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Hip-hop artist Shad kicks off the free outdoor concert series July 5

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - June 18, 2013 - VANCOUVER, British Columbia - CBC Vancouver's free summer-long concert series, Musical Nooners, returns to the outdoor stage at the CBC Vancouver Broadcast Centre on Friday, July 5th at 12:00 pm with a performance from Canadian hip-hop artist Shad. 

"We are really pleased with this year's lineup, there is a lot of fantastic music to enjoy in a number of different styles, so get ready for some surprises" remarks Jon Siddall, lead producer for the series. "And, this year we've added more Latin music and a very entertaining Balkan big band."

Now in its 4th year, the CBC Vancouver's Musical Nooners free concert series runs Monday - Friday, from noon to 1pm, at the CBC Broadcast Centre at 700 Hamilton Street (between Robson and Georgia) from July 5 - August 23.

"CBC Vancouver's Musical Nooners has become one of the most highly anticipated events of the summer," says Johnny Michel, managing director, CBC British Columbia. "Music bonds a community together and encourages us to be social through a shared artistic camaraderie. The artists that our producers have lined up are diverse and showcase some great local and even international talent."

The line up for the first week is:

July 5 - Shad            

July 8 - Shairah       

July 9 - Jasper Yip   

July 10 - Stephanie Pedrazza                                                                     

July 11 - ByStarlight                                                                                     

July 12 - Kylee Epp 

July 15 - Dave Sinclair & Keith Bennett                                                   

July16 - Mazacote  


For more information on the Musical Nooner series and CBC in British Columbia, go to www.cbc.ca/bc or follow us on Twitter @CBCVancouver or #musicalnooners.


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Media Contact:

Jennifer Rhyne
CBC English Communications
604.662.6696
Twitter: @CBCVancouver

BC Radio One continues to hold the top spot overall in Vancouver 


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - May 8, 2013 - VANCOUVER, British Columbia -  The April PPM ratings have been announced and for the first time, CBC Radio One's On The Coast with host Stephen Quinn has claimed the top spot for afternoon ratings in general audience numbers. CBC Vancouver's Radio One 88.1FM / 690AM is the number one station in the market overall.

"Radio One's On The Coast has joined the ranks of many CBC Radio shows as the top choice of listeners," says Johnny Michel, Senior Managing Director of CBC British Columbia and Alberta. "We are humbled by the continued support from British Columbians, and eager to continue to bring them the stories that matter to them the most."

CBC Radio One achieved strong results with a 12.3% share overall.  On The Coast and CBC's morning show, The Early Edition with Rick Cluff, claim top spots at 10.3% and 16.5% of the audience share respectively. Weekend morning show North by Northwest with Sheryl MacKay remains a strong number one with an 18.8% share on Saturdays and 20.4% share on Sundays.

"Our radio shows work hard to create programs with strong local content driven by listeners," says Lorna Haeber, Director of Programming for British Columbia. "Each show has a unique way of presenting content by engaging personalities. We are delighted our listeners have made us number one."

CBC listeners have the advantage of an unprecedented news service, which integrates radio, tv and online news resources. CBC has also deepened its connection with local communities with broadcasts on location all over the province. 

CBC Radio One continues to be a commercial-free English language network offering the best in local, national and international news, current affairs, documentaries and arts and cultural programming.

CBC Radio One programs can be heard on 88.1FM or 690AM in Metro Vancouver. For more information on CBC in British Columbia, visit cbc.ca/bc.

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Media Contact:
Jennifer Rhyne
CBC English Communications
604.662.6696
Twitter: @CBCVancouver

CBC Vancouver announces the 30 finalists for News Day in B.C. 

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

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

The final 30 student reporters are:

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

On March 27, stories will be heard on CBC Radio One's The Early Edition, On The Coast, North by Northwest and seen on CBC News Vancouver at 5, 5:30 and 6. Stories will also appear on cbc.ca/bc and vancouversun.com throughout the day and in t#cbcnewsdayhe print edition. This year CBC News Network will be mentoring and working with several students to bring their stories to life. The work of those student reporters will appear across the country.
For more information on News Day in B.C. visit the website at www.cbc.ca/bc/newsday and follow on Twitter on #cbcnewsday

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Media Contact:
Jennifer Rhyne
CBC English Communications
604.662.6696
Twitter: @CBCVancouver

Special broadcast includes Daybreak Kamloops and Radio West

November 30, 2012 - Join your favourite local CBC Radio personalities at the Tournament Capital Centre on December 7 for the 26th anniversary of CBC/Radio-Canada's Food Bank Day.

"This is a very special year for us in Kamloops," says Johnny Michel, managing director of CBC British Columbia. "With the opening of our Kamloops bureau and launch of Daybreak Kamloops in September, this is the perfect opportunity to support this important community need."

CBC Radio One's Daybreak Kamloops broadcasts from 6 am - 8:30 am with host Shelley Joyce and musical guest Sabrina Weeks of Spring Cat Bounce.

The Okanagan's afternoon show Radio West with host Rebecca Zandbergen will be live from 4 pm - 6 pm. The show will feature choral music to get you in the holiday mood, interviews with local food bank volunteers and a special performance by Kris Ruston.

The public is encouraged to come down, join in the activities and make a donation to the local food bank.

CBC/Radio-Canada in BC has raised well over $3 million for British Columbia food banks. For more information and to make a donation, visit http://www.cbc.ca/bc/features/openhouse-foodbank/

For more information on CBC Radio in BC, visit cbc.ca/bc

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For more information, please contact:
Asifa Lalji, APR
CBC English Communications
604.662.6464
asifa.lalji@cbc.ca
Twitter: @CBCVancouver
Host Chris Walker welcomes singer Andrew Allen to help raise money for local food banks

November 30, 2012 - December 7 marks the 26th anniversary of CBC/Radio-Canada's Food Bank Day, and this year, CBC Kelowna's radio show Daybreak will welcome the public to an open house from 6 am - 9 am. Host Chris Walker will be joined by musical guest Andrew Allen for a special live broadcast held at the CBC Kelowna studio located at 243 Lawrence Avenue.

"Kelowna residents have always shown tremendous support of CBC's annual Food Bank Day," says Johnny Michel, managing director of CBC British Columbia. "As the need for food banks continues to grow, we look forward to welcoming the public in support of this important cause." 

The Okanagan's afternoon show Radio West is going on the road for a special broadcast from Kamloops's Tournament Capital Centre from 4 pm - 6 pm. Hosted by Rebecca Zandbergen , the broadcast will feature choral music to get you in the holiday mood, interviews with local food bank volunteers and a special musical performance by Kris Ruston.

The public is encouraged to come down, join in the activities and make a donation to the local food bank.

CBC/Radio-Canada in B.C., has raised well over $3 million for British Columbia food banks. For more information and to make a donation, visit http://www.cbc.ca/bc/features/openhouse-foodbank/ 

For more information on CBC Radio in B.C., visit cbc.ca/bc

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For more information, please contact:

Asifa Lalji, APR
CBC English Communications
604.662.6464
asifa.lalji@cbc.ca
Twitter: @CBCVancouver
November 30, 2012 - Join CBC Radio One's Daybreak North hosts Betsy Trumpener and Leisha Grebinski for a special live broadcast on December 7 from 6 - 8:30 am. The public is also invited to an open house from 7 am - noon to raise money for CBC/Radio-Canada's Food Bank Day at CBC Studios in Prince George.

"The need for food banks continues to grow in BC," says Johnny Michel, managing director of CBC British Columbia. "We are pleased to be able to work with the community for this important cause."

