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AHA MEDIA is very proud to help provide social media coverage of the 11th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival 2014 in Vancouver

October 25, 2014 Leave a comment

AHA MEDIA is very proud to help provide social media coverage of the 10th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival in Vancouver from Wednesday October 29 to Sunday November 9, 2013

See AHA MEDIA’s coverage of last year’s Heart of the City Festival 2013 in reverse chronological order.

Below is Peter Davies of AHA MEDIA proudly holding the Brand New Heart of the City Festival 2014 Festival Program guide

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Below is Garvin Snider and Clyde Wright of AHA MEDIA proudly holding the Brand New Heart of the City Festival 2014 Festival Program guide

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Below is Garvin Snider of AHA MEDIA thanking people for supporting the Heart of the City Festival 2014

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Welcome to the 11th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival

 

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 29 to SUNDAY NOVEMBER 9, 2014

Over 90 events at over 25 venues throughout the Downtown Eastside

Sean-Gunn3What an amazing decade it has been since the founding of the festival in 2004. With our 11th annual festival we are honoured to begin our second decade working with and for the Downtown Eastside.

To celebrate and launch this second decade, our 2014 festival theme is ‘Keeping the home fires burning.’  As we prepare to meet the challenges and opportunities of the coming decade, we are inspired by Downtown Eastside residents and artists who carry the flame of our community: they warm our hearts, shed light on pressing concerns, illuminate stories old and new, fire our imaginations, and keep the torch burning for future generations.

The upcoming 2014 Festival features a feast of twelve days of music, stories, songs, poetry, cultural celebrations, films, theatre, dance, processions, spoken word, forums, workshops, discussions, gallery exhibits, mixed media, history walks and an array of artists.

A special festival highlight is the Theatre in the Raw production of The Raymur Mothers, an original musical from Bill Sample and former Vancouver Sun reporter  Bob Sarti directed by Jay Hamburger. Featuring thirteen original and rousing songs, The Raymur Mothers brings to life the inspiring story of single moms living down on Campbell Avenue at the Stamps Place (Raymur) Public Housing Project.  In 1971 they took action on the train tracks, fighting for a pedestrian overpass to get their children safely to Admiral Seymour Elementary School.

Other 2014 highlights include festival favorites and festival surprises: Carnegie Jazz Band, Barrio Flamenco, Sawagi Taiko, Dovbush Dancers, Keepers of the Flame: A Celebration of Poetry, and much more to be announced.

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Visit the Heart of the City Festival website

http://www.heartofthecityfestival.com

On page 45 of the Festival Program guide, there is a writeup on AHA MEDIA

AHA MEDIA for Heart of the City Festival 2014

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 Twitter   @AHAMEDIA  @AprilFilms  

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

 

 

Inner City Economic Strategy event at W2 Media Cafe in Vancouver

September 22, 2012 Leave a comment

The Inner City Economic Strategy seeks to bring together the residents of the community, with other residents, businesses, service providers and all levels government. The City of Vancouver is committed to working with the community to create a comprehensive economic strategy which seeks to empower the residents of the Downtown Eastside. Unique populations have to be considered, women, Aboriginal, youth, immigrant and the aging population. This event is open to everybody who wants to contribute to taking

ownership over this strategy.

We know we have to collectively develop an ongoing strategy with projects that have real positive outcomes for the residents of the Downtown Eastside and inner-city neighbourhoods.

How do we build a sustainable community which enhances the local economy? What type of education, training and employment strategies do we envision? What mix of businesses can we collectively advocate for? How do we get a City of Vancouver procurement policy that supports our collective goals? What opportunities already exist that need nurturing and advancement? Who is already doing this work? How can you get active with social media for your own project, cause or business? Participate, learn tips!

Presenters from local businesses and interested groups. Lunch and organic will be provided.

Display tables showcasing efforts for inclusive economic development will be featured in the Woodward’s Atrium including Crosstown Pet, ALIVE, W2, Thru Haida EyesChindi Nation and many others.

We welcome others to this inclusive event!

