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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

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March 12 - 15, 2012
 
Stephen Quinn, host of CBC Radio One's On The Coast speaks to Luke Brocki, a 30-something Vancouver reporter who set out on a month long journey in search of home ownership.  Despite making a good wage and being pre-approved for a mortgage, Luke soon discovers the only place he can afford to buy a home is nowhere near where he thought he would be.

 

Tune in to CBC radio, television, and online tomorrow, Tuesday, February 21 for the most complete coverage of the 2012 BC Budget. We'll be live from Victoria as Finance Minister Kevin Falcon 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. He'll be joined by Legislative reporter Jeff Davies and political consultant and former deputy minister under both Social Credit & NDP governments Bob Pleca.  Jo-Ann Roberts, host of All Points West is in Victoria and will be talking to British Columbians from all facets of the province's economy on how the 2012 Budget will affect them. 

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. 

Be a part of the conversation - join our live online chat at cbc.ca/bc as the budget is delivered (approximately 3 pm). Our web journalists will provide the latest updates on the budget announcement with analysis from Michael Prince, UVIC Political Science professor..

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

2011_CBC_OHFBD_OneSheet_B.jpgFriday, December 2, 2011 marks the 25th Anniversary of CBC/Radio-Canada's Food Bank Day at CBC Vancouver Broadcast Centre. We're inviting you to join us for a full day of fun including newsroom tours, live broadcasts and the opportunity to meet CBC personalities including Tony Parsons, Gloria Macarenko, Rick Cluff, Stephen Quinn, CBC's George Stroumboulopoulos and Hockey Night in Canada's Scott Russell.

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

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

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

For more information on how to donate, please visit CBC British Columbia's 25th Annual Food Bank Day & Open House. 
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Canada's crumbling infrastructure needs billions of dollars worth of basic maintenance, and that's not counting the billions more needed to upgrade and modernize it. Starting this Sunday, November 20th, CBC News is featuring a special report:The Big Fix that goes into communities across the country to take a closer look at what's being done, what's needed most, and how Canadians will pay for it all. 


Our coverage across all CBC News platforms will explore the issues that matter to Canadians concerning major problems with the infrastructure where they live.

CBC British Columbia is also taking part in the series with local programming including The Early Edition and CBC News Vancouver.


Debut: Sunday, November 20
CBC News will talk about the one quarter of all waste water treatment plants that will need to be replaced when the government implements new regulation standards at the end of this year.  

Monday, November 22
Melanie Nagy kicks off the week on CBC News Network, and World Report and with the results of our exclusive CBC News poll that asks Canadians how much they are willing to pay  to improve their commute. You'll be surprised at the results. 

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CBC Radio One presents Civic Election 2011. Tune in to your local CBC Radio One station to hear results from municipalities in your area.

Here in Vancouver, CBC On The Coast, Stephen Quinn will host the live special, starting at 8pm when the polls close. He will be joined by Cecilia Walters at the results desk, bringing you the outcome of voting from Whistler to Chilliwack.

You'll hear interviews with newly-elected and returning mayors, and analysis from our civic vote panellists - Frances Bula and Gordon Price.

For more information and updates on the coverage of Civic Election 2011, visit CBC's Election Connection website.


Remembrance Day  Image.JPGOn November 11, tune into CBC Radio One as shows across British Columbia broadcast special programs to honour Canadians who have served and continue to serve this country. 

Join host Rick Cluff and The Early Edition team for their special "The Act of Remembrance". The focus will be how and why we commemorate November 11th. Hear stories from people who have served, those still on active duty, and those who have never seen combat, and how the occasion affects them. Discover why people chose different ways to mark the occasion, some through musical celebration and some through quiet contemplation. The Early Edition airs 5:30 - 8:30 am.

At 11 am join CBC Radio One listeners in BC take part in the moment of silence and remembrance.

Stay tuned in to BC Almanac as host Mark Forsythe features conversations from the "Highway of Heroes on Highway One". Mark will speak to veterans in Metro Vancouver about their experiences. The show runs noon - 1 pm and includes calls from listeners.

Starting at 3 pm, On The Coast with Stephen Quinn looks at the changing face of veterans the issues they face today. The show will explore the questions of what the word veteran means in 2011 including the diversity of experiences from young and old veterans from different generations. 

CBC Radio One can be heard on 88.1 FM and 690 Am in Metro Vancouver.
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CBC is proud to sponsor the Angel Campaign at Vancouver General Hospital (VGH) this holiday season. The Angel Campaign helps 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 Angels to loved ones or special doctors, nurses or caregivers 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 displayed on trees at the Winter Wonderland in the Diamond Family Courtyard at VGH in December.


