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Vancouver Design Week Reception at W2 Storyeum in Vancouver tonight Wed April 28, 2010

April 28, 2010 Leave a comment

Vancouver Design Week Reception

Event Details

Time: April 28, 2010 from 6pm to 9pm
Location: W2 Storyeum
Street: 151 W Cordova
City/Town: Vancouver
Latest Activity: Apr 11

Event Description

Live performance by Australian artists ’26′, DJs, VJs in W2 Storyeum’s 31,000 sq ft of space. Fine Australian wines. International cuisine. Join us for the party!

Positive and forward-thinking, generous and optimistic, Brisbane is Australia’s new world city… and in October 2010, the city will host Optimism: Icograda Design Week Brisbane. Dynamic and down-to-earth, Brisbane loves a celebration.

Hosted by the Australian Graphic Design Association (AGDA). This event made possible through the generous support of Queensland Government, Brisbane Marketing, 26 and W2.

See more at http://bit.ly/9Tm3Is

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More volunteers are needed for tonight’s BIG Show at W2 – please show up at 151 West Cordova or Contact Hywel directly to help out: hywel@creativetechnology.org

AHA MEDIA is very proud to meet Maxima May Forslund – Energy Healing: Reiki Master, Kukui Lani with Randi Winter in Vancouver

April 27, 2010 Leave a comment

AHA MEDIA is very proud to meet Maxima May Forslund – Energy Healing: Reiki Master, Kukui Lani with Randi Winter in Vancouver

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What does “Maxima” mean?  In Latin, it means “miracle worker”.  If you break the name down, “Max” means greatest and “Ima” means embracing everything. She is self employed and owns a couple of businesses in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.  Maxima is working on a number of projects which she hopes to complete most of them in 2010.  One project she is working on is to help special people who have a passion to help others in traditional and holistic ways. Maxima’s project.

Lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for 45 years and currently live in beautiful Hawaii (the Big Island). Became one of the first women Technical Support and still provide computer training. Now an experienced energy healer. Have had the opportunity to provide Self-Care and energy healing workshops which includes the indigenous Grandmothers (special healers) from around the world. Able to provide long distance healing. Also in the process of sharing healers how to provide Group Healings.

Maxima Forslund’s Specialties:

Energy Healing: Reiki Master, Kukui Lani (a Hawaiian Heavenly Healing), Healing Touch, Language of Light

Kukui Lani which flows through Maxima during healings is Hawaiian for Heavenly Light.  You can feel the flow of pure love energy take over your body and provide relief for spiritual, emotional and physical difficulties during a full healing session.  The energy is known to create a wonderful sense of peace and wellness.  Similar to Reiki but stronger.

http://www.linkedin.com/in/maximamay

http://maximamay.com/default.aspx

http://www.CCTraining.us/

Maxima was a Client Support Director for a software company, under Star Systems, managing Technical Support, Documentation, Quality Assurance, and Consumer Services departments. She was Technical Support/Analyst for 10 years with the County of Marin where she had the opportunity to train their staff from the clerical administration to the department heads and Board of Supervisors. Maxima was Local Area Network (LAN) certified and a LAN Administrator with the County of Marin for many years.

She has trained many people from all walks of life at all different levels, and groups from different companies small and large such as Primary Payments Systems, Inc. (Star Systems), Levi Strauss & Co., Estee Lauder Companies, the County of Marin, Koret of California, etc. Training and helping people is Maxima’s passion. As a Reiki Master, she also has a passion to help heal people.

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Below is a photo of Richard Czaban of AHA MEDIA before his energy healing treatment with Maxima May Forslund. Richard spoke of having back, stomach and feet problems.

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Below is are photos and videos of Richard Czaban of AHA MEDIA doing an energy healing ( Reiki, Kukui Lani (a Hawaiian Heavenly Healing), Healing Touch, Language of Light) with Maxima May Forslund

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In the next photos and videos , Richard Czaban of AHA MEDIA speaks right after treatment with Maxima May Forslund at Randi Winter’s place in Vancouver, Canada

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Below is a photo of Maxima May Forslund doing a little more energy healing for Richard Czaban of AHA MEDIA

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Below is a photo of Richard Czaban of AHA MEDIA positvely reflecting on his energy healing treatment from Maxima May Forslund! :)

All preceding photos and videos were by April Smith of AHA MEDIA on a New Media camera – Panasonic DMC-ZS3. AHA MEDIA is about exploring mobile media production through New Media cameras. For a better quality version of this video, please DM April Smith @AprilFilms on Twitter or Facebook.com/AprilFilms

AHA MEDIA meets Daniel Thompson, a Mobile Musician and Heliographic Artist in Vancouver Downtown Eastside

April 26, 2010 Leave a comment

AHA MEDIA meets Daniel Thompson, a Mobile Musician and Heliographic Artist in Vancouver Downtown Eastside

Below are photos of Daniel playing on Hastings Street, with a wearable amp on his belt!