Betsy will broadcast from CBC's studio in Prince George located at Unit 1, 890 Victoria Street and will be joined by Nova Voce choir, Jeremy Stewart, and Raghu Lokanathan. A CD & book sale will be held to raise money.

Leisha will be live at Cowpuccino's Coffee House located at 25 Cow Bay Road, Prince Rupert.

The public is encouraged to come down to either location, make a cash or food donation and enjoy some light refreshments.

CBC/Radio-Canada in BC, has raised more than $3 million for British Columbia food banks. 

For more information and to make a donation, visit http://www.cbc.ca/bc/features/openhouse-foodbank/

For more information on CBC Radio on BC, visit cbc.ca/bc
CBC Radio One can be heard on 91.5 FM and 860 AM in northern BC.

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Media Contact:

Asifa Lalji, APR

CBC English Communications

604.662.6464

asifa.lalji@cbc.ca  Twitter: @CBCVancouver

Annual fundraiser includes CBC's Peter Mansbridge, George Stroumboulopoulos and more

November 27, 2012 - CBC/Radio-Canada opens its doors on December 7 for the annual Open House and Food Bank Day.  The public is invited to the Vancouver Broadcast Centre on 700 Hamilton Street for tours, live broadcasts and the opportunity to meet their favourite local and national personalities. 

"This event is a huge success every year with hundreds of people touring the building and meeting our local and national personalities," says Johnny Michel, managing director of CBC-British Columbia. "The result has been hundreds of thousands of dollars in generous donations for those in our communities who need food."

CBC Vancouver's Tony Parsons, Gloria Macarenko, Johanna Wagstaffe, Shane Foxman, Rick Cluff, Mark Forsythe and Stephen Quinn will be joined this year by some of CBC's biggest network personalities.

Peter Mansbridge, host of CBC's The National and George Stroumboulopoulos from George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight will be joined by Arctic Air's Adam Beach and Pascale Hutton, to help lend support to raise funds for food banks in B.C.  Also joining us for this great cause are Yannick Bisson from Murdoch Mysteries, Graham Wardle from Heartland, David Chilton from Dragons' Den, Erica Johnson and Tom Harrington from Marketplace and CBC Sports' Brenda Irving

"Food bank usage has gone up again this year in B.C.  There are more middle class people finding it just too difficult to manage their household expenses without help from food banks" says Marilyn Herrmann, President of Food Banks B.C.

Rick Cluff, host of The Early Edition starts off the day of live broadcasts at 5:30 am followed by a special joint broadcast of BC Almanac and North by Northwest from 12 - 3 pm.  On The Coast and All Points West will continue the live experience in Studio 700 from 3 - 6 pm. Special guests and performers include Chor Leoni, Chad Brownlee and The Odds. The evening ends with CBC News Vancouver at 5, 5:30 and 6 pm live from the news set and CBC News Network with Ian Hanomansing live from Vancouver from 5 - 6 pm. 

The public will be able to participate in tours of the building starting at 8 am, including a behind the scenes look at the state-of-the-art integrated newsroom and will meet CBC hosts and reporters along the way.

CBC /Radio-Canada in B.C., has raised well over $3 million dollars for food banks throughout B.C. Food banks can use their wholesale buying power to purchase three dollars' worth of food for every dollar donated. Food Bank volunteers will be on site accepting donations.

For more information about CBC/Radio-Canada's Open House & Food Bank Day and to make a donation online now go to http://www.cbc.ca/bc/features/openhouse-foodbank/

Follow us on Twitter at @CBCVancouver and #cbcopenhouse and Facebook at facebook.com/VancouverCBC. 

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Media Contact:

Asifa Lalji, APR

CBC English Communications

604.662.6464

asifa.lalji@cbc.ca  Twitter: @CBCVancouver

Coverage anchored by Ian Hanomansing begins Sept. 19

May 14, 2012 - Veteran anchor Ian Hanomansing will host expanded CBC News Nowcoverage from Vancouver, the national broadcaster announced Monday.
 
The CBC News Now expansion is slated to launch Sept. 19 on the 24-hour news channel.

"It's going to be live in primetime Monday to Friday and it's going to be the only news program that's live from Vancouver in primetime across the country, so I think that's the most exciting thing," said Hanomansing.

He said the expanded coverage will increase CBC News Network's ability to cover late-breaking news from Western Canada and around the world.

"All the networks, certainly by 10 p.m. Pacific time, are either shut down or have a skeleton staff at that point," he said.

"But we'll be live on the air and so it doesn't take a big story for this program to be able to adjust to it and certainly on the big stories, we are all in place."

'Around the clock' coverage

With more live programming than any other news network in Canada, CBC News Network is Canada's top source for breaking and up-to-the-minute news.

"We are a country spanning six time zones in a 24-hour news world," said CBC News general manager and editor in chief Jennifer McGuire.

"This expansion of CBC News Now is part of our ongoing commitment to better inform Canadians around the clock and across the country."

CBC B.C. managing director Johnny Michel called it "an incredible opportunity" to give western Canada a strong voice.

"The announcement today demonstrates, without a doubt, CBC's commitment to being deeply rooted in the regions and keeping Canadians connected," he said.

'Not a lot of jobs like this'

The show's format is yet be determined, but Hanomansing said it will include weather, sports and breaking news.

"This is one of the really exciting things about this project -- we don't exactly know what the format is. And it's going to be a process here with the executive director, with me and with the other staff that they're hiring," he said.

"We will adopt a lot of the basic format of News Now with two big exceptions -- one is it's night time, it's primetime, and I think the viewer has a different expectation of primetime than they do in the morning. And the second thing is it's based in Vancouver."

Hanomansing has had a long and award-winning career with CBC News, including a Gemini Award for Best News Anchor in 2008.

He said he's looking forward to the challenge of working on the program from the ground up.

"I've never had a job quite like this. I was an anchor for a long time but anchoring, you yearn for the opportunity to do ... the breaking news, unscripted stuff," he said.

"This job will have virtually no reading. It's not a newscast, it'll never be a newscast, so it's a lot different that way ... I feel like this is not going back to the anchor desk but it's taking on a role that I've never had, and really there are not a lot of jobs like this."

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Broadcaster hosts free public screenings inside Studio 40

April 5, 2012 - Fans are invited to CBC's Vancouver Broadcast Centre to cheer on the Canucks on their quest for the Stanley Cup.  CBC Vancouver's Seeking Stanley in Studio 40 is an indoor, family-friendly screening event which will take place periodically throughout the Canucks Playoff run for home and away games, starting in Round One. 

CBC is home to Canada's game and CBC Vancouver is home to the best Canucks party and coverage in town," said Johnny Michel, managing director of CBC British Columbia. "Seeking Stanley in Studio 40 provides fans a fun, safe place to cheer their home team to a Stanley Cup win."

The public can only get a seat by emailing rsvphockey@cbc.ca , or by winning VIP seats by listening to CBC Radio One's The Early Edition and On The Coast at  88.1FM or 690AM or tuning in to Seeking Stanley with hosts Shane Foxman and Karin Larsen following each Canucks game on Hockey Night In Canada. The screening will feature great prizes, food, and appearances by CBC personalities and of course, the game on a 16 foot screen.

CBC is also bringing back the Hockey Fan Zone on the corner of Georgia and Hamilton, which will be open two hours before every Canucks home game.  Fans can stop by to meet Peter Puck, have their face painted, and pick up the iconic Go Canucks Go poster. 

For more information on CBC Vancouver's Seeking Stanley in Studio 40 and the Hockey Fan Zone, visit the events page at www.cbc.ca/bc/ and follow the hashtag  #seekingstanely on Twitter.

