October 2012 Archives

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Friday, November 16, 2012
6:30 PM
The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
900 West Georgia Street, Vancouver

CBC News Vancouver's co-host Gloria Macarenko and Stephen Quinn of CBC's On the Coast will host the VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation Night of a Thousand Stars Gala. This sophisticated event brings together over 600 business, community and healthcare leaders in support of the province's most specialized hospitals and medical research organizations.

Tickets for the fundraising event are sold out but the need for support is ongoing. Proceeds support the Best of Health Fund; a critical resource to enhance adult health care at our hospitals.To make a donation, please visit the gala's website.
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Radio West will be broadcasting live from 4 - 6 PM in Grand Fork on Tuesday November 6 and Nelson on November 7. 

Tuesday, November 6, Radio West will broadcast from Gallery 2 in Grand Forks. We'll learn about the city's (and region's) history, taste some of its great food, and find out what area residents do to keep fit and be creative. 
On Wednesday, November 7, we'll be at The Royal in Nelson. We'll find out why it is that Nelson gets so many great concerts- and we'll meet some of the bands playing there that night. We'll also take a look at other upcoming cultural events in the community, from live theatre, to the movies. 
So come on down and watch your local afternoon show go to air in your community! See your host, Rebecca Zandbergen, in person, along with Radio West team members Adrian Nieoczym and Kathryn Marlow. (Plus, in Nelson, the CBC's own Bob Keating). 

Radio West is on the air from 4 to 6 weekdays - 88.9 FM in Kelowna / 94.1 FM in Kamloops / 91.5 FM in Prince George / 
Van Human Rights Lecture Nov 1

2012 Vancouver Human Rights Lecture with Bob Watts
Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission and Aboriginal Human Rights
Thursday, November 1, 7 pm
First Nations Longhouse, UBC Point Grey
Free Admission. Call 604.822.1444 to reserve a seat.

On Thursday, November 1, the 2012 Vancouver Human Rights Lecture will be presented by UBC and The Laurier Institution in collaboration with CBC Radio One. The lecture will be recorded for national broadcast on Ideas.

This year's guest speaker is Bob Watts, MPA. He has been involved in and led many major Indigenous issues in Canada over the past 20 years. Wth support from across the country and internationally, he worked to establish Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which is examining and will make recommendations regarding the Indian Residential School era and its legacy.

Grab the ghoulish garnish and don the devilish décor - CBC Vancouver is looking for the scariest Halloween house in your community. From your carved pumpkin masterpieces to the chilling creations that bring all the neighbours' kids to your door... we want to see it all!

Submit a photo of your haunted home to our Halloween House Photo Contest for a chance to win a CBC prize package and have CBC meteorologist Johanna Wagstaffe broadcast the weather live in front of your spooky spectacle on October 30.

To enter the contest, visit CBC Vancouver's Facebook page. Click on the "Halloween House Photo Contest" icon for complete details and submissions.

Enter your photo today! Contest closes at midnight on Monday, October 29.

Thursday, November 1, 2012
6:00 PM
The Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel
1038 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC

CBC News Vancouver Sports Anchor Shane Foxman will be hosting this year's Inspiration Gala, an elegant evening including a cocktail reception, gourmet dinner and entertainment in support of the BC Cancer Foundation. Funds raised will help scientists and clinicians at the BC Cancer Agency better understand and treat pancreatic cancer.

Tickets for the fundraising event are sold out but support for the BC Cancer Foundation is ongoing. To make a donation, or to put your name on the waitlist for the event, please visit the BC Cancer Foundation's website
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Tuesday, November 6
6 - 8 pm
Hazelmere Golf & Tennis Club, 18150 8th Avenue, Surrey

Join CBC's Jim Hughson as he hosts the first annual Nite of Champions dinner and silent auction benefiting KidSport Surrey-White Rock. He'll be featuring personal interviews with former Vancouver Canucks players Trevor Linden and Kirk McLean. 

Enjoy a dinner prepared by Hazelmere's renowned chef and culinary team alongside other KidSport members, including players from the BC Lions, the Vancouver Whitecaps and surprise Olympians. 

KidSport Surrey-White Rock helps children in financial need to participate in sports by covering their registration fees and equipment costs. For tickets or more information visit the KidSport Surrey-White Rock website
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October 16 - 21
Granville Island

The 25th annual Vancouver Writers Fest returns this October.  David Suzuki of CBC's The Nature of Things will join the six-day celebration to discuss The State and Fate of this Small Blue Planet. Other authors in this year's lineup include Margaret Atwood, prize-winning Canadian authors Alistair MacLeod, Jane Urquhart, Vincent Lam, M.G. Vassanji and Rawi Hage, Pulitzer Prize-winner Junot Díaz and many more.

