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Press release from CNW Group

New Docu-Series Gastown Gamble Documents Restaurateur and Social Activist Mark Brand's attempt to Revitalize One of Canada's Most Challenged Neighbourhoods

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

New Docu-Series Gastown Gamble Documents Restaurateur and Social Activist Mark Brand's attempt to Revitalize One of Canada's Most Challenged Neighbourhoods11:30 EST Wednesday, December 07, 2011New series premieres Wednesday, January 18 at 9:30 p.m. ETon OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network (Canada)TORONTO, Dec. 7, 2011 /CNW/ - This January, Corus Entertainment's OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network (Canada) presents the premiere of the new original series, Gastown Gamblewhich follows Vancouver entrepreneur and restaurateur Mark Brand and his wife Nico as they take on their riskiest challenge yet - resurrecting the historic Save-On-Meats building in Vancouver's notorious Downtown Eastside. Produced by Lark Productions in association with OWN (Canada), this series premieres Wednesday, January 18 at 9:30 p.m. ET and repeats Fridays at 11 p.m. ET.In this half-hour series, Mark Brand and his wife Nico resuscitate Vancouver's iconic Save-On-Meats building, a 55-year-old diner and butcher shop, in hopes of achieving their ultimate goal of revitalizing Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. Situated in the heart of Canada's poorest urban postal code with a population affected by mental health illness and addiction, Save-On-Meats is hardly desirable, but if anyone is up for the job of breathing life back into this historical building, it's Mark and Nico, who understand the restaurant business and are known for some of the top eateries in the city. Not only do they want to do justice to the landmark business, but they're also learning the ropes of running a butcher shop and opening a diner while expanding the business to include a commissary, incubator, laundry and apiary.To view the complete release, please visithttp://www.corusent.com/home/Corporate/PressReleases/tabid/1697/Default.aspx?Id=2233.All times are ET.  For high-resolution images, please visit http://mediacentre.corusent.com.Follow Corus PR on Twitter @CorusPRFollow OWN Canada on Twitter @OWNCanada and Facebook facebook.com/OWNCanadaFor further information: Netta Rondinelli       orDanielle Sefton                                                                            Corus Entertainment   Corus Entertainment 416.479.6103   416.479.6094 netta.rondinelli@corusent.com   danielle.sefton@corusent.com