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AHA MEDIA is very proud to help announce Social Dinner at Foo’s Ho Ho Restaurant at 6pm on Friday Mar 19, 2010 in Chinatown, Vancouver

March 10, 2010 Leave a comment

AHA MEDIA is very proud to help announce Social Dinner at Foo’s Ho Ho Restaurant at 6pm on Friday Mar 19, 2010 in Chinatown, Vancouver

Come join the “Friends of Foo’s Ho Ho” as we gather to reminisce about cherished memories and past meals at FOO’s HO HO RESTAURANT.

Share your stories and help us celebrate the historical significance of FOO’S HO HO in our lives and community.

The charismatic Gary Lee will MC this event so please RSVP and bring your family and friends to join us.


RSVP to or call 604 395-4274 by March 18, 2010

Menu includes:

House Soup
Deep Fried Chicken Wings
House Egg Fu-Yung
Curried Beef and Potato
Steam Fish with ToFu and Black Beans
Sauteed Chicken and Peppers with Black Bean Sauce
Sauteed Beef with Green Beans
Steamed Salted Egg and Minced Pork
Sauteed Mixed Veggies
Steamed Rice

Come join our Facebook event page Social Dinner at Foo’s Ho Ho Restaurant !

Please help Megaphone’s Joyful Voices Fundraising Campaign

November 18, 2009 1 comment



With your help, Megaphone can make this Christmas one of Joyful Voices for our vendors and community. Megaphone gives homeless and low-income people a chance to be heard, whether it’s by being a vendor, writing an article or having their issues covered in a story. For many, it’s an opportunity they’ve never had before.

“I really had no outlet until I started selling the paper,” says Megaphone vendor Danny Maloney. “It gave me the chance to interact and socialize with people and turn my life around.”

Our vendors take pride in selling Megaphone to their customers. When you buy a copy of the magazine from one of them, you are telling them that their voice matters. But in order for Megaphone to continue to give a voice to the voiceless, we need your support.

This Christmas season, Megaphone needs to raise $5,000 so we can keep working to empower homeless and low-income people, and make sure the rest of the city hears what they have to say. We need your donation.


Your donation helps pay for:

  • Vendor materials: T-shirts, ID badges, hats and bags
  • Printing and publishing costs
  • Office Supplies
  • Vendor Training

Please donate online or fill out this donation form and send a cheque to:

Megaphone Magazine
#611, 142-757 W. Hastings
Vancouver, BC
V6C 1A1

Please help Megaphone make this a season of Joyful Voices for all.

Thank you for your support,

Sean Condon
Megaphone Magazine

AHA MEDIA presents Justice Rocks – fusing pop culture and social change at Strathcona Park, Saturday August 29, 2009

August 14, 2009 Leave a comment

Justice Rocks – fusing pop culture and social change

Strathcona Park, Saturday August 29, 2009
Time: 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.


On-site skate demos, silk screening and of course some of the hottest music on the scene… Featuring Jess Hill, Cris Derksen, BMP (Rup Sidhu, Nadia Chaney, Tarun Nayer), The Living Room, The Beauties, Greenbelt Collective, The Heard and more…



AHA MEDIA is pleased to meet The Chinese Library Services Association at Chinatown Night Market in Vancouver

August 10, 2009 Leave a comment

AHA MEDIA was very pleased to meet Ronald and Lee of The Chinese Community Library Services Association on Saturday August 8,2009 at Chinatown Night Market in Vancouver.

AHA MEDIA in Chinese 1

The Chinese Community Library Services Association is located at 591 East Pender Street. (604) 254 2107 Email:


Below is a video of Ronald, Manager of the Chinese Community Library writing out AHA MEDIA’s name into beautiful Chinese Characters using a Caligraphy Brush.

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.

Photo of AHA MEDIA in Chinese Characters 1A

AHA MEDIA in Chinese 2

Every Saturday, during the Chinatown Night Market, one can visit The Chinese Community Library Services Association Booth and get your name written into Chinese Characters by Ronald and his Caligraphy brush for a small donation.

Help Support our local Chinese Community Library in Chinatown :)


AHA MEDIA and W2 Community Media Art Society are proud to present Tragic Magic featuring Silas Howard and Heather Ács + Vancouver DJs: Dance Mix Ninety-Six, Ugly, OCDJ, Women&Song – Sunday, August 2, 10pm-4am, $5.

