CBC Open House – Vancouver Lives Here!!!
Heyooooo!!!!! Today was the 26th annual CBC British Columbia Open House + Food Bank Day!
Jeff LOOOOOOOVES his CBC news!!!! He listens to it or reads it anytime that I’m not jabbering on about something or asking him to take out the trash or paint or build shelves – you get the picture. He loves it so much, I think he needs this Cowichan sweater hand knit by Granted Clothing. So of course as a freshly scrubbed wannabe Canuck, he urged me to check out today’s CBC Open House.
CBC stands for Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Just clarifying it for my homies down south. It is Canada’s national public radio + television broadcasting network that was established in 1936, y’all. Take that, Fox News!!!! Whaaaat???!!!!
I hopped on the SkyTrain (Vancouver’s transit system) + got off at the Stadium-Chinatown exit. WHAT A BEAUTIFUL VANCOUVER DAY!!!! Everyone has been freaking me out about adapting to rainy Vancouver, but we’re still getting blue sky days!!! No Seasonal Affective Disorder for this lady!!!
I didn’t know an entire city can fit inside a building.
And we’re in!!! After I dropped off my canned donations, we were herded around like cattle – ushered through in-line with guarded, roped off areas. Not like anyone would have gotten out of line – they’re all mild mannered, polite Canucks!!!
They had the cast of Heartland – a beloved CBC television show shot in Alberta about a family, horses, love, loss – I don’t really know, considering I’ve never watched it. This series that has been on air for six seasons!!! That’s an eternity in tv land. It’s funny because Jeff worked as a costumer on Heartland for two years, + wanted me to tell them hello, but I couldn’t really attack the cast because they were being interviewed + our cattle line was being moved along. Moooo!!!! Here’s my awesome, thrilling picture of the back of some of the cast’s heads.
I’ve already forgotten what “Ingest” refers to, so maybe they should have added the definition to their signs. I’m going to write CBC a scathing letter of complaint. Kidding!
He has a very nice, deep pleasing voice. I think my mom would like him.
Having been in the film industry + having a father as a motion picture cameraman for 30 plus years, I was like, “Oh, how cute!”. Moving on!
In the next room I was SO STOKED to meet Yannick Bisson, star of CBC Television’s Murdoch Mysteries!!!
Based on a series of novels by Maureen Jennings, the show is set in 1890s Toronto. Yannick Bisson plays Murdoch – hyper intelligent Victorian police detective, with an interest in using then-unorthodox/unknown forensic techniques for catching criminals.. The show is RIPE with Victorian inaccuracies + for that I LOVE to scream at the television (note: our “televsion” is a 7″ monitor that only picks up CBC). Like, “A detective in a Victorian police unit would NEVER have his sleeves rolled! He’s a gentleman, for god’s sake!!!!!” It’s my vice. AND I really do believe that Murdoch desperately needs a handlebar moustache!!!! C’mon, CBC!!!!
I told Yannick that I was from Los Angeles, new to Canada + that I was a huge fan of his show. He was really happy about that!!! Whatta guy.
Murdoch Mysteries makes me feel really Canadian when I watch it – for example, one of the episodes is called “Murdoch Night in Canada” + is about the investigation of the murder of a Toronto hockey team captain. Can’t get more Canadian that that, eh?!
After a while I had to get out of there. There were throngs of people + they kept coming! When Jeff suggested I attend the CBC Open House, at first I felt like it was a homework assignment. But I’m really glad that I got on the train + visited! It showed me how generous + community based the CBC is as a broadcasting network!!! Today they raised more than $534,000 for food banks! I am now more of a fan of CBC than I was previously + proud to one day become an official Canuck!!! Goooooo Canada!!!!