In January, residents of Lumby stood in line for up to three hours, waiting for television star Jonny Harris to hit the stage for episode No. 63 of his Still Standing show.
Then they jammed the White Valley Community Centre and laughed, as Harris riffed on the slow transformation of Lumby from logging town with its sawmills and bee hive burners, ("it soots you"), to its current growing diversity.
On Tuesday night, the same residents will be watching as the Still Standing episode plays on CBC TV at 8 p.m., curious to see what segments of the live show made the cuts for the production.
Harris and his crew had been in Lumby for a week, meeting many of the locals and gathering ideas for the show. He noted that at one time Lumby was a million-dollar town when logging was the driver and sawmills kept everyone who wanted a job employed. And many of them spent their money at the now-closed Ramshorn Pub.
Among the locals he referenced were Darcy Bamber, who is part of the new Lumby and is figuring out how to add cannabis to pet treats.
Randy Rouck gave him a history of logging in the Lumby area. Dan Elzer, a self-described tree hugger, told him about the possibilities of eco-tourism.