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Peter Oeder demos Taoist Tai Chi 108 move form at VANDU in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

June 30, 2010 Leave a comment

Peter Oeder, a board member of VANDU – Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users demos Taoist Tai Chi 108 move form at VANDU in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES). He has not done practiced this form in 15 years until the making of the following 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 or for additional footage, please DM April Smith @AprilFilms on Twitter or Facebook.com/AprilFilms

Clyde Wright on Aboriginal Front Door (AFD) potentially closing in Vancouver

June 29, 2010 1 comment

Clyde Wright speaks about Aboriginal Front Door Society (AFDS) potentially closing their doors at Main and Hastings in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

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 or for additional footage, please DM April Smith @AprilFilms on Twitter or Facebook.com/AprilFilms

Wade Churcott plays his version of “Chariots of Fire” at Hotel Patricia in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

June 29, 2010 1 comment

While sitting in the lobby of the Hotel Patricia in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES) Wayne Churcott was inspired to play “Chariots of Fire”  He hadn’t played in 10 years! :)

Below is a video of Wade playing

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 or for additional footage, please DM April Smith @AprilFilms on Twitter or Facebook.com/AprilFilms

Below is a video of a tutorial of how to play Chariots of Fire

AHA MEDIA mentioned in The Vancouver Courier Newspaper’s article “Hyper Local Bloggers document life” on June 23, 2010

June 27, 2010 2 comments

Recently AHA MEDIA was mentioned in The Vancouver Courier Newspaper’s article “Hyper Local Bloggers document life” on June 23, 2010 by Megan Stewart, Staff Writer

Irwin Oostindie, the executive director of W2 Community Media Arts Society, said media diversity is good for audiences and democracy. Online publishing atomizes the media landscape by splintering a few news sources into many, and this diversity, he says, helps residents makes sense of their city and gives voice to those who otherwise remain unheard.

Oostindie points to AHA Media, which began with three self-described citizen journalists covering the East Side and now offers media consulting to residents and organizations across Vancouver.

“They’re a great example of how social media breaks the divide, providing a voice to people who would not normally have a voice.

“Bloggers have the opportunity to use their neighbourhood as a platform to engage in a meaningful way,” he said.

Read more: http://www.vancourier.com/news/Bloggers+hood/3200690/story.html#ixzz0s2RdmXHR

The Cheaper Show at W2 Storyeum in Vancouver, 200 Artists – 400 pieces of art, each $200!

June 25, 2010 1 comment

Time: June 26, 2010 all day
Location: W2 Storyeum
Street: 151 W. Cordova Street
City/Town: Vancouver
Website or Map: http://www.thecheapershow.com
Event Type: exhibitionart
Organized By: The Cheaper Show

Event Description

The Show

The Cheaper Show returns once again.

In June of 2010, the ninth installment of The Cheaper Show will take place in Vancouver, BC

The concept of The Cheaper Show is very simple: 200 multi-disciplined international artists presenting 400 pieces of art, each priced at $200 for one night only. Far from being an ‘art sale,’ each exhibiting artist consciously makes a sacrifice by selling their work for less than its potential value. This creates united support for the event, the arts community, and an opportunity for this show to take place in an environment that is accessible to everyone. In turn, many walk away with sales, exposure, commissions and gallery representation, as well as having an opportunity to connect with peers on an even playing field.

Visitors are drawn to the show, discovering a rare display of exceptionally diverse talent where someone from almost any financial background may own a piece of art. These people include the curious, the first time buyer, and the well-seasoned collector.

The Cheaper Show is a salon style exhibition that focuses on quality and diversity rather than category. Works of art, regardless of medium, are displayed so as to activate one another; oil paintings and illustrations hang next to contemporary photographs with content that ranges from the urban to the academic.


The Cheaper Show has never been a profit-based event. Admission is free and the artists receive 75% of the sale with the remainder going to offset the production costs. The focus of the show is to create a greater observance of talent with both established and underexposed artists.

This year’s artists:
http://thecheapershow.com/artists/no9-artists/

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