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AHA MEDIA attended Rockafellas’ Music event at Village Pub in Vancouver – Sat Nov 21, 2009

November 28, 2009 Leave a comment

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In this video, Rockafellas ( Sean Michaels and Al Tkatch) play “Memphis, “Walk of Life” at Village Pub in Vancouver – Sat Nov 21 2009

This was filmed by April Smith of AHA MEDIA on a Nokia N95 mobile cameraphone. April is passionate and skilled in making Nokia films by exploring mobile media production through the camera lens of a cellphone.For a better quality version of this video, please DM April Smith Twitter.com/AprilFilms or Facebook.com/AprilFilms

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In this video, Rockafellas ( Sean Michaels and Al Tkatch) play “Suspicious Minds” at Village Pub in Vancouver – Sat Nov 21 2009

This was filmed by April Smith of AHA MEDIA on a Nokia N95 mobile cameraphone. April is passionate and skilled in making Nokia films by exploring mobile media production through the camera lens of a cellphone.For a better quality version of this video, please DM April Smith Twitter.com/AprilFilms or Facebook.com/AprilFilms

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In this video, Rockafellas ( Sean Michaels and Al Tkatch) play “Around and Around” at Village Pub in Vancouver – Sat Nov 21 2009

This was filmed by April Smith of AHA MEDIA on a Nokia N95 mobile cameraphone. April is passionate and skilled in making Nokia films by exploring mobile media production through the camera lens of a cellphone.For a better quality version of this video, please DM April Smith Twitter.com/AprilFilms or Facebook.com/AprilFilms

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In this video, Rockafellas ( Sean Michaels and Al Tkatch) play “Memphis, Tennessee” at Village Pub in Vancouver – Sat Nov 21 2009

This was filmed by April Smith of AHA MEDIA on a Nokia N95 mobile cameraphone. April is passionate and skilled in making Nokia films by exploring mobile media production through the camera lens of a cellphone.For a better quality version of this video, please DM April Smith Twitter.com/AprilFilms or Facebook.com/AprilFilms

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In this video, Rockafellas ( Sean Michaels and Al Tkatch) play “I Like It, I Love It” at Village Pub in Vancouver – Saturday Nov 21 2009

This was filmed by April Smith of AHA MEDIA on a Nokia N95 mobile cameraphone. April is passionate and skilled in making Nokia films by exploring mobile media production through the camera lens of a cellphone.For a better quality version of this video, please DM April Smith Twitter.com/AprilFilms or Facebook.com/AprilFilms

Peter Davies of AHA MEDIA is very proud to be part of W2 Bladerunners Youth Media Arts Apprenticeship Program

November 27, 2009 Leave a comment

Peter Davies of AHA MEDIA is very proud to be part of W2 Bladerunners Youth Media Arts Apprenticeship Program

Below is a photo of Peter Davies and Vancouver Canucks Legend Trevor Linden

Peter will be learning more about  mobile technology, locative media, web 2.0, social media, web sites, VJing, telepresence, live screens, radio, community TV, digital divide, and open source!

W2 Community Media Arts has been working for more than one year with ACCESS/Bladerunners developing a media arts apprenticeship program.

http://www.CreativeTechnology.org

The W2 Bladerunners Youth Media Arts Apprenticeship Program is well underway but below were some of the program details:


If you are between 19 and 30 years old, are eager to train and work hard, then this could be for you! Honorariums are paid to participants for 24 hours/week, daily lunch is provided. Aboriginal youth, women, and youth of colour from the inner-city are encouraged to apply. This is designed as an apprenticeship program for people who face systemic barriers to a creative technology career or practice.

When you get involved with our 5-month youth apprenticeship program you will play a central role in W2 as we get set to open 9000 sq ft at Woodward’s in January 2010, and emerge as a world-class crossmedia centre. It will be an exciting few months, and for young people wanting an awesome experience working collaboratively to create media art, events, installations, and live interactive experiences = this is it!!

