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SANSU -Surrey Area Network of Substance Users meeting on Jan 5, 2015

January 6, 2015 Leave a comment

First meeting of SANSU – Surrey Area Network of Substance Users  marked the beginning of an exciting start to a brand new year.

Agenda:

Introductions

Inline Filter System to aid inhalation users as harm reduction

Andrew Longhurst – SFU student researcher

Tent City

Education series with Mark Haden

How do we co-exist in our community with others?

Moment of Silence

 

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What SANSU is trying to engage on many fronts;

  Personal health

 Social housing

 Abstinence based recovery

 Harm Reduction

 Work with community stakeholders-reduce crime, reduce litter, and reduce or eliminate used needles

 Bring a holistic approach to social change within a systemic problem

 Engage human life

 Nurture transitional life changes

 Bring resource awareness

Willow Addictions Rehabilitation Society gives back to the DTES for Christmas 2014

December 29, 2014 Leave a comment

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Willow Addictions Rehabilitation Society selflessly gives back to the Downtown Eastside (DTES) and feeds the homeless, hungry and the needy in Vancouver for Christmas 2014

Keith Smith serves dinner to his homeless friends during Christmas

December 15, 2014 Leave a comment

At the 10th annual Uptown Church Christmas dinner, Keith Smith serves dinner and warmhearted conversation to his homeless friends.

Keith Smith speaks with Judy during Christmas 2014

December 14, 2014 Leave a comment

Keith Smith speaks with Judy, a hungry senior and offers her much needed community support during this Christmas season.

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AHA MEDIA films BC/Yukon Association of Drug War Survivors (BCYADWS) Fundraiser at VANDU

July 4, 2010 Leave a comment

The BC/Yukon Association of Drug War Survivors (BCYADWS)  recently had a Fundraiser at VANDU in Vancouver Downtown Eastside

The BC/Yukon Association of Drug War Survivors (BCYADWS) is hosting a “caravan” across BC to:

  • promote the BCYADWS
  • connect with communities in BC,
  • sign up members
  • collect information about the health needs of drug users across the province and
  • to develop action strategies with communities to advocate for these established health needs

We are holding this fundraiser and requesting donations to cover the cost of BC/Yukon Association of Drug War Survivors (BCYADWS) activities

Please contact Ann Livingston    annlive@telus.net    604 719 5313

Email: Nicole@vandu.org

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Below is a video where Ann Livingston speaks on BC/Yukon Association of Drug War Survivors Fundraiser at VANDU Part 1

Below is a video where Ann Livingston speaks on BC/Yukon Association of Drug War Survivors Fundraiser at VANDU Part 2

Below is a video where Laura and Lorna with Ann Livingston speak on BC/Yukon Association of Drug War Survivors Fundraiser at VANDU

Below is a video where Keith Smith speak on BC/Yukon Association of Drug War Survivors Fundraiser at VANDU

Below is a video where Aiyanas Ormond speaks on BC/Yukon Association of Drug War Survivors Fundraiser at VANDU

All preceeding videos were filmed by April Smith of AHA MEDIA on a New Media camera – Panasonic DMC-ZS3. AHA MEDIA is about exploring mobile media production through New Media cameras. For a better quality version of this video or for additional footage, please DM April Smith @AprilFilms on Twitter or Facebook.com/AprilFilms

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Below is a photo of Ann Livingston and Donald Macpherson

Below is a photo of Lynden B, Board Member of VANDU

Below is a photo of David Murray, Community Advocate

Below are photos of Ellen Woodsworth, Vancouver City Councillor

Below is a photo of Marion Allart of VANDU

Below is a photo of Meg with Mark Haden

Below is a photo of Keith Smith explaining the situation in Abbotsford’s Harm Reduction policy

Below is a photo of Mel Lehan, Ann Livingston and Libby Davis, MP for Vancouver East

***Additional photos and video footage of this event is available upon request***

Hats Off Day Parade in Burnaby Heights on Saturday June 5, 2010

June 6, 2010 Leave a comment

AHA MEDIA was pleased to attend the Hats Off Day Parade in Burnaby Heights on Saturday June 5, 2010

AHA MEDIA thanks Keith Smith for the opportunity to go to Hats Off Day!

Even Elvis came out to perform!

Road Sense demonstrated car roll overs

Good Natured Fire Fighter in the Dunk Tank!

Fight HST!

Caley Fieldhouse, Member of Teamster Local 31

Table for Bill Siksay, NDP MP of Burnaby – Douglas

Truck of Teamster Local 31

Creating websites and social media connections for Drug War Survivors, BCAPOM and WAHRS

May 30, 2010 Leave a comment

AHA MEDIA is pleased to help create websites and social media connections – Twitter, Facebook, Flickr and Youtube for the following Harm Reduction organizations based in Vancouver:

BC/Yukon Association of Drug War Survivors – Drug War Survivors,

The BC Columbia Association for People on Methadone BCAPOM

Western Aboriginal Harm Reduction Society WAHRS

AHA MEDIA is helping to give Drug Wars Survivors, BCAPOM, and WAHRS more ways to stay connected and educate through social media

AHA MEDIA thanks VANDU and Keith Smith of BC/Yukon Association of Drug War Survivors

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