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We were privileged to kick off CFRU 93.3fm’s annual fundraiser, Raise Your Voice, on Royal City Rag on October 23.

We started off the show with an interview about Raise Your Voice with Sarah Mangle, Outreach Coordinator at CFRU. The goal for the 2010 funding drive is to raise $15 000 to update the CFRU website, and help build the station’s capacity for spoken word content through the purchase of  a user-friendly production board that will give volunteers the opportunity to be involved in the technical aspects of the station with ease.

Listen to the interview with Sarah Mangle:

Why Should You Support CFRU?

  • The station gets NO corporate funding.
  • All our programmers are volunteers.
  • We do not bombard you with silly ads!
  • The station supports independent bands and labels, local and Canadian musicians and artists.

Real voices, real people, real coverage, real community, CFRU 93.3fm.

How To Pledge

Call us at 519-837-CFRU (2378) to announce your pledge between October 23-31 or e-mail us at info@royalcityrag.ca and we’ll set it all up for you.

Incentives: This Is What You Get When You Donate To CFRU

  • $5.00 Sticker (new design!) and a button
  • $25 – $49 CFRU Membership and a CD of your choice
  • $50 – $89 CFRU Membership, CFRU t-shirt (NEW DESIGN!), choice of a CD
  • $90 – $124 CFRU Membership,CFRU hoodie (NEW DESIGN!), choice of 2 CDS
  • $125 – $250 CFRU Membership, Choice of Hoodie or t-shirt, choice of 4 CDs  and special prizes!!!

How To Pay Your Pledge

When you pledge you will also receive Thank You gifts from us (see the incentive scale below).

You can donate to CFRU by CHEQUE, PAYPAL (via the www.cfru.ca website) or CASH.

PLEASE NOTE: We cannot accept payment by credit card although you can use your credit card for PAYPAL. As we are not a registered charity we cannot give out tax receipts.

How To Donate By CHEQUE

  • Make your cheque out to “CFRU FM”
  • DROP IT BY THE STATION: You can come by the station to give it to us. We are located on the second floor, of the University Centre, just off Gordon Road, north of Stone road in Guelph. The station is open to visitors from 9 a.m. till 7.00 p.m. each weekday.
  • MAIL THE CHEQUE: You can mail the cheque to: CFRU 93.3FM, U.C Level 2, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1. If you have a favorite show or, shows you wish to pledge the money to specifically, be sure to let us know which shows you are supporting. Please note: if you wish to have your gift(s) mailed to you, there will be shipping charges.

How To Donate By PAYPAL

  • Follow the PayPal link located on the front page of CFRU homepage at www.cfru.ca.

How To Donate By CASH

  • You can come by the station to give it to us. We are located on the second floor, of the University Center, just off Gordon Road, north of Stone Road in Guelph. The station is open to visitors from 9 a.m. till 7.00 p.m. each weekday.

Real voices, real people, real coverage, real community, CFRU 93.3fm.

Later in the hour Rob Case, from the Guelph International Resource Centre (GIRC), joined us to chat about the program for the 2010 Guelph Festival of Moving Media (GFOMM) taking place in a variety of downtown Guelph venues, on the weekend of November 5 to 7, 2010.

GFOMM features films and videos that offer a global perspective and provide a broader viewpoint on day-to-day events than normally covered in the news media. The 2010 festival includes dozens of documentaries, two collections of animated shorts for children, and panel discussions.

GFOMM’s goal is to serve as a catalyst towards increasing community understanding of the world and its diversity. In the 1980s, GFOMM ran for seven consecutive years, drawing large audiences to its unique mix of international feature films and documentaries. After a 13-year hiatus, the festival was revived in 2003 by the Guelph International Resource Centre (girc.org), a 30 year-old non-profit, non-governmental organization that educates Canadians about global issues as well as their local links. The festival gratefully acknowledges the support of Ontario Arts Council.

For more on GFOMM, including the 2010 programme, visit the festival’s website www.festivalofmovingmedia.ca.

Special thanks to Rob and GIRC for agreeing to donate a rainbarrel to Raise Your Voice and two tickets for the opening gala at GFOMM, “Real Injun” . The rainbarrel went to Mike Darmon for a $50 pledge (Thanks, Mike!). The two tickets for the opening gala (a $30 value) are yours for a $30 pledge to CFRU. A great deal. E-mail us at info@royalcityrag.ca if you’d like them.

Listen to the show:

Music:
Trooper, Raise A Little Hell from Hot Shots
Gordon Lightfoot, Canadian Railroad Trilogy from Best of Gordon Lightfoot

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The Guelph Festival of Moving Media (GFOMM) takes place in a variety of downtown Guelph venues, on the weekend of November 5 to 7, 2010.

GFOMM features films and videos that offer a global perspective and provide a broader viewpoint on day-to-day events than normally covered in the news media. The 2010 festival includes dozens of documentaries, two collections of animated shorts for children, and panel discussions.

