February 2013 Archives

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Chor Leoni & Friends
Saturday March 23, 2013 • 7:30pm
Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at UBC
Tickets available through Ticketmaster.

CBC Vancouver is the proud season sponsor for Chor Leoni. For one night only, join CBC Radio One's Shelagh Rogers, host of CBC's The Next Chapter, as she hosts Chor Leoni & Friends

Under the direction of Artistic Director, Erick Lichte, Chor Leoni & Friends celebrates the choir's 20th anniversary and honours the legacy of Founder, Diane Loomer, C.M. Featuring iconic favourites from the past as well as the premiere of a newly commissioned work by Robert Sund, this concert explores twenty years of achievement while looking firmly to the future!

Directed by Erick Lichte, Artistic Director, with special guests soprano Mariateresa Magisano, baritone Brett Polegato, guest conductor Robert Sund, and Chor Leoni alumni. 

For more information visit Chor Leoni's website.
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*Please note this concert is now FULLY BOOKED.**
A RUSH LINE will be in place on the night of the concert.

CBC Vancouver celebrates Nowruz, the Persian New Year! You're invited to CBC's Studio One for an intimate concert with Sangha featuring Fathieh Honari

Sangha is a well loved Persian/Arabic/Indian ensemble on Vancouver's world music scene. The group mixes Persian, Indian, and Arabic musical traditions into a modern, energetic and vital ensemble.

With musical subtlety and great emotional depth, mixed with exciting improvisation, each traditions heritage melds to create a fresh, exciting, and unpredictable contemporary sound. 

For this special concert, Sangha will be Gordon Grdina (Arabic oud), Hamin Honari (tombak and daf), Ali Razmi (Persian tar and setar), Reza Honari (Kamanche), Stefan Cihelka (tabla), and Fathieh Honari (Vocals). Fathieh Honari is Canada's premier Balochi vocal virtuoso and the only North American master of the extremely rare Balochistan folk repertoire. A night of world music not to be missed.

Excerpts of the concert will air on CBC Radio One's North by Northwest, hosted by Sheryl MacKay, on the morning of March 17th, to help welcome the first day of Spring.

Date and time: Friday, March 15, 7:30 pm
Location: CBC Studio One, 700 Hamilton St., Vancouver

For your free tickets, send an email with your full name and the number of seats you are requesting to: RSVP.Vancouver@CBC.CA. Be sure to include Nowruz in the subject line. Seating is limited.
Appetite for Art Fundraiser and Art Auction
The Kelowna Art Gallery (1315 Water Street)
Saturday, March 23, 2013, 7 to 10 pm

Join Daybreak South's Chris Walker for an unforgettable evening celebrating great food and a love of art. Mingle and bid on over 40 works of art displayed throughout the Gallery and delight in the sumptuous, roving feast with live music from the Darylectones.

Your ticket includes fifteen culinary dishes from five of the region's finest chefs paired with drinks carefully selected by premier local producers of wines, beer and spirits. Proceeds support educational and children's programming at the Gallery.

Get a sneak peek of the art for auction here on the Kelowna Art Gallery's event page.

Tickets are $100 for members and $120 for non-members and available for purchase at the Gallery, by calling 250-762-2226, or online at www.kelownaartgallery.com.
CBC's Radio One's Daybreak North & Radio West broadcast live from Kitimat - Friday, March 8.

Join Daybreak North and Radio West at Constant Cravings Cafe (Suite 1-528 Mountainview Sq  Kitimat) from 6 am until 8:30 and then again between 4 pm and 6 pm. 
Hosts Leisha Grebinskiand Rebecca Zandbergen will speak with community leaders about how the hype around Kitimat's economic fortune is affecting people in their community. Audience members will be invited to participate to give their feedback on the discussion. 
Special guests joining Leisha and Rebecca include Mayor Joanne Monaghan, Haisla Chief councillor Ellis Ross, Tony's Specialty store owner Tony Deni, Raymond Raj of the Fiji Association of Kitimat, AND we'll feature a debate on the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline project. 