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Media Contact:

Asifa Lalji, APR

CBC English Communications

604.662.6464

asifa.lalji@cbc.ca  Twitter: @CBCVancouver

What:
News Day in B.C. student auditions - Auditions are this weekend! 
More than 500 students attended the journalism workshops January 21 and 22 and 350 of those students have registered for the auditions. They will pitch their best story ideas in the hopes of securing one of 30 coveted spots as a News Day in B.C. student reporter for CBC Vancouver or the Vancouver Sun. Plus, each of the 30 finalists will receive a $1000 scholarship towards post-secondary studies courtesy of Sylvan Learning upon completion of the News Day program.

When:
Saturday, January 28, 2012, and 
Sunday, January 29, 2012
10 am to 12 pm, 1 - 3 pm and 3 - 5 pm

Where:
CBC Vancouver Broadcast Centre, 700 Hamilton Street, Vancouver, B.C.

Who:
Students in grades 10,11 and 12 from across Metro Vancouver

About News Day in B.C. - CBC and Vancouver Sun journalists mentor local high school students and help them bring their story ideas into the real world of journalism. Topics are chosen by students and reflect what matters to them and their generation.

News Day in B.C. is March 29. Stories will be heard on CBC Radio's The Early Edition, On The Coast, B.C. Almanac, North by Northwest seen on CBC News Vancouver at 5, 5:30 and 6, appear online at cbc.ca/bc throughout the day and in The Vancouver Sun. On radio and tv, students will co-host segments, as well as report on sports and weather. 

For more information on News Day in B.C. and to see footage from last year, visit the website at www.cbc.ca/bc/newsday, follow the hashtag #cbcnewsday on Twitter and join us on Facebook at facebook.com/VancouverCBC

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Media are asked to register in advance if they are attending the audition so we can accommodate pictures or interview requests.

For additional information and to register, contact:
Asifa Lalji
CBC English Communications
604.662.6464
asifa.lalji@cbc.ca  Twitter: @CBCVancouver

January 10, 2012 - Registration has begun for the 4th annual News Day in B.C. - a journalism project developed by CBC Vancouver. The Vancouver Sun is partnering with CBC for the second year. Sylvan Learning is also on board this year as education partner, offering $1,000 scholarships to the 30 students who successfully make it into the program.

"News Day in B.C. gets stronger each year," says Johnny Michel, Managing Director of CBC British Columbia. "Students have shared their stories on CBC's radio, television and online platforms, as well as The Vancouver Sun. The high quality of work and powerful storytelling has made quite an impact."

The project is open to high school students in Grades 10-12 in Metro Vancouver and begins with workshops at the CBC Vancouver Broadcast Centre January 21 and 22. During the workshops, CBC and Vancouver Sun reporters will teach students the principles of researching, writing and producing news stories.

Following the workshops, students will audition January 28 and 29 for one of 30 coveted student reporter spots. Students who secure a spot will then work with their CBC and Vancouver Sun mentors to develop, write and produce their stories for broadcast on March 29.


This program allows students the unique opportunity to shape the news and highlight important issues through mainstream media. Students work with seasoned journalists in CBC and Vancouver Sun newsrooms to learn what makes a good story and how to tell it.

Stories will be heard on CBC Radio's The Early Edition, On The Coast, North by Northwest and seen on CBC News Vancouver at 5, 5:30 and 6. Stories will also appear on cbc.ca/bc and vancouversun.com throughout the day and in the print edition on March 29.

For more information on News Day in B.C., to register and see footage from last year, visit the website at www.cbc.ca/bc/newsday and follow on Twitter on #cbcnewsday


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Media Contact:
Asifa Lalji
CBC English Communications
604.662.6464
asifa.lalji@cbc.ca
Twitter: @CBCVancouver

WHAT:
CBC Victoria's 25th Annual Food Bank Day

WHEN:
December 2 - 5:30 - 8:30 am

WHERE:
CBC Victoria, 1025 Pandora Avenue. Victoria, BC


WHO:
Come down to CBC Victoria to watch a special live broadcast of On The Island with host Gregor Craigie. The show includes local stories and contests with wonderful prizes to help raise money for the Food Bank.
Volunteers will be onsite accepting donations.

For more information:
CBC/Radio-Canada in BC, has raised more than $3 million for British Columbia food banks. For more information and to make a donation, visit  http://www.cbc.ca/bc/features/openhouse-foodbank/
 

Follow @CBC_Victoria on Twitter.

CBC Radio One can be heard on 90.5 FM in Victoria

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Media Contact:
Asifa Lalji, APR
CBC English Communications
604.662.6464
asifa.lalji@cbc.ca
Twitter: @CBCVancouver



 

November 23, 2011 - December 2 marks the 25th anniversary of CBC/Radio-Canada's Food Bank Day. The Vancouver Broadcast Centre on 700 Hamilton Street will be open to the public all day for tours, live broadcasts and the opportunity to meet CBC personalities including Tony Parsons, Gloria Macarenko, Rick Cluff and Stephen Quinn. CBC's George Stroumboulopoulos is back again to help raise funds for food banks in British Columbia. Hockey Night in Canada's Scott Russell will also be on site taking pledges and meeting the public.

"This is a very special year for us as we mark 25 years of raising funds for food banks in the province," says Johnny Michel, managing director of CBC British Columbia. "The need continues to grow and we are pleased to have so many of our local and network stars support this cause once again. We hope the public will come down and show their support as well."

Rick Cluff, host of The Early Edition, starts off the day with a live broadcast at 5:30 am followed by CBC Radio 3. Special joint broadcasts of BC Almanac and North by Northwest, On The Coast and All Points West, will continue the live experience in Studio 700. Special guests and performers include Richard Brodeur, Wally Buono, Hannah Georgas, Randy Bachman and 54/40. The evening ends with CBC News Vancouver at 5, 5:30 and 6 pm live from the news set. The public will be able to participate in tours of the building starting at 8 am, including a behind the scenes look at the state-of-the-art integrated newsroom, meet CBC hosts and reporters and get a chance to try being a weather presenter.

CBC/Radio-Canada in BC, has raised more than $3 million for British Columbia food banks. Individual donations have always exceeded corporate donations, but this year, a Workplace Challenge has been created with incentive prizes such as tickets and backstage access to Stuart McLean's Christmas Concert in December. For more information and to register, visit www.cbc.ca/bc/features/openhouse-foodbank/workplace-challenge.html

Food Bank volunteers will be on site accepting donations. Donations can be made online now at www.cbc.ca/bc/openhouse-foodbankday or at any Vancity branch.  

For more information about CBC/Radio-Canada's Open House & Food Bank Day go to www.cbc.ca/bc/openhouse-foodbankday.

Follow us on Twitter at @CBCVancouver and #cbcopenhouse and on Facebook at facebook.com/VancouverCBC. The public can also check in on Foursquare at the CBC Shop for a free button. CBC Radio One can be heard on 88.1FM and 690 AM in Metro Vancouver.


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For more information, please contact:

Asifa Lalji, APR

CBC English Communications

604.662.6464

asifa.lalji@cbc.ca

Twitter: @CBCVancouver

November 25, 2011 - December 2 marks the 25th anniversary of CBC/Radio-Canada's Food Bank Day. This year, Kelowna radio shows Daybreak and Radio West will be moving their shows down the street for a special live broadcast at the Kelowna Rotary Centre for the Arts at 421 Cawston Avenue.

