RVDF 2019 Marathon - Now taking applications (Dec 16th deadline)

Hello everyone
The NCRA/ANREC is thrilled to be working with La Fondation canadienne pour le dialogue des cultures for the 50th anniversary of the Official Languages Act in Canada, as part of the Rendez-vous de Francophonie the annual celebration of Canada's membership in the Francophonie and promotes the French language and its numerous cultural expressions.
Learn more and hear some past stories at www.ncra.ca/rvf
The NCRA/ANREC is coordinating a marathon day of programming on March 20th, 2019. We will have up to 20 stations participating, airing up to 10 hours, 20 28-minute documentaries between 8am-10pm local time (you decide when to air them). 
Once again, participating stations will be asked to air other documentaries, as well as create their own on March 20th, along with at least 5 PSA's daily (between February 1st and the 21st of March). In return, each station will receive $1000 to run the program and an additional $500 to pay for an independent producer to create a show.  (Note a producer may donate their pay to the station, we ask that staff are not producing the show to keep with the spirit of volunteerism). 
NEW: Stations who wish to produce but not air can sign up ($500/station, $500 producer), stations who wish to air the marathon but not produce can sign up ($500). We will attempt to partner stations up. 
There are two themes which stations can produce around this year, please submit your plan/ideas below in the application process.  If you need assistance to connect to someone in your local area, we have contacts for every province for the two themes.  You can produce the show in any language
  1. 50 years of Language Duality (Celebrating the1969 Official Languages Act ).
  2. Bilingualism (The importance, history, stories of bilingualism in our country)
    e.g. profiling the work a youth is doing in the community connected to Francophone or bilingual cooperation.

Sign up here: https://goo.gl/forms/IfvyLMzP1Qce4hd82 by December 16th at Midnight
Note we are also offering $250 for a "host", someone who will fill in space between shows and link them together. This would require you to complete approximately 22 "cut-ins" between the 10th and 15th of March, to be included when we send out the finished shows to members to schedule. Express interest on the form. 
We are now accepting stations to sign-up for this special day.  Please fill out the form here with your interest. The due date for sign-up is end-of-day, Sunday, December 16th.  Notification of acceptance will be sent by Wednesday, Dec 19th 
Any additional questions, please contact barry@ncra.ca
Barry Rooke