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SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO VANCOUVER IN THE EIGHTH ANNUAL ROGERS SANTA CLAUS PARADE, DEC. 10 AND 11

- Special telecasts of festive parade hosted by Citytv and OMNI Television personalities including Breakfast Television Vancouver’s Jody Vance and Riaz Meghji -

- Multilingual broadcasts airing in English, Cantonese, Mandarin and Punjabi audiences in Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton -

(Vancouver, November 30, 2011) Santa Claus comes to town and into viewers’ living rooms this season when The Eighth Annual Rogers Santa Claus Parade airs Saturday, Dec. 10 and Sunday, Dec. 11 on Citytv, OMNI Alberta and OMNI BC. Taking over the streets of downtown Vancouver on Sunday, December 4, The Eighth Annual Rogers Santa Claus Parade will feature more than 60 marching bands, 3,500 participants, choirs, festive floats and community groups. Hosted by Breakfast Television Vancouver’s Jody Vance and Riaz Meghji, the English telecast airs Saturday, Dec. 10 at 6pm PT on Citytv, with encore presentations on Sunday, Dec.11.

OMNI News: Mandarin Edition host Lisa Wu and OMNI News: Cantonese Edition reporter Johann Chang host a special OMNI Television presentation of The Eighth Annual Rogers Santa Claus Parade on Saturday, Dec. 10 in Mandarin and Cantonese. Then, OMNI News: Punjabi National Edition anchor Jasdip Wahla and entertainment reporter Tarannum Thind bring the parade to Punjabi audiences on Sunday, Dec. 11.

The Eighth Annual Rogers Santa Claus Parade is one of the largest food and fundraising events for The Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society Food Bank. Since 2004, the parade has collected $96,200 and more than 63,500 pounds of food for hungry families in the Lower Mainland.

Below is a detailed broadcast schedule of Citytv, OMNI Alberta and OMNI BC airings of The Eighth Annual Rogers Santa Claus Parade. All programming is subject to change.

 

English

Citytv Vancouver

 

Saturday, Dec. 10 at 6pm PT

Encore presentation: Sunday, Dec. 11 at 4:30pm PT

Citytv Calgary

 

Saturday, Dec. 10 at 6pm MT

Encore presentation: Sunday, Dec. 11 at 5:30pm MT

Citytv Edmonton

 

Saturday, Dec. 10 at 6pm MT

Encore presentation: Sunday, Dec.11 at 5:30pm MT

Cantonese/Mandarin

OMNI BC

Saturday, Dec. 10 at 5pm and 10pm PT

OMNI Alberta

Saturday, Dec. 10 at 6pm and 9pm MT

Punjabi

OMNI BC

Sunday, Dec. 11 at 9pm PT

OMNI Alberta

Sunday, Dec. 11 at 9pm MT

 

About Citytv

Citytv™ television stations in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Winnipeg offer viewers intensely-local, urban-oriented, culturally-diverse television programming. A distinct alternative to other conventional television stations, Citytv engages its viewers with dynamic on-air personalities and delivers an entertaining mix of news, local-interactive formats such as: Breakfast Television and CityLine; as well as local Canadian and US acquired prime time entertainment programming. Citytv is a part of Rogers Broadcasting Limited, a division of Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX: RCI and NYSE: RCI) which is a diversified Canadian communications and media company. For more information on Citytv stations and programming, visit www.Citytv.com.

About OMNI Television

OMNI™ is a free, over-the-air multilingual/multicultural television system committed to positive portrayal and broadcast reflection of Canada’s diversity through the airing of inclusive and accessible programming. With five television stations -- in BC; Alberta (Calgary and Edmonton) and Ontario (OMNI.1 and OMNI.2) – OMNI is available to 16.5 million households in major market areas. As well as specializing in Canadian multilingual/ multicultural programming, OMNI carries well-known International series and films – including East Asian Super Cinema and South Asian Bollywood Freetime Movies. OMNI Television is a part of Rogers Broadcasting Limited., a division of Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX: RCI and NYSE: RCI) which is a diversified Canadian communications and media company. For more information visit www.OMNItv.ca

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For further information:

Margaret Wong, Citytv Vancouver, 604.872.6343 or margaret.wong@rci.rogers.com

Nicolas Brancaccio, Rogers Media Television, 416.764.3261 or nicolas.brancaccio@rci.rogers.com


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