1 Day

On any ordinary day in Canada, extraordinary things happen. Canadians have remarkable stories to tell. And for the past 75 years, the CBC has enabled us to share those stories with each other.

This year, we celebrate this rich heritage with 1 Day, a special CBC/Radio Canada documentary and online project that invites all Canadians to help create a unique 24 hour portrait of Canada, from midnight to 11:59, coast to coast.

The two hour documentary, to be filmed on April 30th, 2011, is a joint project – between us and you. For 24 hours, our crews will span the country. We’ll follow some of Canada’s most fascinating figures as their day unfolds – from emergency physicians to cops, cultural icons to sports stars.

But 1 Day will also draw on videos and photos sent in by Canadians who seize this unique opportunity to provide a glimpse into their lives, their families, their communities.

What Will You Be Doing April 30?

Are you running in a marathon? Walking on the beach? Working the night shift? Dancing till dawn? From a baby’s first steps to a bartender’s last call, the seemingly everyday moments in our lives are rich snapshots of the Canadian experience.

We’d love to know what you’re up to in the wee hours of the 30th. If your day begins between midnight and dawn, show us and tell us why you’re awake!

We’ll capture the events that make up a day in our lives, whether that means tagging polar bears, performing in front of thousands, giving birth or simply making pancakes for breakfast.

By the end of the show, Canadians will have learned something about their country and witnessed moments of tension, triumph, loss and love.

The documentary special will launch the CBC’s anniversary programming on August 21st.

So on April 30th, get ready. We’ve got 34 million stories to tell.


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