Opening Remarks by Irwin Oostindie of W2, Hendrik Hoekma of DTES Education Enhancement Society and Bob Laurie of Vancouver Board of Trade

Panel Speakers included Brian Postlewait of Mission Possible,  Marcia Nozick of Embers  Wes Regan of Hastings Crossing BIA

DTES Business Start UP presenters by Hendrik Beune of Crosstown Pet, Marilyn McKee of Thru Haida Eyes and Karenza Wall of Chindi Nation

Scott Clark of ALIVE inspired us with his rousing speech of economic development strategies

 

AHA MEDIA’s own interview during Hope In Shadows 2012 event made it onto Global TV BC – Vancouver news

June 5, 2012 Leave a comment

While April Smith of AHA MEDIA was interviewing Clyde Wright and Holly Boyd of AHA MEDIA for having Camera #1 of Hope In Shadows 2012 event, the cameraman for Global TV captured a happy “AHA”  moment for Global TV BC news video.

AHA MEDIA is featured during 0:43-0:49 of the Global TV BC video.

Below are screen shots from the video

April Smith of AHA MEDIA smiling during her interview with Clyde Wright and Holly Boyd of  AHA MEDIA at Hope in Shadows 2012 event

April Smith, Clyde Wright and Holly Boyd of AHA MEDIA smiling during interview at Hope In Shadows event

Clyde Wright and Holly Boyd of AHA MEDIA smiling during interview at Hope In Shadows 2012 event

10th Annual Hope In Shadows camera give away for photography contest and calendar in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

June 3, 2012 Leave a comment

Hendrik Beune, Clyde Wright and Holly Boyd of AHA MEDIA are excited to be in the 10th Annual Hope In Shadows photography contest and calendar coordinated by Pivot Legal Society inVancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

AHA MEDIA at Gentrification meeting of Vancouver Downtown Eastside hosted by CCAP – Carnegie Community Action Project

November 20, 2010 3 comments

75 + people attended the Gentrification meeting of the Vancouver Downtown Eastside at Carnegie Centre hosted by CCAP – Carnegie Community Action Project

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AHA MEDIA is very proud to celebrate its Second Birthday and Second Year Anniversary online on Thursdayday November 11, 2010

November 11, 2010 Leave a comment

Dear friends, family and fans of AHA MEDIA

We are very happy to share with you that AHA MEDIA online has turned 2 years! This joyous occasion is to be celebrated with some cake and champagne, so please enjoy with us!

We’ve had a full and very enriching year learning, growing, working, collaborating and being part of something greater in Vancouver and Downtown Eastside!

When AHA MEDIA works as  Fearless City Mobile project participants from W2 Community Media Arts Centre, we peer train others in our Downtown Eastside (DTES) neighbourhood on media literacy and help bridge the digital divide in the Vancouver Downtown Eastside, most recently through our DTES CAMP

AHA MEDIA is very proud and honored to be in the documentary film With Glowing Hearts

We are  proud to continue to grow everyday and help document/report  from social justice issues , community festivals and  social media events!

AHA MEDIA enjoys providing an independent and alternative perspective to general main stream media views. Through our new media devices and cameraphones, we hope to be a news resource for everyone who is interested in us.

We appreciate everyone and all the times we were able to help in providing our services!

We look forward to another great year with you!

Thanks very much! :)

Some of AHA MEDIA’s memorable photo moments of the year

DTES Camp at W2 Storyeum for 7th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival in Vancouver on Sunday Nov 7 2010

November 7, 2010 1 comment

UnConference
DTES Camp
Sunday November 7, 11am-3pm
W2 Storyeum, 151 W. Cordova

A mini-unconference and social media workshop that provides multi-sector learning and collaborative solutions for our DTES neighbourhood. An unconference is a facilitated, participant-driven conference centred on open themes that emerge from the participants. Today’s event will feature film screenings, speakers and open space for DTES residents, activists, business owners, artists, and urban planners. Get inspired and work face-to-face on local cultural, housing, environment, economic and justice solutions. Follows this weekend’s Media Democracy Day program at VPL and W2. Presented by W2 and Heart of the City Festival, includes lunch (by donation). Info: www.creativetechnology.org/events/dtes-camp. Free

AHA MEDIA is very proud to help provide social media coverage of the 7th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival in Vancouver from Pre festival events starting Wed Oct 20, 2010 through to the Main Festival during Wed Oct 27 – Sun Nov 7, 2010

http://www.heartofthecityfestival.com

AHA MEDIA is about exploring mobile media production through New Media cameras. For a better quality version of  video or for additional footage, please DM April Smith @AprilFilms on Twitter or Facebook.com/AprilFilms

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