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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/

AHA MEDIA attends Rockafellas’ music event at 14th Avenue Pub in Mission, BC on November 13, 2009

November 16, 2009 Leave a comment

Rockafellas at 14th Avenue Pub

Rockafellas -http://www.rockafellasduo.wordpress.com

In this video, Al Tkatch of Rockafellas play “Walk of Life” at 14th Avenue Pub in Misson Nov 13 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 @AprilFilms on Twitter or Facebook.com/AprilFilms

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In this video, Rockafellas ( Sean Michaels and Al Tkatch) play “Fast As You” at 14th Avenue Pub in Misson Nov 13 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 @AprilFilms on Twitter or Facebook.com/AprilFilms

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In this video, Rockafellas ( Sean Michaels and Al Tkatch) play “Pride and Joy” at 14th Avenue Pub in Misson Nov 13 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 @AprilFilms on Twitter or Facebook.com/AprilFilms

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In this video, Rockafellas ( Sean Michaels and Al Tkatch) play “New Orleans” at 14th Avenue Pub in Misson Nov 13 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 @AprilFilms on Twitter or Facebook.com/AprilFilms

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In this video, Rockafellas ( Sean Michaels and Al Tkatch) play “Sharp Dressed Man” at 14th Avenue Pub in Misson Nov 13 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 @AprilFilms on Twitter or Facebook.com/AprilFilms

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In this video, Rockafellas ( Sean Michaels and Al Tkatch) play “Walk the Line” at 14th Avenue Pub in Misson Nov 13 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 @AprilFilms on Twitter or Facebook.com/AprilFilms

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In this video, Rockafellas ( Sean Michaels and Al Tkatch) play “Jumping Jack Flash” at 14th Avenue Pub in Misson Nov 13 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 @AprilFilms on Twitter or Facebook.com/AprilFilms

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In this video, Rockafellas ( Sean Michaels and Al Tkatch) play “Every Rose has its thorn” at 14th Avenue Pub in Misson Nov 13 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 @AprilFilms on Twitter or Facebook.com/AprilFilms

AHA MEDIA attended Rockafellas’ Hallowe’en event at Paddlewheeler Pub in New Westminster, B.C.

November 2, 2009 2 comments

AHA MEDIA attended Rockafellas’ Hallowe’en event at Paddlewheeler Pub in New Westminster, B.C.

Rockafellas – http://www.RockafellasDuo.wordpress.com

Paddlewheeler Pub in New Westminster http://www.paddlewheeler.com

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Below are photos of the Rockafellas in their Hallowe’en Costumes!

Sean Michaels dressed up as Country Singer Tim McGraw and Al Tkatch dressed up as  Hard Rock Lead Guitarist Angus Young from AC/DC

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1A Sean Michaels and Al Tkatch dressed in ACDC shorts

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Below is a photo and video of  Rockafellas ( Sean Michaels and Al Tkatch) playing Spirit In The Sky at PaddleWheeler Pub in New Westminster, B.C., Canada on Hallowe’en, 2009

2 Dancing to Rockafellas

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 @AprilFilms on Twitter or Facebook.com/AprilFilms

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Below is a photo and video of Rockafellas ( Sean Michaels and Al Tkatch) playing I Saw Her Standing There at PaddleWheeler Pub in New Westminster, B.C., Canada on Hallowe’en, 2009

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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 @AprilFilms on Twitter or Facebook.com/AprilFilms

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Below is a photo and video of Rockafellas ( Sean Michaels and Al Tkatch) playing Wooly Bully at PaddleWheeler Pub in New Westminster, B.C., Canada on Hallowe’en, 2009

4 Couples dancing to Rockafella

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 @AprilFilms on Twitter or Facebook.com/AprilFilms

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Below is a photo of Dean Nakamura, Manager of Paddlewheeler pub with the winner of the  Hallowe’en Costume Contest – COOKIE MONSTER!! Prize was Vancouver Canucks Hockey Tickets! :)

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Below is a photo of Dean Nakamura, Manager of Paddlewheeler pub with the winner of the  Couples’ Hallowe’en Costume Contest

Prize was Vancouver Giants Hockey Tickets! :)

8 Couples in Costumes

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Below is a photo of Dean Nakamura, Manager of Paddlewheeler Pub with the winner of the  Staff Hallowe’en Costume Contest

Prize was Vancouver Canucks Tickets AND being paid to go watch the Canucks!!  :) Dean Nakamura is a Great Manager! :)

9 Nightmare Bartender is the Winner

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Below are photos of the “Extra Special” Surprise part of the Ultimate Vancouver Canucks’ Fan Costume of Dean Nakamura, Manager of Paddlewheeler Pub !!  See the Pink Bow and the Ten Dollar Bill Tips tucked in for Good Luck? :)

Dean is the Ultimate Vancouver Canucks Fan – willing to go the extra mile on Hallowe’en! :)

5 Dean - Manager of Paddlewheeler Pub

6 Close Up of Dean's costume

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Below is a photo of April Smith of AHA MEDIA together with Al Tkatch of AHA MEDIA and Rockafellas dressed in AC/DC Costumes for Hallowe’en at the Paddlewheeler Pub in New Westminster, B.C.

