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Dinner at NEW Save On Meats restaurant with Karen Fung and Raul Pacheco in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

July 3, 2011 4 comments

From Save On Meats:

SAVE ON MEATS / A Vancouver Institution for 54 Years

Al DesLauriers opened Save On Meats at 43 West Hastings in 1957 amid the shine of dozens of neon signs up and down what was then considered Vancouver’s main shopping and entertainment district. The famous ‘flying pigs’ were a beacon for customers and a major attraction along Hastings Street.

But while the city grew and other businesses closed down or moved away Save On Meats remained in its original location serving its loyal clientele for the next 54 years.

In 2009 Al retired and the butcher shop was shut, leaving Vancouverites to mourn the loss of Vancouver legend, not to mention one of the best burgers in town.

Read more here

Photos from a delightful diner style dinner with wonderful dear friends Karen Fung and Raul Pacheco on a Tuesday evening in the Vancouver Downtown Eastside

Karen reads over the  menu

Karen pointed out the wall outlet by the condiments to plug in laptops and other devices!

A young child gazes at the Nostalgic menu items

Views of the restaurant

Closeup of our server’s Save On Meat’s T-Shirt

Busy Kitchen!

Our wonderful server taking our orders

A friend drops by to join us for light conversation!

Our server brings us our meal of Cream Soup, side of Broccoli and Grilled cheese sandwich with mashed potatoes

Dinner was followed by two miniature Butterscotch milkshakes

Raul joins our dinner!

A lovely evening with two fantastic friends – Raul and Karen!

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 was pleased to film Lorraine Murphy at WordCamp Fraser Valley at SFU Surrey Campus

August 24, 2009 2 comments

AHA MEDIA was very pleased to film and document Lorraine Murphy of www.raincoaster.com during her presentation at WordCamp Fraser Valley at SFU Surrey Campus

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AHA MEDIA is proud to have Lorraine Murphy as a good friend and mentor when it comes to social media and blogging with WordPress!

3 April and Lorraine at WCFV

5 April and Lorraine at WCFV standing

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Every 20 seconds a new WordPress blog comes online. WordPress is the most used blogging software in the World with millions of users across the globe. It makes creating and managing a blog easy with an intuitive user interface.

iheartwordpress

This event is for anyone that has an interest in blogging and WordPress in general. Beginners will learn more about what blogging is and what WordPress software can do. Expert WordPress users will be able to network and learn from other expert bloggers

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The follow videos are of Lorraine Murphy’s presentation at WordCamp FraserValley 2009 These were  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.

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AHA MEDIA says hello to following friends, colleagues and mentors :)

Rebecca Bollwitt
www.miss604.com

John Bollwitt
www.johnbollwitt.com

Gary Jones
www.bluefur.com

Rainer Schmoll
www.trbn.com

John Biehler
www.johnbiehler.com

Lorraine Murphy
www.raincoaster.com

Raul Pacheco
www.hummngbird604.com

Dave Zille
www.dazil.com
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Below is Raul Pecheco http://www.hummingbird604.com mentor and good friend of April Smith of AHA MEDIA

4 Raul and April at WCFV

Below is a photo of Peter Davies of AHA MEDIA with Gary Jones of www.bluefur.com

2 Peter and Gary

Thanks to Gary Jones of www.bluefur.com and Rainer Schmoll of www.trbn.com for WordCamp Fraser Valley 2009!  :)

Below is a photo of John Biehler www.johnbiehler.com photographing April Smith and Lorraine Murphy :)

10 April, John and Lorraine at WCFV

Please see all 31 photos on our Flickr

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ahamedia/sets/72157622124391450/

AHA MEDIA was very pleased and excited to attend Wantsa Launch Yacht Cruise in Vancouver on June 10, 2009

June 16, 2009 4 comments

AHA MEDIA was very pleased and excited to attend the beta launch party of  Wantsa.com which is a personalized search engine for your social network.

Wantsa.com evening  cruise was held on the Spirit of Two Thousand & Ten – Spirit Yacht Charters is a new, 120 foot mega Yacht.  It is the most luxurious yacht in Vancouver and the Pacific NorthWest. spiritoftwentyten.com

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About Wantsa

We are a private company owned and operated by social entrepreneurs who are focused on making a positive impact on the world through partnerships and delivering strong triple bottom line results. Wantsa is currently held by a small number of founding partners, key executives, and initial funding partners.

Vision
A world where businesses, causes and consumers are united in creating abundance for all.

Mission
To create an economic engine for positive change using social media.

Strategy
To combine personal recommendations with positive change using our social media-based platform and services, thereby redefining the future of online advertising and charitable giving.

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Special guests were invited to attend  Wantsa.com  luxurious yacht cruise in Vancouver on Wednesday June 10, 2009 :)

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Wantsa… has developed a technology that will allow members of social networks to….

Get personal recommendations for the things they want from the people they trust.

Find deals, discounts and incentives from recommended businesses.

Make a difference while getting what they want.

Wantsa… has developed a technology that will allow members of social networks to….

Get personal recommendations for the things they want from the people they trust.

Find deals, discounts and incentives from recommended businesses.

Make a difference while getting what they want.

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In our following video of the yacht cruise, David Strebinger, CEO of Wantsa speaks about Wantsa.com

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Colleen Coplick, Director of Social Media is a wonderful host to the guests of the Wantsa.com yacht cruise.

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 TeeJay Garcia was the roving photographer during the yacht cruise and is the web developer and designer of Wantsa.com

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Order of speaking appearances of our Wantsa.com video :)

Captain                  http://www.spiritoftwentyten.com

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Peter Davies             Reporter                   www.AHAMEDIA.ca

Wantsa Peter solo

Colleen Coplick          Director of Social Media   www.Wantsa.com

Simon Pearson-Roach      Director of Operations     www.canvaslounge.ca

Wantsa Yacht Cruise June 10, 2009 123

David Strebinger         CEO                        www.Wantsa.com

Wantsa Yacht Cruise June 10, 2009 92

Lorraine Murphy                                     www.raincoaster.com

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Timothy Jones Garcia      Web Designer              www.Wantsa.com

Rob Jones                               www.clippernolan.wordpress.com

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This video was filmed by April Smith of AHA MEDIA on a Nokia N95 mobile cameraphone

April is about making films by exploring mobile media production through the camera lens of a cellphone

Photo of April by Timothy Garcia

** With great thanks to Rob Jones of http://www.clippernolan.wordpress.com for his creative post production assistance! :) **

AHA MEDIA thanks  WANTSA very much for inviting us! We say it’s the event of the summer and we had an amazing memorable time!! :)

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Wantsa Yacht Cruise June 10, 2009 Peter and David

Please see 125 photos on our Flickr:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ahamedia/sets/72157619723419661/

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