Two campaign highlights will take place December 15th:

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 the Early Edition team broadcasts live from VGH. You can also come by VGH to watch it all happen.

Angel Dedication Event: come to VGH at 11:30am and be part of an event honouring and celebrating the season and angels around us. CBC News Vancouver's Gloria Macarenko will be a part of the ceremony.

Please be a "Guardian Angel" and support the hospitals with a donation and Angel Dedication. 
Visit www.angelsatvgh.ca to dedicate an Angel and help decorate our tree.

RobertsonGregor150w.jpgAntonSuzanne150.jpgJoin Vancouver mayoral candidates Suzanne Anton (Non-Partisan Association) and Gregor Robertson (Vision Vancouver) as they debate the issues that matter most to Vancouverites. The 90 minute debate will take place on Wednesday November 9 at 7pm at CBC Studio 700

It will be broadcast live on CBC Radio One. The debate will be moderated by Rick Cluff, host of The Early Edition

The candidates will answer questions put to them by a panel which includes: CBC News Vancouver Anchor, Gloria Macarenko, On The Coast's Stephen Quinn, and Patrick Smith, SFU Professor, Urban Studies and Political Science. The candidates will also take questions from the audience. 

To reserve your seat for the event, email VancouverEvents@cbc.ca (limit 2 seats per reservation).
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This is your chance to learn more about the mandate and operations of CBC/Radio- Canada. Join the live webcast of the Annual Public Meeting on Wednesday, November 2, 2011 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm (PT) . 

During the Annual Public Meeting, senior executives of CBC/Radio-Canada will review highlights of 2010-2011 and provide an overview of the Corporation's direction for the current fiscal year and for the future. To mark the national public broadcaster's 75th Anniversary, this year's event will include a presentation by Foreign Correspondents, on the role they play as the eyes and ears of Canadians abroad.

Streamed live from the Canadian War Museum, you can join the meeting by webcast.
Register today for your chance to participate and ask your questions to the President and CEO, Chair of the Board, Chief Financial Officer and Foreign Correspondents. 
Register to join the Annual Public Meeting here 

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Special programming is ramping up as we approach the big day on November 2 - CBC's official 75th anniversary CBC-TV, CBC Radio and CBC.CA are offering a range of special programming in the culmination of 75 Days of Programming to help mark the milestone throughout this week and on November 2nd including special guests, concerts and much more! 

THIS IS THAT: 75th Anniversary Special looks back on the great milestones of CBC starting with its radio broadcast and CBC's longest running radio drama "Canada Town" on Saturday, October 29th at 11am on CBC Radio One.

Be part of the audience for an entertaining look at a typical day in the CBC Radio Victoria studio. 

On Saturday, October 22, Join On The Island host Gregor Cragie and All Points West host Jo-Ann Roberts on the talk of poli
tics with the Times at Langham Theatre.

Colonist's Les Leyne, Ann Mullens and author Wayne Johnston. Plus, comedy with Arthur Black and a performance by singer/songwriters Todd Butler and Helen Austin. Watch "a chef's cooking challenge" with Don Genova and enjoy a glorious display of vintage radios. 

Door prizes and much more! 
Don't miss out on this unique free event! 

Seating is limited so get on the guest list by emailing 
RSVP.Victoria@cbc.ca  CBC Radio One is heard on 90.5 FM in Victoria. 
Adam Gopnik.jpgCBC Massey Lectures celebrates its 50th Anniversary with best selling author, essayist, cultural observer, and famed New Yorker contributor Adam Gopnik.

His subject is winter - the season, the space, the cycle. Gopnik takes us on an intimate tour of the artists, poets, composers, writers, explorers, scientists, and thinkers, who helped shape a new and modern idea of winter. A stunningly beautiful meditation buoyed by Gopnik's trademark gentle wit, Winter is at once an enchanting homage to an idea of a season and a captivating journey through the modern imagination

The lecture in Vancouver will be the fourth in the five-part series. Presented by CBC Radio One and UBC, Gopnik will be sharing his stories on "Recreational Winter - The Season at Speed" at the Chan Centre on October 23 at 8pm.  For more information, visit: www.cbc.ca/ideas

CBC is uncovering the Cultural Secrets of Vancouver with a TV Special, Radio Programming, Website and Contest!  The series starts Sept 24 and runs through to Oct 2 as part of Culture Days.  Celebrated Vancouverites like Douglas Coupland, Vicki Gabereau, Bing Thom, Susan Point and many more reveal their favourite people, places and things on a TV show called Cultural Secrets of Vancouver hosted by Ann Luu, broadcasting on Thursday September 29 at 7:30 pm.  


