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CIVL News http://blogs.civl.ca Fri, 13 May 2011 22:27:48 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.6.1 en Giveaways Galore! Papermaps/Sled Island/Roller Derby! http://blogs.civl.ca/blog/2011/05/13/giveaways-galore-papermapssled-islandroller-derby/ http://blogs.civl.ca/blog/2011/05/13/giveaways-galore-papermapssled-islandroller-derby/#comments Fri, 13 May 2011 22:27:48 +0000 aaron http://blogs.civl.ca/?p=1704 What an exciting week for CiVL Radio listeners!

This coming week you can be the proud recipient of one of a triad of unique prize opportunities just by listening and calling into CIVL Radio!

1) On Wednesday, between 12-3 pm on the Vinyl Spinner with DJ Johnny K and DJ Jenia, listeners will not only get to hear an interview with Dean of Papermaps off the top of the show, but CiVL is offering no less than 5, yes, FIVE free copies of Papermaps new 7″ Vinyl release!

2) The Reign Valley Vixens, Abbotsford’s home Roller Derby Team, are skating off against Edmonton’s Oil City Tanker Girls and The Sunshine Coast Roller Girls on Saturday, May, 28th, at MSA Arena in Abbotsford for a double feature to support the fight against breast cancer! The event is called the Second Annual Battle for Boobs, and you can Facebook Rolling Over Cancer. CiVL are lucky enough to give away TEN (10) free pairs of tickets to this event, so stay tuned and check CIVL Radio on Facebook regularly for updates on when to win, starting with Daryl Johnson on Disposable Existence this Monday between 1-3 pm.

3) As previously mentioned, Sled Island is offering CiVL two pairs of passes to the Main Site on Friday, June, 24th to see C’mon, Bison B.C., The Sword, The Buzzcocks, and Sleep. Tune in this Monday between 3-4 pm to hear Larry Portelance give away the goods on the Can Con Container Ship!

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Abbotsford Writer Rides Through Valley for Diversity http://blogs.civl.ca/blog/2011/05/11/abbotsford-writer-rides-through-valley-for-diversity/ http://blogs.civl.ca/blog/2011/05/11/abbotsford-writer-rides-through-valley-for-diversity/#comments Thu, 12 May 2011 00:08:34 +0000 aaron http://blogs.civl.ca/?p=1696 The District of Mission has proclaimed their recognition of May 16th - 21st as “World Cultural Diversity Week”, on it’s tenth anniversary of adoption by UNESCO.
In celebration of this occasion and cause, and in advance of this decision, Abbotsford Times columnist Ken Herar, has been preparing a trip he’s calling “Cycling for Diversity”, where he will travel from Mission, to Abbotsford, Langley, Surrey, Delta, New West, all the way to Victoria, in an effort to raise awareness towards the need for increased cultural integration and diversity in Canada.

CiVL is proud to support this event, and excited to provide entertainment for the event during it’s stop in Abbotsford!

Listen to Ken this Monday between 10-11 am as we rebroadcast his interview on CIVL 101.7 FM with Justin P. Goodrich of The Way I See It.

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CIVL Radio Host Releases Book of Poetry! http://blogs.civl.ca/blog/2011/05/10/civl-radio-host-releases-book-of-poetry/ http://blogs.civl.ca/blog/2011/05/10/civl-radio-host-releases-book-of-poetry/#comments Tue, 10 May 2011 20:20:10 +0000 aaron http://blogs.civl.ca/?p=1694

CIVL Radio is very proud to announce the release of “Colours of My Heart”, a book of poetry by Apni Awazz Host Surjeet Kalsey.

Apni Awazz is CIVL 101.7 FM’s longest concurrent multi-cultural program, a springboard from which CIVL was able to accept the Abbotsford Community Services’ Cultural Diversity Award for Outreach in March of this year.

