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 Macarenko- Co-host, CBC News Vancouver
Thousands of dedicated Angels celebrating loved ones and honoring doctors and nurses are displayed on trees at VGH. The Angel Campaign helps fund critically-needed medical equipment and important research at VGH, UBC Hospital and GF Strong Rehab Centre.Visit angelsatvgh.ca to make a gift, dedicate an Angel and help decorate our tree.
LIVE Remote with The Early Edition at VGH
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.
Treat your sweetheart to one of the finest and romantic Shakespearean performances this fall. Vancouver Opera presents Romeo Et Juliette at The Queen Elizabeth Theatre.
opera at its most romantic, Charles Gounod's gorgeous version of Shakespeare's
tragic story is graceful, dramatic, and supremely melodic. Famous for its
deeply emotional love duets, its exquisite orchestral colours and its
heart-stirring choruses, Roméo et Juliette beautifully portrays the most iconic
elements of the play - the passionate balcony scene, Mercutio's "Queen Mab"
speech, the disastrous duel, and the sublimely spiritual final scene. Don't
miss this amazing performance that is on stage for 4 nights only!
For tickets, please visit www.vancouveropera.ca/
Find your next favourite book and author at the Jewish Book Festival, happening from November 26th to December 1st. The festival will have meet-the-author opportunities, literary readings, panel discussions, book club gatherings and a cocktail evening celebration.
Catch this year's featured author, Israeli writer and film maker Etgar Keret in conversation with CBC's Eleanor Watchtel for a live recording of CBC Writers & Company.
Listen to talented and inspiring writers including, Pen Faulkner, award-winner David Guterson, and Ed King in a special book club with Sheryl MacKay, host of North by Northwest.
Join children authors, local writers, Mann Booker Prize nominee Alison Pick, Giller Prize nominee Alexi Zentner as well as Bravo's Top Chef Danyelle Freeman and many more talented writers at the Jewish Book Festival.
For more information and tickets, please visit www.jewishbookfestival.ca/
No Talk, All Action. Launch a Startup in 54 hours. Startup Weekend is a global network of passionate leaders and entrepreneurs on a mission to educate and inspire individuals, teams and communities. Come share ideas, form teams and launch startups.
On November 18, join entrepreneurs, tech enthusiasts, savvy designers for Startup Weekend Vancouver at the SFU Beedie School of Business. Over 100 entrepreneurs will build companies together and pitch them to a crowd of over 200 at a closing night Gala. Hear the esteemed speakers talk about Vancouver's growing entrepreneurship community and why digital entrepreneurs should be excited with the local scene.
Join this exciting event and collaborate with amazing teammates. See the Vancouver startup scene in action. For more information, please visit www.tippett.me
Cute Cats and the Arab Spring:
When Social Media Meet Social Change
Activists around the world are turning to social media tools usually used for more pedestrian purposes: the sharing of family videos and videos of cats flushing toilets. But these tools can be extremely powerful in the hands of activists, as they are pervasive, easy to use and difficult for governments to censor.
In the 2011 Vancouver Human Rights Lecture, Ethan Zuckerman, Director of the Centre for Civic Media at MIT, looks at "the cute cat theory" of internet activism, as it helps explain the Arab Spring protests, aggressive internet censorship in countries like China and Vietnam, and the challenges for the corporate owners of social media platforms in an era of online speech.
Ethan Zuckerman is also a principal research scientist at MIT's Media Lab. His research focuses on the distribution of attention in mainstream and new media, the use of technology for international development, and the use of new media technologies by activists.
The 2011 Vancouver Human Rights Lecture will be hosted by Paul Kennedy and recorded for future broadcast on the CBC Radio One' Ideas.
Participate in this fascinating lecture this Sunday, November 20th, 7pm at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, UBC. Reserve your seat at VancouverHumanRightsLecture.
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.
CBC Prince George
9 am - 1 pm at CBC Prince George on 890 Victoria Street
miss this unique opportunity for side-splitting laughter! The Debaters CBC's
radio and television comedy sensation, is in Kelowna for a live radio recording
on October 4th at 7:30 pm at the Kelowna Community Theatre.
This incredible 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?"
Other topics up for debate include: "Beer vs Wine","Karl Marx:
is it time to give him another look?", "Women need to accept that all
men are projects" "Keep kids off the internet for as long as
possible.", "Will video stores be missed?"
Tickets are selling fast, book yours today www.selectyourtickets.com
For more information on The Debaters visit the website at http://www.cbc.ca/thedebaters/
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!
Show your support by becoming a volunteer for the Longest Game 4 CF! Here's what they're looking for:
1. General Volunteers: A wide range of opportunities are available. General event support, laundry help, runners, information and guest services, raffle ticket facilitators, greeters, and so much more. There's something for everyone!
CBC Vancouver's Soccer Mania continues to draw in huge crowds, and yesterday's concert with Delhi 2 Dublin was no exception.
Vancouverites eased their sorrows after the shocking elimination of Italy in the morning match, and celebrated the beautiful game with the heart thumping beats of Delhi 2 Dublin.
The band, with their unique fusion of bhangra, celtic, reggae and world rhythms, recorded a live outdoor concert for CBC Radio 2's Canada Live with close to 300 people in attendance.
Known for their unique ability to connect with their audience and get them on their feet, band members moved from the stage to the crowd dancing with fans.
If you missed the concert, tune in to CBC Radio 2's Canada Live on July 9 (available on 105.7FM in Metro Vancouver).