Following this challenging five month apprenticeship program, participants will receive regular employment with W2 or our partner employers from the local digital media/ Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector.

We open at Woodwards in January 2010, but in the meantime we are actively developing and launching programs from our temporary space at 112 West Hastings.

Our innovative programs confront the digital divide with marginalized inner-city residents and artists accessing and using technology. Visiting artists-in-residence and mentors provide inspiration and support, and live events and projects give our crew the chance to test and showcase their skills and achievements.

Antoni Abad will be one of our mobile media mentors with Mobile*Native, during November 2009. Jon Cohrs/OMGIMON.TV will set up an analogue TV station. Other artists will work with us to build web sites, and we will produce major events, receptions, screenings, and parties.

The development of training, apprenticeship/employment placement programs for the digital media sector is being supported by governments, industry, and the community. Bladerunners is an internationally recognized, award winning employment program assisting multi-barrier and disadvantaged youth in gaining on the job construction training and apprenticeships. W2 is delivering Bladerunner’s first non-construction trade apprenticeship program, with funding by Bell and the Ministry of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development. W2 is also collaborating with Building Opportunities with Business Inner-City Society (BOB) new ICT Cluster, and this will be a connection point for participant’s employment in the local sector.

http://www.creativetechnology.org/profiles/blogs/update-w2-bladerunners-youth

AHA MEDIA films Earle Peach singing at Vancouver Winter Farmers Market at Wise Hall on Saturday Nov 21 2009

November 27, 2009 Leave a comment

Earle Peach http://www.earlepeach.com/

Vancouver Farmers Market  http://www.eatlocal.org/

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In photos and  video, Earle Peach sings at Vancouver Winter Farmers Market at Wise Hall on Saturday Nov 21 2009

This was filmed by April Smith of AHA MEDIA on a Nokia N95 mobile cameraphone. April is passionate and skilled in making Nokia films by exploring mobile media production through the camera lens of a cellphone.For a better quality version of this video, please DM April Smith Twitter.com/AprilFilms or Facebook.com/AprilFilms

J-Hock of AHA MEDIA talks about Bill 18 – Assistance to Shelter Act in Vancouver Downtown Eastside

November 27, 2009 Leave a comment

J-Hock of AHA MEDIA talks about Bill 18 – Assistance to Shelter Act in Vancouver Downtown Eastside

Read about Bill 18 – Assistance to Shelter Act – where the Homeless get picked up by Police to go into shelters!

http://www.leg.bc.ca/39th1st/1st_read/gov18-1.htm

According to

VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – Opponents of the province’s new ‘Assistance to Shelter Act’ are holding a rally today in the Downtown Eastside, intensifying the fight over what to do about Vancouver’s homeless during the Olympic Games.

Opponents call it the “Olympic Kidnapping Act’, saying the act is unconstitutional.  The province maintains it is simply trying to help people who cant, or wont, help themselves.  Some claim the homeless are being chased out of the city altogether before February 2010.  A drop-in centre in Kelowna is reporting a 20 per cent increase in traffic, with many of the new clients saying they are from Vancouver.

http://www.news1130.com/news/local/more.jsp?content=20091125_142744_7224

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In this video, J-Hock of AHA MEDIA speaks on Bill 18 – Assistance to Shelter Act in Vancouver Downtown Eastside ( DTES )

This was filmed by April Smith of AHA MEDIA on a Nokia N95 mobile cameraphone. April is passionate and skilled in making Nokia films by exploring mobile media production through the camera lens of a cellphone.For a better quality version of this video, please DM April Smith Twitter.com/AprilFilms or Facebook.com/AprilFilms

“The DTES is changing. Do you want to have a say? We invite people who live in the DTES to form a Neighborhood Council”

November 27, 2009 1 comment

“The DTES is changing. Do you want to have a say? We invite people who live in the DTES to form a Neighborhood Council”

Sponsored by ACCESS – Association of Chinese Canadians for Equality and Solidarity

CCAP  – Carnegie Community Centre Association

VANDU – Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users

We invite people who live in the DTES to form a Neighborhood Council Saturday December 5 and December 12, 2009

Register 1:30, Meeting 2:00 – 4:00

CARNEGIE  THEATRE    401 Main St

Can Residents & Associations hold the City to its promise to not displace current residents?