"This is a very special year for us in Kelowna," says Johnny Michel, managing director of CBC British Columbia. "Not only have we expanded our presence in the community with a new afternoon show and expanded bureau, but with our 25th year of raising funds for food banks in the province, we are looking forward to coming together with the community on this important initiative."

The Okanagan's morning show, Daybreak, will be hosted by Chris Walker from 6 - 8:30 am on Radio One. Following the live broadcast is "Poetry 'n Motion" a day-long event offering the public a chance to take part in everything from poetry reading to belly dancing. Then, starting at 3 pm, Rebecca Zandbergen hosts a special edition of Radio West.

The public is encouraged to come down, join in the activities and make a donation to the Kelowna Food Bank.

CBC/Radio-Canada in BC, has raised more than $3 million for British Columbia food banks. For more information and to make a donation, visit www.cbc.ca/bc/features/openhouse-foodbank/ 

Follow us on Twitter at @CBCKelowna.


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For more information, please contact:
Asifa Lalji, APR
CBC English Communications
604.662.6464
asifa.lalji@cbc.ca 
Twitter: @CBCVancouver

November 25, 2011 - December 2 marks the 25th anniversary of CBC/Radio-Canada's Food Bank Day. To commemorate, the Prince George and Prince Rupert teams of Daybreak will produce the show from the Prince George Food Bank and Salvation Army Church at 777 Ospika Boulevard South from 6 - 8:30 am.

A familiar voice in northern BC, Betsy Trumpener will share hosting duties with Carolina de Ryk who will broadcast from Prince Rupert. The public is invited to attend the event which will include lively interviews and performances by the Bel Canto Children's Choir.


"This is a very special year for us as we mark 25 years of raising funds for food banks in the province," says Johnny Michel, managing director of CBC British Columbia. "The need continues to grow and we are pleased to be able to broadcast Daybreak North in such a meaningful location in the community."

The public is encouraged to come down, make a cash or food donation and enjoy some light refreshments while meeting the CBC team in Prince George.

CBC/Radio-Canada in BC, has raised more than $3 million for British Columbia food banks. For more information and to make a donation, visit www.cbc.ca/bc/features/openhouse-foodbank/

Follow on Twitter at @CBCVancouver and #cbcopenhouse
CBC Radio One can be heard on 91.5 FM and 860 AM in northern BC.


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For more information, please contact:
Asifa Lalji, APR
CBC English Communications
604.662.6464
asifa.lalji@cbc.ca
Twitter: @CBCVancouver

WHAT:             To celebrate CBC/Radio-Canada's 75th Anniversary, CBC Prince George is opening its doors to the public for a joint Open House with CBC Prince Rupert.

The public can meet local hosts, tour the studios, win prizes and much more. Light refreshments will also be served. 

WHEN:             October 1st from 9 am - 1 pm

WHERE:           890 Victoria Street, Prince George, BC

WHO:               Meet host Mark Forsythe host of BC Almanac

Robert Doane and Carolina de Ryk, hosts of Daybreak North

                        Betsy Trumpener from CBC News

Pamela McCall, morning host of a new CBC Radio news segment

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For additional information, please contact:
Asifa Lalji, APR
CBC English Communications
Ph: 604-662-6464
Email: asifa.lalji@cbc.ca

Kelowna, BC - September 14, 2011 -To celebrate CBC/Radio-Canada's 75th Anniversary, CBC Kelowna is holding several events for the public, including a public Open House, a free concert hosted by CBC Radio's Sheryl MacKay and the first Kelowna public recording of CBC's The Debaters.

"Kelowna is one of the cities included in CBC/Radio-Canada's service expansion in the 5 year strategic plan, Everyone, Every Way." says Johnny Michel, managing director of CBC British Columbia. "We've invested in modern technology and invested in the community with a new afternoon show. We look forward to connecting with the community and bringing more of CBC to Kelowna."

The new afternoon show, Radio West, will be hosted by CBC veteran Rebecca Zandbergen. The show offers more local news, weather, traffic and stories from Kelowna and the Okanagan and starts October 11.

The public can meet Rebecca, new morning show host Chris Walker and Sheryl MacKay, host of CBC Radio's North by Northwest, during a free open house on October 1. The Open House will be held from 10 am - 4 pm at CBC Kelowna on 243 Lawrence Avenue. The public can tour the studios, get behind the mic and read a radio script, meet the staff and on-air personalities, win prizes and much more.

Host Sheryl MacKay will also host a free concert in the "Why Music Works" series. Her co-host will be musician and music educator June Goldsmith who will be exploring the life and music of Chopin, with musical illustrations from two local favourites Colleen and Alicia Venables. The event will be held October 2nd at 2 pm at the Mary Irwin Theatre in Kelowna.

The public can reserve a seat for this free event by emailing rsvp.radio@cbc.ca

And for the first time in Kelowna, CBC will hold a public recording of the radio and television hit The Debaters. The event will be held October 4th at 7:30 pm at the Kelowna Community Theatre.

The evening includes six debates by 12 comics including local comic Tim Nutt who will debate Vancouver Improv Star, Roman Danylo on the topic "Sasquatch vs. Ogopogo: who is the superior legendary creature?"

Tickets can be purchased through www.selectyourtickets.com

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For additional information, please contact:
Asifa Lalji, APR
CBC English Communications
Ph: 604-662-6464
Email: asifa.lalji@cbc.ca

 

Vancouver, August 31, 2011- Fans of CBC Radio One 88.9FM in Kelowna will have a new morning show host and a new afternoon radio show focused on Kelowna and surrounding areas. A familiar voice to British Columbians, radio host and journalist Chris Walker will assume duties on Kelowna's morning radio program Daybreak South (6-8:37am, Monday to Friday) September 6. The following month, another CBC veteran, Rebecca Zandbergen, will introduce an all-new afternoon program, yet to be named, from 4-6pm weekdays.
 
"As we announced earlier this year, enhancing service to local communities is an integral part of our current five-year strategy, 'Everyone, Every Way'," says Johnny Michel, managing director for British Columbia. "Kelowna residents are closely engaged with their communities and we look forward to supporting that engagement in one of the province's most vibrant cities. We're excited to have such talented hosts like Chris and Rebecca join the team."
 
Walker has worked for CBC in Victoria and Prince George, where for three years he hosted the morning show for Northern B.C. He has also freelanced for the CBC from the Middle East, where he reported from Egypt, Israel and the Palestinian Territories. He's an enthusiastic gardener and amateur chef who also runs and plays field hockey. A native of Galiano Island, he holds a degree in American history from the University of Victoria and a graduate degree in journalism from Carleton University in Ottawa.
 
Zandbergen comes to Kelowna from CBC Ottawa, where she hosted programs such as Ottawa Morning, All In A Day, In Town and Out and Bandwidth. Elsewhere in the country, she's covered the Yukon legislature, bush fires in Alberta and the Halifax art scene. She also teaches journalism, most recently at Carleton University. She has filed radio documentaries from Rwanda and South Africa. She's an avid runner and enjoys travelling and blogging.
 
In addition to improving local service, the "Everyone, Every Way" strategic plan also focuses on enhancements to CBC's digital offer and its Canadian programming. More information is available at:www.cbc.radio-canada.ca/strategy2015/ 

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For additional information, please contact:
Asifa Lalji, APR
CBC English Communications
604.662.6464  or Asifa.Lalji@cbc.ca 
 

CBC NEWS VANCOUVER AT SIX NOW ON CHEK, 7 DAYS A WEEK

January 6, 2011 - CBC News and CBC British Columbia announced today the expansion of CBC News Vancouver at Six on CHEK.

