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CBC to Celebrate Third Annual Culture Days in Calgary

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Last year, Johnny Reid kicked off the Culture Days festivities with us in Vancouver

The CBC and Culture Days 2012 are heading to Calgary. For a third straight year, CBC will be bringing you Culture Days with programming and events leading up to the cross-country celebration of arts and cultural life on September 28-30.


Not only can Canadians celebrate and participate in Culture Days within their communities and through the various CBC television and radio promotions, but multiple CBC-sponsored events featuring your favourite CBC personalities are scheduled in this year's cultural hub - Calgary.


To kick off the event, Q with Jian Ghomeshi will broadcast from the University of Calgary campus on Thursday September 27 with guests like country music star Paul Brandt; singer-songwriter Chad VanGaalen; CBC Radio stars Pat Kelly and Peter Oldring from This Is That; and more. The recording will begin at 7pm (MT) and doors will be open to the public at 6pm (MT). Not in Calgary? You can catch the broadcast on Friday September 28 at 10 am and 10 pm (ET) on CBC Radio One.


CBC Live will be in Calgary capturing all of the events of Culture Days 2012, especially when the CBC, Culture Days and the City of Calgary put on a free concert on Saturday September 29 at Olympic Plaza. This year's concert will feature local artists including High Valley, Samantha Savage Smith and The Dudes.


In the days leading up to the three-day fest, various cities across the country are set to kick off Culture Days with different events. Metro Morning will broadcast live at the opening of Regent Park Arts & Cultural Centre in Toronto on September 20 from 5:30 am - 8:30 am. Winnipeg has their official start to Culture Days scheduled for 11 am - 2 pm on September 28 at Old Market Square. And CBC Vancouver wants the public to upload photos of what culture means to them to their site.


Last year, CBC Live had you covered throughout the entire festival in Vancouver, including schedules, our live stream of the daily events and Midnight Music - the free concert outside of CBC Vancouver. Take a look...


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Keep your eyes out here at CBC Live and follow us on Twitter and 'like' our Facebook page for all updates on Culture Days.


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Watch Midnight Music: A Concert for Culture Days Online Now