From a media release:
HOW SMART ARE YOU, CANADA? PLAY ALONG WITH CANADAâ€™S SMARTEST PERSON SUNDAY, MARCH 18 AT 8 P.M. ON CBC-TV
- Show your smarts as you play along in real time with the CANADAâ€™S SMARTEST PERSON App, available now on the App Store for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch users
Viewers can go head-to-head with some of the countryâ€™s top minds, playing online in real time when CANADAâ€™S SMARTEST PERSON airs on CBC Television on Sunday, March 18 at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT).
Hosted by award-winning comedian and star of CBC Televisionâ€™s MR. D., Gerry Dee, CANADAâ€™S SMARTEST PERSON is a groundbreaking two-hour television special that will reveal that there is more to intelligence than having a high IQ score or being a whiz at math or trivia.
Want to know how you measure up against the competitors? The CANADAâ€™S SMARTEST PERSON App is available for free from the App Store on iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. Viewers can also experience CANADAâ€™S SMARTEST PERSON online at www.cbc.ca/smartestperson.
Drawing on the Theory of Multiple Intelligences, this unique play-along experience allows viewers to test their own wits during the broadcast. Viewers can see how they compare to the four participants in studio competing for the title of CANADAâ€™S SMARTEST PERSON, as well as family members and friends.
Airing on Sunday, March 18 at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT), CANADAâ€™S SMARTEST PERSON will feature Hamilton Tiger Cats offensive linesman, Peter Dyskowski; high school science teacher, Dr. Marshall Carroll; 23-year-old student and gamer, Laura Suen; and spoken word poet, Greg Frankson participating in a series of fun and spectacular challenges aimed at testing six areas of the Theory of Multiple Intelligences. The person who proves that they have the most versatile smarts will earn the title of CANADA’S SMARTEST PERSON.
CANADA’S SMARTEST PERSON will also feature a lineup of special guest appearances by Arlene Dickinson (DRAGONSâ€™ DEN), comedians Naomi Sniekus and Matt Baram, and more!
CANADA’S SMARTEST PERSON viewers can prepare for the broadcast by taking a “How Are You Smart?” Facebook test designed to identify primary and secondary intelligence strengths. Users can share their “intelligence identity” on social media platforms and invite others to take the test as well. ‘Like’ the show at Facebook.com/canadassmartestperson or follow us on Twitter for more information.