1913: In a small town in the middle of the Canadian prairies, the youngest person ever to graduate from the University of Toronto’s Medical program experiences a tragedy during a medical emergency that shakes him to the core and puts a community’s future legacy in jeopardy. In a place where the smallest actions and quietest voices can make the biggest difference, one man unites them all to create a better tomorrow.
The documentary follows the life of Dr. William Graham Mainprize as he becomes the heart and soul of several communities in South East Saskatchewan. With assistance from committed townspeople, the Doc carries out near miracles on a weekly basis. When an emergency on an isolated farm arises, the whole community rallies together to ensure Doc’s safe and speedy passage. Wild and unpredictable weather, coupled with the rugged and unforgiving landscape, force the doctor and his partners to be resourceful in order to attend to his patients. Some say that the Doc and mechanically minded residents may have designed the first snowmobile ever made. They also created a “Mud mobile”, a monster car, long before anyone else, all in the name of serving the sick.