The Flatland Gamers held their regular monthly Games Day on November 25. To celebrate National Games Week we had an 'Open House' and invited the public and the news media to let them know what we do on a regular basis.
The Club President did an interview on Nov. 24 on one of the local talk radio stations and the local newspaper, the Regina Leader-Post, did a small article.
However, it must have been a slow TV news day, because the local CTV News crew came out for about two hours filming and interviewing members, then on Sunday a three minute clip appeared on CTV NewsNet nationally.
The item mentioned the fact that "while others were braving the cold waiting in line for their Play Station 3s... we were toasty warm playing the games that we love." It covered our miniatures gamers, showed some of our kids playing games and then concentrated on board gaming as a hobby. They briefly mentioned the differences between the games of the past and the ones we play today.
They could have dwelled a bit more on the current state of board gaming but, on the whole, it was a fairly well done piece and did much to promote the board gaming hobby.
A big thank-you to CTV for covering the event and thanks to everyone who was interviewed for the clip who ended up actually on air.