November 2011 Archives

WHAT:
CBC Victoria's 25th Annual Food Bank Day

WHEN:
December 2 - 5:30 - 8:30 am

WHERE:
CBC Victoria, 1025 Pandora Avenue. Victoria, BC


WHO:
Come down to CBC Victoria to watch a special live broadcast of On The Island with host Gregor Craigie. The show includes local stories and contests with wonderful prizes to help raise money for the Food Bank.
Volunteers will be onsite accepting donations.

For more information:
CBC/Radio-Canada in BC, has raised more than $3 million for British Columbia food banks. For more information and to make a donation, visit  http://www.cbc.ca/bc/features/openhouse-foodbank/
 

Follow @CBC_Victoria on Twitter.

CBC Radio One can be heard on 90.5 FM in Victoria

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Media Contact:
Asifa Lalji, APR
CBC English Communications
604.662.6464
asifa.lalji@cbc.ca
Twitter: @CBCVancouver



 

2011_CBC_OHFBD_OneSheet_B.jpgFriday, December 2, 2011 marks the 25th Anniversary of CBC/Radio-Canada's Food Bank Day at CBC Vancouver Broadcast Centre. We're inviting you to join us for a full day of fun including newsroom tours, live broadcasts and the opportunity to meet CBC personalities including Tony Parsons, Gloria Macarenko, Rick Cluff, Stephen Quinn, CBC's George Stroumboulopoulos and Hockey Night in Canada's Scott Russell.

Be part of the audience for special live broadcasts in Studio 700. The day starts off with Rick Cluff, host of The Early Edition, followed by a CBC Radio 3 show. Enjoy the special joint broadcasts of BC Almanac and North by Northwest, On The Coast and All Points West, as the shows continue the live experience throughout the day.  Special guests and performers include Richard Brodeur, Wally Buono, Hannah Georgas, Jill Barber, Randy Bachman and 54/40. The evening ends with CBC News Vancouver at 5, 5:30 and 6 pm live from the news set.

For the full schedule of  live broadcast and special performances, please visit www.cbc.ca/bc/features/openhouse-foodbank/broadcasts-events.html

Join the free newsroom tour of the state-of the-art integrated newsroom starting at 8am.Meet CBC Hosts and reporters, learn how we make radio, television and digital programming. You'll also get a chance to try being a weather presenter!

For more information on how to donate, please visit CBC British Columbia's 25th Annual Food Bank Day & Open House. 

November 23, 2011 - December 2 marks the 25th anniversary of CBC/Radio-Canada's Food Bank Day. The Vancouver Broadcast Centre on 700 Hamilton Street will be open to the public all day for tours, live broadcasts and the opportunity to meet CBC personalities including Tony Parsons, Gloria Macarenko, Rick Cluff and Stephen Quinn. CBC's George Stroumboulopoulos is back again to help raise funds for food banks in British Columbia. Hockey Night in Canada's Scott Russell will also be on site taking pledges and meeting the public.

"This is a very special year for us as we mark 25 years of raising funds for food banks in the province," says Johnny Michel, managing director of CBC British Columbia. "The need continues to grow and we are pleased to have so many of our local and network stars support this cause once again. We hope the public will come down and show their support as well."

Rick Cluff, host of The Early Edition, starts off the day with a live broadcast at 5:30 am followed by CBC Radio 3. Special joint broadcasts of BC Almanac and North by Northwest, On The Coast and All Points West, will continue the live experience in Studio 700. Special guests and performers include Richard Brodeur, Wally Buono, Hannah Georgas, Randy Bachman and 54/40. The evening ends with CBC News Vancouver at 5, 5:30 and 6 pm live from the news set. The public will be able to participate in tours of the building starting at 8 am, including a behind the scenes look at the state-of-the-art integrated newsroom, meet CBC hosts and reporters and get a chance to try being a weather presenter.

CBC/Radio-Canada in BC, has raised more than $3 million for British Columbia food banks. Individual donations have always exceeded corporate donations, but this year, a Workplace Challenge has been created with incentive prizes such as tickets and backstage access to Stuart McLean's Christmas Concert in December. For more information and to register, visit www.cbc.ca/bc/features/openhouse-foodbank/workplace-challenge.html

Food Bank volunteers will be on site accepting donations. Donations can be made online now at www.cbc.ca/bc/openhouse-foodbankday or at any Vancity branch.  

