VancouverIAM: Sixth Shutout of Season for Luongo, CBC Radio Interviews Banned Carnegie Board Member
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Sixth Shutout of Season for Luongo
In the latest post on Canucks and Beyond, Alanah sums up last night’s Canuck win over the New York Rangers, which marked Roberto Luongo’s sixth shutout of the season. The rest of the team’s performance was “less-than brilliant.” Ranger’s Scott Gomez said of Luongo, “He’s too good. Anything he sees, he’s going to stop. Everyone in the world knows that. We just didn’t get enough guys in his face.”
Our blogger asks in her post if it was just Luongo who “saved the day.” She points to the Province’s reasoning that Ryan Kesler was also a key player. “In a down-and-dirty performance that emanated heart, soul and backbone, Kesler managed to unleash his best do-it-all game to spark the Vancouver Canucks while frustrating… [the] Rangers’ top line.” But taking the cake last night was the continued coverage of Pamela Anderson, “as she watched the game from one of the luxury boxes.”
Banned Carnegie Centre Board Member Interviewed on CBC Radio
The latest post at the Downtown Eastside Enquirer reports that CBC Radio “Early Edition” host Stephen Quinn interviewed William “Bill” Simpson, the homeless man who was “banned from the Carnegie Center… two weeks after being elected to the Carnegie Board of Directors, on his morning show.” The reason for the banning was that Simpson “operates a website which ‘features links’ to the Downtown Eastside Enquirer blog,” which frequently reports on the “closure of services that Carnegie management and staff are funded to provide to the poor.”
Simpson told CBC Radio that he “wanted more accountability for abuse at Carnegie, including ‘management abuse or staff abuse.’ Complaining at Carnegie, he said, tends to get members nowhere.” He applauded the Downtown Eastside Enquirer blog for reporting on the issue of accountability and on events going on at the center. It was his standing up for the blogger that they “didn’t like.” Carnegie Director, Ethel Whitty, “was invited to be interviewed by CBC this morning but declined.” According to the post, Rachel Davis, another board member interviewed this morning, said the banning of Simpson was an “entirely politically motivated act.”
Local Restaurants Offer Special Deals During Slow Season
Jeffrey Simpson at Metroblogging Vancouver invites readers to Dine Out between Jan 16 and Feb 3rd. “Dine Out Vancouver,” now in its sixth year, was developed by Tourism Vancouver. For two weeks “a number of local restaurants offer reasonably priced set menus… to give locals, tourists and others a chance to taste their fare.” This also helps to bring in business for local restaurants during the slow “post-Christmas” period.
Each year the program has gotten more popular. Our blogger suggests making reservations now, “especially if there's somewhere specific you want to eat.” The menus are already available on-line according to the post. Personal favourites include the Aurora Bistro and Raincity Grill. You can check the blog or Tourism Vancouver website for more information.
Frankenstein is the “Must See” Event of the Year (and it’s only Jan)
Steven R. Duncan, blogging on Commercial Drive Live, announces Catalyst Theatre's production of Frankenstein at the Vancouver East Cultural Centre (the Cultch) in association with the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival. Adapted by Jonathan Christenson and choreographed by Laura Krewski, it has been touted as the “must-see of the year” by Mari Sasano of The Edmonton Journal. “A gorgeous adaptation of Mary Shelley's gothic classic... a seamless combination of story, song, movement and visual arts that transcends genre."
To date, the play has won 8 Sterling Awards, including “outstanding musical.” The enduring tale of Dr. Frankenstein and his Creature has inspired many adaptations. “This Frankenstein focuses on the human qualities of the characters and on our common need to feel that we can make a difference, be accepted, and to love and be loved.” It has been praised for its “remarkable ensemble of eight actors who play some forty characters, for its haunting original melodies, and its quirky and often ghoulishly humorous take on a familiar and consistently relevant story,” states the post. The play runs January 15 - 26, 2008 at the Vancouver East Cultural Centre.
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