11 April Smith with Al Tkatch dressed up as Angus Young

AHA MEDIA at the Opening of the Vancouver City Centre – Canada Line Station

August 18, 2009 Leave a comment

AHA MEDIA was very pleased to attend the Opening of the Vancouver City Centre – Canada Line Station located at Georgia and Granville Streets.

Lineups stretched around the block and the wait time for the Free Skytrain ride to Richmond were more than 2 1/2 hours!!

4 Vancouver Centre Opening of new Canada Line

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8 Vancouver Centre Opening of new Canada Line

In this video, Today, August 17, 2009 is a historical day! The Canada Line is open to the public and goes between Vancouver and Richmond

The line makes Vancouver the only city in Canada to provide a high speed link between its airport and downtown core

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 @AprilFilms on Twitter.

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Please see my Livestream video of the Opening.. using Qik software on a HTC Titan or PPC 6800 cameraphone

http://www.qik.com/video/2568893

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Please look at our Flickr for 16  photos of the Opening of the Vancouver City Centre – Canada Line Station

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ahamedia/sets/72157621952915769/

April Smith of AHA MEDIA went to the City of Victoria on Vancouver Island to do new + social media animation and production which help bring our Province of B.C.’s Old Capital City into a New era of social media savyness!!

June 23, 2009 Leave a comment

April Smith of AHA MEDIA went to the City of Victoria on Vancouver Island to do new + social media animation and production and help bring our Province of B.C.’s Old Capital City into a New era of social media savyness!

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My Social Media trip to Victoria was made possible by the honored invitation of my mentor Lorraine Murphy of http://www.raincoastermedia.com ( for thinking of me to accompany her in the first place :>)

A much heartfelt thank you to the following for sponsoring such a wonderful trip to Victoria! :)

Sherry Baumgardner, Director of Marketing for Coast Hotels & Resorts

Danny Dang, Electronic Distribution for Coast Hotels & Resorts

Coast Hotels http://www.coasthotels.com

BC Ferries http://www.bcferries.com

Royal BC Museum http://www.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca

Sea Cider Farm & Cider House http://www.seacider.ca

Spinnakers BrewPub and Guest Houses http://www.spinnakers.com

Tartan Group http://www.tartanpr.com

Tourism Victoria http://www.tourismvictoria.com

 

Photos and Video to come – Please stay tuned :)

In the meantime, one can always looks at my Live Twitter feed of my time in Victoria :)

http://www.twitter.com/AprilFilms <– it will be in reverse chronological order  I tweeted 263 times about the amazing  people and attractions of Victoria while on my 2 day trip :) I like providing a live feel experience in my twitter updates for all my followers.

 You can also do a search function on Twitter using my name @AprilFilms and the hashtag #NewVictoria

When I have more time, perhaps I will post the live twitter feed from my twitter stream in chronlogical order, so that everyone can see what I experienced in beautiful Victoria :)

W2 info night on June 4, 2009 at Flack Block in Vancouver Downtown Eastside ( DTES )

June 6, 2009 Leave a comment

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Interested in W2 and the community? Want to get involved to make a positive and lasting change?

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Come to the W2 info night, held on Thursday, June 4th at 7PM. This is an free and informal event open to everyone. Food and drinks will be served.

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Thursday night is a community meeting for our supporters. We will be doing Info Sessions every week on key subjects, but this meeting is aimed at updating our active community on challenges we are having with City negotiations, as well as recruiting more volunteers.

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The W2 Info Night will be held in W2′s new offices at the Flack Block building at 163 West Hastings from 7-10PM on June 4th.

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A W2 staff member will be waiting out front of the building to let guests inside.

Future topics include Social Enterprise Incubator program

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W2 Youth Media Arts Lab apprenticeship program recruitment

 Intro to our tv/radio programs

 Youth program

 Disability arts program

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W2 Community Media Arts http://www.creativetechnology.org

To see 68 photos, please see our Flickr

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ahamedia/sets/72157619314534906/

AHA MEDIA films Vancouver Critical Mass Bike Riders on Robson and Burrard Streets

June 2, 2009 Leave a comment

As our urban environment screams for a reduction in pollution, Critical Mass movements around the world lead the way. This event, typically held on the last Friday of every month is where bicyclists and other self-propelled commuters take to the streets en masse.

Critical Mass is a grassroots reclamation of public space — a bike ride and skate — held the last Friday of every month. Bicycles, skateboards, rollerskates, self propelled couches, and any other form of human powered locomotion are all welcomed!

Although this event did not originate as a protest movement many cyclists have adopted this event to ‘reclaim’ the streets and reflect the urgency for environmental care and change.

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In this video, the first wave of Critical Mass Bike Riders become the traffic on Robson St in Vancouver much to the surprise of pedestrians and car drivers.

A Vancouver Police officer rides along with the cyclists and comments about Critical Mass occuring on the last friday of the month

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 @AprilFilms on Twitter.

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In this video, the second wave of Critical Mass Bike Riders become the traffic on Burrard St much to the chagrin of some irate Car drivers!!

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 @AprilFilms on Twitter.

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