October 2008

“Someone otta throw that guy in the slammer!” Competitors Are Incarcerated When Canada’s Worst Driver, Returns to Discovery Channel Monday, October 27

Featuring eight of the most terrifying motorists from across the nation, Canada’s Worst Driver slams back into the line up on Discovery Channel with the highly anticipated fourth season on Monday, October 27 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. With their licenses confiscated and challenging new courses designed to test and improve the skill set of the dangerous eight, how will they fare at this year’s Driver Rehabilitation Centre at the abandoned Ontario Correctional Centre in Guelph, Ontario? Promising exciting new challenges and a handful of old favourites, Season 4 kicks it into high gear as the team of experts determine which competitor is Canada’s Worst Driver.

Joining returning host Andrew Younghusband are the merciless team of experts, including Cam Woolley, former Sergeant with the OPP Ontario Highway Safety Division, and now Traffic and Safety Specialist with CP24. No stranger to working in front of the TV camera, Woolley has become a fixture on local newscasts across the GTA with his colourful reports from the OPP Highway Safety Division. Other experts include Philippe Létourneau, professional high performance driving instructor, and Dr. Louisa Gembora, psychologist and race car driver. New to the panel this season is head driving expert Dan Bagyan, an instructor with the Signature Driving School.

Competitors:

Lindsay, 23, from Kelowna, BC, admits to being involved in some sort of accident every couple of weeks. She is aggressive and distracted. So distracted, that she seems to specialize in hitting stationary objects…one of which was the gas meter at the side of her fiancé’s home.

Ken, 59, from Mission, BC, is a salesman. He drives thousands of kilometers a year. He tailgates, doesn’t yield and speeds. He is unapologetic about this behaviour and vocalizes his feeling towards other drivers. Ken feels his only problem is parking.

Curt, 51, from New Westminster, BC, is a distracted driver. He has been in 46 accidents and rear-ended at least 15 vehicles in his driving career. Curt spends most of his time in the driver’s seat with his head turned away from the road.

Teagan, 18, from Edmonton AB, is a young overly nervous teenager with very little skill. He overcompensates by jerking the wheel back and forth. He is easily spooked by other cars and his bad driving is causing him difficulty meeting girls.

Emily, 33, from Calgary, AB, is a horrible diver. She struggles with parking, road signs, reversing, merging, and even driving forward. New to driving, her lack of experience is clearly evident.

Ashley, 21, from Medicine Hat, AB, is distracted, aggressive and unskilled. She has cost her husband over $15K in out of pocket vehicle repairs. She is a driving time bomb – especially in new driving situations.

Amy, 30, from Bethune, SK, is an extremely nervous driver – complete with shortness of breath, body sweats and tears. Her lack of confidence causes her to have anxiety attacks behind the wheel, which can only make bad driving worse.

Donna, 63, from Sault Ste. Marie, ON, is a menace on the road. She refuses to stop at stop signs/red lights and gets a thrill out of going fast. She is abysmal when it comes to parking, reversing and simple vehicle maneuvering. Donna is full of surprises.

Sundays at 7:30 p.m. ET / 4:30 PT; Encore Presentations, Fridays at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT

Bravo!FACT Presents offers cutting-edge Canadian short films – an eclectic mix of dance, drama, animation, and spoken word – produced with Bravo!FACT grants.

November 9 / 14 – In honour of Remembrance Day, Bravo!FACT Presents features three shorts exploring the effects of war. Nowakowsky: A Forgotten Master tells the story of a Jewish composer whose music was banned by the Nazis; the aftermath of conflict drives the plot of Homecoming; and during WWI, young men leave women behind to pick up the pieces in One Square Mile.

November 23 / 28 – A boy’s world is drastically altered due to his unusual illness in Billie Mintz’s lushly animated The Long Journey Home. A series of seemingly inconsequential events are set in motion to disastrous consequences in Lara Azzopardi’s Rewind. Mark Montefiore’s Back in ’93 steps back in time with 10-year-old Tino, a closet Montreal Canadiens fan living amongst die-hard Maple Leafs fans. Kurt Browning takes to the hockey rink with a combination of figure skating, hockey, dance and hip hop in Clarence Ford’s In the Groove.

November 30 / December 5 – Bravo!FACT Presents showcases five shorts related to love. Broken Hearts Club visits members of a dating service for the relationship impaired. In the operatic The Perfect Match, two lonely sock puppets embark on a quest for love; 30 Love is an exploration of love and life and getting the most out of the “game”; Valentine Haircut is a bittersweet tale of miscommunication; and a cartoon tries to seduce viewers in MOOD (My Obscure Object of Desire).

