CIVL Hosts the 14th Annual Homelessness Marathon

Abbotsford (January 26, 2016) – Abbotsford’s CIVL 101.7 FM, is the coordinating station responsible for this year’s installment of the collaborative project among National Campus and Community Radio Stations in Canada, called the 14th Annual Homelessness Marathon.

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Hosted for 11 years by McGill University’s CKUT-FM in Montreal​, the marathon has been coordinated by U of Alberta’s CJSR in Edmonton ​and Queens University in Kingston’s CFRC ​over the past two years, making this the first time the marathon has been coordinated by a station in British Columbia.

The broadcast will last 14 hours, starting on Tuesday, February 23rd at 2 pm (PST)​, and lasting until Wendesday, February 24th at 4 am (PST)​. Regular CIVL programming will be pre-empted for the entirety of the broadcast, airing instead public forums, pre-recorded stories, and other content provided by each of the stations mentioned above, as well as CJSF Burnaby from SFU​, CiTR at UBC​, CFRU at the U of Guelph​, CHRW from Western​in London, ON, and CKDU at Dalhousie ​in Halifax.

Each year, dozens of stations participate in producing accessible content from volunteers, staff, community groups, and concerned local citizens, in order to address issues of homelessness, poverty, and the associated stigmas that haunt people who struggle to make ends meat every day. To date, the broadcast is confirmed to air on stations in BC​, Alberta​, Saskatchewan​, Ontario​, Quebec​, NB​, and NS​.

Overall, 22 stations have already signed on to broadcast all or parts of the Marathon, and more are signing on every day! CIVL will be taking calls live on the toll free hotline for any listeners to chime in with their thoughts or experiences.

CIVL has broadcast parts of the marathon each of the past 5 years, contributing content 3 times, including a 30 minute live broadcast with 5 and 2 Ministries’ Ward Draper one week before Abbotsford City Council made the ultimate decision to forego the supportive housing project which was hotly debated in 2014. In 2015, CIVL submitted a 45 minute live recording of WJ Mouat Secondary’s 12th Grade drama production, commissioned by Character Abbotsford, answering the question “What can be done to eliminate homelessness in Abbotsford?”

Live forums will be set up in Vancouver, Burnaby, Kingston, and Montreal, featuring open mics and public forums so those most affected can participate and have their voices heard.

For further information, please contact:

Station Manager – CIVL 101.7 FM

UFV Campus and Community Radio Society

Tel: 778-982-0648

aaron@civl.ca

or

Marathon Station Coordinators

Staff/Volunteers at Participating Stations

1-888-504-7441 x 6307 (Toll Free Canada-Wide)

www.civl.ca/homelessness

marathon@civl.ca

FVMA Coordinator Hiring Extended to August 4th

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As reported by the Abbotsford News, CIVL has received a grant from the Community Radio Fund of Canada (CRFC) to produce a music awards show that will recognize dozens of Fraser Valley artists from across genres in August 2016.
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These funds were made available under the CRFC’s Radiometres program, a program that aims to improve local programming, volunteer training and community members’ participation. It’s not the first time we’ve received funding from the CRFC; a total of $115,177 has been awarded to CIVL over the past five years. All of this money has been dedicated towards personnel being funded to work on coordinating volunteers and station resources in order to best develop CIVL’s overall operations and sustainability through programming, promotion, and academic research and engagement. Nearly $10,000 of this grant will be dedicated to the operation and promotion of the FVMA event itself, over and above the hiring of a full time employee to tackle this exciting initiative for the next year.

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The FVMA Coordinator will be directly responsible, under supervision of the station manager, for all aspects of the research, preparation, planning, promotion, coordination, execution, and completion of the Fraser Valley Music Awards, and associated local music compilation.
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FVMA Coordinator Responsibilities:
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Coordinating and working with volunteers and committees (Compilation, Nomination/Adjudication, Events, and Promotions), soliciting feedback and providing opportunities for current and new volunteer feedback and engagement.

Further developing and adhering to timelines and work plans as approved in the grant application
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Soliciting sponsorship and partnerships from external organizations and people who support the Fraser Valley Music Community
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Promote attendance, nominations and any required voting for the FVMA’s

Promote pre-sales/support, nominations, and any required voting for CIVL’s Compilation album
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Coordinate adjudication tenets, participants, rewards and process

Ensure that all necessary licenses and regulations are adhered to regarding the awards production and compilation release

Direct operations on site at Fraser Valley Music Awards in August 2016.

FVMA Coordinator Qualifications:
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Experience working in Non-Profit Organizations
Experience working with volunteers
Experience working as part of a committee
Experience with promotion and/or musical events
Ability to complete long term project goals
Ability to be flexible under stress
Ability to multi-task
Resourcefulness
Demonstrated ability to work effectively within a team structure
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CIVL encourages applications from under-represented communities, including women, first nations peoples, people of colour, lesbian/gay/queer/transgender, people with physical and mental disabilities, people living with HIV/AIDS, and people whose age, education, or economic status may be a barrier to employment. CIVL does not discriminate on the basis of race, sexual orientation, religion, age, ability, or class.
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Only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

Salary: $35,000 Gross with opportunity for commission to be made on sponsorship/sales over a certain threshold.

Terms: Contract runs from August 17th 2015 to August 12 2016

How to Apply: Email JobOpportunity@civl.ca with ‘FVMA Application’ in the subject line
Closing Date: Tue, 2015-08-04 **Extended from 08-01**

That Wraps Up #CIVLUFVBattle 2015!

