January 2010 Archives


newbc1.jpgThe CBC toque session wraps up on February 26 with The British Columbians Unplugged and host Paolo Pietropaolo.


Vancouver area-based quartet The British Columbians are a breath of fresh air. Their music is an incomparably unique union of very diverse backgrounds that results in a mixture of old school blues-influenced stompy rock 'n' roll songs (heavy emphasis on the roll). It is their grassroots approach to making music for music's sake that is seeing them blossom as one of Canada's few truly authentic acts.


Get on the guest list: CanadaLiveInVancouver@cbc.ca


The third concert in this eclectic series is in CBC's Studio 40 on February 25 at 7 pm.


Bluebird North is a songwriters' showcase presented by the Songwriters Association of Canada. Every show features a different line-up of talented Canadian songwriters, who take turns sharing songs and stories in an informal, acoustic atmosphere. 


Host and performer Shari Ulrich welcomes Joel Kroeker, Ryan Guldemond, Adaline and Tariq Hussein to the song circle.


There's no purer expression of the songwriter's craft than a song circle. Join a group of amazing singer-songwriters in the round, taking turns communicating intimitely directly with their lucky audience.


Get on the guest list: CanadaLiveInVancouver@cbc.ca


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February 21 marks the second concert in this series which will soothe your soul.


Double-Juno nominee and multiple East Coast Music Award winner, Jill Barber, shatters the myth that says "they don't write songs like they used to". This Canadian chanteuse brings a 2010 sensibility to newly composed songs with a timeless, jazzy feel.


7 pm in CBC's Studio 40.


To get on the guest list, email CanadaLiveInVancouver@cbc.ca


Advocate or Activist: What is the best way to effect change?

UBC Dialogues: Vancouver
Thursday, March 11, 2010, 6:30 pm
Norman Rothstein Theatre
950 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver, BC

From debates and lobbyists to boycotts and protesters, political action takes many forms. Should athletes refuse to compete against athletes from politically contentious countries? Should we burn great books from authors whose religious beliefs we find repugnant? Should we restrict artists from presenting their work? Should we reject academics purely on the basis of their religious or political beliefs or the country they are from?

The West Coast LEAF 2010 Equality Breakfast will be held on Friday March 19, 2010 at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver from 7 - 9:30 a.m. The event commemorates International Women's Day and will feature Nobel Peace Prize winner Jody Williams as the keynote speaker.

Jody-Williams.jpgJody Williams received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997 for her work with the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, which shared the Peace Prize with her that year.  At that time, she became the 10th woman in its almost 100-year history to receive the Prize.  She is the recipient of fifteen honorary degrees and is the chair of the Nobel Women's Initiative.  In 2004 she was named by Forbes Magazine as one of the 100 most powerful women in the world.

West Coast LEAF's mission is to achieve equality by changing historic patterns of systemic discrimination against women through BC-based equality rights litigation, law reform and public legal education.


This year, the Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation's goal is to raise $230,000

events_gala2010.jpgRoyal Columbian Hospital Foundation presents its third annual fundraising gala, Shine, to support Royal Columbian Hospital (RCH).  On March 4, 2010, you're invited to join them at the brand new five-star Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel for a unique experience that will make a huge difference in our community.  Escape boundaries and come together with British Columbia's top business and community leaders to enjoy exquisite culinary expressions, welcoming hospitality and commanding entertainment.  

On February 6, come witness the energy and artistry that is C.R. Avery with his current band that includes a classically trained string quartet!  For the first of the concert series "Toque Sessions" presented by CBC Radio, Avery brings his acclaimed new show with the Legal Tender String Quartet to cr-avery.jpgspacious Studio 40. You'll also be treated to the sounds of opening act and songstress Sam Parton.

As your public broadcaster, CBC Radio takes its responsibility to Canadians seriously. Not only will we enrich your eardrums with entertaining and diverse musical acts we promise to keep your lobes nice and warm too. February is a hell of a month to be going out into the cold without protection, so every CBC Toque Sessions audience member will receive a piece of limited edition head gear to thwart the weather.

headline1.jpgCBC Radio One in Vancouver has dedicated the airways on January 19 to help support those on the ground in Haiti.

Come down to the CBC Vancouver Broadcast Centre at 700 Hamilton Street today, and catch your favorite CBC hosts as they broadcast live from the Bread Garden.

Didn't get what you want for Christmas? No fear, the CBC Shop is here to make your dreams come true.... if your dreams include a Hockey Night in Canada rug or a Coronation Street game.

2 GB USB.jpgCome on down to the CBC Shop, meet Andrew (he runs the shop in Vancouver) and check out some of the cool new items that just arrived.

Check out the 2G Gem USB Keys for $24.99. And for the environmentally coffee addict, you'll want the CBC Bio-Mug, made entirely with corn plastic, for only $9.99.

As we count down to the 2010 Winter Olympic Games on "Vancouver Welcomes the World" with host Rick Cluff, this week we focus on ice.  Listen this Saturday, January 9 at 8:30am on CBC Radio One where we'll give you the low-down on the our Canadian figure skating hopefuls and introduce you to the man with the "coolest" job at the Olympics.  Plus we'll meet the women, who literally helped build the Olympic village.  Join us for that and much more as we give you a behind the scenes look at the games!
Patspub.GIF"On the Coast" with host Stephen Quinn will be broadcasting live from Pat's Pub inside the Patricia Hotel on January 15 from 3 - 6pm. Join us as we explore the cultural profile of the Downtown Eastside, the neighborhood of Strathcona, and even historic Chinatown. Seating will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.

Stephen will be talking to "house historian" James Johnstone who will give periodic profiles of specific buildings in Strathcona - when they were built, who lived there, stories of the residents, and where they are now. Photographer Bev Davies will be on hand sharing her memories of how the neighbourhoods used to rock. In the 1970s and 80s, she captured images of old rock and roll venues, as well as the homes of rockers in the area.

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