CBC Manitoba’s annual Harvesting Hope donation drive raised $172,903 for the Winnipeg Harvest food bank last weekend. The annual event, heard on CBC Radio One 89.3 FM, CBC Winnipeg News at 6 p.m. and CBC.ca/Manitoba, featured live performances from local musicans and spread stories of those in need.
CHYM-FM Kitchener’s Tree of Hope Radiothon raised $241,166 on Dec. 1. The annual event, in its 24th year, raises funds for Family and Children’s Services of the Waterloo Region.
CBC Toronto’s annual food drive, Sounds of the Season, has raised $340,084 so far for the Daily Bread Food Bank. As of Dec. 2, CBC listeners had brought in some 2,610 kilos of non-perishable food donations. Donations are being accepted online until Dec. 31.
CBC/Radio Canada’s Open House and Food Bank Day in British Columbia broke records, raising $780,347 for BC food banks. A mix of live broadcasts and events, as well as an open house at the Vancouver Broadcast Centre, saw network personalities Peter Mansbridge, Erica Johnson and Ian Hanomansing, as well as Kim’s Convenience stars Paul Sun-Hyung Lee and Andrea Bang, join local CBC personalities.
The 39th Annual CKNW Orphans’ Fund Pledge Day raised over $1.5 million for BC kids with special needs last week. Hosted by CKNW NewsTalk 980, Rock 101 (CFMI-FM) and Global BC personalities, Pledge Day helps support 15,000 children annually with the Orphans’ Fund remaining one of the largest sources of individual grant funding in the province.
WILD 95.3 (CKWD-FM) Calgary, The Jim Pattison Broadcast Group, New Amsterdam Vodka and Alberta Music have announced the winners of the first Project WILD, designed to help launch the careers of up-and-coming Alberta country artists. The Dungarees from Edmonton came in first, walking away with over $100,000. Sykamore from Carseland placed second, winning $75,000, while third place winner Ken Stead from Edmonton was awarded $50,000.
94.9 CHRW-FM London, ON, Western University’s campus radio station, hosted its annual All Women’s Voices event on Dec. 6 to commemorate the anniversary of the killing of 14 women at École Polytechnique. For 24 hours starting at 12 a.m., CHRW exclusively broadcast female voices from the Western community and beyond, including discussion on violence against women.