October 2010 Archives

VGH.JPGVGH & UBC Hospital Foundation is delighted to honour the dedicated and highly skilled teams of health care professionals at VGH, UBC Hospital, GF Strong Rehab Centre and Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute, and the visionary donors behind them, at our signature fundraising event, Night of a Thousand Stars Gala . The efforts of all of these important individuals, who are stars for all of us, combine to give British Columbians the Best of Health; an ideal worth celebrating.

The Night of a Thousand Stars Gala , which will take place on Friday, November 19th at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, is a black-tie event bringing together more than 600 medical, business and community leaders for an evening of relationship building, live and silent auction excitement, fine dining and dancing, all while demonstrating a public show of support for our hospitals.
artforlife.jpgBuild your art collection, have fun and support people living with life-threatening illnesses at the Art For Life Fine Art Auction - Saturday, November 13, 2010 at Vancouver's Five Sixty Club (560 Seymour St).

The 17th annual Art For Life Fine Art Auction and reception will showcase a collection of 90 artworks valued close to $200,000, donated by Vancouver's top artists and galleries. 100% of art sales will benefit Friends For Life.
Saturday, November 6
5:00 p.m. until late
W2 Storyeum Salon, 151 W. Cordova

Purchase tickets

remixology.jpgFresh Media ReMixology is an event series bringing people together to sample and share ideas in discussions lead by some of Vancouver's best and brightest media remixologists.

ReMixology 3 will feature Steve Pratt, Director of the CBC Radio 3 and CBC Radio Digital Programming. Steve will share his own experiences creating an innovative online platform for music in Canada. Additionally, the evening will consist of amazing local musicians, and an opportunity for media enthusiasts to socialize, network, and innovate!
Sinfonia will hold its annual musical fundraiser on Saturday, 30 October 2010, from 7 pm to 11 pm, at Mulgrave School in West Vancouver.

The event will include a complimentary glass of wine, beautiful hors d'oeuvres by Chef Gianni Philangeri, a silent and a live auction, chamber music, orchestral music, the opportunity to dance, and some surprises. Local jazz artists, Michael and Monique Creber, with the Creber Band, will be the featured artists for the later part of the evening.

Among the many items that will be auctioned on this occasion:
  • A week in an apartment in the 14th arrondissement in Paris
  • A week in Santorini, with breakfasts, 1 dinner and island tour
  • Your cocktail party for 25 hosted in a beautiful West Vancouver home
  • A 14kt gold ring with cultured pearl
  • 90 minutes of trio music by members of Sinfonia Orchestra

Top 13 high school solo singer/songwriters chosen through online votes and judge's picks

October 20, 2010 - CBC Radio One's On The Coast marks the first milestone for OTC Unplugged announcing its shortlist, drawn from an online poll and judge's wildcard votes. Over 8,500 unique votes were logged on the website.

The top 13 students are:

JJ Asuming-Tawiah, "Mr. Shy" - St. George's School, Vancouver
Asha Diaz, "Bus Stop" - Handsworth Secondary School, North Vancouver
Larissa Feng, "Love Maybe" - Point Grey Secondary School - Vancouver
Luke Wallace, "We Walk Slow," - Magee Secondary School, Vancouver
Glen Jackson, "Souls on Fire" - D.W. Poppy Secondary School, Langley
Kate Kurdyak, "Don't You Let Go" - Lord Byng Secondary School, Vancouver
Rob Walker, "All I Need" - Langley Education Centre, Langley
Brook Potter, "You Make Me Smile" - Chilliwack Secondary School, Chilliwack
Katie Green, "Running Shoes" - Lord Byng Secondary School, Vancouver
Sarah Houtman, "Back to the Start" - Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School, Vancouver
Kendall Wooding, "The Shelter" - Argyle Secondary School, North Vancouver
Roan Shankaruk, "The Compromise" - Vancouver Technical Secondary School, Vancouver
Sky Lambourne, "Outer Space" - Templeton Secondary School, Vancouver

"The response and support for this contest has been amazing," said Stephen Quinn, host of On The Coast. "CBC is pleased to be supporting the musical aspirations of these talented local students."

