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Featured Guests: January 2012 Archives

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Fred Wah: Parliamentary Poet Laureate

Fred Wah is an award winning poet, author, editor and teacher and our new Parliamentary Poet Laureate for Canada. He is the second British Columbian chosen for the appointment. (George Bowering was the first ever PPL a few years back)

It was great to have a chance to talk to Fred about poetry.  His passion for writing is apparent, as is his thoughtful approach and his sense of humor!  And he surprised me with his reaction to his first writing assignment in his new role.

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Fred Wah

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Hans Berg in the Almost Famous Chef competition

Hans Berg is a culinary student in Vancouver who planned to become an engineer. But some travel and a few restaurant jobs caused him to rethink that plan and turn to culinary arts instead!

He's off to Toronto this week to compete in the semi finals of the Almost Famous Chef . For the past weeks he's been practicing his dish, with one arm in a cast!

For the competition the student chefs were asked to develop and cook a dish.  Hans, who is from Norway, chose to create something that he might be eating there this time of year which lead him to work with cod fish and root vegetables.

Hans Berg's cod dish for competition


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No Sinner

Colleen Rennison
The band No Sinner has been creating a buzz around Vancouver for the past few months following the release of their first single Boo Hoo Hoo.  Lead singer Colleen Rennison is a powerhouse whose voice is drawing comparisons to Janis Joplin and Amy Winehouse.

Colleen has been on stage, as an actor, since she was a child.  It was few years back, while living in New York, that she decided to change tracks and throw herself into making music. And what music she's making!

No Sinner plays in Victoria at the Strathcona Hotel on Feb. 2 and in Vancouver at the Biltmore Cabaret on Feb. 3
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