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The Hour Filming in Vancouver This May

Comments 6 by Rebecca Bollwitt

This morning it was announced that CBC’s The Hour (with host George Stroumboulopoulos) will be coming to Vancouver to do two shows May 18th and 19th. The show is filmed before a live studio audience so that means they need some Vancouverites to come fill the seats. You can sign up for free tickets through […]

Tony Parsons Joins CBC Vancouver

Comments 13 by Rebecca Bollwitt

At a press conference at the CBC Vancouver broadcast centre this afternoon it was announced that legendary BC anchor Tony Parsons would be co-hosting the local supper-hour newscast. Tony Parsons, who I grew up watching on BCTV, anchored his final newscast on Global TV’s News Hour in December of 2009. Around that time but published […]

SFU Wins Spread the Net Challenge

Add a Comment by Rebecca Bollwitt

I was at Simon Fraser University last September for the launch of the Spread the Net challenge and it was a pleasure to be back to hear the announcement that they were the winning school. The challenge was to see which school across Canada could raise the most in support of Spread the Net’s mosquito […]

George Stroumboulopoulos at Vancouver 2010

Comments 3 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Since last year, whenever George Stroumboulopoulos has found himself in Vancouver he has also graciously found the time to do a little interview with me. Strombo & his Miss604 button – Photo credit: John Biehler on Flickr We met up on the corner of Howe and Smithe this afternoon and chatted about why he’s in […]

How CBC is Covering Vancouver 2010

Comments 11 by Rebecca Bollwitt

This is the first year in my lifetime that CBC has not been the official broadcaster of the Olympic Games in Canada. Although CTV is doing a fine job, it’s almost like watching Hockey Night in Canada without the original theme — something’s missing. I walked around the CBC broadcast centre in Vancouver yesterday and […]