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UBC Dollar Project presents…

The Briefing 2011 features 8 groups of speakers, each advocating for a cause addressing global issues. Each of the 500 delegates at the conference contributes one dollar and one vote to support the winning group, that will receive all donations to support their project. The Briefing is January 25th at 5pm at Woodward 2 at UBC. Admission is $2 and refreshments are provided. Register now at www.dollarproject.ca

Discorder and Vancouver Is Awesome Present…

We liked working with Vancouver Is Awesome so much that we decided to throw a party with them. Come down enjoy a few drinks and listen to the sounds of some of Vancouver’s awesomest bands: 41st and Home, Oh No! Yoko, The Oh Wells and Facts (formerly Armadillatantes). Check out the facebook event.

Glass waterbottles a fundraiser for CiTR

The bottled water industry makes obnoxious amounts of $ bottling our natural resource and filling up landfills. To offer an alternative, Nattolie Chilton started her own social enterprise to reduce environmental impact and redirect money back into the hands of citizens and groups to fuel positive change. The Glass Roots Initiative.com makes it easy to act sustainably by selling beautiful, re-usable glass water bottles ( $4.95 + tax) – and is donating $1 to CiTR for every bottle sold! Other fundraising inquiries are warmly welcomed.

In addition, the Glass Roots Intiative has committed to donate over $2,000 to Be The Change Earth Alliance by donating an on-going 20% from glass water bottle sales to fund Be the Change Symposiums. Environment Canada has provided a grant of $50,000 to support these inspiring workshops, held in local schools and community centres to educate youth and adults on sustainability! Symposiums are offered free of charge, with donations over $10 receiving tax receipts.

If you are interested in purchasing a reusable water bottle and supporting CiTR and environmental awareness, visit the CiTR office.

CiTR’s Christmas music marathon in 5… 4… 3…

CiTR’s Christmas music marathon has become an annual tradition. This year, Music Coordinator Luke Meat has outdone himself, compiling over 56 hours (!) of holiday tunes. Things kick off at noon today and the melodies, ridiculous and sublime, will continue through Boxing Day.

Happy holidays and happy new year from CiTR!

A Celtic/Folk/Gypsy/Rock Christmas Celebration

The Knackers present : A Celtic/Folk/Gypsy/Rock Christmas Celebration. Featuring musical performances by The Knackers, The Whiskeydicks, The Gentle Infidels, The Creaking Planks, Craic! and Cameron Gunn. This event will be held on December 18th at The Billy Bishop Legion Auditorium at 1407 Laburnum, doors open at 8:00PM and close at 12:00PM. Guests will pay $12.00 at the door with $2.00 off with a non-perishable food item donated to The Vancouver Food Bank Society. Beer and wine and whiskey will be available for purchase. Please join us for an intimate evening with some of Vancouver’s funnest, and finest eclectic musicians and performers. Click here for more information.

Discorder makes Top 10 list

Congratulations to CiTR’s own Discorder Magazine for landing on Beyond Robson’s Top 10 Magazines in Vancouver. Sharing the spotlight with the likes of Adbusters, Sad Mag and Geist, Beyond Robson declares Discorder the best way to “learn about local indy music without having to actually set foot in the Cobalt.”

The Arts Report – December 8th 2010

On Wednesday’s Arts Report…

Podcast: Now available. Click here!

Brief Encounter
Actors and leap out of the film screen and onto the stage in this innovative spin on a classic forbidden love story set in World War II England. Director Max Reimer tells us all about it!

It’s at the Playhouse and runs until Dec. 23rd.

For more info and tickets click here!

Violet’s Hair
Elizabeth McIntosh’s modernist pieces are being featured at the Contemporary Art Gallery, with an Artist Talk coming up December 10. Arts Report correspondent Jasmin Thomas gives us a taste.

Winter Harp
An eclectic choice of 12th century instruments such as harps, flutes and tambourines, the harmonious sounds will ignite the Christmas spirit, in Winter Harp coming to St. Andrew’s Wesley United Church. Medieval instrumentalist Joaquin Ayala explains the magic of these ancient instruments.

Playing only on Dec. 18th, get your tickets here!

Bright Nights: Of course, the annual Bright Nights at Stanley Park is happening again this year. But this year will feature a stunning scene from Goh Ballet's performance of The Nutcracker!

The show will also feature…
…White Christmas, an almost sold-out tap-dancing holiday musical; The Goh Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker at the Centre; a peek at the goings on at Pacific Cinematheque in December, plus a film festival that reveals the brutality of war and the continual struggle for social justice of millions of people called Film Festival 4Peace.

PLUS: Free tix to the Greenhornes and a Tom Lee DJ workshop valued at $100!!

Listen in today at 5PM!

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24 Hours of Spoken Word Hell!!

Ready or not, here it comes! Beginning Wednesday December 8 at 10AM until Thursday December 9 at 10AM prepare yourselves for an audible treat that will entertain, educate and stimulate conversation like never before! CiTR presents a variety of spoken word content that will cover a myriad of topics from current affairs and world news to art & culture, music and much more! Featuring a sampling of locally-produced (Arts Report, Sexy In Van City) and nationally syndicated programs (Democracy Now!, Alternative Radio), CiTR aims to spotlight the many divergent voices that our station unique-this is talk radio like you’ve not heard before!!

Shindig Finals

Come to the Railway Club tonight at 9pm to watch the final 3 bands battle for the coveted top spot in CiTR’s Shindig 2010 Finals! Who will win this year? Will it be the magical Wizerdz, the Crystal Swells or The Oh Wells?

Don’t miss out on the concert finale of the year! Tonight from 9pm-12am at Vancouver’s one and only Railway Club! Shindig 2010!

Thank you auction donors!

A big thanks to all the businesses that donated to our Fundrive Finale silent auction! Our auction was a big success and brought in over $1300. Thanks again to The Fall Tattooing, People’s Co-Op Bookstore, R/X Comics, Cafe Etico, Ethical Bean, The Wallflower Modern Diner, Fresh is Best, Our Community Bikes, Woo Vintage Clothing, Bike Kitchen, John Fluevog, Vancouver Folk Music Festival, Storm Brewing, Flaming Angels Boutique, True Value Vintage, Boulevard Coffee, Pacific Cinematheque , Temple of the Modern Girl , Blim , Sub Pop Records, Ache Records , Bob Scott, Adbusters, BigMama, Tom Lee Music , CBC Radio 3, and Conundrum Press.

We especially would like to thank WESTPOINT DISTRIBUTORS for their tremendous support as a Fundrive sponsor.

We couldn’t have had such an amazing night without your amazing donations and support!