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Happy New Year 2011 from AHA MEDIA in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

December 31, 2010 1 comment

AHA MEDIA wishes everyone a bright and blessed Happy New Year 2011 from Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES) Here’s to a brand new year and a wonderful new decade for everyone!

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║╔╗║╔╗║╔╣╔╩╗╔╝ ★ NEW YEAR ☆ 2011
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AHA MEDIA will be livestreaming at:

W2 LIGHTS NYE – an unprecedented collaboration between Vancouver’s underground music communities in one large public space at W2 Storyeum, bringing back the light, and welcoming the new year. Five rooms filled with music, video, interactive media art installations, and performance. Plus participants will enjoy complimentary hors d’ouevres from W2 Cafe, a silent auction of cool gifts and artworks, a secure coat check, fresh air conditioners, and special refreshments, with their new and old friends! Conveniently located near Vancouver’s transportation hub (Seabus, Skytrains, numerous bus routes), car parking upstairs for designated drivers, all in the heART of the city.

This event is a special fundraising initiative to help W2 build an inner-city media centre for Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside – across the street – within the Woodward’s heritage building scheduled. Take a moment and see what we’re working on:
http://www.creativetechnology.org/

See our W2 NYE livestream video updates at http://www.qik.com/ahamedia and photos at http://twitpic.com/photos/AprilFilms

Celebrate 2011 at W2 LIGHTS NYE in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

December 30, 2010 Leave a comment
W2 has tallied the unused W2 LIGHTS NYE tickets remaining after meeting our sponsor, media and artist commitments. Rather than releasing these at the door, we are announcing a purchase plan that gives twice!
As a largely volunteer-run Downtown Eastside (DTES) organization, we want to bring more benefits from what has become Vancouver’s hottest NYE ticket. We have decided to release these remaining tickets today, rather than making them available at the door which would cause uncertainty and lineups. No tickets will be available at the door.  We want to maximize the benefits from the overwhelming demand for tickets, and hereby assist DTES charitable work at the same time.

  • We are releasing these tickets online at 4:00pm PST on Dec 23rd at http://w2lights.eventbrite.com/ and for a minimum $100 payment, one ticket will be made available to the purchaser and one to a DTES residents who faces economic barriers to attending. With this plan we help more people and bring a broader cross-section of people to celebrate bringing back the light with W2 LIGHTS NYE. Proceeds from this sale will also directly support four grassroots DTES organizations working for positive change by and for DTES residents. Making these tickets available to interested people will make a real and direct impact on community organizing in the DTES.
W2 would like to thank all of the artists and producing crews for participating in this major cultural event that raises crucial funds for W2 Community Media Art Society. Shout outs to: Beats Without Borders, Integrated Grime Unit, Bass Coast Project, Wet Mi Down, Low Indigo, Perception, Moo Crew, SHAHdjs, Lighta!, Ting!, as well as  75 volunteers helping produce the event.

W2 LIGHTS NYE is an unprecedented collaboration between Vancouver’s underground music communities in one large public space at W2 Storyeum, bringing back the light, and welcoming the new year. Five rooms filled with music, video, interactive media art installations, and performance. Plus participants will enjoy complimentary hors d’ouevres from W2 Cafe, a silent auction of cool gifts and artworks, a secure coat check, fresh air conditioners, and special refreshments, with their new and old friends! Conveniently located near Vancouver’s transportation hub (Seabus, Skytrains, numerous bus routes), car parking upstairs for designated drivers, all in the heART of the city.

This event is a special fundraising initiative to help W2 build an inner-city media centre for Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside – across the street – within the Woodward’s heritage building scheduled. Take a moment and see what we’re working on:
http://www.creativetechnology.org/

5 Rooms!! Are you ready Vancity?! First time ever!
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An unprecedented collaboration between Vancouver’s underground music communities in one massive public space at W2 Storyeum, bringing back the light, and welcoming the new year!

W2 in association with;
Beats Without Borders
Integrated Grime Unit
Bass Coast Project
The Funk Hunters
Wet Mi Down
Low Indigo
Perception
SHAHdjs
Lighta!
Ting!