Beginning January 15, CBC News Vancouver will add new 30-minute weekend newscasts to the CHEK lineup, complementing the existing CBC News Vancouver at Six newscast seen during the week. These new broadcasts will make CBC News Vancouver at Six available 7 days a week on CHEK. The weekend team includes host Aarti Pole, sports with Karin Larsen and weather with Simone Grewal.

"Viewers on the Island have embraced the partnership CBC BC has developed with CHEK," says Johnny Michel, Managing Director, CBC British Columbia. "In addition to getting the best in news, sports and weather from the CBC News Vancouver team during the week, they will now have a great new weekend newscast hosted by Aarti Pole to get them ready for the week ahead."

CBC News Vancouver has been seen at 6 pm on CHEK since April 2010 when host Tony Parsons joined Gloria Macarenko, Shane Foxman and Claire Martin as part of the CBC News Vancouver team.

"CBC News Vancouver at Six has been a strong addition to our weekday news programming," says John Pollard, President CHEK Media Group. "CBC Vancouver's weekend news will complement our own top-rated Island-based weekend newscast, hosted by Skye Ryan, and provide our viewers with enhanced regional coverage seven days a week."

For more information on CBC News Vancouver Saturday and Sunday, visit cbc.ca/vancouverweekend

For more information on CBC in British Columbia, visit cbc.ca/bc

For information on CHEK TV, visit cheknews.ca


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Media Contact:
Asifa Lalji, APR
CBC English Communications
604.662.6464
asifa.lalji@cbc.ca
Twitter: @CBCVancouver

 

December 8, 2010 - The 24th annual CBC/Radio-Canada's Open House and Food Bank Day raised a record $444,680 for local food banks across B.C.
 
The day began on December 3rd at 5:30 am with CBC's The Early Edition kicking things off with special guests including George Stroumboulopoulos, host of George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight and Mayor Gregor Robertson who played tuba with business mogul Jim Pattison.
 
More than 5000 people toured the new Vancouver Broadcast Centre and interacted with hosts and reporters from CBC and Radio-Canada, toured the state-of-the-art integrated news room, radio studios for English and French productions, and tried their hand at being a news anchor in CBC's Studio 60. The evening ended on a high note with a free concert by Barney Bentall and The Grand Cariboo Opry.
 
"Once again, the community came out in full force," said Johnny Michel, managing director of CBC British Columbia. "Together, we raised much needed funds for some of British Columbia's most needy. This year, we had some incredible support from our network personalities who joined our local hosts and reporters for this fantastic event."
 
The National's chief correspondent, Peter Mansbridge, CBC Radio's Jian Ghomeshi, CBC TV's George Stroumboulopoulos and Jim Treliving joined forces with local personalities such as Tony Parsons and Gloria Macarenko, Claire Martin, Shane Foxman and Stephen Quinn for this full day of activity and fundraising.
 
Activity on twitter was strong with the designated event hashtag #cbcopenhouse trending in Canada for most of the day.
 
More than just a traditional broadcaster, CBC/Radio-Canada is a content company, the home of Canadian programming and a multimedia leader with a solid presence in every region. One of the country's largest cultural institutions, the Corporation delivers its various services to all Canadians on platforms ranging from radio, television and the Web, to satellite radio and digital audio.

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For more information, and photos, please contact:
Asifa Lalji, APR         
CBC English Communications   
Ph: 604.662.6464   
 
 
November 24, 2010 - CBC/Radio-Canada opens its doors to the public for another Open House Food Bank Day. Local personalities such as Tony Parsons, Gloria Macarenko and Rick Cluff will be joined this year by some of CBC's most popular network personalities to help raise funds for food banks in BC.

Peter Mansbridge, iconic host of CBC's The National, will be leading a team of network stars including Jian Ghomeshi, host of CBC Radio's Q, George Stroumboulopoulos from George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight and Jim Treliving from Dragons' Den.

"Last year's event was a huge success with thousands of people touring the building and meeting our local personalities," says Johnny Michel, managing director of CBC  British Columbia. "This year, the public will also have the opportunity to meet their network personalities who are excited to join us in this great cause."

The event will begin with a live broadcast of The Early Edition at 5:30 am and continue broadcasting live for most of the day including CBC News Vancouver at 5, 5:30 and 6 pm. The public will be able to participate in tours of the building, including a behind the scenes look at the state-of-the-art integrated newsroom, meet CBC hosts and reporters and get a chance to try hosting the news in CBC's Studio 60 until 8:00 pm. The evening will end with a live concert with Barney Bentall and The Grand Cariboo Opry.

The CBC Vancouver Broadcast Centre, located at 700 Hamilton Street, has raised funds for food banks around the province for the last 23 years. Last year, the event celebrated the opening of the newly designed building and raised more than $600,000 for local food banks, the majority of which were by individual donations.

Food Bank volunteers will be on site accepting donations. Donations can be made online now at www.cbc.ca/bc/openhouse-foodbankday.   

To make a donation to the Food Bank, and for more information about CBC/Radio-Canada's Open House & Food Bank Day go to www.cbc.ca/bc/openhouse-foodbankday. You can follow us on twitter at @CBCVancouver and #cbcopenhouse and on Facebook at facebook.com/VancouverCBC and the public can also check in on Foursquare at the CBC Shop for a free button.

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For more information, please contact:
Asifa Lalji, APR
CBC English Communications
604.662.6464
asifa.lalji@cbc.ca
Twitter: @CBCVancouver


NEWS DAY STUDENTS BREAK EXCLUSIVE STORIES
Student reporters' stories on CBC and the Vancouver Sun on November 18

November 15, 2010 - On November 18, 30 student journalists will report the stories they have been working on for the last six weeks. Stories will be heard on CBC Radio One starting at 5:30 am, appear on CBC News Vancouver at 5, 5:30 and 6 pm and be available online all day. New for this year, students will also be producing stories for The Vancouver Sun.

Students from across Metro Vancouver were selected after pitching their stories during a two-day audition process in October. CBC and Vancouver Sun staff mentored successful students with their stories.

Students are tackling tough issues including an intense rivalry between two Vancouver schools, cyber bullying -which has prompted an RCMP investigation, a new fashion trend - which could pose a serious health risk and racial discrimination. As well, one student will be featuring an exclusive interview with the mom of a student who was beaten to death at a local school.

 "The students really raised the bar this year," says Johnny Michel, managing director of CBC British Columbia. "There was a real competitiveness and passion the students brought to their work and it will show in their stories."

On November 18, stories will be heard on CBC Radio One's The Early Edition, BC Almanac and On The Coast, seen on CBC News Vancouver at 5, 5:30 and 6, appear on cbc.ca/bc throughout the day and in The Vancouver Sun. On radio and tv, students will co-host segments, report on original stories as well as report on sports and weather. A special arts story will be heard on November 20 on the weekend show North by Northwest.

For more information on News Day in B.C., visit the website at www.cbc.ca/bc/newsday, follow the hashtag #cbcnewsday on Twitter and join us on www.facebook.com/VancouverCBC.


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Media Contact:
Asifa Lalji
CBC English Communications
604.662.6464
asifa.lalji@cbc.ca
Twitter: @CBCVancouver

 

VANCOUVER STUDENT ROAN SHANKARUK WINS CBC RADIO'S OTC UNPLUGGED

 

November 5, 2010 - CBC Radio One's On The Coast today announced the winner of the best high school solo singer/songwriter in the Lower Mainland contest OTC Unplugged, Roan Shankaruk from Vancouver Technical School in Vancouver, BC. Judges chose Roan after a final performance of the top three students from the contest during a special live broadcast of On The Coast from CBC Vancouver's Studio 700 today.

