May 2011 Archives

It was damp but definitely not dreary as hundreds of Canucks fans gathered on our plaza yesterday to watch Game 1 of the Western Conference NHL Playoff finals.Vancouverites who IMG_3039.JPGbraved the rain were treated to a sizzling match-up between the victorious Canucks and opponents the San Jose Sharks. 

The street party kicked off with everyone swaying to the bumping beats of all-Canadian playlist from CBC Radio 3. Red jacketed ambassadors got everyone into the blue-green-white spirit by painting faces, foreheads, and even the top of someone's head! 

We'll be back Wednesday for game 2 starting at 4:00 pm. We hope to see you there!
Come to the CBC Vancouver outdoor plaza to watch EVERY Canucks playoff game on our 13' outdoor screen! We've partnered with the City of Vancouver to shut down Hamilton Street, Hockey Fan Zone April 15 057.jpgbetween Georgia and Robson, for every Canucks game so you can cheer on our home team with your family, friends, and colleagues! 

The hockey Fan Zone Street Party opens 2 hours before every game so we can all get in the spirit. Here's some of the exciting things you can expect: 

  • FREE face painting
  • FREE Go Canucks Go posters
  • Playoff Playlist tunes from CBC Radio 3
  • appearances by Peter Puck from Hockey Night in Canada
  • ...and some of the city's most diverse food cart vendors!
Come early so you can park your lawn chair in the best viewing spots! See you there!
Today marked the 18th annual McHappy Day in McDonald's Canada's history. CBC News Vancouver reporter Belle Puri and The Early Edition's Ann Luu were on-hand to lend their support to benefit the redevelopment of Ronald McDonald House British Columbia (RMHBC). Belle was hard at work at the coffee and juice station while Ann did her best to perfect her french fry orders throughout the lunch hour.

The support from McHappy Day is provided to RMHBC to function as the premier facility serving families with seriously ill children. It will become the second largest House program in a Canadian City in an effort to meet the growing demand for family accommodation near BC Children's Hospital.

Love Vancouver, Love Your Planet is a free outdoor festival, taking place on June 5th on the 
beautiful seawall in Vancouver's Olympic Village. Marked by UN-World Environment Day, the 
event promotes green and healthy living through fun and engaging activities that includes an 
open-air eco-craft market, vegetarian food vendors, live concerts and recycled art installations

A variety of community organizations will encourage and educate Vancouverites to help build a more sustainable future for the city in the festival's Eco-Stewardship Showcase featuring expert panels, interactive workshops and information sharing.

Get involved with the festival as a volunteer. Sustainable business, local artisans and NGO's are invited to participate in our Eco Fair.

DOXA, Western Canada's largest documentary film festival, explodes in 2011 with an exceptional lineup of films. There is something for everyone, from the rude rough world of skate 
punks to the rarified visions of Vancouver's photo-conceptualists.

DOXA kicks off the festival with an all ages show at Vancouver's legendary Vogue Theatre with Louder than a Bomb! The film follows four teams of Chicago-area high school students as they prepare and perform at the world's largest youth poetry slam. DOXA's closing film presents the visual majesty of the world's most ancient cave art in Werner Herzog's stunning 3D opus Cave of Forgotten Dreams

In honour of the City's 125th Anniversary, DOXA is very proud to present a special Spotlight on Vancouver. From vintage Vancouver images to the world premieres of new films about the city and its people, Spotlight on Vancouver creates a kaleidoscopic portrait of this place we call home.

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