Your First Look at the Canada Lives Here Experience
May 14, 2013By Leah Collins
The May long weekend is often a time when Canadians get to know the natural side of our country, setting out on the first camping trip of the season. This year, though, it's also an opportunity to get in touch with Canada's culture, and the people and conversations that make us who we are now.
May 16 - 19 the CBC building in Toronto launches the Canada Lives Here Experience Tour. The centrepiece of several free events taking place within the Toronto Broadcasting Centre, you're invited to immerse yourself in this larger-than-life multi-media exhibit - a tour that involves you in the world of the CBC.
As for a teaser of what's inside, we could describe it all to you. But a multi-media extravaganza deserves a multi-media explanation.
Check out these teaser videos about the making of the Canada Lives Here Experience.
Learn about the making of the exhibit itself, and its ties to the nation-building wonder of Expo 67:
Go behind the scenes of the "Canada Lives Here Movie," an "immersive film experience" that may just pull at the heartstrings.
CBC News' most respected names, including Peter Mansbridge and Diana Swain, introduce the exhibit's Hall of Information, which will reveal how a breaking CBC story reaches Canadians everywhere.
Discover the breadth of voices and topics that are found on CBC Radio in the Canada Lives Here Experience's Hall of Conversation.
"We don't just play music, we help people make sense of music," says CBC's Chris Boyce. Find out how in the exhibit's Hall of Music.
Musicians, filmmakers, artists: Canada is rich in talent, so find out how the tour's Hall of Stars will celebrate them.
Get the inside track on the Canada Lives Here Experience's Hall of Sport, as Scott Russell, the Hockey Night in Canada team and more take you inside CBC Sports coverage.
Visit CanadaLivesHere.ca for more on the exhibit and how to reserve your free tickets for the tour. And if you're sharing your experience on Twitter, use the hashtag #CanadaLivesHere to join the conversation.