Photos from a concert in support of the CBC in Courtenay, BC

The concert took place on Sunday, October 4th at the K’omox First Nations Band Hall in Courtenay, BC. Performers included Juno Award winner Helen Austin, Doug Cox, local jazz icons Jenn Forsland, Dale Graham, Rick Husband and John Hyde, Valley musical historian Gord Carter, cellist Helena Jung, folk/roots duo Bruce and Judy Wing, multi-faceted guitarist Alan Jossul, and for a hint of white sandy beaches and gently swaying palm trees, Anela Kahiamoe. Full house! Helen Austin, Juno Award winner with her son Charlie Doug Cox, producer of Vancouver Island Music Fest and international musician Standing ovation for Helena Jung, internationlly known cellist Presentation of petition to NDP candidate Gord...

PRESS RELEASE: WE VOTE CBC CONCERT COMOX VALLEY October 4

Have you noticed “We Vote CBC” signs popping up throughout the Comox Valley?  Have you wondered why?  It’s because aggressive budget cuts by government are slowly moving our National Broadcaster to extinction.  And people are concerned. “The importance of the CBC in providing a window through which we see ourselves cannot be overstated.  We live in a vast, sparsely populated land and the CBC is the thread that links us together from coast, to coast to coast.” said a We Vote CBC concert organizer. Over the years the CBC has been, among other things, instrumental in furthering the careers of many talented musicians.  Local performers see the CBC, with its commitment to Canadian arts and culture, as an integral player in the survival of the Canadian identity and as an important factor in keeping Canadians tied together through the media.    A host of local musicians come together on October 4th to perform in support of the CBC:  Juno Award winner Helen Austin, Doug Cox, local jazz icons Jenn Forsland, Dale Graham, RickHusband and John Hyde, Valley musical historian Gord Carter, cellist HelenaJung, folk/roots duo Bruce and Judy Wing, multi-faceted guitarist Alan Jossul, and for a hint of white sandy beaches and gently swaying palm trees, AnelaKahiamoe. Among the performers is Doug Cox, the Artistic Director of Vancouver Island MusicFest.  Doug has connections and commitment to the CBC that lie deep and wide.  In the mid-90’s he spearheaded the “Save the CBC” event that took place in Vancouver, featuring appearances by such notables as Randy Bachman and Colin James, David Suzuki and Mavor Moore.  The concert had a profound impact...

Candidates support the CBC

Source: Comox Valley Echo Five federal candidates from three different parties, came together in a spirit of cooperation on Saturday afternoon, July 11th, to stand behind the campaign initiated by Friends of Canadian Broadcasting in support of our national broadcaster. All candidates from the four federal parties with seats in the House of Commons were invited to participate. The local volunteers for Friends of Canadian Broadcasting wish to sincerely thank these stalwart citizens for coming out in less than ideal weather to help further the cause of restoring our national broadcaster and for demonstrating that cooperation among politicians is indeed possible. (Also for allowing us to stay dry while they went out on the street in the rain.) © Comox Valley...

Comox Valley Record: Federal parties converge to man We Vote CBC booth Saturday

On Saturday, July 11, Friends of Canadian Broadcasting (Comox Valley contingent) are bringing three federal parties together to work in a spirit of co-operation, manning our “We Vote CBC” booth. Friends of Canadian Broadcasting will be set up at 4846 Headquarters Road, opposite the entrance to Vancouver Island MusicFest. The candidates will be working together, getting petitions signed and handing out or taking orders for lawn signs. The “We Vote CBC” campaign is a national initiative designed to bring attention to the dire straits our national broadcaster finds itself in.  Invitations were sent to the four federal parties and there were positives responses from three. The Conservative party has not responded. Attending from 1:30 – 2:30 will be: Gord Johns – NDP Courtenay – Alberni Glenn Sollitt – Green, Courtenay – Alberni Peter Schwarzhoff – Liberal, North Island – Powell River Brenda Sayers, Green, North Island- Powell River Rachel Blaney, NDP, North Island – Powell River © Comox Valley...