January 2012 Archives

The CBC Toque Sessions return for the third year with more concerts featuring an unprecedented range of musical acts. With tunes ranging from jazz, rock to world music, your senses will tingle! From January 12 - March 30, 2012, every Thursday and Friday, we invite you to join us at the CBC Vancouver Broadcast Centre for a FREE concert.  

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Winter in Vancouver is chilly, so come inside to enjoy entertaining musical acts and make CBC Vancouver your pre-weekend stop this season!  

All concerts are free.
Unless otherwise stated, reserve your seat to rsvp.radio@cbc.ca with the concert of your choice in the subject line.


 Frazey Ford Memphis Project - Thursday, March 29 at 7:30 PM - FULLY BOOKED
Colleen Brown - Friday, March 30 at 5:30 PM  - FULLY BOOKED
Chad Brownlee - Friday, March 30 at 7:30 PM
Wines of Chile take centre stage as the theme region at the 2012 Playhouse Wine Festival. Marking its 34th year, the festival runs from February 27th to March 4th, 2012. 

A fundraiser for the Vancouver Playhouse Theatre Company and arguably one of the most important wine events in North America, this year's event will bring 180 participating wineries from 15 countries. The festival is expected to entertain some 25,000 oeno-enthusiasts at 64 events. There will be seven days of tastings, seminars, and wine focused minglers hosted at the Vancouver Convention Centre West and top Vancouver restaurants, hotels and venues. 

Tickets are a hot commodity and on sale. Visit the website and find the event that tickles your palate today.

The 2012 Bridge to S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Gala takes place Saturday, February 25, 2012 at the Westin Bayshore Hotel. Be a part of this fundraising event as organizers hope to raise $500,000 to benefit essential S.U.C.C.E.S.S. programs and services that benefit seniors, youths, women and families.

Considered to be one of the premier charitable social events in Metro Vancouver, the festivities will include a VIP reception, silent and live auction of exclusive items donated by local businesses, and a sumptuous banquet followed by performances from The Goh Ballet, and Keeva Mak, one of Hong Kong's rising recording artists.

To order tickets please call S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation at 604-408-7228 or email fundraising@success.bc.ca.

News Day in B.C. student auditions - Auditions are this weekend! 
More than 500 students attended the journalism workshops January 21 and 22 and 350 of those students have registered for the auditions. They will pitch their best story ideas in the hopes of securing one of 30 coveted spots as a News Day in B.C. student reporter for CBC Vancouver or the Vancouver Sun. Plus, each of the 30 finalists will receive a $1000 scholarship towards post-secondary studies courtesy of Sylvan Learning upon completion of the News Day program.

Saturday, January 28, 2012, and 
Sunday, January 29, 2012
10 am to 12 pm, 1 - 3 pm and 3 - 5 pm

CBC Vancouver Broadcast Centre, 700 Hamilton Street, Vancouver, B.C.

Students in grades 10,11 and 12 from across Metro Vancouver

About News Day in B.C. - CBC and Vancouver Sun journalists mentor local high school students and help them bring their story ideas into the real world of journalism. Topics are chosen by students and reflect what matters to them and their generation.

News Day in B.C. is March 29. Stories will be heard on CBC Radio's The Early Edition, On The Coast, B.C. Almanac, North by Northwest seen on CBC News Vancouver at 5, 5:30 and 6, appear online at cbc.ca/bc throughout the day and in The Vancouver Sun. On radio and tv, students will co-host segments, as well as report on sports and weather. 

For more information on News Day in B.C. and to see footage from last year, visit the website at www.cbc.ca/bc/newsday, follow the hashtag #cbcnewsday on Twitter and join us on Facebook at facebook.com/VancouverCBC

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Media are asked to register in advance if they are attending the audition so we can accommodate pictures or interview requests.

For additional information and to register, contact:
Asifa Lalji
CBC English Communications
asifa.lalji@cbc.ca  Twitter: @CBCVancouver
Hockey Day in Canada comes to the Richmond Olympic Oval!

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Join us for a free, family focused day of all things hockey under one roof on Saturday, February 11, 2012 from 10:30am - 10:00pm. 

Come out for the celebrity ball hockey tournament hosted by CBC Sports Reporter Shane Foxman and refereed by Canucks mascot, Fin

The game will serve as the official kickoff for Richmond Celebrates Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada at the Richmond Olympic Oval.

Players include:

January 10, 2012 - Registration has begun for the 4th annual News Day in B.C. - a journalism project developed by CBC Vancouver. The Vancouver Sun is partnering with CBC for the second year. Sylvan Learning is also on board this year as education partner, offering $1,000 scholarships to the 30 students who successfully make it into the program.

"News Day in B.C. gets stronger each year," says Johnny Michel, Managing Director of CBC British Columbia. "Students have shared their stories on CBC's radio, television and online platforms, as well as The Vancouver Sun. The high quality of work and powerful storytelling has made quite an impact."

The project is open to high school students in Grades 10-12 in Metro Vancouver and begins with workshops at the CBC Vancouver Broadcast Centre January 21 and 22. During the workshops, CBC and Vancouver Sun reporters will teach students the principles of researching, writing and producing news stories.

Following the workshops, students will audition January 28 and 29 for one of 30 coveted student reporter spots. Students who secure a spot will then work with their CBC and Vancouver Sun mentors to develop, write and produce their stories for broadcast on March 29.

This program allows students the unique opportunity to shape the news and highlight important issues through mainstream media. Students work with seasoned journalists in CBC and Vancouver Sun newsrooms to learn what makes a good story and how to tell it.

Stories will be heard on CBC Radio's The Early Edition, On The Coast, North by Northwest and seen on CBC News Vancouver at 5, 5:30 and 6. Stories will also appear on cbc.ca/bc and vancouversun.com throughout the day and in the print edition on March 29.

For more information on News Day in B.C., to register and see footage from last year, visit the website at www.cbc.ca/bc/newsday and follow on Twitter on #cbcnewsday

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Media Contact:
Asifa Lalji
CBC English Communications
Twitter: @CBCVancouver

2010_NewsDay Web Banner_BLOG_v2.jpgHave you ever thought about being a reporter, wondered what it would be like to chase a story and then broadcast it on TV, radio, online or in print? Well, here's your chance to try it for yourself. News Day in BC is back for a fourth year. The project is open to all high school students from grades 10-12 from across Metro Vancouver. Sign up for a journalism workshop held at the CBC Vancouver Broadcast Centre in downtown Vancouver on January 21st and 22nd, 2012.

You can meet CBC and Vancouver Sun personalities, learn more about the exciting world of journalism and find out how you can get involved in News Day.

After the workshop, come back and audition for a spot on this year's News Day team. Show us what you've got and compete for one of this year's coveted spots. Come find out if you have what it takes to make to the Final 30. Each finalist will also receive a $1000 scholarship from Sylvan Learning. Register now at cbc.ca/bc/newsday to be part of News Day in BC

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