december, 2019

06dec6:00 am6:00 pmCBC OPEN HOUSE & FOOD BANK DAYRecommended Ages:3 to 4 - Preschoolers,5 to 8 - Primary,9 to 12 - Intermediate,Over 13 - Teens


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BC Vancouver’s Open House  & Food Bank Day is back on December 6th!

Tour your public broadcaster, meet your favourite personalities for a great cause

On Friday, December 6, 2019, CBC Vancouver’s annual Open House & Food Bank Day is back at 700 Hamilton Street from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Everyone in the community is invited to visit their favourite public broadcaster for this yearly fundraiser for B.C.’s local food banks. Guests can enjoy a variety of activities including newsroom tours, live radio broadcasts featuring musical guests and meet-and-greets with local and national CBC Vancouver hosts and reporters. Last year, British Columbians generously donated a record-breaking $823,191 to address the growing food gap in the province.

“Food security and access to nutritious food is vital for healthy, thriving communities,” says Johnny Michel, senior managing director, CBC British Columbia and Alberta. “While it is unfortunate that food banks are still needed, as the public broadcaster, we are happy to do our part and support our community with our Open House and Food Bank Day, until hunger is a problem of the past.”

Attendees will have the chance to meet CBC Vancouver’s Stephen Quinn, Gloria Macarenko, Michelle Eliot, Sheryl MacKay, Mike Killeen, Anita Bathe, Dan Burritt, Brett Soderholm and Lien Yeung. The National’s Ian Hanomansing and Erica Johnson of Go Public will also be in attendance.

Food bank volunteers will be accepting cash donations in person and over the phone on December 6, but donations are also being accepted online right now at

The schedule for CBC/Radio-Canada’s Open House & Food Bank Day on December 6, 2019 at 700 Hamilton Street includes:

Live Radio One broadcasts – 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • The Early Edition with Stephen Quinn featuring musical guests Katherine Penfold and Petunia from 6 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

  • BC Today with Michelle Eliot & North by Northwest with Sheryl MacKay featuring  musical guests Company B Jazz Band and Vancouver Youth Choir.

  • On The Coast with Gloria Macarenko featuring musical guests Jack Garton, Chor Leoni Men’s Choir and Dakota Bear from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Newsroom tours – 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

  • Get a behind-the-scenes look at the CBC Vancouver newsroom, television and radio studios.

  • Meet your favourite CBC journalists, including the CBC Vancouver News team: Mike Killeen, Anita Bathe, Brett Soderholm, Dan Burritt, and Lien Yeung as well Ian Hanomansing of The National and Erica Johnson of Go Public.

CBC kids in the Atrium – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Grab a hug or a high-five from Daniel Tiger and Chirp from CBC Kids.

Follow us on Twitter at @CBCVancouver or @cbcnewsbc, on Instagram or YouTube at @CBCVancouver and on Facebook at for the latest CBC Vancouver News updates. #CBCOpenHouse


About CBC/Radio-Canada

CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions. The Corporation is a leader in reaching Canadians on new platforms and delivers a comprehensive range of radio, television, Internet and satellite-based services. Deeply rooted in the regions, CBC/Radio-Canada is the only domestic broadcaster to offer diverse regional and cultural perspectives in English, French and eight Aboriginal languages.


(Friday) 6:00 am - 6:00 pm


CBC Vancouver

700 Hamilton

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