Channel Seven Perth launches new locally produced series, WA Weekender

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WA Weekender.jpgChannel Seven Perth has launched a new lifestyle series called WA Weekender. The program, which starts on Saturday at 5.30pm on Channel Seven, will showcase the best of WA and is packed full of ideas for what to get up to at the weekend.

The station celebrated the launch of the program last night at The Stella Bar, upstairs at The Subiaco Hotel. Guests from the local industry included:  Chris Wharton - Seven West Media, David Aspinall - Digital Imagineers, Mario Dorazio - Seven Perth, Stephen Aspinall - Digital Imagineers and Denise Cheir - Crown Perth.

Produced locally by The Digital Imagineers Company the show's presenters include Dan Paris, Haley Thompson, Jessie James, Sarah Danze and Mat Dwyer with additional presenters from Channel Seven News and Today Tonight.
In episode one, Dan Paris brings his A-game for an exciting racing challenge; Haley Thompson takes viewers for a spin in a brand new Suzuki and Jessie James get up close and personal with some of Australia's cuddliest wildlife. There will also be city sights, funky new restaurants and plenty more to inspire your weekend fun.

Other stories to be shown over the next few episodes include, dog training, a photographic master class, a bike tour through Fremantle, public art in the city, an insight on how coins are made at The Perth Mint with a sneak peek in the factory, dude food - from Crown Perth's Merrywell food truck and paddock to plate food.
 
WA Weekender_1.jpgWA Weekender_2.jpgWa Weekender_4.jpgThere will also be a series of stories later in the season on speed dating, ice skating, how to bring dairy back into your diet, horseback riding, dance classes and getting out and about in this great State of ours.
 
Channel Seven Perth, managing director Mario D'Orazio is proud of the new local program.
 
"We're firmly committed to local shows because we know West Australians love them," he said. "We are delighted to add WA Weekender to The Footy Fix in our list of local productions. Watch this space - there will be more local shows to come."
 
The Digital Imagineers Company managing director, Stephen Aspinall said: "Our state is an amazing place that all too many West Australians just don't get to see. The idea behind WA Weekender is to educate and inspire all West Australians to look up from their phone or get off the couch and have some genuine and authentic experiences. Our team have had an incredible time producing this show and know our viewers will get as much enjoyment watching the show as they've had making it. With everything from 50 million dollar gold coins to wombats wearing sunnies, there's something for everyone."

See a sneak peek of the show on their Facebook page.

3 Comments

Mark Zagar said:

Well done guys, great to see local production

Eddie Stowers said:

Great show, slick, fresh, relevant, hope it goes well for all concerned

Big Al said:

How do we reproduce info from Sat 22nd Aug program ie: Accommodation 1.5 from Perth...

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