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

#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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#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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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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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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#CIVLBattle Week 9! One Last Chance!

This is it.
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The final chance to see who will represent the Fraser Valley’s best and brightest musical groups in CIVL’s ten week Battle of the Bands extravaganza!
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After The Nacaals rocked Losses and Wild Card MG Graveyard out of the playoffs this past Saturday, it’s up to Chilliwack’s Empty After, Langley’s Derrival, and Abbotsford Wild Card Yes Men Jr. to decide the final band to make it into our deciding round and qualify for no less than $200 in gear!
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DRIVE In Movie – July 14


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101.7 Civl Radio and Warren Lane Pictures bring skateboarding documentary ‘Hicks on Sticks.’ It will be opening with a Zenga Bros bike messenger short ‘Road Sage.’
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July 14th at the UFV Campus, lot E behind Aftermath. Admission is $2 per person, popcorn is by donation. Pack your car full, or bring a lawn chair and your ghetto blaster.

 
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Hicks on Sticks (2012) official trailer from Warren Lane Pictures on Vimeo.
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http://hicksonsticksmovie.com

#CIVLBattle Week 3! Tie goes to…

Hrdwtr open with a stellar set!

 
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The first set of curve-balls thrown at this year’s #CIVLBattle reared their awkward head in week 3 of round 1, which saw Aldergrove’s Hrdwtr, Abbotsford’s Poppy and the Pistols, and Mission’s The Nacaals, who replaced Surrey’s Kara Kata Afrobeat Group last minute due to a scheduling conflict.
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The set-up made for excitement enough, with a surprise entry from the highest rated submission not originally included in the initial 18 band competition, as was pared down from the whopping 47 submissions CIVL received from bands across the Fraser Valley.
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But as Randy Bauchmann famously said, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet!
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Though Hrdwtr performed admirably in their opening slot with no shortage of catchy and well orchestrated tunes, it was The Nacaals and Poppy and the Pistols who finished off the night with, of all things, a tie for first place!
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One of two week 3 winners!

Poppy and the Pistols; One of two week 3 winners!


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Both bands will now advance to the playoff round, and all bets are off for what happens in the next three weeks of preliminary competition!

Surprise last minute additions, The Nacaals make out with a week 4 tie to move on!


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Stay tuned for next week when Abbotsford rock quartet Minnesota Nice, Langley ska-punkers Guts and Glory, and Abbotsford post-hardcore virtuosos Losses square off in what is bound to be one of the barn burner nights in this first round of the #CIVLBattle!

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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