April 2010 Archives

On May 30 in Vancouver, join thousands of other Canadians who have committed to taking a few small steps to fight global poverty. The World Partnership Walk is Canada's largest annual event 2010_Van_3.jpgdedicated to increasing awareness and raising funds to fight global poverty. This year's 5K Walk in Vancouver will take place at Lumberman's Arch in Stanley Park.

All funds raised by the World Partnership Walk (100%) go directly to international development initiatives supported by Aga Khan Foundation Canada - not one cent is spent on administration. These funds support meaningful projects identified and implemented by local communities - projects that revitalize a rural economy, ensure clean water and sanitation, strengthen community-based organizations and educate new generations of girls and women. Funds raised by the Walk also help AKFC to leverage additional support from major donors like the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).

Last Friday's first ever "Hockey Night on Hamilton Street" was a winner despite the damp weather. While the Vancouver Canucks swept the L.A. Kings on the scoreboard, fans
Radio.jpggathered at CBC Vancouver's outdoor plaza to watch live broadcasts of favourite radio and tv programs including both of the day's games on Hockey Night in Canada. Adding to the fun of seeing CBC hosts in action, everyone had the chance enjoy live music, munch on buttery popcorn while playing hockey themed carnival games all afternoon.

Stephen Quinn of CBC Radio One's On The Coast donned his Canucks jersey loud and proud while he chatted up one of the Green Men. The team from On The Coast team then went on to boldly challenge Mayor Gregor Robertson to a shoot out against the live goalie at our inflatable hockey area.

From 4 - 5p.m., everyone was treated to a special meet and greet opportunity with CBC News Vancouver's Tony Parsons, Gloria Macarenko, Shane Foxman and Ann Luu. Immediately, the cameras started flashing and everyone who lined up got their chance to say hi to the team and get autographs.

If you want in on the next Hockey Night on Hamilton Street, just stay tuned  to CBC Radio and Television! In the meantime, check out some of the photos from last week.

blood-services.jpgCanadian Blood Services invites you to join in May 6 from 11:30am - 5pm for a blood donor drive at CBC Vancouver inside Studio 41. Walk-ins are welcome but appointments are preferred so book today by calling 1-888-2-DONATE. Because sharing a little means a lot.

The YWCA Vancouver Women of Distinction Awards has revealed a new category where you can vote online for your favourite woman of distinction.

WOD_logo.jpgThe "Connecting the Community" award will be given to the nominee with the most online votes and $10,000 will be donated to the YWCA program area of her choice. As a voter, you can also enter to win a prize package of two tickets to the Awards and a two-night stay at the YWCA Hotel.

Voting ends Friday, May 28, so get your vote in today. Visit the YWCA's website here. Awards sponsored in part by CBC.

Hockey fans, if you've been hit by playoff fever then you need to come to CBC Vancouver's outdoor plaza this Friday, April 23 for "Hockey Night on Hamilton Street"!

Thumbnail image for HNIC_4col_R.jpgStarting at 3 p.m., we'll be hosting a party on our plaza while broadcasting the hockey playoff games on our jumbo outdoor screen so you can cheer on your favourite team with fellow fans. From 3 - 6 p.m., CBC Radio One's On The Coast with Stephen Quinn will be doing the show live from the outdoor stage which will be followed by be a live broadcast of CBC News Vancouver after the first game. This is your chance to meet the CBC "home team" because we'll be hosting meet and greets with Tony Parsons, Gloria Macarenko, Shane Foxman, Ann Luu, and The Early Edition's Rick Cluff!

To add to the fun, those curious Green Guys that you've seen hanging out behind the Canucks penalty box and popular anthem singer Mark Donnelly will be there. You can test your slap shot skills against a live goalie in our inflatable hockey shoot out area, then challenge your fiercest opponent to a game on the bubble hockey tables. We'll be giving away Hockey Night in Canada and CBC prizes throughout the event so stay for the night!

CBC Vancouver is located at 700 Hamilton Street. We hope to see you this Friday from 3 - 10 p.m. at "Hockey Night on Hamilton Street"!

For updates on this fun event, visit this blog often and follow us on Twitter @CBCVancouver, hashtag "#cbcplaza".

janewalk4.jpgFor the third straight year, celebrate the legacy of urban activist and writer Jane Jacobs with a series of free walking tours given in Vancouver neighbourhoods on May 1 and 2. The walks are always greeted with overwhelming enthusiasm on the part of Vancouverites, with many people attending multiple walks over the two-day event.

The goal of Jane's Walk is to raise urban literacy and build strong, connected communities by offering a pedestrian-focused event that combines insights into civic history, planning, design and citizen engagement with the simple act of walking and observing.
In 2009, nearly 750 people took part in 27 walks. Each walk is hosted by a citizen who donates their time to bring stories, history and awareness to their place in our city.

For more information about Jane's Walk, click HERE.
Sponsored in part by CBC

NewSpiritA.JPG On Friday, May 7, come to CBC Vancouver's Broadcast Centre to celebrate the very best from British Columbia's contemporary Aboriginal music scene. Starting at 7 p.m., audiences in Studio 40 will move to the swaggering beats of hard driving rockers Bitterly Divine, hip-hop star Inez, blues/rock musicians Jason Burnstick and George Leach, and folk artist Ry Moran. For one night only, these stellar musicians will all appear on the same stage.
The concert will be hosted by CBC Radio 3's Lisa Christiansen and Suzette Amaya, host of CBC Radio 3's new podcast, Ab-Originals.
vibc.jpgExperience the sights and sounds of Bhangra when the streets come alive from April 29 - May 8 during the City of Bhangra Festival. The festival, organized by the Vancouver International Bhangra Celebration (VIBC) Society, encourages cultural exploration and community participation through a diverse series of events highlighting the Northern Indian art form of Bhangra. The festival line-up includes a Spanish infused Bhangra mash-up led by Sal Ferreras in rePercussion, Bhangra inspired panel discussions, free outdoor concerts on the ground of the Vancouver Art Gallery at Downtown Bhangra and the grand finale Coast Capital Bhangra Competition. For more info visit VIBC.

Simon Fraser University is pleased to announce the 2010 Distinguished Community Leadership Award recipients Carole Taylor and Art Phillips.

The SFU President's Distinguished Community Leadership Award recognizes people who make a difference to our community. Carole Taylor and Art Phillips have dedicated many years to serving our community through political leadership after having achieved tremendous personal success in the private sector. Carole was a leading CTV journalist and Chair of the CBC before she was elected to the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia and appointed Minister of Finance in 2005.

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