October 2011 Archives

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CBC is proud to sponsor the Angel Campaign at Vancouver General Hospital (VGH) this holiday season. The Angel Campaign helps fund critically-needed medical equipment and important research at VGH, UBC Hospital and GF Strong Rehab Centre.

Every year, generous donors make gifts supporting the hospitals and dedicate Angels to loved ones or special doctors, nurses or caregivers for the specialized care they provide to critically ill and injured patients from across BC. Thousands of dedicated Angels - each representing their own story - will be displayed on trees at the Winter Wonderland in the Diamond Family Courtyard at VGH in December.

Two campaign highlights will take place December 15th:

LIVE Radio Broadcast: tune-in to CBC Radio One's The Early Edition, with Rick Cluff from 5:30 - 8:30 am that day as the Early Edition team broadcasts live from VGH. You can also come by VGH to watch it all happen.

Angel Dedication Event: come to VGH at 11:30am and be part of an event honouring and celebrating the season and angels around us. CBC News Vancouver's Gloria Macarenko will be a part of the ceremony.

Please be a "Guardian Angel" and support the hospitals with a donation and Angel Dedication. 
Visit www.angelsatvgh.ca to dedicate an Angel and help decorate our tree.

RobertsonGregor150w.jpgAntonSuzanne150.jpgJoin Vancouver mayoral candidates Suzanne Anton (Non-Partisan Association) and Gregor Robertson (Vision Vancouver) as they debate the issues that matter most to Vancouverites. The 90 minute debate will take place on Wednesday November 9 at 7pm at CBC Studio 700

It will be broadcast live on CBC Radio One. The debate will be moderated by Rick Cluff, host of The Early Edition

The candidates will answer questions put to them by a panel which includes: CBC News Vancouver Anchor, Gloria Macarenko, On The Coast's Stephen Quinn, and Patrick Smith, SFU Professor, Urban Studies and Political Science. The candidates will also take questions from the audience. 

To reserve your seat for the event, email VancouverEvents@cbc.ca (limit 2 seats per reservation).
Us&Them_dress_0258.jpgVancouver's award-winning Headlines Theatre is celebrating the 30th Anniversary Season with an innovative and unique theatre production call Us and Them - exploring the question of how and why we create divisions between ourselves and 'others'. 
This play is a continuation of last year's project, Us and Them (the inquiry), in which Headlines Theatre hosted public inquires with various community members to understand the human motivations that lead to the creation of "the other".

Experience this grassroots, interactive physical theatre production at The Cultch till November 12, 2011. 

For more information and tickets, visit Headlines Theatre  
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This is your chance to learn more about the mandate and operations of CBC/Radio- Canada. Join the live webcast of the Annual Public Meeting on Wednesday, November 2, 2011 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm (PT) . 

During the Annual Public Meeting, senior executives of CBC/Radio-Canada will review highlights of 2010-2011 and provide an overview of the Corporation's direction for the current fiscal year and for the future. To mark the national public broadcaster's 75th Anniversary, this year's event will include a presentation by Foreign Correspondents, on the role they play as the eyes and ears of Canadians abroad.

Streamed live from the Canadian War Museum, you can join the meeting by webcast.
Register today for your chance to participate and ask your questions to the President and CEO, Chair of the Board, Chief Financial Officer and Foreign Correspondents. 
Register to join the Annual Public Meeting here 


Special programming is ramping up as we approach the big day on November 2 - CBC's official 75th anniversary CBC-TV, CBC Radio and CBC.CA are offering a range of special programming in the culmination of 75 Days of Programming to help mark the milestone throughout this week and on November 2nd including special guests, concerts and much more! 

THIS IS THAT: 75th Anniversary Special looks back on the great milestones of CBC starting with its radio broadcast and CBC's longest running radio drama "Canada Town" on Saturday, October 29th at 11am on CBC Radio One.

TEDxVancouver The Frontier.jpgOpen your mind, learn and be inspired at one of the most fascinating speaker events of the year. TEDxVancouver will be infusing the world-renowned TED platform and bringing together talented and accomplished individuals with innovative minds to spark deep discussion and connections. This year's theme is "The Frontier" and features an outstanding line-up of thought provoking talks by Lieutenant General Romeo Dallaire, social media expert & CEO of Hootsuite Ryan Holmes, and one of Fast Company's Top 100 Most Creative People in Business Shahrzad Rafati. Catch the presentation from artist and educator, Jer Thorp and Sean Aiken, the man who worked 52 jobs in 52 weeks.

Listen and learn from these Canadians as they give "the talk of their life" in 18 minutes or less as part of the TED tradition. Take part in this excitement at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts on November 12, 2011 by applying to attend at www.tedxvancouver.com
Friday, Oct. 28
CBC Vancouver - Studio 40
700 Hamilton Street
Show starts 7:30 PM. Doors at 6:30 PM
Rushline starts at 6:30 PM

CBC Radio 2 is pleased to present "Locarno Celebrates Saints and Souls". You can be a part of this FREE concert featuring the newly formed, Vancouver-based band, Locarno, as they recognize the important Mexican cultural heritage of El Día de los Muertos (The Day of the Dead). This colourful celebration will be animated by one of the most exciting new groups on the world music scene. 

