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CACV Eco- Arts Dragon in Chinese New Year Parade 2012 as part of the DTES Artist in the Street program in Vancouver

January 29, 2012 1 comment

CACV Eco- Arts Dragon in Chinese New Year Parade 2012 as part of the DTES Artist in the Street program produced by Vancouver Moving Theatre and DTES Heart of the City Festival with the Community Arts Council of Vancouver (CACV)

Mary Bennett of CACV writes

ECO-ARTS DRAGON IN CHINATOWN PARADE

A parade celebrating the year of the water dragon at the end of January. What would you expect for weather? RAIN. So the idea occurred to us to make a dragon out of black (the colour related to water in Chinese system) umbrellas and each person would carry one part. Our intern from Spain, Elena, and friend of Mary (and CACV) alternated being the head of the dragon. Anna, Tashannah and Catherine all carried dragon parts that they had made. As well Karenza T. Wall did a session with kids at Oppenheimer park to make two umbrellas with help from Elena and Francis and the Oppenheimer staff.

Thank you to the Umbrella Shop who donated two very large umbrellas that became our “banner” for the parade. And will be at many more events!

Artists in the Streets, a CACV program coordinated by Terry Hunter of Vancouver Moving Theatre, booked Brad Muirhead and the Carnegie Street Band and once again Lily and her Mom arrived in costume and on stilts.

Jessica and Donna – and hundreds of others – took photos.

Bruce Voyce, our Eco-Arts Salon presenter for February showed up with some friends in dragon costumes made from water bottles, too.

For more information on the process of dragon creation, go to http://communityarts.ning.com and search “dragon”.

Thank you to all who participated, cheered, waved  or are just now enjoying these fabulous photos from Richard.

See you all next year for Snake creations.


The Carnegie Street Band in the Chinese New Year Parade 2012 as part of the DTES Artist in the Street program

January 29, 2012 Leave a comment

The Carnegie Street Band provided lively music during the Chinese New Year Parade 2012 as part of the DTES Artist in the Street program produced by Vancouver Moving Theatre and DTES Heart of the City Festival with the Community Arts Council of Vancouver (CACV)

Mary Bennett of CACV writes:

The Carnegie Street Band provided the fuel that kept the CACV Eco Arts Umbrella Dragon moving along the 1.2 km route of the parade.  Not just moving: hopping; dancing; swerving and entertaining kids and adults alike!

Thanks, Brad, Philip, Robin and many more!  You were all fabulous!

 

 

 

 

AHA MEDIA is very proud to be invited to the LG Mobile Phone Roundtable & $5,000 Charity Challenge in Vancouver on Thursday November 26, 2009!

November 19, 2009 Leave a comment

AHA MEDIA  is delighted to be invited by LG Canada to have a sneak peek at some of the newest LG phones! AHA MEDIA has always had a great interest in mobile technology and how it can help make lives better!

AHA MEDIA will be participating in the LG Mobile Phone Roundtable &  $5,000 Charity Challenge on Thursday November 26, 2009 and remembers back in April 2009, April Smith and Peter Davies competed in the LG Canadian Texting Championships and Media Charity Challenge! :) http://tinyurl.com/c8kngu

If AHA MEDIA wins the $5,000 Charity Challenge,  we will donate our  cheque to CACV  - Community Arts Council of Vancouver

http://www.cacv.ca

The Community Arts Council of Vancouver was the first arts council in North America.

Since its beginning in 1946, the Community Arts Council of Vancouver has been a contributor to shaping the cultural life of Vancouver. The Council has been a powerful force in creating and advocating for many of the institutions, traditions and policies in Vancouver that we benefit from today.

For more than 60 years, CACV has been contributing to the cultural and community development of Vancouver by creating art projects that engage the community and facilitating, supporting, and advocating for initiatives, facilities, and programs that increase community participation in the arts. Our interests are to increase understanding of how the arts create community, grow our appreciation of our cultural differences, and engage the community in the art of developing community.

In the next few years we will attract and engage community leaders and the people who have the ability to provide the resources and collaborate with them in determining the critical initiatives that will accelerate the cultural and community development of our city.

Our biggest priority and greatest opportunity is our Downtown Eastside community which is rich in history and cultures and the neighbourhood with the largest population of artists per capita in British Columbia.

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From LG ‘s letter to AHA MEDIA:

With lots of new gadgets coming out for the holidays, LG wanted to invite you to join your fellow media and bloggers at a reception designed to give you a first-hand look at the newest in innovation for mobile phones from LG. Come and try out the LG New Chocolate, which was recently announced at LG Fashion Week and the LG Eve, which made its Canadian debut this week.  In addition, there will also be a sneak peek of a yet-to-be released phone, launching later this month.

Below is a photo of LG New Chocolate

Below is a picture of LG Eve

Following the session, we’ll invite you to participate in a friendly competition with an opportunity to win $5,000 for a charity of your choice. If you want to participate, there will be a series of fun challenges that will require you to use each of the phone’s features. Don’t forget to have your Facebook and Twitter accounts set-up!

Complimentary food and beverages will be served throughout the evening, so come and join us for a drink!

Who: You (and a friend if you like!)
What: LG Mobile Phone Roundtable & Charity Challenge
Where: Goldfish Pacific Kitchen

1118 Mainland Street

Vancouver
When:  Thursday, November 26
th, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

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