VANCOUVER, Aug. 9, 2012 /CNW/ - For the first time this century, British Columbians and all Canadians will have an opportunity to weigh in on the future direction of the CBC when the national public broadcaster's licences are reviewed this fall.
Vancouver residents will have a chance to have their say this week when Friends of Canadian Broadcasting convenes The CBC We Want, a town hall meeting on Sunday, August 12 at the Visitor Centre of the Van Dusen Gardens, 5251 Oak Street, from 3 pm to 5 pm.
Moderated by Saltspring Island writer, broadcaster and former host of CBC Radio's Basic Black, Arthur Black, these sessions will include opinion and ideas from experts and viewers and listeners alike. Speakers include:
- Dr. Kathleen Cross, Assistant Professor, School of Communication, SFU
- Anne-Marie Dekker: Member, Steering Committee, Friends of Canadian Broadcasting
- Joseph Elworthy: Executive Director, Vancouver Academy of Music
- John MacLachlan Gray, OC: Author, composer, performer, cultural commentator.
- Ian Morrison: Spokesperson, Friends of Canadian Broadcasting
- Dr. Richard Smith: Professor, School of Communication, SFU
The Vancouver town hall is one of a series and will include a town hall in Victoria on Tuesday, August 14th.
The watchdog group Friends of Canadian Broadcasting is sponsor of The CBC We Want. Friends is an independent watchdog for Canadian programming and is not affiliated with any broadcaster or political party.
SOURCE: Friends of Canadian Broadcasting
For further information:
Jim Thompson 613-447-9592