Two events will be celebrating the release of this work:

May 15 between 2-4 pm at Renaissance Books, 43 6th St. in New Westminster

May 16 from 6 - 8 pm at the UFV Abbotsford Campus, Building F, Room 125, at the Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies

Surjeet has received a plethora of awards on behalf of her own literary works, as well as translating the work of others, and has been recognized on local, regional, provincial, national, and international platforms. Read more about these impressive achievements here.

CIVL is truly thankful to be able to have such a valuable contributor to cultural development and sustainability as one of our own volunteer programmers, and is excited about the release of this new piece of literature.

Read the following review of “Colours of My Heart”:

Surjeet Kalseys Book of Poems Colours of My Heart is an introspective perspective of the plight of all women. Kalseys selection and placement of words weaves a poetic pathway that awakens and heightens the readers senses. Her use of colour as a definition for emotion paints from a palette all women can identify with a world where men and women betray each other, ie: Jealousy: so they prey on other womens partners; with exotic lingerie and vodka, they hunt their prey, and suck on male vulnerabilities… Her writing is provocative, hopeful and empowering.
– Valerie B.-Taylor
President/Facilitator New West Writers
Co-ordinator/Facilitator Renaissance Book Writers
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Win Sled Island Passes from CIVL Radio! http://blogs.civl.ca/blog/2011/05/09/win-sled-island-passes-from-civl-radio/ http://blogs.civl.ca/blog/2011/05/09/win-sled-island-passes-from-civl-radio/#comments Tue, 10 May 2011 00:05:49 +0000 aaron http://blogs.civl.ca/?p=1690
CIVL Radio is extremely excited to announce that over the next two weeks we will be giving away Friday passes to the Main Site at Sled Island in Calgary to see Ontario psych-shred legends C’mon, CIVL Metal faves Bison B.C. The Sword, classic punk rockers The Buzzcocks, and CIVL Radio host Daryl Johnson’s favorite, Sleep!

The Details:

Monday, May, 16th, 3-4 pm: The Can Con Container Ship with Larry Portelance. Tune in and wait for Larry to announce when to call, Facebook, or Tweet your answer to his Sled Island trivia question, and the first respondent wins ONE PAIR of passes to the main site at Sled Island for Friday, June, 24th, 2011!

Monday, May, 23rd, 1-3 pm: Disposable Existence with Daryl Johnson. Tune in and wait for Daryl to announce when to call, Facebook, or Tweet your answer to his Sled Island trivia question, and the first respondent wins ONE PAIR of passes to the main site at Sled Island for Friday, June, 24th, 2011!

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Fraser Valley Music in Abbotsford and Chilliwack http://blogs.civl.ca/blog/2011/05/04/fraser-valley-music-in-abbotsford-and-chilliwack/ http://blogs.civl.ca/blog/2011/05/04/fraser-valley-music-in-abbotsford-and-chilliwack/#comments Wed, 04 May 2011 19:19:16 +0000 aaron http://blogs.civl.ca/?p=1683 By Daryl Johnson

Looking for something to do Wednesday night in Abbotsford? We know you are! Head down to the Airfare Lounge (33790 Esendene way Abbotsford B.C.) to Help Harma White Guitarist Kyler celebrate his birthday in style. Greasy style that is. Openers Knife Knife comprised of members of famed Abby band GSTS. Harma Black will play after. What’s with the mysterious name change..? Is it permanent..? What could it possibly mean.

Bands at 9.

No cover.

Harma White:

Bertha Cool:

Located at 45899 Henderson Ave. Chilliwack Old Arts Center is playing host to a show that will no doubt be a completely satisfying experience, this Friday, May 6th. The list of performers includes Abbtosford Power-Metal band First Reign, Abbotsford Post-Hardcore band GSTS, Abby Noise Rockers Bertha Cool, Experimental- Metal group Hemogoblin and Chilliwack own Post-Punk band The Stirs.

Doors are at 7:30.

$10 at the door.

Both of these shows have a facebook page you can click above to check out for more complete details.

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