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PAISLEY WOODWARD RETIREMENT MAY 28 2020

 A virtual CBC Vancouver staff meeting occasioned a surprise farewell to retiring Producer Paisley Woodward after 30 years with CBC.  Erica Johnson snapped this shot of all the participants from her monitor!

A virtual CBC Vancouver staff meeting occasioned a surprise farewell to retiring Producer Paisley Woodward after 30 years with CBC. Erica Johnson snapped this shot of all the participants from her monitor!

On the evening of May 28th, CBC friends gathered at Trout Lake Community Centre parking lot, forming a vehicle parade past Paislye's home.  Planning was kept secret from Paisley and word is that she was "completely blown away" by the surprise!

On the evening of May 28th, CBC friends gathered at Trout Lake Community Centre parking lot, forming a vehicle parade past Paislye's home. Planning was kept secret from Paisley and word is that she was "completely blown away" by the surprise!

Nineteen photos courtesy John Kennedy.    1. Belle Puri readies her car for the parade.

Nineteen photos courtesy John Kennedy. 1. Belle Puri readies her car for the parade.


2. Enza Uda

2. Enza Uda

3. Manjula Dufresne

3. Manjula Dufresne

4. Andrea Maitland, Cecilia Walters and Rick Cluff.

4. Andrea Maitland, Cecilia Walters and Rick Cluff.


5. Kathy Tomlinson, Enza Uda and Kirk Williams.

5. Kathy Tomlinson, Enza Uda and Kirk Williams.

6. Kathy, Enza and Kirk are pumped for the celebration!

6. Kathy, Enza and Kirk are pumped for the celebration!

7. Belle Puri

7. Belle Puri


8. Just one of the many signs celebrating Paisley!

8. Just one of the many signs celebrating Paisley!

9.  Marnie Manns and husband Cary.

9. Marnie Manns and husband Cary.

10. Fiona Hopewell-Jensen and ?

10. Fiona Hopewell-Jensen and ?


11. Michael Varga walking beside the car.

11. Michael Varga walking beside the car.

12. Alan Waterman, Brian Keating and possibly Robb Douglas.

12. Alan Waterman, Brian Keating and possibly Robb Douglas.

13. Kathy Tomlinson and Gloria Macarenko.

13. Kathy Tomlinson and Gloria Macarenko.


14. Erica Johnson anchoring balloons in place.

14. Erica Johnson anchoring balloons in place.

15. Michael Varga and Karin Larsen.

15. Michael Varga and Karin Larsen.

16. Eric Rankin in the foreground. Behind Eric are Georges Lazuk and Joanne Moser.

16. Eric Rankin in the foreground. Behind Eric are Georges Lazuk and Joanne Moser.


17. Peter Layton and Grant Lawrence.

17. Peter Layton and Grant Lawrence.

18. Sarah, Steve and Avi - Paisley's daughter, husband and son, cheering on the woman of the hour!

18. Sarah, Steve and Avi - Paisley's daughter, husband and son, cheering on the woman of the hour!

19. Paisley greets the driver as the parade passes.

19. Paisley greets the driver as the parade passes.


Nine photos from Erica Johnson.  1. Eric Rankin parties up his car.

Nine photos from Erica Johnson. 1. Eric Rankin parties up his car.

2. Jen Van Evra and partner.

2. Jen Van Evra and partner.

3. Karin Larsen, Grant Lawrence and Gloria Macarenko.

3. Karin Larsen, Grant Lawrence and Gloria Macarenko.


4. Manjula Dufresne and Kirk Williams.

4. Manjula Dufresne and Kirk Williams.

5. Erica Johnson with love cookies for Paisley.

5. Erica Johnson with love cookies for Paisley.

6. Rick Cluff, Erica Johnson and Marnie Manns.

6. Rick Cluff, Erica Johnson and Marnie Manns.


7. Kathy Tomlinson, Enza Uda and Theresa Lalonde.

7. Kathy Tomlinson, Enza Uda and Theresa Lalonde.

8. Michelle Siu and husband.

8. Michelle Siu and husband.

9. Partying till dark!  Paisley and Theresa Lalonde.

9. Partying till dark! Paisley and Theresa Lalonde.


Five photos courtesy Alan Waterman.  1. Gloria Macarenko adds decorations to her car.  Marnie Manns is behind Gloria.  Michael Varga in the distance.

Five photos courtesy Alan Waterman. 1. Gloria Macarenko adds decorations to her car. Marnie Manns is behind Gloria. Michael Varga in the distance.

2. Decorated cars.

2. Decorated cars.

3. Robb Douglas.

3. Robb Douglas.


4. Gloria Macarenko, Kathy Tomlinson and more of the crowd.

4. Gloria Macarenko, Kathy Tomlinson and more of the crowd.

In the parade!

In the parade!