Saturdays at 6 p.m. ET / 3 p.m. PT

Sundays at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT

Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT

Bravo!’s weekly arts magazine features cultural figures from home and abroad.

November 1 / 2 / 5 – A panel of authors and writers specially convened for Arts & Minds, discuss the five books vying for the Giller Prize, Canada’s premier literary prize for fiction.

November 8 / 9 / 12 – An exclusive sneak peak at the transformation of the Art Gallery of Ontario. The gallery has been redesigned by one of the worlds’ great architects, Canadian-born Frank Gehry. The Arts & Minds crew documents the work on site, weeks before the AGO’s scheduled reopening on November 14.

Tuesday, November 11 at 9 p.m. Et / 6 p.m. Pt. Encore presentations Sunday, November 16 at 8 p.m. ET and Monday, November 17 at 10 a.m. ET

Bravo! broadcasts the 15th Giller Prize, honouring the best in Canadian fiction. Seamus O’Regan hosts the live, one-hour show, which pays tribute to past Giller winners, as well as naming the 2008 recipient of the Giller Prize. The winner takes home a cash prize of $40,000. The four runners-up each receive $2,500, making the Giller the richest prize in Canadian literature.

Sunday, November 30 at 8 p.m. Et / 5 p.m. Pt

This documentary recounts how a fledgling dance group from the Prairies survived challenge and misfortune to become one of the world’s premier ballet companies. The impossible dream of British immigrants Gweneth Lloyd and Betty Farrally comes to fruition as the Royal Winnipeg Ballet Company – the first professional ballet company in Canada.

Tuesday, November 18 at 10 p.m. Et / 7 p.m. Pt

Canadian soulstress Divine Brown shows off her stunning five-octave range in Divine Brown at the Concert Hall. Brown takes to the iconic Masonic Temple stage in Toronto, performing hits from her self-titled album and her sophomore release The Love Chronicles. The Concert Hall series fuses exciting live performances with insightful interviews featuring today’s most urbane musical artists.

Thursdays at 8 p.m. Et / 5 p.m. Pt, beginning November 13

This six-part series showcases innovative Canadian photographers from across the creative spectrum. Photographers featured in Snapshot include: Greg Girard, whose photographs display structures with social, architectural, and artistic significance (Nov. 13); Robyn Cumming, known for her introspective work regarding the condition of the human psyche (Nov. 20); Rob MacInnis, a photographer who specializes in barnyard animal portraits (Nov. 27); Cylla von Tiedemann, one of Canada’s most treasured dance photographers (Dec. 4); aerial photographer Eamon MacMahon (Dec. 11); and Jaret Belliveau, a photographer known for his raw and compelling photo essays (Dec. 18).

Saturday, November 1 at 9 p.m. Et / 6 p.m. Pt

Directed by Jonathan Demme, this documentary features songs from Neil Young’s album, Prairie Wind, performed at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. The film presents interviews with Young, his band, his wife Pegi, singer Emmylou Harris, steel guitarist Ben Keith, and keyboardist Spooner Oldham.

Toronto, ON (October 20, 2008) – FashionTelevisionChannel (FT) returns as broadcast sponsor of Toronto L’Oréal Fashion Week, delivering comprehensive coverage and putting viewers on the guest list. First up, daily two-hour wrap-ups with FashionTelevision Presents: Toronto Fashion Week, beginning Tuesday, October 21 and running through Saturday, October 25 weekdays at 12 p.m. ET on FashionTelevisionChannel and 5 p.m. ET on Star!. In addition, In Fashion delivers a complete L’Oréal Fashion Week recap Sunday, November 9 at 5 p.m. ET on CTV, followed at 5:30 p.m. ET by FashionTelevision’s special on LG’s Fashion Fusion runway event. (Visit www.ctv.ca to confirm local broadcast times).

Jeanne Beker and the FT team are back from covering Fashion Weeks in New York, London, Milan, Paris, and Los Angeles. Now, FT sets-up house in the fashion tents at Nathan Phillips Square, turning the spotlight on Canadian designers and brands. The only media outlet to be housed in the middle of the action, FT delivers exclusive backstage action and behind-the-scenes look at collections shot in their entirety and un-edited the way they were meant to be seen. Beker, along with Glen Baxter and Mary Kitchen, present exclusive model profiles, deliver highlights of the week’s runway shows and events, and conduct one-on-one interviews with key industry players.

“FT is committed to making fashion accessible to mainstream audiences,” said Jay Levine, Director of Production, FashionTelevision. “With FT’s up-to-the-minute week-long coverage, viewers are now guaranteed a front-row seat to and first-look at Canada’s take on the latest trends in fashion.”