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Below are photos of Daniel showing his Heliographic art – using the sun’s rays to etch onto wood to design his “Modern Artifacts”

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Below are photo and videos of Daniel Thompson, speaking about his Heliographic Art with members of LifeSkills Centre in Vancouver Downtown Eastside

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The preceding videos were filmed by April Smith of AHA MEDIA on a New Media camera – Panasonic DMC-ZS3. AHA MEDIA is about exploring mobile media production through New Media cameras. For a better quality version of this video, please DM April Smith @AprilFilms on Twitter or Facebook.com/AprilFilms

Al Tkatch of AHA MEDIA plays at AmberJack’s Tap House in Surrey, BC on April 20, 2010

April 23, 2010 Leave a comment

Recently AHA MEDIA went to see Al Tkatch of AHA MEDIA play at AmberJack’s Tap House in Surrey, BC on April 20, 2010

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Al Tkatch of AHA MEDIA played with his friends Worms Hate Rain during a Jam Night at AmberJack’s

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In this video, Al Tkatch of AHA MEDIA’s plays Memphis, Tennessee at Amberjack’s Tap House in Surrey, BC

This video was filmed by April Smith of AHA MEDIA on a New Media camera – Panasonic DMC-ZS3. AHA MEDIA is about exploring mobile media production through New Media cameras. For a better quality version of this video, please DM April Smith @AprilFilms on Twitter or Facebook.com/AprilFilms

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In this video, Al Tkatch of AHA MEDIA’s plays Pride and Joy at Amberjack’s Tap House in Surrey, BC

This video was filmed by April Smith of AHA MEDIA on a New Media camera – Panasonic DMC-ZS3. AHA MEDIA is about exploring mobile media production through New Media cameras. For a better quality version of this video, please DM April Smith @AprilFilms on Twitter or Facebook.com/AprilFilms

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In this video, Al Tkatch of AHA MEDIA plays Round and Round at AmberJack’s Tap House in Surrey, BC

Comment from Danny Orlando – Vancouver’s Legendary Blues Man in the beginning of this video! :)

This video was filmed by April Smith of AHA MEDIA on a New Media camera – Panasonic DMC-ZS3. AHA MEDIA is about exploring mobile media production through New Media cameras. For a better quality version of this video, please DM April Smith @AprilFilms on Twitter or Facebook.com/AprilFilms

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In this video, Al Tkatch of AHA MEDIA’s plays Honky Tonk Woman at AmberJack’s Tap House in Surrey, BC

This video was filmed by April Smith of AHA MEDIA on a New Media camera – Panasonic DMC-ZS3. AHA MEDIA is about exploring mobile media production through New Media cameras. For a better quality version of this video, please DM April Smith @AprilFilms on Twitter or Facebook.com/AprilFilms

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Below are two photos of David “Box Car” Gates playing some real Blues on 2 different guitars

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In this video, Danny Orlando – Vancouver’s Legendary Blues Singer, Songwriter and Musician speaks warmly about Al Tkatch of AHA MEDIA’s playing at Amberjack’s Taphouse in Surrey, BC

This video was filmed by April Smith of AHA MEDIA on a New Media camera – Panasonic DMC-ZS3. AHA MEDIA is about exploring mobile media production through New Media cameras. For a better quality version of this video, please DM April Smith @AprilFilms on Twitter or Facebook.com/AprilFilms

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AHA MEDIA was very proud to be invited to an exclusive screening of “It’s Complicated” at Shangri-La Hotel – Blue Moon Theatre in Vancouver

April 23, 2010 Leave a comment

AHA MEDIA was very proud to be invited to an exclusive screening of “It’s Complicated” at Shangri-La Hotel – Blue Moon Theatre in Vancouver!!

“They snore, leave the toilet seat up and correct your Grammar. They know how you like your coffee, your favourite song and never forgot your anniversary. You love them. Why? It’s Complicated…

“It’s Complicated” – a hilarious look at marriage, divorce and everything in between starring Meryl Streep, Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin.

Event Details

Date: Thursday, April 22, 2010.

