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Shebeen Club Reunion Night in Vancouver – One Night Only on Thurs Aug 22, 2013

August 19, 2013 Leave a comment

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Lorraine Murphy, Robert Shaer, Chris Mathieson, Salim Jiwa and Dennis E. Bolen

From the Shebeen Club Reunion Facebook event page:

We’re coming back to life for ONE NIGHT ONLY or at least that’s all we’re committing to. We’re like that. Show up, boast, drink, check out who’s been up to what and who is denying everything. Olde Tyme Shebeeners and Newbies welcome. No fixed price: just pay for what you order.
More below…From the blog post:


We’re BACK, BITCHES!

That’s right, Vangroover’s classiest literary gathering returns for One Night Only. Or will commit to One Night Only. You know how that goes.

This upcoming Thursday, August 22nd at 6pm, let’s meet up in the Shebeen and talk about old times and new times and, as ever, bitch about getting paid on time. If you’ve published a book since the last time we got together, bring some and we’ll let you show off. If you’ve gotten a new writing/editing/publishing gig since we last met, boast and we will applaud you. If you’ve created an entire spoken word opera based on the Kardashians, please, in the name of Wagner, keep it to yourself.

Who’s welcome? Everyone except hostile drunks. If you’ve never been to the Shebeen Club before, well, it’s a group for practicing literati, whether they’re making a living at it or not. Writers, editors, publishers, book illustrators, printers, journalists, bloggers, poets, and not a few reprobates. They add a certain style to the mix.

Dress code: Dress writerly. Nobody knows what that means so you can’t get it wrong!

Pay for what you order, and don’t forget to tip nicely. We don’t want them getting annoyed with us after eight years, do we?

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For the Facebook-dependent, the event is listed,

and I quite frankly got so excited I blew $50 on Facebook ads. What can I say, it’s been a couple of years since our last get-together, and I lost my head.Directions: the Shebeen is a “secret” pub, so it’s not going to have a giant neon sign out front. Go to the Irish Heather, 210 Carrall Street at the foot of Gastown in Maple Tree Square almost kitty-corner to Chill Winston. Go into the Irish Heather and straight through and out the back door. Turn right, because if you don’t you will walk smack into a brick wall. The door to the Shebeen is just a little ways on, on your left.The Menu: no dinner special this time, but the menu is constantly changing and always high-quality. Don’t show up early, because they won’t be open yet!

Happy Birthday to Raincoaster – Lorraine Murphy!!!

July 10, 2013 3 comments

We’re wishing our very dear friend and mentor Raincoaster – Lorraine Murphy a most happiest of birthdays!!!!!!!!!

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The Birthday Celebration will have lots of Cocktails and Fancy Drinks! Here is Lorraine sipping on a gorgeous cool one.

Raincoaster and AHA MEDIA

Lots of revelry and mingling with friends and loved ones!

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Smiles and laughter for a very special birthday celebration!

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A very special birthday cake for Lorraine!!!!!!

Thank you for everything wonderful you do Lorraine!

We appreciate all your hard work especially when you have time to mentor us in all our social media  and TV productions!

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Here’s to your wonderful birthday celebration!!!!!!!!!!!! We love you!!!!!!!!! :)

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Social Flow Workshop: How to Win with Social Media Without Losing Productivity on Feb 4, 2012

January 17, 2012 1 comment

AHA MEDIA is very proud to film at Social Flow Workshop: How to Win with Social Media Without Losing Productivity!

Saturday February 4, 2012

ING DIRECT Cafe, 466 Howe Street

10 am – 4 pm (6 hour session with 1 hour lunch)

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Social Flow Workshop: How to Win with Social Media Without Losing Productivity

Special discount code YYJWC will save you 20% on the workshops @raincoaster and I are doing: ow.ly/8ubRR

Who: Noted social media trainer Lorraine Murphy and “productivityist” Mike Vardy (editor Lifehack.org)

What: Social Flow: How to Win with Social Media without Losing Productivity

When: 10-4, February 04/2012

Where: ING Web Cafe, 466 Howe Street, Vancouver BC

How: Register here for the Social Flow workshop

It’s a social media struggle!

Wrestling with the idea that you can’t possibly become better at promoting yourself or your business through social media without it harming your productivity?

Well, wrestle no more.

Taking part in Social Flow: How to Win with Social Media without Losing Productivity is your ticket to championship gold in record time!

