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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.

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.

 

 

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]

Learn, Contribute, and Build Skills at Maker Lab Prince George

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Have you ever been to Maker Lab? It happens every Thursday evening from 5-9PM at Two Rivers Gallery! Listen in as Roanne Witticase, Coordinator for Maker Lab Prince George, fills us in on what a Maker Lab is, how anyone can take part, and dishes some exciting news about upcoming projects and events within Maker Lab![mixcloud https://www.mixcloud.com/britt-meierhofer/interview-with-maker-lab-coordinator-roanne-witticase/ width=100% height=120 hide_cover=1 light=1]

Neighbourhood Time Exchange Resident Artist, Frances Gobbi

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Frances Gobbi is the current artist-in-residence at Neighbourhood Time Exchange Downtown PG. Here, she speaks with Britt AM about her residency and project, and other facets of her career.[mixcloud https://www.mixcloud.com/britt-meierhofer/interview-with-neighbour-time-exchange-resident-artist-frances-gobbi/ width=100% height=120 hide_cover=1 light=1]