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Show Notes

Thursday, December 17th 2015

7:20am World’s Tallest Living Christmas Tree:  It is home to the world’s tallest living Christmas tree and hundreds of thousands of lights that cover the suspension bridge, Treetops Adventure and Cliffwalk.  We visit Canyon Lights at the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park.

7:40am How to manage holiday stress and the holiday blues: We take stock of what may cause the winter blues, and the factors that can lead to holiday stress with family physician Dr Yvette Lu. Most importantly, she brings suggestions that will help manage both.

 8:20am Comedian Lachlan Patterson: Vancouver’s own comedian Lachlan Patterson returns to BT with a preview of his hilarious upcoming stand-up gig at the Playhouse Theatre.

8:40am Holiday Goodies that Strike a Seasonal Chord: From pajamas perfect for Christmas morning to a hydrating winter lip balm, FLARE Localist Cara McLeay brings us some of her best finds all with a local twist.

Wednesday, December 16th 2015

6:15am – Maclean’s Town Hall with Justin Trudeau: Paul Wells joins us to preview Maclean’s year-end interview with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau airing Wednesday @ 11am & 7pm on City.

7:20am – Goh Ballet Presents The Nutcracker:  As they prepare for opening night, we go behind the scenes for a sneak peek at the costumes and final preparations for Goh Ballet Presents The Nutcracker.

8:20am – Outdoor Recreation Safety: It’s that time of year again when you might be hitting the snowy slopes for some outdoor recreation but safety is always key. Outdoor enthusiast Dave Norona returns with some helpful tips.

8:40 am – Festive Attire: From the final round of parties to fireside on the 25th, it’s officially the home stretch. Chatelaine Style Expert Susie Wall brings her best outfit ideas to cover you from fireside to festive.

BT’s Christmas Surprise continues! Hint: Tomorrow’s prize is an elegant staycation! Tune in 6:10/7:10/8:10am to play BT’s Christmas Surprise for the big reveal and your chance to win!

Tuesday, December 15th 2015

610/710/810am BT Christmas Surprise!

 6:35/7:35/8:40am Our gift to you! You could win an end of the year skate with the Vancouver Canucks courtesy of Rogers! This prize includes tickets for you and 3 friends. Winners will need to provide their own skates and helmets.

7:20am A Tour of Port Metro Vancouver:  From cargo and cruise terminals to the operations centre, we get a tour of Port Metro Vancouver and find out what it takes to manage Canada’s largest port.

8:20am 20 Years of Canuck Place: Former Canuck Kirk Mclean joins us to talk about 20 years of being a part of Canuck Place and Medical Director Dr. Hal Siden shares stories of the families spending the holidays at the house this year and the growing need.

8:40am Mythbusters Unleashed:  Don’t miss your chance to see Adam Savage, one of the zany geniuses behind the hit show Mythbusters!

8:50am EB GAMES GIVEAWAY **(Dec15Only)**

BT and EB Games want to give you the perfect gift this holiday season!  We’re giving away one EB Games Prize pack each week until Dec. 24th! This week, one lucky viewer has the chance to win an EB Games prize pack featuring a Super Mario Maker Wii U console, a Lego Dimensions Starter pack for Wii U,  Lego Dimensions characters from 14 family-friendly brands all from EB Games.  (valued at $674.84)

Monday, December 14th 2015

7:20am Top Toy Picks at Granville Island Toy Company:  From their best sellers to toys that just hit the shelves, we show you the top toys for kids of all ages at the Granville Island Toy Company.

8:20am End of the Year Tax Tips:  From charitable donations made online early this year to lining up your travel medical receipts, the pros at H&R Block bring us the tips that could help boost your return or at least reduce what you owe if you start thinking about them now.

8:40 Gifts for the Design Buff: What to give the person with a flair for design and a serious appreciation of style? Western Living’s Stacy McLachlan brings us her picks!

BT’s Christmas Surprise! Monday’s prize has a $500 price tag and will appeal to those who love to stay connected! Tune in 6:10/7:10/8:10am to play BT’s Christmas Surprise for your chance to win!

Friday, December 11th 2015

6:00am – Food Bank Friday: Is Here! Join us at Georgia & Granville alongside KiSS Radio and Kid Carson to support this amazing cause!

7:15am –Thor’s Hammers: Don’t miss Thor’s review of the Oscar contender ‘Carol’ plus Chris Hemsworth tries out his sea legs and battles a mighty whale in ‘In The Heart of the Sea’.

Thursday, December 10th 2015

 610/710/810 BT and EB Games want to give you the perfect gift this holiday season!  We’re giving away one EB Games Prize pack each week until Dec. 24th!  Today, you could win an EB Games prize pack featuring Playstation’s Uncharted PS4 bundle, NHL 16 and the latest in Harry Potter merchandise including the Hermione Granger Wand all from EB Games. 

 7:20am Holiday Hazards – Tips on Keeping Your Pets Safe this Season:  The holidays can be hazardous for your pets. Help keep your furry friends safe this season with helpful tips from the SPCA and meet some of the pets in their care looking for forever homes.

7:40am How to make giving more sustainable: David Suzuki’s Queen of Green Lindsay Coulter joins us with her most creative solutions to dialing down the waste that inevitably comes with Christmas.

8:20am How to host a fun cookie party: Today’s Parent correspondent guides us through the steps to a cookie party your kids will remember for years – and shows us what goes into making the ‘melting snowman’.

8:40am St Nick’s Picks: BT and the Yaletown BIA want to give you a chance to win a Health Package, valued over $300, courtesy Coco Chiropractic!

 8:40am Educational Gifts for Kids: Meaningful toys that will develop a child’s imagination, get kids thinking and even engage the whole family! We sample a few recommendations from the experts at Sylvan Learning.

Wednesday, December 9th 2015

7:20am Take a Tour of the Lush Manufacturing Facility:  We go behind the scenes at the Lush Cosmetics manufacturing facility to show you how they make everything from fizzy bath bombs to face masks.

8:10am Vancouver Giants Ugly Christmas Sweater Night: Imagine an arena full of ugly Christmas sweaters! Celebrate the season in style this Friday when the Vancouver Giants play the Victoria Royals! Tomorrow we’ll show you some of our finest and you could win tickets to Friday’s game.

8:20 Holiday Party Savers: Earl’s takes over the BT kitchen and reveals the secret to the company’s signature Toffee Sauce that you can pour on anything from ice cream to pound cake for a decadent holiday flavor. And 2 easy appies that will impress your friends. Plus you could win a $100 gift card!

8:40 Gift Ideas for the ‘Toughest Customers’: From your new boyfriend to your high maintenance sister, Chatelaine Style Expert Susie Wall has the stand-out gift ideas (with a Vancouver twist) sure to please even the most challenging on your gift list.



Tuesday, December 8th 2015

7:20am – Tips on Picking the Perfect Christmas Tree:  We visit Aunt Leah’s Place tree lot to get some tips on picking the perfect tree for your home and to find out how the profits from the tree lot help support young people when they “age out” of government care.

8:20am -Hide your Veggies in Mac and Cheese! The kids will eat their veggies when they’re disguised in Mac and Cheese! Matt Horn, the man behind the Cowichan Pasta Company whips up this comfort food ideal for picky eaters and shows us how it can double as a holiday party appie.


8:40am – Had A Glass? We chat sparkling wines with ‘Had A Glass’ Author James Nevison ahead of the holiday season. He shows off four of his favourites!



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