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Silent Auction SuPrizes: TANTALIZING TICKETS AND PASSIONATE PASSES| FUNDRIVE FINALE at Pat’s Pub | March 6th

The Fundrive Finale is happening tomorrow night at Pat’s Pub! This year’s Silent Auction has loads of tickets for amazing local concerts, festivals, and cultural events.

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For concerts and music festivals, we’ve got Blueprint providing a pair of 5-day passes to Seasons Music Festival! In addition, the Vancouver Folk Music Festival is providing a pair of weekend passes to their awesome festival happening in July at Jericho Beach, which makes it one of the scenic music festivals to be hosted in any city. Live Nation, Fortune Sound Club, and Timbre Concerts have gifted us with some awesome concert tickets for artists such as: Cakes Da Killa, Lex Luger, The Tourist Company, The Cave Singers, Theophilus London, and a whole lot more.

If you have an insane craving for film and theatre, don’t fear because we’ve got you covered! Passes and tickets for The Vancouver Fringe Festival and Vancouver International Film Festival are on the auction block. The Pacific Cinematheque is offering a “Night Out Package” with complimentary tickets to their shows and special events. The amazing DOXA documentary film festival, is offering 4 ticket vouchers and memberships. Firehall Arts Centre is providing tickets to their hilarious production titled “Proud”, which is a political satire about everyone’s favourite Canadian Prime Minister…you can find out who for yourself! Rio Theatre is offering 8 movie passes.

Clearly there’s a lot of cool stuff on the auction block, so please join us tomorrow night at Pat’s Pub for a night filled with drinking, dancing, socializing, and intensive auction bidding!

Silent Auction SuPrizes: Rockin Records! | FUNDRIVE FINALE at Pat’s Pub | March 6th

The Fundrive Finale is happening tomorrow night at Pat’s Pub! At every Fundrive Finale we have a Silent Auction with loads of awesome prizes. Here are some of the great records and music related prizes we got lined up.

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Looking to add to your record collection? Vinyl Records and Light Organ Records are offering some killer vinyls which includes the likes of Boards of Canada, JPNSGRLS, FKA Twigs, Twin River, and a whole lot more. We also have a gift voucher, inside a cool backpack, worth a whopping $101.9 for Audiopile Records!

If adding to your record collection wasn’t enough, how about getting your own music recorded by a professional studio? Well, Pandora’s Box Rehearsal Studios is offering an awesome package that includes 6 hours of recording studio time!

Join us for an epic celebration at Pat’s Pub tomorrow night. Get a little tipsy, get sociable, and get amazing silent auction items as well!

UBC Canadian Liver Foundation Fundraiser

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Are you someone who likes to drink their coffee black, or with cream? Do you drink it with your pinkie sticking out, or carry around a travel mug? Whatever your style is, UBC CLF is hosting a Coffee House in Abdul Ladha on March 12th from 6:30 to 10 PM. Socialize, listen to live music, and rumour has it that there may be an ‘abracadabra’ moment at some point during the night. Entry is by donation, and all proceeds will go towards the regional Canadian Liver Foundation’s efforts to advance liver research and fight liver disease. What better way to shake off those midterm blues than to share a cup of joe for a great cause!

Visit their Facebook page for more detail!

Burning the Fundrive Midnight Oil!

Still awake here! We were raising funds with Crimes & Treasons, and continuing on the spirit with Nod on the List. Call in to pledge! We’re by the phones! 604-822-8648!

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Our Fundrive total is $31,559.45! Phone lines are now closed! Come to our Fundrive Finale tomorrow!

OUR PHONE LINES ARE CLOSED! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR CALLING IN AND DONATING OVER THE PAST WEEK!

Our total after today is $31,559.45!

Now we rest until tomorrow’s Fundrive Finale https://www.facebook.com/events/835469219833146/ which will rock!

You can continue to donate online at www.citr.ca/fundrive AND you can come support by coming to the show tomorrow (maybe bidding in our awesome silent auction?).

We are always amazed at the awesome contributions that come in from the Lower Mainland and all over the world- THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING LOCAL, INDEPENDENT, ALTERNATIVE, VOLUNTEER DRIVEN RADIO <3

 

Arts Report Review: Studio 58’s Oklahoma!