For more information about CBC/Radio-Canada's Open House & Food Bank Day go to www.cbc.ca/bc/openhouse-foodbankday.

Follow us on Twitter at @CBCVancouver and #cbcopenhouse and on Facebook at facebook.com/VancouverCBC. The public can also check in on Foursquare at the CBC Shop for a free button. CBC Radio One can be heard on 88.1FM and 690 AM in Metro Vancouver.


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For more information, please contact:

Asifa Lalji, APR

CBC English Communications

604.662.6464

asifa.lalji@cbc.ca

Twitter: @CBCVancouver

November 25, 2011 - December 2 marks the 25th anniversary of CBC/Radio-Canada's Food Bank Day. This year, Kelowna radio shows Daybreak and Radio West will be moving their shows down the street for a special live broadcast at the Kelowna Rotary Centre for the Arts at 421 Cawston Avenue.

"This is a very special year for us in Kelowna," says Johnny Michel, managing director of CBC British Columbia. "Not only have we expanded our presence in the community with a new afternoon show and expanded bureau, but with our 25th year of raising funds for food banks in the province, we are looking forward to coming together with the community on this important initiative."

The Okanagan's morning show, Daybreak, will be hosted by Chris Walker from 6 - 8:30 am on Radio One. Following the live broadcast is "Poetry 'n Motion" a day-long event offering the public a chance to take part in everything from poetry reading to belly dancing. Then, starting at 3 pm, Rebecca Zandbergen hosts a special edition of Radio West.

The public is encouraged to come down, join in the activities and make a donation to the Kelowna Food Bank.

CBC/Radio-Canada in BC, has raised more than $3 million for British Columbia food banks. For more information and to make a donation, visit www.cbc.ca/bc/features/openhouse-foodbank/ 

Follow us on Twitter at @CBCKelowna.


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For more information, please contact:
Asifa Lalji, APR
CBC English Communications
604.662.6464
asifa.lalji@cbc.ca 
Twitter: @CBCVancouver

November 25, 2011 - December 2 marks the 25th anniversary of CBC/Radio-Canada's Food Bank Day. To commemorate, the Prince George and Prince Rupert teams of Daybreak will produce the show from the Prince George Food Bank and Salvation Army Church at 777 Ospika Boulevard South from 6 - 8:30 am.

A familiar voice in northern BC, Betsy Trumpener will share hosting duties with Carolina de Ryk who will broadcast from Prince Rupert. The public is invited to attend the event which will include lively interviews and performances by the Bel Canto Children's Choir.


"This is a very special year for us as we mark 25 years of raising funds for food banks in the province," says Johnny Michel, managing director of CBC British Columbia. "The need continues to grow and we are pleased to be able to broadcast Daybreak North in such a meaningful location in the community."

The public is encouraged to come down, make a cash or food donation and enjoy some light refreshments while meeting the CBC team in Prince George.

CBC/Radio-Canada in BC, has raised more than $3 million for British Columbia food banks. For more information and to make a donation, visit www.cbc.ca/bc/features/openhouse-foodbank/

Follow on Twitter at @CBCVancouver and #cbcopenhouse
CBC Radio One can be heard on 91.5 FM and 860 AM in northern BC.


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For more information, please contact:
Asifa Lalji, APR
CBC English Communications
604.662.6464
asifa.lalji@cbc.ca
Twitter: @CBCVancouver

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Treat your sweetheart to one of the finest and romantic Shakespearean performances this fall.  Vancouver Opera presents Romeo Et Juliette at The Queen Elizabeth Theatre.

French opera at its most romantic, Charles Gounod's gorgeous version of Shakespeare's tragic story is graceful, dramatic, and supremely melodic. Famous for its deeply emotional love duets, its exquisite orchestral colours and its heart-stirring choruses, Roméo et Juliette beautifully portrays the most iconic elements of the play - the passionate balcony scene, Mercutio's "Queen Mab" speech, the disastrous duel, and the sublimely spiritual final scene. Don't miss this amazing performance that is on stage for 4 nights only!


