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Get The Full CBC Experience At ‘Canada Lives Here’
May 15, 2013
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What unites Canadians? A love of maple-flavoured things? Maybe. A tendency to enjoy ice skating while carrying a big stick, or watching other people do the same? Often.

But one thing that we all share is access to public broadcasting, thanks to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

And now you're invited to immerse yourself in the world of the CBC at an event called Canada Lives Here.

From May 16-19, the Broadcasting Centre in Toronto will be transformed for the Canada Lives Here Experience. It's completely free: just head to the Canada Lives Here Experience site and book your ticket.

And how's this for a big kick-off: George will be interviewing the one and only Peter Mansbridge at noon on Thursday, May 16.

If you can't make it to the Broadcasting Centre for the interview, no worries: the whole thing will be streaming on CBC Live - just head to their site at 12 pm ET on the 16th to catch it.

This year marks Peter's 25th year in the anchor chair at CBC's The National. There's lots to talk about.

What else can you expect at the event? Well, the exhibition features six areas, each of which takes you inside an aspect of the CBC.

Canada Lives Here Movie

This should be very cool: a six-minute, immersive film experience that touches on the themes that matter to Canadians, and includes conversations with lots of CBC personalities. Check out a sneak peek above.

Hall Of Information

How does CBC News put together its reports for TV, radio and online? Step into the Hall of Information to find out about the whole process.

Hall of Conversation

If there's a single conversation being held across Canada, it's happening on CBC Radio. In the Hall of Conversation, visitors can "cross the country" via a huge map, and get a feel for what Canadians are hearing in each region.

Hall of Music

Finding music online isn't exactly difficult these days. But figuring out what you want to listen to? Well, as George says in the video above, that's what CBC programs - like The Strombo Show on Radio 2, for instance - help with: "the one thing your MP3 player of choice cannot do is surprise you, so on our show, that's what we do, we try to make connections."

Hall of Stars

If you want to spend some quality time with stars of Canadian arts and culture, you'll want to head into the Hall of Stars. The exhibit celebrates this country's greats, from pop culture to ballet to books to fashion and design.

Hall of Sport

As the home of Hockey Night, the network that brings all sorts of Canadian sports into people's homes, and the official broadcaster of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games, CBC is the place to be for sports fans. And the Hall of Sports promises to showcase the best this country has to offer.

Related:

Congratulations Peter: 25 Years Hosting The National

Peter Mansbridge As You've Never Seen Him Before - Going 'Gangnam Style'

George Interviewed At CBC Live In Vancouver

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