GFOMM’s goal is to serve as a catalyst towards increasing community understanding of the world and its diversity. In the 1980s, GFOMM ran for seven consecutive years, drawing large audiences to its unique mix of international feature films and documentaries. After a 13-year hiatus, the festival was revived in 2003 by the Guelph International Resource Centre (girc.org), a 30 year-old non-profit, non-governmental organization that educates Canadians about global issues as well as their local links. The festival gratefully acknowledges the support of Ontario Arts Council.

For more on GFOMM, visit the  festival’s website www.festivalofmovingmedia.ca.

Catch Rob Case and Bill Barrett from GIRC talking about the program for the 2010 Guelph Festival of Moving Media on CFRU93.3fm ‘s Royal City Rag on Saturday October 23 between 8-9 a.m.

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The Guelph Festival of Moving Media (GFOMM) will run for the seventh consecutive year in a variety of downtown Guelph venues, on the weekend of November 6 to 8, 2009. GFOMM features films and videos that offer a global perspective and provide a broader viewpoint on day-to-day events than normally covered in the news media. The 2009 festival includes dozens of documentaries, two collections of animated shorts for children, and three panel discussions. 

This year’s festival boasts an impressive array of special guests including documentary directors, professors, lawyers, journalists, a priest and a crew of canoeists. Directors Min Sook Lee (“Toxic Baby” & “Tiger Dreams”) and Samir Mallal (“Nollywood Babylon”) will both be available at their screenings to answer questions. 

Min Sook will also participate in a “Raising a Green Baby” panel discussion at the Alma Gallery after the screening of “Toxic Baby”.

Father Jim Profit of Guelph’s Ignatius Farm will offer gift buying tips after the screening of “What Would Jesus Buy?”

The Canadian premier of “The Reckoning”, which looks at the work of the International Criminal Court, will be followed by a panel discussion with lawyers involved in supporting the work of the ICC.

Copyrights or Lefts? will be the question explored by an academic, a librarian and an artist after the screening of “RIP: A Remix Manifesto”.

A Canadian journalist with experience in Burma will provide context to the documentary “Burma VJ”.

The festival welcomes the academic activist member of the Canadian based Pugwash movement, Ernie Regehr.  The movement has been credited with being a major back-room factor in limiting nuclear weapons during the cold war and beyond.  His comments will follow “The Strangest Dream” which tells the little known history of Pugwash.

And finally, the Guelph Canoe Club will provide comments and paddling tips after “Finding Farley” which is as much about the beauty and challenges of wilderness canoeing as it is about iconic Canadian writer Farley Mowat.

GFOMM’s goal is to serve as a catalyst towards increasing community understanding of the world and its diversity. In the 1980s, GFOMM ran for seven consecutive years, drawing large audiences to its unique mix of international feature films and documentaries. After a 13-year hiatus, the festival was revived in 2003 by the Guelph International Resource Centre (girc.org), a 30 year-old non-profit, non-governmental organization that educates Canadians about global issues as well as their local links. The festival gratefully acknowledges the support of Ontario Arts Council.

Festival Headquarters are at 10 Carden Street, with opening hours from Thursday October 5 to Sunday October 8, from 12 to 6pm. See the festival’s website www.guelphfestivalofmovingmedia.ca for complete information.

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Guelph Festival of Moving Media (GFOMM) takes place for the seventh consecutive year in a variety of downtown Guelph venues from November 5-8.

The GFOMM’s goal is to serve as a catalyst towards increasing community understanding of the world and its diversity. The festival features films and videos that offer a global perspective and provide a broader viewpoint on day-to-day events than normally covered in the news media. The 2009 festival includes dozens of documentaries, two collections of animated shorts for children, and three panel discussions.  The festival is also honoured to host two visiting directors.

This year’s opening gala at Norfolk Street United Church on Friday November 6 at 7.30 p.m. will feature the documentary “Intangible Asset Number 82”. The film follows the journeys of an accomplished Australian jazz drummer to South Korea to find an elderly shaman drummer who is one of the country’s “living treasures”.

“The secret world of Korean shamanism melds with the spiritual side of modern jazz in this remarkable story,” said Bill Barrett, GFOMM Selection Committee chair.

The shaman’s drum brings us a unique sound heard for centuries in Korea, but very new to our ears. A jazz drummer who cracks the rhythmic code of the seemly discordant Korean music learns to jam with the ancient tradition. This is a story you won’t want to miss” said Barrett.

Festival Headquarters are at 10 Carden Street, with opening hours from Thursday October 5 to Sunday October 8, from 12 to 6 p.m.

Volunteers are still required for activities such as ticket-taking, postering, venue support, and more. Passes and tickets are on sale at Headquarters, Bookshelf Bookstore and Planet Bean.

For more information visit www.festivalofmovingmedia.ca.