Can we advocate for development that will benefit 70% of the DTES who are low – income?

 

 

 

April Smith interviewed by Guest Host Ian Hanomansing on BC Child Poverty Rates at CBC Vancouver Radio The Early Edition on Wednesday November 25, 2009

November 25, 2009 Leave a comment

Wednesday November 25, 2009

Why does BC lead the nation in child poverty rates?  CBC Radio The Early Edition spoke to April Smith, a young woman who grew up in poverty in the downtown eastside.  Download this interview. (runs 8:59) http://www.cbc.ca/bc/features/podcast/

http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/bcearlyedition_20091125_23565.mp3

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Below is a photo of  April Smith with Host Ian Hanomansing in Studio 10 at CBC Vancouver Radio The Early Edition.

Ian Hanomansing was a very exellent host to April! :)

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Below is a photo of April Smith with Shiral Tobin – CBC Radio One Early Edition Director.

Shiral Tobin was very warm in welcoming and reassuring to April for her first time interview on air! :)

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Below are two of CBC Vancouver’s tweets to April Smith on Twitter

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Below is a photo of Raymond Cochrane – Security at CBC Radio who was welcoming to April upon first arrival! :)


Many thanks to everyone CBC Vancouver Radio The Early Edition for allowing April Smith to speak on BC Child Poverty Rates!

http://www.cbc.ca/earlyedition/

Below are 19 photos of CBC Radio interview on Flickr

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ahamedia/sets/72157622752420463/

April Smith will be interviewed on CBC Vancouver Radio The Early Edition by Guest Host Ian Hanomansing at 7:12 AM on Wednesday November 25, 2009

November 25, 2009 2 comments

April Smith will be interviewed  on the topics of BC’s Child Poverty Rate being the highest in Canada for the sixth year in a row as well and the stigma that still remains for people living in the DTES  who are trying to get out of poverty  and what supports are needed to help children in need on CBC Radio The Early Edition by Guest Host Ian Hanomansing at 7:12 AM  on Wednesday November 25, 2009

Listen Live

Listen to CBC Radio mp3 690 AM/ 88.1 FM Vancouver online

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ian_Hanoman…

Taken from his Wikipedia article:

“Ian Hanomansing (or Hanoomansingh) (born 1961) is a television journalist with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). He is the co-anchor of CBC News: Vancouver, CBUT’s supper hour newscast. From 2000 to 2007, he was the anchor of the national segment of the defunct newscast Canada Now. He has been a reporter with the CBC since 1986, and was one of the network’s main reporters for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. He is married, and has two sons.

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According to article by CBC

B.C.’s child poverty rate still Canada’s highest

Customers in need of extra food line up at the Surrey Food Bank.

Customers in need of extra food line up at the Surrey Food Bank. (CBC)

British Columbia’s child poverty rate has remained the highest in Canada for six years in a row and it’s time the provincial government took action, according to a child and youth advocacy group.

In its annual Child Poverty Report Card released Tuesday, the advocacy group First Call said B.C. had 156,000 poor children in 2007 — even though that was a good year for the provincial economy.

“When will the provincial government take action?” asked First Call chairwoman Julie Norton, who released the report on the 20th anniversary of an unanimous House of Commons vote to end child poverty in Canada by 2000.

‘We are seeing dramatic declines in child poverty in British Columbia,’—B.C. Children and Family Development Minister Mary Polak

The proportion of children living in poverty in B.C. was 18.8 per cent, while the national child poverty rate was 15 per cent, according to Statistics Canada data cited in the report.

Please read rest of CBC’s article http://tinyurl.com/ycmalxq

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