April 2011 Archives

canadian_club.JPGOn May 18th, the 10th anniversary of the Maple Leaf Youth Awards will recognize outstanding youth who have contributed greatly to their communities. The program celebrates and rewards the exemplary achievements of four students in grades 10 through 12 in the categories of Academics, Arts, and Community Service. Join the Canadian Club of Vancouver to share your pride in Canada and commitment to the future leaders of our country. 

MC'ed by CBC Radio One The Early Edition's host Rick Cluff, this year's guest speaker is former team captain of the Vancouver Canucks Trevor Linden.  Trevor will be speaking about pride in Canada, leadership & good citizenship. 

To get your tickets, visit the Canadian Club of Vancouver's website here.

VAHMS is proud to present the 15th Annual explorASIAN Festival to Metro Vancouver in celebration of Asian Heritage Month in Canada.

There are a multitude of events and activities stretching 
throughout the month of May to enjoy. Head to the explorASIAN site for the calendar or events.

You can kick off Vancouver Asian Heritage Month on May 1st with a free public event on the CBC Outdoor Stage called Beat the Street. From 12pm - 4:30pm, Beat the Street will feature 4 groups that truly highlight the diversity of musical art forms within Vancouver's Asian communities. 

The 4 groups to be featured are: Tetsu Taiko (Japanese Drumming), Kathara Canada (Filipino Dance, Drumming and Martial Arts, Cheondoong Performing Arts (Korean Drumming), and a traditional Persian Ensemble. Also playing throughout the day will be Arabic/Turkish group Reyhan.

On Saturday, May 7 and Sunday, May 8th, Think City will be staging its fourth annual Think City Tours event throughout Metro Vancouver and tour registrations are now available.

Think City Tours are about providing a fun and informative way for residents to engage with the many rich stories of the people, nature, history, and culture of our communities.

These tours bring to life the stories that are literally at our footsteps. Last year, volunteer guides gave 42 tours on foot or by bike in Vancouver, Surrey, the University of British Columbia and White Rock, attracting 1,000-plus participants. Sign-up for your tour today!
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Take steps to help end global poverty at the 27th annual World Partnership Walk on Sunday, May 29th at 10:00 am Lumbermen's Arch, Stanley Park.
An initiative of Aga Khan Foundation Canada, the Walk is organized by volunteers in ten cities across Canada, and attracts thousands of Canadians united in a common effort to bring hope and renewal to some of the poorest communities in the world. The Walk has raised over $60 million and 100% funds raised go directly to international development programs. 

It's a family and dog friendly event with a 5 km walk, live entertainment, fun activities, great food and lots more! Registration is FREE. 

Go online now  to sign up, form a team, donate, volunteer and learn more. Connect with friends, family and co-workers - get on your walking shoes and take steps for positive global change! 
When you turn on your tap and clean, safe water comes out do you ever stop to think about how it gets there and who brought it to you? 

The BC Water & Waste Association and Province of BC have officially proclaimed May 1st - 7th, 2011 as Drinking Water Week. We invite you to celebrate this exciting week by taking time to think about your water and how you can conserve it-and protect the environment it returns to. 

Get to Know Your H20 - check out drinkingwaterweek.org for an array of activities and more information about our water. Take the one minute water challenge contest and enter to win great prizes!

georgeblog.jpgIf you didn't get a chance to join us at the live tapings of George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight earlier this week, check out some of the photos on our CBC Vancouver Facebook page

Our fabulous photographer captured all the best moments including George chatting it up with guests k-os, Hannah Georgas, Green Party leader Elizabeth May, rapper and actor Ice Cube, B.C. Premier Christy Clark, Stockwell Day, and CBC's Ian Hanomansing. You'll even see pictures from a special tweet-up where 145 lucky fans had the chance to watch an advance screening of iconic slasher flick, Scream 4.  Of course, there are also plenty of photos of George with the audience so be sure to tag the photos if you see yourself!
On May 13, 2011, the Vancouver Waldorf School will host the return of its annual fundraising gala and auction from 7pm to midnight. A Spring Soirée is inspired by the works of William Shakespeare and will feature a live and silent auction with fabulous items. Renowned and emerging artists from Vancouver will delight and entertain guests for a truly memorable evening. 

Thumbnail image for Spring Soiree Button.JPGProceeds from A Spring Soirée will provide crucial support to the Vancouver Waldorf School's operations, including the Tuition Adjustment Program. The School embraces a philosophy of inclusivity, offering tuition adjustment to many families who do not have the means to pay full tuition so their children may have the opportunity to receive a Waldorf Education. Funds from the evening will also help fund the twelfth grade end of year trip to Costa Rica. 

For more information regarding the Spring Soirée please call 604.689.1463 or visit www.vws.ca.

Get in the spirit of the hockey playoffs with CBC Vancouver's hockey FAN ZONE! We're cheering for the home team and we want you to join us. It's going to be a party!

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For 2 hours before every home game, come to the Fan Zone located at the corner of Georgia and Hamilton Street by the CBC Vancouver Broadcast Centre. We'll be celebrating with:

  • "Playoff Playlist" music by CBC Radio 3
  • free Canucks warrior face painting
  • free "Go Canucks Go" posters
  • leave a video message for the Canucks. Check out some of the videos HERE.
  • watch the game on the giant CBC outdoor screen
  • ...and appearances by Hockey Night in Canada's Peter Puck!

We can't wait to celebrate with you!


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H4H Key to Life3.jpgSet aside the evening of Saturday, April 30th for the third annual Health for Humanity's "Keys to Life" concert. Held at St Andrew's-Wesley United Church in Downtown Vancouver, the show will feature one of Canada's premiere pianists Robert Silverman.  He'll be joined by fellow pianist with Chris Gestrin and organist Michael Dirk. All sow proceeds will go directly to supporting Health 4 Humanity's medical work in Guatemala and the Phillipines. 

Health for Humanity sends multidisciplinary teams of volunteer health care professionals to Guatemala and the Philippines to provide surgery, health education and other health related services.

For tickets, visit h4h.ca.

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