August 17, 2012
This Week on CANADA AM – Back To School Week, Goderich Tornado One Year Later, Julio Iglesias, Tristan Thompson and more…
For Immediate Release - Friday, August 17, 2012
To tweet these highlights: bit.ly/RnIi7Y
Watch Beverly Thomson, Marci Ien and Jeff Hutcheson on CANADA AM, weekdays beginning at 6 a.m. ET on CTV and CTV News Channel. Visit CANADA AM online at www.canadaam.ctv.ca for full episodes, top stories, CANADA AM extras, daily show info, featured recipes, book reviews, technology headlines, and contributor stories.
Monday, August 20
• 35 MILLION DIRECTORS: This morning, CANADA AM’s Jeff Hutcheson, live from P.E.I. tells viewers about a new project to get Canadians to participate in the ultimate video showcasing the country.
• CROSS-CANADA CONNECTIONS: Greg Mountenay graduated from university and took off across the country to connect in person with as many of his Facebook friends as possible. He wants to prove that even in a social media world, we should be willing to go the distance to stay in touch.
• BACK-TO-CLASS ANXIETY: Going back to school can be an anxious time for kids and parents alike. This morning, CANADA AM looks at how to handle the back-to-school transition.
Tuesday, August 21
• LIVE FROM GODERICH: One year ago today, an F3 tornado slammed into Goderich killing one person and damaging hundreds of building. Marci Ien spends the morning in the town looking how it has bounced back, and talking to people whose lives were changed forever. Among them, Mayor Deb Shewfelt who talks about the town’s road to recovery; the Environment Canada inspector who was on site last year reveals what made this tornado so exceptional; two sisters who shared the task of helping to put emergency measures in place and get the town back on its feet and Luke Elliott who founded the Goderich Tree Project to aid in recovery.
• MICHAEL BRYANT: The Former Ontario Cabinet Minister and Attorney General was shattered in a matter of seconds when he was charged with dangerous driving causing the death of cyclist, Darcy Sheppard. He’s ready to tell his story in a new book, 28 Seconds: A True Story of Addiction, Tragedy, and Hope.
• IMPORTANCE OF BREAKFAST: Nutritionist Karlene Karst has tips on breakfasts that will prepare kids for success at school this year.
Wednesday, August 22
• GIVING SOCCER A SHOT: CANADA AM talks to young soccer players who have more than ball positioning and goal scoring on their minds - they also have Juvenile Diabetes. These soccer players are not letting their condition slow them down as they are members of the first ever team Canada will be sending to the “Junior Diabetes Cup” tournament taking place at Olympic Stadium in Lausanne, Switzerland.
• PACKING KIDS' LUNCHES: Nutritionist, mother and author, Lianne Phillipson-Webb, shows you how she got her 6 and 8-year-old to be pro-star lunch packers. Also, one of Canada’s best-known environmental journalists, Gill Deacon, has eco tips on how to reduce waste in lunches.
• GARDENING MAILBAG: CANADA AM’s gardening expert, Mark Cullen, takes viewers questions on how to put the gardens to bed for the winter.
Thursday, August 23
• BACK-TO-SCHOOL GADGETS: Tech expert Marc Saltzman shows CANADA AM viewers what tech toys are on students' back-to-school lists this year.
• BACK-TO-SCHOOL FASHIONS: Fashion consultant, Robin Keller, has back to school trends for all ages.
• TRISTAN THOMPSON: He’s 6’9", from Brampton, ON, and he’s also Canada’s highest-ever first round draft pick in the NBA. The Canadian kid with a tremendous wingspan lands in Toronto for an interview with CANADA AM.
Friday, August 24
• JULIO IGLESIAS: CANADA AM’s Marci Ien speaks to legendary singer/songwriter from his home in Spain about re-recording 38 of his hit songs on a double CD for his fans.
• DORM DÉCOR ON THE CHEAP: CANADA AM’s design expert Karl Lohnes shows viewers how to give any drab dorm room a makeover that makes it feel like home, all while minding the student budget.
• BEST WALKING PATHS IN CANADA: Loren Christie shares his list of the top walking trails from coast-to-coast.
CANADA AM is Canada’s most-watched national morning newsmagazine. Since its launch in 1972, CANADA AM has brought Canadians a unique blend of hard news and lifestyle stories, featuring in-depth interviews with top newsmakers, celebrities and musical stars. Lis Travers is the Vice-President and Executive Producer for CANADA AM and Wendy Freeman is the President of CTV News.
- CTV -
For more information, please contact:
Shannon Gallagher, Bell Media, 416-384-4623 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Renee Dupuis, Bell Media, 416-384-3154 or email@example.com
> Print friendly version