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CBC Vancouver is proud to celebrate the 125th anniversary of Stanley Park, with Heart of the Park, a series of events and specials. We've dug deep into the CBC archives to share seldom-seen footage from the earliest days of the park for our news specials, and will be live on location for a special CBC Radio One broadcast. Join us for Heart of the Park, with CBC Vancouver, the week of August 18 - 23.

CBC News Vancouver Special

August 18 - 23 on CBC News Vancouver.

Join reporters Renee Filippone and Alexandra Gibb for this special collection of stories.

August 18 - Sundays in the Park - Since the park opened in 1886, Sunday picnics have been a tradition. Watch archival footage of people taking horse-drawn carriages into the park entrance with the same shot of traffic today. 

August 19 - First in the Park - There are multiple overlapping First Nations claims that include Stanley Park. Meet "Portuguese Joe", an early settler who married two Coast Salish woman and lived in Stanley Park. Find out how his legacy will be celebrated next year.
August 20 - Patrolling the Park - Stanley Park is patrolled by the VPD Mounted Squad. You will get a literal view of the park (complete with helmet camera) through the eyes of a long-time VPD Mounted Police Officer. 

August 21 - Military Stronghold - Historically, the park was actually designated as a military reserve in the early 1860s to prevent the Americans from a potential attack on New Westminster. You will get exclusive access to military sites and their unique histories.  

August 22 - Wilderness in the City - From the old zoo to the many wild creatures running free, there are hundreds of wildlife encounters every day. You are treated to an insider's perspective from the former Stanley Park Zoo manager.

August 23 - Park Inspired Art - It hosts live concerts, theatre and weekly art shows, but Stanley Park has also been the inspiration for thousands of paintings, poems, and sculptures. Meet a visual artist who uses the park for inspiration while battling HIV, and get a sneak peek of Margaret Atwood's first opera, debuting next spring.

CBC Radio One's Live Broadcast at Second Beach

Friday, August 23, 2013
5:30 - 8:30am - The Early Edition
12:00 - 1:00pm - BC Almanac
Where: Stanley Park, Second Beach Pool

Start your day with a live broadcast of CBC Radio One's The Early Edition morning radio show, where host Rick Cluff will take you to the Heart of the Park as we celebrate the
125th anniversary of Stanley Park.
Lots of activities to kick start your weekend! Join us for free sunrise swimming 6:30 - 10am at Second Beach pool or limber up with Semperviva Yoga with our free Rise & Shine Hatha yoga classes at 6:00 - 7:00 am and 7:15 - 8:15 am. 

Avid birdwatchers can join the Stanley Park Ecology Society on an early morning bird hunt! Meet up at 5:45am at Second Beach Pool and learn all about local BC birds. You can pre-register at but drop-ins are also welcome.
Vancouver Blues icon, Jim Byrnes will be on hand performing live music throughout the broadcast. And don't forget to check out the Vancouver Aquariums's Aquavan - always a kid favourite! Meet some live animals such as sea stars, sea urchins and hermit crabs. 
Our live broadcast continues at noon with CBC Radio One's BC Almanac with host
Mark Forsythe
.  Guests include officers from the Vancouver Mounted Police Squad who will be stopping by to tell us what it takes to police the park and former Stanley Park Zoo manager, Mike MacIntosh will share his firsthand encounters with the local wildlife. 

We'll also be on-hand with our CBC prize wheel, so take a spin for some fun giveaways!

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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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

CBC Newsroom Tours

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Ever wanted to see inside our studios? The CBC Vancouver Broadcast Centre is open for tours! You'll get a behind the scenes look at our state-of-the-art integrated newsroom, home of CBC News Vancouver, CBC News Now with Ian Hanomansing and CBC Radio One in Vancouver.

We are centrally located in the entertainment district of downtown Vancouver at 700 Hamilton Street (corner of Georgia).

CBC Vancouver has been a vibrant part of the Vancouver community since 1936 and now our beautifully redeveloped Broadcast Centre and Plaza have brought new life to the neighbourhood.

To book your tour email or call 604-662-6620. For more information click here.
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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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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.
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!

CBC is once-again the proud sponsor of the Angels Campaign at Vancouver General Hospital (VGH) - helping to fund critically-needed medical equipment and important research at VGH, UBC Hospital and GF Strong Rehab Centre.

