The Columbia Journal
P.O. Box 2633 MPO,
Vancouver, British Columbia,
Canada V6B 3W8
Running Dog Lackeys to Play “Workers’ Cabaret”
The Running Dog Lackeys are an Asian Canadian musical collective who
will be playing the Workers' Cabaret on April 30 at the Ukrainian Hall
for a May Day party, dance and celebration.
The band lines up Coffee House Drum Jammer Wayne Soon, Yale
Bluesmeister Keegan Chen, on Keys and Guitar, and Chinatown
Poet/Activist Sean Gunn on the Fender Bass. The Lackeys have played at
Vancouver's Asian Heritage Month, the Firehall Theatre's hot dog party,
and appeared on their television debut on Saltwater City TV.
In an encore presentation, two writer/activists, Rita Wong and Wayson
Choy, chat about sex, activism and building strength--highly
enlightening and entertaining with a nice chemistry between Rita and
The Lackeys were taped at the Interurban Gallery at 9 East Hastings in
Vancouver. It will be seen on the ICTV program Saltwater City. The
original broadcast on Sunday April 18 at 1:00 pm and repeated Monday
April 19 at 10:30 am and 10:30 pm, Tuesday April 20 at 10:00 am,
Thursday April 22 at 2:30 pm and Saturday April 24 at 11:30 am on Shaw
cable 4 in Greater Vancouver and Fraser Valley. Saltwater City
Television is a volunteer Vancouver Association of Chinese Canadians
VACC/ICTV Independent Community Television Co-operative production.
If you want copies, set your VCR to record it. Or ask a friend. It
takes a lot of time to respond to requests for copies, especially since
this is volunteer community television and we have hard costs for tapes,
transportation and refreshments. And yes, you are always welcome to
send in a couple of dollars to support ICTV and citizen-access to the
public airwaves. Make it out to ICTV but put “transmitter fund” on it.
EarthSeen and Saltwater City Television broadcast thanks to ICTV
exercising its entitlement to access to Shaw cable 4, the cable
community channel. Let the CRTC know what you think about community
television in Vancouver when Shaw's license renewal is up in August
2004. Again, stay tuned as another one-year administrative extension
Comment on programming by calling Shaw TV at 604-629.3466. For more
about ICTV and to volunteer, call 604-254.5844.