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AHA MEDIA is very honored to attend an exclusive meet and greet with Vancouver Canucks Legend Trevor Linden with the launch of LG Concierge Advantage

November 23, 2009 2 comments

AHA MEDIA is very excited to attend an exclusive meet and greet with Vancouver Canucks Legend Trevor Linden with the launch of LG Concierge Advantage!

Trevor Linden

Trevor Linden’s career as an NHL hockey player and humanitarian has been remarkable. Trevor frequently visits B.C.’s Children’s Hospital and is a supporter and spokesperson for the Canadian Cancer Society and the Cancer Society Lottery of Hope, and Canuck Place, a hospice for terminally ill children. Linden has started a program for underprivileged children called Trevor’s Captain’s Crew, which brings children by limousine to a free hockey game complete with a luxury suite at GM Place. In 1997, he was awarded the King Clancy Trophy for his leadership role and off-ice humanitarian contributions, and the Gillette World Champion Award as the Canadian athlete who best exemplifies excellence in sports and compassion and humanitarianism off the ice.

Below is the invitation to LG Concierge Advantage:

LG Electronics would like to invite you to attend an exclusive meet-and-greet with Vancouver Canucks legend Trevor Linden, to coincide with the launch of the LG Concierge Advantage, a new digital signage program specially design for the Canadian retailers. Thought shooting some home-grown talent like Trevor could provide the site with some interesting content for your readers.

Just as a bit of background on the event itself…

The LG Concierge Advantage combines not only LG’s cutting-edge display technology but customized solutions for leasing, servicing and financing—a true team effort. We’d love to give you a sneak peek at some of this technology and then get an autograph and have your picture taken with Trevor, who is on-hand to help celebrate the team approach that LG Concierge Advantage embodies. The BC Hospitality Expo trade show opens at noon on the day of this event so our meet-and-greet with Trevor will be the perfect lead-in to your 2009 Expo experience.

Date: Monday, November 23, 2009

Time: 11:15am-Noon

Location: Pan Pacific Hotel, 300-999 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC

More details about the LG Concierge Advantage program can be found at

AHA MEDIA is very proud to be invited to the LG Mobile Phone Roundtable & $5,000 Charity Challenge in Vancouver on Thursday November 26, 2009!

November 19, 2009 Leave a comment

AHA MEDIA  is delighted to be invited by LG Canada to have a sneak peek at some of the newest LG phones! AHA MEDIA has always had a great interest in mobile technology and how it can help make lives better!

AHA MEDIA will be participating in the LG Mobile Phone Roundtable &  $5,000 Charity Challenge on Thursday November 26, 2009 and remembers back in April 2009, April Smith and Peter Davies competed in the LG Canadian Texting Championships and Media Charity Challenge! :)

If AHA MEDIA wins the $5,000 Charity Challenge,  we will donate our  cheque to CACV  - Community Arts Council of Vancouver

The Community Arts Council of Vancouver was the first arts council in North America.

Since its beginning in 1946, the Community Arts Council of Vancouver has been a contributor to shaping the cultural life of Vancouver. The Council has been a powerful force in creating and advocating for many of the institutions, traditions and policies in Vancouver that we benefit from today.

For more than 60 years, CACV has been contributing to the cultural and community development of Vancouver by creating art projects that engage the community and facilitating, supporting, and advocating for initiatives, facilities, and programs that increase community participation in the arts. Our interests are to increase understanding of how the arts create community, grow our appreciation of our cultural differences, and engage the community in the art of developing community.

In the next few years we will attract and engage community leaders and the people who have the ability to provide the resources and collaborate with them in determining the critical initiatives that will accelerate the cultural and community development of our city.

Our biggest priority and greatest opportunity is our Downtown Eastside community which is rich in history and cultures and the neighbourhood with the largest population of artists per capita in British Columbia.


From LG ‘s letter to AHA MEDIA:

With lots of new gadgets coming out for the holidays, LG wanted to invite you to join your fellow media and bloggers at a reception designed to give you a first-hand look at the newest in innovation for mobile phones from LG. Come and try out the LG New Chocolate, which was recently announced at LG Fashion Week and the LG Eve, which made its Canadian debut this week.  In addition, there will also be a sneak peek of a yet-to-be released phone, launching later this month.