Social media trainer Lorraine Murphy and “productivityist” Mike Vardy (editor Lifehack.org) will guide you through the ins and outs of managing the social media profiles that keep you both active in your work and telling the public about your work all in one go.

Topics covered include:

  • How to Make Gmail Your Best Friend
  • What Task Manager is Right For You
  • Why Your Email Inbox is Not the Right Task Manager for anyone
  • Improving your Social Flow in Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and the new kid on the block, Google+
  • Why Planning your Social Media output is Integral to Your Social Flow
  • How to Avoid Falling Prey to the Perpetual Automation Machine
  • What Calendars are actually For
  • How to Increase Your Social Flow Using Hashtags, Twitter Lists…and more

This hands-on boot camp will not only get you on top of your social media profiles, but it will get you on top of what you need to do make sure they add attention to your business rather than subtract your attention from your business.

Register to attend an upcoming Social Flow workshop

Mike Vardy
Mike Vardy

Mike Vardy is the writer, speaker, and “productivityist” behind Vardy.me and the productivity parody site Eventualism. Vardy’s candid satire has made him a desirable speaker on an often dry topic, delivering talks on the topic such as “Hacking Lifehacks” at TEDx Juan De Fuca. Currently a Managing Editor at Stepcase Lifehack, Vardy has contributed to many popular productivity websites and publications, including David Allen’s GTD Times and Productive Magazine. He lives with his wife, daughter and son in Victoria, BC, Canada.

AHA MEDIA is very proud to have Lorraine “raincoaster” Murphy as their mentor and good friend!!

Lorraine Murphy by Jess Sloss
Lorraine Murphy by Jess Sloss

Here is where you can see raincoaster and raincoaster media other than, you know, the coffee shop, the pub, and the beer garden at the track. You’re welcome, stalkers!

Potted Bio:

Lorraine “raincoaster” Murphy is founder of raincoaster media, specializing in transformative social media training, as well as President Emeritus of Social Media Club of Vancouver, and has been a professional blogger and social media trainer since 2002. She specializes in teaching beginners and those with barriers to internet use, and in social media for social change. She was in charge of Web and Social Media training for the Fearless City project, and her students there included citizen journalist April Smith and poet Henry Doyle.

Her flagship blog, raincoaster.com, has been studied as part of the New Media curriculum in three universities, and the comments thread on her Mummified Fairy post has been called “one of the most beautiful things on the internet.” She once got into a flamewar with the nation of Albania, and won. She conducts workshops in the transformative use of social media on Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, and blogs regularly to many different sites, including:

http://raincoaster.com: 49 degrees latitude, 360 degrees attitude!

http://thedailydot.com The internet’s hometown paper

http://trueslant.com/lorrainemurphy The Celebrity Industrial Complex

http://raincoastermedia.com Transformative Social Media Training

http://theshebeenclub.com Vancouver’s Practicing Literati (practice makes perfect, right?)

http://lolebrity.net Mai Lak Uv Dignitty: Let Me Show U It

http://ayyyy.com Gently Making Fun of the Famous

http://manolofood.com Eat! Drink! Be Merry!

http://www.offsitedatabackup.com/blog/ Simple. Fast. Secure.

Register to attend an upcoming Social Flow workshop

AHA MEDIA was very pleased to be at Nokia N8 Direct and Project event at Vancouver Art Gallery on Wed Jan 19, 2011

January 22, 2011 1 comment

AHA MEDIA was very pleased to be at Nokia N8 Direct and Project event at Vancouver Art Gallery on Wed Jan 19, 2011.

There were so many amazing short films all made on a Nokia N8 cameraphone!  Congratulations to all the filmmakers! :)

Below is a photo of the Red Carpet at Nokia N8 Direct and Project event with Jon Ornoy of Animal Mother Films

Below is Peter Davies of AHA MEDIA

Below are Nokia Reps showing what apps can be bought at the OVI store

Below is a photo of Peter Davies, Lorraine Murphy of Raincoaster and Jon Ornoy of Animal Mother Films

Below are tasty bowls of gourmet popcorn!

Below is Lorraine Murphy, April Smith and Jon Ornoy

Below is a beautiful bar with beautiful people at the Nokia N8 Direct and Project event

Below are people enjoying the h’ordeuvres

Below is the DJ spinning some tunes

Below is Lorraine Murphy looking at the Twitter Page for Nokia N8 Direct and Project

Below is Tom Hall of WomWorld Nokia with April Smith

Below is April Smith beside the Nokia N8 Direct and Project sign

Below is Roland Tanglao with Peter Davies about to enjoy the shows!

