CANADA AM’s Jeff Hutcheson and CTV MORNING LIVE Vancouver’s Marke Driesschen return to Northern France to Deliver Weather Forecasts, May 11-15

— May 8, 2015

– Back for a second year, CTV News’ morning programs showcase a luxurious tour of Northern France alongside travel partner Scenic, including chance to win an all-inclusive “Gems of the Seine River Cruise” –

CTV News’ morning programs CANADA AM and CTV MORNING LIVE Vancouver are heading to northern France next week, sharing the beauty of this region with viewers across Canada. Beginning this Monday, May 11, CANADA AM’s Jeff Hutcheson and CTV MORNING LIVE Vancouver weathercaster Marke Driesschen will head to the Seine River in northern France for a full week, delivering their regular daily weather updates live from one of the most spectacular destinations in the world. The special remote broadcast is part of a customized in-show integration for Scenic, an all-inclusive luxury cruise and tour company specializing in premier vacations. Now back for a second year, the partnership invites viewers to enjoy and marvel in the splendour and excitement of northern France by tuning in through the week and experiencing the “Gems of the Seine River Cruise”. As part of the partnership with Scenic, viewers will also be given the chance to win an 11-day, all-inclusive Seine River cruise to enjoy the rich history and art that define France’s famed waterways. Viewers can tune in each morning to CANADA AM and CTV MORNING LIVE Vancouver for more details and enter online at canadaam.ca/scenic or ctvvancouver.ca. “We are thrilled to return to France with Jeff and Marke, who will be delivering their weather updates from this stunning locale,” said Lis Travers, Vice-President and Executive Producer, CANADA AM. “Through this partnership with Scenic, our viewers not only get their morning weather report, they also get a taste of northern France – discovering the Eiffel Tower, Monet’s Gardens, the beaches at Normandy, and so much more. And with a chance to win the trip of a lifetime, next week promises to provide a very special experience.” “We are so pleased to once again partner with CANADA AM and CTV MORNING LIVE on this exciting activation,” said Lisa McCaskill, Vice-President Sales and Marketing Canada, Scenic Tours. “It’s a unique way for Canadians to experience a small piece of the Scenic experience and to enjoy the stunning routes we travel as part of this luxury tour.” Hutcheson and Driesschen will visit destinations across northern France including Paris, Rouen, Normandy, and Honfleur.

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About Scenic

Scenic offers award-winning, all-inclusive cruises and escorted tours throughout the world. Additional information on these and other cruises, brochures, and reservations can be obtained via travel agents, the company’s visitor-friendly website (www.scenic.ca), phone (844-788-7987), or e-mail (info@scenic.ca).

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