TORONTO | March 1, 2017 – The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television and the Shaw Rocket Fund announced the final lineup of guests and activities expected to be at the Family Fan Day on Saturday, March 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts. Family Fan Day is a FREE event where fans can meet and greet with Canadian screen talent and features exciting interactive activations, contesting, mascots and more. The first 100 people get a free “swag” bag.
Hosted by YTV The Zone’s Carlos Bustamante, newly announced stars to attend Family Fan Day include:

Adam Wylde, ​Entertainment City​ (Rogers)
Amanda Joy and Samantha Wan, Second Jen (Rogers)
Arwen Humphreys, Murdoch Mysteries (CBC)
Brittany LeBorgne, Heather White, Maika Harper and Jennifer Pudavick, Mohawk Girls (APTN)
Charles Vandervaart​, Madison Ferguson and Luke (mascot), ​Stanley Dynamic (Corus Entertainment)
Dina Pugliese and Kevin Frankish, ​Breakfast Television Toronto​ (Rogers)
Erica Durance and Michelle Nolden, Saving Hope (CTV)
Jeff McArthur, Carolyn MacKenzie and Liem Vu, Global’s Morning Show (Corus Entertainment)
Kendra Leigh Timmins, Ride (Corus Entertainment)
Kim Coates, Bad Blood (Rogers)
Trevor Wilson and Michelle Mylett, Letterkenny (CraveTV)
Kristian Bruun, Murdoch Mysteries/Orphan Black (CBC/ Space)
Liz Trinnear and Chloe Wilde, eTalk (CTV)
Madison Cheeatow, Heartland (CBC)
Michael Bonacini and Mary Berg (Season 3 winner) ​Masterchef Canada​ (CTV)
Mike Holmes, Mike Holmes Jr. Holmes + Holmes and Sherry Holmes, Holmes Make It Right (Corus Entertainment)
Storm the Weather Dog​, ​appearing with Anthony Farnell​, ​Global News​ (Corus Entertainment)


Previously announced expected guests include:

Alisha Newton, Heartland (CBC)
Anthony Farnell, Global News (Corus Entertainment)
Chelsea Clark and Ehren Kassam, Degrassi: Next Class (Family Channel)
Dan Riskin and Ziya Tong, Daily Planet (Discovery)
Devyn Nekoda, Colin Petierre and Julia Tomasone, Backstage (Family Channel)
Dwight Drummond, CBC News Toronto (CBC)
Ella Ballentine, Sara Botsford, Kate MacDonald Butler, L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables (Corus Entertainment/Breakthrough Entertainment)
Hélène Joy and Lachlan Murdoch, Murdoch Mysteries (CBC)
Janaye, Tony, Victor, Gary the Unicorn and Dot, CBC Kids (CBC)
Noah Cappe, The Bachelor Canada (Corus Entertainment)
Simu Liu, Andrea Bang and Andrew Phung, Kim’s Convenience (CBC)
Victoria Baldesarra and Shelby Bain, The Next Step (Family Channel)

Fans can also take part in activities such as:

Visit exciting animals from Hands on Exotics
Take a workshop on coding provided by Ladies Learning Code
An Interactive Family Channel experience with new apps and music
Fans can tour YTV’s The Zone set in a 360° VR experience
Ripping open a clue and taking their photo on The Amazing Race Canada mat
An interactive ETALK experience
Kids can audition to be Jr. Journalist with Dwight Drummond and win a CBC prize pack
Meet Cottonball, from CBC Kids
Find out the look for spring 2017 at the M.A.C. booth to M.A.C. booth & selfie station
Enjoy free donuts provided by Jelly Modern Doughnuts 

For more information visit the Family Fan Day website.
Family Fan Day made possible with support from Event Partners: Bell Media, Breakthrough Entertainment, CBC, Corus Entertainment, Family Channel, and Rogers Media.

The Canadian Screen Awards will be broadcast live on CBC from Toronto’s Sony Centre for the Performing Arts on Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 8 pm (9 pm AT; 9:30 pm NT). Fans will have a chance to see their favourite stars walk the Canadian Screen Awards Red Carpet. Visit the Family Fan Day website to sign up for a spot in the Fan Section.


Media Contacts:
Alma Parvizian | Vice President | Touchwood PR
Office 416.593.0777 x 202 | Email: alma@touchwoodpr.com 
Mary-Jo Osborn | Director, Content | Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television
Office 416.366.2227 x 231 | Email: mjosborn@academy.ca
About the Academy | academy.ca | The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television is a national, non-profit, professional association dedicated to the promotion, recognition and celebration of exceptional achievements in Canadian film, television and digital media.  Unifying industry professionals across Canada, the Academy is a vital force representing all screen-based industries.

About Canadian Screen Week and the Canadian Screen Awards
Canadian Screen Week celebrates excellence in media through a multi-platform, national program of events and celebrations culminating in the Canadian Screen Awards Broadcast Gala carried live on CBC, Sunday March 12th, 2017 at 8 pm (9 pm AT; 9:30 pm NT).