April 2012 Archives

VAHMS floral logo with no tag line.pngASIAN HERITAGE MONTH - MAY 1 - 31, 2012
May is Asian Heritage Month, so be sure to check out the annual explorASIAN Festival for a fantastic month of Asian arts and culture events, from May 1 - 31, 2012.
Organized by Vancouver Asian Heritage Month Society (VAHMS), explorASIAN 2012 has a packed schedule of events, including  The Magical Encounter Opening Gala, a "Pan-Asian and inter-arts gala" that includes visual arts, Japanese and Chinese music and dance, Persian ballet, and Uighur belly dance.
Other highlights of explorASIAN 2012 include:
• 16th Annual Korean Dance Festival - May 5, 2012
• ZYRYAB - 8th Annual International Jondo Flamenco Festival - May 6, 2012
• Echoes from the Southwest Benefit Concert (unique music from Southwestern China) - May 12, 2012
• Gong! The Gamelan Festival - May 18 - 20, 2012
Find a complete schedule of events--as well as ticket info-at the explorASIAN Festival 2012 site.


Canucks_Alumni_Golf_blog.JPGThe 14th Vancouver Canuck Alumni Golf Classic is being held on May 22nd at Morgan Creek Golf Course in Surrey, BC. This year's tournament is sold out so be sure to sign up next year for your chance to play with some sports greats and help out some wonderful causes.

This tournament benefits the following important organizations:

 BC Hockey Benevolent Association

This non-profit organization's uses funds to assist former players and families who have experienced financial or medical problems after their retirement,and promote the game of hockey throughout B.C. The Alumni have made major financial contributions to such community initiatives as Camp Good Times and many other youth oriented charities, including B.C. Minor Hockey Associations.

Canuck Place

Canucks Place Children's Hospice provides world-class health care within a home-like environment for over 400 BC children and their families; it is a place for children and families to come in their time of need.
To meet the growing need for pediatric palliative services in the province,Canuck Place will build a second hospice in Abbotsford.


Queen's Park Healthcare Foundation

The Queen's Park Healthcare Foundation believes that quality of life is a right, not an option and is continually seeking fund to enhance the rights of all residents, patients and clients to live out their lives with purpose and dignity. 

Thumbnail image for Student Video Awards.JPGThe Student Video Award contest has now closed.

Over 150 entries were submitted in Animation, Public Service Announcement, Documentary, Music Video, Feature Drama or Feature Comedy. The entries were innovative and showcased the creativity of today's youth.

The top films in each category are eligible to WIN 1 of 7 $1000 gift cards courtesy of Best Buy!  

The winners have been announced! Please check out the great winning videos on the CBC BC  main page! 


Thumbnail image for Duncan Blog Image 250pxBeginning April 23rd, tune in for a week long special series:  Shxw'éyelh - Stories of Health and Healing in First Nations communities.  These stories are produced by UBC journalism students participating in CBC's Duncan McCue's Reporting in Indigenous Communities class where students are taught First Nations' ethics, histories and politics.

(Shxw'éyelh is a Halkomelem word that means "to be healthy")
 
Monday, April 23 - The Early Edition

Join CBC's Duncan McCue and UBC student Kate Adach as they talk about the series, the students and the stories.

Tuesday, April 24 - The Early Edition; On The Island, Daybreak South & Daybreak North


CHOCOLATE LILY GARDENS -THE STORY OF RICE ROOT
   
How a young Squamish Nation woman is using traditional plant knowledge and academic expertise to restore wetlands and bring back the chocolate lily, a traditional staple food that could reduce diabetes.

 

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CHOCOLATE LILY GARDENS -THE STORY OF RICE ROOT  
How a young Squamish Nation woman is using traditional plant knowledge and academic expertise to restore wetlands and bring back the chocolate lily, a traditional staple food that could reduce diabetes.

 

Wednesday, April 25 - The Early Edition, Daybreak South & Daybreak North
RAISING FETAL ALCOHOL SPECTRUM DISORDER GRANDCHILDREN
How Aboriginal grandparents raising their grandchildren are learning to care for kids diagnosed with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, at a unique support group in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside.

