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The sounds of summer are here: the CBC Musical Nooners return for their fourth year! 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

*In partnership with the Vancouver Folk Music Festival

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

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

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

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

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

** In partnership with the Mission Folk Music Festival

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

For submission details visit

CBC Newsroom Tours

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

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

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

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

CBC Studio Rentals

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CBC Production Facilities in Vancouver are unparalleled resources and available for rent for special events, meetings, TV, film, concerts and rehearsals. 

CBC Vancouver offers over 20,000 square feet of studio facilities - ranging from 5,700 sq. ft. to 800 sq. ft.

For more information click here.
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March 06, 2013
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
The Fairmont Waterfront hotel
Tickets available through Business in Vancouver

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

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

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

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

BC Budget Special

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

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

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

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

Tune in to CBC Radio One at 88.1 FM/690 AM in Metro Vancouver
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On Saturday, February 16 at 4:00 pm, join CBC Radio One's Sheryl MacKay as she hosts "A Conversation with Margaret Atwood" following a screening of Payback

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

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

When: Saturday, February 16, 4 - 8 pm (registration at 3:30 pm)
Where:  Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Richmond Campus, 8771 Lansdowne Road, Richmond
For tickets or more information please visit Kwantlen's website
CBC Radio One's North by Northwest is the #1 weekend morning radio show airing from 6 - 9 am on 88.1 FM and 690 AM in Metro Vancouver.
Fasten your seatbelt and enjoy the ride. The hit show Arctic Air is taking off for its second season this January on CBC Television, and CBC Vancouver wants to give you the chance to be the first to see it in BC with the stars of the show!

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

When: Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at 6 pm

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

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

Follow the conversation about the event live via our Twitter hashtag on Wednesday night!

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

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

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

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

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

To be a "Guardian Angel", support the hospitals with a donation, and dedicate an Angel in the Winter Wonderland visit
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Tuesday, November 6
6 - 8 pm
Hazelmere Golf & Tennis Club, 18150 8th Avenue, Surrey

Join CBC's Jim Hughson as he hosts the first annual Nite of Champions dinner and silent auction benefiting KidSport Surrey-White Rock. He'll be featuring personal interviews with former Vancouver Canucks players Trevor Linden and Kirk McLean. 

Enjoy a dinner prepared by Hazelmere's renowned chef and culinary team alongside other KidSport members, including players from the BC Lions, the Vancouver Whitecaps and surprise Olympians. 

KidSport Surrey-White Rock helps children in financial need to participate in sports by covering their registration fees and equipment costs. For tickets or more information visit the KidSport Surrey-White Rock website
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October 16 - 21
Granville Island

The 25th annual Vancouver Writers Fest returns this October.  David Suzuki of CBC's The Nature of Things will join the six-day celebration to discuss The State and Fate of this Small Blue Planet. Other authors in this year's lineup include Margaret Atwood, prize-winning Canadian authors Alistair MacLeod, Jane Urquhart, Vincent Lam, M.G. Vassanji and Rawi Hage, Pulitzer Prize-winner Junot Díaz and many more.

The Festival is a celebration of story, told by authors, poets, spoken word performers, and graphic novelists. This year's event is bigger than ever with 77 events taking place including panel discussions, interviews and musical collaborations, and the unveiling of a short story written by Alistair McLeod exclusively for the festival's silver anniversary.

For the full event listings, ticket information and more visit visit The Writers Festival website.
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Arts Umbrella's signature fundraising event and charitable art auction Splash returns for its 30th year on Saturday, October 13.  To mark this milestone, they're switching venues for the first time in three decades, leaving their traditional Granville Island venue and bringing their gallery and gala to CBC Vancouver at 700 Hamilton Street in Vancouver.

 This year's theme "Defining Silence" is inspired by the glamour of the silent film era. Join CBC News Vancouver co-host Gloria Macarenko as she hosts an evening full of inspirational performances from Arts Umbrella students, live music, and culinary delights. Mingle with hundreds of Vancouver's business and community leaders, arts patrons, collectors and arts enthusiasts, bid on any of exceptional art pieces by leading local and international artists, and stay for dancing at the after-party. 

Proceeds from the fundraiser will help the students of Arts Umbrella, a not-for-profit arts education centre for children and youth. For tickets or more information, visit Arts Umbrella.


In partnership with Business in Vancouver


From health risks to the perils of building without a permit, we'll consult with homeowners, building inspectors and contractors to bring you the behind the scenes look at home renovations and its harsh realities.


Tuesday, September 18    

The Early Edition:  Health and environmental risks to home renovations.

CBC News Vancouver: To permit or not to permit.


Wednesday, September 19

The Early Edition: The rewards and risks of home renovation without a permit.

