Stories from the Great Southwest

“Telling our story” is the heart of a documentary series which showcases the people and places of Southwest Saskatchewan. Each story provides an overview of an important chapter in the history of the Southwest focusing on defining moments, people and places. 

Stories from the Great Southwest – Blowtorch the Mechanical Horse

Blowtorch was a mechanical horse created by Swift Current inventor W.J. McIntyre in 1947. As a life size fully functioning horse, Blowtorch gathered national attention and went on to travel across Canada. Blowtorch was produced in partnership with the Swift Current Museum, Art Gallery of Swift Current and Overtime Studios.

Stories from the Great Southwest – Cypress Hills

This documentary explores the history and formation of Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park. This video is part of the ongoing Stories from the Great Southwest series and was produced in partnership with the Swift Current Museum, Tourism Swift Current, Cypress Hills Destination Area, Community Futures Southwest and Overtime Studios.

Stories from the Great Southwest – The History of a Métis Family

Métis historian Barb Parchman traces back her Métis family in Saskatchewan and her family connection to the historic Battleford Trail. This video is part of the ongoing Stories from the Great Southwest video series and was produced in partnership with the Swift Current Museum, the Art Gallery of Swift Current and Overtime Studios.

Stories from the Great Southwest – Canadian Pacific Railway

This video documentary explores the history and impact of the Canadian Pacific Railway on the community of Swift Current and the surrounding area of Southwest Saskatchewan. The documentary is part of the ongoing Stories from the Great Southwest series and was produced in partnership with the Swift Current Museum and and Overtime Studios.