Archive

Archive for the ‘Downtown’ Category

Shabusen Restaurant on Burrard St in Vancouver

November 22, 2011 Leave a comment

Peter Davies of AHA MEDIA says of Shabusen on Burrard St in Vancouver

We had the privilege to eat at a very unique restaurant today in Downtown Vancouver. ShabuSen, a Korean BBQ and “All you can eat Sushi” restaurant sits in a fairly easy to find location and the food and the experience were excellent!  We arrived at 1pm, were immediately seated, and were able to browse the easy to read menu while drinking delicious Jasmine tea. We ordered and our food came quickly. Bowls of raw beef, pork, and chicken (to cook over the BBQ that was in the middle of the table), plates of Gyoza (or dumplings), salmon and tuna sashimi, and California rolls, made up our delicious lunch. We enjoyed grilling pieces of beef, pork, and chicken over the BBQ with big metal tongs so that our chopsticks would not get contaminated. The pork was spiced with chili and quite spicy, the beef was tender and delicious, and the chicken was moist and tender.

I recommend Shabusen as it is a great place to eat and I would most certainly return when I find the time.

April Smith is very proud to have her Remembrance Day video from Victory Square in Vancouver be part of this week’s BBC Your World News TV program !

November 14, 2009 1 comment

April Smith is very proud to have a video clip of Remembrance Day from Victory Square be part of this week’s BBC Your World News TV Program!

 

It is such an honor to have April’s mobile cameraphone video from Vancouver be included with a traditional news broadcast in London, England!

———————————————————————————————————————-

Anna Adams of BBC News mentions April Smith’s name and Remembrance Day video from Vancouver which runs from 0:50 – 1:03 in the video link below :)

 

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/in_depth/8359 388.stm


Below is a photo of Anna Adams of BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk

Anna Adams of BBC News


——————————————————————————————————————

Below is a tweet from Twitter:


RT @BBC_HaveYourSay This week’s Your World News with @AnnaAdamsBBC http://bit.ly/193rzJ – Thanks to @AprilFilms who helped out

 

——————————————————————————————————-
Below is the letter from Silvia Costeloe of BBC to April Smith
Remembrance Day‏
From: Silvia Costeloe
Sent: November 12, 2009 1:03:32 PM
To: April Smith

Hi April

I saw your video on Youtube of Remembrance Day in Vancouver and I was wondering if you’d mind us using it for Your World News, which is a BBC World short programme that goes out tomorrow. I’m putting together a small package on Remembrance Day and was wondering if you’d mind. We’d credit your name.

Also just to double check, you did take them yourself?

And lastly, if Remembrance has a special meaning to you, please email me a phone number and I’ll try and talk to you if you’re happy for me to.

Thanks a lot,

Silvia

Silvia Costeloe
Broadcast Journalist
BBC News, UGC Hub
http://www.bbc.co.uk

——————————————————————————————————-

Many thanks to Silvia Costeloe and Anna Adams of BBC News! :)

Al Tkatch of AHA MEDIA speaks on Errol Flynn’s 50th Anniversary of Death where Errol Flynn passed away in the West End of Vancouver, B.C., Canada on Oct 14, 1959

October 13, 2009 1 comment

In the following photos Al Tkatch stand in front of 1310 Burnaby Street in the West End of Vancouver where Errol Flynn passed away on October 14, 1959, 50 years ago!

Al and 50th anniversary of Errol Flynn's death in building in Vancouver

Al and 50th anniversary of Errol Flynn's death in building in Vancouver 2

In the next 2 videos, Al Tkatch of AHA MEDIA speaks on Errol Flynn’s 50th Anniversary of Death where Errol Flynn passed away in the West End of Vancouver, B.C., Canada on Oct 14, 1959.

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

————————————————————————————————————–

Errol Flynn was visiting Vancouver in the hopes of selling his sailboat – The Zaca

Below is a photo of Al Tkatch’s collection of Errol Flynn’s movies and books

Al and his Errol Flynn VDs

With thanks to http://www.warriorfilmmakers.com/errolflynn/flynn/index.html

AHA MEDIA is very pleased to introduce our newest member of our team – Alain Assailly

September 14, 2009 Leave a comment

AHA MEDIA is very pleased to introduce our newest member of our team – Alain Assailly !  :)

Alain Closeup

Free lance journalist and independant photographer, Alain Assailly has been living in Vancouver since May 2008.

He frequently contributes to The/La Source multicultural newspaper (www.thelasource.com).

He has also written articles in the frenchspeaking newspaper « L’Express du Pacifique » (www.lexpress.org).

 In France, from 1991 to 1993, he attended the film school ESRA (« Ecole Supérieure de Réalisation Audiovisuelle »). There he learned techniques in photography, video and cinema production. Then, after passing a French Law degree (to learn about copyright in France), he got a Master in Corporate Communication in 1999 (equivalent to the Canadian Bachelor of Arts degree).

 After his studies, he occupied different positions in France : Advertising Manager (including events organization), Webmaster assistant, Sales Representative, Account and Staff Manager (in the cleaning industry).

 Alain has decided to start a new and fresh life in Canada, where he immigrated to in 2008. After working in a fast food restaurant as a Counter Attendant in North Vancouver, he now strives to challenge himself. He aims to specialize in the production of documentaries and wants to support the development of the upcoming W2 Community Media Arts Centre in Vancouver (www.creativetechnology.org).

 He’s still a member of the France-Canada Organization based in Paris, in France (www.france-canada.info). This organization deals with the social and cultural exchanges between the two countries.

 In 2006, Alain was keen to discover the North American way of life and to improve his English. So, Alain stayed in Canada for one year from 2006 to 2007 with a Working Holiday Visa. He worked in Toronto as a Sales Assistant in a Fine Food Store. Then, he moved in Montreal where he set up his own business : a seasonal store to sell ice cream and candies. He stopped this temporary business when his visa was expired. His Canadian adventure was just about to begin!

—————————————————————————————————-

Below is a photo of April Smith welcoming Alain Assailly to the AHA MEDIA team! :)

April with Alain 1

 

 

 

Peter Davies of AHA MEDIA working at his other job at One Stop Shop Cards and Games in Vancouver

September 9, 2009 Leave a comment

Below are photos of Peter Davies and the game War Machine at One Stop Shop Cards and Games in Tinseltown Mall

http://www.onestopshopcardsandgames.com

Warmachine 1

Warmachine 2

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 67 other followers