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I am JCVdude aka Joe Vass. As a Freelance Videographer, Producer & Photographer my passion & focus is travel and travel related videos; to show the incredible beauty of destinations in the hopes of intercepting and inspiring others to travel. I have chosen YouTube, as my delivery system as it is the World's 2nd Largest Search Engine, it accomodates HD & 3D video and in using it, we are viewed in over 200 Countries World Wide.

With my partner, Cindy Aspden, our JCVdude YouTube Channel is the 17th Most Viewed Channel All Time in Canada. With an average of 100,000 views per day to our broadcast channel, we continue to be featured by Mainstream Media: Google Canada in the London Free Press reported, "Another wildly successful Canadian YouTube star is JCVdude."

Our collections of videos include a wide variety of content as we explore our world and it’s beauty; incredible alpine resorts, beautiful Caribbean resorts, Jazz Festivals & interviews with the great Buddy Guy, Talent Contests, Tours, Nature, Cuisine, Sporting Events, Arts & Culture and more, including Charitable and Non-Profit Events. 

Our philosophy is 'YOLO' ~ You Only Live Once. Tomorrow isn't promised to any of us so live life to it's fullest and with passion. My goal has always been to travel and document through video, the world and it's wonders and beauty. I film and produce video to allow my viewers the feeling that they are 'there' - in the destination themselves and also to whet their appetite to go ~ to travel and see & experience for themselves. 

We love travel! We are passionate about travel and passionate about documenting our travel. Never without our cameras, our day starts before the sun rises and ends late into the night. This is our passion!! 'YOLO'!!

We welcome you to our Channel ~ http://www.youtube.com/JCVdude


Freelance HD Videography, Editing & HD Video Production

Freelance Photography

YouTube & New Media Specialist: 
#17 - Most Viewed (All Time) - Canada 
#7 - Most Viewed (All Time) - Directors - Canada 
#12 - Most Viewed (All Time) - Partners - Canada


Saturday, November 28, 2009


Sponsored by 107.5 Kiss FM and the Rarearth Jazz and Blues Fest




Count down has begun for kids 8-18 years to get their applications in for the 'Our Kids Have Talent' competition in Vernon, BC. www.ourkidshavetalent.com - ALL GENRES WELCOME. 

This well received event attracted a 'sold out' house in 2008 and we are expecting even larger participation for 2009.  A Limited Number of Applications Will Be Accepted. 

  • APPLICATION DEADLINE - January 5, 2010 (see website for applications & contest rules)
  • Auditions January 9th & 10th, 2010 (first applications received - first choice on audition times)
  • Final Ten Performances - March 20th, 2010 - High-End Sound & Sound Engineers - Tickets $15.00 - Children 12 & Under FREE!

FIRST PRIZE - $5,000 plus the chance to play on the Main Stage at the Rarearth Jazz and Blues Fest August 6th, 7th, & 8th!!!! 2010  www.rarearthmusic.com.  2009 Winners Played on the same stage as Buddy Guy (see You Tube - Buddy Guy at Rarearth 2009) and ALL audtioners and winners were invited to play on 'Stage Right' (a stage created specifically for Our Kids Have Talent) at the festival.  With over 90 acts over two days - it proved to be a spectacular event for performers and the thousands who attended as festival goers. 

2ND PRIZE - $2,000

3RD PRIZE - $1000

PLUS NUMEROUS PRIZES FOR TOP TEN CONTESTANTS sponsored by generous business owners in Vernon who continually show their support of our youth in our communities.  Thank you again to all of you who help to bring this fantastic initiative for Vernon and opportunity for our young talented stars. 


Sponsorship Application attached for those wishing to sponsor this event and poster for display.   


For more Information: 
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Kath @ 250-938-2231

Joe Vass
Freelance Videographer/Citizen Journalist
( No.1 Most Viewed Video in Canada)
(20th Most Viewed All Time in Canada)

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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

What's Coming Up? ~~ Belly Dance Hafla & Costume Bazaar

Belly Dance, Hafla & Costume Bazaar

So what's Hafla? Everyone enjoys a party right? Then we're on the same page! Hafla is the Middle Eastern term for a Dance Party. It can be held in someone's living room, around a campfire in the woods or maybe a private room in a restaurant, as long as there is Middle Eastern Dance, Music and sometimes also Food.