Every year, generous donors make gifts supporting the hospitals and dedicate Angel ornaments to loved ones or those working in hospitals for the specialized care they provide to critically ill and injured patients from across BC. Thousands of dedicated Angels - each representing their own story - will be hung on trees in the Winter Wonderland display in the Diamond Family Courtyard at VGH in December.

We invite you to join us on December 12th for a campaign highlight: 

LIVE Radio Broadcast: tune-in to CBC Radio One's The Early Edition, with Rick Cluff from 5:30 - 8:30 am that day, as Margaret Gallagher will be checking in live from VGH throughout the show. You can go to VGH to watch it all happen.

Angel Dedication Event: join CBC News Vancouver's Gloria Macarenko at 10:00am as she hosts the ceremony honouring and celebrating the season and angels around us. 

To be a "Guardian Angel", support the hospitals with a donation, and dedicate an Angel in the Winter Wonderland visit
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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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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.
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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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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
Join us for the 2nd annual Glitter 'n Green 2012 Bloom Gala at the Van Dusen Botanical Gardens on Thursday, September 13. 

Hosted by CBC News Vancouver'
Gloria Macarenko and BC Almanac's Mark Forsythe, the evening will be filled 
with fabulous food, drink, a live auction and the musical stylings of RazzMaJazz. 

All this and more will charm your senses as we raise funds to support and sustain the ongoing educational programs offered by the VanDusen Botanical Garden Association.
Tickets available at the Van Dusen Garden's Visitor Centre and online at
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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 to check out our 2012 Musical Nooners playlist.


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Ever wondered what it takes to be an entrepreneur? The professional and personal challenges, the high and lows, the failures and the success? 

Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. Startup Weekend provides an unprecedented level of networking, team building, learning, and life changes for its attendees and their communities. Sometimes a company emerges, sometimes one doesn't, but every time people leave with more experience, insight, knowledge, friends, and resources than they came with. It comes to Vancouver August 17 - 19, 2012.

Why should you get involved?
  • Meet other startup enthusiasts such as developers, business managers, marketing gurus, graphic artists
  • Build a startup in less than 54 hours
  • Opportunity to present in front of local startup investors 
  • Winner of Startup Vancouver has opportunity to present in front of international investors at Launch@Grow Party
Sound like fun?  Make sure you have a seat and register at Vancouver Startup Weekend.
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Absolutely Vancouver celebrates BC talent in front of and behind the TV cameras. Tune in to see the best of BC on these dates, 7 pm Saturdays on CBC Television.

July 21: Wrestling with Attitude

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

July 28: Jill Barber in Concert

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

August 4: 54-40 in Concert

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

August 18: Generation Social: The Vancouver Network

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

August 25: Dan Mangan, What Happens Next?

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

September 1: Cue the Muse

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

dr.peter thumbnail.jpgKick off the summer with a night of music and entertainment straight out of Vegas, fabulous canapés, dancing and drinks with friends -- all in support of an amazing local organization, the Dr. Peter Aids Foundation. Don't miss the party of the season!

Date: Saturday, June 16, 2012
Time: 7:00pm to 12:00am
Location: CBC Studios - 700 Hamilton Street,   

Tickets: $100 each (a tax receipt for $75 will be provided for each ticket purchased)

Host - CBC Sports Reporter, Shane Foxman

For more information on tickets:

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Once a week, from April 24 to May 29, CBC's Rebecca Makonnen hosts Rendez-Vous  on CBC Radio 2.

Each episode of Rendez-Vous features a meeting of two musicians from different linguistic and cultural backgrounds, who come together to create and perform in a spirit of sharing and exploration.

April 24- Episode 1: Le Vent du Nord and Harry Manx

May 1- Episode 2: Alpha Yaya Diallo and Jérôme Minière

May 8- Episode 3: Kiran Ahluwalia and Alexandre Désilets

May 15- Episode 4: Alex Cuba and Salomé Leclerc

May 22-Episode 5: Elage Diouf and Johnny Reid

May 29-Episode 6: Bïa and David Myles  

Discover these exclusive recordings including original compositions, duets, and covers, all performed with true creativity and verve.

Visit and for exclusive videos from the sessions.

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Maple Leaf Youth Awards - Guest speaker Craig Kielburger

The Maple Leaf Youth Awards recognize student's contribution to Canada. Join us and share your pride in Canada and commitment to the future leaders of our great country.
Four awards worth a total of $4000 will be presented: Three Maple Leaf Youth Awards celebrating exceptional achievement by Canadian youth and one Prix Feuille d'érable celebrating French literary excellence.

