West Vancouver Magazine Podcast. Live interviews with people you know and love. News and views, plus updates about local issues. Influential and relevant information with a little entertainment too. Building our new community online at WestVancouver.com - representing Canada's stylish waterfront and west coast lifestyle.
Canadian Health and Fitness Institute with MP John Weston
Former Member of Parliament John Weston has dedicated his life to serving his country and his community. But now he's taking his passion for fitness and putting it front and centre in a new endeavour to make Canada the fittest nation in the world. Hear how he helped start the new Canadian Health and Fitness Institute - and how he, and some fabulous fit and famous friends, are raising funds with the inaugural CHFI (Virtual) Celebrity Gala event.
Opening Day at VIFF - The 2020 Vancouver International Film Festival
Today is the opening of the Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) and we're here talking to Associate Director of Programming, Curtis Woloschuk. Opening night will look a little different than previous years, and while there's no big party, the celebration of films continues with on-demand, virtual screenings, live chats and limited in-person viewings of select features. Hear how the films are chosen, how the process works, and how you can be part of the excitement. Join in today and don't miss a single moment.
Living Life with Parkinsons - Carlota Lee's Story
An athlete, mother, event organizer and community supporter, Carlota Lee doesn't let much get in her way. But last year, something started to go wrong. Then the news came - it was Parkinson's. Now, after learning to deal with the disease and reaching out for help, Carlota is back bigger than ever in her fight to teach others how to live life to the fullest every day. As she now says, 'I may have Parkinson's - but it doesn't have me'. Hear her story.
Learn about the Porridge for Parkinson's event, and check out even more information as mentioned in the podcast at pacificparkinsons.org - and please consider donating to this very worthwhile cause.
Riding High, or Saying Goodbye - Will John Horgan's Covid Election Call Cost Him His Seat of Power
Today BC Premier John Horgan put it all on the line with a snap election call that not only breaks a power-structure deal with the Green Party, but also deals from the bottom of the deck as the NDP party looks to cash in on Covid and their recent rise in popularity in the polls.
Listen in as we chat with political expert and journalist Bob Mackin - of thebreaker.news - as he shares some political insider secrets as well as a historic look back on just why Horgan might be making all the wrong moves.
Splash Arts Umbrella Gala 2020 Special Edition
The glitz and glamour are all there at this year's Splash Gala 2020 - Special Edition. Hear how it's all going to happen as we chat with gala co-chairs Christie Garofalo and Bruce Munro Wright and explore the world of art, music and dance and the importance of the Arts Umbrella organization and its programs that support kids and their future.
Stranded in Peru - The Tale of a Trip as Covid Hit
Imagine heading out on a dream vacation - when suddenly Covid-19 strikes and you end up stranded in Peru with no way out. This is the tale of Janet and Bart McRoberts whose trip of a lifetime turned into a lifetime of stories as they fought the threat of Covid-19, altitude sickness and a three week stay isolated in a hotel far away from home.