May 2010 Archives

As a part of Asian Heritage Month, The Early Edition will be broadcasting live from Abbotsford this Friday, May 28 from 5:30 - 8:30 am. Abbotsford currently has the highest Abbotsford_TEE.JPGpercentage of South Asians in any metropolitan area in Canada and host Rick Cluff and his team will be taking a look at the stories that have shaped this community and the issues they face today.

Be sure to come down to the Abbotsford Recreation Centre located at 2499 McMillan Road and bring your questions as Rick will be joined by special guests:

-Bob Rich, chief of the Abbotsford Police Department
-Dave Loewen, deputy mayor of Abbotsford
-Randy Hawes, MLA for Abbotsford-Mission

Be there early because the first 50 audience members at the live broadcast will receive a free day pass to the Recreation Centre. Plus, free coffee and muffins will be provided. We hope to see you there!

This year the team from CBC in Victoria went green at the annual Victoria Day Parade on May 24, 2010. They chose to ride their carefully adorned bicycles instead of driving the usual decorated CBC vehicles. Check out photos of On the Island's Gregor Craigie and Michael Tymchuk getting ready to cycle before an enthusiastic parade crowd estimated at more than 60,000 people!

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In celebration of the 2010 FIFA World Cup coming this summer, CBC is going on the road with CBC Soccer Nation, a soccer festival that will be visiting Vancouver on May 22 and 23 from soccer nation.JPG10am - 5pm at Granville Square, 200 Granville Street.

The FREE CBC Soccer Nation event features a centre soccer pitch where you can test your soccer skills and watch freestylers showcase their talents. An interactive CBC Zone will let you be the sports broadcaster and get behind a desk to call a famous World Cup moment. Experience the history of soccer through visuals, memorabilia, and interesting facts. Throughout the Sponsor Zones, take part in exciting & interactive soccer experiences for a chance to score great prizes!

Come catch the action and celebrate the game of soccer with CBC and our partners. It promises to be a full day of fun for the whole family!

The month of May is Asian Heritage Month. This month is an opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the rich history of Asian Canadians and their contributions to our country. CBC AHM.JPGVancouver has numerous festivities lined up all month to so be sure to tune in.

Starting with The Early Edition on CBC Radio One, host Rick Cluff and his team will be doing a special live show on May 28 at the Abbotsford Recreation Centre from 5:30 - 8:30 am. Abbotsford currently has the highest percentage of South Asians in any metropolitan area in Canada, so we'll be taking a look at a the stories that have shaped the community and the issues they face today. Singer, songwriter and Abbotsford native Adaline will be doing a live musical performance and sharing how she's come a long way to become one of Vancouver's top indie performers.

A happy and smiling Ronald McDonald welcomed CBC News Vancouver reporters Belle Puri and Bob Nixon yesterday to help out in the kitchen for McHappy Day. This annual fundraiser by McDonald's Restaurants benefits charities who are helping children in need. 

Click through for more photos of Belle and Bob's day at McDonald's at Library Square!

Photo by Norman Rechlin
Get your jerseys back on and bring your hockey spirit to the CBC Vancouver outdoor plaza this Friday, May 7th.
HNIC_4col_R.jpgThe fun kicks off at 3 pm with a live broadcast with Stephen Quinn host of CBC Radio One's On The Coast which will feature special musical guests Rude City Riot, Chef Angus An doing a live food demonstration, and Juno-winning recording artist Shari Ulrich. The CBC News Vancouver team with Tony Parsons, Gloria Macarenko, Claire Martin, and Shane Foxman will also be roaming our plaza to say hello.
And yes, the games are back! Win some great prizes while testing your slap shot or dueling on the bubble hockey tables. We'll have some special guests on the plaza including Peter Puck, hockey playing stilt walkers, Cosmo the Clown, and more. And if that weren't enough, enjoy the Bread Garden BBQ on their outdoor patio with proceeds going to CBC's Food Bank Day.
When you're done playing and eating, hang out and watch the Canucks vs Blackhawks on the large outdoor screen. If you are jersey-less, pick up a Hockey Night in Canada jersey at the CBC Shop for only $25.... all the cool kids will be wearing them!
Tell your friends and family to come on down and join the fun! See you there!

logo.pngWhile our cherry blossoms are still a memory you are invited to write your haiku with fresh inspiration. Next spring, the conductor of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra will read winning haiku that will be featured on SkyTrains and buses all over Metro Vancouver in five categories: (Youth, BC, Canada, United States, and International). Poems will be published on the Festival website and in the Haiku Canada Review, Rice Paper, the Haiku Society of America Newsletter and celebrated throughout the 2011 Festival. So start planning now to submit your cherry blossom haiku by the May 31, 2010 deadline.

Please visit the festival website for haiku tips and to view past winning haiku.

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