Milestone-Nomination:First television broadcast in Western Canada

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Docket Number: 2009-10

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In the space below the line, please enter your proposed citation in English, with title and text. Text absolutely limited to 70 words; 60 is preferable for aesthetic reasons. NOTE: The IEEE History Committee shall have final determination on the wording of the citation

On 16 December 1953, the first television broadcast in Western Canada was transmitted from this site by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's CBUT Channel 2.  The engineering experience gained here was instrumental in the subsequent establishment of the over 1000 public and private television broadcasting sites that serve Western Canada today.

The plaque will be installed near the main gate of the CBC Broadcasting Site on Mount Seymour.

Lat: 49°21′13″N Lon: 122°57′24″W

The plaque will be installed on a wall near the main gate. CBC conducts frequent tours for students and the public.  All tours include a stop at this location.

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