Artswells -2017

Artswells may not be until August, but that doesn't mean it’s too early to buy tickets and plan your trip!

Artswells, a Festival of all Things Art, is taking place August 4-7th in Wells, BC (just outside Barkerville). There will be plenty of music featuring: Carole Pope, Rae Spoon, The Pack A.D, Mob Bounce along with many others. The music genres featured at this fest range from country to pop to rock to even a Balkan inspired orchestra. The list goes on! Not only will there be music galore but there will also be visual artists, dancers, workshops, and theatre performances. There is truly something for everyone.

If purchased online, tickets are $170 for Adults, $50 for Youths (aged 13-18), and free for children under 12.

For more info or to buy tickets head to www.artswells.com

Canada Day!

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Canada Day is this weekend, and there is a lot happening around the city! Here are just some of the things you can check out for Canada's 150! 

There will the annual celebrations at the Lheidli T’enneh Memorial Park including: a 4'x8' birthday cake served,  7 hours of non-stop performances with wide variety of entertainers, Ethnic food concessions , and much more.

Also at the park is the Spike for Kids' Sake, a Beach Volleyball Tournament to help support local children, being put on by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Prince George. More info and registration (for both individuals and teams) can be found HERE 

 A little farther out of town is Huble Homestead where you can experience a more traditional Dominion Day celebration.

At Spruce City Stadium there will be a Fastpitch tournament being hosted over the long weekend.  Teams in the men's division, junior men's division, and women's division will all be competing against their peers with a total of 17 teams competing.

Canada Day also jumpstarts Heatwave, a 8 day celebration of music, happening, with no charge of admission, down at the Canada Games Plaza. Check out the first performance at 7pm.

Finally, you can wrap up your day with fireworks being launched from Connaught hill at 11pm.

As you can see, you have a lot to chose from for Canada’s 150, so don't miss out!

Today's Top Wikipedia Edits: Working Rats have Mid-Life Crises Too

According to Wikipedia: 

  1. "A supervolcano is a volcano which has erupted more than 10(15)kg of ejecta."
  2. "Tasks for working rats include the sniffing of gunpowder residue, demining, acting, and animal-assisted therapy."
  3. "Repetitively stacking or lining up objects is associated with autism. What? You do realize you're calling anyone who's ever neatly compiled anything autistic, right?"
  4. "In 1999, Philip Morris ran a series of full-page advertisements in news magazines, which were aimed at parents and conveyed the 'forbidden fruit' message. They featured a bowl of fruit or a glass of milk with cookies and then had the questions, 'What else are you leaving for your kids?' and 'What else is within your kids' reach?'"

For more Wikipedia edits, tune in to WikiNews Tuesdays at 1pm and Saturdays at noon on 88.7FM.

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Chris Ronald at Nancy O's

Contemporary singer-songwriter Chris Ronald will be bringing his “Canadian folk with British roots” to Nancy O’s on June 19th, at 8:30 PM. He emigrated from his native home of England to Vancouver, BC in 2002, and has been influenced by British and North American artists of the ’70s such as Neil Young, Don McLean, and Ralph McTell.

Ronald , more recently,  hired ace producer and multi-instrumentalist, John MacArthur Ellis. The resulting Timeline (2014) album catapulted Ronald to a new level in his career with, among other accolades, a nomination for “Songwriter of the Year” at the 2014 Canadian Folk Music Awards.

In live performance, Chris paints a story through, singing, the guitar, harmonica, and ukulele: resulting in a show that is both captivating and unique. Ronald balances national and international touring with a busy family life and is currently working on his next album to be released on Borealis Records spring 2017.

There is a $10 cover charge for this performance

To take a listen to his newest album click the play button below.

 

 

Heatwave - For Canada's 150

Make some noise for Canada’s 150th birthday with an 8-day music festival at Canada Games Plaza!
Beginning the evening of July 1, with the French Connection, Andino Suns, and Delhi 2 Dublin, there will be 8 days of lunchtime and evening concerts down at the Canada games plaza. Presented by the Prince George Folkfest Society, this “Heatwave” of music and culture will gather people from across Northern BC to celebrate Canadian culture, history, and diversity.

The concerts showcase regional, provincial, and national performers representing the best of Canadian music in a variety of genres. Every performance is free to attend. For more info on the performers click here

Heatwave is part of the City of PG – Canada 150 Project that includes the Canada 150 Patchwork Mural and Canada 150 Mosaic. Full details can be found at here.

Richard Inman at Omineca Arts

Looking for some good folk or country? Well then you’re in luck, because Richard Inman will be in town on June 16th. Inman is quickly becoming a staple of Winnipeg’s folk and country scene. With a rich voice and delicate musical touch, he crafts mature songs that feel at once deeply familiar and bracingly fresh.

Between relentless gigging and a residency at the legendary Times Change(d) High and Lonesome Club, Richard has proven himself a savvy songwriter and a gem in the prairies.

He will be performing at the Omineca Arts centre, doors will open at 8:00pm and the show is starting at 9. There will a $10 fee for this performance.

Take a listen to his latest album here:

Bridge Duty- A CFUR Mini Series

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Bridge Duty first aired in January of 2016, and brought many stories of indigenous sovereignty from across Turtle Island to CFUR’s wavelengths. A year later, many people are still asking about it, along with the many perspectives, and voices contained within the mini-series. This is why every episode of Bridge Duty will be released on mixcloud over the next two months or so. There will a new episode uploaded every Monday and Friday, each one highlighting an issue, and features numerous different interviews.

