September 2012 Archives


Tuesday, October 16, 8pm
Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, 6265 Crescent Rd.

CBC is proud to present the 2012 Massey Lectures, by the renowned physicist and cosmologist Neil Turok: The Universe Within: from Quantum to Cosmos.
Neil Turok is Director of the Canadian Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Waterloo Ontario; he was previously a professor of physics at Princeton and held a Chair of Mathematical Physics at Cambridge. In his book Endless Universe: Beyond the Big Bang -- Rewriting Cosmic History, written with Paul Steinhardt, he developed the theory of a cyclical universe. Neil Turok was awarded the James Clerk Maxwell medal of the UK Institute of Physics and, in 2008, a prestigious TED Prize.

For tickets please visit The Chan Centre.
The 2012 CBC Massey Lectures by Neil Turok will be broadcast on Ideas on CBC Radio the week of November 12.
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Arts Umbrella's signature fundraising event and charitable art auction Splash returns for its 30th year on Saturday, October 13.  To mark this milestone, they're switching venues for the first time in three decades, leaving their traditional Granville Island venue and bringing their gallery and gala to CBC Vancouver at 700 Hamilton Street in Vancouver.

 This year's theme "Defining Silence" is inspired by the glamour of the silent film era. Join CBC News Vancouver co-host Gloria Macarenko as she hosts an evening full of inspirational performances from Arts Umbrella students, live music, and culinary delights. Mingle with hundreds of Vancouver's business and community leaders, arts patrons, collectors and arts enthusiasts, bid on any of exceptional art pieces by leading local and international artists, and stay for dancing at the after-party. 

Proceeds from the fundraiser will help the students of Arts Umbrella, a not-for-profit arts education centre for children and youth. For tickets or more information, visit Arts Umbrella.

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Meet and mingle with the executives of some of the fastest growing companies in B.C. at the 2012 Top 100 Fastest Growing Companies Awards Dinner.

Coinciding with the publication of the list in September, Business in Vancouver will host the gala awards dinner for the top executives of these business to honour them for their achievement. 

October 10, 2012
Networking reception: 6:15 - 7:00pm
Gala Awards Dinner: 7:00 - 9:00pm
Fairmont Waterfront Hotel, 900 Canada Place Way, Vancouver

Join UBC Dialogues as they examine the affordability of the Lower Mainland's housing market in Home Sweat Home: Can home ownership be achieved?
Although the region's real estate market is cooling, the price of homes is still sky-high, mortgage rules are getting stricter, and there is a looming threat of a spike increasing interest rates. 
With stagnating household incomes in the Lower Mainland and some of the highest living expenses in the country, even established professionals are finding themselves unable to break into the housing market - and those who do often struggle with the costs of maintaining their home and quality of life. 
The evening's discussion will be moderated by CBC News National Reporter Chris Brown. The dialogue's panel will discuss how we can overcome the region's affordability issues, whether there are better ownership models available and more. 
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
6:30 - 9:00pm
UBC Boathouse, 7277 River Road, Richmond 
For more information, visit the UBC Alumni Affairs 

I Love Culture

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Culture Days is a grassroots movement to inspire greater public participation in arts and culture. Every year, on the Culture Days weekend, artists, individuals and organizations throughout BC and across Canada invite the public to participate 'behind the scenes' and discover the world of artists, creators, historians, architects, curators, and designers at work in their communities.

Visit CBC I Love Culture


Celebrate Sports Day in Canada on Saturday, September 29th at the Tournament Capital Centre in Kamloops. 

Join us for this family friendly event that celebrates sports at all levels and has activities for the whole family. 

CBC's Daybreak Kamloops news anchor Doug Herbert will be your host for the main ceremony, which starts at noon. Sports Day in Canada will be celebrated as part of Sports Weekend on CBC.

10:00 - 11:00: Athlete meet-and-greet with Olympic Gold Medalist and World Cup Winner Nancy Greene Raine

12:00: Main ceremony and cake cutting

1:00 - 4:00: Free swimming and water sports at Canada Games Pool.

Sports demonstrations held throughout the day will include Gymnastics, Rowing, Dodgeball, Speedskating, Stand-Up Paddling, Curling, Ultimate Frisbee and more. 

