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  • 15 Jun 2016

    Story of Saskatchewan entrepreneur set for silver screen

    Saskatoon, SK, June 15, 2016 – Coming off the highly successful premiere last year, the NSBA (North Saskatoon Business Association) today unveiled the star for the second installment of the NSBA’s Annual Popcorn and Entrepreneurship Series, presented by EY. The 2nd annual event will see the Wyant Group as the star of the NSBA-produced mini-documentary, to be premiered later this summer at Remai Arts Centre in Saskatoon.
    “We’re really excited about building off the momentum that was established last year at our inaugural Popcorn and Entrepreneurship Series event,” says Keith Moen, Executive Director of the NSBA. “And if there’s one company that fits the bill, it’s the Wyant Group.”
    The short documentary, called All Revved Up! The Wyant Group Story, largely features the entrepreneurial drive of automobile dealer Vaughn Wyant, the patriarch of a family enterprise that consists of 14 automobile dealerships across Western Canada, along with several other business interests.  
    “It really has been quite a ride,” says Vaughn Wyant, President and CEO of Wyant Group. “When the NSBA first approached us about making a movie, we weren’t sure if that was something we wanted to do. Then we watched last year’s film about the Semples, the owners of Brandt Group of Companies, and we learned about the purpose of this film series – to drive entrepreneurship, which is something I’m passionate about – so we thought, why not? It looks like fun.”  
    The film’s premiere screening will take place at a gala event on August 31, 2016 at Remai Arts Centre, in Saskatoon. The movie was produced by Regina-based Studio 10 Productions, with the NSBA serving as Executive Producer. In addition to the film premiere, the evening also features a Red Carpet Walk, networking and short program including an interview with Vaughn Wyant by CKOM’s Brent Loucks, who is the MC for the evening.
    “We’ve got lots of surprises in store to make this year’s event even bigger and better than last year,” adds Moen. “That’s really saying something, given the reaction from most people last year, which was that we blew them away with every aspect of the evening. It’s going to be a great night.”  
    Last year’s event sold out and organizers are expecting demand to be even higher this time around. Tickets go on sale immediately for $75 and can be purchased through the NSBA office, or online at www.nsbasask.com           
       
    About the NSBA: The NSBA is a member-driven and focused organization that serves, promotes and protects business throughout Saskatoon and beyond. Though our origins and roots are in Saskatoon's north end, today we encompass far more than that. We have developed our mandate and reputation by being a relevant, topical and effective organization that interacts with all levels of government and industry on a variety of issues for the betterment of our local economy.

    FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: 

    Keith Moen Executive Director

    NSBA P: 306-242-3060 C: 306-371-6876

    Email: keith.moen@nsbasask.com 

     
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