Canada Celebrates 2012 – 2017


June 25, 2013 - Celebrate Canada’s 146th birthday with CBC and Radio-Canada on Monday, July 1, live from Parliament Hill, featuring performances from some of the nation’s most talented musical acts, including pop star Carly Rae Jepsen, indie rockers Metric, country superstar Terri Clark, Radio Radio, Marie-Mai and a special performance by Canadian Space Agency (CSA) Astronaut Chris Hadfield.

CANADA DAY NOON SHOW – Exclusive on CBC, CBC News Network, Radio-Canada and RDI

Beginning live at 11:30 a.m. ET on CBC-TV, CBC News Network and online at (12:00 noon ET on Radio-Canada, RDI and, host Evan Solomon (Power & Politics, The House) is live from Parliament Hill along with Anne-Marie Mediwake and Rosemary Barton. Céline Galipeau and Emmanuelle Latraverse will co-host the show on Radio-Canada and RDI. Heather Hiscox joins the celebration from London, England with special coverage of the Canada Day International festivities taking place in Trafalgar Square.

Included in the noon show will be speeches by Governor General, David Johnston, Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, James Moore. The show will also include a spectacular flyby of CF-18 fighter jets and the Snowbirds Demonstration Team.

The concert will be hosted by award-winning soprano Measha Bruggergosman with special guest Hélène Campbell who championed organ donation on social media as she underwent a double-lung transplant in 2012. Musical performances will include Carly Rae Jepsen, Marie-Mai, Metric, and Terri Clark, Karim Ouellet, Jennifer Gillis and a special acoustic performance by CSA Astronaut Chris Hadfield, the first Canadian Commander of the International Space Station.

There will also be a special national one hour Radio show on Radio-Canada Première Chaîne at 12:10 p.m. aired from Ottawa, hosted by Daniel Mathieu. *The Canada Day noon-time show repeats on CBC News Network at 5 p.m. ET/2 p.m. PT.

CANADA DAY IN THE CAPITAL – Exclusive primetime show on CBC-TV and Radio-Canada

Beginning at 9 p.m. (11 AT/11:30 NT) on CBC TV and Radio-Canada, host Anne-Marie Withenshaw (ARTV) showcases exciting musical performances by Carly Rae Jepsen, Sylvain Cossette, Metric, Terri Clark, Radio Radio, Lucie Idlout, Karim Ouellet plus an exclusive performance of the song I.S.S. (Is Somebody Singing) by CSA Astronaut Chris Hadfield and Ed Robertson (Barenaked Ladies) backed by a “virtual choir” composed of members of school and community choirs from Halifax, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal. George Stroumboulopoulos will also make a special appearance from the Canada Day International celebrations taking place in Trafalgar Square in London, England.

The concert will be broadcast in its entirety live on CBC Radio 2 and with host Tom Power (Radio 2 Morning) beginning at 8 p.m. ET and online at Espace musique will broadcast the concert at 10:00 p.m. ET.

Related coverage and programming:

CBC NEWS NETWORK – Canada Day news coverage from across the country begins on CBC News Network at 6 a.m. ET including special live coverage with Heather Hiscox from the Canada Day International celebrations taking place in London, England’s Trafalgar Square.

CBC RADIO ONE - CBC Canada Day Songwriters’ Circle live from Major’s Hill Park in Ottawa and hosted by Amanda Putz (Bandwidth). The concert features performances by talented singer/songwriters from across Canada, including Kytami (BC), Leeroy Stagger (AB), Mo Kenney (NS), Amylie (QC) and Kae Sun (ON). Celebrate Canadian music beginning at 12 noon ET on CBC Radio One.

The Next Chapter host Shelagh Rogers brings you the best of CanLit 2012. Hear her conversation with Will Ferguson, winner of the 2012 Scotiabank Giller Prize beginning at 1:00 p.m. (1:30 NT) on Radio One.

Canada Day InternationalCANADA DAY INTERNATIONAL – Live stream of the Canada Day International concert from Trafalgar Square in London, UK featuring performances by The Tragically Hip, The Sheepdogs, Arkells, Jann Arden and Northern Cree on and hosted by CBC’s George Stroumboulopoulos starting at 1:30 p.m. ET.

CBC TV - George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight - George celebrates Canada Day with Canadian ice dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, comedian Ron James plus George shares his essential Canada Day list beginning at 7:00 p.m. (7:30 p.m. NT) on CBC with repeats at 11:30 p.m. (July 2 at 12:00 a.m. AT and 1:00 a.m. NT).  Click here for a sneak peek.

CBC MUSIC – Check out as the countdown begins for the 100 Greatest Albums of all time, a Canadian song map representing places in Canada named in songs along with videos and photo galleries, plus a feature documentary on award-winning Canadian pianist Janina Fialkowska.

THE NATIONAL – CBC TV at 10 p.m. /10:30 NT and on CBC News Network at 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. ET/PT brings you special segments from across the country including Mosaic Man, a young man from Alberta who’s goal it is to photograph 36,000 Canadians in celebration of Canada’s upcoming 150th birthday; Desert Trek,  the story of Ottawa-born Ray Zahab who, while crossing the Gobi Desert, tells the stories of its people and their culture; and a special Only in Canada about Australian-born Chris Spring, a bobsledder and Olympic contender who will become a Canadian citizen on Canada Day. For more information, visit

ARTV - On July 2 at 9 p.m. E.T. ARTV will replay the Canada Day in the Capital primetime show. ARTV subscribers will have the opportunity to catch this unique event featuring Canadian artists across the country.

Check out highlights including sound checks and live performances from Parliament Hill from CBC Live at starting June 30. Visit for full program details, exclusive content and live streams.

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