Guest speaker: Craig Kielburger
Co-Founder, Free The Children
Co-Founder, Me to We
Recipient of The Order of Canada

At the age of 12, Craig Kielburger founded Free The Children, an international charity that empowers youth to achieve their fullest potential as agents of change. He is also the co-founder of Me to We, an innovative social enterprise that provides people with better choices for a better world. Each year, Craig organizes Free The Children's We Day, reaching 70,000 students in person and more than five million through televised broadcasts.
Topic: Youth as Agents of Change
Location: Italian Cultural Centre, 3075 Slocan Street, Vancouver
Time: 5 pm - 7 pm

The event will be emceed by CBC News Vancouver 's Senior Meteorologist- Claire Martin

For complete details on event and award registration check out the Canadian Club Vancouver website.

Thumbnail image for Student Video Awards.JPGThe Student Video Award contest has now closed.

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! 

Thumbnail image for Duncan Blog Image 250pxBeginning April 23rd, tune in for a week long special series:  Shxw'éyelh - Stories of Health and Healing in First Nations communities.  These stories are produced by UBC journalism students participating in CBC's Duncan McCue's Reporting in Indigenous Communities class where students are taught First Nations' ethics, histories and politics.

(Shxw'éyelh is a Halkomelem word that means "to be healthy")
Monday, April 23 - The Early Edition

Join CBC's Duncan McCue and UBC student Kate Adach as they talk about the series, the students and the stories.

Tuesday, April 24 - The Early Edition; On The Island, Daybreak South & Daybreak North

How a young Squamish Nation woman is using traditional plant knowledge and academic expertise to restore wetlands and bring back the chocolate lily, a traditional staple food that could reduce diabetes.


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How a young Squamish Nation woman is using traditional plant knowledge and academic expertise to restore wetlands and bring back the chocolate lily, a traditional staple food that could reduce diabetes.


Wednesday, April 25 - The Early Edition, Daybreak South & Daybreak North
How Aboriginal grandparents raising their grandchildren are learning to care for kids diagnosed with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, at a unique support group in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside.


Thursday, April 26 - The Early Edition
Can Squamish Nation health workers and a provincial court judge --- working together in First Nations Court --- find better rehabilitation options for offenders with mental health and addiction issues?

Friday, April 27 - The Early Edition, On The Island, Daybreak South & Daybreak North
Welcome to the Tsleil-Waututh Nation daycare, where Halkomelem teachers are reconnecting youth to traditional language and culture, which experts link to community health and psychological well-being.


Friday, April 27 - Daybreak North
Meet the students learning to work as Health Care Assistants in First Nation communities, in a course designed for Aboriginal learners at the Native Education Centre in Vancouver.


Friday, April 27 - On The Island, Daybreak South & Daybreak North
We follow the Seabird Island Mobile Diabetes Clinic, which travels vast distances to remote First Nations across southern British Columbia, so patients can manage their disease without leaving home.

For more information on this series and Duncan McCue's Reporting in Indigenous Communities program at UBC please go to the Indigenous Reporting website.


CBC MUSIC has launched! It's our free new digital music service designed to connect Canadians to the music they love. With a choice of forty different web radio stations, fourteen genre-based communities, and music from nearly a thousand major and independent music companies, CBC MUSIC gives you access to the very best Canadian and international music. 

The CBC MUSIC experience is easy to navigate - just click to play. And the comprehensive service allows you to personalize your music experience in a variety of ways. You'll  have access to hundreds of concerts, blogs, playlists, including the following features: 

  • 40 web radio stations built from a library of millions of tracks of music.
  • 14 genre-based music communities.
  • CBC Radio 2 & CBC Radio 3 music
  • All the best music content from all CBC Programs including Q and George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight.
  • CBC Personalities who guide Canadians through the infinite world of music with Programs & Podcasts
  • Artist pages on more than 25,000 independent artists with over 125,000 songs you can play whenever you want
  • Hundreds of recorded concerts and live sessions 
  • Unique content including articles, blogs and playlists, updated daily.
  • 'The Canadian Concert Calendar' maintained by artists - one of the largest Canadian concert calendars available
  • Plus the new CBC Music App is available for free from the App Store on iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.

