Festival Season Right Around the Corner

CIVL is excited to bring you several Festivals and Concerts in and around the Fraser Valley!
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With the Mission Folk Music Festival coming up, from July 24th to 26th, CIVL is glad to say that our volunteers will once again be attending in our now traditional Pirate Costumes. CIVL volunteers will also be Emceeing on three stages between 11 AM and 5 PM on Saturday and Sunday.
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The CIVL Pirates at last years Folk Fest


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A little further away, CIVL will also have on-air content from the Harrison Festival of the Arts from July 11th to the 19th, so check out Songbag hosted by Ed Wilson every Thursday at 11 AM.
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CIVL will also be present at Jam in Jubilee, a month long series of free concerts in Historic Downtown Abbotsford’s Jubilee Park; running every Thursday evening from 6 till 10. And for only the second year, CIVL will be hosting the After-Dark portion of the Jam at Townhall, just across the road, from 10 to 11. Also check out Jam in Jubilee Radio every Thursday from 5 to 6.

The Jam kicks off July 9th but get a taste of what’s to come by checking out a few other free concerts: like Sup at the Park, coming up June 30th featuring music from the likes of Kin (Abbotsford, BC), Fountain (Victoria, BC), Mauno (Halifax, NS), The Dories (Montreal, QC), Whoop-Szo (Guelph, ON) and outgoing CKDU, Dalhousie Station Coordinator, Gianna Lauren (Halifax, NS) in full band form! Hosted at the Kariton Art Gallery from 6 to 10 that evening. All bands will also be performing at the legendary Sled Island Music Festival in Calgary in the very near future.
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If that doesn’t fill your “Free Concert in the Park” jollies then check-out the on-going Envision series, which now moves from the Coffeehouses of  Abbotsford to Mill Lake, starting this week! Every Saturday afternoon from 4 to 7:30 stop by the Kariton Art Gallery at Mill Lake Park to take in some excellent music including Western Jaguar, Brennan Sinclair and Petrichor on August 8th, the top 3 from the #CIVLUFV Battle! CIVL will also be hosting Envision Radio with Dave Farmer, every Thursday from 6 to 6:30.
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It’s going to be an exciting next few weeks and CIVL can’t wait to take part in all of this!

Find the Buzz and More Jam in Jubilee!


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Jam in Jubilee isn’t the only awesome opportunity for Fraser Valley Residents in Abbotsford this week!
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Campus Buzz is giving away a $100 gift card to the UFV Bookstore to anyone who can find the hidden ear buds on campus!
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Listen to CIVL’s news updates at the top of each hour between programs and hear the clues as they’re released! Visit Campus Buzz or CIVL on Facebook for the clues as well!
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Meanwhile, at Jam in Jubilee on Thursday, don’t miss local phenoms Oh Village and Vancouver heavy hitter Evan Conrad from Bed of Stars, as well as the wonderful Sweeney Singers!
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Keep on listening to Jam in Jubilee Radio every Thursday from 5-6 pm for the latest on this week’s festival, and catch the podcasts any time, including last week’s episode featuring info about the upcoming Jam in Jubilee Film Fest, and Cycling Abbotsford!

CIVL DJ’s at Cheers, on Close Look Shaw TV!

CIVL Radio 101.7 FM is proud to announce that every Thursday starting August 25th, our very own DJ’s Johnny K, The Vinyl Spinner, and Rasta Reuben Kwabena will DJ at Cheers Bar and Grill, where University of the Fraser Valley students, faculty, and staff with valid ID receive 10% off 7 days a week!

Saturdays come for some of the hottest music in the mainland with a very special guest DJ CIVL is pleased to be able to roll out to Abbotfordians for the first time jordans sale cheap!

CIVL is also very excited to show you excerpts from two half hour features put together by Close Look on Shaw Channel 4 Sundays at 1pm and Mondays at 5 am, and Shaw Multicultural Channel 116 at 9 am.

Close Look won the Innovative Initiative Award at the Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Awards back in March of this year, when CIVL Radio also won the award for Outreach exclusive jordans. CIVL and Close Look have developed a working relationship since then, and CIVL Radio was featured in it’s own half hour episode of Close Look last month, as well as having invited Close Look to come to Jam in Jubilee, which wrapped up last week!
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Check out the all the footage below of our volunteers, Jam in Jubilee artists and performers, and some of CIVL’s favorite local bands!

Live Music at the Abbotsford Flea Market with CIVL and Harma White
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UFV Students/CIVL’s David Kandal, and the Hot Moonbeams
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CIVL Volunteer Award Winners Chuck, Angie, and Johnny

 
CIVL Studio with MC-I Isaiah Phinn

 
9 Year Old Ukelele Star Matthew

 
Jam in Jubilee Artists!

 
CIVL Tour with Reuben and Aaron

Festival Weekend!


