Beautiful Lucky Year of the Horse!
On June 22, 2006, on behalf of the Government of Canada, the Prime Minister apologized in the House of Commons for the implementation of the Chinese Head Tax. As part of the apology and redress the Conservatist government decided to compensate the surviving Head Tax payers and surviving spouse of Head Tax payers only.
The objectives of the Head Tax Families Society of Canada are:
1. to seek a just and honourable redress for all families affected by the Chinese Head Tax and the exclusionary Chinese Immigration Acts,
2. to educate Canadians on the contributions of Chinese pioneers, and
3. to promote racial harmony amongst all Canadians
The Head Tax Families Society of Canada believes an inclusive redress begins with the Three Manifests:
1. The Government of Canada will recognize and acknowledge redress is incomplete;
2. The Government of Canada will commit to good faith negotiations with Head Tax families currently excluded from the June 22, 2006 announcement and who are seeking direct redress; and
3. The Government of Canada will act in the spirit of one certificate, one claim
Jane’s Tea House in Chinatown will be hosting a photographer’s meetup for photographers of Chinatown!
- 19:00 until 21:00
This event will feature Chinatown photographers showcasing and talking about their photographs and will have time for a model photoshoot.
If you have taken photographs of Chinatown and would like to share them with fellow Chinatown photographers, feel free to join in! If you are just interested to see some of the photographs of Chinatown, please also come on down! It’ll be a great time and hope you can come out!
Fee: $5 – to cover tea
If you would like to present your photographs, I recommend the following guidelines:
0) Recommend bringing photos in JPG format on a USB stick. Have a backup SD card maybe just in case! Prints are also fine to share
1) Prepare to tell us who you are, what you do and why you photograph Chinatown.
2) Prepare a few photographs to share and perhaps talk about them. Depending on amount of people and time, recommend sharing up to 10-15 photographs.
3) No stealing of other’s photos please! Bring and take home your own work!
4) This will not be an open critique session (although you can discuss critiques in private with the photographer). We are here to share our passion for Chinatown and it’s people!
ACUPUNCTURE, PAPER CUTTING, INTRODUCTION TO THE ER HU for 9th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival in Vancouver on Sunday October 28, 2012
ACUPUNCTURE, PAPER CUTTING, INTRODUCTION TO THE ER HU
Sunday October 28, 3:15pm – 4:15pm
Chinese Cultural Centre, 50 E. Pender
The Chinese Cultural Centre presents three workshops to introduce you to Chinese culture. In the Multipurpose Hall there is an Introduction to Acupuncture – what is it like? What are the benefits? Also in the Hall, you can attend an Introduction to the craft of Paper Cutting. Both workshops are in English and Cantonese, with Mandarin translation. At the same time, in the Dance room of the Centre, you can attend an Introduction to a Chinese musical instrument, the er hu, known as the ‘Chinese violin’. This versatile instrument is used in both traditional and contemporary music arrangements. Beginners, adults, children; everyone is welcome. In English and Mandarin with Cantonese translation. Free
This event was on Day 5 of the 12 Days of the Heart of the City Festival. Please check the website for more events!
The 9th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival
Wednesday 24 October to Sunday 4 November, 2012
Over 120 events at over 25 venues throughout the Downtown Eastside
On page 13 of the Festival Program guide, there is a writeup on AHA MEDIA
The Festival is thrilled to partner with the DTES’s AHA Media to provide social media coverage (video/photos/blog) of the Heart of the City Festival. AHA Media gives voice to our local community and provides services for individuals and organizations to share their news and special events on a broader scale through social media. Founded in 2008 by local artists April Smith, Hendrik Beune, and Al Tkatch, AHA Media previously collaborated with Fearless City Media and has an ongoing working relationship with W2Community Media Arts and various other organizations and individuals in the DTES community. The members of AHA Media describe themselves as “definitely not mainstream media”. Based in Vancouver’s DTES, their style is described as non-invasive and unassuming.
Say Hello to AHA Media as they visit the Festival events. They will be happy to chat with you. Stay connected to the festival with AHA’s links – see photos/videos of the festival events you attended; take in a festival event you missed; or follow one festival event while you are attending another!
Follow AHA MEDIA on Twitter, Facebook, Youtube and Flickr!
AHA MEDIA Facebook http://www.facebook.com/AHAMEDIA
AHA Media YouTube Channel http://www.youtube.com/AHAFilm
AHA Media Flickr Photos http://www.flickr.com/photos/AHAMEDIA/sets