Friday, 30 September 2011

CBC/Radio-Canada turns 75 in 2011

CBC/Radio-Canada turns 75 in 2011

On November 2, 1936, the Canadian Broadcasting Act replaced the Canadian Radio Broadcasting Commission with a Crown corporation known as CBC/Radio-Canada. As it approaches its 75th anniversary, Canada’s public broadcaster wishes to strengthen its ties with Canadians and enable them to voice their thoughts on CBC/Radio-Canada’s contributions to democratic, social and cultural life in our country. The slogan “Yours to celebrate” will set the tone for our 75th anniversary celebrations scheduled for 2011.

"This anniversary is an opportunity to recognize and reiterate the public broadcaster’s place in society and to look toward the future,” says President and CEO Hubert T. Lacroix. “We want Canadians to embrace these celebrations and to express in their own way what their public broadcaster means to them."

We will celebrate our 75th anniversary throughout the year, and particularly in the 75 days leading up to the anniversary date. Highlights of the festivities include the documentary 1 Day. 24 Hours. 34 Million Lives created specially for the celebrations, a series of concerts from around the country to air on Espace musique and CBC Radio 2, special webpages, and community events across Canada.

Several other events will be announced in the coming months. Log on to our website to learn more about our 75th anniversary celebrations and to find out how you can take part.

This fall, CBC/Radio-Canada will celebrate Culture Days with a number of public and programming events:
  • CBC will host CBC Live!, the national kickoff event for Culture Days, from Vancouver at the end of September.
  • Many CBC/Radio-Canada programs across all platforms will present culture-themed programming for the entire week leading up to Culture Days celebrations.
  • On Saturday, October 1st, CBC/Radio-Canada will open the doors of many of its facilities or hold community events to celebrate its 75 years of the art of broadcasting.

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