Take a listen to the latest episode here, and make sure to catch the rest on mixcloud!

 

 

 

 

 

Métis Day and Fathers Day Show and Shine

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The Lheidli T'enneh Memorial Park will be the place to be on Sunday June 18th, with two awesome annual events happening on the same day! Starting at 10am and going until 4pm the annual Father's day show and shine presented by the Crusin Classics Car Club. Walk through acres of lawn with classic cars, hot rods, motorcycles, trucks of all sizes and more! There will also be numerous food vendors, so bring your appetite.

Also at the park will be the annual Métis Day hosted by the Prince George Métis Community Association. The opening ceremony is at 11am, and events will going throughout the entire day. There will be: a kiddies park, jiggers, crafters, music, food booths, and a feature performance by Raynie and the Barn Dance Boys.

Everyone is welcome, and admission is free to both events.

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CFUR Internship!

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Are you a UNBC Political Science or English student who is interested in Radio? Do you want to earn 3.0 credits along with valuable work experience?

Well then you should check out CFUR’s Current Events Producer Internship!

You get to learn how a journalist thinks, whether you become one or end up talking to one in your career path; gain presentation confidence; Develop oratory and writing skills; and get on-the-job media experience while producing a twice weekly spoken-word program focusing on Northern BC current events.

CFUR has, numerous times, served as a catalyst to jumpstart the careers of a number of successful people.  Some notable alumni are Andrew Kurjata and Jordan Tucker who are now producers for CBC's Daybreak North.The experience they gained at this station helped them greatly in finding future jobs in their field.

Besides, we have lots of fun parties...work hard play hard!

For more info check out the PDF at the bottom of this page

If you are interested please submit resume to stationmanager@cfur.ca. Make sure the subject line reads: ‘Current Events Spoken-Word Producer Application’. Everyone is thanked for applying; only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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CFURadio Youth Academy

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Thanks to a grants from the  Canadian Radio Fund of Canada, and Canadian Summer Jobs, CFUR 88.7 FM is holding its second annual Radio Camp for youths. Participating youth will be encouraged to learn the art of radio based story telling, reporting & entertainment along with important technical skills relating to production and editing. CFUR_YOUTH_ACADEMY

 

In this ever changing media landscape it is important for those who are interested in pursuing a future in this discipline to accumulate as many skills as possible and mentorship is key.

The hope of the camp is that participants will have a lot of fun and learn to work as a team. It’s all about making the opportunity available. Everybody has a passion. It might be bugs, track & field, drawing, string-theory, or it might be radio... You’ll never know unless you’re allowed to try! We make that possible in a safe environment.

The camp is open to youths ages 12-17 and will be running until July 28th. If you are interested in learning more about this summer's radio camp please visit http://www.cfur.ca/radio-camp/ alternatively you can reach CFUR station manager Ian Gregg at 250-960-5995.

 

 

The Burying Ground

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If you're looking for something to do tomorrow (June 9th) , consider checking out the The Burying Ground , playing at the Legion. They are an upbeat blues string band that brings the fire of punk to the technical prowess and distinct sounds of early blues, country and jazz masters as Blind Blake, Bessie Smith, Gary Davis, Jimmie Rodgers and many others. This trio, featuring Woody Forster on guitar and vocals, Devora Laye on washboard, saw, and vocals along with Joseph Lubinsky-Mast on upright bass, just released their newest album, and play a mix of original material  alongside reinvented older songs. They strive to create a lively and gritty sound that is reminiscent of the music of the juke joints and jazz halls of the 1920s and '30s.

The doors open at 8pm, with the show starting at 9pm. As well, the cover fee for this performance is $10.

If you’re in the mood for blues, go check out The Burying Ground tomorrow night!

 

 

 

Girls Rock Camp North

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Girls Rock Camp North is going to be happening here in PG and is ready to make some noise. It is a week long camp, running from August 21st to the 25th, for female identified and non- binary youth ages 9-17. Throughout the week campers get to work on songwriting, zine and poster making,positive self-image and identity discussions, gear set-up, technical training and much more! Campers of all skill levels are welcome, whether they already play an instrument or not, and all musical preference is encouraged. Registration will be happening Saturday , June 9th at the Wilson Square Community Farmers Market from 10AM-2PM. Fees are operating on a sliding scale, from $0-$300, and the camp accepts people on a first come first serve basis.

If you want to support the camp, you can check out their fundraising concert, She Shreds happening on June 23rd at 8PM. It's happening at the Omineca Arts Centre, and will feature Naomi Kavka, Sober Becky, Britt A.M., Genevieve Jade Tucker, and Kiera Dall'Osto.

For more info you can head to their website at https://www.girlsrockcampnorth.com/, or find them on facebook here:  https://www.facebook.com/girlsrockcampnorth

 

 

Casse Tête: Experimental Music in PG

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If your in the market for something a little different, make sure you don't miss out on Casse Tête, a festival of experimental music right happening here in PG! This radically creative music is taking place at Theatre North-West and admission is completely free. It will feature improvisation, free jazz, avant-garde compositions, minimalism, post-rock, noise, and much more. Check out the 5th annual festival from June 15th till the 18th, and if you would like any more information you can head over to their website at http://www.cassetetefestival.com/. [audio mp3="http://www.cfur.ca/wp-content/uploads/20170605-Casse-Tete-PSA-copy.mp3"][/audio]