This project is made up of 3 distinct, yet complementary, facets. Each one linked to the other to bring together a complete picture of the life and times of Doctor William Graham Mainprize.
1. The Documentary
The documentary tells the story of Dr. William Graham Mainprize, a Saskatchewan physician who spent his entire lifetime serving Midale and surrounding communities. Despite poor infrastructure, weather conditions and various other factors affecting Dr. Mainprize’s ability to travel, he took every effort traversing uncharted roads to tend to those in need. Despite this legacy, there is little information about him readily available to the people of Saskatchewan. We hope to rectify this by telling his story and highlighting his great deeds, along with those who helped him. The Mainprize documentary will continue to develop over a one year period including shooting in all four seasons. Post-production is anticipated over an additional six months.
2. The Interactive Exhibit & Website
The second component will require raising funds in order to have a physical structure placed in Mainprize Park, honoring Dr. William Mainprize. In 1994, the original Mainprize Park was destroyed due to the construction of two new dams in Southern Saskatchewan. Plans were initiated immediately to find a new location for the park, simultaneously incorporating a beautiful golf course. Today Mainprize Park is a popular destination yet many lack knowledge on the history of the park and person after which it was named. The structure we will leave behind will be highly interactive, including touch screen features and a truly amazing Augmented Reality exhibit that immerses the user in the "Old Doc Mainprize Park". This monumental structure with significant meaning will inevitably spark interest in those utilizing the amenities of Mainprize Park.
3. The Bursary Foundation in Dr. William G. Mainprize's Name
The third and ongoing component will be a Bursary awarded to a Saskatchewan resident attending post-secondary education. This student must be enrolled in an area of the medical profession, including Medicine, Veterinary, Nursing, Optometry or Dentistry. Dr. Mainprize put the interest of those in need before his own, pushing every extent to ensure he could exercise his medical proficiency. Please join us in honouring Dr. Mainprize and ensuring his legacy carries on far into the future, educating and improving the lives of many more generations of students.