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
"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
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.
For further information:
Director, Communications Services and Corporate Spokesperson