviews; research materials; and photographs.

Cooper Rock Pictures Inc., 1998-

Friends First: The Story of Team Schmirler sub-series

Documentary profiling the Sandra Schmirler curling team from Regina, Saskatchewan. The team, comprised of Sandra (Peterson) Schmirler, Jan Betker, Joan McCusker and Marcia Gudereit, were three-time Canadian, three-time world champions and 1998 Olympic gold medalists who remained teammates and close friends until Schmirler's death in 2000. Interviewees include: Shirley Schmirler, Sandra's mother; Jan Betker; Joan McCusker; Marcia Gudereit; Brian McCusker, Joan's husband; Anita Ford, team coach; Lindsay Sparks, Canadian national curling team coach; Shannon England, Sandra's husband; Frank Macera, Jan's husband; Kerry Gudereit, Marcia's husband; Atina Ford, team alternate player; Shannon Kleibrink, curler; and Pat Reid, Olympic team leader. Produced in association with CTV, SCN, and the W Network. Records include: a dubbing master with no commercial blacks; unedited interviews; B rolls; interview transcripts; research material; and digital photographs.

Cooper Rock Pictures Inc., 1998-

Friends Left Behind sub-series

Documentary on the impact that suicide has on the friends of Geoff, a young man who took his life three years previously. Interviewees include: Shari, Geoff's former girlfriend; Paul, Geoff's best friend; and Steve, Geoff's friend. Records include: a closed captioned master; a dub of the master; a fine cut; unedited interviews; and transcripts of interviews.

Cooper Rock Pictures Inc., 1998-

Kings of the World: The Curling Richardsons sub-series

Documentary profiling the Ernie Richardson curling team from Regina, Saskatchewan, three-time provincial, four-time Canadian and three-time world champions. The team, comprised of brothers Ernie and Garnet "Sam" Richardson, their cousins Arnold and Wes Richardson, and Mel Perry, dominated the sport of curling from 1959 to 1964. Interviewees include: Ernie Richardson; Sam Richardson; Marjorie Beisel, sister of Ernie and Sam; Arnold Richardson; Ken Newans, former sports broadcaster; Wes Richardson; Bob Hughes, sports writer; Mel Perry; Ron Northcott, Alberta champion curler; and Jack MacDuff, 1976 Canadian champion curler. Produced in association with CBC Television and SCN. Records include: a master final version; treatment; transcripts of interviews; and photocopies of newspaper clippings.

Cooper Rock Pictures Inc., 1998-

Leap of Faith: The Nicole Watt Story sub-series

Documentary profiling Nicole Watt of Melfort, Saskatchewan, a 16-year-old nationally-ranked amateur figure skater. Watt pursued her figure skating goals despite suffering from Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis. Interviewees include: Nicole Watt; Maxine Watt, Nicole's mother; Imogene Watt, Nicole's grandmother; Dr. Ron Laxer, rheumatologist, The Hospital for Sick Children; Dana Matheson-Boe, skating instructor; Dale Hazell, Nicole's coach; Jackie Stell-Buckingham, Skate Canada; Gabriela Samsa, Nicole's ballet instructor; Lori Nichol, Nicole's choreographer; and Norma Kent, Canadian Arthritis Society. Produced in association with CBC Television, SCN, and WTSN. Records include: closed captioned master with commercial black; unedited interviews; B rolls; footage of Nicole Watts' skating perfomances; dubs of home movies; transcripts of interviews; research materials; and digital photographs and newspaper clippings.

Cooper Rock Pictures Inc., 1998-

Nurses on the Battlefield sub-series

Documentary profiling the Canadian Nursing Sisters, a unit of 4480 registered nurses who volunteered their service, both in Canada and overseas, during World War II. Interviewees include: Edith Landells, editor of Canadian Military Nurses, Volumes 1-3; and nurses Dorothy Macham, Helen Mussallem, and Lettie Turner. Also featured are excerpts from the Canadian Nursing Sisters reunion held in June 1998. Produced in association with History Television, SCN, and CBC Television and marketed by Cooper Rock Pictures Inc. as part of its Canadian Women of Courage series. Records include: a dub master with no commercial blacks; footage of reunion events; unedited interviews; B rolls; stock archival footage; transcripts of interviews; research material; and photographs.

Cooper Rock Pictures Inc., 1998-

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