 For tickets, please visit www.vancouveropera.ca/

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Canada's crumbling infrastructure needs billions of dollars worth of basic maintenance, and that's not counting the billions more needed to upgrade and modernize it. Starting this Sunday, November 20th, CBC News is featuring a special report:The Big Fix that goes into communities across the country to take a closer look at what's being done, what's needed most, and how Canadians will pay for it all. 


Our coverage across all CBC News platforms will explore the issues that matter to Canadians concerning major problems with the infrastructure where they live.

CBC British Columbia is also taking part in the series with local programming including The Early Edition and CBC News Vancouver.


Debut: Sunday, November 20
CBC News will talk about the one quarter of all waste water treatment plants that will need to be replaced when the government implements new regulation standards at the end of this year.  

Monday, November 22
Melanie Nagy kicks off the week on CBC News Network, and World Report and with the results of our exclusive CBC News poll that asks Canadians how much they are willing to pay  to improve their commute. You'll be surprised at the results. 

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Find your next favourite book and author at the Jewish Book Festival, happening from November 26th to December 1st. The festival will have meet-the-author opportunities, literary readings, panel discussions, book club gatherings and a cocktail evening celebration. 

Catch this year's featured author, Israeli writer and film maker 
Etgar Keret in conversation with CBC's Eleanor Watchtel for a live recording of CBC Writers & Company

Listen to talented and inspiring writers including,
 Pen Faulkner, award-winner David Guterson, and Ed King in a special book club with Sheryl MacKay, host of North by Northwest

Join children authors, local writers, Mann Booker Prize nominee 
Alison Pick, Giller Prize nominee Alexi Zentner as well as Bravo's Top Chef Danyelle Freeman and many more talented writers at the Jewish Book Festival.

For more information and tickets, please visit www.jewishbookfestival.ca/

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CBC Radio One presents Civic Election 2011. Tune in to your local CBC Radio One station to hear results from municipalities in your area.

Here in Vancouver, CBC On The Coast, Stephen Quinn will host the live special, starting at 8pm when the polls close. He will be joined by Cecilia Walters at the results desk, bringing you the outcome of voting from Whistler to Chilliwack.

You'll hear interviews with newly-elected and returning mayors, and analysis from our civic vote panellists - Frances Bula and Gordon Price.

For more information and updates on the coverage of Civic Election 2011, visit CBC's Election Connection website.


Thumbnail image for Art for Life 2011.jpgAttend the art event of the season at the 18th Annual Art for Life Fine Art Auction on Saturday, November 26th at the Rocky Mountaineer Station. This is a signature annual art auction hosted by the Vancouver Friends for Life Society, which enhances the wellness of individuals living with serious illnesses by providing complementary health and support services.


Enjoy the evening of art-inspired performances, cocktail-style bites, sweet treats and drinks. The event includes an "Auction in Three Acts" featuring exciting performances by Vancouver's Bif Naked, Public Dreams and Queens of Vancouver. The auction will showcase a collection of 90 artworks valued at close to $200,000 donated by Vancouver's top artist and galleries. 100% of art sales benefit the Vancouver Friends for Life Society.

For more information and tickets, please visit www.artforlife.net
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No Talk, All Action. Launch a Startup in 54 hours. Startup Weekend is a global network of passionate leaders and entrepreneurs on a mission to educate and inspire individuals, teams and communities. Come share ideas, form teams and launch startups. 

On November 18, join entrepreneurs, tech enthusiasts, savvy designers  for Startup Weekend Vancouver at the SFU Beedie School of Business. Over 100 entrepreneurs will build companies together and pitch them to a crowd of over 200 at a closing night Gala. Hear the esteemed speakers talk about Vancouver's growing entrepreneurship community and why digital entrepreneurs should be excited with the local scene. 


Join this exciting event and collaborate with amazing teammates. See the Vancouver startup scene in action. For more information, please visit 
www.tippett.me

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Cute Cats and the Arab Spring: 
When Social Media Meet Social Change          

Activists around the world are turning to social media tools usually used for more pedestrian purposes: the sharing of family videos and videos of cats flushing toilets. But these tools can be extremely powerful in the hands of activists, as they are pervasive, easy to use and difficult for governments to censor.

