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Follow the rainbow! CBC Vancouver is once again so proud to be a part of Vancouver's diverse LGTBQ community, so we are strutting our stuff in the Vancouver Pride Parade on Sunday to celebrate.

Join CBC media personalities Johanna Wagstaffe, Shane Foxman, Miyoung Lee, Lien Yeung, Lisa Christiansen, Margaret Gallagher and many more this Sunday, August 4 as they march and dance at this fun and family-oriented event. And - some lucky parade watchers just might take home some special LGTBQ-inspired CBC swag!

Not only is the Vancouver Pride Parade a Celebration of equality, freedom, gender, politics, laws, censorship, and culture - it is also one of the hottest, most colourful and fun events of the summer. We can't wait to see you there!

When: Sunday, August 8, 2013 
Parade starts at noon
Where: downtown Vancouver
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CBC Music is pleased to present international recording artist Wanting Qu in concert live in Studio 40 at the CBC Vancouver Broadcast Centre, hosted by Lisa Christiansen from CBC Radio One's On The Coast.

Born in Harbin, China and now based in Vancouver, Qu has quickly developed a large and loyal fan base on both sides of the Pacific. 

She is a platinum selling artist who was featured on the 2013 China Central Television New Year's Gala viewed by an estimated audience of 700 million people. Qu was named Vancouver's first tourism ambassador this year.

This special performance will feature Qu and her band debuting new material from her upcoming CD called "Say the Words" on Nettwerk Records.

Audio and video highlights of the concert will be featured at a later date on CBCMusic.ca

This concert is now fully booked, however we will have a RUSH LINE beginning at 7pm for those interested.

There is no guarantee of a seat but we will do our best to accommodate you.



Please note that the use of cameras, mobile devices and video recorders are prohibited.
The sounds of summer are here: the CBC Musical Nooners return for their fourth year! 

These free, live music concerts will be happening every weekday on the CBC plaza on Hamilton Street (between West Georgia and Robson). Grab your lunch, your friends, and your co-workers and join us Monday to Friday from noon - 1 pm.

This year we will host even more incredible local and international artists on the CBC stage. 

Monday, July 15 - Melanie Dekker & David Sinclair
  • Melanie is a singer-songwriter who started performing as a teenager. Now she pens her own hits (including top ten in Canada: "I Said I") and has opened for Diana Krall, Faith Hill & Chaka Khan.

Tuesday, July 16 - Mazacote
  • Mazacote is a hard hitting Vancouver based six piece latin dance band, playing horn-driven New York salsa dura and beats from Colombia, Puerto Rico and Cuba.

Wednesday, July 17 - Maria in the Shower*
  • East Vancouver's Maria in the Shower  has been described as 'Part Vaudeville, part cabaret, part punk and part folk! '

Thursday, July 18 - Los Vega*
  • Los Vega  For more than five generations, Mexico's Vega family have contributed to the traditional son jarocho of Veracruz. Son jarocho melds Mexican folk music with Cuban son and other influences in a dynamic and lyrical music special to the Veracruz region.

Friday, July 19 - Hanggai*
  • Hanggai is a Chinese folk music group from Beijing who specialize in a blend of Mongolian folk music and more modern styles such as punk rock.

*In partnership with the Vancouver Folk Music Festival


Monday, July 22 - Briga**
  • Briga brings a hybrid of songs written in French and English, guided by her fervent violin and firmly rooted in eastern European and Romani folk sounds.

Tuesday, July 23 - Viper Central**
  • At the forefront of a rising wave of new local talent in bluegrass and old-time music, Viper Central has created an original niche in an otherwise traditional style and yet appeals to audiences both young and old.

Wednesday, July 24 - Daniel Moir & Jordan Klassen
  • Music BC presents selected artists to showcase some of the best of BC folk music.

Thursday, July 25 - David Francey & Mary Gauthier**
  • Canadian troubadour folk-poet David Francey pairs up with Louisiana native-turned-Nashville Mary Gauthier 

Friday, July 26 - Comas**
  • Comas brings together their many cultural influences to forge a unique blend of traditional Irish music

** In partnership with the Mission Folk Music Festival


Monday, July 29 - Cuban Fire 
  • If you love latin music, you will love Cuban Fire!

Tuesday, July 30 - The Fugitives  
  • high energy spoken word artists

Wednesday, July 31 - Champagne Republic 
  • A great blend of contemporary soul, funk and R&B.

Thursday, August 1 - Hans Theessink & Terry Evans
  •  The very best of the delta blues!

Friday, August 2 - Los Dorados  
  • This all-star collection of musical talent plays the finest of Mexican traditional music, with their own unique northern twist.

Tuesday, August 6 - Scatterheart
  • Stunning and original, their style has been described as Love-Rock.

Wednesday, August 7 - Mad Pudding
  • An energetic blend of traditional Scottish, Irish tunes blended with a funky rhythm section and innovative arrangements

Thursday, August 8 - Dustin Bentall and the Smokes
  • Vancouver's alt-country rocker continues to explore and evolve - more rock

Friday, August 9 - The Boom Booms
  • This 6 piece rock-pop band have a loyal fan base that spans generations. 