CBC News Vancouver: Home reno horror story - no permits - costs and consequences.


Thursday, September 20

CBC News Vancouver - HST and its impact on home renovation plans.


Tune in to The Early Edition's Rick Cluff on CBC Radio One at 5:30 am. 88.1 FM/690 AM in Metro Vancouver


You can also tune in to CBC News Vancouver at 5, 5:30 and 6 pm with hosts Tony Parsons and Gloria Macarenko 


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The Dragons' Den Social Summit is coming to Vancouver on September 28 as part of Vancouver's Social Media Week. Bruce Croxon and Jim Treliving of CBC's Dragons' Den will be among the panellists at the event.
Earlier this month, hopeful entrepreneurs vied for the chance to promote their mobile, social or tech business concepts. Now the top three pitches have been chosen and you can witness the action live as they walk in to the Den. 
Following the event there will be a book signing for Jim Treliving's new book "Decisions: Making the Right Ones and Righting the Wrong Ones", as well as an opportunity to meet the Dragons. 

Friday, September 28, 2012
1:00 - 3:00pm
CBC Studio 40, 700 Hamilton Street
For more information visit Social Media Week#dragonsummit

A CBC News Vancouver investigation with Natalie Clancy Monday Sept 17 - 19

Tune in for this 3-part series on the realities and dangers of the growing trend of body art, or tattoos. The series starts with "Underage Ink" where we discover just how easy it is for a 17 year old to get a tattoo without parental consent. We'll also take you inside the process of removing a tattoo in "Unwanted Ink".The reasons some people choose this painful process may surprise you. And in "Unregulated Ink", we take you inside the life of a master tattoo artist and his fight to get better health and safety regulations in the industry.

 Presented by your local McDonald's ® Restaurant 

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

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


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Are you the new Dorothy?

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

To find out if you have what we're looking for to be the new Dorothy, visit therainbow.  
You can submit your performance online with the Ticket to Oz contest. The online audition is open until June 6.  Good luck!
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Does geographic concentration of one cultural group promote segregation? What are we doing to encourage integration and belonging in Metro Vancouver?

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

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

Date: Wednesday, May 30

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

Place: CBC at 700 Hamilton Street, Vancouver

Email: to RSVP to attend.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


 Frazey Ford Memphis Project - Thursday, March 29 at 7:30 PM - FULLY BOOKED
Colleen Brown - Friday, March 30 at 5:30 PM  - FULLY BOOKED
Chad Brownlee - Friday, March 30 at 7:30 PM
2010_NewsDay Web Banner_BLOG_v2.jpgHave you ever thought about being a reporter, wondered what it would be like to chase a story and then broadcast it on TV, radio, online or in print? Well, here's your chance to try it for yourself. News Day in BC is back for a fourth year. The project is open to all high school students from grades 10-12 from across Metro Vancouver. Sign up for a journalism workshop held at the CBC Vancouver Broadcast Centre in downtown Vancouver on January 21st and 22nd, 2012.

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

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

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

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

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

LIVE Remote with The Early Edition at VGH


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

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

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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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 to dedicate an Angel and help decorate our tree.

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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 (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 

TEDxVancouver The Frontier.jpgOpen your mind, learn and be inspired at one of the most fascinating speaker events of the year. TEDxVancouver will be infusing the world-renowned TED platform and bringing together talented and accomplished individuals with innovative minds to spark deep discussion and connections. This year's theme is "The Frontier" and features an outstanding line-up of thought provoking talks by Lieutenant General Romeo Dallaire, social media expert & CEO of Hootsuite Ryan Holmes, and one of Fast Company's Top 100 Most Creative People in Business Shahrzad Rafati. Catch the presentation from artist and educator, Jer Thorp and Sean Aiken, the man who worked 52 jobs in 52 weeks.

Listen and learn from these Canadians as they give "the talk of their life" in 18 minutes or less as part of the TED tradition. Take part in this excitement at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts on November 12, 2011 by applying to attend at
Tosca Cafe.jpgThe Vancouver Playhouse Theatre presents the American Conservatory Theater of San Francisco's production of Tosca Cafe. Set to some of the best music ever made from Hendrix to Puccini, this imaginative work is gorgeously choreographed and achingly moving. Created and staged by Carey Perloff and Val Caniparoli, this radically original fusion of movement and theatre conjures a world in which love, betrayal, and hope emerge from the shadows and disappear with the clink of a glass. Diverse characters, sensual movement, mesmerizing drama and amazing music - all in one show playing from October 8th - October 29th, 2011!  Get your tickets at 
Get ready for a star-studded line up of live broadcast, events and music at CBC LIVE! - A kick off to Culture Days on Friday, September 30th, 2011. This will be an all day outdoor festival from 10 am to 10 pm with a spectacular opening by CCMA Artist of the Year - Johnny Reid

