Make Yourself at Home! CBC/Radio-Canada Plans Open House Event for Its 75th Anniversary Celebrations

OTTAWA, Sept. 26, 2011 /CNW/ - Canadians are invited to come meet on-air personalities and visit the national public broadcaster's sets and studios on October 1, as part of CBC/Radio-Canada's 75th anniversary festivities.

In 32 cities across the country, CBC/Radio-Canada will open its doors to give Canadians a glimpse from the other side of the camera, and behind the scenes on the sets of their favourite programs. This unique opportunity is the high point of the Corporation's 75th anniversary celebrations, which have been going strong since late August. Festivities will continue through November 2, the day the public broadcaster was established in 1936 as the broadcasting act came into effect.

"Our employee's passion and know-how have been dazzling Canadians for 75 years on TV, radio, and the Web. We're very pleased to give people the chance to meet them and witness their passion first-hand," says CBC/Radio-Canada President and CEO Hubert T. Lacroix, adding that "with our 75th anniversary festivities, again and again we've been reminded just how much Canadians are strongly attached to their public broadcaster. Our Open House event is a great opportunity for us to thank them for their support, and also reaffirm our commitment to bringing them content of the highest quality and a media experience they won't find anywhere else."

CBC/Radio-Canada will be hosting Open House activities in the following locations:

Calgary, Alberta; Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island; Edmonton, Alberta; Fredericton, New Brunswick; Halifax, Nova Scotia; Iqaluit, Nunavut; Kelowna, British Columbia; Matane, Quebec; Moncton, New Brunswick; Montreal, Quebec; Ottawa, Ontario; Prince George, British Columbia; Quebec City, Quebec; Regina, Saskatchewan; Rimouski, Quebec; Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec; Saguenay, Quebec; Saint John, New Brunswick; Sept-Îles, Quebec; Sherbrooke, Quebec; St. John's Newfoundland and Labrador; Sudbury, Ontario; Sydney, Nova Scotia; Thunder Bay, Ontario; Toronto, Ontario; Trois-Rivières, Quebec; Vancouver, British Columbia; Victoria, British Columbia; Whitehorse, Yukon; Windsor, Ontario; Winnipeg, Manitoba; Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.

For full details on Open House activities and visiting hours in your community, click www.cbc.radio-canada.ca/75th/events/open-house.shtml

You can also find more information about our 75th anniversary activities and special programming at www.cbc.radio-canada.ca/75th/

Please note that St. Boniface, Manitoba, will be holding its Open House event on September 30, and that Montreal's will continue for a second day on Sunday, October 2.

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 central to Canada's social, cultural and democratic life.

SOURCE CBC/RADIO-CANADA

For further information:

Marco Dubé 
Director, Communications Services and Corporate Spokesperson
613-288-6039
marco.dube@cbc.ca


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