CBC/Radio-Canada celebrates Culture Days 2011 across the country

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 Days celebrations.
  • 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 interactive experience.

"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."

For more details, please visit:
www.cbc.radio-canada.ca/75

About CBC/Radio-Canada

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 Canada. 

SOURCE CBC/RADIO-CANADA

For further information:

Angus McKinnon
CBC/Radio-Canada
613-288-6235
angus.mckinnon@cbc.ca

John Wimbs
Director of Publicity
English Services
416-205-7902
john.wimbs@cbc.ca

Denis Pellerin
Director, 75th Anniversary Celebrations
French Services
514-597-3401
denis.pellerin@radio-canada.ca


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