The stage will start with a Special Q Media Panel  hosted by Jian Ghomeshi, Steven & Chris and Dragons' Den. Bring the kids for interactive activities and story time at Kids' CBC Tent with Mamma Yamma and Super Why!Throughout the day, meet the Stars of CBC Television. Did we mention George Stroumboulopoulos will be here? Catch the live broadcast of CBC Radio One's On The Coast and CBC News Vancouver

What's a celebration without cake? Enjoy a piece of cake in the evening with the CBC Stars. Join the countdown in the evening with CBC Radio 3 for the Culture Days Concert featuring Stars, The Midway State, and The New Pornographers.

CBC LIVE! Schedule: 

10:45 am - Culture Days Kick Off Spectacular with Johnny Reid 

11:00 am - Jian Ghomeshi hosts a Special Q Media Panel
From Cairo to Vancouver: How social media has affected the biggest news stories of the last year

11:00 am - Meet CBC News Network morning show host 
Suhana Meharchand at the CBC News Vancouver Tent and test out your skills at our anchor desk!

12:00 pm Noon - Kids' CBC Live
With Patty, Mamma Yamma, the Breakfast Froog and special musical guest Amy Millan.
Throughout the day, come to Kids' CBC tent for puppet shows, pirate crafts, and storytelling with Super Why!, CBC News Vancouver's Gloria Macarenko, CBC Radio One hosts:  Margaret Gallagher, Stephen Quinn, and CBC Radio 3 hosts: Grant Lawrence, Lana Gay and Lisa Christiansen.

2:00 pm - Steven & Chris co-hosted by George Stroumboulopoulos
Catch Chris and his event co-host George Stroumboulopoulos with Best Recipes Ever's Kary Osmond, Dragons Robert Herjavec and Bruce Croxon.

3:00 pm - CBC Radio One's On The Coast with Stephen Quinn
Stephen will be featuring special Culture Days musical guests.

5:00 - 6:30 pm - CBC News Vancouver Live from Hamilton Street 
Watch Tony Parsons, Gloria Macarenko, Claire Martin and Shane Foxman during the live evening newscast. Be sure to come back at 6:30pm to the CBC News Vancouver tent where you can meet them.

5:00 pm - CBC Celebrates 75 Years
Have some cake with CBC's biggest stars!

5:30 pm - Face the Dragon
Dragons' Den Student Entrepreneur Contest with Jim Treliving, Robert Herjavec, Bruce Croxon and Dianne Buckner

7:00 pm - CBC Radio 3 Countdown Show with Grant Lawrence
Join Radio 3 host Grant Lawrence for the countdown show to Midnight Music.

8:00 pm - Midnight Music: A Concert for Culture Days 
Be a part of this FREE concert hosted by Jian Ghomeshi featuring StarsThe Midway State and The New Pornographers.

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CBC/Radio-Canada is celebrating its 75th Anniversary as Canada's public broadcaster and the art of broadcasting! You are invited to join the celebration at CBC Prince George, CBC Victoria and CBC Kelowna for CBC/Radio-Canada's 75th Anniversary Open House on Saturday, Oct 1st.  This is your chance to meet your favourite on-air hosts and personalities, tour the studio, win prizes and learn about your local CBC station. 

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CBC Prince George
9 am - 1 pm at CBC Prince George on 890 Victoria Street

CBC Prince George is opening its doors to the public for a joint Open House with CBC Prince Rupert. The public can tour the studios and meet local hosts including Mark Forsythe, host of BC Almanac, Robert Doane and Carolina de Ryk, hosts of Daybreak North, Betsy Trumpener from CBC News and Pamela McCall, morning host of a new CBC Radio news segment. 

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10 am - 4 pm at CBC Kelowna on 243 Lawrence Ave
Tour the studios, get behind the mic and read a radio script, meet the staff and on-air personalities, win prizes and much more. Meet Sheryl MacKay, host of CBC Radio's North by Northwest, Chris Walker, new morning host of Daybreak South, Rebecca Zandbergen, new afternoon host of brand new afternoon show Radio West as well as Daybreak South's Alya Ramadan.

10 am - 2 pm at CBC Victoria on 1025 Pandora Street
Meet your favourite on-air personalities, tour the studio and chat with staff including Gregor Craigie, host of On the Island, Jo-Ann Roberts, host of All Points West, Khalil Akhtar, host of CBC Food segment as well as Kelly Nakatsuka from All Points West. Also meet Bob McDonald, host of CBC Radio's Quirks and Quarks.