Songs from the shortlist will be featured on On The Coast over the next two weeks, while the judges deliberate on the Top 3. The Top 3 will be featured in a live performance during the show's broadcast on November 5, with the winner being announced at the end of the show.

The top three finalists will get Long & McQuade gift certificates and will play in an all-finalists show at Trees Organic Coffee House in Vancouver.

The winner will receive an all day recording session with a Juno-nominated CBC music producer, Jon Siddall, in one of CBC's state-of the art recording studios and the band will receive a radio-ready copy of their single, which will be featured nationally on CBC Radio 3 by host Lisa Christiansen. The winner will also receive a week at Gulf Islands Film and Television School to produce a music video.

For more information on OTC Unplugged, visit the website at http://www.cbc.ca/onthecoast/otcunplugged/ Follow us on Twitter at #otcunplugged and on Facebook at facebook.com/OTCUnplugged.

On The Coast is hosted by Stephen Quinn and can be heard on CBC Radio One weekdays from 3-6 pm on 88.1 FM and 690 AM in Metro Vancouver.

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For more information, contact:
Asifa Lalji, APR
CBC English Communications
Twitter - @CBCVancouver

breakoutwest_thumb.jpgFrom October 21 - 24, all things music and music business descend upon beautiful Kelowna, B.C. for the four day extravaganza known as Breakout West. The affair begins with a conference, mixed with a musical festival, and topped off by the Western Canadian Music Awards gala.

You can catch the CBC Radio crew recording and hanging out at various venues throughout Breakout West, in particular at Habitat and Streaming Cafe. On Friday, October 22, CBC Radio One's Daybreak South with Marion Barschel and All Points West's Jo-Ann Roberts will be coming to you live from these locations.

And for the first time, CBC Television will also be recording and televising the Western Canadian Music Awards gala live on Sunday, October 24. Be sure to watch as this weekend of musical fun and excitement unfolds.

Daybreak South also hosted the hottest ticket in town - a free floating concert on Okanagan Lake with The Zolas in celebration of BreakOut West from noon to 3 pm on October 20.


October 14, 2010 - More than 130 students auditioned over two days at the CBC Vancouver Broadcast Centre for a coveted spot as a 2010 News Day in B.C reporter and the final 30 have been chosen.

Students sat at the CBC news desk and were filmed as they pitched a story idea that was important to them. The final 30 were chosen based on creativity of their pitch, clarity of message and overall enthusiasm.

"As News Day in B.C. enters its third year, the ambition and enthusiasm of the students continues to grow," says Johnny Michel, managing director of CBC British Columbia. "It is amazing to hear the topics this generation feels compelled to shed light on."

The final 30 students are:
Tovi Borins, Magee Secondary School, Vancouver
Beth Bowers, Moscrop Secondary School, Burnaby
Viola Chen, Port Moody Secondary School, Port Moody
Carol Dou, Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School, Vancouver
Victoria Fawkes, Argyle Secondary School, Vancouver
Maria Fung, Little Flower Academy, Vancouver
Kelly Furey, St. Thomas More Collegiate, Burnaby
Calliandra Grekul, New Westminster Secondary School, New Westminster
Leslie Jahava, Langley Fine Arts School, Langley
Diyyinah Jamora, Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School, Vancouver
Shreya Khanna, Fleetwood Park Secondary School, Surrey
Chelsea Lee, Hugh Boyd Secondary School, Richmond
Juliette Levine, Mulgrave School, West Vancouver
Nancy Li, Seaquam Secondary School, Delta
Hobson Lin, Prince of Wales Secondary School, Vancouver
Zoe Luba, Seycove Secondary School, North Vancouver
Bronwyn McCarter, West Vancouver Secondary School, West Vancouver
Hafsa Mohamud, Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School, Vancouver
Baanu Murugiah, Sir Charles Tupper Secondary School, Vancouver
Shaaneabbas Nathu, Hugh Boyd Secondary School, Richmond
Haider Nayani, Port Moody Secondary School, Port Moody
Lisa Odland, Seycove Secondary School, North Vancouver
Miguel Ramos, St. Thomas More Collegiate, Burnaby
Douglas Scandrett, Elgin Park Secondary School, Surrey
Meghan Shields, Kitsilano Secondary School, Vancouver
Taryn Stikney, South Delta Secondary School, Delta
Laura Tsai, St. Johns School, Vancouver
Mamta Virk, John Oliver Secondary School, Vancouver
Xinia Wang, Richmond Secondary School, Richmond
Adam Zohar, Hugh Boyd Secondary School, Richmond     