The Harrison Festival of the Arts kicked off last week, as well as Jam in Jubilee in Abbotsford, and this weekend, the Vancouver Folk Music Festival takes over Jericho Beach Park, while The Mission Folk Music Festival takes place next week… What a great time for music in the mainland!

Stay tuned to CIVL Radio 101.7 FM for updates and coverage of the festivals, with such regular CIVL programs as Songbag with Ed Wilson and Psycho Radio with Amos Evans.

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Don’t forget about Jam in Jubilee on Thursdays until August 11th, specifically NEXT week, July 21st, between 7-9 pm, when CIVL Radio 101.7 FM sponsors the night’s music and events Jordan Son of Mars, as well as our first Volunteer Awards Ceremony!

Jam in Jubilee Begins!

Jam in Jubilee is finally here!

After an entire summer of waiting, Abbotsford’s own Harma White and Josh Hyslop kick off the summer’s steady dose of Nike Air Max 1 Print Sale Thursday evening parties in the park with great music, crafts, and community!

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Don’t forget to visit www.jaminjubilee.com if you’d like to submit designs to have your very own Jam in Jubilee pins made and distributed to attendees of the festival!

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OH No! Yoko Release and Real Boys on CITR!

Host of CIVL Radio Earshot Chart program Popularity Contest and member of MMVA winning band You Say Party Stephen O’Shea is in a brand new band called Real Boys who played last night live on CiTR 101.9 FM in Vancouver at UBC, for the program Live from Thunderbird Hell, and will also be playing Jam in Jubilee for CIVL Radio on Thursday, July 21st!Womens New Balance 576

Check out the podcast which should be up soon by clicking on the program title above! Past performances on the show have featured Abbotsfordians Knife Knife and The Hot Moonbeams, who will also be performing at Jam in Jubilee, as well as Canadian greats like Julie Doiron of Eric’s Trip fame, Polaris Prize nominees Shotgun Jimmie and members of Sloan!
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Two members of Real Boys are also in Abbotsford phenomenon Oh No! Yoko who will be releasing their brand new EP in Vancouver on Canada Day!
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Jam in Jubilee 2011!

Jam in Jubilee 2011 is just around the corner! Starting Thursday, July 7th, Jubilee Park in Old Downtown Abbotsford will be host to music, arts, and vendors every Thursday evening through August 11th!

If you want to contribute by designing your own Jam in Jubilee Buttons, visit this link to find out more!

Are you a local film maker!? Visit this link to find out how to have your 5-10 minute short film included in the Jam in Jubilee short film fest!

CIVL Radio is extremely excited to announce that in addition to being an advertising partner, we will be sponsoring an entire evening of music this year, on Thursday, July 21st, when we host three amazing Fraser Valley acts:where to buy new balance shoes

Chilliwack’s Teapot Hill!

Maple Ridge’s Familia!

And a brand new supergroup, Real Boys from right here in Abbotsford that’s almost a bit of a mystery, featuring members of You Say Party, Oh No! Yoko, and GSTS!

CiVL Radio Wins National Campus/Community Radio Award

After less than a year of FM broadcasting on 101.7 FM, CiVL Radio is proud to have received the award for Community Development from the 2011 National Community and Campus Radio Awards, on June 7th, 2011 hosted by the NCRA and CKDU 88.1 FM in Halifax, Nova Scotia!

While the UFV Student Union Society made it possible for CiVL Radio volunteers and staff to attend the awards gala and conference, special thanks is due to the National Campus/Community Radio Association, without whom 101.7 FM would not be broadcasting the unique, local Fraser Valley programming content we continue to develop for our communities and campuses.

In addition to CiVL’s win as an organization, Inventory Manager Alicia Williams’ show Mood Swings, on Mondays from 11 am – 1 pm received an honourable mention in the category of Music Programming for the submission of her all Fem Con (Female Content) episode! Way to go Alicia!

Thanks goes most of all to the incredible volunteers, programmers, directors, and especially listeners, who make CiVL Radio the valuable and effective medium for local, community, and campus events and issues in the Fraser Valley cheap air max 90.

Without all of you, no impact would be felt whatsoever.

CiVL Radio will continue the tradition that’s developed this year of high quality programming and increased listener and community involvement starting with two upcoming projects: The Jam in Jubilee festival, which CiVL proudly sponsors, and will take part in hosting a night of, and the Community News project that CiVL Radio has just received funding for from the Community Radio Fund of Canada!

Stay tuned for more info!

Get Ready for Jam in Jubilee!

While those of us lucky enough to represent CiVL Radio at the 2011 National Community and Campus Radio Conference will be at CKDU in Halifax for the week (thanks to some much needed support from your Student Union Society!)

Those of us staying in Abbotsford can get excited for Jam in Jubilee!

The return of Abbotsford’s premiere Music and Arts festival is bound to be better than ever cheap women nike air max, so get on board if you want to be a sponsor, vendor, or involved in any other ways!

Visit www.jaminjubilee.com for full details as they emerge, and for info on how to get involved, however it is you’d like to do so, or like them on facebook here!!