Monday, August 12 - Cousin Harley 
  • High energy rockabilly at it's best!

Tuesday, August 13 - The Shilohs
  • Vancouver folk rock band described as 'Kinks-meet-Americana sound'

Wednesday, August 14 - Bear Mountain
  • Vancouver electro-dance outfit Bear Mountain has been making an impact on the road especially at recent American festivals including SXSW, Sasquatch and Lollapalooza. Catch Bear Mountain's special home town show on the CBC Nooners stage

Thursday August 15 - Robyn & Ryleigh
  • Country/pop duo from Langley.

Friday, August 16 - Orkestar Slivovica
  • Orkestar Slivovica has been leading the global Balkan brass band charge here on Canada's west coast. This sizeable group has a high energy, infectious sound with a refreshing and unique sound. 

Monday, August 19 - Rykka
  • Christina Maria, a.k.a. Rykka, takes a turn from her singer-songwriter path and heads into the world of distorted electric guitars and synth.
Tuesday, August 20 - Gold & Youth (cancelled)
Unfortunately, Gold & Youth had to cancel their appearance at Musical Nooners, but we are pleased to announce that singer-songwriter Louise Burns will take the stage on Tuesday.

Wednesday, August 21 - Murray Porter
  • Mohawk First Nations blues singer songwriter and piano player, piano player and Juno award winner.
Thursday, August 22 - Tough Lovers
  • Indie alternative pop band from Vancouver. 

Friday, August 23 - The Twisters with Harpdog Brown
  • Some of Canada's top blues musicians together for the final summer performance of the season.

While we do control the line-up, we can't control the weather. Be sure to follow us on Twitter at @CBCVancouver or #musicalnooners in case of changes to the schedule due to inclement weather. 

Check out some of the photos from last year's CBC Musical Nooners below.

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Do you have a piece of art or memorabilia that could be worth big money? If so, you could make the deal of a lifetime on CBC's Four Rooms.

Four Rooms is a new reality show coming CBC Television in January 2014: think Antiques Roadshow meets Dragons' Den. Sellers with prized possessions choose to meet with one of four buyers. Upon entering the first buyer's room, if an offer is made, sellers are faced with a critical decision - take the deal or try their luck in the next room.  But there's a catch: if sellers reject an offer, it disappears for good. There's no turning back.


If you think your hidden treasure, family heirloom or one-of-a-kind collection could make you a fortune, why not bring your negotiating skills to our Four Rooms auditions? Apply online today at cbc.ca/fourrooms:
June 24 in Vancouver at Century Plaza Hotel and Spa (1015 Burrard Street) 
June 26 in Victoria

For more information go to Four Rooms' website.
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It has been almost 100 years since Canadians joined the fight in World War I. CBC Radio One's B.C. Almanac is developing a book project to commemorate the contributions of British Columbians who served. 

We want to hear the story of your grandparent, great-uncle or great-aunt. Send us a description of your family member or photos of people, medals and/or memorials in your community. The letters and photos included in this on-line archive will tell the story of individual Canadians who experienced war, a compelling reminder of the human cost of war.

Net proceeds from this project will benefit the Canadian Letters and Images Project at Vancouver Island University in Nanaimo.

For submission details visit http://www.cbc.ca/bcalmanac/wwi/.
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Wednesday, May 22
12 - 1 pm
CBC Vancouver, outdoor plaza, 700 Hamilton St.  

On May 22, CBC Radio 3 host Grant Lawrence hits the highway for CBC Music's Beetle Roadtrip Sessions to visit some of the coolest musicians across Canada. Grant will be visiting the highways, byways, towns and cities from Vancouver to Toronto to interview and record performances by many of your favourite bands at every stop along the way.

And who better to send him off in true rock 'n' roll style than Vancouver's Yukon Blonde? Members Jeff Innes and Brandon Scott will perform a couple of songs and share some rock 'n' roll road trip tips with Grant. Join us for this free pop-up performance and wave bye-bye to Grant as he embarks on this rockin' road trip! You can also follow his adventure by following @cbcradio3 on Twitter.

For more details visit CBC Music.
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The winners of the 2013 Student Video Awards have been announced! Check out the videos of the nominees and winners on the Vancouver Sun's page.

Over 100 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.

$9000.00 in prizing were available for the top films in each category, courtesy of Emily Carr School of Art & Design.

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May 22nd
7 - 9 pm
Tickets available online

CBC Radio One's Q is heading to Victoria! This final live-audience show of the season marks the first time Q is live in the provincial capital and we want to see you there. 

The show will take place on Wednesday, May 22 from 7 to 9 pm at the beautiful Royal Theatre, located in downtown Victoria. It will feature live music and on-stage interviews between host Jian Ghomeshi and west coast culture-makers. 

Tune in to Q as they announce the full lineup in the coming weeks! For more details, visit Q's website.

Listeners in Victoria can tune in to CBC Radio One at 90.5FM. To find the frequency in your location, visit CBC's Channel and Frequency Guide
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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.
CBC's Radio One's Daybreak North & Radio West broadcast live from Kitimat - Friday, March 8.

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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
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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. 

