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THE LIVE RIGHT NOW CAPITAL OF CANADA

STEVEN AND CHRIS to announce the winning Live Right Now community Friday, April 13 at 2 p.m.

Excitement continues to build in the 13 communities vying for the title of Live Right Now capital of Canada - and the winner will be named in just a few days!

This Friday, April 13, the 2012 Live Right Now Capital of Canada will be announced on CBC-TV's STEVEN AND CHRIS at 2 p.m. (2:30 p.m. NT).

Communities across Canada have embraced this year's Live Right Now challenge to make better choices and live healthier lives, staging an amazing array of activities and initiatives and tracking their progress using a specially designed Facebook App at LiveRightNow.ca

One of the 13 semifinalist cities below will be named the Live Right Now Capital of Canada, also becoming the recipient of a $100,000 natural playground:

Corner Brook, N.L.

Saskatoon, Sask.

Pictou, N.S.

Edmonton, Alta.

Charlottetown, P.E.I.

Kamloops, B.C.

Edmundston, N.B.

Iqaluit, Nunavut

Montreal, Que.

Yellowknife, N.W.T.

Cambridge, Ont.

Dawson City, Yukon

Dauphin, Man.

 

This special episode of STEVEN AND CHRIS will feature a variety of fabulous content designed to help inspire viewers to get active and put their best foot forward this spring. Tackling weighty issues head-on, special guest Dr. Ali Zentner from Village on a Diet shares her five success secrets for slimming down, and nutritionist Theresa Albert reveals some surprisingly simple food swaps that have a big impact on calorie consumption.

Helping viewers to Live Right Now, fitness expert Sarah Robichaud demonstrates a workout anyone can do from the privacy of their very own living room, and the STEVEN AND CHRIS makeover dream team will help one special guest celebrate her personal weight loss success with a stunning new look.

STEVEN AND CHRIS continues to attract new and larger audiences' year-over-year. Beyond a loyal and ever-growing TV audience, the popular website for the series, cbc.ca/stevenandchris also a huge hit with Canadians and enjoys approximately one million page views every month. From recipes and DIY instructions, to shopping guides and advice columns, the website has become one of the top sources in Canada for fabulous daily online contests and giveaways. STEVEN AND CHRIS airs on ABC's LiveWell Network in 56 markets nationwide (U.S.) including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas & San Francisco, currently airing in over 70% of the U.S. on broadcast television reaching over 80M HH. STEVEN AND CHRIS is filmed in front of a live studio audience at CBC Headquarters in Toronto and airs Monday through Friday at 2 p.m.

 

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