The Early Edition, On the Coast and North by Northwest will also be featuring more secrets on CBC Radio One.  All will be on the special web page with an interactive map and more.  Plus, enter our contest and tell us your favourite Cultural Secrets for your chance to win great prize packages! 

Check out all the details, including a video teaser of the TV show at www.cbc.ca/bc/secrets

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This week, September 5-9th, 2011, CBC Vancouver features special programming to mark the 10th Anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the U.S. We will spend the week hearing from those whose lives were changed by 9/11 and hear how those attacks shook the air industry and continues to do so today. 

Security 9/11: The New Normal explores changes in the experience of air travel since 9/11 and points to where security is headed next by revealing a special pilot project recently completed at YVR.  A lineup of feature topics for the 9/11 Anniversary is also available on a special webiste with interactive features including web polls to coincide with content and a security map of YVR. 
  
On Friday Sept 9: The Early Edition will broadcast live from YVR to commemorate the events of 9/11 and, for the first time, tell the story of what unfolded that day behind the scenes at YVR as all air traffic in North America was grounded for the first and only time.

CBC News Network will also feature 9/11 anniversary coverage with special features and programs that explore the continuing impacts of the fateful day on Canadians and on people around the world. On September 11th, 2011, CBC News Network and CBCNews.ca will broadcast the commemoration ceremony from New York City live .  
For a full list of special features, please visit CBC News: 9/11 Anniversary Coverage

Thumbnail image for 75th logo English_comm page slider_614wX250h.jpgCBC Radio-Canada is turning 75 on November 2, 2011 and we want you to celebrate with us through 75 days of specialty multi-platform programming! From documentaries to interactive websites dedicated to helping you explore the depths of your public broadcaster, you're invited to be a part of the anniversary celebrations.

It kicks off this weekend on Saturday, August 20 at 8 p.m. with a 2 hour CBC television special that we like to say was "co-produced with Canadians." Get ready for the documentary 1 Day

Earlier this year, we asked you to submit a video from your day on April 30th. We received thousands of submissions and our producers have compiled as much of the footage as possible to showcase a unique 24 hour snapshot of the diversity and beauty of our nation and our people. You'll also hear from some well-known Canadians who let us tag along their day. Be sure to check it out because Canadians play a starring role all the way!

To see a calendar of all anniversary-related programming and events, check out cbc.radio-canada.ca/75 on Monday, August 22. 



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If you are a CBC Radio One listener in the Abbotsford and Mission area, you will be pleased to hear that we have added a new and stronger FM frequency - 88.5 FM.

Abbotsford and Mission listeners can enjoy their favourite local CBC Radio One programs such as The Early Edition with Rick Cluff B.C. Almanac with Mark Forsythe, On The Coast with Stephen Quinn and North By Northwest with Sheryl MacKay, clearer than ever before.

The new signal is now on-air. If you would like to provide feedback or if you are having any trouble with the signal, give us a call  at 1-866-306-4636. We hope you enjoy listening to 88.5 FM!

For the full Metro Vancouver CBC Radio One schedule, click here
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LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION...

Fellow British Columbians, it's your chance to show off your musical genius! CBC's new television show, Cover Me Canada, is looking for the best unsigned vocal and musical acts to cover some of our nation's most loved classic Canadian songs. You get to bring your own flair and personality to each of the songs so show us what you've got! 

The Prize: The winner of Cover Me Canada receives $100,000 cash and a contract to record a single with a leading producers which will then be distributed by Universal Music Canada.

How to Audition: Record a video of yourself or your group singing one of the 4 preselected songs and upload it to the Cover Me Canada website. Or, you can head to one of the Open Mic nights in downtown Vancouver. 

Deadline for auditions: It has been extended for one week, so be sure to get your audition tape in by 2 p.m. PT on Friday, July 15th

Good luck! The series premieres September 18th at 9 pm and we hope to see you there!
Fans of CBC Radio One's Q with Jian Ghomeshi, fret not if you couldn't get tickets to the live taping in Vancouver on December 2. Just stay tuned to CBC Vancouver this upcoming week jian.jpg.jpgbecause we'll be giving away the final few pairs.