Below is the program guide

Below is Brian Adler, MC of Nokia N8 Direct and Project

Below are the 3 judges : Brian Adler, RT! and Mindy Miller

Below is Geoff Peters with Marcus Barnes about to watch Geoff’s video

Below are photos of Glenn Letham with his Nokia N8

Below is Roland Tanglao, Trevor Boudreau and Raul Pacheco

Below is RT! with Mindy Miller

Below is Tom Hall filming the Nokia N8 Direct and Project Twitter page

Below is from the movie “The Commuter”,  which was filmed entirely on the Nokia N8 in HD, stars Dev Patel as a commuter on his way to his first day of work. In this action-packed short film, Dev battles a killer Traffic Warden, a blind ninja, parkour bankers and comes face-to-face with Pamela Anderson before getting stuck in a lift with Ed Westwick and stealing a Lotus…will he make it in time?

Below Brian Adler announces the winner Josephine  Anderson for her video Normal Design

(Thanks to Roland Tanglao for the photo and videos below)

Below April Smith and Josephine Anderson share a smiles!

Below is Glenn Letham with April Smith

Below is Mindy Miller and April Smith

Below is Peter Davies with Tom Hall

April Smith and Peter Davies of AHA MEDIA were very happy to attend Bombay Sapphire event with Chef Rob Rainford of License to Grill and Merlin Griffiths of Bombay Sapphire in Vancouver on May 10, 2010

May 12, 2010 3 comments

April Smith and Peter Davies of AHA MEDIA were very happy to attend Bombay Sapphire event with Chef Rob Rainford of License to Grill and Merlin Griffiths of Bombay Sapphire in Vancouver on May 10, 2010

This event was “The Bombay Sapphire and Canada’s Guru of the Grill Chef Rob Rainford Spice-up the Summer Season”

Chef Rob Rainford robrainford.com

Merlin Griffiths www.bombaysapphire.com/ca/en/merlin_griffiths/

Bombay Sapphire BombaySapphire.com

“Ready, shake, grill! With the weather heating up and summer just around the corner, everyone is getting ready to fire up their BBQ and show off their grilling expertise to friends and family alike. This year, take your summer entertaining skills to the next level and skip the burgers and beer. Impress your guests with BOMBAY SAPPHIRE gin’s Inspired Cocktail and Cuisine pairings, featuring exclusive recipes from BOMBAY SAPPHIRE and Rob Rainford, host of Canada’s favourite grilling show License to Grill

Inspired by BOMBAY SAPPHIRE botanicals, each dish is rich in worldy, exotic flavours, complimented by the easy mixability of BOMBAY SAPPHIRE dry gin. There is a pairing for every palate, so sip-in every second of summer and ensure your guests leave begging for an invite to your next BBQ.”

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In this video is April Smith and Peter Davies of AHA MEDIA’s first walk through of Bombay Sapphire event with Chef Rob Rainford of License to Grill and Merlin Griffiths of Bombay Sapphire in Vancouver May 10, 2010

April Smith and Peter Davies of AHA MEDIA enjoyed 360 degrees and panoramic views of Vancouver’s skyline and mountain and water views! Thanks to Lena Beyer of Cossette for serving us Sapphire Southside drinks!

This video was filmed by April Smith of AHA MEDIA on a New Media camera. AHA MEDIA is about exploring mobile media production through New Media cameras. For a better quality version of this video, please DM April Smith @AprilFilms on Twitter or Facebook.com/AprilFilms

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In this video, April Smith of AHA MEDIA has a second walk through of Bombay Sapphire event ( going downstairs ) with Chef Rob Rainford of License to Grill and Merlin Griffiths of Bombay Sapphire in Vancouver on May 10, 2010

This video was filmed by April Smith of AHA MEDIA on a New Media camera. AHA MEDIA is about exploring mobile media production through New Media cameras. For a better quality version of this video, please DM April Smith @AprilFilms on Twitter or Facebook.com/AprilFilms

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In this video, April Smith of AHA MEDIA speaks with Chef Rob Rainford in Vancouver on May 10, 2010