Juno-award winning musician and band leader Tom Landa (of Los Paperboys) is excited about his new band. "I definitely wanted to make a record to pay tribute to my Mexican roots, and with Locarno I'm able to do that with a group of amazing musicians. We blend Mexican and Cuban songs, funky Latin stuff, hip hop, and folk into a sound that is fresh sounding while still being faithful to those Mexican roots."

Among the performers in Locarno is trumpeter Miguelito Valdes who has toured with the Buena Vista Social Club and bassist Darren Parris who has recording credits with Hedley, Frazey Ford, and Steve Dawson. It's clear Tom Landa and Locarno will have a winning show to share with their Vancouver fans. 

This is a FREE show but you must reserve seats to attend. Send an email to Rsvp.radio@cbc.ca with the number of tickets you'd like and put "Locarno" in the subject line.

Be part of the audience for an entertaining look at a typical day in the CBC Radio Victoria studio. 

On Saturday, October 22, Join On The Island host Gregor Cragie and All Points West host Jo-Ann Roberts on the talk of poli
tics with the Times at Langham Theatre.

Colonist's Les Leyne, Ann Mullens and author Wayne Johnston. Plus, comedy with Arthur Black and a performance by singer/songwriters Todd Butler and Helen Austin. Watch "a chef's cooking challenge" with Don Genova and enjoy a glorious display of vintage radios. 

Door prizes and much more! 
Don't miss out on this unique free event! 

Seating is limited so get on the guest list by emailing 
RSVP.Victoria@cbc.ca  CBC Radio One is heard on 90.5 FM in Victoria. 
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Chat, laugh, and get inspired at 2011 Vancouver International Writers & Readers Festival. Internationally renowned and undiscovered authors mingle with 14,000 readers of all ages in intimate, interactive and informal settings on Granville Island. The festival features a list of talented and award winning writers for their wonderful story telling including some of British Columbia's favourite authors. From comical, inspiring novels, suspenseful crime fiction stories to compelling and provocative non-fiction titles there's a novel for everyone!  Wrap up the festival on October 23rd by celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the Governor General's Award as previous award recipients share their personal stories in achieving the prestigious award.

Join this amazing festival from October 18-23. Get your tickets at www.writersfest.bc.ca/

Tosca Cafe.jpgThe Vancouver Playhouse Theatre presents the American Conservatory Theater of San Francisco's production of Tosca Cafe. Set to some of the best music ever made from Hendrix to Puccini, this imaginative work is gorgeously choreographed and achingly moving. Created and staged by Carey Perloff and Val Caniparoli, this radically original fusion of movement and theatre conjures a world in which love, betrayal, and hope emerge from the shadows and disappear with the clink of a glass. Diverse characters, sensual movement, mesmerizing drama and amazing music - all in one show playing from October 8th - October 29th, 2011!  Get your tickets at www.gvpta.ca 
Adam Gopnik.jpgCBC Massey Lectures celebrates its 50th Anniversary with best selling author, essayist, cultural observer, and famed New Yorker contributor Adam Gopnik.

His subject is winter - the season, the space, the cycle. Gopnik takes us on an intimate tour of the artists, poets, composers, writers, explorers, scientists, and thinkers, who helped shape a new and modern idea of winter. A stunningly beautiful meditation buoyed by Gopnik's trademark gentle wit, Winter is at once an enchanting homage to an idea of a season and a captivating journey through the modern imagination

The lecture in Vancouver will be the fourth in the five-part series. Presented by CBC Radio One and UBC, Gopnik will be sharing his stories on "Recreational Winter - The Season at Speed" at the Chan Centre on October 23 at 8pm.  For more information, visit: www.cbc.ca/ideas
Sook-Yin-590x296.jpgOn the 19th and 20th of October, you're invited to CBC Studio 40 for an unforgettable evening with CBC Radio One DNTO's Sook-Yin Lee and her guest raconteurs.
On Wednesday, October 19, story spinners Charlie Demers, Tetsuro Shigematsu, Ivan E. Coyote, Deb Williams and Grant Lawrence will make you laugh, and maybe cry with their stories on "Unexpected Gifts", but our musical guest, Shad, will make you dance in your seat. To reserve that seat, email for a ticket at DNTOinVancouver@cbc.ca
and include the date of the show. Doors open at 7 p.m.. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. sharp. 
You can also reserve a seat for the Thursday, October 20th extravaganza featuring "Hidden Talent or Secret Superpower" stories from Morgan Brayton, Sam Mullins, Sarah Hyde, J.J. Lee, and Andrew Westoll. BONUS: a sneak preview of songs from Kathryn Calder of The New Pornographers fame's soon to be released new album: Bright and Vivid. Showtime is at 7:30 p.m. and doors open at 7.  Did we mention tickets are free? Get on that.
DNTOinVancouver@cbc.ca and be sure to let us know the date of the show you want to attend. If you can't make it, this special DNTO from Vancouver will air on CBC Radio One on October 29th at 1:30 p.m.

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