A Sooke-based reality TV show featuring a small family-owned sawmill and logging business is back for another season.
Wenstob Timber Resources first hit TV screens across the country last year with the debut of the History Channel show Big Timber, which showcases business owner Kevin Wenstob and his employees as they fight to keep their company alive.
“First year was incredible, we had a hell of a good year,” says Wenstob.
Season two will showcase many new challenges Wenstob and his team faced throughout their 2021 logging season.
“We ended up having a bit of a rough time this year because we had a late snowpack and we had an early fire season start-up,” says Wenstob. “So we went beachcombing and got logs off the shore and used that to satisfy our needs for cedar for our customers.”
The reality TV dream is one that Wenstob has pursued for years and now that it has finally become a reality the show has the entire Sooke community buzzing.
“The local community has been just super supportive and people come here when they’re visiting Vancouver Island from Quebec or anywhere else and they pop in for a visit and a bit of a selfie,” says Sarah Fleming, Kevin’s wife.
“You do a lot of things that don’t always pan out right, but this has worked out well and I’m pretty happy about that,” says Wenstob.
As for why Wenstob would want cameras following his every move?
“What I like about doing this is really creating and you get to work with people and you get to do things that really highlight what you do for a living,” says Wenstob.
Season two of Big Timber debuts Wednesday, Oct. 14.