This video was filmed by April Smith of AHA MEDIA on a New Media camera. AHA MEDIA is about exploring mobile media production through New Media cameras. For a better quality version of this video, please DM April Smith @AprilFilms on Twitter or Facebook.com/AprilFilms

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In this video, April Smith and Peter Davies of AHA MEDIA speak with Chef Rob Rainford in Vancouver on May 10, 2010

This video was filmed by April Smith of AHA MEDIA on a New Media camera. AHA MEDIA is about exploring mobile media production through New Media cameras. For a better quality version of this video, please DM April Smith @AprilFilms on Twitter or Facebook.com/AprilFilms

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In this video Chef Rob Rainford of License to Grill and Merlin Griffiths of Bombay Sapphire welcome everyone to “The Bombay Sapphire and Canada’s Guru of the Grill Chef Rob Rainford Spice-up the Summer Season” event in Vancouver on May 10, 2010

This video was filmed by April Smith of AHA MEDIA on a New Media camera. AHA MEDIA is about exploring mobile media production through New Media cameras. For a better quality version of this video, please DM April Smith @AprilFilms on Twitter or Facebook.com/AprilFilms

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In this video Merlin Griffiths of Bombay Sapphire shows a Sapphire Sapphire with Raul Pachecco in Vancouver on May 10, 2010

This video was filmed by April Smith of AHA MEDIA on a New Media camera. AHA MEDIA is about exploring mobile media production through New Media cameras. For a better quality version of this video, please DM April Smith @AprilFilms on Twitter or Facebook.com/AprilFilms

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In this video, Chef Rob Rainford of License to Grill shows Grilled Tri Tip Steak made with Bombay Sapphire Gin Part 1 in Vancouver on May 10, 2010

This video was filmed by April Smith and Peter Davies of AHA MEDIA on a New Media camera. AHA MEDIA is about exploring mobile media production through New Media cameras. For a better quality version of this video, please DM April Smith @AprilFilms on Twitter or Facebook.com/AprilFilms

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In this video, Chef Rob Rainford of License to Grill shows Grilled Tri Tip Steak made with Bombay Sapphire Gin Part 2 in Vancouver on May 10, 2010

This video was filmed by April Smith of AHA MEDIA on a New Media camera. AHA MEDIA is about exploring mobile media production through New Media cameras. For a better quality version of this video, please DM April Smith @AprilFilms on Twitter or Facebook.com/AprilFilms

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In this video, Merlin Griffiths of Bombay Sapphire shows a Sapphire Sangaree made with Bombay Sapphire Gin in Vancouver on May 10 2010

This video was filmed by April Smith of AHA MEDIA on a New Media camera. AHA MEDIA is about exploring mobile media production through New Media cameras. For a better quality version of this video, please DM April Smith @AprilFilms on Twitter or Facebook.com/AprilFilms

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In this video, Chef Rob Rainford of License to Grill shows Sapphire Salsa Fresca made with Bombay Sapphire Gin in Vancouver on May 10, 2010

This video was filmed by April Smith of AHA MEDIA on a New Media camera. AHA MEDIA is about exploring mobile media production through New Media cameras. For a better quality version of this video, please DM April Smith @AprilFilms on Twitter or Facebook.com/AprilFilms

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In this video, Chef Rob Rainford shows Sapphire Leg of Lamb made with Bombay Sapphire Gin in Vancouver on May 10, 2010

This video was filmed by April Smith of AHA MEDIA on a New Media camera. AHA MEDIA is about exploring mobile media production through New Media cameras. For a better quality version of this video, please DM April Smith @AprilFilms on Twitter or Facebook.com/AprilFilms

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In this video Merlin Griffiths of Bombay Sapphire makes a Sapphire Barcelona with Lorraine Murphy in Vancouver on May 10, 2010

This video was filmed by April Smith of AHA MEDIA on a New Media camera. AHA MEDIA is about exploring mobile media production through New Media cameras. For a better quality version of this video, please DM April Smith @AprilFilms on Twitter or Facebook.com/AprilFilms

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In this video, Chef Rob Rainford of License to Grill makes Smoked Honey Dew Melon Soup with Bombay Sapphire Gin in Vancouver on May 10, 2010

This video was filmed by April Smith of AHA MEDIA on a New Media camera. AHA MEDIA is about exploring mobile media production through New Media cameras. For a better quality version of this video, please DM April Smith @AprilFilms on Twitter or Facebook.com/AprilFilms

