VANCOUVER, May 9 /CNW/ - CBC/Radio-Canada, which marks its 75th Anniversary this year, celebrates Culture Days 2011 with open houses
and other public events across the country this fall.
Radio-Canada has been a long-time supporter of Journées de la Culture,
the Quebec-based public arts celebration, now in its fifteenth year,
that inspired Culture Days. CBC partnered with Culture Days as the
national broadcast partner for its inaugural season in 2010 and is back
again this year.
As the official broadcast partner, CBC/Radio-Canada will celebrate
Culture Days with a number of public and programming events:
CBC will host CBC Live!, the national kickoff event for Culture Days,
from Vancouver on September 23rd, featuring a full day of live appearances, and network and local
broadcasts of some of CBC's most popular radio and television programs.
Many CBC/Radio-Canada programs across all platforms will present
culture-themed programming for the entire week leading up to Culture
On October 1st, CBC/Radio-Canada will open the doors of many of its facilities across
the country to celebrate 75 years of the art of broadcasting in its
many forms, giving Canadians a chance to meet their favourite CBC and
Radio-Canada personalities and provide audiences with a hands-on
"As one of Canada's largest cultural organizations, and as the national
broadcast partner, CBC/Radio-Canada is proud to support Culture Days,"
said Hubert T. Lacroix, President and CEO of CBC/Radio-Canada. "The
75th anniversary celebrations are a great way to recognize the unique
role that the public broadcaster plays in the life of Canadians. The
events that CBC/Radio-Canada will be organising on October 1st as part
of Culture Days will be a great way to get together and celebrate the
arts and culture in our lives."
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CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada's national public broadcaster and one of its
largest cultural institutions. The Corporation is a leader in reaching
Canadians on new platforms and delivers a comprehensive range of radio,
television, Internet, and satellite-based services. Deeply rooted in
the regions, CBC/Radio-Canada is the only domestic broadcaster to offer
diverse regional and cultural perspectives in English, French and eight
Aboriginal languages, plus seven languages for international audiences.
In 2011, CBC/Radio-Canada is celebrating 75 years of serving Canadians
and being at the centre of the democratic, social and cultural life of
For further information:
Director of Publicity
Director, 75th Anniversary Celebrations