Thirteen year old Roan performed two original songs on piano including "The Compromise", a musical theatre piece.

"What a fantastic performance by all three students," said Stephen Quinn, host of On The Coast. "The audience and judges were blown away by the performers. They all have bright futures ahead of them."

Roan will receive an all day recording session with Juno-nominated CBC music producer, Jon Siddall, in one of CBC's state-of-the-art recording studios. She will also receive a radio-ready copy of her single, which will be featured nationally on CBC Radio 3 by host Lisa Christiansen, as well as 100 CDs and cases from Digital Media Alliance, and a week to produce a music video at Gulf Islands Film and Television School.

The show, which was streamed live on the web, is available on demand at www.cbc.ca/onthecoast/otcunplugged.

On The Coast is hosted by Stephen Quinn and can be heard on CBC Radio One weekdays from 3-6 pm on 88.1 FM and 690 AM in Metro Vancouver.


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For more information, contact:
Asifa Lalji, APR
CBC English Communications
604.662.6464 / 604.340.4975
asifa.lalji@cbc.ca

 

CBC'S ON THE COAST REVEALS SHORTLIST FOR OTC UNPLUGGED
Top 13 high school solo singer/songwriters chosen through online votes and judge's picks

October 20, 2010 - CBC Radio One's On The Coast marks the first milestone for OTC Unplugged announcing its shortlist, drawn from an online poll and judge's wildcard votes. Over 8,500 unique votes were logged on the website.

The top 13 students are:

JJ Asuming-Tawiah, "Mr. Shy" - St. George's School, Vancouver
Asha Diaz, "Bus Stop" - Handsworth Secondary School, North Vancouver
Larissa Feng, "Love Maybe" - Point Grey Secondary School - Vancouver
Luke Wallace, "We Walk Slow," - Magee Secondary School, Vancouver
Glen Jackson, "Souls on Fire" - D.W. Poppy Secondary School, Langley
Kate Kurdyak, "Don't You Let Go" - Lord Byng Secondary School, Vancouver
Rob Walker, "All I Need" - Langley Education Centre, Langley
Brook Potter, "You Make Me Smile" - Chilliwack Secondary School, Chilliwack
Katie Green, "Running Shoes" - Lord Byng Secondary School, Vancouver
Sarah Houtman, "Back to the Start" - Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School, Vancouver
Kendall Wooding, "The Shelter" - Argyle Secondary School, North Vancouver
Roan Shankaruk, "The Compromise" - Vancouver Technical Secondary School, Vancouver
Sky Lambourne, "Outer Space" - Templeton Secondary School, Vancouver

"The response and support for this contest has been amazing," said Stephen Quinn, host of On The Coast. "CBC is pleased to be supporting the musical aspirations of these talented local students."

Songs from the shortlist will be featured on On The Coast over the next two weeks, while the judges deliberate on the Top 3. The Top 3 will be featured in a live performance during the show's broadcast on November 5, with the winner being announced at the end of the show.

The top three finalists will get Long & McQuade gift certificates and will play in an all-finalists show at Trees Organic Coffee House in Vancouver.

The winner will receive an all day recording session with a Juno-nominated CBC music producer, Jon Siddall, in one of CBC's state-of the art recording studios and the band will receive a radio-ready copy of their single, which will be featured nationally on CBC Radio 3 by host Lisa Christiansen. The winner will also receive a week at Gulf Islands Film and Television School to produce a music video.

For more information on OTC Unplugged, visit the website at http://www.cbc.ca/onthecoast/otcunplugged/ Follow us on Twitter at #otcunplugged and on Facebook at facebook.com/OTCUnplugged.

On The Coast is hosted by Stephen Quinn and can be heard on CBC Radio One weekdays from 3-6 pm on 88.1 FM and 690 AM in Metro Vancouver.

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For more information, contact:
Asifa Lalji, APR
CBC English Communications
604.662.6464
asifa.lalji@cbc.ca
Twitter - @CBCVancouver

FINAL 30 HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS CHOSEN FOR CBC'S NEWS DAY IN B.C.

October 14, 2010 - More than 130 students auditioned over two days at the CBC Vancouver Broadcast Centre for a coveted spot as a 2010 News Day in B.C reporter and the final 30 have been chosen.

Students sat at the CBC news desk and were filmed as they pitched a story idea that was important to them. The final 30 were chosen based on creativity of their pitch, clarity of message and overall enthusiasm.

"As News Day in B.C. enters its third year, the ambition and enthusiasm of the students continues to grow," says Johnny Michel, managing director of CBC British Columbia. "It is amazing to hear the topics this generation feels compelled to shed light on."

The final 30 students are:
Tovi Borins, Magee Secondary School, Vancouver
Beth Bowers, Moscrop Secondary School, Burnaby
Viola Chen, Port Moody Secondary School, Port Moody
Carol Dou, Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School, Vancouver
Victoria Fawkes, Argyle Secondary School, Vancouver
Maria Fung, Little Flower Academy, Vancouver
Kelly Furey, St. Thomas More Collegiate, Burnaby
Calliandra Grekul, New Westminster Secondary School, New Westminster
Leslie Jahava, Langley Fine Arts School, Langley
Diyyinah Jamora, Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School, Vancouver
Shreya Khanna, Fleetwood Park Secondary School, Surrey
Chelsea Lee, Hugh Boyd Secondary School, Richmond
Juliette Levine, Mulgrave School, West Vancouver
Nancy Li, Seaquam Secondary School, Delta
Hobson Lin, Prince of Wales Secondary School, Vancouver
Zoe Luba, Seycove Secondary School, North Vancouver
Bronwyn McCarter, West Vancouver Secondary School, West Vancouver
Hafsa Mohamud, Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School, Vancouver
Baanu Murugiah, Sir Charles Tupper Secondary School, Vancouver
Shaaneabbas Nathu, Hugh Boyd Secondary School, Richmond
Haider Nayani, Port Moody Secondary School, Port Moody
Lisa Odland, Seycove Secondary School, North Vancouver
Miguel Ramos, St. Thomas More Collegiate, Burnaby
Douglas Scandrett, Elgin Park Secondary School, Surrey
Meghan Shields, Kitsilano Secondary School, Vancouver
Taryn Stikney, South Delta Secondary School, Delta
Laura Tsai, St. Johns School, Vancouver
Mamta Virk, John Oliver Secondary School, Vancouver
Xinia Wang, Richmond Secondary School, Richmond
Adam Zohar, Hugh Boyd Secondary School, Richmond     


Students will spend the next few weeks researching, writing, and putting together their stories for broadcast and print.

On November 18, stories will be heard on CBC Radio's The Early Edition, On The Coast and North by Northwest, seen on CBC News Vancouver at 5, 5:30 and 6, appear on cbc.ca/bc throughout the day and in The Vancouver Sun. On radio and tv, students will co-host segments, report on original stories as well as report on sports and weather.

For more information on News Day in B.C., visit the website at www.cbc.ca/bc/newsday, follow the hashtag #cbcnewsday on Twitter and join us on www.facebook.com/VancouverCBC.


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Media Contact:
Asifa Lalji
CBC English Communications
604.662.6464
asifa.lalji@cbc.ca
Twitter: @CBCVancouver

MEDIA ADVISORY

What: 
News Day in B.C. student auditions - Auditions are around the corner!
More than 200 students attended the journalism workshops September 25 and 26 and more than 100 students from Metro Vancouver are expected to attend auditions. They will pitch their best story ideas from the CBC news anchor desk in the hopes of securing one of 30 coveted spots as a News Day in B.C. student reporter for CBC Vancouver or the Vancouver Sun.