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In this video , Merlin Griffiths of Bombay Sapphire makes Lavender Blueberry Sapphire Collins with Raul Pacheco and Lorraine Murphy in Vancouver on May 10, 2010

This video was filmed by April Smith of AHA MEDIA on a New Media camera. AHA MEDIA is about exploring mobile media production through New Media cameras. For a better quality version of this video, please DM April Smith @AprilFilms on Twitter or Facebook.com/AprilFilms

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In this video, Merlin Griffiths of Bombay Sapphire and Chef Rob Rainford of License to Grill give final thoughts on using Bombay Sapphire Gin with cuisine and cocktails in Vancouver on May 10, 2010

This video was filmed by April Smith of AHA MEDIA on a New Media camera. AHA MEDIA is about exploring mobile media production through New Media cameras. For a better quality version of this video, please DM April Smith @AprilFilms on Twitter or Facebook.com/AprilFilms

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In this video, Chef Rob Rainford slices Sapphire Leg of Lamb at Bombay Sapphire event in Vancouver on May 10, 2010

This video was filmed by April Smith of AHA MEDIA on a New Media camera. AHA MEDIA is about exploring mobile media production through New Media cameras. For a better quality version of this video, please DM April Smith @AprilFilms on Twitter or Facebook.com/AprilFilms

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Below is a photo of Merlin Griffiths, Raul Pacheco and Chef Rob Rainford

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Below is a photo of Raul Pacheco, Lorraine Murphy and Peter Davies

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Below is a photo of Merlin Griffiths, Peter Davies and Chef Rob Rainford

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Below is a photo of Chef Rob Rainford with April Smith

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Please see all 50 photos from our “The Bombay Sapphire and Canada’s Guru of the Grill Chef Rob Rainford Spice-up the Summer Season” event on our Flickr

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ahamedia/sets/72157623918942139/

AHA MEDIA is very proud to help Lorraine Murphy – Night manager/space animator of Coworking at BOB ( Building Opportunites with Business ) in Vancouver

January 12, 2010 5 comments

April Smith and Peter Davies of AHA MEDIA are  very proud to help Lorraine Murphy – AHA MEDIA’s friend, mentor and Night Manager/Space Animator of the new Coworking@BOB space 163 East Pender St in Vancouver’s Chinatown :)

In the photo below, Andrew “Muskie” McKay of BOB explains to Peter Davies of AHA MEDIA the lockers to be installed shortly and available to Coworking@BOB tenants

AHA MEDIA will supporting and helping out at Coworking@BOB :)

What we’re offering is a work surface, be it a desk, a chair, a table, a couch, or the bay window, wherever you’re most comfortable.  Of course we’ll offer wi-fi and other niceties such as an electronic white board and a projector to facilitate discussion and creative thinking. There’s a fridge for your food, a microwave, filtered water cooler, and secure storage for your bike.  The price is a flat $200 per month and includes keyless access.

We’re looking for creative professionals, progressive thinkers, the socially responsible and ecologically conscious who want to be surrounded by others of like mind.  Folks who want more than a cubicle and a 9 to 5 and dream of bigger things and a better Vancouver to call home.  If this sounds like you, contact Andrew “Muskie” McKay 778-328-7672 or write coworking@bobics.org

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Please read Gillian Shaw of Vancouver Sun article:

By GILLIAN SHAW

Coworking and hotdesking are growing trends with companies and individuals who are abandoning high-priced real estate in favour of more practical – and less pricey –  workspace solutions.

With inner city Vancouver home to many independent tech and creative entrepreneurs, it’s a natural for the newly opened coworking@BOB space, a shared work space created by Building Opportunities with Business, a non-profit aimed at supporting business development and job opportunities in the neighborhood.

High-ceiling, spacious and located on the main floor of a building at 163 East Pender St., the shared open space gives tenants desk space, along with chairs, tables, couches and other furnishings that distinguish it from a less inviting cubicle haven. Art on the walls from Vancouver’s Grace Gallery will be rotated regularly.

“We hope that this open shared work space can contribute to the revitalization of the inner-city by providing a space for creative professionals to flourish, for ideas to percolate, to cross pollinate, for businesses to grow, a place where stuff gets done,” reads BOB’s announcement of the new space.

Wi-Fi, a fridge, microwave, filtered water cooler and secure bike storage round out the offerings that come at a flat rate of $200 a month with keyless access to the building.

