August 2011 Archives

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This Labour Day weekend, bring your family and friends to support and cheer on for Team Red and Team White as they continue to play till 11:05am on Monday morning to break the record of playing over 243 hours of non-stop hockey for Cystic Fibrosis Canada. Celebrate with the teams in this history making event with live DJ music, CBC facepaint and prizes! 

Since the puck dropped August 26th at Burnaby's 8 Rinks, 40 courageous women from across Canada are still going strong on the ice with the goal to break the Guinness World Record for the Longest Game of Ice Hockey.

Vancouver, August 31, 2011- Fans of CBC Radio One 88.9FM in Kelowna will have a new morning show host and a new afternoon radio show focused on Kelowna and surrounding areas. A familiar voice to British Columbians, radio host and journalist Chris Walker will assume duties on Kelowna's morning radio program Daybreak South (6-8:37am, Monday to Friday) September 6. The following month, another CBC veteran, Rebecca Zandbergen, will introduce an all-new afternoon program, yet to be named, from 4-6pm weekdays.
"As we announced earlier this year, enhancing service to local communities is an integral part of our current five-year strategy, 'Everyone, Every Way'," says Johnny Michel, managing director for British Columbia. "Kelowna residents are closely engaged with their communities and we look forward to supporting that engagement in one of the province's most vibrant cities. We're excited to have such talented hosts like Chris and Rebecca join the team."
Walker has worked for CBC in Victoria and Prince George, where for three years he hosted the morning show for Northern B.C. He has also freelanced for the CBC from the Middle East, where he reported from Egypt, Israel and the Palestinian Territories. He's an enthusiastic gardener and amateur chef who also runs and plays field hockey. A native of Galiano Island, he holds a degree in American history from the University of Victoria and a graduate degree in journalism from Carleton University in Ottawa.
Zandbergen comes to Kelowna from CBC Ottawa, where she hosted programs such as Ottawa Morning, All In A Day, In Town and Out and Bandwidth. Elsewhere in the country, she's covered the Yukon legislature, bush fires in Alberta and the Halifax art scene. She also teaches journalism, most recently at Carleton University. She has filed radio documentaries from Rwanda and South Africa. She's an avid runner and enjoys travelling and blogging.
In addition to improving local service, the "Everyone, Every Way" strategic plan also focuses on enhancements to CBC's digital offer and its Canadian programming. More information is available 

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For additional information, please contact:
Asifa Lalji, APR
CBC English Communications
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Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Longest Hockey Game_poster.jpgThe roster of 40 women for the Longest Ice Hockey Game is set and they are ready for  the break-away hockey game to raise funds for  Cystic  Fibrosis Canada. Starting on August 26th the team will play a non-stop hockey game for over 10 days till September 5th at Burnaby 8 Rinks. They're playing in hopes to raise awareness and $400,000 in donations for Cystic Fibrosis Canada so that one day soon, CF can stand for "cure found"

It's not too late to be part of this history making event! If you are interested in getting involved as a volunteer to support the hockey game, please email You can show your support by donating to Cystic Fibrosis Canada at

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Get closer to the heart & soul of Latin American culture through Vancouver Latin American Film Festival! For the first time, the 9th Annual Vancouver Latin American Film Festival is featuring three competition sections for Best Short-Film, Best Documentary and feature-length films. This year, the festival is incorporating a panel of youths from post-secondary schools to present the Youth Choice award for a fiction film made by an emerging director. The film festival kicks off on September 1st!


For the full festival line up and to purchase tickets, please visit

Thumbnail image for 75th logo English_comm page slider_614wX250h.jpgCBC Radio-Canada is turning 75 on November 2, 2011 and we want you to celebrate with us through 75 days of specialty multi-platform programming! From documentaries to interactive websites dedicated to helping you explore the depths of your public broadcaster, you're invited to be a part of the anniversary celebrations.

It kicks off this weekend on Saturday, August 20 at 8 p.m. with a 2 hour CBC television special that we like to say was "co-produced with Canadians." Get ready for the documentary 1 Day

Earlier this year, we asked you to submit a video from your day on April 30th. We received thousands of submissions and our producers have compiled as much of the footage as possible to showcase a unique 24 hour snapshot of the diversity and beauty of our nation and our people. You'll also hear from some well-known Canadians who let us tag along their day. Be sure to check it out because Canadians play a starring role all the way!

To see a calendar of all anniversary-related programming and events, check out on Monday, August 22. 

It has been a lively summer here on CBC Vancouver's outdoor stage with the Musical Nooners delivering 40 free concerts in 40 days. Despite cooler days start the summer months, local and even some international musicians have heated up the stage with live concerts every weekday from 12 - 1 p.m. The lucky lunch time crowd has had the pleasure of enjoying exciting performances ranging from modern jazz, African fusion-pop, funky blues to indie pop and mariachi music.

