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

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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CIVL GALA FRIDAY!!!!


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You Say Party!, Oh No! Yoko, Little Wild, The New Altlas, Casey Ambrose and The Parish of Little Clifton play this Friday, July 19 at The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford. Dress up! Doors open at 7PM, shows start at 7:30Tickets: $15, ALL-AGES, cash bar, pre-purchase tickets here .
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Celebrate with us as we wrap up the end of CIVL Radio’s first annual fundraising drive. Facebook event details here
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Who Won the #CIVLBattle?!


Were they from Abbotsford, Mission, or Langley!?
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Did they play Thrash, Metal-core, or their own brand of indie rock?
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All aforementioned genres and locales were represented at the tenth and final night of CIVL’s Battle of the Valley, where three bands were all guaranteed at least $200 in Long and McQuade gift cards, and a chance to get their own Music Videos from Tractorgrease Multimedia, Mastering from Five Acres Studio, and a band photo shoot from Jayme Anne Photography.
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The odds were hard to call. Of five judges, there was one three way tie, and each band won over at least one judge.

Third Place:
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Abbotsford Thrash-phenoms Merciful Angel

Abbotsford Thrash-phenoms Merciful Angel


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Second Place:

Mission Metal-Core Maniacs The Nacaals

Mission Metal-Core Maniacs The Nacaals


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The Champions:

Langley's Derrival, who will play the Squamish Music Festival in August!

Langley's Derrival, who will play the Squamish Music Festival in August!


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CIVL Battle Round 1 Week 2

You know the drill – This Saturday (May 18) Aftermath, UFV. Doors at 7pm, Show starts at 7:30pm. $5 Cover.
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Come out and support your favorite band – who will it be?
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Lonely Cave Kings Often compared to artists such as The Gaslight Anthem, The National, Kurt Vile, and Franz Ferdinand, Lonely Cave Kings are fast up-and-comers with a passion for creativity and a penchant for composing memorable music that will keep your toes tapping while reminding you what nostalgia feels like.
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Casinos Casinos are Alex Vevers, Kier-Christer Junos, Zachary Keely, and Mitchell Trainor. A four-piece originally spawned from the hormone-soup that is high school, the members of Casinos know each other very dearly; their beloved project has gained a meaning beyond simply playing shows. This, is where life refreshes itself.
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Old Mare Old Mare released Their EP,”YOU DESERVE MORE” in January of 2012. The project sat in the top 10 charts on CIVL for a number of weeks. Old Mare’s sound has expanded since the release and they look forward to sharing it with all their friends at the Battle of the Bands.
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BANDS! Last Chance to Apply for the Battle of the Valley before April 22nd!

Thanks for all the submissions. We only have a few days left so keep them coming! Click here!

We are upping the ante, and topping up the first prize L&M certificate to $800. Thanks to all our sponsors. Here is a little more on what you could win besides fame.
First prize:

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Tractorgrease Multimedia has operated out of it’s current location for 5 years. They are a recording/video studio and offer live event production providing lights, sound, and stages. They are offering 3 live videos for the winning band. A $2000 value.
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Jayme Anne Photography has worked with many known local bands and artists such as Dan Mangan, Jordan Klassen, You Say Party!, First Reign, and a hand full of other Vancouver talent. Jayme is offering a 2 hour photoshoot, with two locations. 10 – 15 high resolution edited photos will be given on a disk 1 – 2 weeks after photoshoot date.
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Five Acres Studio is a professional recording studio out on the farm in Bradner. Five Acres will provide the mastering of 6 songs to the winning band.
 

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UFV’s Student Union Society and Long & McQuade have teamed up to provide $800 bones to Long & McQuade, your music supply store
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Second Prize:
$300 to Long & Mcquade plus 100 pins
Third Prize:
$200 to Long & Mcquade plus 100 pins
Thanks to all our sponsors for contributing to this event and the promotion of local music!

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CIVL Launches the Fraser Valley Battle of the Bands! Apply before April 22nd!

CIVL Radio is pleased to announce it’s first ever Fraser Valley Battle of the Bands! Bands of all genres, ages, and addresses are welcome to apply to compete in a Fraser Valley free-for-all, judged by a CIVL panel, that can win them great prizes like free recording time, other production services, photo shoots, and gear!

Click Here to Apply Now!

The Battle of the Bands will begin in May, so check out the form below this poster to apply!
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For any added questions or concerns, please contact sophia@civl.ca
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Apply Now! CIVL's Fraser Valley Battle of the Bands

Apply Now! CIVL's Fraser Valley Battle of the Bands

Click Here to Apply!

Prizes:
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First Prize — $500 gift card for music equipment, 3 live video recordings at Tractorgrease, Band Photo Shoot from Jayme Anne, and 6 Songs Mastering
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Second Prize — $300 gift card for music equipment, 100 pins
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Third Prize — $200 gift card for music equipment, 100 pins

Adam Roper Hosts Monthly CIVL Open Mic at Aftermath!

Starting Wednesday, January 30th at 7 pm, CIVL Music Director and host of Birds of Canada, Adam Roper, will be sharing his love of poetry, free style and acoustic music with patrons of UFV’s campus restaurant and pub, Aftermath!