Time: 1:00pm – 4:30pm

Venue: Shangri-La Hotel – Blue Moon Theatre, 1128 West Georgia Street

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AHA MEDIA says that “It’s Complicated” is a fantastic and funny movie! Perfect for today’s social media world and social relationships! :)

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Below are photos of Peter Davies and Richard Czaban of AHA MEDIA who viewed “It’s Complicated!” They enjoyed themselves very much!

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Inside Blue Moon Theatre

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Please click any of the following photos to enlarge

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AHA MEDIA thanks  Jennifer Barron and Reena Gacad of High Road Communications and Universal Studios Home Entertainment for this wonderful opportunity! :)

AHA MEDIA and Fearless City Mobile warmly welcomes Omari Newton as our Story Box Project Facilitator at W2 Storyeum

April 22, 2010 Leave a comment

AHA MEDIA and Fearless City Mobile warmly welcomes Omari Newton as our Story Box Project Facilitator at W2 Storyeum

Omari Newton

bio_omari Omari Newton
Artistic Associate

Montreal-born actor Omari Newton is a professional actor whose work can be seen on television, film and stage. He is fluently bilingual in both French and English and has performed in both languages. His stage work in Québec has earned him a number of favorable reviews and awards. Some career highlights include a best supporting actor nomination for his work in the Centaur Theatre’s production of Joe Penhal’s Blue Orange(soirée des masques). The play also went on to win best English production. Now a resident of Vancouver, Omari recently appeared in Joe Calarco’s critically acclaimed Shakespeare’s R & J and on an episode of the Spike TV series Blade.

http://urbanink.ca/?page_id=104

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Below is a photo from left to right, Hendrik Beune, J-Hock, Kevin King of AHA MEDIA and Fearless City Mobile with our new Story Box Project facilitator Omari Newton

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The Story Box Project
at Vancouver Society of Storytelling’s  Storytelling Festival June 13th

FREE
Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden 578 Carrall St., Van.
Public multi-media presentation in August TBA

At the heart of the City’s Great Beginnings Initiative is the desire to go back to its roots and give each of the founding neighborhoods something to talk about. In one such community, the DTES Story Box Project highlights its rich and storied cultural diversity through oral and written tradition. Unique object/artifact boxes illustrate stories from various voices which are intermingled to create a new and visceral experience. The Festival offers great new beginnings for some multi-faceted dialogue.

Participating Organisations are:

Vancouver Society of Storytelling; Portland Hotel Society; Raycam Community Centre; W2 Culture and Media Centre; Musqueum Nation Writers Group; DTES Women’s Writing Group; Carnegie Centre’s Thursday Writing Group; Native Court Workers, vancouver moving theatre

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Below is a photos of our Story Box Project meeting with discussion of  creating our stories though oral, visual, written and a new media, social media and digtial documentation format with cameraphones!

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Below is a photo and video of Omari Newton sharing his ideas for our Story Box Project at W2

This video was filmed by April Smith of AHA MEDIA and Fearless City Mobile on a New Media camera – Panasonic DMC-ZS3. Both AHA MEDIA and Fearless City Mobile is about exploring mobile media production through New Media cameras. For a better quality version of this video, please DM April Smith @AprilFilms on Twitter or Facebook.com/AprilFilms


AHA MEDIA at Army & Navy Legendary Shoe Sale in Vancouver April 21, 2010

April 21, 2010 2 comments

AHA MEDIA at Army & Navy Legendary Shoe Sale in Vancouver April 21, 2010

http://www.armyandnavy.ca

http://www.armyandnavy.ca/flyer_index.cfm

“LEGENDARY SHOE SALE!!

Canada’s Largest Shoe Sale returns Wednesday April 21st…doors open at 8:00AM, all locations open till 9:00 Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Shoe Sale runs until May 2nd, with new shoes arriving daily! Don’t be late!!”

“The lineup started forming at 6 a.m., and the doors open in just a few minutes. The annual Army & Navy shoe sale starts at 8 a.m. today at the Hastings Street store.

They’ve got over 100,000 pairs of shoes to clear out in the annual sale, including designer brands that can sell for up to $300 full price. The store is open until 9 p.m., and expect it to be hopping busy all day — last year they sold 75,000 pairs of shoes in 12 days.”

Source: News 1130

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In this video, is a walk through Army & Navy store during the Legendary Shoe Sale in Vancouver, Canada on Wednesday April, 21, 2010

This video was filmed by April Smith of AHA MEDIA on a New Media camera – Panasonic DMC-ZS3. AHA MEDIA is  about exploring mobile media production through New Media cameras. For a better quality version of this video, please DM April Smith @AprilFilms on Twitter or Facebook.com/AprilFilms

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