In the 2011 Vancouver Human Rights Lecture,  Ethan Zuckerman, Director of the Centre for Civic Media at MIT, looks at "the cute cat theory" of internet activism, as it helps explain the Arab Spring protests, aggressive internet censorship in countries like China and Vietnam, and the challenges for the corporate owners of social media platforms in an era of online speech.

Ethan Zuckerman is also a principal research scientist at MIT's Media Lab. His research focuses on the distribution of attention in mainstream and new media, the use of technology for international development, and the use of new media technologies by activists.

The 2011 Vancouver Human Rights Lecture will be hosted by Paul Kennedy and recorded for future broadcast on the CBC Radio One' Ideas.

Participate in this fascinating lecture this Sunday, November 20th, 7pm at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, UBC.
Reserve your seat at VancouverHumanRightsLecture.

Remembrance Day  Image.JPGOn November 11, tune into CBC Radio One as shows across British Columbia broadcast special programs to honour Canadians who have served and continue to serve this country. 

Join host Rick Cluff and The Early Edition team for their special "The Act of Remembrance". The focus will be how and why we commemorate November 11th. Hear stories from people who have served, those still on active duty, and those who have never seen combat, and how the occasion affects them. Discover why people chose different ways to mark the occasion, some through musical celebration and some through quiet contemplation. The Early Edition airs 5:30 - 8:30 am.

At 11 am join CBC Radio One listeners in BC take part in the moment of silence and remembrance.

Stay tuned in to BC Almanac as host Mark Forsythe features conversations from the "Highway of Heroes on Highway One". Mark will speak to veterans in Metro Vancouver about their experiences. The show runs noon - 1 pm and includes calls from listeners.

Starting at 3 pm, On The Coast with Stephen Quinn looks at the changing face of veterans the issues they face today. The show will explore the questions of what the word veteran means in 2011 including the diversity of experiences from young and old veterans from different generations. 

CBC Radio One can be heard on 88.1 FM and 690 Am in Metro Vancouver.
First United Logo.JPGA Fundraising Performance of Duke Ellington's Sacred Music. Benefiting the Work of First United Church. Featuring: Dee Daniels • Marcus Mosely •  Fred Stride Orchestra • the Sacred Music Gospel Choir • Sojourners •  Tap Dancer: Alex Dugdale 

Duke Ellington, considered the Sacred Concert to be amongst his most significant accomplishments and devoted the last years of his life to performing this music throughout the world.  
CBC Radio One's Rick Cluff, Emcee for the last year's event was at a loss for words and many described the event as "spectacular".  An audience of almost a thousand was treated to a magnificent and soulful performance. 

Dee Daniels and Marcus Mosely with the Fred Stride Orchestra will bring their gospel background, blues flavouring and unique styling.  Proceeds will benefit the work of First United Church which has provided shelter and services to those in need in the Vancouver's Downtown Eastside for 125 years.  

Don't miss this spectacular concert on Friday, November 18th, 8 PM at St.  Andrew's-Wesley United Church, 1012 Nelson Street (corner of Burrard Street), Vancouver. 

Tickets can be purchased at www.eventbrite.ca or by calling Natalie at 604-681-8365 Ext 104

 
IMAGE.jpgNAAAP Vancouver is proud to host the fourth annual Spotlight on Leadership celebration, with the theme this year of Faces of Change: Sustaining Culture & Cultivating Community

This year, NAAAP is very honoured to have renowned architect and community activist Bing Thom as our keynote speaker. His leadership in design, culture and community exemplifies the event theme, and is guaranteed to inspire.

The event will be held on Thursday, November 3 at SFU Segal Graduate School of Business in downtown Vancouver.b Doors open at 6:30 pm and the presentation begins promptly at 7:00 pm. 

A short recognition ceremony will be conducted and will be followed by a panel discussion for three special recipients. A networking session will follow for a chance to meet the honourees for the evenings - light refreshments will be served during the networking session.

Tickets can be ordered by emailing naaap@naaap.bc.ca or by RSVPing at www.naaap.bc.ca

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