Listeners in Kitimat can tune in to the broadcast on CBC Radio One at 101.1FM. To find the frequency in your location, visit CBC's Channel and Frequency Guide
SHOW us your chops.
Welcome to the second edition of the Vancouver Sun student awards contest where the brightest minds from around the province put their visions to the test. Categories include: Documentary, Public Service Announcement, Animation, Music Video, Feature - Drama, Feature Comedy and Fan Favourite. 


$9000.00 in prizing courtesy of Emily Carr School of Art & Design.

Contest deadline is April 19, 2013 and is open to all BC Students in Grades 8 -12 - get your entries in now! 

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Saturday, March 16, 2013
Vancouver Convention Centre (West Ballroom)
Tickets available through S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation

CBC Vancouver is once again a proud sponsor of the annual Bridge to S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Gala

S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation's signature fundraising event returns on Saturday, March 16. This is one of the marquee events celebrating S.U.C.C.E.S.S.' 40th year of serving the Metro Vancouver communities.

The foundation's fundraising goal of $500,000 will benefit S.U.C.C.E.S.S. programs for youth, seniors and families in need.

The festivities begin with a VIP reception and silent auction where guests mingle and bid on an assortment of unique items. Guests are then seated for an exclusive dinner followed by an exciting concert with three prominent artists from Asia.

The names are in, now it's time to get your votes in... The first round of Searchlight voting has begun!

Searchlight: the Hunt for Canada's Best New Artist is an all-new listeners' choice music competition brought to you by CBC Music and CBC Radio One. Don't miss your chance to weigh in on who should be declared winner. The voting period for the Regional Top 10 finalists is happening all week until Sunday February 24th

Discover new artists in your community, and help one lucky act win career-boosting prizes. The winning artist will be featured in a CBC Music video session, paid to perform at a high-profile music showcase in Toronto, and will receive $20,000 in music equipment courtesy of Yamaha Canada Music.

You can vote for your favourite artist once per day. Round one of voting ends Feb. 24, 2013 at 9:59 p.m. PT. The Top 20 acts will be revealed on Feb. 25, 2013 at 6pm PT.* 

Once you've voted, why not reward yourself, too? Enter for a chance to win $1000 in gear for yourself at cbcmusic.ca/gear.
CBC Vancouver announces the 30 finalists for News Day in B.C. 

February 15, 2013 - VANCOUVER, British Columbia - After competing with more than 150 students for a coveted spot as a CBC News Day in B.C. student reporter, the final 30 have been selected.  All 30 finalists will receive a $1000 education scholarship from Sylvan Learning.

Students auditioned over two days at the CBC Broadcast Centre, where they pitched their stories on camera at the CBC news desk. "There are some really unique story ideas this year," says Johnny Michel, managing director of CBC British Columbia. "In addition to quality pitches, we looked for students who were clear in their messaging and also students with a fun personality. We feel honoured to mentor and guide this intelligent crop of students towards reporting several new and provocative issues to the public."

The final 30 student reporters are:

Afiq Hisham - Killarney Secondary, Vancouver
Alex Kostas - Enver Creek Secondary, Surrey
Amrit Gill - Pinetree Secondary, Coquitlam
Amy Du - Vancouver Technical Secondary, Vancouver
Andrew Warner - Handsworth Secondary School, North Vancouver
Anna Yamaoka - Collingwood School, West Vancouver 
Anthony Hope - Johnston Heights Secondary, Surrey
Brandon Woo - Sir Winston Churchill Secondary, Vancouver
Daniel Lam - Richmond Secondary School, Richmond
Diego Cardona - Sir Winston Churchill Secondary, Vancouver
Emily Zuberec - Vancouver Technical Secondary, Vancouver
Frances Thomas - Sentinel Secondary School, Vancouver
Gunvit Bhatia - David Thompson Secondary, Vancouver
Gurmehar (Mehar) Gill - Semiahmoo Secondary, Surrey
Jake Jude - Pitt Meadows Secondary, Pitt Meadows
Jenna Masuhara - Cariboo Hill Secondary, Burnaby
Kiara Grant - Riverside Secondary, Port Coquitlam
Lily Le - John Oliver Secondary School, Vancouver
Maggie Onedo - Burnaby South Secondary, Burnaby
Natasha Laponce - Lord Byng Secondary, Vancouver
Ola Majzoub - Burnaby Central Secondary, Burnaby
Ryan Lepper - Dr. Charles Best Secondary, Coquitlam
Sarah Kwan - Richmond Secondary School, Richmond
Sebastian Correa - Kitsilano Secondary, Vancouver
Svetlana Chen - Port Moody Secondary, Port Moody
Tara Joshi - North Delta Secondary School, North Delta
Tiffani Rayo - Magee Secondary School, Vancouver
Tiffany Quon - Eric Hamber Secondary School, Vancouver
Youmy Han - Gleneagle Secondary School, Coquitlam
Zak Vescara - Eric Hamber Secondary, Vancouver

On March 27, stories will be heard on CBC Radio One'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 t#cbcnewsdayhe print edition. This year CBC News Network will be mentoring and working with several students to bring their stories to life. The work of those student reporters will appear across the country.
For more information on News Day in B.C. visit the website at www.cbc.ca/bc/newsday and follow on Twitter on #cbcnewsday

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Media Contact:
Jennifer Rhyne
CBC English Communications
Twitter: @CBCVancouver

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March 06, 2013
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
The Fairmont Waterfront hotel
Tickets available through Business in Vancouver

Join CBC News Vancouver's Gloria Macarenko in celebrating the achievements of some of the most exceptional business women in BC at Business in Vancouver's Influential Women in Business Awards.

Honourees are influential leaders in their industry and the business community at large, committing time and resources to mentor other women in business and contribute their expertise on corporate and not for profit boards. They have risen through the ranks in public and private companies to become senior executives or entrepreneurs. Through corporate board placements they help influence and shape policy at some of Canada's largest companies.

This year's honourees are:
Sage Baker, Founder and CEO Q5 Innovations, Inc.
Judy Brooks, board member, advisor, speaker
Blaize Reich, RBC Professor of Technology and Innovation, Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University
Shannon Rogers, President & General Counsel, Global Relay
Jill Schnarr, VP, Community Affairs, TELUS

Lifetime Achievement Award Winner:
May Brown, former Vancouver City Councilor, Vancouver Parks and Recreation Board

BC Budget Special

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Tune in to CBC radio, television, and online, Tuesday, February 19 for the most complete coverage of the 2013 BC Budget. We'll be live from Victoria as Finance Minister Mike de Jong delivers the provincial budget speech for the year.

CBC Radio One will have the full story starting at 2:30 pm. Host Stephen Quinn will be helping you understand what it all means. Stephen will be joined by Legislative reporter Stephen Smart and political consultant Michael Prince.  

Catch CBC News Vancouver starting at 5 pm as co-host Gloria Macarenko comes to you on-location outside the Legislature with special coverage and in-depth analysis of the budget speech. She'll be joined by Legislative Bureau Chief Stephen Smart

Follow us on twitter @CBCVancouver and follow the developing story with #bcpoli.

Tune in to CBC Radio One at 88.1 FM/690 AM in Metro Vancouver
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February 15, 2013
4 - 5:30 pm
Free entry
Join Radio West's Rebecca Zandbergen, the Radio West team and ORL's Okanagan Reads as they talk about everything books - from how to write them, how to choose them, and why to read them.  Hear from local authors and passionate readers celebrating Canadian literature. 

Plus, you'll also have a chance to win this year's Canada Reads books!
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March 5, 2013
The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver 
7 - 9 am
Tickets $90, available through Eventbrite

Hungry for change? Join CBC News Vancouver's Gloria Macarenko as she hosts the 26th annual West Coast LEAF Equality Breakfast.