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$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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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!
2013 Video Workshop.jpgDo you have a passion for film? Do you dream of directing or producing your own movie? Then join us for an intense one-day workshop, presented by The Vancouver Sun / CBC Student Video Awards.

When: February 2, 2013, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Where: Emily Carr University of Art and Design, room 301
Who: Open to all high school and post-secondary students
Cost: $20 (lunch included)
Click here to register

Hear from some of the best and brightest in the industry on everything from the art of the scene and creating animation characters to understanding the importance of pre-production and the skills required to shoot and light. 

Seating is limited so reserve your spot today!
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In case you can't make it to our Human Library Project this Saturday, January 26 at the Surrey City Centre Library, you can still join the live discussion with the human books that will be available online!

A fascinating selection of prominent Canadians will be available online at 8:00am to answer your questions. The human books joining us for the live discussion are rapper Shad, mental health advocate Margaret Trudeau, soprano Measha Brueggergosman, author Robert Munsch, journalist Susan Ormiston, actor Grace Park and wrongfully convicted mom, Tammy Marquardt

You can join in from anywhere in Canada and ask a question to any or all of our guests. For more information or details on how you can participate please visit CBC's Community Blog


Also, for a sneak peak of one of our 'human books' you could meet at the Surrey City Centre Library on January 26, Tune in to CBC News Vancouver on January 25 starting at 5 pm.


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Now in its fourth year, this year you can experience an even wider range of tunes from jazz to rock to world music and more! 


For tickets please email rsvp.radio@cbc.ca with the concert title in the subject line. Seating is limited so get your requests in early!

Please note a RUSH LINE will be in place for every concert beginning at 7:00pm outside 700 Hamilton Street. There is no guarantee that seats will be available for rush line guests but we will do our best to accommodate.


 
February 21 - The Odds - FULLY BOOKED!
8pm
Take alternate versions of Elvis Costello, Weezer, Tom Petty, Sloan, The Clash and shake vigorously. Age for 25 years, and pour out over Canucks home ice and you get the oft described "soundtrack of Vancouver," our very own beloved Canadian power popband - The Odds.
 Fronted by Craig Northey, Doug Elliott, Murray Atkinson and Pat Stewart; the Odds were the "house band" at the 2010 Canada Hockey House, the Canucks 'house band' for the 2010 and 2011 NHL playoffs and have appeared on TV's Corner Gas.
The Odds have a brand NEW album due late February. Be first to hear that album live at this special Toques session appearance They'll play all their hits, too!
 

February 22 - The Archers - FULLY BOOKED!
8pm
The Archers add another quiver to the bow of folk rock's revival. Think of them as the sons of Mumford and Sons and you're part way there. These young lad from Victoria bring a charm, energy and thoughtfulness to their music that's a joy.

 
February 28 - beekeeper hearts Sidney York - FULLY BOOKED!
8pm
The two popular indie bands beekeeper, and Sidney York will show their musical affection for each other through a collaboration on songs from each other's repertoire. Count on hooky melodies, great vocal harmonies and a twist of oboe and bassoon to add that perfect Vancouver indie vibe.
 
March 1 - Dear Rouge - FULLY BOOKED!
8pm
They are the hottest new act out of Vancouver in the world of pop/rock. Dear Rouge was a big winner in a recent local talent contest and it's not surprising - they're good! Check out their catchy songs and compelling performance in the intimate surroundings of CBC Studio One while it's still possible with this band.


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It's back! Fans are invited to celebrate the return of hockey at Rogers Arena this Saturday, January 19 where CBC News Vancouver will broadcast live from the North plaza. Join CBC personalities Shane Foxman and Karin Larsen  as they welcome the Canucks back to the ice for a special "Hockey is Back" event. 
  
On game day, beginning at 5:00 PM at the Rogers Arena North plaza, fans will have the opportunity to sit behind a sports anchor desk and try their hand at reading a script, take a spin of the prize wheel for terrific Hockey Night in Canada prizes, take their photos with Ron and Don cut outs and Peter Puck, and get their faces painted up for the game. 
    
For more information on CBC Vancouver's "Hockey is Back" event,  follow @CBCVancouver and #hockeyisback on Twitter.
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January 23, 2013 
6:30 pm
Studio 700, CBC Vancouver (700 Hamilton Street, Vancouver)
For tickets please email rsvp.vancouver@cbc.ca

Join composer, author and pianist Rob Kapilow and musician, broadcaster and music educator June Goldsmith for a special North by Northwest musical book club with host Sheryl MacKay!  
 
Rob Kapilow is best known around the US for his "What Makes it Great" series which started on NPR and which has been developed into full length concerts at Lincoln Centre in New York and around the country.  He has been invited to compose symphonies for orchestras around North America and has been a guest on NBC's Today Show and on Live From Lincoln Centre on PBS.  
 
It's such a treat to be able to present Rob Kapilow once again in our book club.  The last time he was here he wowed the audience at CBC!  This time he's going to be talking about and playing short illustrations from his latest book, based on his series, What Makes it Great.  And having June Goldsmith on stage this time in conversation with Rob just makes it even better!
 
June is a long time musician, music educator and was the founder of the very successful Music in the Morning concert series in Vancouver. She is a regular contributor to North by Northwest. 

