December 2010 Archives

A new health movement designed for Canadians is launching on January 3rd and CBC Vancouver is throwing a registration party so we can all "LIVE RIGHT NOW".

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Monday, January 3, 2011
3 - 6:30 pm
955 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC

Kick start your New Year's resolutions by joining us at the Robert Lee YMCA on January 3rd where they'll be opening their doors to you for free. Register on-site for your Live Right Now online account and you'll be entered to receive a special CBC Vancouver prize pack. The YMCA will also be playing host to CBC News Vancouver's Sr. Meteorologist Claire Martin

From 3 - 4:30 pm, Claire, a trained runner, will be on-hand to share her favourite workout tips. Then, from 5 - 6:30 pm, she'll be doing that night's weather forecast for CBC News Vancouver live from the YMCA. Be sure to join Claire's "Climb It for Change" Group on Live Right Now -  she might be celebrating your success during a newscast!



Festivebachgcanatatas_rubens-madonna.jpgDon't miss Early Music Vancouver's popular Christmas tradition, continuing on December 22 at 8 p.m. with a programme that features some of J. S. Bach's grandest cantatas.

The concert will feature 4 stellar vocal soloists and Early Music Vancouver's Bach Cantata Project Players who will be directed from the keyboard by Alexander Weimann. The ensemble includes leading early music specialists from Vancouver and from across Canada and the USA.

Celebrate the Holiday Season with an evening of resplendent music!

For more detailed information about this concert click here.  
December 8, 2010 - The 24th annual CBC/Radio-Canada's Open House and Food Bank Day raised a record $444,680 for local food banks across B.C.
 
The day began on December 3rd at 5:30 am with CBC's The Early Edition kicking things off with special guests including George Stroumboulopoulos, host of George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight and Mayor Gregor Robertson who played tuba with business mogul Jim Pattison.
 
More than 5000 people toured the new Vancouver Broadcast Centre and interacted with hosts and reporters from CBC and Radio-Canada, toured the state-of-the-art integrated news room, radio studios for English and French productions, and tried their hand at being a news anchor in CBC's Studio 60. The evening ended on a high note with a free concert by Barney Bentall and The Grand Cariboo Opry.
 
"Once again, the community came out in full force," said Johnny Michel, managing director of CBC British Columbia. "Together, we raised much needed funds for some of British Columbia's most needy. This year, we had some incredible support from our network personalities who joined our local hosts and reporters for this fantastic event."
 
The National's chief correspondent, Peter Mansbridge, CBC Radio's Jian Ghomeshi, CBC TV's George Stroumboulopoulos and Jim Treliving joined forces with local personalities such as Tony Parsons and Gloria Macarenko, Claire Martin, Shane Foxman and Stephen Quinn for this full day of activity and fundraising.
 
Activity on twitter was strong with the designated event hashtag #cbcopenhouse trending in Canada for most of the day.
 
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December 3rd marked the 24th annual CBC Food Bank Day at CBC Vancouver. This was the second year we tied it in with our public open house and once again, the public came out OHFBDAfternoon 112.jpgby the thousands to tour our integrated newsroom, meet their favourite personalities and donate to food banks in BC.

We raised $445,680 during the action packed day! We had help of course with our local CBC personalities and special guests from the CBC Network: The National's Peter Mansbridge. CBC Radio's Q's Jian Ghomeshi and CBC Television's George Stroumboulopoulos and Jim Treliving. They did everything from interviews, to working the phone lines and meeting fans.

Jian kicked things off on December 2nd with a special Vancouver edition of Q. As you know, because you follow this blog regularly, Jian's show filled up in less than an hour. More than 300 excited fans watched the live recording of the show with special guests, Black Mountain and Sarah McLachlan.

Things just kept going up from there. We kicked things off on December 3rd bright and early with CBC Radio's The Early Edition with a memorable performance of Silent Night with Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson and Jim Pattison (see our Facebook page for the video).

The fun continued with extended versions of CBC Radio One's BC Almanac, On The Coast and All Points West, as well as CBC Radio 3 programs. We heard from local favourites The Zolas, Chor Leoni Men's Choir and many others. Hosts Stephen Quinn, Mark Forsythe, Grant Lawrence, and Jo-Ann Roberts kept the broadcasts exciting with lively interviews and some amazing incentive prizes to help with the fundraising. And our news team with Tony Parsons, Gloria Macarenko, Shane Foxman, Claire Martin and all our reporters and producers kept things exciting as people toured the studios.

We also had our first CBC Vancouver Tweetup with none other than @strombo. We had a great turnout and loved meeting our fellow tweeps, live and in person.

And of course, with your help, we helped raise a significant amount of money for food banks in BC. With every dollar translating to three dollars in food purchase for the food bank, the impact will be felt by many British Columbians in need!

Thanks to all of you who donated and thanks to those who volunteered and worked so hard to make this event successful!

Join us tomorrow, Friday, December 3 for one of the most exciting days of the year here for us at CBC Vancouver. It's CBC's Open House & Food Bank Day where we we open our doors iMeet CBC personalities at Open House Dayn support of food banks in B.C. and welcome you into our state-of-the-art broadcast centre.

This is the 24th year of the CBC British Columbia Food Bank Day where all our local and regional radio shows broadcast special programs to help inspire your generosity towards those who need the services that B.C. food banks provide. In tandem, we invite everyone to come to the CBC Broadcast Centre in downtown Vancouver on 700 Hamilton Street to see how we make radio, television and digital programming.

You can meet on-air personalities including Peter Mansbridge, George Stroumboulopoulos, Q's Jian Ghomeshi and your favourite local personalities including Tony Parsons and Gloria Macarenko. Tour the integrated newsroom and help your local food bank by making a donation. It's a day full of great entertainment, exciting activities and heartfelt generosity.

Food Bank Day kicks off 5:30 a.m. with CBC Radio One's The Early Edition. Our phone lines are open from 6:00 a.m to 9:00 p.m. to take your donation calls but we hope you can come downtown for a visit and donate in person.

The Open House runs from 8:00 a.m to 7:00 p.m. For more information, visit CBC's Open House & Food Bank Day page.


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