CBC/Radio-Canada, which marks its 75th Anniversary this year, celebrates Culture Days 2011 with open houses and other public events across the country this fall.
Radio-Canada has been a long-time supporter of Journées de la Culture, the Quebec-based public arts celebration, now in its fifteenth year, that inspired Culture Days. CBC partnered with Culture Days as the national broadcast partner for its inaugural season in 2010 and is back again this year.
As the official broadcast partner, CBC/Radio-Canada will celebrate Culture Days with a number of public and programming events:
"As one of Canada’s largest cultural organizations, and as the national broadcast partner, CBC/Radio-Canada is proud to support Culture Days,"said Hubert T. Lacroix, President and CEO of CBC/Radio-Canada. "The 75th anniversary celebrations are a great way to recognize the unique role that the public broadcaster plays in the life of Canadians. The events that CBC/Radio-Canada will be organizing on October 1st as part of Culture Days will be a great way to get together and celebrate the arts and culture in our lives."
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 is celebrating 75 years of serving Canadians and being at the centre of the democratic, social and cultural life of Canada.