Please note this event will be recorded for live broadcast.


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Leonard Cohen has announced a second North American leg for his "Old Ideas" world tour, and CBC Music wants to give you the chance to get your tickets first!

The tour celebrates Cohen's highly acclaimed twelfth studio album, Old Ideas, which debuted #1 across the globe, making it the highest charting album of his career. The legendary singer/songwriter/poet is making Victoria his first Canadian stop on March 6 at the Save-On-Foods Arena.

CBC Music will present an exclusive 24-hour pre-sale on January 17 starting at 10 am local time. Check CBC Music at that time for pre-sale links and more concert info.
   Pre-sale password: CBCMUSIC
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January 26, 2013
11 am - 3pm
Registration for the event opens January 7th. Call the Surrey City Centre Library to reserve your spot (604) 598-7426.

Imagine that you could go to your local library and check out a person just like a book. What stories they'd tell!

Join CBC Vancouver and Surrey Libraries as they host a Human Library Project. Over 20 books of various age, sex, and backgrounds will be available. You can participate in a one-on-one conversation with the "book" of your choice and get to know the real story, rather than their stereotypical character. 

Have a question? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

If you are unable to make it to our Human Library Project on Saturday, January 26, you can still participate by joining the live national discussion with the human books that will be available online! For more information, click here.


About The Human Library Project

The Human Library Project is an international organization that creates mobile libraries where humans undertake the role of books. Library visitors have the opportunity to speak informally with the human books to hear their story. The diversity of books promotes dialogue, challenges prejudices and breaks stereotypes by promoting tolerance and understanding. 

The Human Library Project was first established in Copenhagen in 2000 by a group of young people who wanted to fight against the homophobia and anti-Islam sentiments they saw around them.  Since then, there have been Human Libraries in 27 countries around the world. 


Titles and Descriptions

Senator 
Yonah Martin - then a middle school teacher in Coquitlam - was at a pizza joint when she got the call from the Prime Minister, inviting her to be the first Canadian of Korean descent in parliament. Four years later, she's still making strides on the Hill. 

Female firefighter 
When Nancy Innes joined the Surrey Fire Department in 1992, there were no female firefighters in Surrey - or anywhere else in the Lower Mainland. Today, she's an acting fire captain, with many a story to tell. 

Transsexual woman 
Gayle Roberts was a teacher in Vancouver for 33 years: 27 as a man and six years as a woman. As a young boy, she believed it was shameful to want to be a girl, so she grew up thinking it was something she had to cure. 

Military trauma surgeon 
Ross Brown joined the Canadian navy in 1979. His military career includes rescuing 100 Vietnamese boat people in the South China Sea, serving at medical facilities in Bosnia and Afghanistan and establishing the Canadian Forces Trauma Centre at Vancouver General Hospital. 

Turban-wearing Sikh woman 
Gursimran Kaur has never plucked an eyebrow or shaved a leg. This wasn't unusual for a devoted Sikh in India, but it was more of a challenge for a high school student in Surrey. Now in her 20s, preserving all of her hair - and wearing a turban - has been a choice all her own. 

Amputee 
Eric Dorchester was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer nearly two years ago. He was told the best way to deal with it was to remove his leg. Today, he wears a prosthetic with a hydraulic knee - and still feels the toes he no longer has. 

Alcoholic in recovery 
Sean Cuthbert grew up feeling like he didn't belong - and thought that alcohol would help. After 15 years of alcoholism, and as a result, losing relationships, jobs and almost killing himself in a motorcycle accident, he got sober. 

Little person/para-swimmer 
Teenager Danielle Kisser has found her place in the world of sport, even though she's just four feet tall. She has played soccer, softball... and even made the high school basketball team - despite shocking her would-be coach when she stepped on the court. Now she's concentrating full-time on para-swimming and the next Paralympic Games. 

Muslim scholar 
Even in high school, Aasim Rashid's peers saw him as the go-to person to talk with about their problems. Years of Islamic studies later, he has earned the prestigious title, "Mufti", giving him the authority to rule in religious matters - and help bridge the complex issues that develop when Islamic law meets life in Canada. 

Coroner 
Vince Stancato couldn't even walk into a hospital before he took up this career, but now death is just another day on the job. It's a job that's never predictable and one that he describes as "incredibly interesting". His tales from the workplace leave no doubt as to why he's the most popular guest at dinner parties. 

Former exotic dancer 
Trina Ricketts was studying English literature and women's studies at university when she danced her first shift. She made the same money that one night that she made in two weeks at her part-time sales job. The empowerment she felt from exotic dancing convinced her to quit her part-time job the very next morning. 

Astrophysicist 
Jaymie Matthews knew he wanted to study the stars from as far back as his memory extends. Now a regular NASA collaborator, he remembers hanging out in the local cemetery at night with his department-store telescope, when he was just eight years old - much to the irritation of the local police. 

Former neo-Nazi 
Once a skinhead recruiter for the White Aryan Resistance, Tony McAleer says he felt his first spark of connection and compassion when he first held his newborn daughter. Now he speaks in high schools and youth custody centres about leaving the movement and inspiring compassion. 

