|Time for Living|
|Written by||Vern Kennedy|
|Presented by||Ray St. Germain|
|Country of origin||Canada|
|No. of seasons||1|
|Executive producer||Len Starmer|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Original network||CBC Television|
|Original release||11 September –|
11 December 1969
Time for Living was a Canadian variety television series which aired on CBC Television in 1969.
This variety series included music and comedy that was intended for young adults. Host Ray St. Germain was joined by the comedy troupe The Society (originally called The Just Society). Show writer Alan Thicke was a member of The Society. Guests included musicians Lenny Breau and Beverly Glenn-Copeland, and comic Rosemary Radcliffe. Rick Wilkins was the show's musical director.
This half-hour series was broadcast Thursdays at 8:30 p.m. (Eastern) from 11 September until its final episode on 11 December 1969.
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