A deal sealed through Tourism BC brought Entertainment Tonight Canada back to B.C. for their first-ever, live-on-location broadcast 'ET Canada Live: Vancouver' featuring three shows on Jack Poole Plaza at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
Tourism BC's Travel Media team, a division within the Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Innovation, brings members of the national and international media to the province to promote B.C.'s tourism industry. The team first worked with ET Canada last year when the show filmed in Vancouver and Victoria. The B.C. episodes were so well received by viewers and stakeholders there was an appetite for a second collaboration to further showcase the province as a tourism destination.
The television event kicked off on Oct. 24 when show hosts Cheryl Hickey and Rick Campanelli were joined by celebrity guests Shawn Ashmore of X-Men, Melody Thomas Scott from the Young and the Restless, and Canadian band Hedley, who performed their new single, "Invincible".
The broadcast will provide B.C. with an opportunity to showcase the province's great beauty, entertainment and culture to ET Canada's 500,000 daily viewers across Canada. Tourism is identified as one of the key sectors in 'Canada Starts Here: The BC Jobs Plan'. The more people experience our province, the more likely they are to move here with plans to live, invest and create jobs here.
Tamara Simoneau, senior executive producer, ET Canada -
"British Columbia is the perfect backdrop as we broadcast live for three nightly episodes for the first time ever. I know the stunning waterfront location of our Vancouver shows will inspire our viewers to visit this beautiful part of our country. And we hope the outdoor setting and stellar lineup of guests and performers joining us on our custom stages at Jack Poole Plaza will entice locals to be part of the audience for these exciting television events."
Jack Poole Plaza
Vancouver Convention Centre
1055 Canada Place
Oct. 24, 25 and 26
Gates open to the public at 2 p.m. and close at 3:15 p.m.
Show starts at 3:30 p.m.
Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Innovation