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Every month following for the semester, the second Wednesday of the month will be host to the open mic that will give UFV students an opportunity to showcase their talents and workshop their ideas with new and old friends alike! Participants are encouraged to collaborate, come with a partner, perform their own work, or just get to know other artists, performers, and CIVL members or volunteers, all while having an open mic good time!

There will be two microphones set up for all to use, but please bring your own instruments if you expect to play as an ensemble or group.
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Contact music@civl.ca or info@civl.ca if you’re interested in receiving more info about these events!

Upcoming CIVL Open Mic Nights at Aftermath Hosted by Adam Roper:
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Wednesday, January 30th, 7 pm
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Wednesday, February 13th, 7 pm

Wednesday, March 13th, 7 pm

Job Posting: CIVL 101.7 FM Now Hiring 10 Month Contract – FUNDRAISING DRIVE COORDINATOR

Background:
CIVL-FM is a non-profit campus-based community radio station at The University of the Fraser Valley, mandated to provide an alternative to private and public broadcasters, providing a forum for diverse and under-represented voices, music and news. The station broadcasts from UFV’s Abbotsford campus 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, at 520 Watts through Abbotsford, Mission, and the surrounding communities, and is run by more than 100 volunteers.
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Description:
The Fundraising Drive Coordinator is responsible for researching, coordinating, and overseeing operations of CIVL’s first Fundraising Drive.

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The Fundraising Drive Coordinator will be a full time contract employee, under direct supervision of the Station Manager, and is accountable to CIVL’s Board of Directors. The Fundraising Drive Coordinator is the staff representative on both Fundraising and Promotions Committees, and participates in other committees as needed.
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The successful applicant will be responsible for defining the best potential timeframe and methods of holding CIVL’s first annual Fundraising Drive.
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The Fundraising Drive Coordinator will be expected to research, set and pursue achievable financial and promotional goals for CIVL-FM through the combination of the Fundraising Drive, on-air advertising sales, and external fundraising (e.g., special events, benefits, promotions, partnerships, grant writing, etc), in collaboration with station staff and volunteers.
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All operations will be undertaken in collaboration with the Station Manager and other relevant staff and volunteers as appropriate.
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Qualifications:
– Detail-oriented
– Rational problem solving skills
– Ability to multi-task extremely well
– Ability to work independently and be goal oriented
– Comfortable working in a fast paced, constantly moving environment
– Experience coordinating volunteers and working with non-profit organizations
– Demonstrated ability to develop long-term plans and see them through to completion
– Ability to motivate and encourage volunteers with a wide variety of skill sets and backgrounds
– Proficiency in Punjabi is an asset
– Experience with graphic design, editing, or web design is an asset
– Experience setting, meeting and analyzing budgets is an asset
– Experience with data-based fundraising systems such as: Raisers Edge or Donorperfect an asset.
– Experience in fundraising, customer service, event management are all assets
– Excellent social media management
– Grant writing, media and public relations experience are all assets
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Responsibilities:
– Maintain regular office hours on CIVL-FM’s premises during, and complete full time hours in the months and weeks leading up to and following the Fundraising Drive
– Attending committee, work group, and Board of Directors meetings
– Perform all duties specific to the position of Fundraising Drive Coordinator as required by the timeline, including:
> Meeting and coordinating with community and academic partners
> Polling UFV Students and Fraser Valley Residents
> Develop branding and goals along with methods to train volunteers on how to pitch their campaigns on-air
> Approaching UFV academic bodies in search of support for CIVL fundraising
> Soliciting support from local businesses as financial contributors or otherwise sponsors
> Following up with Pledges and collecting contributions, distributing thank you information
> Keeping track of ideas, desires, challenges, and methods for proper documention in a CIVL Fundraising Manual

– Coordinate and train volunteers, act as a supervisor, create volunteer guide for this year’s drive, and ensure volunteers are signed up for volunteer shifts and duties
– Negotiate contracts and selling air-time and program sponsorships on CIVL-FM
– Ensure that programmers are aware of their fundraising goals and responsibilities
– Coordinate the production and distribution of all volunteer documents related to fundraising (Fundraising Manual)
– Coordinate and facilitate volunteer-run fundraising events throughout the year
– Explore new fundraising initiatives (including, but not limited to grants, private-sector partnerships, and community support)
– Complete a Final Fundraising Drive Report
– Prepare on-air ad copy or script to advertisers’ specifics, CRTC regulations and CIVL-FM policies for content and style
– Oversee production of on-air advertisements in co-operation with volunteers and other staff
– Data Entry following Drive — sending mail-outs, logging pledges into the computer, and keeping track of donations
– Conduct general administration duties as required


Start Date: Before November 12th, 2012
End Date: Initial contract ends August 31st, 2013 . Potential for extension depends on results of Fundraising Drive.
Hours: Full-time (35 Hrs/Wk)
Wage: $465.11/week gross earnings
Application deadline: 12:00PM PST, Friday, November 9th, 2012
Submit a resume with a cover letter and references to hiring (at) civl (dot) ca with the subject line: ‘Fundraising Hiring’

CIVL, an equal opportunity employer, strongly encourages applicants of minority and underrepresented groups.