August 2, 2009 Leave a comment


featuring Silas Howard and Heather Ács

+ Vancouver DJs: Dance Mix Ninety-Six, Ugly, OCDJ, Women&Song

W2 Flack Block Gallery

click here for W2 website event listing and flyer

157 W Hastings @ Cambie

Sunday, August 2, 10pm-4am, $5.

Silas Howard of Tribe 8 and New York City downtown performance artist Heather Ács present an evening of new solo works, traversing through a multi-media world of string theory, social trespassing & loopholes in the American dream. Through ruminations on desire, shame, and loss these two escape artists invite us into a non-linear landscape scattered with fragmented mothers, renegade chickens, tranny jazzmen, and the mysterious figure of Mr. Hollywood in order to ask what is the price of letting go, selling out, or rewriting the script? 

“Tragic Magic was so good it hurt…Thank Goodness I brought moist towelettes!” Justin Bond 

Heather Ács’ piece “what the brain forgets and the heart denies, the body remembers…” explores illness, death, grieving and loss refracted through working class Appalachian and Mexican cultural imagery, creating a nonlinear world layered with movement, gesture, storytelling, soundscape, video, and installation. In this multi-media solo performance piece, time and testimonies loop, break apart, burrow, reemerge, and cross over. Breath taking, glass breaking, gifts are bestowed. Sparrows descend, tortillas and tears sizzle on the comal, a river flows with dirt and glitter. Lesley Gore croons cotton candy lyrics laced with razor blades while dust gathers in an empty house. Stitch it all together with string theory and skeleton keys, stuff into a mason jar, shake until your heart might break, check your pulse, make a wish, and see what rises to the surface.  

Howard’s Thank you for Being Urgent is a textured tale of a transman coming up in the queer punk world of San Francisco and spilling into the crappy and exalted glitter of Hollywood. He searches for true tales of fierce outsiders and re-imagines the mainstream, never loosening his grip on the underground. Our hero begs sanity from mystery man Mr. Hollywood through playful and plaintive letters, ruminating on desire, shame, and the infinite loopholes in the American Dream. Traversing serendipitous heights and punishing ironies, Thank you for Being Urgent chronicles burlesque dancers with dementia, tranny jazzmen and film executives, using archival photos, monologues and charm. 


Heather M. Ács is a multi-media theatre performance artist, activist, educator and high-femme troublemaker. Her gritty, glittery work has been featured at the Culture Project, HERE Arts Center , the Kitchen, the Public Theater, Theater for the New City , and the New York City International Fringe Festival. She performs and facilitates workshops at community spaces, colleges and conferences from coast to coast. Heather has worked with Nao Bustamante, Karen Finley, Claude Michelle-Wampler, J. Ed Araiza of the SITI Company, and Steven Soderbergh. Heather is also a dedicated teaching artist. She uses theatre as a tool for social change with low-income youth in cities throughout the U.S. and has studied with Cornerstone Theatre Company, Sojourn Theatre, and Augusto Boal.

Silas Howard, (writer, director, and musician), co-directed his first feature, By Hook Or By Crook, with Harry Dodge. The indie classic was a 2002 Sundance Film Festival premiere and five-time Best Feature winner. Silas Howard’s next film, Exactly Like You, (co-written with Nina Landey), is based on the life of Billy Tipton.  Howard’s short documentary, What I Love About Dying also premiered at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival. 
For eight years, Howard toured with his band Tribe 8, the notorious queer punk band (a band boycotted by republicans and women at Michigan womyn’s music festival). The band has been featured in Rolling Stone, The Village Voice, and The Los Angeles Times.  You can check out Howard’s music videos, short musical and documentaries which have aired on MTV and LOGO networks and at Disneyland, Anaheim (weird, yet true). Howard’s writing is also featured in the anthologies, “Without a Net: Growing Up WorkingClass” and “Live Through This ,” as well as the artists’ journal, “LTTR.” Currently Silas is working on a novel set in San Francisco’s mid-90’s homocore scene.

W2 Community Media Arts Society
#205 – 163 W. Hastings St. (Flack Block)
Vancouver, BC V6B 1H5
Mobile: 604.644.4349 • Fax 604.844.7441
Twitter: @W2Woodwards @FearlessCity


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