Langara-based theatre company Studio 58 brought the sunny shimmer of the American Midwest Summer with their production of Oklahoma! Debuted on February 1st, the show will come to a close on the 1st of March, 2015. Directed by David Hudgins, and Musical Direction by Christopher King, with choreography by Shelley Stewart Hunt and costuming by  Diva Marina Szijarto, Oklahoma! embodies themes of love, youth, and change.

If you’re still on the fence about seeing the show, you’ll be pleased to know that Arts Correspondent Mike Harker has an in-depth review that might help change your tune. Check it out under the cut!

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Fundrive Kickoff Party | Feb 26 | The Pit Pub

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FUNDRIVE STARTS TOMORROW!

We’re kicking things off with a show at The Pit Pub out at UBC with four live bands and student DJs!

Featuring:

Ace Martens

ATSEA

Listening Party

Tits and Bread

 

Entry is $5 for the general public and $3 for members of CiTR, UBC Film Society, or UBC Surf Club. All proceeds will go towards the 2015 FUNDRIVE!

Doors at 7PM / Show at 8PM

Thanks to our sponsors,

TheCalendar.Ca (UBC Party Calendar)
UBC Film Society
AMS Events
UBC Surf Club
Blank Vinyl Project
The Pit Pub UBC

 

 

30 Years of Discorder Magazine Archived through UBC Library

The very first issue of Discorder Magazine,  published February 1983.

The very first issue of Discorder Magazine, published February 1983.

Indie music aficionados can now comb through a 30 year online archive of one of Vancouver’s longest running magazines, Discorder, thanks to a collaboration between CiTR 101.9 FM Radio and UBC Library’s Digitization Centre. The Library has completed digitization of the magazine’s entire run, beginning from February 1983 to the present, providing a retrospective look at Vancouver’s independent music and arts and culture scene.

“This project provided a great opportunity for UBC Library’s digitization program to open doors to current and new fans of this important publication and to digitally preserve a key piece of Vancouver’s cultural history, “ says Bronwen Sprout, Head of Digital Programs and Services at the Library.Amazing Discorder

Dedicated to covering local music, arts and culture, Discorder – published by CiTR, UBC’s student radio society – has chronicled the stories of bands forming and breaking up, venues opening and closing, musician collaborations and jams on different projects, reviews of long-forgotten albums, and shows that describe the grit and glory of Vancouver’s music scene.

“If it’s not online, it didn’t happen,” says Susanne Tabata, a CiTR alumni Susanne Tabata and the filmmaker behind Bloodied But Unbowed, a history of Vancouver’s punk music scene. Tabata is aware of the work involved with scouring archives to tell a story about Vancouver’s past and believes that the digitization of the historical archives will provide “cultural reference points for writers, journalists, musicians, historians, designers, and artists.”

CiTR is currently embarking on its annual Fundrive, to raise $40,000 to launch a new website and continue digitizing its collection of reel-to-reels. This audio includes live performances of local bands throughout the 90’s, including Bolero Lava, Corsage, The Hip Type, Maow, Destroyer, D.B.S. and more.

 

 

FUNDRIVE!

Fundrive is the time when we raise money for the station.
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This year, we’re aiming to raise $40,000 in pledges to support the programming you hear every day and help us get digital!

We’re keen to preserve and highlight content from CiTR and Discorder’s past and present, and help you access it all online. It’s a treasure trove covering over sixty years of local music and culture we don’t want to lose. Help us digitize our reel-to-reels and launch a new website!

Starting Thursday, February 26th at noon and ending Thursday, March 5th at 9 pm, we’ll be asking people on the airwaves to support our radio station. People can donate by:

* calling 604-822-8648 (UBC-UNIT) to make a pledge and win swag and prizes
* visiting our online donation page
* stopping by the station during the Fundrive

People who donate can choose to receive a tax receipt or CiTR swag + a partial tax receipt. Each program will also be giving out customized prize packs on-air.

We’re celebrating the money raised and the hard work of our volunteers at the Fundrive Finale on Friday, March 6th at Pat’s Pub, 403 Hastings St.

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UBC Thunderbirds on CiTR Sports

Saturday, February 21

Canada West Conference: Quarter-Final

Ice Hockey (Men’s)

Manitoba Bisons (5) vs. UBC Thunderbirds (4)
Game 3 | Best-of-Three Series — Series Tied 1-1
Venue: Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre — Thunderbird Arena