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CBC’S CANADA’S SMARTEST PERSON, THE NUMBER ONE NEW CANADIAN SERIES THIS FALL, WRAPS WITH HIGHLY ANTICIPATED TWO-HOUR SEASON FINALE

November 18th, 2014

Featuring special guest appearances by Canadian opera singer Measha Brueggergosman

and The Honourable Bob Rae

Canadians can participate in the epic season finale, using the Canada’s Smartest Person app

@CanadasSmartest #SmartestPerson

November 18, 2014 – CBC’s CANADA’S SMARTEST PERSON takes the title of Canada’s number one new Canadian series this fall, with almost one in four Canadians tuning into the exciting competition series.

Don’t miss out on the action, as the series wraps its successful season with an action packed two-hour finale on Sunday, November 23 at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT).

Over the last eight weeks, 32 remarkable Canadians have gone head-to-head in unique challenges based on the Theory of Multiple Intelligences that prove there’s more to being smart than having a high IQ or being a trivia buff. In the season finale, eight finalists return to put their smarts on the line in a series of all-new spectacular intelligence challenges. Only one will walk away with the coveted title of CANADA’S SMARTEST PERSON.

The finalists represent the many ways you can be smart and represent a diverse cross-section of Canadians. They are:

Albert Tam, an MBA Candidate, from of Woodbridge, ON

Chris Tessaro, a Firefighter from Mississauga, ON

Mith Das, a Copywriter from Toronto, ON

Victoria Leenders-Cheng, a Magazine Editor from Montreal, QC

Max Cameron, a Fighter Pilot from Calgary, AB

Daryl Dillman, an Orthopedic Surgery Resident from Cole Harbour, NS

Johnny MacRae, a Poet from of North Vancouver, BC

Braden Lauer, a Law Student from Vancouver, BC

Viewers will once again be able to participate in the intelligence tests in real time, using the ground-breaking Canada’s Smartest Person app brought to you in part by SUBWAY® Restaurants. With over 180,000 downloads to date, and nearly one million individual intelligence tests taken, the CANADA’S SMARTEST PERSON app has been a momentous success engaging with viewers across the country.

Based on the Theory of Multiple Intelligences, Canada’s Smartest Person, produced by Media Headquarters, features unique intelligence tests that redefine what it means to be smart. The made-in-Canada original competitive reality format is a global success that has been acquired to date in five territories for international versions.

About CANADA’S SMARTEST PERSON digital companion app:
Download the CANADA’S SMARTEST PERSON interactive app, available now for iOS and Android devices or online at cbc.ca/smartestperson. Tune in to the broadcast and play along in real time with each of the challenges. Compare personal results to the series’ competitors and other at-home players across the country. During the week, users can sharpen their skills with special bonus challenges.  Share results on Facebook and Twitter @CanadasSmartest #SmartestPerson.

Find CANADA’S SMARTEST PERSON:
Website: cbc.ca/smartestperson/
Twitter: @CanadasSmartest #SmartestPerson
Facebook: facebook.com/canadassmartestperson
Instagram: @CanadasSmartest

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About CBC/Radio-Canada
CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions. The Corporation is a leader in reaching Canadians on new platforms and delivers a comprehensive range of radio, television, internet, and satellite-based services. Deeply rooted in the regions, CBC/Radio-Canada is the only domestic broadcaster to offer diverse regional and cultural perspectives in English, French and eight Aboriginal languages.

A space for us all is CBC/Radio-Canada’s new strategy to modernize the public broadcaster and ensure that it continues to fulfill its mandate for Canadians and for future generations. Through to 2020, it will increase its investment in prime time television programming, and continue to create radio programs of the highest quality, while promoting the development of digital and mobile platforms and content.

For more information including series synopses, press releases, hi-res images, video clips and bios, please visit the CBC Media Centre at cbc.ca/mediacentre. Follow CBC’s publicity team on Twitter @CBC_Publicity.

About Media Headquarters

Media Headquarters is a leading Canadian television and digital media production company founded in 1999 by Executive Producer Robert Cohen. The company is widely recognized for producing popular series and original formats for worldwide markets. Media Headquarters has won numerous Gemini Awards, been nominated for an Emmy® Award and consistently makes the Realscreen ‘Global 100’ List celebrating the world’s best non-fiction producers. Media Headquarters’ slate includes factual entertainment, documentary, dramatic and children’s programing. For more information visit www.mediahqs.net.

About Konrad Group

Konrad Group is a global leader in the enterprise and consumer technology space. We provide consulting, design, development and application management services, with an emphasis on building compelling user experiences. Our Design-Driven Technology™ approach has delivered solutions in use by over 20 million people in 50 countries around the globe. For more information visit  www.konradgroup.com

For more information or to request interviews, please contact:
Cathleen Saville, entertainment publicist
Cathleen.saville@cbc.ca
416.205.7976