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Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Making a difference at CBC Toronto...

As The Hour goes into the last three weeks of production in 2009 and the Rick Mercer Report goes dark until 2010, CBC Toronto is helping to make a difference in the Greater Toronto Area with a few charitable initiatives...

This Friday, December 4th, the Glen Gould theatre will come alive with the annual Sounds of the Seasons, a full day of live, on air performances from some of Canada's favourite performers. Starting at 5:30 am with Metro Morning, the day's line up includes Matt Dusk, Hawksley Workman, Jully Black and many more according to the schedule.

The Sounds of the Seasons Silent Auction has a wealth of unique items to bid on donated from a variety of CBC shows, including a package to attend a taping of The Hour and dinner at a Prime Restaurant.

Speaking of The Hour, everyone attending live tapings in studio from now until the last 2009 taping on December 17th is encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the Sounds of the Season initiative. Donation bins are located next to the Sign In desk.

Last year, Sounds of the Season raised over $300 000 and 8500 pounds of food for the Daily Bread Food Bank. This year, Sounds of the Season will help support food banks across the Greater Toronto Region.

In other CBC fundraising news, The Rick Mercer Report teamed up with a group of Sheridan Institute students for the last two tapings of 2010 to raise funds and collect new, unwrapped toys for children who will spend the holidays in McMaster Children's Hospital. At the November 27th taping, it was announced that the initiative had successfully raised over $1000 dollars and collected over 300 toys.

This post focuses on the fundraising initiatives at CBC Toronto, but now we want to hear from YOU about what's going on in your community. Leave us a comment on this post to let us know what's happening in your community to help the less fortunate during the holiday season. Let's give our local charities some national exposure!

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