When:   
Saturday, October 2, 2010:
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 3, 2010:
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Where:   
CBC Vancouver Broadcast Centre, 700 Hamilton Street, Vancouver, B.C.

Who:   
Students in grades 10,11 and 12 from across Metro Vancouver

About News Day in B.C. - CBC and the Vancouver Sun journalists mentor local high school students and help them tell the stories that matter to them the most. Topics are chosen by students and reflect what's happening in their communities.

News Day in B.C. is November 18. Stories will be heard on CBC Radio's The Early Edition and On The Coast, seen on CBC News Vancouver at 5, 5:30 and 6, appear on cbc.ca/bc throughout the day and in The Vancouver Sun. On radio and tv, students will co-host segments, as well as report on sports and weather.

For more information on News Day in B.C. and to see footage from last year, visit the website at www.cbc.ca/bc/newsday, follow the hashtag #cbcnewsday on Twitter and join us on Facebook at facebook.com/VancouverCBC

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Media are asked to register in advance if they are attending the audition so we can accommodate any pictures or interview requests.

For additional information, and to register, contact:
Asifa Lalji
CBC English Communications
604.662.6464
asifa.lalji@cbc.ca
Twitter: @CBCVancouver

 

CBC Radio One's On The Coast launches OTC Unplugged - the search for the best high school solo singer/songwriter in the Lower Mainland and Sea-to-Sky corridor.

The video news release will launch in a YouTube Video.

For more information, visit cbc.ca/onthecoast

Media Contact:

Asifa Lalji

CBC English Communications

Phone: 604.662.6464

Email: asifa.lalji@cbc.ca

Twitter: @CBCVancouver

MEDIA ADVISORY AND PHOTO OPPORTUNITY

CBC NEWS VANCOUVER IN RICHMOND SEPTEMBER 24

 

September 21, 2010 - As part of a commitment to connecting with the community, Tony Parsons, Gloria Macarenko and Shane Foxman will be speaking to students at McMath Secondary School (4251 Garry Street, Richmond, BC) about CBC Vancouver's student journalism initiative, News Day in BC, as well as broadcasting, and youth in media from 1 - 2 pm on September 24.

 

Also at 1 pm, Claire Martin will be speaking to students at Terra Nova Sharing Farm (2631 Westminster Hwy., Richmond, BC) about meteorology and environmental sustainability.

 

Following the speaking engagements, the team will be at the Richmond Night Market (12631 Vulcan Way, Richmond, BC) for a live broadcast of CBC News Vancouver at 5, 5:30 and 6 pm hosted with Tony Parsons, Gloria Macarenko, Claire Martin and Shane Foxman.

 

The broadcast will be preceded by performances by the Richmond Youth Honour Choir and the Boyd Drummers at beginning at 4 pm.

 

Follow CBC News Vancouver On The Road on Twitter at @CBCVancouver and #cbcroadshow. Join us on Facebook at CBC Vancouver.

 

Media contact:

Asifa Lalji

CBC English Communications

604.662.6464

asifa.lalji@cbc.ca

Twitter: @CBCVancouver

On site media contact:

David Jang

CBC English Communications

604.340.8774

david.jang@cbc.ca

 
 

 

 

 

 

MEDIA ADVISORY AND PHOTO OPPORTUNITY


CBC NEWS VANCOUVER IN ABBOTSFORD SEPTEMBER 23


September 21, 2010 - As part of a commitment to connecting with the community, Shane Foxman and Gloria Macarenko from the CBC News Vancouver team will be speaking to a journalism class at the University of the Fraser Valley (University House lounge, SE side of Campus, 33844 King Road at Mackenize, Abbotsford, BC) from noon - 1 pm on September 23. They will be speaking to students about journalism and the current shift in media.

Following the speaking engagement, the team will be at the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre (33800 King Road, Abbotsford, BC) for a live broadcast of CBC News Vancouver at 5, 5:30 and 6 pm hosted with Tony Parsons, Gloria Macarenko, Claire Martin and Shane Foxman. The broadcast is in part of a public free skating event called Breaking in the Ice.

Following the broadcast, Tony Parsons will be speaking to local business professionals at Chamber Connections at the Ramada (36035 North Parallel Road, Abbotsford, BC).

Follow CBC News Vancouver On The Road on Twitter at @CBCVancouver and #cbcroadshow. Join us on Facebook at CBC Vancouver.


Media contact:

Asifa Lalji

CBC English Communications

Ph: 604.662.6464

asifa.lalji@cbc.ca

Twitter: @CBCVancouver

 

On site media contact:

David Jang

CBC English Communications

Ph: 604.340.8774

david.jang@cbc.ca

 


 

MEDIA ADVISORY AND PHOTO OPPORTUNITY

CBC NEWS VANCOUVER IN SURREY SEPTEMBER 21-22

September 20, 2010 - As part of a commitment to connecting with the community, the CBC News Vancouver team will be speaking at a number of events in Surrey on September 21-22.

September 21:
Claire Martin and Shane Foxman will speak to students in the SFU Arts and Technology program (13450 102 Avenue, Surrey, BC) on broadcasting and the media from 1:30 - 2:30 pm.

Following the speaking engagement, the team will be at the Central City Shopping Centre (10153 King George Blvd., Surrey, BC) for a live broadcast of CBC News Vancouver at 5, 5:30 and 6 pm hosted by Tony Parsons and Gloria Macarenko with Claire Martin reporting on weather, and Shane Foxman reporting on sports.

The broadcast will be preceded by performances by the ENTI Hip Hop dancers and the Semiahmoo Jazz Band beginning at 4 pm.

September 22:
Tony Parsons, Gloria Macarenko, Claire Martin and Shane Foxman will be speaking to an all-school assembly at the Bell Theatre at Sullivan Heights Secondary School (6248-144th Street, Surrey, BC) from 1:30 - 2:30 pm.

Following the speaking engagement, the team will be broadcasting CBC News Vancouver at 5, 5:30 and 6 pm live from the atrium of the Sullivan Heights Secondary School.

The broadcast will be preceded by performances by the Sullivan Heights Secondary Senior Concert Band, the ENTI hip hop dancers and bhangra dancers beginning at 4 pm.

Following the broadcast, Gloria Macarenko will be speaking at the 14th Annual Police Officer of the Year Awards (15269 104th Avenue, Surrey, BC).

Follow CBC News Vancouver On The Road on Twitter at @CBCVancouver and #cbcroadshow. Join us on Facebook at CBC Vancouver.

Media contact:

Asifa Lalji

CBC English Communications

Ph: 604.662.6464

asifa.lalji@cbc.ca

Twitter: @CBCVancouver

On site media contact:

David Jang

CBC English Communications

Ph: 604.340.8774

david.jang@cbc.ca

 

MEDIA ADVISORY AND PHOTO OPPORTUNITY

CBC NEWS VANCOUVER IN SURREY SEPTEMBER 21-22

September 20, 2010 - As part of a commitment to connecting with the community, the CBC News Vancouver team will be speaking at a number of events in Surrey on September 21-22.

September 21:
Claire Martin and Shane Foxman will speak to students in the SFU Arts and Technology program (13450 102 Avenue, Surrey, BC) on broadcasting and the media from 1:30 - 2:30 pm.

