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October 23, 2013 -

CANADA AM broadcasts live from the grounds of downtown Kingston's historic Market Square

Blue Rodeo serenades Kingston's live audience and viewers across the country as their 13th studio album, In Our Nature, drops


CANADA AM takes viewers on tour of infamous Kingston Penitentiary


On Tuesday, Oct. 29, CANADA AM takes the show on the road, delivering a fun-filled wakeup call to Kingston, ON, from 6 – 9 a.m. ET.  The action-packed live broadcast features an exclusive musical performance by Blue Rodeo, performing songs from their new album In Our Nature, which hits shelves that same day. Hosted by Beverly Thomson, Marci Ien, and Jeff Hutcheson, residents of Kingston and beyond are invited to be part of the live outdoor audience from the historic Market Square in downtown Kingston. Guests of the live broadcast should arrive at Market Square early for the free, non-ticketed event.

In addition to headliner Blue Rodeo, CANADA AM welcomes a variety of guests to help shine the spotlight on Kingston, including:

  • Mark Gerretsen and John Gerretsen: Kingston Mayor Mark Gerretsen and his father, former Mayor of Kingston John Gerretsen, sit down with CANADA AM to talk about the future of the Kingston penitentiary and how running City Hall became a family affair.
  • Must-see sites around Kingston: From historical battlegrounds to fine dining on the waterfront, CANADA AM's travel expert Loren Christie explores all of the best attractions and places to see in Kingston and The Great Waterway region.
  • Kingston Penitentiary: Beverly offers CANADA AM viewers a rare glimpse inside the infamous Kingston Penitentiary and speaks to former Warden Jay Pike about the future of the institution.
  • Town and gown:  With a vibrant academic community hosting students from Queen's University, St. Lawrence College, and The Royal Military College of Canada, CANADA AM looks at the relationship between students and permanent residents, and their ability to co-exist in the community.

"The history, cuisine, and institutions in Kingston are recognized throughout the country and are an important part of our Canadian heritage," said Lis Travers, Vice President CTV News, CANADA AM. "Kingston has a tremendous sense of community and a deep-rooted history we can't wait to explore."

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Now in its 40th Season, CANADA AM is Canada's 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.

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For more information, contact:

Kerstin van Bolderen, Bell Media, 416.384.6836 or

Julie MacFarlane, Bell Media, 416.384.4623 or