SiriusXM offers full slate of Canadian programming for Canada 150

  • Coast-to-coast coverage of Canada Day weekend events available to subscribers
  • Exclusive live broadcast of Historic Homecoming with City and Colour, Blue Rodeo and more

TORONTO, June 28, 2017 /CNW/ - SiriusXM Canada, the country's leading audio entertainment company, today announced a comprehensive lineup of Canadian music, talk and sports programming during Canada Day weekend as the country celebrates Canada 150.

Greatest Canadian Songs of All Time
After months of voting, the Canadian public and industry experts have spoken and chosen the 150 best Canadian songs ever. Airing all day Canada Day on The Verge (ch. 173), subscribers can tune in to hear which iconic artists made the top 10 and see the entire list at 150.siriusxm.ca.

Saturday, July 1, starting at 12 am ET

Canada Talks Celebrates the Country
Join Canada Talks' (ch.167) daily shows for a look at Canada's history, culture and contributions during this special 3-hour segment. National Post Radio with Anthony Furey, Canada Now with Jeff Sammut, Ward & Al with Ward Anderson and Allison Dore, The Arlene Bynon Show and #Politics with Arlene Bynon will each focus on different provinces or territories in this celebration of Canada.

Saturday, July 1, 9 am-12 pm ET & 3 pm-6 pm ET

Creation of Our Nation with Arlene Bynon
Arlene Bynon will broadcast live from the "Cradle of Confederation" – Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, where she will be joined by special guests discussing the elusive idea of the modern Canadian identity in the historic place where it all began. Guests include Former Prime Ministers Kim Campbell and Paul Martin, comedian Dave Thomas, Canadian Chef Michael Smith, P.E.I. Premier Wade MacLauchlan, hockey analyst and SiriusXM host Gord Stellick and more.

Saturday, July 1, 12 pm-3 pm ET

Canada Laughs
SiriusXM's 24/7 Canadian comedy channel Canada Laughs (ch. 168) will be taken over by acclaimed Canadian comedian and star of the hit show LetterKenny, K. Trevor Wilson all day Canada Day. Wilson will share hilarious facts about Canada and play some of his favourite homegrown comics at the top of every hour.

Hosts Ben Miner, Joe Thistel and Paul Paduch host the first-ever PB & J Canada Day Jam comedy special, paying tribute to the 150 best moments and people in Canadian comedy on Canada Laughs.

Saturday, July 1, starting at 12 am ET (K. Trevor takeover), 12 pm & 8 pm ET (PB & J)

Canada Takes the Field
Canada Day celebrations continue on Canada Talks (ch. 167) with Major League Soccer, as Toronto FC takes on FC Dallas in Texas. Then, subscribers can get all the CFL action as the Winnipeg Blue Bombers face the Saskatchewan Roughriders on their home turf.

Saturday, July 1, 7 pm ET (MLS) & 9 pm ET (CFL)

Historic Homecoming
Subscribers will get access to the exclusive live broadcast of Historic Homecoming featuring City and Colour, Blue Rodeo, The Strumbellas, Stars and Dear Rouge. The Verge (ch. 173) will be live with full performances, plus interviews and behind-the-scenes extras with the all-star Canadian lineup at The Commons at Butler's Barracks National Historic Site in Niagara-on-the-Lake.  

Sunday, July 2, 4 pm-11 pm ET

Those subscribers who add SiriusXM Streaming access to their subscription can also listen to full Canada Day coverage on the SiriusXM App and online at siriusxm.ca.

For more information visit siriusxm.ca.

About SiriusXM Canada

Sirius XM Canada Holdings Inc. operates as SiriusXM Canada. SiriusXM Canada, with approximately 2.8 million subscribers, is the country's leading audio entertainment company and broadcasts more than 130 satellite radio channels featuring premier sports, news, talk, entertainment and commercial-free music. SiriusXM Canada offers an array of content from the most recognized news, entertainment and major sports brands including the NHL, NFL, NBA, MLB, NASCAR, CNN, CBC, FOX, BBC, Howard Stern, Disney, Comedy Central and more.

SiriusXM programming is available on a variety of devices including pre-installed and after-market radios in cars, trucks and boats, smartphones and mobile devices, and consumer electronics products for homes and offices. SiriusXM programming is also available online at www.siriusxm.ca and on Apple and Android-powered mobile devices.

SiriusXM Canada has partnerships with every major automaker and its radio products are available at more than 2,500 retail locations nationwide. To find out more about SiriusXM Canada, visit our website at www.siriusxm.ca.

SiriusXM Canada has been designated one of Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies eight years in a row and is currently a Platinum Club Member, in addition to 2013, 2014 and 2015 rankings in PROFIT 500's list of Canada's Fastest Growing Companies.

Join SiriusXM Canada on Facebook at facebook.com/siriusxmcanada, on Twitter and Instagram at @siriusxmcanada and on Youtube at youtube.com/siriusxmcanada.

SOURCE Sirius XM Canada Holdings Inc.

For further information: SiriusXM Canada contact: Kayla J. Schwartz, Senior Manager, Communications and Sponsorship, 416-408-6033, kayla.schwartz@siriusxm.ca


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