Monthly Archives: December 2008

Novus Free Talk-Worst Christmas Present

Erin Ireland braves the cold to discuss with our street warriors the worst Christmas presents they’ve ever received. We all imagine a lump of coal or an ill-fitting sweater to take the cake, and to be honest, that’s about as bad as it seems to get for most folks. But read and watch on to see […]

City Lights- Dodgeball

Ahh dodgeball. Possibly the greatest game EVER invented on the face of the earth. At least we think so. Paul Anthony scopes out a local dodgeball posse down at the neighbourhood community centre to see what the attraction is all about. First off, nothing beats seeing people throw things at each other. When the people happen […]

Dominelli Carnevale-Body Painting

Cara Yeates is reporting for City Lights at the Italian Cultural Centre, for the 14th annual Carnevale Body Art Competition. Over 500 people attended this gala as a fundraiser for the BC Professional Firefighters Burn Fund. A night to bring awareness to all things skin! Rita Dominelli, founder of the Dominelli Carnevale says, “what we do […]

Rain- the Beatles Experience

Paul Anthony is infiltrating the River Rock Show Theatre in order to get close and personal with Rain, the first ever Beatles tribute band started in 1975, and still going. First however, Paul discovers more about the lore of the River Rock Show Theatre. Howard Blank of the River Rock Show Theatre, describes it as, […]

Terminal City Rollergirls- Roller Derby

Paul Anthony, reporting for City Lights, gets amongst it with the Terminal City Rollergirls at the Minaru Arena, Vancouver’s first all female roller derby league. Announcer Mac the Mouth breaks down the name of the game for us, “Each team has a pack of five skaters, the back last skater wears a star on her […]

BCSPCA- Toy Drive

Shauna Baker and City Lights are out at the BCSPCA Toy Drive to find out just what’s going on in the name of pets. Rhonda Sherwood, SPCA, Chair of Vancouver Community Council, describes her involvement with the SPCA Toy Drive as coming from “something I was really ignorant to…the value of toys for animals, especially shelter animals. […]

Rogers Santa Claus Parade 2008

Shauna Baker, City Lights, and 300,000 people are out in the cold on a December 7th afternoon to participate in the holiday extravaganza that is the Rogers Santa Claus Parade.  2008 is the fifth year of the Santa Claus Parade, and spectators are lined up thick along the parade route, starting at Boughton and Georgia […]

Grouse Mountain- The Peak of Christmas

The Peak of Christmas, on Grouse Mountain, is one of Vancouver’s favourite holiday traditions. Ryan Lowe and City Lights are up at snowy heights to discover why. After making a bee-line straight to Santa’s lap to garner the  promise of a new snowboard, Ryan learns that there are many more attractions up on Grouse Mountain […]

East Side Culture Crawl

Shanua Barker leads us through the free, three-day event, that is the East Side Culture Crawl. Valerie Arntzen, one of the founders of the East Side Culture Crawl Society, describes the criteria one must match in order to have your creative results displayed. “You must make real art. Nothing that is mass produced…and that you […]

One of a Kind Christmas Show and Sale

Host Shanua Baker is at BC Place to see what vendors have to offer the crowds of growing Christmas shoppers.  This is the first show of its kind in Vancouver, having come from Toronto where it’s been on the go for thirty-five years, New York for two, and Chicago for ten. Having graced our wet […]