CBC MUSIC is a place for music lovers to explore, discover and connect with other music fans. You can experience it here at  Follow on Twitter @cbc_music or check for updates on CBC Music Facebook


The Vancouver Canucks have been the story of the sports world this year, and as the 2012 NHL Playoffs approach, fans are hoping this is the year the elusive Stanley Cup will come home.

Once again, hosts Shane Foxman and Karin Larsen will take fans through every goal, save, penalty and nail biting moment, experience the post-game feel of the dressing rooms, show live coverage of scrums and press conferences and provide in-depth post game analysis each Saturday following Hockey Night in Canada's After Hours show, starting Saturday, March 3rd.

Foxman and Larsen will be joined by Canucks alumni Cliff Ronning as a frequent guest analyst, providing a player's insight into what's happening on and off the ice. Each show will have one host in studio, while the other is on location, including Foxman traveling with the team on the road. Fans will also have the chance to win exclusive weekly prize packs with Canucks gear and Ronning hockey sticks!

Seeking Stanley will be broadcast for the final six regular season Canucks home games on CBC beginning March 3rd from 10:30 PM to 11:00 PM PST.

Stay with us for CBC News Vancouver Weekend.

Follow us on Twitter at #seekingstanley


The Vancouver Canucks have been the story of the sports world this year, and as the 2012 NHL Playoffs approach, fans are hoping this is the year the elusive Stanley Cup will come home.

Once again, hosts Shane Foxman and Karin Larsen will take fans through every goal, save, penalty and nail biting moment, experience the post-game feel of the dressing rooms, show live coverage of scrums and press conferences and provide in-depth post game analysis each Saturday following Hockey Night in Canada's After Hours show, starting Saturday, March 3rd.

Foxman and Larsen will be joined by Canucks alumni Cliff Ronning as a frequent guest analyst, providing a player's insight into what's happening on and off the ice. Each show will have one host in studio, while the other is on location, including Foxman traveling with the team on the road. Fans will also have the chance to win exclusive weekly prize packs with Canucks gear and Ronning hockey sticks!

Seeking Stanley will be broadcast for the final six regular season Canucks home games on CBC beginning March 3rd from 10:30 PM to 11:00 PM PST.

Stay with us for CBC News Vancouver Weekend.

Follow us on Twitter at #seekingstanley

Summer Olympic Athelete.jpgThe London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games are less than a year away and our Canadian athletes have been training hard to prepare! 

On December 27th at noon, CBC Radio One presents "A Day in the Life...On the Road to the London Olympic Games"a one-hour special hosted by CBC Victoria's On The Island, Gregor Craigie. This special will be broadcast throughout BC.


The special follows athletes, from five different sports for one typical training day in Victoria as they prepare for the Summer Olympics 2012. Listeners will get an inside look at the lives of triathlete Simon Whitfield, diver Riley McCormick, rowers Lindsay Jennerich and Patricia Obee, wheelchair basketball player Jessica Vliegethart and 800 metre runner Lemlem Bereket Ogbasilassie. We'll follow them to the gym, the weight room, the track, the pool, physio and even at home with the family. 

Tune into your local CBC Radio One for this special as Gregor takes you through the exciting journey of the Canadian athletes On the Road to the London Olympic Games! 
2011 BIV Forty under 40.jpgCBC Vancouver is proud to support the annual Business in Vancouver Forty Under 40 Awards in its 22nd year celebrating the great success of the innovative and ambitious business individuals under 40 in the city.

This year's Top 40 winners represent an array of business industries ranging from alternative energy, technology software, health care services, eco-friendly packing services to online suit-retailer and money-monitoring group.

Get to know some of the top 40 business achievers better on CBC News Vancouver and CBC Radio One's On The Coast this week. CBC News Vancouver will feature one of the top 40 winner's success stories each evening between 5:30 - 6 pm. Listen to Stephen Quinn, host of On The Coast from 3pm - 6pm each day for an exclusive interview with one of the winners.

For a full list of the Top 40 winners and their business achievements, visit Check out some of the CBC Top 40 stories that have been aired this week: 

Monday, December 12

On The Coast: Lawyer Ryan Dalziel who at age 29 who has already tried eight cases in front of the Supreme Court of Canada.

CBC News Vancouver: Janice Cheam of Energy Aware is one trailblazing CEO has turned a school project into an international business

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