Female plumber 
Cathy Minty was married for 12 years, with five kids, when her husband left abruptly. With no means, at the time, to support her family, she has gone from not even knowing how to operate a drill to being a second year apprentice plumber - and a force to reckon with on the job. 

First Nation council woman
By 17 years old, Joanne Charles was running the family business. After graduating college in business management, she helped aboriginal small business owners get start-up grants. But her most fulfilling work has been helping first nations people connect with their roots. 

Gay RCMP officer 
Tad Milmine spends a lot of time speaking to school kids about his experience as an outcast: someone who didn't fit in and who became a victim of bullying. He has now found his place in life and is realizing his dream as a police officer. 

Blind person with guide dog 
Tommy Leung wasn't concerned that it was getting harder and harder to see clearly; he figured that doctors could fix whatever was broken. But irreversible glaucoma stole his sight and sent him into a deep depression. Twelve years later, he is completing his master's degree in counselling, between trips to China to work at a school for the blind and navigating the world with his guide dog, Macbeth. 

Ex-gang member/ex-convict 
Jim Mandelin speaks to school groups and organizations about being abused as a child, bullied in school and finding acceptance and belonging by a biker gang. His violent lifestyle led to a brush with death that has turned his life around and encouraged him to share his story and inspire others. 

Live-in caregiver
When Annabella Villalom left the Philippines to find work, her daughters were ages four and six. Thirteen years later, she is still sending money back to the Philippines for her daughters, while working as a live-in caregiver, looking after two young children.
 
Recently homeless
Not long ago, Trevor Carruthers was living on the streets, spending his nights at a BMX track in Surrey. Before that, he was married, had two kids and worked in sales, making up to $10-thousand a month. He's now off the streets, living in a recovery house and looking to the future.

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Fasten your seatbelt and enjoy the ride. The hit show Arctic Air is taking off for its second season this January on CBC Television, and CBC Vancouver wants to give you the chance to be the first to see it in BC with the stars of the show!

Experience this free premiere event, with the stars of Arctic Air - Adam Beach, Pascale Hutton, Kevin McNulty and others. You'll even get to ask them your questions about all the twists and turns in this season's exciting storyline. 

When: Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at 6 pm

Where: Studio 40, CBC Vancouver (700 Hamilton Street)

This exclusive event is now sold out! The only way left in is to win! We are giving away 2 pairs of tickets on Twitter and 2 pairs on our Facebook page. Tell us why you love watching Arctic Air by 6 pm on January 8th and we'll select four winners. Be sure to hashtag it #ArcticAirPremiere@CBCArcticAir and @CBCVancouver on Twitter and "Arctic Air on CBC" on Facebook.

Follow the conversation about the event live via our Twitter hashtag on Wednesday night!
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December 7, 2012
Donation Accepted from 5:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Open House from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m
700 Hamilton Street, Vancouver

Friday, December 7, 2012 is the 26th annual CBC British Columbia Food Bank Day. We are celebrating the incredible and continuing generosity of the CBC audience . Millions of dollars have been raised and hundreds of thousands of British Columbians who need the services of food banks have benefitted from our annual event.

Again this year we are inviting the public to come to our Open House at the CBC Broadcast Centre in downtown Vancouver to see how we make radio, television and digital programming.

Doors at CBC Vancouver's broadcast centre are open at 5:30 a.m. with Rick Cluff and The Early Edition live in Studio 700. From 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. you can tour CBC Vancouver's integrated newsroom and meet your favourite CBC on air personalities and reporters.

All CBC B.C. radio local and regional shows are broadcasting special programs to help inspire you to donate. You can make a contribution to the Food Bank of your choice at the Open House, online anytime or call our pledge lines 1-866-226-4642 or 604-662-6470 on Friday December 7, 2012.

Be part of the CBC British Columbia's 26th Annual Food Bank Day and Open House. Generosity lives here.

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'Tis the season of giving, and this holiday season CBC Vancouver is giving you the chance to win a personalized holiday greeting from a CBC Star! 

If you're a CBC fanatic, or know someone who is, this is your chance to get a personal video message from one of the stars of George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight, Arctic Air, Murdoch Mysteries, Heartland, Dragons' Den, Marketplace, CBC News Now, CBC Sports or CBC News Vancouver

Contest closes Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 11:59 PM. For full contest details and to submit your entry, visit CBC Vancouver's Facebook page.

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How would you like to thrash, shred, strum, pick, and slide on five Fender guitars of your very own?

November is Guitar Month at CBC Music across Canada. In the spirit of rock-n-roll, we have teamed up with Fender to bring you a chance to win a massive prize pack valued at approximately $5200. 

Our Fender Guitar Giveaway includes 5 great axes: The American Special Stratocaster, an American Special Telecaster, a Gretsch G5420T Electromatic Hollow Body, a Fender FR-55 Hawaiian Resonator, and a Fender CD-230SCE acoustic guitar.

Check out CBC Music for a full photo gallery of all the guitars, entry submissions and contest details. Contest closes November 30th, 2012 at 11:59 pm EST. Open to Canadian residents over the age of majority. 

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  • Tuesday, December 4 - 7:30 p.m.
  • For tickets, visit the Bell Centre for Performing Artswebsite.
  • This show will be taped live for broadcast on CBC Radio One.

