British Columbia EVENT

Open House & Food Bank Day kicks off the holiday season

Join us Dec.1 for a special day of live broadcasts and heartfelt generosity

November 24, 2017

Once again, the CBC Vancouver Broadcast Centre is opening its doors to the public for a day of fundraising and fun to support the thousands of citizens that rely on food banks in B.C.

Now accepting donations!


Join us Dec.1 for a special day of live programming, a chance to meet your favourite CBC personalities and a behind-the-scenes tour of our newsroom.

CBC Vancouver Broadcast Centre
700 Hamilton Street

Live broadcasts in Studio 700: 6 a.m. — 6 p.m.
Newsroom tours: 8 a.m. — 3 p.m.

In the midst of plenty

While our province may be wealthy and rich in resources, thousands of citizens struggle to provide their families with the basics.

With over 100 food banks in B.C., CBC/Radio-Canada's Open House & Food Bank Day helps those in need, including children, seniors and the working poor.

Donate online anytime or on Friday, Dec.1. Call our pledge lines or visit us to give in person.

Bring your group

Groups of 10 — 25 individuals require advance booking for newsroom hours.

If you are interested, please email with:

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Programming and Event Schedule

6 — 8:30 a.m.
The Early Edition with Rick Cluff​ 

Join us in Studio 700 for a live radio broadcast with musical guests Chor Leoni Men's Choir and The Sojourners​ with guest Jill Barber.

12 — 3:00 p.m.
B.C. Almanac with Gloria Macarenko & North by Northwest with Sheryl MacKay

Join us in Studio 700 for a live radio broadcast with musical guests Company B Jazz Band and The Vancouver Bach Children's Chorus.

3 — 6:00 p.m.
On The Coast with Stephen Quinn

Join us in Studio 700 for a live radio broadcast with musical guests Rich Hope and the Yuletide Wailers with guest Paul Pigat.

8 — 3:00 p.m.
CBC Vancouver Integrated Newsroom

Tour the newsroom & studios, meet CBC hosts & reporters, and try being a weather presenter on the set of CBC Vancouver News!

Around the province

CBC Victoria
On The Island live broadcast
6 – 8:30 a.m.

The Mustard Seed
625 Queens Avenue, Victoria

Join On The Island host Gregor Craigie live on location at The Mustard Seed for a special broadcast in support of Vancouver Island food banks. 

Gregor will be joined by All Points West host Jason D'Souza to learn about the meaningful work of food banks across Vancouver Island.

Come down and meet your favourite local CBC Victoria personalities. Enjoy some coffee and light refreshments and make a cash or food donation to The Mustard Seed.

CBC Prince Rupert
On Location
7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Java Dot Cup
516 3rd Avenue W, Prince Rupert

Join host Carolina de Ryk and the CBC Prince Rupert team at the Java Dot Cup for live music, performances, discussion and even a visit from Santa! 

Come down and show your support for Prince Rupert! Be sure to make a cash or food donation to support northern B.C. food banks.

Take a look at last year's highlights:

CBC's Journalistic Standards and Practices
Report Typo or Error