The Festival is a celebration of story, told by authors, poets, spoken word performers, and graphic novelists. This year's event is bigger than ever with 77 events taking place including panel discussions, interviews and musical collaborations, and the unveiling of a short story written by Alistair McLeod exclusively for the festival's silver anniversary.

For the full event listings, ticket information and more visit visit The Writers Festival website.
jian.jpgOne of CBC Radio One's most well loved hosts, Q's Jian Ghomeshi is coming to CBC Vancouver Friday, October 12th from 3 - 4 p.m. Jian has penned his first book, 1982, and he's excited to share it with everyone. He'll be on the CBC Vancouver plaza meeting fans and signing copies of his book. Come early to save your spot! 

If you don't have your copy of 1982 yet, the CBC Shop will have copies available. See you here at 700 Hamilton Street!

"In 1982 the Commodore 64 computer was introduced, Ronald Reagan survived being shot, the Falkland War started and ended, Michael Jackson released Thriller, Canada repatriated its Constitution, and the first compact disc was sold in Germany. And that's not all. Over the course of 1982, I blossomed from a naïve 14 year-old trying to fit in with the cool kids to something much more: A naïve, eyeliner-wearing 15 year-old trying to fit in with the cool kids."

So writes Jian Ghomeshi in this, his first book, 1982. It is a memoir told across ten 
intertwined stories of the songs and musical moments that changed his life. Obsessed with David Bowie ("I wanted to be Bowie," he recalls), the adolescent Ghomeshi embarks on a Nick Hornbyesque journey to make music the centre of his life. Acceptance meant being cool, and being cool meant being Bowie. And being Bowie meant pointy black boots, eyeliner, and hair gel. Add to that the essential all-black wardrobe and you have two very confused Iranian parents, busy themselves with gaining acceptance in Canada against the backdrop of the revolution in Iran.

It is a bittersweet, heartfelt book that recalls awkward moments such as Ghomeshi's performance as the "Ivory" in a school production of Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney's Ebony and Ivory; a stakeout where Rush was rehearsing for its world tour; and a memorable day at the Police picnic of 1982. Music is the jumping-off place for Ghomeshi to discuss young love, young heartache, conformity, and the nature of cool. At the same time, 1982 is an entertaining cultural history of a crazy era of glam, glitter, and gender-bending fads and fashions. And it is definitely the first rock memoir by a Persian-Canadian new waver.
Kamloops residents will hear CBC's new morning show Daybreak Kamloops on air for the first time on October 9th at 6 am. As part of the launch of the new CBC Radio One current 
affairs show, a number of CBC celebrities will join Daybreak Kamloops host Shelley Joyce 
and the rest of the CBC team for a public open house and a week of special programming and live events.

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Activities kick off on Tuesday, October 9th with a public open house at the CBC bureau at 218 Victoria Street from 6 am - 2 pm. The public has the opportunity to meet Bob McDonald, host of CBC Radio One's Quirks & Quarks; Graham Wardle, star of CBC television's Heartland; and Mark Forsythe, host of BC Almanac. Special performances by Andrew Allen and Tiller's Folly. 

CBC Radio One is available on 94.1 FM in Kamloops. For more information on CBC in Kamloops, visit CBC Kamloops.

October 9
6 - 8:30 am: Live broadcast of the first Daybreak Kamloops morning show with host Shelley Joyce and news anchor Doug Herbert.
6 - 10 am: Live music by Andrew Allen
8:45 am: Official opening with Johnny Michel, managing director of CBC British Columbia and proclamation by Mayor Peter Milobar. 
Noon - 1 pm: Live broadcast of BC Almanac with Mark Forsythe.
10 am - 2 pm: Live music by Tiller's Folly

October 13
6 - 9 am: Live broadcast of CBC Radio One's North by Northwest with host Sheryl MacKay at Art We Are Café at 246 Victoria Street with guests Barney Bentall and Dustin Bentall with multi-instrumentalist Eric Reed. Entrance to this free event is first come, first seated.

October 16
7:30 pm (doors at 6:30 pm): Live concert recording for CBC Radio One's jazz show Hot Air with host Margaret Gallagher at The Parkside Lounge at the Interior Savings Centre, 300 Lorne Street. The concert opens with hometown favourites, the Anita Eccleston Quintet and closes with Victoria's funky, new jazz outfit The HiFi. Entrance to this free event is by reservation. To get on the guest list, please email rsvp.radio@cbc.ca Seating is limited.

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