For more information visit


In partnership with Business in Vancouver


From health risks to the perils of building without a permit, we'll consult with homeowners, building inspectors and contractors to bring you the behind the scenes look at home renovations and its harsh realities.


Tuesday, September 18    

The Early Edition:  Health and environmental risks to home renovations.

CBC News Vancouver: To permit or not to permit.


Wednesday, September 19

The Early Edition: The rewards and risks of home renovation without a permit.

CBC News Vancouver: Home reno horror story - no permits - costs and consequences.


Thursday, September 20

CBC News Vancouver - HST and its impact on home renovation plans.


Tune in to The Early Edition's Rick Cluff on CBC Radio One at 5:30 am. 88.1 FM/690 AM in Metro Vancouver


You can also tune in to CBC News Vancouver at 5, 5:30 and 6 pm with hosts Tony Parsons and Gloria Macarenko 


Join us for a wonderful evening of classical music to benefit the S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation as the Hong Kong Sinfonietta makes its North American debut in Vancouver. The program will include works by Stravinsky, Prokofiev and the premiere of 'Twas the Thawing Wind', a sheng concerto especially written for Loo Sze-wang and the orchestra by composer Chan Hing-Yan. 

Friday, September 28th at 7:30pm 
Chan Centre for the Performing Arts 
For tickets and more information please go to:

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The Dragons' Den Social Summit is coming to Vancouver on September 28 as part of Vancouver's Social Media Week. Bruce Croxon and Jim Treliving of CBC's Dragons' Den will be among the panellists at the event.
Earlier this month, hopeful entrepreneurs vied for the chance to promote their mobile, social or tech business concepts. Now the top three pitches have been chosen and you can witness the action live as they walk in to the Den. 
Following the event there will be a book signing for Jim Treliving's new book "Decisions: Making the Right Ones and Righting the Wrong Ones", as well as an opportunity to meet the Dragons. 

Friday, September 28, 2012
1:00 - 3:00pm
CBC Studio 40, 700 Hamilton Street
For more information visit Social Media Week#dragonsummit

A CBC News Vancouver investigation with Natalie Clancy Monday Sept 17 - 19

Tune in for this 3-part series on the realities and dangers of the growing trend of body art, or tattoos. The series starts with "Underage Ink" where we discover just how easy it is for a 17 year old to get a tattoo without parental consent. We'll also take you inside the process of removing a tattoo in "Unwanted Ink".The reasons some people choose this painful process may surprise you. And in "Unregulated Ink", we take you inside the life of a master tattoo artist and his fight to get better health and safety regulations in the industry.

CBC Annual Public Meeting

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You are invited to join our live webcast on Tuesday, September 25, 2012 from 8:30am to 10am PST.

Rémi Racine, Chair, Board of Directors, Hubert T. Lacroix, President and CEO, and Suzanne Morris, Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer, will review highlights of the last year and provide an overview of the Corporation's direction for the current fiscal year and for the future.
This meeting will also include a presentation by Adrienne Arsenault, Correspondent for The National, David Cochrane, Provincial Affairs Reporter and Host, On Point, Céline Galipeau, Anchor of  Le Téléjournal, and Tom Harrington, Co-host, Marketplace, who will discuss the value of public broadcasting.

Register now to join the live webcast.
CBC Sports Reporter Karin Larsen will be emceeing this year's KidSport Vancouver fundraiser. 

On Wednesday, September 12, join Karin as she hosts "Dinner in the Park" at Queen Elizabeth Park from 6pm until 9pm. Former CFL All-Star Davis Sanchez, Paralympic gold-medalist Michelle Stillwell, and Olympic medalists Ryan Cochrane and Carol Huynh, are just some of the Canadian athletes that will be joining Karin at the gala dinner and silent auction in support of KidSport Vancouver. 

Proceeds from the event will help children in financial need to participate in sports by covering their registration fees and equipment costs. Last year KidSport Vancouver helped support 285 kids across B.C. and this year they're hoping to reach 500!

For more information, event tickets, or to donate items to the silent auction, visit KidSport Vancouver

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