 

Thursday, April 26 - The Early Edition
FIRST NATIONS COURT
Can Squamish Nation health workers and a provincial court judge --- working together in First Nations Court --- find better rehabilitation options for offenders with mental health and addiction issues?

Friday, April 27 - The Early Edition, On The Island, Daybreak South & Daybreak North
HEALTH AND HALKOMELEM
Welcome to the Tsleil-Waututh Nation daycare, where Halkomelem teachers are reconnecting youth to traditional language and culture, which experts link to community health and psychological well-being.

 

Friday, April 27 - Daybreak North
TRAINING HEALTH ASSISTANTS
Meet the students learning to work as Health Care Assistants in First Nation communities, in a course designed for Aboriginal learners at the Native Education Centre in Vancouver.

 

Friday, April 27 - On The Island, Daybreak South & Daybreak North
DIABETES ON WHEELS
We follow the Seabird Island Mobile Diabetes Clinic, which travels vast distances to remote First Nations across southern British Columbia, so patients can manage their disease without leaving home.

For more information on this series and Duncan McCue's Reporting in Indigenous Communities program at UBC please go to the Indigenous Reporting website.

Canucks Fans came, watched and cheered the Vancouver Canucks at the CBC Vancouver Broadcast Centre!

Take a look at our spacious studio space and live entertainment at Seeking Stanley in Studio 40!

Join us on Facebook at VancouverCBC or follow @CBCVancouver and #seekingstanley

SFU Blog.JPGJoin us April 30th, 2012 for the 17th Annual Clan Classic  which combines two tournament formats into one event, fun for the both the social and competitive golfer! This fundraising event for Simon Fraser University is held at one of the best private courses in the nation; the renowned Vancouver Golf Club. Proceeds support the SFU Clan golf teams.

Three ways to play: Texas Scramble, Clan Corporate Challenge & Clan Shootout. Register today!                 

Schedule

11:00am to 1:20pm       Registration and Lunch

1:30pm                         Shotgun Start

7:00pm                         Reception

7:30pm                         Banquet and Dinner

For more information, email Ahmed Amlani at aamlani@sfu.ca

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CBC MUSIC has launched! It's our free new digital music service designed to connect Canadians to the music they love. With a choice of forty different web radio stations, fourteen genre-based communities, and music from nearly a thousand major and independent music companies, CBC MUSIC gives you access to the very best Canadian and international music. 


The CBC MUSIC experience is easy to navigate - just click to play. And the comprehensive service allows you to personalize your music experience in a variety of ways. You'll  have access to hundreds of concerts, blogs, playlists, including the following features: 

  • 40 web radio stations built from a library of millions of tracks of music.
  • 14 genre-based music communities.
  • CBC Radio 2 & CBC Radio 3 music
  • All the best music content from all CBC Programs including Q and George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight.
  • CBC Personalities who guide Canadians through the infinite world of music with Programs & Podcasts
  • Artist pages on more than 25,000 independent artists with over 125,000 songs you can play whenever you want
  • Hundreds of recorded concerts and live sessions 
  • Unique content including articles, blogs and playlists, updated daily.
  • 'The Canadian Concert Calendar' maintained by artists - one of the largest Canadian concert calendars available
  • Plus the new CBC Music App is available for free from the App Store on iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.

CBC MUSIC is a place for music lovers to explore, discover and connect with other music fans. You can experience it here at cbcmusic.ca  Follow on Twitter @cbc_music or check for updates on CBC Music Facebook


Broadcaster hosts free public screenings inside Studio 40

April 5, 2012 - Fans are invited to CBC's Vancouver Broadcast Centre to cheer on the Canucks on their quest for the Stanley Cup.  CBC Vancouver's Seeking Stanley in Studio 40 is an indoor, family-friendly screening event which will take place periodically throughout the Canucks Playoff run for home and away games, starting in Round One. 