Now in its seventh season on CBC Radio One, The Debaters is the hit show that features Canada's hottest comedians going toe to toe, in a battle of laughs and logic.  Hosted by international headliner and Canada's Best Male Standup of 2011, Steve Patterson, The Debaters is a combustible mix of sharply crafted comedic rants and hilarious adlibs. 

Part comedy competition, part quiz show, and part stand-up performance, The Debaters is a clever combination of sharply crafted comedic rants and hilarious ad-libs. 

The audience picks the winners based on who delivered the best logic and laughs, the best rhetoric and rant. Facts and force of argument can earn points, but in the end, jokes will likely win the match. Comedy trumps all. The format is competitive, but it's not to be taken too seriously. And it's not to be missed. 

The Debaters... where arguments are won with funny and with fact!

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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 / 
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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.
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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.
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 
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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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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.

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.
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Is BC's public education system broken?

As the kids head back to school, CBC Radio One's On The Coast examines B.C.'s public education system with a special public forum on Wednesday, September 12.

Join host Stephen Quinn and his special guests to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the current public education system, and where we go from here. Our panelists include  Ann Whiteaker, past president of the B.C. Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils; Jerry Li, Grade 11 student from Surrey; Chris Kennedy, superintendent, West Vancouver School District; and Peter Cowley, director of school performance studies at the Fraser Institute 

Join this candid discussion which takes place from 4:00 - 6:00pm on Wednesday, September 12 at Vancouver Technical Secondary School at 2600 East Broadway, Vancouver. You can also weigh that day in during a live online chat on our homepage or on Twitter by using the hashtag #otcforum and follow along with @CBCStephenQuinn@CBCVancouver.   

RSVPs are now closed but you are welcome to down to the forum. Admission is free and open to the public. 
 Presented by your local McDonald's ® Restaurant 

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CBC Music's Musical Nooners presented by your local McDonald's® Restaurant, returned to our outdoor stage this summer. Music lovers enjoyed 35 free noon hour concerts from local and international artists.
 





You can relive the memories with our photo gallery, and visit CBC Vancouver's profile on CBCMusic.ca to check out our 2012 Musical Nooners playlist.

 

OTR logo_generic_thumbnail.jpg20 Dorothys have now made it through to the next stage of CBC's Over the Rainbow auditions.

These young performers will spend the summer training at a musical theatre boot camp to hone their singing, dancing, and acting skills. 10 contestants will then go on to compete live on CBC's Over the Rainbow this fall.  The winner will star in a forthcoming Mirvish-Andrew Lloyd Webber production of The Wizard of Oz.

Good luck to the Top 20!

Fiona McIntyre, Port Moody, BC
Jennifer Gillis, Coquitlam, B.C.
Christie Stewart, Vernon, BC

Malindi Ayienga, Etobicoke, ON
Michelle Bouey, Charlottetown, PEI
AJ Bridel, Kitchener, ON
Alessandra Cannito, Toronto, ON
Rebecca Codas, Toronto, ON
Sarah Forestieri, Nobleton, ON
Colleen Furlan, Winnipeg, MB
Julia Gartha, Unionville, ON
Cassandra Hodgins, London, ON
Stephanie La Rochelle, Ottawa, ON
Lia Luz, Scarborough, ON
Jessie Munro, Toronto, ON 
Tevra Plamondon, Red Deer, AB
Emily Robertson, Milford Station, NS
Michelle Thibodeau, Moncton, NB
Kelsey Verzotti, Calgary, AB
Danielle Wade, La Salle, ON


Over The Rainbow

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Over the Rainbow logo_thumbnail.png The top competitors from across the country in CBC's search for the new Dorothy will battle it out in Toronto on Thursday, June 21.  10 finalists will be selected to participate in CBC's live competitions series, Over The Rainbow, starting in September, which will be hosted by Daryn Jones.  Good luck to our BC contestants!

Caitlin Carhoun, Vancouver, BC

Kiara Gibbons, Vancouver, BC

Jennifer Gillis, Coquitlam, BC

Emily Nadeau Howatt, Fort Saint John, BC

Mackenzie Kvettel, Surrey, BC

Fiona McIntyre, Port Moody, BC

Shylo Sharity, Langley, BC

Christie Stewart, Victoria, BC

Chelsea Rose Tucker, Surrey, BC
Roxy Wall blog post image.jpgThe WALL, located at the CBC Vancouver Broadcast Centre at 700 Hamilton Street, is a Vancouver Heritage Foundation public art initiative, and is made possible through a partnership between the VHF, JJ Bean Coffee Roasters, and the CBC. 

The current feature exhibit is a production still from the 1957 studio-shot drama, A Room at the Roxy, captured by CBC Vancouver Staff photographer Alvin Armstrong.  The image features a critical moment in the drama and gives the illusion of capturing a real moment in time.

A Room at the Roxy was curated by CBC Vancouver Media Librarian, Christine Hagemoen, CBC Vancouver Media Archives.

Here's a short video featuring scenes from Room at the Roxy and all involved in the studio shoot from 1957. 

