From a media release:
Itâ€™s My Party!,Â a new TVOkids Original seriesÂ that takes viewers on a fascinating journey of discovery into different communities within Canada, premieres onÂ Tuesday, June 26 at 6 p.m. From Diwali to Hanukkah to Kwanzaa to Oshogatsu, Itâ€™s My Party! (13×22-minute episodes) offers a fresh take on the celebrations, exploring the origins and meaning behind different elements â€“ all from a childâ€™s perspective.
Hosted byÂ Emily AgardÂ (Gastroblast,Â Ride or Wrong), each episode pairs up two kids who have never met before: one is the party guide, and the other is the VIP guest. These twoÂ newfound friends jump in feet first into new cultural experiences, participating in challenges and games linked to the food, fashion and festivities of theÂ dynamic celebration. Each episode culminates in a lively performance.
TheÂ June 26Â premiere episode focusesÂ on the Punjabi winter celebrationÂ Lohri, where viewers are invited to experience bhangra dancing, Indian sweets and dhol drumming.
A companion game calledÂ Party Time!Â enables kids to explore, customize and design their own unique celebrations. Players can personalizeÂ and interpret their party by selecting and mix-matching cultural elements from the many events in the show.
The series is produced by Bristow Global Media, in association with TVO, with the financial participation of the Shaw Rocket Fundâ€‹ and the Canada Media Fund (CMF). Key executives include executive producers Julie Bristow, Marlo Miazga and Daniel BourrÃ© for Bristow Global Media, as well as Marney Malabar and Marianne Lambert for TVO. Distribution360 has partnered with Bristow Global Media on international distribution, also overseeing format rights worldwide.