Country Canada (Series) (1954-2007)

Aka: Country Calendar; Summer Country Canada

Country Canada
Country Calendar was a half-hour program on CBC which provided regular coverage of agriculture. It started on an interconnected network in Eastern Canada, with Norm Garriock's commentary on farm matters in the first half and Earl Cox on gardening in the last half.

The CBC subsequently introduced editions of Country Calendar for other regions of the country and programs were exchanged among broadcast centres. Editions appeared in Winnipeg and Vancouver later in the first season, and in the Maritimes in September 1955.

The program's name changed to Country Canada in 1971, continuing to cover farm news, but also aiming for urban relevance. It continued to exchange information and programming with other nations and to cover developments in Canada through a network of regional contributors, including Bob Hutt from Halifax, Hal Andrews and David Quinton from St. John's, and Garnett Anthony from Edmonton.

Country Canada retitled itself for summer seasons.

Cast:
Sandy Cushon ....Host (1975-2000)
Reg Sherren ....Host (2000-2007)
Ron Neily (1971-74)
Laurie Jennings (1971-74)
Glen Powell (1974-75)
John O'Leary (1974-75)
Norm Garriock .... Host (Country Calendar)
Laurie Jennings .... Host (Country Calendar)
Earl Cox
Al Richardson....Alberta farm commentator (Country Calendar)
Bob Hutt
Hal Andrews
David Quinton
Garnett Anthony
Stan Westaway


Original Broadcaster(s): CBC

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