There are only 2 weeks left in the Musical Nooners series with an outstanding line-up of bands including Vancouver's country rock singer Dustin Bentall who will be pairing up with fiddler and singer Kendel Carson; leader of the Juno Award-nominated group Silk Road Music Andre Thibault; and 2007 Canadian Idol top 3 finalist Carly Rae Jepsen.

Don't miss this roster of talented musicians and enjoy the rest of your summer lunch hours with a CBC Musical Nooner!

Mon, Aug 15 - Emily Taylor Adams
Tues, Aug 16 - Company B Jazz Band
Wed, Aug 17 - Dustin Bentall & Kendel Carson
Thurs, Aug 18 - Pacifika
Fri, Aug 19 - The Beladeans

Mon, Aug 22 - Carly Rae Jepsen
Tues, Aug 23 - Andre Thibault (Silk Road Music)
Wed, Aug 24 - Ranj Singh
Thurs, Aug 25 - David Vertesi
Fri, Aug 26 - The Crackling
If you are a CBC Radio One listener in the Abbotsford and Mission area, you will be pleased to hear that we have added a new and stronger FM frequency - 88.5 FM.

Abbotsford and Mission listeners can enjoy their favourite local CBC Radio One programs such as The Early Edition with Rick Cluff B.C. Almanac with Mark Forsythe, On The Coast with Stephen Quinn and North By Northwest with Sheryl MacKay, clearer than ever before.

The new signal is now on-air. If you would like to provide feedback or if you are having any trouble with the signal, give us a call  at 1-866-306-4636. We hope you enjoy listening to 88.5 FM!

For the full Metro Vancouver CBC Radio One schedule, click here
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Join the excitement and be part of a history making event as 40 courageous women aim to break the Guinness world record for the "Longest Ice Hockey Game" played ever. They're playing in hopes to raise over $400,000 for Cystic Fibrosis Canada so that one day soon, CF can stand for "cure found". The puck drops on August 26th at Burnaby 8 Rinks and the game will continue over 10 days non-stop until September 5th. That's over 243 hours of a single hockey game!

Show your support by becoming a volunteer for the Longest Game 4 CF! Here's what they're looking for: 

1. General Volunteers: A wide range of opportunities are available. General event support, laundry help, runners, information and guest services, raffle ticket facilitators, greeters, and so much more. There's something for everyone!

If you live or work in downtown Vancouver, your summer lunch hours are about to be a lot more fun. CBC Vancouver's Musical Nooners are back! From July 4th to August 26th, every 
nooners.JPGweek day this summer, you can expect an amazing FREE concert on our outdoor stage from noon to 1 pm. 

Our musical performance department has been hard at work booking some of the West Coast's favourite local and even international artists. From blues legends Jim Byrnes & Colin Linden to Juno Award-winning singer/songwriter Greg Sczebel to Dan Moxon of Bend Sinister...yes, you'll be treated to a free one-hour show from these brilliant artists.

Just grab your lunch and head down to the outdoor stage at 700 Hamilton Street. We'll see!

Calendar of Acts - July 2011 - more to be announced

Mon, July 4 - Aché Brasil
Tues, July 5 - The Sojourners
Wed, July 6 - The Matinée
Thurs, July 7 - Maria in the Shower
Fri, July 8 - T. Nile

Mon, July 11 - Dee Daniels
Tues, July 12 - Redgy Blackout
Wed, July 13 - Ti-Coca & Wanga-Nègès
Thurs, July 14 - Locarno
Fri, July 15 - Imaginary Cities

Mon, July 18 - Joe Trio
Tues, July 19 - Mélanie Boucher with Jennifer Hodge
Wed, July 20 - Wayne Lavallee
Thurs, July 21 - Greg Sczebel
Fri, July 22 - Fine Mist

Mon, July 25 - Oliver Swain
Tues, July 26 - Ganga Giri
Wed, July 27 - Jim Byrnes & Colin Linden
Thu, July 28 - Karen Flamenco
Fri, July 29 - Dan Moxon (Bend Sinister)

Tues, Aug 2 - Buffaloswans
Wed, Aug 3 - Steve Dawson and Shaun Verreault (Wide Mouth Mason)
Thurs, Aug 4 - Mariachi Los Dorados
Fri, Aug 5 - Louise Burns

Tues, Aug 9 - ZimbaMoto
Wed, Aug 10 - AJ Woodworth
Thurs, Aug 11 - Cousin Harley
Fri, Aug 12 - Sun Wizard

Mon, Aug 15 - Emily Taylor Adams
Tues, Aug 16 - Company B Jazz Band 
Thurs, Aug 18 - Pacifika 
Frid, Aug 19 - The Beladeans

Mon, Aug 22 - Carly Rae Jepsen 
Tues, Aug 23 - Andre Thibault (Silk Road Music)
Wed, Aug 24 - Ranj Singh 
Thurs, Aug 25 - David Vertesi 
Fri, Aug 26 - The Crackling 

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