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UPCOMING EVENTS 

-          5 Pin Bowling, Grandview Lanes (Commercial Drive near Broadway) on Weds., December 11, 10:30 a.m.; lunch approximately 12:30 p.m. at St. Augustine's Pub.

NEW THIS WEEK

COLLEAGUES PHOTOS in PHOTO GALLERY:  From December 4 –  18 photos from Mike Oldfield of The CBC/SRC Association, BC Chapter Christmas Dinner Party held at the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club (watch for more photos from the party in the coming weeks!).  http://www.stationbreak.ca/photo_gallery/index.php?COLLEAGUES-PHOTOS-NOV-1-TO-DEC-30-2019-184

DEVION’S VIEWS #198: SUBLIMELY RIDICULOUS STUFF.  Ron begins by quoting the very memorable speech by actor Peter Finch from the 1976 movie Network and then, by elucidating on three examples of the “work” of our Provincial and Federal government, asks whether the Canadian voter is “mad as hell yet”.   http://www.stationbreak.ca/devions_views/index.php?Devion-s-Views-198-97

STATIONBREAK NEWSLETTER for December. Johnny Michel reports on the visit to Vancouver by Barbara Williams, Executive Vice President for English Services as well as plans for the annual Open House and Food Bank Day in Vancouver on December 6th, the Food Bank Drive in Calgary throughout the month and the annual Turkey Drive in Edmonton on December 12th.  The Insider continues with regular segments Content, Community, Culture and Communications,  http://www.stationbreak.ca/newsletter_magazine/index.php?CBC-Vancouver-Newsletter-4

TRAVEL TRIPS:   Greg Barnes’ Album 3: York.  “You will love Album 3,” says Greg.  “Romans, Vikings, and chocolate are a medieval recipe too hard to resist. So, I take a northeast train for a thirty-six hour visit to York. Trying to absorb two thousand years of history can be tiring, but worth every exhausting cobblestoned step.  York deservedly is ranked near the top of European destinations by visitors.”  http://www.stationbreak.ca/photo_gallery/index.php?TRAVEL-TRIPS-UK2-176

Note: The remaining segment of Greg’s holiday will be posted in two weeks, so watch for Part 4 – London -  on December 22nd ! 

TV TREASURES: CBC Vancouver’s ROCKY MOUNTAIN CHRISTMAS 1984 TV Special from Lake Louise, Alberta, with host pianist Frank Mills and guests Toni Tennille (of Captain & Tennille), Country music’s Carroll Baker, Skating champions Barbara Underhill & Paul Martini, Robert Pilon, and, for the kids, poprock band Platinum Blonde and ventriloquist / puppeteer Shari Lewis.  From the Toronto Star: “The ratings for Rocky Mountain Christmas went through the roof ... chalked up 2.3 million viewers. That represents 28% of all Canadians that watched TV at that 8 – 9 time slot.”  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvT1Oveh3Q8

MOVIES at a GLANCE Reviews & Trailers: FRANKIE; WAVES; and on Netflix THE IRISHMAN.  
http://www.stationbreak.ca/movies_videos/index.php?Movies-at-a-Glance-New-DVDs-1  


DVDs with Trailers: FREAKS; HUSTLERS: IT: CHAPTER TWO; KILLERMAN; LINDA RONSTADT: THE SOUND OF MY VOCE; ONCE UPON A TIME ... IN HOLLYWOOD. http://www.stationbreak.ca/movies_videos/index.php?Movies-at-a-Glance-New-DVDs-1