There was quite a spectacle on Friday in downtown Kelowna as film production workers dumped snow on Lawrence Avenue.
The movie “Christmas to Savor” was shot in the Okanagan this week. A downtown scene calls for snow outside our Eco Footprints store and refills on Lawrence Avenue, so crews used a truck to haul fresh powder from higher elevations.
As of December 18, 2020, there was little to no snow in the Okanagan Valley floor.
Environment Canada is calling for the possibility of rain showers turning to snow 800 meters later this afternoon. Long-range forecasts seem to indicate that we are in for a brown Christmas this season, hence the need to truck in the snow for a ‘Christmas to be savored’.
The made-for-television film is a joint production of Champlain Media West Inc. and Savor Productions Inc., and shoots in downtown Kelowna for one day only between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.
A ‘Christmas to Savor’ is a romantic comedy that doesn’t involve stunts, special effects, or loud noises, but features a number of essential crew and work trucks in the area.
Despite the coronavirus pandemic, several made-for-television films have been shot in Kelowna, including “The Sweet Life,” which was partially shot inside Castanet.
Photo: Rob Gibson
Production teams shovel snow on Lawrence Avenue on Friday, December 18, 2020.