Now that you know what to expect, let us extend the invitation to a Belly Dance Hafla and Costume Bazaar to be held this Monday, November 30th, between 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm.

If you would like to buy or sell beautiful shiny things to wear this is the place for you. And if you've been working on a dance piece you want to share, or if you'd just like to perform we'd love to have you! Everyone is welcome!

Confirmed performances by Cindy Lee, Yonisha, Keiko, Tanya, Loose Hip Sisters, Jenny, and of course you! More info or if you want to perform, play drums, or sell your merchandise, call Cindy at 250-868-2210 or Yonisha at 250-448-5523

There is a donation fee of $5.00 to be deposited inside the donation box at the entrance, and the Hafla location is 835 Sutherland Ave., Kelowna - in The Club House Childcare Center (right side entrance)

We hope to see you there!
Miriam and Bob
Yonisha Production

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


You are invited to an amazing night of singing, dancing and spoken words!

All proceeds will be going to the Society of Hope in celebration of their 20th Anniversary. For 20 years now, the Society of Hope has been providing quality, affordable rental housing for single parent families, two parent families and senior citizens in the Central Okanagan. And we thank you so much! 

Teena Ree Gowdy & Friends will be at  the Mary Irwin Theater in the Rotary Centre For the Arts, Kelowna, BC ~  November 28th at 7:00 pm for a great evening of entertainment and celebration. 

  • Adults $20
  • Students & Seniors $15
  • Children under 12 $1
* taxes not included


Joe Vass
Freelance Videographer/Citizen Journalist
( No.1 Most Viewed Video in Canada)
(20th Most Viewed All Time in Canada)

Monday, November 9, 2009

PRESS RELEASE: Canada’s JCVdude’s Success Puts Kelowna on the World Stage!

KELOWNA, BC, Canada – November 9, 2008 –What does Kelowna --- Global Attention --- travel --- videos ---YouTube --- JCVdude --- Joe C. Vass and Cindy L. Aspden--- all have in common?

Answer:  JCVdude (aka Joe Vass & Cindy Aspden of Kelowna, BC) is not only a prominent and valued members/partner of YouTube but a search through the Prime Real Estate pages of YouTube Canada shows:      
1.      JCVdude of Kelowna, BC, Canada has the: 
With a total of 28,414,209 views to their Channel, they are viewed in over 200 countries world-wide. That puts them more than 20 millions views ahead of the second most viewed channel in the Travel & Events Category, Canada.
2.      JCVdude of Kelowna, BC, Canada also has the:      
·              Most Viewed Video All Time in ‘Pets & Animals’ for Canada (Big spider - tarantula on my hand)   

In this past year JCVdude has watched channel views increase from 1 million to 2 million per month and that number continues to grow as they produce stunningly beautiful travel videos as well as captivating & entertaining videos for charities, non-profits, artists, musicians, events, etc. and then of course there’s the occasional ‘rant’ by Joe. JCVdude is putting Kelowna on the world map for Tourism and Travel.

Joe and Cindy are living their dream through social media – online video. They have been extensively involved in YouTube for more than 2 years now and are ecstati c with not only the responses they receive from their 60,000 plus viewers/day, but also because of the recognition they are receiving from Google, the no.1 Search Engine in the world & YouTube, the world’s 2nd largest Search Engine. Google Global Communications recently wrote about JCVdude and ‘YouTube Live’ has subscribed to 32 partners globally and JCVdude is one of them!

JCVdude YouTube Channel:  http://ca.youtube.com/user/JCVdude

Interview Contact: Joe Vass & Cindy Aspden
Joe Vass
Freelance Videographer/Citizen Journalist
( No.1 Most Viewed Video in Canada)
(20th Most Viewed All Time in Canada)