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CBC Music - ThumbnailCBCMusic.ca presents Leonard Cohen in Concert at Rogers Arena on November 12. The legendary singer/songwriter/poet will be bringing his "Old Ideas World Tour 2012" to Vancouver. The tour celebrates Cohen's highly acclaimed twelfth studio album, Old Ideas, which debuted #1 across the globe, making it the highest charting album of his career. Tickets are on sale now.


Visit CBCMusic.ca for more on Leonard Cohen.  

Photo credit: M.J. Kim

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The top 10 Dorothy's from CBC's Over the Rainbow's Ticket to Oz contest have been selected.  You can now vote for your favourite video finalist.  The video with the most votes will win the Ticket to Oz and compete in Toronto with the other Top 100 competitors from across the country.





The Ticket To Oz Top 10 contestants are:

Kiana Passmore, Delta, BC
Samantha Bielanski, Sudbury, ON
Jordan Wyllie, Thunder Bay, ON
Stephanie Sy, Winnipeg, MB
Ashley Nelson, Orillia, ON
Lia Luz, Toronto, ON
Shannon Harasen, Regina, SK
Erin Winsor, Trinity, NL
Chantal Thomson, Brandon, MB
Jody Lear, Gander, NL

Vote for your favourite here. Voting closes on Saturday, June 16 at 11:59 ET.


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Are you the new Dorothy?

Do you have what it takes to be the new Dorothy?  CBC is launching a nationwide search for Dorothy to appear on CBC Television's "Over The Rainbow", hosted by Daryn Jones, and star in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Canadian production of The Wizard of Oz.

To find out if you have what we're looking for to be the new Dorothy, visit cbc.ca/over therainbow.  
 
You can submit your performance online with the Ticket to Oz contest. The online audition is open until June 6.  Good luck!
JCook plain image_blogimage.jpgCBC Music presents award-winning guitar phenomenon Jesse Cook at the Orpheum Theatre in Vancouver on December 16.  The Blue Guitar Tour is in support of Jesse's eighth studio album, set for release in September.

Tickets are on sale now.  Visit CBC Music for more Jesse Cook.  

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Does geographic concentration of one cultural group promote segregation? What are we doing to encourage integration and belonging in Metro Vancouver?

Stephen Quinn from CBC Radio One's On The Coast hosts a candid discussion about the benefits and challenges of ethnic enclaves in our communities.

It'll be frank, provocative... and free.



Date: Wednesday, May 30

Time:  5:00pm- 6:30pm (Doors:  4:15pm)

Place: CBC at 700 Hamilton Street, Vancouver

Email: vancouverevents@cbc.ca to RSVP to attend.

 
The forum will be broadcast live oCBC Radio One at 88.1FM and 690AM.  A live webcast will also be available at cbc.ca/bc.

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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! 


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! 


Thumbnail image for 2010_NewsDay Web Banner_BLOG_v2.jpgTune in on Wednesday! Join us for the 4th Annual Newsday in BC celebration on March 28th.

Thirty local high school students have made it through the auditions and training! CBC News Day reporters take over the CBC airwaves and tell the stories that matter to them. From an alarming increase in teen drug use, depression and cutting, to the impact of a new grading system, you'll get passionate and in-depth reporting from a youth perspective.

Stories will be heard on CBC Radio One's The Early Edition, On The CoastNorth by Northwest and seen on CBC News Vancouver at 5, 5:30 and 6.



Stories will also appear on cbc.ca/bc/newsday and vancouversun.com throughout the day and in the print edition on Wednesday, March 28.
On Wednesday, March 28 the Studio One Book Club is partnering with SFU's Centre for Dialogue to welcome TED Prize winner Karen Armstrong - one of the most provocative and original thinkers on the role of religion in the modern world. This Book Club will be part of a city-wide conversation on compassion and will mark the launch of the Greater Vancouver Compassion Network.  

To win tickets go to www.cbc.ca/bc/bookclub 
The CBC Toque Sessions return for the third year with more concerts featuring an unprecedented range of musical acts. With tunes ranging from jazz, rock to world music, your senses will tingle! From January 12 - March 30, 2012, every Thursday and Friday, we invite you to join us at the CBC Vancouver Broadcast Centre for a FREE concert.  

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Winter in Vancouver is chilly, so come inside to enjoy entertaining musical acts and make CBC Vancouver your pre-weekend stop this season!  

All concerts are free.
Unless otherwise stated, reserve your seat to rsvp.radio@cbc.ca with the concert of your choice in the subject line.








FINAL SCHEDULE OF ACTS

 
 Frazey Ford Memphis Project - Thursday, March 29 at 7:30 PM - FULLY BOOKED
 
Colleen Brown - Friday, March 30 at 5:30 PM  - FULLY BOOKED
 
Chad Brownlee - Friday, March 30 at 7:30 PM
Hockey Day in Canada comes to the Richmond Olympic Oval!

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Join us for a free, family focused day of all things hockey under one roof on Saturday, February 11, 2012 from 10:30am - 10:00pm. 

Come out for the celebrity ball hockey tournament hosted by CBC Sports Reporter Shane Foxman and refereed by Canucks mascot, Fin

The game will serve as the official kickoff for Richmond Celebrates Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada at the Richmond Olympic Oval.


