CBC’s Cross Country Fun Hunt website open for entries

From a media release:


  • Website now open for entries
  • Kids have a chance to meet Jordan Francis and be on CBC Television

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 http://www.cbc.ca/kids/games/funhunt/ 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.

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 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!”

Actor, singer and dancer Jordan Francis is a triple threat whose previous credits include the role of young Simba in the Broadway version of The Lion King, starring roles in “Camp Rock,” “Camp Rock 2,” and “Connor Undercover,” and performances on the “Jonas Brothers World Tour.” Jordan also composes his own music.