Starting yesterday, Canadian kids aged 16 and under have the chance to showcase themselves and their towns or neighbourhoods in an interactive and real-life journey celebrating the youth, culture and geography of this country, for the new CBC television and interactive series “Cross Country Fun Hunt.”
Kids can log onto the Cross Country Fun Hunt site and upload cool photos and homemade videos about themselves and where they live.
Then, beginning in early July, Canadian teen heartthrob Jordan Francis (“Camp Rock 2,” “Connor Undercover”) and the “Cross Country Fun Hunt” crew hit the road for the ultimate cross-Canada-road-trip stopping to visit several of the destinations kids have put on the map. Kids will show Jordan all the fun things they do in their hometowns. Produced by Apartment 11 Productions, “Cross-Country Fun-Hunt” airs on CBC’s school aged programming block on Saturdays this fall.
“I’m really excited to get a chance to take that epic cross-Canada road trip everyone dreams about,” says Jordan Francis, host, “Cross Country Fun Hunt,” “and being able to get awesome kids to plug in online and then actually get to hang out with them in every corner of the country, is the icing on the cake!”
“Canadian kids everywhere and their communities can participate in this summer road trip in the most interactive way possible,” says Jonathan Finkelstein, Executive Producer, Apartment 11 Productions. “They’ll experience this country like they never have before.”
As a kid, what do you love the most about your place? What everyday fun do you and your friends have that you think is special to where you live? Is there a super fun or unique activity people do in your town? An amazing natural wonder? Or is it home to a restaurant which creates a special local dish?
Kids can go online at the Cross Country Fun Hunt Games page to create custom profiles and nominate these fun destinations! Kids can put their destinations on the map with a short video and/or photos of themselves and the friends they want to do these fun activities with. On top of that, they will be able to check out and browse all of the videos and creative content uploaded by other kids all across the country.
When the road trip begins this summer, kids can get in the virtual driver’s seat and vote online to help Jordan decide which places to visit as he heads across the country, watching webisodes of the epic adventure unfold day by day. Each destination will be a dot on the interactive “Cross Country Fun Hunt” virtual map which will be open for all to explore. Kids won’t miss a beat as they follow Jordan’s van on the map in real time via GPS tracking. In the fall, Jordan’s epic “Cross Country Fun Hunt” will be turned into a CBC television series which will end with an awesome grand finale concert with Jordan and his friends in the neighbourhood or town that gets voted “the funnest place in Canada!”