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What we’re offering is a work surface, be it a desk, a chair, a table, a couch, or the bay window, wherever you’re most comfortable.  Of course we’ll offer wi-fi and other niceties such as an electronic white board and a projector to facilitate discussion and creative thinking. There’s a fridge for your food, a microwave, filtered water cooler, and secure storage for your bike.  The price is a flat $200 per month and includes keyless access.

We’re looking for creative professionals, progressive thinkers, the socially responsible and ecologically conscious who want to be surrounded by others of like mind.  Folks who want more than a cubicle and a 9 to 5 and dream of bigger things and a better Vancouver to call home.  If this sounds like you, contact Andrew “Muskie” McKay 778-328-7672 or write coworking@bobics.org

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Below are photos of  Andrew “Muskie” McKay of BOB and Peter Davies of AHA MEDIA giving the Thumbs Up to Coworking@BOB! :)

AHA MEDIA hopes to see you there soon! :)

AHA MEDIA from Vancouver Downtown Eastside is very proud to be featured in Robert Matas’ article “Clustering In Action” in “The Globe and Mail” National newspaper

December 19, 2009 1 comment

Clustering in action

Robert Matas

Vancouver — From Saturday’s Globe and Mail Published on Friday, Dec. 18, 2009 10:13PM EST

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/clustering-in-action/article1406276/

AHA Media is a struggling new company incubated in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside by a government-funded agency that turned to theories of a Harvard University professor more often associated with Silicon Valley and Hollywood than with revitalization of urban slums.

April Smith, one of the company’s founders, drifted into the Downtown Eastside after a serious car accident left her with severe memory loss and other injuries. With no money, she ended up living in temporary shelters and hotels dominated by predator pimps and drug addicts, she said recently in an interview.

Her life changed after she began cartooning to tell the stories of people she met at the hotel and on the street. A local community group inspired her to think about reporting activities in her neighbourhood without going through traditional media. She became part of an apprenticeship program developed by a cluster of local companies. After completing the program, she worked with others to open a new business in the area, AHA Media.

Prof. Michael Porter has written extensively about the advantages of clustering as an approach to economic development. Concentrating interconnected companies, specialized suppliers and associated educational institutions in the same geographic area fosters increased employment, productivity and innovation, he said. The clusters become a catalyst for innovation that feeds economic growth.

Building Opportunities with Business, a government-funded agency, dedicated to revival of the local economy, embraced clustering at the suggestion of an ex-board member who had studied at Harvard.

Ms. Smith was part of a training program developed by a cluster that included Bell Canada, the FireHall Arts Centre, a local digital filmmaking program that works with youth at risk called Intersections Media, a B.C. government employment program called BladeRunners and a non-profit group working in social media called W2: Community Media Arts.

The training program “gave me a big, big start,” she said. “It gave me a sense of direction.”

Ms. Smith is now on Twitter, Facebook, Youtube and Flickr. She describes herself as a mobile new-media videographer and social media content-producer. She shoots camera-phone videos and live-streams events onto the Internet.

To speak with April Smith more personally

http://www.facebook.com/AprilFilms
http://www.twitter.com/AprilFilms
http://www.twitter.com/April

To see more of AHA MEDIA:

http://www.facebook.com/AHAMEDIA

http://www.twitter.com/AHAMEDIA

http://www.youtube.com/AHAFilm

http://www.flickr.com/photos/AHAMEDIA/sets

Clustering pushes local businesses to think how they can work together, BOB’s chief executive officer, Shirley Chan, said. But, unlike Silicon Valley, the Downtown Eastside businesses do not have resources to carry out many of their ideas.

“Many employers here are marginal, they do not have a lot of money. That is why they are here. The rent is cheap,” she said. “ Without finding sources of funding, there is not a lot that can be created.”

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AHA MEDIA wishes to thank the following :)

Robert Matas, Reporter for Globe and Mail http://www.theglobeandmail.com

Shirley Chan of BOB ( Building Opportunities with Business ) http://www.buildingopportunities.org

Irwin Oostindie of W2 Community Media Arts http://www.creativetechnology.org

Lani Russwurm of DTES CAN ( Downtown Eastside Community Arts Network ) http://tinyurl.com/yaqw5mz

Lorraine Murphy of Raincoaster Media http://RaincoasterMedia.com

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