Inspire and be inspired, catch up with old friends and meet new ones, and raise money for West Coast LEAF's upcoming projects in the areas of legal education, law reform, and litigation at the 26th Annual Equality Breakfast. 

Gloria Macarenko will interview Carmen Aguirre, actor and author of Something Fierce: Memoirs of a Revolutionary Daughter, and winner of CBC's 2012 Canada Reads award. Through her work Aguirre has helped raise awareness in Canada and abroad about Pinochet's violent regime, which extended from 1973 to 1990 and included the torture and internment of many Chilean citizens.

The West Coast Legal Education and Action Fund's (LEAF) is a non-profit society in BC and a federally registered charity with a mission to achieve equality by changing historic patterns of discrimination against women through BC-based equality rights litigation, law reform, and public legal education.

With B.C.'s first ever Family Day set on a different week from all other provinces, CBC Radio One is celebrating how families make our province unique. On February 11th our shows will be bringing family stories from around the region plus an exciting contest.


Send us your favourite awkward family photo and the behind the scenes story and you could win a family ski trip to Sun Peaks Resort! The winner will be announced on On The Coast just before the 4:30pm news on Monday, February 11th. Send your entry to awkward@cbc.ca.
For inspiration check out "Uncle Fuzz owning the runway" or more at awkwardfamilyphotos.com


5:30am - 8:30am
Have you always wanted a big family? How about having sixteen sweet children? On The Early Edition Cathy Gilbert from Vancouver Island shares her story and tells us why she's not the only one in the neighbourhood with more than a dozen children under one roof.
We'll also hear from a Vancouver resident who tracked down his sister in North Korea 55 years after they were separated by war. You can see an emotional reunion here.

Wrapping up our show Columnist Fred Lee steps out this weekend for some family friendly events!

12pm - 1pm 
Jeff Chiba Stearns will join us to discuss his movie One Big Hapa Family. A family reunion led him to discover that no one after his grandparent's generation had married someone of Japanese descent.
Tell us your stories of multicultural families during the second half of the show.


3pm - 6pm
Authors JJ Lee and Willow Yamauchi will also be on the show debating how much to reveal when writing about the family. As always food columnist Anya Levykh provides a delicious recipe - a family meal just in time for dinner! 
Plus, the winner of our awkward family photo contest will be announced.

Visit us on the web:
cbc.ca/bc |cbc.ca/radio | cbc.ca/podcasting | cbcmusic.ca 

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On Saturday, February 16 at 4:00 pm, join CBC Radio One's Sheryl MacKay as she hosts "A Conversation with Margaret Atwood" following a screening of Payback

This feature documentary, based on Margaret Atwood's bestselling book Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth, offers a fascinating look at debt as a mental construct and traces how it influences relationships, societies, governing structures and the fate of the planet.

The evening's screen is presented by Kwantlen's Miss Representation Action Group and includes keynote Dr. William Rees from UBC and Originator of "Ecological Footprint".

When: Saturday, February 16, 4 - 8 pm (registration at 3:30 pm)
Where:  Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Richmond Campus, 8771 Lansdowne Road, Richmond
For tickets or more information please visit Kwantlen's website
CBC Radio One's North by Northwest is the #1 weekend morning radio show airing from 6 - 9 am on 88.1 FM and 690 AM in Metro Vancouver.
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Calling all musicians and bands... are you Canada's next great musical act?

This could be your big break! You could win $20,000 worth of musical gear from Yamaha, a free trip to Toronto for a live audio/video recording session at CBC Music, a headlining gig at a special surprise event and more!

CBC Music and CBC Radio One have partnered to bring you Searchlight: the hunt for Canada's best new artist. The goal of the all-new listeners' choice music  competition is simple: we are looking to showcase the country's best musical talent. Musicians of all genres, including solo acts, duos, and groups are encouraged to enter the competition with their original track.

To enter, visit cbcmusic.ca/Searchlight and sign up before February 14. 23 regional winners across the country will be announced on March 8, with the grand prize winner announced on April 12

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