VICTORIA PROGRAMMING RECEPTION

OCTOBER 21, 1980

The price of a drink is a short speech.

It is a real pleasure to welcome you all to this reception – it is a way of our saying thank you for the outstanding contribution that you have made to the success of the Channel 10 operation.

The occasion is the meeting of the Boards of Directors of both Premier and CCL in the West. As we promised we are holding the first meeting of the newly constituted CCL Board in Victoria tomorrow.

There are many other events over the next couple of days. They are all aimed at telling the people we serve that we meant what we said in the many commitments we made when these two Canadian companies were allowed to merge to form the world’s largest cable television organization.

In essence, we are really saying that we are going to make our systems ones of which we can all be very proud.

We are particularly proud of the Channel 10 operation in Victoria. Tomorrow I will be outlining at a breakfast meeting many of the achievements to which we can already point. In addition I will be outlining some of the new programmes we have underway including the establishment of a B.C. Parliamentary Bureau.

Our main reason for getting together, however, is so that we can all get to know you better and personally give you our congratulations on your forthcoming tenth anniversary.

The community channel of Victoria Cablevision was one of the first of its kind in Canada. Now we have a staff of 13 and broadcast over 2000 hours a year. This is a great success story. We plan to build on this base to make the operation one of the best in the country.

Our thanks to all of you. Have a great 10th anniversary.