December 2011 Archives

Summer Olympic Athelete.jpgThe London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games are less than a year away and our Canadian athletes have been training hard to prepare! 

On December 27th at noon, CBC Radio One presents "A Day in the Life...On the Road to the London Olympic Games"a one-hour special hosted by CBC Victoria's On The Island, Gregor Craigie. This special will be broadcast throughout BC.


The special follows athletes, from five different sports for one typical training day in Victoria as they prepare for the Summer Olympics 2012. Listeners will get an inside look at the lives of triathlete Simon Whitfield, diver Riley McCormick, rowers Lindsay Jennerich and Patricia Obee, wheelchair basketball player Jessica Vliegethart and 800 metre runner Lemlem Bereket Ogbasilassie. We'll follow them to the gym, the weight room, the track, the pool, physio and even at home with the family. 

Tune into your local CBC Radio One for this special as Gregor takes you through the exciting journey of the Canadian athletes On the Road to the London Olympic Games! 
2011 BIV Forty under 40.jpgCBC Vancouver is proud to support the annual Business in Vancouver Forty Under 40 Awards in its 22nd year celebrating the great success of the innovative and ambitious business individuals under 40 in the city.

This year's Top 40 winners represent an array of business industries ranging from alternative energy, technology software, health care services, eco-friendly packing services to online suit-retailer and money-monitoring group.

Get to know some of the top 40 business achievers better on CBC News Vancouver and CBC Radio One's On The Coast this week. CBC News Vancouver will feature one of the top 40 winner's success stories each evening between 5:30 - 6 pm. Listen to Stephen Quinn, host of On The Coast from 3pm - 6pm each day for an exclusive interview with one of the winners.

For a full list of the Top 40 winners and their business achievements, visit Check out some of the CBC Top 40 stories that have been aired this week: 

Monday, December 12

On The Coast: Lawyer Ryan Dalziel who at age 29 who has already tried eight cases in front of the Supreme Court of Canada.

CBC News Vancouver: Janice Cheam of Energy Aware is one trailblazing CEO has turned a school project into an international business

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Come be part of this year's Angel Dedication Event at VGH this Thursday, December 15. Celebrate the many "Angels" around us and in our hospitals. 

Date:  Thursday, December 15, 2011
Time:  11:30am - 12:45pm
Place:  Winter Wonderland, Diamond Family Courtyard, Jim Pattison Pavilion,
Vancouver General Hospital, 899 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver
Special Guest: Gloria MacarenkoCo-host, CBC News Vancouver

Thousands of dedicated Angels celebrating loved ones and honoring doctors and nurses are displayed on trees at VGH. The Angel Campaign helps fund critically-needed medical equipment and important research at VGH, UBC Hospital and GF Strong Rehab Centre. 

Visit to make a gift, dedicate an Angel and help decorate our tree.

LIVE Remote with The Early Edition at VGH


CBC Radio One's The Early Edition, with Rick Cluff  will also be broadcasting live from VGH tomorrow!  Join us from 5:30 - 8:30 am in the Winter Wonderland at the Diamond Family Courtyard. We'll be hearing from those who have and are spending their holidays in the care of VGH. The coffee and hot cocoa will be ready to go, dark and early tomorrow morning.

A new look to CBC.CA/BC

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Thanks to everyone who came last Friday to CBC Vancouver's broadcast centre for Open House and Food Bank Day. Through your generosity, we raised $445,410 for the food banks of British Columbia. With the food bank's bulk purchasing power, this translates into over $1.2 million of nutritious groceries for British Columbians in need.

Over 5000 of you visited our broadcast centre during the Open House and shared in what we do everyday - provide great programming that informs, enlightens, and entertains Canadians. We hope you enjoyed the day as much as we did. Check out some of the photos!

Location: CBC Audience Lounge
Time: 5:30 - 6:30 pm. Doors at 5 pm.
How to get in? First come, first served..

George Stroumboulopoulos
If you weren't planning on coming down to CBC Vancouver Open House and Food Bank Day tomorrow, you might want to rethink that. We're happy to announce that George Stroumboulopoulos will be joining us a for a tweet-up from 5:30 - 6:30 pm tomorrow, Friday December 2! 

Finish your day with something sweet from our hot chocolate bar in CBC Vancouver's dressed up audience lounge while hanging out with some of your and @CBCVancouver's Twitter pals and of course, George @Strombo

Your ears will be treated to tunes from "A Very Radio 3 Christmas" - a music mix you'll only find at this event. And the coolest part of all of this? The first 25 people who arrive at the line for the tweet-up will receive highly coveted CBC Radio 3 swag! CBC News Vancouver will also be coming live to the tweet-up so practice your great audience smiles. :)  Because we'll be deep within the CBC building, free wi-fi access will be provided.  

Hope you'll come out to this great event and don't forget your donation for BC's Food Banks!

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