CBC is home to Canada's game and CBC Vancouver is home to the best Canucks party and coverage in town," said Johnny Michel, managing director of CBC British Columbia. "Seeking Stanley in Studio 40 provides fans a fun, safe place to cheer their home team to a Stanley Cup win."

The public can only get a seat by emailing rsvphockey@cbc.ca , or by winning VIP seats by listening to CBC Radio One's The Early Edition and On The Coast at  88.1FM or 690AM or tuning in to Seeking Stanley with hosts Shane Foxman and Karin Larsen following each Canucks game on Hockey Night In Canada. The screening will feature great prizes, food, and appearances by CBC personalities and of course, the game on a 16 foot screen.

CBC is also bringing back the Hockey Fan Zone on the corner of Georgia and Hamilton, which will be open two hours before every Canucks home game.  Fans can stop by to meet Peter Puck, have their face painted, and pick up the iconic Go Canucks Go poster. 

For more information on CBC Vancouver's Seeking Stanley in Studio 40 and the Hockey Fan Zone, visit the events page at www.cbc.ca/bc/ and follow the hashtag  #seekingstanely on Twitter.

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Media Contact:

Asifa Lalji, APR

CBC English Communications

604.662.6464

asifa.lalji@cbc.ca  Twitter: @CBCVancouver

2012_SeekingStanley_WebBlog_250x170.jpgReserve your seat for CBC's Seeking Stanley In Studio 40 to watch the game live on our giant 16 foot screen! There will be prizes, food, and chances to meet our CBC personalities

Screenings will happen every game throughout the Canucks journey in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. Join us for the first viewing party starting this week!  

Reserve your free seat! Email rsvphockey@cbc.ca with your name, number of seats, along with your guests' names, and the date of the screening you would like to attend. Confirmed round 1 games are:

Sunday, April 22, time to be confirmed (home) 
 
*Doors open to the studio an hour before every game

Become a Seeking Stanley VIP

Watch the game on our big, comfy couch with free snacks and get CBC swag! There are 2 ways to win: 

1.Listen to CBC Radio One's The Early Edition and On The Coast at 690AM and 88.1FM for their hockey contests.

2.Join us on Facebook at VancouverCBC or follow @CBCVancouver and #seekingstanley for latest updates!

Hockey Fan Zone spirit stations are back!

The Hockey Fan Zone will also be back to get you in the spirit of the playoffs. Come join us two hours before every Canucks home game at the corner of Georgia and Hamilton Street by the CBC Vancouver Broadcast Centre. Celebrate the excitement with Peter Puck and get your free Canucks warrior face paint and Go Canucks Go poster! 


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As the 100th anniversary of one of the worst maritime disasters of all time approaches, CBC News is preparing a wide variety of uniquely Canadian features, reports and vignettes, plus special live coverage to air on CBC-TV, CBC News Network, CBC Radio One and online at CBCNews.ca




Live Coverage from Halifax - Saturday, April 14 and Sunday, April 15:
On the day the Titanic began sinking 100 years ago, CBC News has live coverage of memorial events and performances from Halifax, with Rob Gordon and John Northcott (@jnorthcottcbc) reporting for TV and Stephen Puddicombe (@sdpuddicombe) reporting for Radio.

On the evening of April 14, The National  broadcasts live on CBC News Network, as a candlelight procession journeys from the Maritime Museum to the Grand Parade for an evening of performances, hosted by Gordon Pinsent. At 11:20 p.m. ET, when the ship began to sink, there will be a moment of silence. Then on April 15, at 2 p.m. ET, CBC News Network brings live coverage of the memorial service from the Fairview Lawn Cemetery, where Titanic passengers are buried. 

Online Feature: 
CBC News.ca/titanic presents a collection of features, galleries and videos looking at the history of the Titanic, as well as its place in modern culture
The site will also have a programming guide, and links to Titanic features and coverage produced by CBC News's TV, radio and documentary teams. 
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The Vancouver Canucks have been the story of the sports world this year, and as the 2012 NHL Playoffs approach, fans are hoping this is the year the elusive Stanley Cup will come home.






