Ten board members of the Downtown Eastside Neighbourhood Council met with Councillors Andrea Reimer and ony Tang to discuss the extension of the DTES LAP process and options for future engagement in Vancouver
Our Place – Promoting Local Access & Community Empowerment Community Forum
Our Place is a multi-faceted community based initiative and You play play an important role in determining the overall success of our coordinated strategy to grow healthy children and families in a healthy community.
The Community Forum is an opportunity to share ideas on the Inner City. Sessions will focus on:
Home – Social Housing for Families and Seniors
Family – Parent to Parent Advocacy Training
Work – Opportunities for a Sustainable Economy in the Inner City
Sid Tan of W2TV writes:
September 21, 2011 is a memorable day. A diverse gathering celebrated the official opening of W2 Media Cafe and the Concrete Park music and break dance sessions.
Many thanks for entertainment to The Hastings Set who provided the music and the Hip Hop and B-Boys breakdancers. Also many thanks to the W2 volunteers, board and staff.
Mayor Gregor Robertson cut the ribbon. Also in attendance were Councillors Ellen Woodsworth, Heather Deal and Andrea Reimer, developer Ian Gillespie and architect Gregory Henriqez. First Nation welcome by ethnobotanist/media artist Cease Wyss while Magnus Thyvold represented the W2 board while Irwin Oostindie was MC.
Below is a video by Sid Tan
Below are videos and photos from AHA MEDIA
AHA MEDIA filmed at W2 Soul Gardens Long Table African – Canadian Dinner in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)
W2 Media Cafe, 7pm daily
Founding DTES communities shared gardens, ingredients and stories, now taste the recipes and flavours from Vancouver’s early settlers on the Unceded Territories of the Squamish Nation, Tsleil-Waututh Nation and Musqeam Nation. Guests chef Mark Smith (Toronto) works with artists Cease Wyss, Indigo, Anne Marie Slater, Wayde Compton and Lani Russwurm to craft nightly menus centred around a single heritage.
Tickets $1–20 by donation/sliding scale.
European, Aug 1
Coast Salish, Aug 2
African, Aug 3
Chinese Aug 4
Japanese, Aug 5
Tickets available at: w2longtables.eventbrite.com/
Vancouver’s street soccer teams are practicing hard and excitedly gearing up to compete in this year’s Homeless World Cup in Paris, France and we need your help to get them there!!!
Come meet the first and only homeless women’s team in Canada or chat with last years Team Canada players about their trip to the Homeless World Cup in Brazil
Mayhem and fun will include: