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Paul B

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Producer, Community Access

A lady stopped Paul on the street the other day and asked, "If this is what you do for work, what do you do for fun?" Exactly!
Paul's been having fun making memorable images most of his life. His journalistic career started in magazines, but, it was his love for the underwater world that plunged him into video. He's a graduate of Hard Knocks, his skills as a video journalist crafted from over 20 years of experience, experimentation, self-study and countless workshops. Paul's a producer, camera operator, editor, but most of all, a storyteller. "Everyone has a story," he says, "it's up to me to help them find it, tell it and make it memorable."
He began as a volunteer with Shaw TV in 1997 under the guidance of Chris Weatherhead, whom Paul calls, "a great mentor and friend, a humble and very talented, career member of the Shaw Team". Paul's underwater stories gained him a job at Shaw where he worked tirelessly, honing his craft. During that time he freelanced with some of the best producers and broadcasters in the world, from CH News to the BBC. The hours were long, the travel, sometimes brutal, like the times he's travelled by sled across the Arctic Ocean to dive beneath the ice in search of whales and coral.
His passion for adventure took him and his wife to Bermuda where he worked as a manager for a production house. His most memorable shoot, spending his first day on the job with Catherine-Zeta Jones. Paul took a "sabbatical" when his daughter was born - "the hardest job I ever did," he says. But, eventually, Victoria beckoned the family home. Returning with two new kids in tow, Paul was reunited with Shaw TV, becoming a member of the go! Island Team. When Paul landed the job as video journalist he said, "I couldn't have asked for a better homecoming, being welcomed back to a job that I have loved the most of all. What a great team, what an opportunity!"
"A family; a house; a Harley; a job that's more fun than work - serving such a wonderful community, I'm the luckiest guy in the world," because he says, "life is finite - and there's no expiry date."

 

Favourite Movie: Empire of the Sun – a very moving story about a boy’s coming of age in a Japanese internment camp during WWII And tied for first is Planes, Trains and Automobiles – never have I laughed so much at the same movie – seen it a hundred times!
Favourite Book: Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury By no means a scifi rather a extremely well written story about a boy living during “the good old days” 
Can't live without: my wife, my kids, my motorcycle 
What makes South Vancouver Island great? Its history, heritage and the stunning surroundings that brings millions of people from around the world to see it and it’s my back yard!
Daphne Goode

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Access Coordinator

Daphne’s career in television production spans 35+ years. Her communications career began in radio, then tourism promotions, which led her to the technical side of television, where she thoroughly enjoyed working as a camera operator, editor and producer. Daphne is a graduate of the Banff School of Fine Arts Electronic and Film Media program. She started her on air work in the 1970’s and has worked in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and Victoria. She is impressed by the people who shape positive change in Greater Victoria and The Cowichan Valley and is proud to tell their stories. A constant is giving a voice to local issues, particularly the arts and cultural community. Daphne has long represented Shaw as our Outreach and Community Relations coordinator, while also appearing on air. She is well known for a long-lived local television series, “Conversations”….among those interview highlights-legendary Canadian historians Pierre Berton and Peter C. Newman. Daphne has been recognized in our industry with the Canadian Cable Television Association Promotions Award.
Her vast commitment to volunteerism has earned her many awards including the YM/YWCA Women of Distinction Award, Honorary Citizen of Victoria, Intercultural Association of Greater Victoria Outstanding Leadership Award and the BC Lions Society for Children with Disabilities Long Service Award. Among Daphne’s television highlights-hosting interviews with notable politicians at our BC Legislative Bureau, hosting the BC Lions Society’s Timmy’s Telethon in Victoria for 25 years, travelling below the Strait of Georgia on an underwater training mission aboard the submarine HMCS Rainbow, and hosting a LIVE 6 hour transmission from the Royal BC Museum. The program included interviews with young BC students, oceanographers and divers at Race Rocks (the BC ecological reserve), and experts from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts, USA, all presented live to BC audiences. Community is at the heart of Daphne’s work and she is more than proud to represent our community to Shaw TV viewers!

 

Vaughn Palmer

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Host - Voice of B.C.

Vaughn Palmer has been the Vancouver Sun columnist on BC politics, based in Victoria, since 1984.

 

As well as hosting Voice of B.C. on Shaw TV, he  is also a regular commmentator on provincial politics on radio station CKNW in Vancouver and on Canadian news on radio station KUOW in Seattle.