Players include:


2010_NewsDay Web Banner_BLOG_v2.jpgHave you ever thought about being a reporter, wondered what it would be like to chase a story and then broadcast it on TV, radio, online or in print? Well, here's your chance to try it for yourself. News Day in BC is back for a fourth year. The project is open to all high school students from grades 10-12 from across Metro Vancouver. Sign up for a journalism workshop held at the CBC Vancouver Broadcast Centre in downtown Vancouver on January 21st and 22nd, 2012.

You can meet CBC and Vancouver Sun personalities, learn more about the exciting world of journalism and find out how you can get involved in News Day.



After the workshop, come back and audition for a spot on this year's News Day team. Show us what you've got and compete for one of this year's coveted spots. Come find out if you have what it takes to make to the Final 30. Each finalist will also receive a $1000 scholarship from Sylvan Learning. Register now at cbc.ca/bc/newsday to be part of News Day in BC
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Come be part of this year's Angel Dedication Event at VGH this Thursday, December 15. Celebrate the many "Angels" around us and in our hospitals. 

Date:  Thursday, December 15, 2011
Time:  11:30am - 12:45pm
Place:  Winter Wonderland, Diamond Family Courtyard, Jim Pattison Pavilion,
Vancouver General Hospital, 899 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver
Special Guest: Gloria MacarenkoCo-host, CBC News Vancouver

Thousands of dedicated Angels celebrating loved ones and honoring doctors and nurses are displayed on trees at VGH. The Angel Campaign helps fund critically-needed medical equipment and important research at VGH, UBC Hospital and GF Strong Rehab Centre. 

Visit angelsatvgh.ca to make a gift, dedicate an Angel and help decorate our tree.

LIVE Remote with The Early Edition at VGH

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CBC Radio One's The Early Edition, with Rick Cluff  will also be broadcasting live from VGH tomorrow!  Join us from 5:30 - 8:30 am in the Winter Wonderland at the Diamond Family Courtyard. We'll be hearing from those who have and are spending their holidays in the care of VGH. The coffee and hot cocoa will be ready to go, dark and early tomorrow morning.


Thanks to everyone who came last Friday to CBC Vancouver's broadcast centre for Open House and Food Bank Day. Through your generosity, we raised $445,410 for the food banks of British Columbia. With the food bank's bulk purchasing power, this translates into over $1.2 million of nutritious groceries for British Columbians in need.

Over 5000 of you visited our broadcast centre during the Open House and shared in what we do everyday - provide great programming that informs, enlightens, and entertains Canadians. We hope you enjoyed the day as much as we did. Check out some of the photos!

 
Location: CBC Audience Lounge
Time: 5:30 - 6:30 pm. Doors at 5 pm.
How to get in? First come, first served..

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If you weren't planning on coming down to CBC Vancouver Open House and Food Bank Day tomorrow, you might want to rethink that. We're happy to announce that George Stroumboulopoulos will be joining us a for a tweet-up from 5:30 - 6:30 pm tomorrow, Friday December 2! 

Finish your day with something sweet from our hot chocolate bar in CBC Vancouver's dressed up audience lounge while hanging out with some of your and @CBCVancouver's Twitter pals and of course, George @Strombo

Your ears will be treated to tunes from "A Very Radio 3 Christmas" - a music mix you'll only find at this event. And the coolest part of all of this? The first 25 people who arrive at the line for the tweet-up will receive highly coveted CBC Radio 3 swag! CBC News Vancouver will also be coming live to the tweet-up so practice your great audience smiles. :)  Because we'll be deep within the CBC building, free wi-fi access will be provided.  

Hope you'll come out to this great event and don't forget your donation for BC's Food Banks!
2011_CBC_OHFBD_OneSheet_B.jpgFriday, December 2, 2011 marks the 25th Anniversary of CBC/Radio-Canada's Food Bank Day at CBC Vancouver Broadcast Centre. We're inviting you to join us for a full day of fun including newsroom tours, live broadcasts and the opportunity to meet CBC personalities including Tony Parsons, Gloria Macarenko, Rick Cluff, Stephen Quinn, CBC's George Stroumboulopoulos and Hockey Night in Canada's Scott Russell.

Be part of the audience for special live broadcasts in Studio 700. The day starts off with Rick Cluff, host of The Early Edition, followed by a CBC Radio 3 show. Enjoy the special joint broadcasts of BC Almanac and North by Northwest, On The Coast and All Points West, as the shows continue the live experience throughout the day.  Special guests and performers include Richard Brodeur, Wally Buono, Hannah Georgas, Jill Barber, Randy Bachman and 54/40. The evening ends with CBC News Vancouver at 5, 5:30 and 6 pm live from the news set.

For the full schedule of  live broadcast and special performances, please visit www.cbc.ca/bc/features/openhouse-foodbank/broadcasts-events.html

Join the free newsroom tour of the state-of the-art integrated newsroom starting at 8am.Meet CBC Hosts and reporters, learn how we make radio, television and digital programming. You'll also get a chance to try being a weather presenter!

For more information on how to donate, please visit CBC British Columbia's 25th Annual Food Bank Day & Open House. 

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