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Reggae / Dancehall /Funk / Dubstep / Drum and Bass / Glitch-Hop / Downtempo / Midtempo

The Lineup:
Agent Muldah
Basketball
Bevvy Swift
Calamalka
Daega Sound
Dewey Decibel
DJ Cure
Eradik
Holistic
Johnny Dubs
Lady Vishus
Librarian
Mandai
Max Ulis
Mista Chanta
Myles Away
Nils
Nog
Selecta Brown
Self Evident
Souns
Sweet Anomaly
Taal Mala
Tank Gyal
Tarron
That African
The Funk Hunters
Tusk
XI

Stay tuned for downloads, ticket release updates, and more additions to the lineup.

AHA MEDIA will be onsite  doing livestreaming during W2 Lights NYE. See our livestream channel at http://www.qik.com/AHAMEDIA starting from 7pm onwards Friday Dec 31. 2010

Looking forward to seeing you NYE 2011!

AHA MEDIA at Woodwards Community Housing Christmas Day Dinner in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

December 25, 2010 Leave a comment

Many thanks to PHS Community Services Society, Jerry, Paulo, Leah, Dennis and many other wonderful volunteers who helped make a happy holiday season for Woodwards Residents in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

AHA MEDIA at UGM and Glowbal Collection Group Table for 2000 Christmas Dinners in Vancouver DTES

December 23, 2010 Leave a comment

On a rainy Eve of  Christmas Eve 2010, AHA MEDIA attended the Table for 2000 generously sponsored by UGM and Glowbal Collection Group in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

Below is a video of Table for 2000 at UGM

Below are photos of Peter Davies of AHA MEDIA with Derek Weiss of UGM

Below is a video of Derek Weiss of UGM speaking on Table for 2000 in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

Below is Glowbal Collection Group with Peter Davies of AHA MEDIA

In the next photo and video, Ali of Glowbal Collection Group speaks on Table for 2000 inVancouver Downtown Eastside

AHA MEDIA is very thankful to receive a Kodak Playtouch from our Secret Santa for Christmas 2010

December 23, 2010 Leave a comment

AHA MEDIA is very thankful and grateful to receive such a wonderful gift from our anonymous benefactors!

We are so happy to be able to continue to do mobile media coverage of our neighbourhood in the Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

Below are photos of Peter Davies of AHA MEDIA holding a Kodak Playtouch from our Secret Santa.

AHA MEDIA is pleased to do active community engagement in the neighbourhoods of the Vancouver Downtown Eastsise (DTES)

White Spot Christmas Lunch for Charity on Christmas Day 2010 in Richmond and Vancouver

December 23, 2010 Leave a comment

WHAT: White Spot Christmas Lunch for Charity

WHEN: Saturday, December 25, 2010

TIME: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

WHERE: The following White Spot locations will be open on Christmas Day to support Richmond General Hospital Foundation and Variety – The Children’s Charity:

Richmond Centre
Unit 1902 – 6551 No. 3 Road
Richmond, B.C.

Kingsway and Knight
1467 Kingsway
Vancouver, B.C.

White Spot’s holiday tradition that continues this year at the Richmond Centre and Kingsway Vancouver White Spot locations.  Both restaurants will open their doors on December 25th to serve up delicious White Spot favourites and raise the spirits of those in need.

White Spot understands the importance of giving back to the community during the holiday season and employees will volunteer their Christmas Day to generate much-needed funds for this year’s charity partners: Richmond General Hospital Foundation and Variety – The Children’s Charity. All staff and management will generously donate their time, tips and all net proceeds from the sale of food.

TODAY: Union Gospel Mission and the Glowbal Collection to Host Second Annual ‘Table for 2000′ Gourmet Christmas Meal

December 23, 2010 Leave a comment

TODAY: Union Gospel Mission and the Glowbal Collection to Host Second Annual ‘Table for 2000′ Gourmet Christmas Meal
December 23, 2010



The holiday season just got a little brighter for residents of the Downtown Eastside. Today, (Thursday, December 23), The Glowbal Collection and Union Gospel Mission will once again welcome those in need of a hot meal to the second annual ‘Table for 2000′ with Glowbal Collection chefs, staff and volunteers on-hand to serve a festive, gourmet Christmas dinner with all the trimmings for up to 2000 Downtown Eastside residents.

DETAILS
WHAT:
‘Table for 2000′ Christmas Meal
WHO:
The GLOWBAL COLLECTION + Union Gospel Mission
WHERE:
Union Gospel Mission, 616 East Cordova Street
WHEN:
Thursday, December 23
TIME:
3:00 to 7:00 pm

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