July 2012 Archives

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Absolutely Vancouver celebrates BC talent in front of and behind the TV cameras. Tune in to see the best of BC on these dates, 7 pm Saturdays on CBC Television.

July 21: Wrestling with Attitude

No oil, mud, or Jell-O involved - two of Canada's top women wrestlers vie for spots on the 2012 Olympic team.

July 28: Jill Barber in Concert

Canadian chanteuse Jill Barber's stunning voice and original songs explore themes of love and romance with undeniably cool vibes.

August 4: 54-40 in Concert

Celebrating the 30 year musical legacy of one of Canada's all-time favourite bands, 54-40!

August 18: Generation Social: The Vancouver Network

Meet some of the most innovative pioneers, all Vancouverites, who are driving cultural change via the e-revolution of social media.

August 25: Dan Mangan, What Happens Next?

As Dan Mangan prepares to play the biggest show of his life, he reflects on fame, fate and destiny.

September 1: Cue the Muse

Celebrated painter Tiko Kerr, dancer Alexis Fletcher, and singer Colleen Rennison of No Sinner share the struggles and triumphs of living creatively.

CBC Special Programming


The Water's Edge


Beginning July 30th, tune into CBC Radio One's On The CoastCBC News Vancouver at 6 pm, and pick up this week's copy of Business in Vancouver for "The Water's Edge" - a special series of stories about recreational boating. Just how much does it cost to own and moor a boat in the Lower Mainland? We'll look at why it is so tough to find moorage in Vancouver and what that means for the many small businesses who rely on the recreational boating industry.  


Here's what we'll be looking at on On The Coast (weekdays on CBC Radio One from 3 - 6pm):


Monday July 30th: There's an old saying about owning a boat. It goes like this.  A boat is a hole in the water into which money is thrown. But just how much does it cost to own a boat in the lower mainland? The CBC's Jason D'Souza has the story.


Tuesday July 31st:

Looking for a slip? Join the club. Freelance journalist and CBC contributor Luke Brocki looks at the problems of a city of boaters desperate for marina space and suggests possible solutions to the shortage of mooring options.


Wednesday August 1st: There are hundreds of small businesses involved in the boating 'biz'. We'll introduce you to the nautical entrepreneurs who are selling the dream.


Thursday August 2nd: If you had a boat, what would you call it? 'The Sea-U-Later'? 'A Fish Too Far?' B.C.'s marinas are filled with strange and whimsically named boats. Meet the mariners & hear what's behind the names for their beloved boats.


fwa thumbnail.jpgThe Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts, Canada's longest-running literary festival with a mandate to present Canadian writers only, will celebrate its 30tanniversary August 16-19, 2012.

Writers and readers from across the country and throughout the province gather in the beautiful Festival Pavilion, tucked in a corner of the heritage Rockwood Gardens in Sechelt. The festival is casual and friendly. Never been? Don't let the words "literary festival" intimidate you. It's all about good storytelling. The festival is informal and fun and there really is something for everyone. You can learn more about the writers by picking up a copy of the festival brochure (available in a variety of places including bookstores and libraries) or going to the festival's website at www.writersfestival.ca.

CBC Radio personalities Sheryl MacKay, Shelagh Rogers and Patrick Munro (now retired and living in Pender Harbour) will be on hand to help with hosting duties.

The festival is pleased to bring back some writer's from the past:  Gail Bowen, Wayson Choy, Lorna Crozier, Michael Crummey, Camilla Gibb, Patrick Lane, Peter Robinson, Jane Urquhart and Richard Wagamese. all.

Charlotte Gill (winner of BC's Award for Canadian Non-Fiction and a new resident of Powell River), Douglas Gibson, Anne Michaels, Scotiabank Giller Prize-winner and TV journalist Linden MacIntyre, Ami McKay, JJ Lee and Joel Bakan make their first festival appearances along with Robyn Michele Levy and Kim Clark. These two writers will share the stage in our annual New Voices event that features writers who have published first books. Noah Richler will deliver the annual Bruce Hutchison Memorial Lecture and the festival will wrap up on Sunday night, August 19 with a jazz quartet featuring singer/songwriter/actress Rebecca Jenkins.


kjf_logo_large.jpgKaslo Jazz Etc. Festival with its floating stage, pristine back drop, and sandy beach dance floor has just announced an exciting performer line-up for this year's 21st annual festival; Taj Mahal, Jimmy Bowskill, Five Alarm  Funk, Kirby Sewell Band, Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer and 9 other bands.

Tickets and full schedule www.kaslojazzfest.com

July 19 - 22
Fraser River Heritage Park
Mission, BC

Six Continents. Seven Seas. One Magical Weekend! 

From Argentina to Greenland, Scotland to Australia, Turkey and Polynesia - from six continents and the seven seas, music is pouring in from all over the world for the 25th Annual Mission Folk Music Festival! Come hear Buffy Sainte-Marie, Scotland's Shooglenifty, Brazil's gaucho accordion master Renato Borghetti, renowned Celtic singer Colum Sands, Eliza Gilkyson and more. Thursday night, enjoy the Gala Concert at Mission's Clarke Theatre. 

From July 19 - 22, head to beautiful Fraser River Heritage Park. It's affordable and accessible - it's a magical combination of world-wide music and small town heart. 

CBC_Radio _One_Generic.jpgThe Invisible Hand - Special 10 week series on CBC Radio One beginning June 27th at 9:30am.

Virtually every choice we make in life is an economic choice. We have limited time, money and information. Every day, we parcel out these scarce resources in a never-ending series of choices.

Philosopher Adam Smith theorized that if people all made those choices with their own economic self-interest in mind, then a collective force would guide the marketplace to benefit the common good. This force... is the invisible hand.

The Invisible Hand is nothing like Economics 101 with dusty brittle theories. It's all about the murky gutsy interplay of human beings and how their individual behaviours adding up to a butterfly effect; silently but irrevocably altering the course of world affairs.

Guiding you on this radio journey is host Matthew Lazin-Ryder, a familiar voice from CBC Radio One's On the Coast.

The Invisible Hand airs on Wednesday's on CBC Radio One from June 27th - August 29th at 9:30am and Saturdays at 11:30am.

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