Once again, hosts Shane Foxman and Karin Larsen will take fans through every goal, save, penalty and nail biting moment, experience the post-game feel of the dressing rooms, show live coverage of scrums and press conferences and provide in-depth post game analysis each Saturday following Hockey Night in Canada's After Hours show, starting Saturday, March 3rd.


Foxman and Larsen will be joined by Canucks alumni Cliff Ronning as a frequent guest analyst, providing a player's insight into what's happening on and off the ice. Each show will have one host in studio, while the other is on location, including Foxman traveling with the team on the road. Fans will also have the chance to win exclusive weekly prize packs with Canucks gear and Ronning hockey sticks!


Seeking Stanley will be broadcast for the final six regular season Canucks home games on CBC beginning March 3rd from 10:30 PM to 11:00 PM PST.

Stay with us for CBC News Vancouver Weekend.

Follow us on Twitter at #seekingstanley

SFU Logo Simon Fraser University -
President's Distinguished Community Leadership Award - Martha Lou Henley, C.M.

Martha Lou Henley is a longtime benefactor of the arts community in Vancouver. 



A member of the prominent Southam family that is known widely for its philanthropy, she has carried on this tradition by giving generously of both her time and money to over 77 organizations. Mostly known for her support of music, particularly the opera, she has also contributed to causes as diverse as health, community welfare and concerns that benefit children. The organizations she supports include the Vancouver Opera, Vancouver Recital Society, Vancouver Symphony, musica intima, Callanish Healing Retreats, Save the Children Fund, Salvation Army, Canadian Diabetes Association and Vancouver Aquarium. She was recently invested as a Member of the Order of Canada in May 2011.Join us to honour Martha Lou Henley at a ticketed dinner reception:

Date: Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Reception: 6 pm
Dinner & Program: 6:45 pm
Location: Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver, Park Ballroom
For more information contact Ceremonies & Events at 778.782.5313 or events@sfu.ca

Burnaby_Dialogues_465px.jpgUBC Alumni Affairs is coming to your community to engage in a dialogue and knowledge exchange about the issues that matter most to you. Hear how UBC's interdisciplinary research and teaching are addressing some of these complex societal issues.



Canadian doctors have been able to legally prescribe medical marijuana for more than a decade. At first this was a controversial practice, but slowly public opposition has softened. The discussion has now shifted to whether the outright legalization, regulation and taxation of pot should be the next steps. 

What would need to be considered to make a post-legalization model work?

Join us for a dialogue about marijuana legalization  

Tuesday, April 17, 2012
6:30 - 9:00 pm
Michael J. Fox Theatre
7373 MacPherson Ave
Burnaby, BC 
For more information please visit:  UBC Alumni Affairs 

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The Vancouver Canucks have been the story of the sports world this year, and as the 2012 NHL Playoffs approach, fans are hoping this is the year the elusive Stanley Cup will come home.


Once again, hosts Shane Foxman and Karin Larsen will take fans through every goal, save, penalty and nail biting moment, experience the post-game feel of the dressing rooms, show live coverage of scrums and press conferences and provide in-depth post game analysis each Saturday following Hockey Night in Canada's After Hours show, starting Saturday, March 3rd.


Foxman and Larsen will be joined by Canucks alumni Cliff Ronning as a frequent guest analyst, providing a player's insight into what's happening on and off the ice. Each show will have one host in studio, while the other is on location, including Foxman traveling with the team on the road. Fans will also have the chance to win exclusive weekly prize packs with Canucks gear and Ronning hockey sticks!


Seeking Stanley will be broadcast for the final six regular season Canucks home games on CBC beginning March 3rd from 10:30 PM to 11:00 PM PST.

Stay with us for CBC News Vancouver Weekend.

Follow us on Twitter at #seekingstanley

An estimated 65,000 spectators gathered for Victoria's largest parade over the long weekend. 

CBC Radio One hosts Gregor Craigie and Khalil Akhtar joined marching bands, floats, clowns, and entertainers in the 114th Victoria Day parade

Were you there? We'd love to post some of your favourite photos from the parade.  Just email them to victoria@cbc.ca. 

 
      


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