FashionTelevisionChannel’s comprehensive coverage unfolds as follows:

· FT cameras capture it all with daily two-hour wrap-ups – FashionTelevision Presents: Toronto Fashion Week, beginning Tuesday, October 21 and running through Saturday, October 25 weekdays at 12 p.m. ET on FashionTelevisionChannel. Encore presentations also air Tuesday, October 21 through Saturday, October 25, daily at 5 p.m. ET on Star! – Canada’s Entertainment Channel.

· From opening night with one of North America’s leading clothing designers, Pink Tartan, to the unveiling of renowned Toronto-based designers Joeffer Caoc and Lucian Matis’ latest collections, In Fashion delivers a full Toronto L’Oréal Fashion Week recap Sunday, November 9 at 5 p.m. ET on CTV.

· FashionTelevision delivers full coverage from LG’s Fashion Fusion runway event Sunday, November 9 at 5:30 p.m. ET on CTV – featuring an exclusive performance by Grammy® Award-winning pop rock band Maroon 5 and sensual lingerie from UK-based Agent Provocateur.

· Online, FashionTelevision.com continues its global commitment to be the premiere web destination for the fashion-forward community, launching its new video player. With more than 60 galleries containing an excess of 1,500 photographs and a video catalogue of more than 1,100 videos (and expanding), the site is also home to unedited designer interviews, the latest runways from the fashion capitals of the world, and entertaining profiles on the people who make the fashion world turn.

· FT’s L’Oréal Fashion Week microsite (www.fashiontelevision.com) is now live and features embedded video highlights from last season, while being home to an array of exclusive video and photo galleries for Fall/Winter ’08 season. The site also includes a daily blog and headline news from the week.

For daily podcasts, videos, more FT programming information, and/or up-to-the minute updates surrounding Toronto L’Oréal Fashion Week, log onto www.fashiontelevision.com.

About FashionTelevision

Celebrating its 23rd year as Canada’s leading style program, FashionTelevision travels the globe in search for the visually stimulating and innovative creations of today’s newsmakers in fashion, architecture, and design. FashionTelevisionChannel (FT) is Canada’s first and only 24-hour English language fashion channel dedicated to the world of art, architecture, photography, and design. FT delivers a daily dose of local and international designer collections, fashion photo sessions, and a look at what’s behind the stories that make up the headlines in the worlds of style and design. FT is owned by CTV Limited, a division of CTVglobemedia. For more FT programming information visit: www.fashiontelevision.com.

Jacque Berg - Survivor Gabon
Kelly is sad after losing her ally Paloma at Tribal Council. Ace is sure it was Kelly who voted for him which puts her in line for being the next lamb to the slaughter.

The rice is running out at Fang and Randy is really concerned about running out of food. There are some real divisions in the camp and Dan, Randy, Suzie and Matt form an alliance after the others seem to not care about.

At the reward challenge, the tribes have to rank themselves in order of importance. Marcus is voted #1 on Kota followed by Ace, Bob, Charlie, Jaquie, Corrine, Sugar and Kelly. On Fang, Matty, Dan, Randy, Crystal, Ken, GC and Susie are the order.

Jeff then drops a bombshell and tells them that they’re switching teams.

Marcus and Matty, as chosen leaders, get to select the new tribe mates.

Marcus picks Dan, Charlie, Randy, Corrine, Susie and Bob for Kota

Matty picks Ace, Crystal, Jacquie, Ken, Kelly and GC for Fang

Sugar is the single remaining player and is sent to exile island where she will stay until after the next tribal council where she will join the tribe who loses a member to even things out.

No surprise that Sugar picks comfort over clue as she already has the idol.

Kelly is feeling like an outcast and Crystal notices. A new alliance is brewing with a shift from Kota to Fang.

There is tree mail which has a lacrosse stick and a message that suggests a game that is similar to the lacrosse and water polo.

At the immunity challenge, every one will have a raft and oar and will need to try and score 3 points to win immunity.

Kota get on the board with an easy goal to Randy and then an easy second. Randy manages to sink Fang with a third winning goal in what was fairly a pathetic challenge.

Ace seems to be quite happy to have lost and the rest of the tribe has chosen to join with the original Kota members and vote Kelly off. There is a little conflict though as they know that what ever happens, they’ll be getting Sugar and they’re wondering if she has the immunity idol and if she does, that she’d be more likely to share it with Ace.

Matty tells Jacquie about the plan and she goes on the campaign trail to stay. GC has come to the conclusion that he has no more power in the game and that it has shifted to Crystal who he suggests Kelly go and talk to.

At Tribal Council, the blonde bombshells take the votes but it’s Jacquie who will be missed on the show next week.