New ‘Lifestyle’ Exhibit Showcases CBC Hit

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Whether you’re building a new home, decorating it, fencing it or getting outside and exploring the natural riches that surround us, the new “Lifestyle” exhibit at this year’s Spruce Meadows Masters tournament has something to enhance any lifestyle. Located in the Riding Hall, Lifestyle offers many products and services that complement our way of life.

Lifestyle is pleased to present the stars of CBC’s Heartland for autograph sessions on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 10 and 11, 2011. Located at the east end of the Riding Hall, the Heartland “Masters” set will feature iconic symbols of the series; visits by two equine stars, Sugarfoot and Spartan, as well as Amber Marshall and several other cast members. Autograph sessions will run from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. both days. A limited number of wristbands will be issued to those wishing to attend the autograph sessions – pick up yours at the booth from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. both mornings.

Set against the stunning Alberta Rocky Mountains, Heartland is a sprawling family drama that follows sisters Amy and Lou Fleming and their grandfather, Jack, through the highs and lows of life on a horse ranch. Now in its fifth season, the series is watched each week by over one million Canadians and by millions more in dozens of countries around the world.

In Season Five, Amy (Amber Marshall) reaches a new level of horsemanship that sets her down a freeing path. It’s all about going back to her roots and getting in touch with her special connection to horses in a deeper more confident way. This greater understanding of horses leads Amy to better understanding people, and opens her up to greater opportunities.

Ty (Graham Wardle) realizes that in order to move forward with his life and his relationship with Amy, he has to make some tough decisions. Lou (Michelle Morgan) grapples with the realities of motherhood and the possibility of going back into the workforce when money becomes tight. Tim (Chris Potter) seeks out his long lost son to establish a relationship and must figure out a way to tell his daughters they have a brother. Mallory will learn more about herself as she learns to be a nanny to Peter and Lou’s new baby girl.

Jack (Shaun Johnston) will remain the rock of Heartland, gently – and sometimes not so gently – helping his family deal with the ups and downs they experience in their lives. Jack also takes some risks and learns to face his own fears.

Heartland continues to be a multi-generational saga about a family getting through life together in both happy and trying times. The series, based on the best selling series of books by Lauren Brooke, tells real stories about real people, who the audience has grown to love and welcome into their homes. It takes a realistic, edgy and humorous approach to its stories with a balance of drama and comedy, adventure and romance, all against the glorious backdrop of Alberta’s foothills and Rocky Mountains.

A true home grown Alberta success story, Heartland is filmed less than a half-hour drive from Spruce Meadows, in Millarville and High River, AB and surrounding areas.

Be part of the growing audience of this hit series, as its fifth season premieres on Sunday, Sept. 18 on CBC at 7 p.m. .