Talk highlights life in media

NANAIMO – Award-winning media professionals Rosemary and Virginia Thompson present their talk Both Sides of the Camera in Nanaimo.

Get a glimpse into what life is like on both sides of the camera during an event with award-winning media professionals and sisters Rosemary and Virginia Thompson.

The talk, Both Sides of the Camera, is coming to Nanaimo on May 15 to help raise money for the not-for-profit Oceanside Grandmothers to Grandmothers and the Stephen Lewis Foundation Grandmothers Campaign.

The evening, moderated by Shelagh Rogers, the host of CBC Radio’s The Next Chapter, will explore the life and careers of the Thompson sisters and what it takes to succeed in today’s world of media.

Rosemary, former deputy bureau chief of the parliamentary bureau of CTV National News, was the first woman named Washington correspondent for CTV and covered the 9/11 attacks from the lawn of the White House. In 2009 she was named director of communications and public affairs for the Canada’s National Arts Centre, where she has organized a royal visit and media for Orchestra Tours to China and the U.K. Virginia works behind the camera as president of Vérité Films and is executive producer of TV series like the comedy Corner Gas, InSecurity and YTV/Disney International’s Incredible Story Studio.

The event takes place at Nanaimo’s Grand Hotel from 7-9 p.m. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased at the Grand Hotel.