On Monday, listen to CBC Radio One's The Early Edition for a chance to win a pair of VIP seats to the show. B.C. Almanac with Mark Forsythe and On The Coast with Stephen Quinn will also be challenging you with a contest to win a pair of tickets later in the week.

One of our loyal Twitter followers and a member of the CBC Vancouver Facebook page will also each receive a pair of tickets.

For full details on each contest, in Metro Vancouver stay tuned to CBC Radio One 88.1 FM/690 AM, follow us on Twitter @CBCVancouver, and join us on our Facebook page.

Plus, Jian will be at the CBC Vancouver Open House & Food Bank Day on December 3. Check the schedule of on-air personalities so you can see all the stars!
Rick_cluff.JPGThis Friday, October 1, join CBC Radio One's Rick Cluff and The Early Edition as they broadcast live from the Vancouver Art Galley. Join in the debate on the future of the art gallery and take part in the public forum. Both proponents and opponents of moving the gallery to a new space will be there, so bring your questions.
 
Doors open at 5:30 a.m and the broadcast wraps at 8 a.m.  Come grab a free coffee and muffin. Then, get a sneak preview of the retrospective Robert Adams photography exhibit and the brand new Song Dong's "Waste Not" installation.








 
 
 

dr. peter_photo.jpgTwenty years ago, CBC television broadcast the Dr. Peter Diaries - a touching, honest, and deeply personal account of young physician Dr. Peter Jepson-Young's experience with  HIV/AIDs. At a time when too few knew the difference between myth and medical reality, his story brought a human face to the epidemic.

From September 7 - 17, in commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of the Dr. Peter Diaries, CBC Radio One's The Early Edition will be dedicating a special series to examine the changing face of HIV/AIDS.

From September 7 - 9, host Rick Cluff will take you on a journey to revisit the archival tape from the diaries. You'll also hear from guests like Dr. Jay Wortaner, whose idea spawned what was later an Academy Award-nominated series and Dr. Peter's mother Shirley Young.

On September 10, The Early Edition will be broadcasting a live show from the Dr. Peter Centre. We invite you to join us at 1110 Comox Street in Vancouver from 5:30 - 8:30 am. If you would like to be part of the audience, please RSVP to cbc.vancouver.communications@cbc.ca by Wednesday, September 8, 2010.

During the show, Rick will be talking to Maxine Davis, Executive Director of the Dr. Peter Centre, film maker David Paperny and Sue Ridout who battled the politics of the day to produce the series, and Dr. Julio Montaner the president of the International AIDS Society and at one point, Peter's physician. Singer-songwriter Carolyn Neapole will also be performing throughout and sharing her experience as the music therapist of the Centre.

Picture 148resize.jpgIf you've ever wondered what it's like to produce a daily radio show, you're in luck. All day tomorrow, August 12, we'll be live on Twitter during CBC Radio One's On the Coast with host Stephen Quinn.

Follow @CBCVancouver or search for #OTC on Twitter to get a behind-the-scenes look at the show. We'll take you from story meetings to the control room to right inside the studio. See exclusive photos of special guests and the On The Coast team.


 



As a part of Asian Heritage Month, The Early Edition will be broadcasting live from Abbotsford this Friday, May 28 from 5:30 - 8:30 am. Abbotsford currently has the highest Abbotsford_TEE.JPGpercentage of South Asians in any metropolitan area in Canada and host Rick Cluff and his team will be taking a look at the stories that have shaped this community and the issues they face today.

Be sure to come down to the Abbotsford Recreation Centre located at 2499 McMillan Road and bring your questions as Rick will be joined by special guests:

-Bob Rich, chief of the Abbotsford Police Department
-Dave Loewen, deputy mayor of Abbotsford
-Randy Hawes, MLA for Abbotsford-Mission

Be there early because the first 50 audience members at the live broadcast will receive a free day pass to the Recreation Centre. Plus, free coffee and muffins will be provided. We hope to see you there!






The month of May is Asian Heritage Month. This month is an opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the rich history of Asian Canadians and their contributions to our country. CBC AHM.JPGVancouver has numerous festivities lined up all month to so be sure to tune in.

Starting with The Early Edition on CBC Radio One, host Rick Cluff and his team will be doing a special live show on May 28 at the Abbotsford Recreation Centre from 5:30 - 8:30 am. Abbotsford currently has the highest percentage of South Asians in any metropolitan area in Canada, so we'll be taking a look at a the stories that have shaped the community and the issues they face today. Singer, songwriter and Abbotsford native Adaline will be doing a live musical performance and sharing how she's come a long way to become one of Vancouver's top indie performers.

