CBC/Radio-Canada invites Canadians to participate in a yearbook to mark Canada's milestone anniversary

May 1, 2017, Ottawa

CBC/Radio-Canada invites Canadians to participate in the creation of a special, bilingual project to mark Canada’s 150th anniversary. WHAT’S YOUR STORY? – A CANADA 2017 YEARBOOK, to be published in both official languages as a single edition in the fall of 2017, will be a fascinating collection of short stories from Canadians across the country – a snapshot of the diverse people, places, things and events that tell a story of who we are now, and where we are headed together as a nation.

Starting today, we are giving Canadians a digital space to share their personal stories and memories (in text or video format, accompanied by photos) that define what it means to be a part of this country at this time in our history.

Are there people or places in Canada that inspire you?
Was there a single moment you felt proud to be Canadian?
If you could change one thing about Canada – what would it be?
Are you working on a special project that will make Canada a better place to live?

Tell us your story at cbc.ca/whatsyourstory

CBC/Radio-Canada will select some of the most compelling stories to be included in the yearbook by July 15, 2017, and will feature many of these submissions online at cbc.ca/2017 until November 30, 2017.

Hardcover bilingual editions of WHAT’S YOUR STORY? – A CANADA 2017 YEARBOOK will be available to the public in select bookstores in time for the holiday season. A downloadable digital edition will also be available for free to all Canadians.

“Canadians have great stories to tell; unique perspectives and challenging points of view,” said Hubert T. Lacroix, President and CEO of CBC/Radio-Canada. “We hope this project will inspire Canadians from coast to coast to coast to share experiences and ideas, learn more from each other and engage in their communities.”

WHAT’S YOUR STORY? – A CANADA 2017 YEARBOOK is being published by CBC/Radio-Canada with Mosaic Press, one of Canada’s leading independent publishers, multicultural in its scope, and concerned with the publication of works that reflect the Canadian ethnic mosaic.

Publication and distribution details will be announced at a later date.

About CBC/Radio-Canada

CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions. We are Canada’s trusted source of news, information and Canadian entertainment. Deeply rooted in communities all across the country, CBC/Radio-Canada offers diverse content in English, French and eight Indigenous languages. We also provide international news and information from a uniquely Canadian perspective. In 2017, CBC/Radio-Canada will at the heart of the celebrations and conversations with special 2017-themed multiplatform programming and events across Canada.

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