Well wasn’t that something!!
Brennan Sinclair, Pest Synapse, Alex Rake, and Western Jaguar went head to head for the final on March 27th! All the artists did great, bringing their best to rock U-House down to its foundation! Western Jaguar won first place and took home the big prizes but everyone else got something too.
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The final shakedown was:
1. Western Jaguar
2. Brennan Sinclair
3. Pest Synapse
4. Alex Rake
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The top three winners all got prize recording packages from SleepingBagStudios as well as the opportunity to play at their very own Envision Financial Concert in the Park night, courtesy of the Abbotsford Arts Council.
Alex Rake will be playing on stage at the Abbotsford Arts Council’s 11th annual Arty Awards!
Western Jaguar also won a photography package from Jayme Anne Photography!
We thank you all for supporting our events and would like to thank The Eurythmic Kings of Nowhere, Beau O’Neil, and Bob and Al LIVE for competing!
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Check us out next year for our 4th annual #CIVLUFVBattle!

First #CIVLUFVBattle – March 13

Are you guys excited yet!!?
Pest Synapse, Bob and Al LIVE, Beau O’Neil, and Brennan Sinclair are going to be taking to the stage tonight for the kick-off of our #CIVLUFVBattle!
Doors open at 5 and bands start at 5:30! Next week will have even more bands and then the finalists’ battle is on March 27th so put those dates in your calendar and come check us out for three weeks straight!
Thank you again to our sponsors: Jayme Anne Photography, SleepingBagStudios, and the Abbotsford Arts Council!air max 90 on salenew balance 996air max nike

#CIVLUFVBattle 2015 Update

Our first battle is just a week away and we are extending the application deadline! Even if you think your songs need some work, you’re a jam band, or an “experimental project”, sign up and you might just encounter similar artists that can help you develop your sound!
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Apply to Battle!
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Check out our old post for more details!
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We are also looking for judges so if you have some experience in the music industry or know anyone else who may be interested, apply now and get involved with the Fraser Valley music scene. Amplify your community!

Judging Applications
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Sponsorship opportunities available, contact battle@civl.ca for more details!

#CIVLUFVBattle 2015!

CIVL 101.7 FM is hosting their 3rd annual #CIVLUFVBattle!
The contest is open to any band or artist that have a member that is/was a UFV student! Prizes include studio time, professional photography and chances to play at the Arty Awards and Envision Concert series in the Park.
Our first ever #CIVLBattle was a great success with our first place band winners, Derrival going on to compete at with the Peak Performance Project and become finalists!
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Concert dates are Fridays, March 6-20 with the final showdown happening on March 27th!
Doors open at 5 PM with music starting at 5:30 PM.
We’re hosting the event at U-House at the Abbotsford UFV Campus.
Registration closes March 1 Extended, register soon!.
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Stay tuned as this posts will be updated with more details!

REGISTER NOW!

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Election Time in BC! Live Debates on CIVL!

With election day just around the corner (November 15th), CIVL is bringing you a few ways to get informed before you go to the polls!
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Starting with tonight, and a broadcast that will also be podcast and available for you to review whenever you want before voting day, the Abbotsford Community Services All City Council Candidates Debate will air LIVE on CIVL from 7 pm – 9:30 pm, Tuesday October 21st, 2014.
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Live spectators will get the chance to submit questions for presentation to the candidates as the debate rolls along.

If you can’t be present at the debate, taking place at Matsqui Centennial Auditorium in Abbotsford City Hall, listen live on 101.7 FM, or www.civl.ca this evening!
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Interested in hearing what our two mayoral candidates have to say?
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Stay tuned to CIVL 101.7 FM and www.civl.ca to see what’s in store for the mayoral race in Abbotsford this election season!

#CIVLSSBattle Gets Cooking with The Heat and AAC!

CIVL is excited to give you a preliminary announcement that applications are now being accepted from Singer Songwriters in the Fraser Valley for our second annual Battle of the Bands, the #CIVLSSBattle!
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Singer-Songwriters can click here to apply for a chance to play live at the Abbotsford Heat game on April 11th, and compete to be crowned the #CIVLSSBattle winner, as the Fraser Valley’s best singer-songwriter of 2014!

The winner will have a special performance at the Abbotsford Arts Council‘s Arty Awards on April 12th, as well as joining the other finalists at their own Envision Concert Series night at Mill Lake!
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So click here and apply now!
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Check out how excited we were to promote LAST year’s #CIVLBattle below!
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CIVL is Heating Up with AHL Hockey!

CIVL is pleased to announce that AHL Hockey will be broadcast live on 101.7 FM all year for the 2013-2014 season with 76 regular season Abbotsford Heat home and away games!
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Stay tuned for all the details, and find out about what else is in store for the coming year with CIVL 101.7 FM!
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Listen Live
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Amplify Your Community Topping Out Over 12k!

CIVL Radio is pleased to report that though pledges are still coming in, and the count goes on, after a $700 + silent auction, a sold out Gala event at The Reach Gallery and Museum with You Say Party, Oh No! Yoko, Little Wild, The New Atlas, Casey Ambrose and The Parish of Little Clifton, as well as our #CIVLBattle, Punjabi Poetry Reading at the Khalsa Diwan Society, and the very first CIVL Drive-In Movie heard live on 101.7 FM, we’ve demolished our stretch goal of $10,000, and as of today have cruised over the $12,000 mark in funds raised to Amplify Your Community!
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Stay tuned to hear what’s next on the docket for CIVL 101.7 FM and our plans to move on from here in Amplifying Your Community and rocking the new school year!
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