The world is almost on our doorstep. To celebrate, CBC Radio is throwing a skating party on Monday, February 8 at the Robson Square Ice Rink.  All day long, you can skate, watch, and listen to the live broadcast of some of your favourite local CBC Radio One and Radio 3
 
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Starting off bright and early on CBC Radio One's The Early Edition with Rick Cluff, welcomes co-host Jeannie Senft, renowned Canadian figure skating judge. Joining them will be B.C. Premier Gordon Campbell and Rick Antonsen CEO of Tourism Vancouver.

 

At noon, join Mark Forsythe as B.C. Almanac as you practice your ice dancing to live music by Vancouver Canucks long-time organist Mike Kenney.

headline1.jpgCBC Radio One in Vancouver has dedicated the airways on January 19 to help support those on the ground in Haiti.

Come down to the CBC Vancouver Broadcast Centre at 700 Hamilton Street today, and catch your favorite CBC hosts as they broadcast live from the Bread Garden.

As we count down to the 2010 Winter Olympic Games on "Vancouver Welcomes the World" with host Rick Cluff, this week we focus on ice.  Listen this Saturday, January 9 at 8:30am on CBC Radio One where we'll give you the low-down on the our Canadian figure skating hopefuls and introduce you to the man with the "coolest" job at the Olympics.  Plus we'll meet the women, who literally helped build the Olympic village.  Join us for that and much more as we give you a behind the scenes look at the games!
Patspub.GIF"On the Coast" with host Stephen Quinn will be broadcasting live from Pat's Pub inside the Patricia Hotel on January 15 from 3 - 6pm. Join us as we explore the cultural profile of the Downtown Eastside, the neighborhood of Strathcona, and even historic Chinatown. Seating will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.

Stephen will be talking to "house historian" James Johnstone who will give periodic profiles of specific buildings in Strathcona - when they were built, who lived there, stories of the residents, and where they are now. Photographer Bev Davies will be on hand sharing her memories of how the neighbourhoods used to rock. In the 1970s and 80s, she captured images of old rock and roll venues, as well as the homes of rockers in the area.

earlyedition.jpgThe 2010 Olympic Games are quickly approaching and CBC Radio One 88.1FM / 690AM in Vancouver is the station that will get you up to speed on everything to do with the biggest event to hit our city. Starting January 3, 2010 at 8:30am and every following Saturday morning leading up to the start of the Games, tune in as host Rick Cluff counts down with you.

As "Vancouver Welcomes the World," you'll get an inside peek on what your neighbours are doing to join in the spirit. You'll learn what it takes to be an Olympic volunteer to hearing stories from kids who are taking part by committing to read 20,010 book prior to the opening ceremonies.  We'll also give you the scoop on the British Columbians and Canadians to watch as they battle their way to Olympic victory.  Plus, you'll be taken on a special trip back in time...just listen starting January 3, 2010 to find out what it's all about!
It's 4 days until Christmas and CBC has bushels of of fun programming, contests, and interactive activities to help you get into the holiday spirit.
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On December 25, Christmas Day, sip on warm apple cider while listening to CBC Radio One's special "Festival on Ice". Join host Paolo Pietropaolo for an hour of ice skating music and fun facts about one of Canada's favorite winter pursuits. You'll hear star skaters Kurt Browning, Katia Gordeeva, Jamie Sale, David Pelletier, and others tell us what music they love to skate to. You'll also hear Andrea Menard and the Canadian Tenors in concert at the rink of the Entertainment and Sports Centre in Abbotsford, BC.

Broadcast times:
  • CBC Radio One 88.1FM / 690AM in Metro Vancouver at 2pm
  • CBC Radio 2 - 105.6 FM in Metro Vancouver at 7pm 

If you love ballroom dancing, the Snowball Classic Contest is for you! The world's best ballroom dancers will be coming to Vancouver in January and CBC is giving you the opportunity to attend as a VIP.
One night only at the Patricia Hotel, 403 E. Hastings St. Vancouver
January 15, 2010 8 pm (doors open at 7:30 pm)
First-come, first-seated. FREE.
Hosted by Stephen Quinn of CBC Radio One's "On the Coast"

jellyrollhandbill.bmpJelly Roll Morton (1890-1941) is a musical icon and the self-proclaimed originator of jazz. He started playing piano in the "sporting houses" of New Orleans when he was still a teenager. He went on to become one of the most acclaimed pianists and composers in jazz.

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