Best of Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards

Available soon: one-hour 25th-anniversary special broadcast of the gala at

The Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards are Canada’s highest honour in the performing arts, each year recognizing seven Canadian artists from the disciplines of classical and popular music, theatre, dance, film and broadcasting, as well as one prominent arts philanthropist.

As Broadcast Partner, CBC/Radio-Canada streamed the June 29th Awards show on and In addition, a one-hour Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards 25th Anniversary Special aired on both CBC and ICI RADIO-CANADA TÉLÉ on June 30, 2017.

To view a list of the 2017 laureates, please click here.

CBC/Radio-Canada is pleased to present this first look at its special line-up of Canada 150 programs. The public broadcaster will be at the heart of Canada’s 150th anniversary year, sharing Canadian stories to understand the past, celebrate the present and embrace the future, including the perspectives of the Indigenous Peoples of Canada, whose history extends far beyond these past 150 years. This multiplatform programming offer will take all Canadians on a journey to somewhere they have never been before, while helping them discover a vision of Canada’s future together.

This CBC/Radio-Canada 2017 Programming Guide outlines our extensive Canada 150 programming offer: documentaries, radio programs, kids’ programs, entertainment and arts specials, innovative digital and virtual reality initiatives, and ongoing news and current affairs coverage of the people, places and events in every region of the country that will shape this milestone year.

Stay tuned for more programming announcements, and broadcast dates and times.