Episode 4 - 2011: New Beginnings

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In this episode of Vancouver Special, we’re talking about the year - 2011 - which saw Vancouver Whitecaps enter a new era in their history, becoming the second Canadian team to join Major League Soccer, and the opening of the city's new the Terry Salman Branch at Hillcrest Centre, the former home of the Vancouver Olympic/Paralympic Centre near Nat Bailey Stadium.

CBC's Ian Hanomansing sets the scene for 2011 as we feature interviews with Vancouver Whitecaps President Bob Lenarduzzi and VPL Foundation Chair Terry Salman. Bob Lenarduzzi has been involved with Whitecaps for nearly four decades as a player, coach, general manager, director of soccer operations and now president. A champion of the sport and the community, he has received numerous awards, including being inducted into the North American Soccer Hall of Fame and the Canadian Soccer Hall of Fame and receiving an Order of Canada in 2005.

Vancouver business leader and library supporter, Terry Salman has served for more than fifteen years as Chair of the Vancouver Public Library Foundation. In recognition of his commitment and longstanding contributions, the Vancouver Public Library board named its newest branch in his honour. Since opening its doors October 2011, the Terry Salman branch remains one of the busiest library branches in the city.

And VPL librarian Tim McMillan brings is back to bring it all together with some great reads you can find at your library.

The theme song is “North Wind” by Vancouver band Lakefield, from the album Sounds from the Treeline.

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