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As part of the Guelph Festival of Moving Media, the Guelph International Resource Centre (GIRC) is presenting a free screening of Diane Yates 2009 film, “The Reckoning” followed by a panel discussion on efforts being made to support survivors of genocide, torture and other atrocities, and to bring perpetrators to justice. The event takes place on Sunday November 8 at 1.00 p.m. at the Alma Gallery, Wyndham Street, Guelph.

In 1998, world leaders created the International Criminal Court (ICC), on the principle that there can be no peace without justice. Investigating this mandate, The Reckoning tells the story of a dynamic, frustrated ICC prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo as he and his team tackle international justice, without a police force to back up their actions.

Following the screening there will be a panel discussion featuring Jayne Stoyles, Executive Director, Canadian Centre for International Justice (www.ccij.ca) and Maria del Carmen Sillato, Chair of the Department of Spanish and Latin American Studies, University of Waterloo, and author of Huellas, Memorias de Resistencia (Argentina 1974-1983) (Nueva Editorial Universitaria, 2008).

The panel highlights the courageous efforts of  survivors of torture and human rights abuse to have their stories heard, and celebrates the enormous progress made in starting to holding individuals accountable for massive human rights abuses. Learn about Canada’s role in these historical developmentsand the relevance of these issues from the perspective of survivors of atrocities living in Canada.

Find out what is happening right now and how you join a nationwide network of Canadians making a contribution to international justice through initiatives in their own communities.

Please visit www.festivalofmovingmedia.ca for more information.

“The Reckoning” (2009, PamelaYates, 95 min), Film Screening and Panel Discussion
When: Sunday November 8. Film Screening at 1.00 p.m. Panel Discussion at 2.45 p.m.
Where:  Alma Gallery, Guelph
Cost: FREE (by donation)

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It was a very special Halloween edition of Royal City Rag on October 31.

In the first hour we welcomed Rob Case and Dan Evans from the Guelph International Resource Centre into the studio to discuss the Guelph Festival of Moving Media (GFOMM) taking place for the seventh consecutive year in downtown Guelph from November 5-8.

The GFOMM’s goal is to serve as a catalyst towards increasing community understanding of the world and its diversity. The festival features films and videos that offer a global perspective and provide a broader viewpoint on day-to-day events than normally covered in the news media. The 2009 festival includes dozens of documentaries, two collections of animated shorts for children, and three panel discussions.  The festival is also honoured to host two visiting directors.

Check out the programme.gfomm_gac_flyer There are some great films on offer.

In the second hour, singer-songwriter Sam Turton joined us for some Halloween music as we broadcast from Studio A, the little known basement studio at CFRU.

Sam discovered inner depths that I don’t think he had plumbed previously as a musician. His latest version of Nick Lowe’s “What’s So Funny About Peace, Love And Understanding” has to heard to be believed. He was obviously channelling a witch doctor!

In the absence of one of Royal City Rag’s regular storytellers, I tried my hand at a Guelph version of Bloody Mary. I don’t think I did a bad job but you should judge for yourselves. You’ll also get to learn the true story of legendaryCFRU radio personality Wolfman Jack.

So settle down, chill out and enjoy a scary Halloween with Royal City Rag!

Storytelling:
Bloody Mary (Pennsylvania Folk Tale)

Music:
Bob Dylan,  Beyond Here Lies Nothing from Together For Life
Kris Kristofferson, Closer To The Bone from Closer To The Bone
Yim Yames (Jim James), Behind The Locked Door from Tribute To (George Harrison)
Brenda Lewis, Peel The Grape,  http://www.myspace.com/brendalewisvocals
Mike Mucci, Sunnyside Of Guelph from Sunnyside E.P.
Alice Cooper, Hello Hurray from Billon Dollar Babies
Sam Turton, What’s So Funny About Peace, Love And Understanding? (Live/Nick Lowe)
Sam Turton, Spirits in The Graveyard (Live/Jane Lewis)
Sam Turton, Long Black Veil (Live/Danny Dill and Marijohn Wilkin, The Band’s version)
Sam Turton, On Your Dyin’ Day (Live/Sam Turton)
Sam Turton Pumpkin Man Live/Sam Turton (Live/Sam Turton)

Listen to the show:
Part 1

Part 2

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gfomm_gac_flyerWe have a special Halloween edition of Royal City Rag planned for October 31.

In the first hour we will be welcome Rob Case and Dan Evans from the Guelph International Resource Centre into the studio to discuss the Guelph Festival of Moving Media (GFOMM) taking place for the seventh consecutive year in a variety of downtown Guelph venues from November 5-8.

GFOMM’s goal is to serve as a catalyst towards increasing community understanding of the world and its diversity. The festival features films and videos that offer a global perspective and provide a broader viewpoint on day-to-day events than normally covered in the news media.

In the second hour, singer-songwriter Sam Turton will be joining us for some Halloween music and fun as we broadcast from a dark corner of CFRU that is usually off-limits to programmers. Whoo yeah! Scary!

Royal City Rag, Saturdays 7-9 a.m. on CFRU 93.3fm in Guelph. Don’t miss it!

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