Jun 25, 2012
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 and radio coverage from Canada's Capital and special programming on CBC Radio, CBC Music and CBCNews.ca.
CANADA DAY NOON SHOW - Exclusive to CBC
Beginning at noon E.T., on CBC-TV, CBC News Network and CBCNews.ca, 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.
CANADA DAY IN THE CAPITAL - Exclusive to CBC
CBC proudly presents a special broadcast showcasing exciting musical 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. A one-hour edition of the evening show will broadcast on CBC-TV and Radio-Canada at 9 p.m. (11:05 AT/11:30 NT), with special programs on ARTV and Espace Musique, which will air the show's best moments at 11 p.m. The show in its entirety will also broadcast live on CBC Radio 2 with host Tom Power, CBC.ca and Radio-Canada.ca/tele, beginning at 8 p.m. ET. Plus, CBC Live will feature exclusive backstage interviews with many of the performers and other behind-the-scenes special content.
Related coverage and programming:
CBC News Network - 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 Radio One - 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.). Celebrate Canadian music at the CBC Songwriter Circle, beginning at 12 p.m. on CBC Radio One.
CBC Music and CBC Radio 3 - CBC Music presents the 'Summer Song Playlist'--your perfect Canada Day soundtrack featuring great summer songs selected by CBC Music 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."
CBC.ca/canadaday and CBCNews.ca - Visit CBC.ca/canadaday for program details, links and live streams. And online at CBCNews.ca, or on the go with the CBC News Mobile App, get updates on all the day's news and events from across the country.
CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada's national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions. The Corporation is a leader in reaching Canadians on new platforms and delivers a comprehensive range of radio, television, Internet, and satellite-based services. Deeply rooted in the regions, CBC/Radio-Canada is the only domestic broadcaster to offer diverse regional and cultural perspectives in English, French and eight Aboriginal languages, plus seven languages for international audiences. In 2011, CBC/Radio-Canada celebrated 75 years of serving Canadians and being at the centre of the democratic, social and cultural life of Canada.
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