CTV Saskatoon Announces Destinations for Fall 2015 CTV HOMETOWN TOUR
— September 24, 2015
– CTV News to feature hometown visits to Saskatchewan’s La Ronge, Melfort, Shell Lake, and Kindersley communities on CTV NEWS AT SIX, starting Sept. 24 –
SASKATOON (September 24, 2015) – As announced last week by Co-Anchors Rob MacDonald and Chantel Huber, CTV NEWS AT SIX has selected four Northern Saskatchewan communities for the CTV HOMETOWN TOUR. The fall 2015 edition of the HOMETOWN TOUR will cover stories featuring the rich history from communities of La Ronge, Melfort, Shell Lake, and Kindersley, with tour segments slated to air on four consecutive Thursday evenings, beginning today – Thursday, Sept. 24. The first fall edition segment features the northern community of Kindersley.
Each year in the spring and fall, viewers are invited to nominate their communities as a potential host for the CTV HOMETOWN TOUR, by expressing what is special about their hometown. From the nominations received, four communities are selected. The tour caps off with each selected community being featured within the supper-hour newscast. The feature segments are made possible through a valued local partnership with Federated Co-operatives (FCL).
“The CTV HOMETOWN TOUR is a celebration of community, and a treasured tradition for the entire CTV Saskatoon team,” said David Fisher, Vice-President and General Manager, CTV Saskatchewan. “I’m looking forward to another rewarding road trip with our valued partner Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL) as we showcase these unique local Saskatchewan communities.”
“With 2,500 retail locations in cities and towns across Western Canada, Co-ops have become a cornerstone in communities large and small,” said Leah Andrew, Associate Vice-President, Marketing and Communications for FCL. “Federated Co-operatives, on behalf of our Saskatchewan Co-op locations, is proud to demonstrate the importance of local community investment through our sponsorship of the CTV HOMETOWN TOUR.”
“We’re very excited to be out on the road again,” said Dani Mario, Director of News and Public Affairs, CTV Saskatoon. “It’s a fantastic opportunity to showcase people and events that make each community in Saskatchewan unique, and we can’t wait to tell their stories.”
Since its launch in 2009, the CTV HOMETOWN TOUR has travelled to more than 100 communities across the province of Saskatchewan. Its founding vision – to serve the well-being of community – remains its proud standard.
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