Canada Day Celebrations 2012SUNDAY, JULY 1, 2012 STARTING AT 12 NOON
Canada turns 145 years young on Sunday, July 1 and CBC—Canada’s network for Canada Day—celebrates the day with help from Feist, Simple Plan, Jully Black, live TV coverage from Canada’s Capital and special programming on CBC Radio, CBC Music and CBCNews.ca.
Canada Day Noon Show
Beginning at noon E.T., chief correspondent Peter Mansbridge anchors live coverage from Parliament Hill along with Heather Hiscox, bringing viewers a variety of musical performances (including Feist, Simple Plan and Jully Black), speeches by Governor General David Johnston and Prime Minister Stephen Harper, and a spectacular fly-past by the Royal Canadian Air Force Snowbirds. The Canada Day celebration also commemorates the bicentennial of the War of 1812. Anne-Marie Mediwake and Laurie Graham will report live from out in the crowd, anticipated to total around 150,000 revellers.
Airs live at noon ET on CBC Television, CBC News Network and streaming live here and on cbcnews.ca
Canada Day on CBC
The evening spectacular will feature headline performances by rockers Simple Plan, R&B queen Jully Black and the 2012 JUNO Award-winner for Artist of the Year, Feist, followed by a spectacular fireworks display. The evening show is presented by the National Capital Commission and sponsored by Chicken Farmers of Canada, Manulife Financial™ and President's Choice™.
One-hour edition begins at 9 PM (11:05 AT/11:30 NT) on CBC Television and Radio-Canada, with special programs on ARTV and Espace musique.
The entire show will be live on CBC Radio 2 with host Tom Power starting at 8 PM ET and streaming live here on CBC.ca and SRC.ca. Plus, CBC Live will feature exclusive backstage interviews with many of the performers and other behind-the-scenes special content.
Live from Major's Hill Park in Ottawa, it's the CBC Songwriter Circle hosted by Meg Wilcox. The concert features performances by talented singer/songwriters from across Canada, including Deon Blyan (Alta.), Ash Koley (Man.), Beth Moore (Ont.), Jeffrey Piton (Que.), Bonnie St-Croix (N.S.) and David Vertesi (B.C.), beginning at 12 p.m. on CBC Radio One.
Canada Day news coverage from across the country begins on CBC News Network, with special reports airing throughout the day beginning at 6 a.m. ET.
CBC Music presents the ultimate Canada Day playlist, made up of perfect Canadian summer songs selected by listeners. And on CBC Radio 3, host Craig Norris plays listener picks for the "one song you'd play for someone to convince them to move to Canada."