Channel 4 Vancouver

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Volunteer Opportunities

Shaw offers many volunteer opportunities in studio, mobile and on location (EFP) productions. Our volunteer program is designed to provide each participant with a progressive range of current production experiences. There are a variety of positions available including producing, directing, camera, floor-director, teleprompter operator, production assistant, video tape operator or graphics operator. Whether you are pursuing a career in television or looking for a challenging extracurricular activity or hobby, community television volunteering has something for everyone.

Shaw is currently accepting volunteer applications. 

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Community Access Programming

Local Television Content 

Submit Your Community Access Programming Ideas

We are pleased to accept completed shows and new show ideas. Connect to our program information guide which will assist you in submitting your program proposal and remember, Shaw is available to assist with the production if required. The community channel is a free service provided by Shaw Cablesystems and does not purchase television programming. There is no charge to you or your group to produce any local television or televise your event. Sponsorship revenues may be used to offset the cost of producing or televising your proposal or event. The community channel is focused on Metro Vancouver and its people, issues, arts and entertainment. Programming should reflect local viewpoints, activities and diverse voices that are not being heard.

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Training Videos

Shaw TV Training Videos & Shaw TV Workshops

Learn how we do what we do

We love what we do and we love working in the television broadcasting field. We want to give back to our community and pass on the skills we have to you. All our training videos will be posted here for you to use. We hope that you use these skills to produce great community programming that we can feature on Shaw TV or here on our Shaw TV website.

View our training videos... 

View and register for our workshops... 

Look for your favourite local community programs schedule here:

Access TV

Access TV

Association of Chinese Canadians for Equality & Solidarity Society


After Hours recently celebrated 30 years of television. After Hours is a half hour format program aired 2 times a week. Originally from the East Van Office, After Hours target audience was that of the East Side and Downtown East Side residents. Through time, we know, After Hours satisfies a much larger audience in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland. Our topics of discussion can be anything: arts, culture, science, environment, animals, music, politics, economics, writers, and filmmakers of local, regional, provincial, and national interest.

Executive Producer: Patrice Leslie & Co-Executive Producer: Ebby Mohseni for ICTV Independent Community Television Co-operative (ICTV)

Ebby Mohseni or Don Walchuk;
Patrice Leslie: 250-539-2027
Ebby Mohseni: 604-800-3269 Cell: 778-709-9191

BCIT Magazine

BCIT Magazine

 Seasonal (October – April)

News show produced by the student of the BCIT Broadcast Technology program


Burnaby Connect

Burnaby Connect

Seasonal (Jan – June)

Program produced by the students of Burnaby North Secondary School.

Phil Byrne


Community In Motion

Community TV In Motion

An ‘around town’ king of community feel, the show dives into local motor sports of all kinds, harley & hot rods, horses, politics and real-to-reel people. Produced and hosted by Liz Smith.

Independent Community Television Co-operative (ICTV)
Liz Smith

David Berner

David Berner

David Berner asks the tough questions on health care, education, crime, addictions, city planning and things that go bump in the night.

David Berner

Gen Why

Gen Why

Magazine program about happenings in the community created for youth by youth.

Mini Gill


Local Connection

Local Connection

Get connected with your local community through stories from across the Lower Mainland.

Jamie Rokovetsky
Losers Advocate

Loser's Advocate

Roberta Power is a host and an advocate in this roller-coaster of a program about losing: losing your beauty, your ego, losing in your love life, at work, in social circles, in the family, or in life generally.

Independent Community Television Co-operative (ICTV)
Roberta Power 

On Da Grine

On Da Grine TV

Host Valentine Henderson interviews actors, athletes, singers, bands, musicians and anyone making the waves around Vancouver.

Valentine Henderson

Outlook TV

Outlook TV

Program produced for the GLBT (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered) community in Vancouver.

Community media focusing on social services, the promotion of non-violence, and the development of direct democracy. and Now Society
L.J. Taffs, T.E. Childs, P.J. Mora 



A music history show, hosted by Michael Willmore, specializing in Hits That Missed.

Independent Community Television Cooperative (ICTV)
Michael Willmore
also see Rockinitis group on Facebook

Public Salon

Sam Sullivan's Public Salon

Sam Sullivan's Public Salon: thinkers and doers of Vancouver make short presentations on their ideas.

Sam Sullivan

Sound Therapy Radio

Sound Therapy Radio

Programs produced by the Sound Therapy Radio Society.

J Peachy

Talent Time

Talent Time

A bringing together of acts that would never be on the same stage together: miniature mariachis, celebrity impersonators, air bands & comedians.

Paul Anthony

The Animal Show

The Animal Show

The program focuses on the animals available for adoption at the civic shelters operated by some of the Metro Vancouver cities, and the show also profiles the work of the shelters in the community. (not the SPCA)

The Animal Show Society; producer Harley Steubing
Harley Steubing

The Sustainable Region

The Sustainable Region

A behind the scenes look at the environmental, economic and social aspects of sustainability in our cities.

Metro Vancouver
Dana Carlson, Production Coordinator

Tri Cities

Tri-Cities Magazine & Profile

Magazine show that promotes events in the the Tri-Cities region and explores issues of interest to the community.

Tri-Cities Community Television Society
Geoff Scott

Vancouver Board of Trade

Vancouver Board of Trade

Speeches and presentations from the Vancouver Board of Trade.
Greg Holstra