Below is a photo of LG New Chocolate

Below is a picture of LG Eve

Following the session, we’ll invite you to participate in a friendly competition with an opportunity to win $5,000 for a charity of your choice. If you want to participate, there will be a series of fun challenges that will require you to use each of the phone’s features. Don’t forget to have your Facebook and Twitter accounts set-up!

Complimentary food and beverages will be served throughout the evening, so come and join us for a drink!

Who: You (and a friend if you like!)
What: LG Mobile Phone Roundtable & Charity Challenge
Where: Goldfish Pacific Kitchen

1118 Mainland Street

When:  Thursday, November 26
th, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

A Walking Tour of Japantown by Geoff Meggs and Lorene Oikawa – Saturday November 7, 10:30am–12pm

November 7, 2009 Leave a comment





A Walking Tour of Japantown by Geoff Meggs and Lorene Oikawa

Saturday November 7, 10:30am–12pm

Meet at Vancouver Japanese Language School, 487 Alexander

The Powell Street district around Oppenheimer Park is drenched in the history of the labour movement and the Japanese-Canadian community. Geoff Meggs, Vancouver City Councillor, brings a journalist’s view and curiosity to the walk, while Lorene Oikawa, Vice President of BCGEU, shares her enthusiasm for the stories of the labour movement and Japanese-Canadian history. This walk explores the diminishing reminders of this historic district and the people that brought these streets to life. $10 for non-residents, pay what you can for local residents

Role of the Arts in the DTES – Thursday November 5, 2009 5pm-7:30pm at W2 Perel Gallery 112 West Hastings in Vancouver

November 5, 2009 Leave a comment

At W2 112



Thursday November 5, 5pm-7:30pm

W2 Perel Gallery, 112 W. Hastings (note: change of venue)

With new asphalt, renovated heritage buildings, and hundreds of new condo units, the Downtown Eastside is changing. In other ways, it stays the same. W2 Community Media Arts,  The DTES Community Arts Network and Heart of the City Festival invite you to participate in a conversation on the role of the arts in the neighbourhood. What does development mean for existing artists? Are artists the unwitting “shock troops of gentrification,” or are the arts an integral component of the community?

With guests David Duprey, business man and entrepreneur; Irwin Oostindie, Executive Director – W2 Community Media Arts Society; Wendy Pedersen, community advocate for low-income housing; and Anne Marie Slater, independent photographer and media artist; moderator Ethel Whitty, Director—Carnegie Community Centre.

Reception at 5pm, Dialogue begins at 5:30pm. Free

AHA MEDIA is proud to present ” It takes a community to raise a garden” by the Green Inner-city Cluster of Building Opportunities with Business (BOB) in Vancouver Downtown Eastside

October 27, 2009 1 comment

On October 31st at 10:00 AM, volunteers are gathering at 700 East Hastings and Hawks Avenue in Strathcona to create the raised bed garden boxes necessary to convert five empty asphalt covered lots into an urban garden that will provide food, employment, and training opportunities for inner-city residents.

If you are interested in contributing to the greening of Vancouver’s inner-city we need volunteers and tools and materials, contact Seann Dory of United We Can for the latest list of what we need. Part of this project involves a mural which will include permanent recognition of the groups that made SOLEfood a reality.

700 East Hastings

This garden raising represents the culmination of months of work by a dedicated subset of the Green Inner-city Cluster. The property belongs to the owner of the Astoria Hotel who is letting us convert it to a garden in exchange for paying the taxes for the next couple years. We need to begin the conversion this month in order to be eligible for lower taxes.

Artist Rendering Artist Rendering

Save Our Living Environment is a sister organization to United We Can which was selected to be the lead organization for our first grant application. From there we got the name SOLEfood for our first urban agriculture project. Today’s coverage in the Metro and on Projects In Place’s blog neglected to mention the financial and organizational support of a number of key partners:

Come out and help us make Vancouver the Greenest City in the World, starting with Hawks and Hastings.

 With thanks to Andrew “Muskie” McKay
Industry Initiatives Coordinator
Building Opportunities with Business (BOB)


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