CBC 75 Anniversary Logo
CBC/Radio-Canada plans a year of celebrations leading up to the 75th anniversary of the creation of the public broadcaster.
The Canadian Broadcasting Act went into effect on Nov. 2, 1936, and established a new Crown corporation, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, taking over from the Canadian Radio Broadcasting Commission. The radio service was launched immediately and CBC began building a national network.
"Throughout its history, CBC/Radio-Canada has contributed to the nation’s history by broadcasting the great stories of this country," Tim Casgrain, chair of the CBC board of directors, said in a broadcast to employees on Tuesday.
"On the 75th anniversary we will ask Canadians to reflect on the role that CBC plays at home and in community."
The network unveiled a commemorative logo and a new slogan: "Yours to celebrate."
Among the plans:
Open houses at CBC radio stations across the country.
CBC Radio to tell the stories of CBC’s past 75 years.
A new Mark Starowicz television documentary, The People’s Network.
Celebrations will mainly be held during the 75 days ahead of the 75th anniversary — Aug. 22 to Nov. 2, 2011.