Following the speaking engagement, the team will be at the Central City Shopping Centre (10153 King George Blvd., Surrey, BC) for a live broadcast of CBC News Vancouver at 5, 5:30 and 6 pm hosted by Tony Parsons and Gloria Macarenko with Claire Martin reporting on weather, and Shane Foxman reporting on sports.

The broadcast will be preceded by performances by the ENTI Hip Hop dancers and the Semiahmoo Jazz Band beginning at 4 pm.

September 22:
Tony Parsons, Gloria Macarenko, Claire Martin and Shane Foxman will be speaking to an all-school assembly at the Bell Theatre at Sullivan Heights Secondary School (6248-144th Street, Surrey, BC) from 1:30 - 2:30 pm.

Following the speaking engagement, the team will be broadcasting CBC News Vancouver at 5, 5:30 and 6 pm live from the atrium of the Sullivan Heights Secondary School.

The broadcast will be preceded by performances by the Sullivan Heights Secondary Senior Concert Band, the ENTI hip hop dancers and bhangra dancers beginning at 4 pm.

Following the broadcast, Gloria Macarenko will be speaking at the 14th Annual Police Officer of the Year Awards (15269 104th Avenue, Surrey, BC).

Follow CBC News Vancouver On The Road on Twitter at @CBCVancouver and #cbcroadshow. Join us on Facebook at CBC Vancouver.

Media contact:

Asifa Lalji

CBC English Communications

Ph: 604.662.6464

asifa.lalji@cbc.ca

Twitter: @CBCVancouver

On site media contact:

David Jang

CBC English Communications

Ph: 604.340.8774

david.jang@cbc.ca

 

MEDIA ADVISORY AND PHOTO OPPORTUNITY


CBC NEWS VANCOUVER IN LANGLEY AND FORT LANGLEY SEPTEMBER 20


September 20, 2010 - As part of a commitment to connecting with the community, the CBC News Vancouver team will be speaking at the Langley Fine Arts School (9096 Trattle Street, Langley, BC) from 1:30 - 2:30 pm today.

Tony Parsons, Gloria Macarenko and Shane Foxman will be speaking to an assembly of grade 11 and 12 students about broadcasting and journalism. Claire Martin will be speaking to students in the grade 8 and 9 science program about the environment and weather.

Following the speaking engagement, the team will be at the Fort Langley Heritage CN Station (9226 Glover Road, Fort Langley, BC) for a live broadcast of CBC News Vancouver at 5, 5:30 and 6 pm. The broadcast will be preceded by a performance by the Langley Ukulele Ensemble at 4 pm.

Follow CBC News Vancouver On The Road on Twitter at @CBCVancouver and #cbcroadshow.  Join us on Facebook at CBC Vancouver.


Media contact:

Asifa Lalji

CBC English Communications

Phone: 604.662.6464

asifa.lalji@cbc.ca

Twitter: @CBCVancouver

 

On site media contact:

David Jang

CBC English Communications

Phone: 604.340.8744

david.jang@cbc.ca

 

 


 

CBC VANCOUVER'S NEWS DAY IN B.C. RETURNS ON NOVEMBER 18

RTNDA Award winning high school student media project now includes print journalism

September 15, 2010 - Registration is underway for the 3rd News Day in B.C. journalism initiative developed by CBC Vancouver. The Vancouver Sun is partnering with CBC this year, which will allow students the opportunity to write for the major daily newspaper.

"Partnering with the Vancouver Sun is a great fit for News Day in B.C.," says Johnny Michel, Managing Director of CBC British Columbia. "Students have successfully taken over CBC's radio, television and online platforms to share stories that are important to their generation, and adding print will give them an additional voice in their community."

The project is open to high school students in grade 10-12 in Metro Vancouver and begins with workshops at the CBC Vancouver Broadcast Centre September 25 and 26. During the workshops, CBC reporters and hosts as well at journalists from The Vancouver Sun will teach students the principals of researching, writing and producing news stories.

Following the workshops, students will audition for one of 30 coveted student reporter spots. Students who secure a spot will then work with their CBC and Vancouver Sun mentors to develop, write and produce their stories for broadcast on November 18.

This hands-on program allows students the unique opportunity to shape the news and highlight important issues through mainstream media. Past stories featured on News Day in B.C. include the rise of "sexting" using cell phones to send explicit pictures and messages, the rise of plastic surgery among teens and a new grading system implemented by the provincial government.

On November 18, stories will be heard on CBC Radio's The Early Edition and On The Coast, seen on CBC News Vancouver at 5, 5:30 and 6, appear on cbc.ca/bc throughout the day and in The Vancouver Sun. On radio and tv, students will co-host segments, as well as report on sports and weather.

For more information on News Day in B.C., register and see footage from last year, visit the website at www.cbc.ca/bc/newsday, follow the hashtag #cbcnewsday on Twitter and join us on Facebook at CBC Vancouver.

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Media Contact:
Asifa Lalji
CBC English Communications
604.662.6464
asifa.lalji@cbc.ca
Twitter: @CBCVancouver

CBC NEWS VANCOUVER GOES ON THE ROAD SEPTEMBER 20-24

Live broadcasts from Abbotsford, Fort Langley, Richmond and Surrey

 

September 14, 2010 - The public is invited to watch live broadcasts of CBC News Vancouver at 5, 5:30 and 6 pm as the team takes the local news program on the road.

Hosts Tony Parsons and Gloria Macarenko will broadcast the day's top stories, with weather by Claire Martin and sports with Shane Foxman.

In addition to the live broadcast, there will be live entertainment as well as the chance to win some great prizes.

September 20
The Fort Langley Heritage CN Station, 9226 Glover Road, Fort Langley, B.C.

  
September 21
Central City Shopping Centre, 10153 King George Highway, Surrey, B.C.

 
September 22
Sullivan Heights Secondary School, 6248 144th Street, Surrey, B.C.

 
September 23
Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre -Breaking in the Ice a free skating event

33800 King Road, Abbotsford, B.C.

 
September 24
Richmond Night Market,12631 Vulcan Way, Richmond B.C. (opening early)
 

The team will also be participating in community events, giving the public an additional opportunity to meet their favourite local CBC personality.

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September 8, 2010 - CBC British Columbia announced today the addition of Chris Carter to the CBC Vancouver team. Carter will provide live business and financial reports during CBC Radio One's top-rated morning show, The Early Edition, beginning September 13 as well as analysis for CBC News Vancouver.

 

Carter is a veteran in the investment and wealth management sector, columnist and broadcaster. He brings a strong local perspective to financial and business stories.

 

"Chris is a natural fit to The Early Edition team," says Johnny Michel, Managing Director, CBC British Columbia. "Listeners have told us they want to hear more business and financial reports from an expert who understands global markets and the impact felt locally."

 

The Early Edition with host Rick Cluff, offers listeners in-depth stories, breaking news, traffic and weather each weekday. Carter's business reports will focus on local, national and international business news, as well as a review of the stock market and currencies and will be heard at 6:25, 7:25 and 8:25 am.

 

Chris began his financial career in 1993 and holds the Professional Wealth Management designations from both the Canadian Securities Institute and the internationally recognized Investment Management Consultants Association.  He is a graduate of BCIT and IMCA Certified Investment Management Analyst Program as offered through the Wharton School. He added the role of broadcaster to his career in 1997 and also writes and produces The Weekly Market Recap newsletter.

 

He is currently Associate Director, Wealth Management and Portfolio Manager for The Carter Group at ScotiaMcLeod.

 

The Early Edition can be heard on CBC Radio One starting at 5:37 am on 88.1 FM and 690 AM in Metro Vancouver. 

 

For more information on CBC in British Columbia, visit cbc.ca/bc

 

 

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