June 2010 Archives

van folk.JPGJuly 16 - 18, 2010
Jericho Beach Park

An event not to be missed, the Vancouver Folk Music Festival is an annual celebration of the finest in contemporary and traditional folk, roots and world music. Now in its 33rd year, the Festival is an internationally-renowned and respected event--considered one of the finest festivals in the world. Each year, 35,000+ revelers step outside of their everyday lives to experience three days of magic: to listen to fantastic music, experience new cultures and musical genres, discover the joy of watching artists collaborate in unique ways, spend time with family and friends and even to shop! For more information, visit the Vancouver Folk Music Festival's website. Sponsored in part by CBC.

missionfolkfest.JPGJuly 23 - 25, 2010
Fraser River Heritage Park

Staged in one of BC's loveliest parks, overlooking the Fraser River, the Mission Folk Music Festival presents, for its 22nd year, a festival now renowned for its mix of accessibility and easy-going comfort, affordability and small-town friendliness, shaded day stages and some of the finest folk, world, roots, blues and brilliantly "un-categorizable" music from across Canada and around the world. For more information visit their Mission Folk Music Festival's website. Sponsored in part by CBC.

CBC Vancouver's Soccer Mania continues to draw in huge crowds, and yesterday's concert with Delhi 2 Dublin was no exception.

Vancouverites eased their sorrows after the shocking elimination of Italy in the morning match, and celebrated the beautiful game with the heart thumping beats of Delhi 2 Dublin.

The band, with their unique fusion of bhangra, celtic, reggae and world rhythms, recorded a live outdoor concert for CBC Radio 2's Canada Live with close to 300 people in attendance.

Known for their unique ability to connect with their audience and get them on their feet, band members moved from the stage to the crowd dancing with fans. 

If you missed the concert, tune in to CBC Radio 2's Canada Live on July 9 (available on 105.7FM in Metro Vancouver).

D2D.JPGCBC Radio 2 presents Delhi 2 Dublin
June 24, 2010 at 4:30 pm
CBC Vancouver Broadcast Centre
Outdoor Stage, 700 Hamilton Street

Get your kicks with a free concert by Vancouver-based Delhi 2 Dublin as they celebrate the beautiful game. The five members of the band come from different backgrounds and different musical influences which creates a flow to their sets much like a DJ would for the dance floor.

Experience their energetic mash-up of Bhangra, Celtic, Dub Reggae, and Electronica with global rhythms and scorching club beats. Come down for some great music, a BBQ by the Bread Garden, and great prizes too!

This concert will move inside to Studio One in the event of inclement weather.

Father's Day is this Sunday and the CBC Shop in Vancouver has some of the best and brightest gifts for dad. All brand new for the month of June, CBC golf tees, balls, FIFA World Cup collectibles, and a wide array of DVDs are available to satisfy all gift desires. Scroll through the gallery below to see more items from the CBC Shop located inside the CBC Vancouver Broadcast Centre at 700 Hamilton Street.
Date: Sunday, July 11, 2010
Time: 8:30am - 2:30pm
Location: Lumbermen's Arch, Stanley Park

The 25th annual S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Walk with the Dragon is one of the largest fundraising events held in Vancouver. Each year over 13,000 individuals, including over 600 teams, show their support and participate in the 7-km panoramic Walk along the Stanley Park seawall.
This year, they hope to raise $400,000 for the development and continuance of essential S.U.C.C.E.S.S. social services and programs for our communities, particularly those for seniors, women, youths and families. You can pitch in by joining the walk and collecting pledges or pledging a friend. For more information, visit the S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation website. Sponsored in part by CBC.
The Idlers performed a live show on CBC Vancouver's outdoor stage at Soccer Mania on Tuesday, June 8 much to the delight of hundreds of fans and passers-by who bobbed away to the upbeat tunes. After the concert, everyone tried their luck at a game of foosball and the giant penalty kick station. Check out some of the photos from the event below!

House_Doc.jpgCBC's All Access and CBC Radio 2 present House of Doc in concert.

On Saturday, June 19th, come to CBC Vancouver's Broadcast Centre for a free concert and television taping of cutting edge roots band House of Doc.

In 2003 House of Doc began with superb 4-part vocals. When they added dazzling instrumental sounds covering everything from drums to piccolo, with detours along the way for bass recorder & bassoon, it was quickly apparent that House of Doc was so much more than a singing group.

Now they are moving on, taking the next step into anew musical incarnation.

Location: CBC Studio 40, 700 Hamilton St., Vancouver
Date: Saturday, June 19th, 2010,
Time: 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Get on the guest list! Send your name and seat requests to RSVP.Vancouver@cbc.ca.

The results are in! On Saturday night, June 5, the Association of Electronic Journalists revealed the best in electronic journalism for the B.C. region in 2009 and CBC Vancouver took home ten of the night's awards. Check out the list of awards below for just some of the amazing work produced by the team at CBC Vancouver. Congratulations to all winners!

The CBC Vancouver winners for television awards:

DAN MACARTHUR AWARD: Best TV In-depth/Investigative
"Disgraced Doctor" - Go Public - CBC's investigative team, Kathy Tomlinson and Enza Uda told the story of a doctor working in Quesnel, BC whose license had been suspended in the US just after he acquired a license to practice in Canada.  "Go Public" found a trail of malpractice lawsuits and the harrowing stories of former patients. 


News Day in BC - On November 26, 2009, producers Cathy Kearney and Mike Hennigar saw months of work come to fruition as student reporters took over the CBC airwaves to tell stories that matter most to them.  They reported on CBC News Vancouver, CBC Radio One's The Early Edition, B.C. Almanac, On The Coast, and on CBC.ca/BC.  The students tackled tough issues like video game addiction and the rise of plastic surgery amongst teens. 

B.C. Votes 2009 - Gloria Leung, Oliver Janousek, Charlie Cho, Mike Laanela, Meoni-Clement Poon, Anu Dawit-Kanna, Tim Richards, Jennifer Leask and Devon Goodsell provided comprehensive coverage of the B.C. election by including on-demand streaming of Radio and TV programming, as well as interactive features such as real-time live election results displayed in an interactive map and a live blog during the leaders' debate.

June8_Idlers.JPGDuring CBC's coverage of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa, the CBC Plaza will be the place to be for free concerts and activities to celebrate the beautiful game. Watch for special dates on Twitter @CBCVancouver.

June 8, 3:30 - 7 pm
5pm: CBC Radio 2 and Caravan World Rhythms present The Idlers
CBC Vancouver Broadcast Centre
700 Hamilton Street (W. Georgia St)

The CBC Plaza will be alive and kicking with soccer fun including a soccer shoot out, foosball tables, and free popcorn. Bread Garden will be hosting a special BBQ with proceeds going to local food banks. Plus, you could be on CBC News Vancouver!

IdlersColorultight.jpgThe Idlers

The Idlers combine elements of reggae, ska and afro-beat with their Atlantic disposition. The ten piece band hails from St. John's Newfoundland and they want everybody to get a taste of reggae/ska from The Rock!

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