We hope to see you there!
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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 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 Thumbnail image for Longest Hockey Game_poster.jpgThe roster of 40 women for the Longest Ice Hockey Game is set and they are ready for  the break-away hockey game to raise funds for  Cystic  Fibrosis Canada. Starting on August 26th the team will play a non-stop hockey game for over 10 days till September 5th at Burnaby 8 Rinks. They're playing in hopes to raise awareness and $400,000 in donations for Cystic Fibrosis Canada so that one day soon, CF can stand for "cure found"

It's not too late to be part of this history making event! If you are interested in getting involved as a volunteer to support the hockey game, please email You can show your support by donating to Cystic Fibrosis Canada at

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Get closer to the heart & soul of Latin American culture through Vancouver Latin American Film Festival! For the first time, the 9th Annual Vancouver Latin American Film Festival is featuring three competition sections for Best Short-Film, Best Documentary and feature-length films. This year, the festival is incorporating a panel of youths from post-secondary schools to present the Youth Choice award for a fiction film made by an emerging director. The film festival kicks off on September 1st!


For the full festival line up and to purchase tickets, please visit

If you live or work in downtown Vancouver, your summer lunch hours are about to be a lot more fun. CBC Vancouver's Musical Nooners are back! From July 4th to August 26th, every 
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Our musical performance department has been hard at work booking some of the West Coast's favourite local and even international artists. From blues legends Jim Byrnes & Colin Linden to Juno Award-winning singer/songwriter Greg Sczebel to Dan Moxon of Bend Sinister...yes, you'll be treated to a free one-hour show from these brilliant artists.

Just grab your lunch and head down to the outdoor stage at 700 Hamilton Street. We'll see!

Calendar of Acts - July 2011 - more to be announced

Mon, July 4 - Aché Brasil
Tues, July 5 - The Sojourners
Wed, July 6 - The Matinée
Thurs, July 7 - Maria in the Shower
Fri, July 8 - T. Nile

Mon, July 11 - Dee Daniels
Tues, July 12 - Redgy Blackout
Wed, July 13 - Ti-Coca & Wanga-Nègès
Thurs, July 14 - Locarno
Fri, July 15 - Imaginary Cities

Mon, July 18 - Joe Trio
Tues, July 19 - Mélanie Boucher with Jennifer Hodge
Wed, July 20 - Wayne Lavallee
Thurs, July 21 - Greg Sczebel
Fri, July 22 - Fine Mist

Mon, July 25 - Oliver Swain
Tues, July 26 - Ganga Giri
Wed, July 27 - Jim Byrnes & Colin Linden
Thu, July 28 - Karen Flamenco
Fri, July 29 - Dan Moxon (Bend Sinister)

Tues, Aug 2 - Buffaloswans
Wed, Aug 3 - Steve Dawson and Shaun Verreault (Wide Mouth Mason)
Thurs, Aug 4 - Mariachi Los Dorados
Fri, Aug 5 - Louise Burns

Tues, Aug 9 - ZimbaMoto
Wed, Aug 10 - AJ Woodworth
Thurs, Aug 11 - Cousin Harley
Fri, Aug 12 - Sun Wizard

Mon, Aug 15 - Emily Taylor Adams
Tues, Aug 16 - Company B Jazz Band 
Thurs, Aug 18 - Pacifika 
Frid, Aug 19 - The Beladeans

Mon, Aug 22 - Carly Rae Jepsen 
Tues, Aug 23 - Andre Thibault (Silk Road Music)
Wed, Aug 24 - Ranj Singh 
Thurs, Aug 25 - David Vertesi 
Fri, Aug 26 - The Crackling 

Be sure to follow us on Twitter in case of changes to the schedule due to inclement weather. 
The 21st annual Harmony Arts Festival turns the West Vancouver waterfront into an open-air celebration of the arts from July 29 - August 7. Visitors can enjoy art exhibitions, artist talks and HAF2010.jpgdemonstrations, a Cinema in the Park, over fifty distinct concerts, and a unique wine and culinary experience in the Wine Garden.

Come experience the excitement and sounds of this award winning Festival along Ambleside and John Lawson Park. From rock, blues and jazz, to classical and world music, there is something for everyone and all musical tastes. 

The 2011 festival proudly features the new upscale Art Market with a line-up of artists and artisans selected by an esteemed jury. Taking over Argyle Avenue along the waterfront for the first time, 60+ artists and artisans from British Columbia and Ontario will be selling original creations.  Festival visitors will find one-of-a-kind pottery, jewellery, fashion, leather goods, paintings, wood-work, glass and more.  Come meet the talented artists and purchase a unique work of art.

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