On Friday, Sandra Oh was in Montreal to receive the Gascon-Thomas Award from the National Theatre School which she graduated from in 1993. The award celebrates a graduate’s contribution to the art of acting. Although she denied the Canadian University Press an exclusive interview, I did watch an on-camera interview she did with Radio-Canada TV (75% in French!). She was eloquent, elegant, and humble. It was refreshing to see such a genuine celebrity. She was very grateful when I congratulated her.
Click here to listen to her acceptance speech.
Today was my second day interning at the CBC in Montreal. The internship has me in English Radio, News, and Television News. As this is a blog about my j-school adventures, some self-indulgence is required! I was working on the 3-6 pm show Homerun, hosted by Bernard St. Laurent today. I was assigned to “chase” a story about Bill 101. I put in calls, read various stories, and wrote a script. I arranged a debate between Bernard Landry (former premier of Quebec, pro-French-only CEGEPs) and Julius Grey (human rights lawyer, anti-French-only CEGEPs). When it aired, it was a proud moment because I did most of the background work! Listen to the clip from Homerun here.
So I came across this contest from the Globe and Mail that is, for lack of better words, AWESOME. If I win, I will go (with a lucky friend) to Vancouver for two weeks to cover the Olympics. The Globe covers airfare, accommodation, and various Olympic event tickets. They also give you a laptop and $1000! You, in turn, have to write a minimum of five articles which could appear in the paper or online. What a dream come true.
Anybody who votes also gets a chance at winning a laptop. Anybody can vote once a day. The voting period is open until November 22. The most popular 50 are reviewed by members of the Globe editorial board who then make a decision.
So VOTE (for me…duh!)