Kiesza, Magic!, Gord Bamford, Marc Dupré, Karim Ouellet and others celebrate Canada Day on CBC/Radio-Canada with live performances from Parliament Hill on July 1

June 29, 2015

Join CBC News beginning at 11:30 a.m. ET on CBC, CBC News Network and Radio-Canada at 12:00 p.m. ET on ICI Radio-Canada Télé and ICI RDI with Canada Day celebrations from Newfoundland to Vancouver and the Arctic Circle

Celebrate Canada’s 148th birthday live from Parliament Hill with Chief Correspondent of CBC News, Peter Mansbridge, beginning at 11:30 a.m. ET on CBC TV, CBC News Network and Mansbridge will be joined across Canada this year from Newfoundland with Heather Hiscox to Paul Hunter in Vancouver. For the first time, CBC brings Canadians Canada Day celebrations from within the Arctic Circle in Inuvik. Back on the ground in Ottawa, Mansbridge leads his team including; Rosemary Barton and Jelena Adzic reporting on the ceremonial and concert events on Parliament Hill. Céline Galipeau will host the show live at 12:00 p.m. ET on ICI Radio-Canada Télé, ICI RDI and and be joined by Emmanuelle Latraverse and Geneviève Garon to report on the events.

The evening concert, Canada Day in the Capital (La fete du Canada dans la capitale), will be televised on CBC-TV, ICI Radio-Canada Télé and at 9 p.m. (11 p.m. AT/11:30 NT), featuring performances from some of Canada's top musical acts, including Kiesza, MAGIC!, Marc Dupré, Andee, Gord Bamford, Karim Ouellet, Jonas & The Massive Attraction, Cassidy Mann and Francesco Yates. The concert will be broadcast in its entirety live on CBC Radio 2 with host Nana aba Duncan (Radio 2 Top 20) beginning at 8 p.m. (9 p.m. AT/9:30 p.m. NT) and on ICI Musique beginning at 10:00 p.m. will also live stream the entire concert.

On ICI Radio-Canada Première, Daniel Mathieu will host Le Canada en fête 2015, a national two-hour Radio show aired at 12:06 p.m. from Ottawa. The show will present moments of the ceremonial and interviews with performing artists Jonas, Marc Dupré and Andee.

Related coverage and programming:

CBC RADIO ONE — The CBC Canada Day Songwriters Circle at 12 noon/1 p.m. AT/1:30 p.m. NT

Lucy van Oldenbarneveld of CBC News Ottawa will be hosting The CBC Canada Day Songwriters Circle on July 1st. What better way to celebrate than with some of Canada's most exciting singer-songwriters? Joining van Oldenbarneveld on stage will be the talented Shad, Caracol, David Myles, Christ Couture and Jeremy Fisher.

CBC RADIO ONE – Beyond the Charts

CBC Music’s Lana Gay will reveal CBC Music's top 5 Canadian bands of all time on Beyond the Charts (4:00 p.m./4:30 NT). On this show, Lana Gay speaks with music fans share their surprising and insightful reasons about why these bands really matter.

CBC Music’s 100 Best Canadian Bands Ever counts down the 100 best Canadian bands ever. Beginning June 24th, will reveal 20 Canadian bands per day leading up to the big reveal on June 30th. To celebrate each band, CBC Music has invited an incredible array of musicians, actors and writers to be unofficial cheerleaders to endorse each selection on the list. Talent including Father John Misty, Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes, Josh Groban, Jim Treliving, Thomas Golubic (music director for The Walking Dead) , k.d. lang and many more discuss their favourite Canadian talent on the list. Check out the list at

On Canada Day, tune in to Radio 2 all day long to hear artists and Radio 2 hosts celebrate their favourite bands from the list,and then at 6:00 p.m (6:30 NT) Rich Terfry will count down the top 20 in its entirety. - 100 Young Adult Books That Make You Proud to be Canadian

This Canada Day, CBC Books is shining a spotlight on young adult writing, identifying important and influential books that have explored issues, challenges, and stories of young people. We present the 100 Young Adult books that make you proud to be Canadian.

Visit for more. #cbcbooks100

ICI Musique’s Canada Day Special

From 6:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m., ICI Musique will air the best of Canadian Music selection of all genres including listeners’ special requests. Visit for more, including a specific selection of French Canadian Music and one of Canadian Indie Artists.

About CBC/Radio-Canada

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.

A space for us all is CBC/Radio-Canada’s strategy to transform the public broadcaster, and ensure that it continues to fulfill its mandate for Canadians, now and for future generations. Through to 2020, the Corporation will increase its investment in prime-time television programming and continue to create radio programs of the highest quality, while promoting the development of digital and mobile platforms and content.

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