Students will spend the next few weeks researching, writing, and putting together their stories for broadcast and print.

On November 18, stories will be heard on CBC Radio's The Early Edition, On The Coast and North by Northwest, seen on CBC News Vancouver at 5, 5:30 and 6, appear on cbc.ca/bc throughout the day and in The Vancouver Sun. On radio and tv, students will co-host segments, report on original stories as well as report on sports and weather.

For more information on News Day in B.C., visit the website at www.cbc.ca/bc/newsday, follow the hashtag #cbcnewsday on Twitter and join us on www.facebook.com/VancouverCBC.

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Media Contact:
Asifa Lalji
CBC English Communications
Twitter: @CBCVancouver

Thumbnail image for Dialogues_gen_web_0126.jpgAboriginal Land Development: Empowered or Too Much Power?

Wednesday, October 13, 2010
6:30 - 9:00 pm
Kay Meek Centre, Main Stage Theatre and Lobby

Urban reserve land has become incredibly valuable and many First Nations' leaders have realized the potential financial and economic benefit that this land presents. Will real estate become the financial engine of the First Nations economy? Should First Nations land development have to play by city development rules or should they have complete authority to do business on their own land? On October 13, 2010, take part in the UBC Dialogues: North Shore. Engage with leading experts from UBC and the community and learn more about Aboriginal land development.
UPDATE: The broadcast date for Sima Samar's lecture on CBC Radio One's Ideas with Paul Kennedy is on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011. It will also be released as a downloadable podcast on Monday, Jan 31, 2011.

The Laurier Institution in partnership with CBC and UBC Continuing Studies is proud to present a new annual event, the Human Rights Lecture, which aims to encourage dialogue, ideas and understanding about human rights issues.

Saturday, November 20, 2010
Keynote Speaker: Sima Samar
UBC Chan Centre

Click here for ticket information

Sima_Samar.jpg"How the West can support Human Rights in other parts of the world."

Afghan physician Sima Samar (born 1957) has been internationally recognized for her human rights activism, especially on behalf of Afghan women, when she was appointed one of five deputy prime ministers in Afghanistan's new government in December of 2001.

The appointment as women's affairs minister was the most senior position ever held by a woman in her country, and Samar's outspoken advocacy of women's rights incurred the wrath of many of her conservative male counterparts and countrymen, cutting her political career short. Undaunted, Samar continued her lifelong crusade by chairing the Independent Afghanistan Human Rights Commission.

New items have arrived at the CBC Shop just in time for the start of the fall season. To celebrate the return of one of our favourite sports, get yourself some new Hockey Night in Canada gear or indulge and sip coffee from a bling CBC travel mug.

The CBC Shop is located inside the CBC building at 700 Hamilton Street in downtown Vancouver.

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday
11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Phone: (604) 662-6105

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You'll always be in style with a CBC "bling bling" travel mug, $23.99 bling_mug.jpg

Boutique_02.JPGStay out of the rain with a CBC executive black umbrella. Exclusive to the CBC Shop! $14.99

On Wednesday, October 20 from 8 - 9 a.m. (PT), join us for CBC/Radio-Canada's 2010 Annual Public Meeting live online. For more information, watch the video below. To pre-register for the webcast, visit CBC/Radio-Canada.

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