The Star Power Continues at the First-Ever Canadian Screen Awards Airing Sunday March 3rd on CBC Television

New presenters set to join all-star line-up of Canadian talent

CBC Television and the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television (Academy) are excited to announce eight new additions to the talented presenters list for the upcoming CANADIAN SCREEN AWARDS airing Sunday, March 3rd at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT) on CBC Television, hosted by the hilarious Martin Short. 

Adding more Canadian stars to the mix are Stephen Amell (Arrow), Adam Beach (Arctic Air ), Rick Mercer (Rick Mercer Report), Lisa Ray (Top Chef Canada) and Laura Vandervoort (Smallville). Also joining the presenting lineup are cast members from The Real Housewives of Vancouver: Jody Claman, Ronnie Negus and Mary Zilba.

They are set to join the previously announced Jay Baruchel (Goon), Kim Coates (Goon), Enrico Colantoni (Flashpoint), James Cromwell (Still Mine), Arlene Dickinson (Dragons' Den), Erica Durance (Saving Hope), Marc-AndrĂ© Grondin (Goon), Allan Hawco (Republic of Doyle), Catherine O'Hara (Frankenweenie), Brad Smith (The Bachelor Canada) and Meg Tilly (Bomb Girls).  Additional presenters will be announced next week.

Don't miss the CANADIAN SCREEN AWARDS arrivals show beginning at 8 p.m. (8:30 p.m. NT) with funnyman Shaun Majumder, who will be on the red carpet as Canadians biggest and brightest stars arrive at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto. 

For even more excitement and live coverage, visit CBC Live from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. ET where Eli Glasner, CBC News Network Entertainment Reporter, and Naomi Snieckus, Mr. D star,  co-host the CBC Live red carpet show. Be part of the conversation on Twitter via @CBCLive and @Academy_NET using the hashtag #CdnScreenAwards. 

For a full list of CANADIAN SCREEN AWARDS nominees, please visit For additional images of presenters, please visit the CBC Media Centre at

For more information, please contact: 
Renee Weekes
Senior Publicist, CBC
416-205-2053 (office) / 416-729-7945 (cell)

Virginia Kelly 
416.466.9799 | @academy_net |  #CdnScreenAwards 

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About the Academy
Established in 1979, the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television is a national, non-profit, professional association dedicated to the promotion, recognition and celebration of exceptional achievements in Canadian film, television and digital media. Unifying industry professionals across Canada, the Academy is a vital force representing all screen-based industries. 

About the Canadian Screen Awards
The Academy's Canadian Screen Awards is the new annual awards show to celebrate the best in film, television and digital media. Canada's king of comedy, Martin Short, will host the inaugural 2-Hour Live Broadcast Gala Sunday March 3, 2013 @ 8pm (8:30 N.T) on CBC.

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