November 2009 Archives

Celebrate the Festive Season with an evening of resplendent music! Early Music Vancouver presents its popular Holiday tradition, "Festive Bach Cantatas for Christmas", at 8pm on Wednesday, December 23rd at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at UBC. For this special occasion, sublime vocalists Suzie LeBlanc, Laura Pudwell, Colin Balzer and Sumner Thompson join forces with violin soloist Marc Destrub√© and the largest instrumental ensemble Early Music Vancouver has ever assembled for this annual extravaganza: 3 trumpets, 2 oboes, 2 flutes, bassoon, timpani, chamber organ and strings. 

Studio 40 was buzzing Friday night with the heart-stopping beats of the final three high school bands competing for the coveted title of Best High School Rock Band.

After a night of powerful performances and interviews, the judges made their decision and This Means Nothing in Mexico made the number one spot! 

Nathan Ma, lead guitarist and singer, Jonathan Heggen on bass and Joseph Taculod on drums, make up the band and were just thrilled with the win.

Families and friends cheered them on as well as the fantastic Oh No! Yoko and Childsplay. All three bands did B.C. proud that night.

If you missed the performance, you can catch it on video on demand here. And if you were at the show, let us know what you thought by posting a comment below.

That extraordinary energy in the CBC Vancouver Broadcast Centre yesterday was created by 30 student reporters from Metro Vancouver who were at CBC for the big reveal of their stories, and attend a gala celebration.

Picture 520.jpgStudents spent six weeks researching, writing, and packaging stories that mattered to them. From video game addiction to teen plastic surgery, these students worked hard and put together some amazing work.

CBC staff and mentors were blown away by the talented group and felt a strong sense of pride to be associated with the event.

Kids were beaming with their own sense of pride and belonging, as they are now part of the CBC family.

For more pictures behind the scenes, or to access the completed stories, click here.


It's easy to get to know CBC's Ian Hanomansing and Duncan McCue if you work in the Vancouver Broadcast Centre. Just a quick walk to the newsroom and you can usually find them... if they're not out chasing a news story, that is.

But for those of you who would like to get to know them a bit better, you can now catch a mini-bio on YouTube, along with other reporters for The National.

Ian Hanomansing's bio:

Duncan McCue's bio:


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Students take over the airwaves at CBC today to tell the stories that matter to them. Students from all over Metro Vancouver have been preparing for this for the last six weeks. They will be tackling tough issues such as the rise of plastic surgery in teens, kids helping kids in developing countries, extreme video game addiction and the new grading system implemented by the government.

Stories will be hear on The Early Edition, B.C. Almanac, On The Coast and on CBC News Vancouver at 5, 5:30 & 6 pm.

Listen to CBC Radio One online here

After weeks of researching, writing, filming, and preparing their stories, budding student news reporters from across Metro Vancouver are ready to take over the airwaves tomorrow - online, on radio and on television!  Thirty students have been out in the field gathering news and spending long hours at the CBC Vancouver Broadcast Centre with their mentors honing their skills and writing their scripts to tell their stories, their way. 

Starting at 5:30 am on Thursday, November 26, students will be heard on CBC News Vancouver at 5, 5:30 & 6 pm, as well as The Early Edition, B.C. Almanac, On The Coast and on throughout the day. 

You don't want to miss a moment!

To check out more about News Day in B.C., visit the News Day website.

Competition is heating up as the final three bands were announced yesterday on CBC Radio One's On The Coast for ROCK OTC - the search for the best high school rock band.

Host Stephen Quinn made the announcement during the show and fans of Oh No! Yoko (W.J. Mouat Secondary School in Abbotsford),Childsplay (King George Secondary School in Vancouver) and This Means Nothing In Mexico (St. Thomas Moore Collegiate in Burnaby) were quick to respond by calling, posting on Facebook and trying to get tickets to the show on Friday, November 27th. 

On The Coast will broadcast live from Studio 40 on Friday from 3-6 pm and via webcast on


Tickets for the National Broadcast Orchestra's January 8th Gala are available now. This Chan Centre debut performance is a benefit concert in support of the NBO's inaugural season. Tickets range from $25-$65 (plus handling and facility fee) and will be available through Ticketmaster (604-280-3311), on the web (, and in person at the Chan Centre Ticket Office. Gala Tickets are also available at $125, including a private post-concert reception and a partial donation receipt (estimated value $50 per ticket).

The CBC team in Victoria got together for some Chrsitmas cheer on Saturday, November 21st for the 35th Annual Island Farms Santa Claus Light Parade.

CBC entry 2009 santa claus parade.JPGWith 52 entries in the Parade and a crowd of approximately 50,000, the event continues to be one of Victoria's most popular events.

CBC santa claus parade.JPGThe CBC crew: Michael Tymchuk, Khalil Akhtar, Peter Hutchinson, Madeline Green and Jo-ann Roberts with assistance from Santa's CBC elves: Madeline Tymchuk, Brianna Grayson, Shelly Molloy and Julia Hall.

Hope you enjoy our new look and the new features we have introduced. Our goal is to be more interactive and to build an online community of CBC listeners, viewers and readers. Many of our features were suggested by you! We hope you find it a useful and interesting online experience.

This page brings together the strength of all our talent at CBC in B.C. Our reporters, producers, hosts and online team are all working together to bring you everything you need to enjoy your local CBC. You will get the inside track on CBC events, concerts, forums and special programs.
If you were wondering what that sound was coming from the CBC Vancouver Broadcast Centre on Friday November 6, it was 650 enthusiastic dancers filling three studios to help raise money for the United Way.

Top professional dancers and DJ's from Vancouver and Seattle donated their time and talents to the cause and the joint was jumping!  
The event raised $7068.50 towards CBC's United Way campaign.

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