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HOMELESSNESS AND GENTRIFICATION Walking Tour with CCAP – Carnegie Community Action Project for 7th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival in Vancouver on Saturday Oct 30, 2010

October 30, 2010 2 comments

Walking Tour
HOMELESSNESS AND GENTRIFICATION with CCAP

Saturday October 30, 11:30am–1pm
Meet at steps of Carnegie Community Centre, 401 Main

Learn for yourself how gentrification causes homelessness in the Downtown Eastside. Led by Wendy Pedersen and volunteers from the Carnegie Community Action Project (CCAP), this walking tour will go past new market housing that is pushing up land values and rents in 100 year old hotels. Learn how low-income residents are organizing to slow gentrification and preserve the good things about their community while working for more social housing. CCAP is building consensus within the community for a vision of the Downtown Eastside that hopefully the city will adopt. Visioning reports and information on gentrification can be found on their blog: www.ccapvancouver.wordpress.com. $10 for non-residents, pay what you can for local residents

Below is a video of Terry Hunter at Homelessness and Gentrification Walking Tour for Heart of the City Festival 2010

Below is a video of Wendy Pedersen at Homelessness and Gentrification Walking Tour for Heart of the City Festival 2010

AHA MEDIA is very proud to help provide social media coverage of the 7th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival in Vancouver from Pre festival events starting Wed Oct 20, 2010 through to the Main Festival during Wed Oct 27 – Sun Nov 7, 2010

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AHA MEDIA at Press Conference on Golden Crown SRO Hotel Illegal Tenant Evictions in Vancouver Downtown Eastside ( DTES )

September 6, 2009 Leave a comment

AHA MEDIA was at Press Conference on Golden Crown SRO Hotel Illegal Tenant Evictions in Vancouver Downtown Eastside ( DTES)

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Below is a photo and video of Kim Kerr, Executive Director of DERA speaking about the illegal tenant eviction notices issues by the Golden Crown SRO in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

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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.

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Below are photos and video of Kim Kerr introducing Ellen Woodsworth, City Councillor of Vancouver to speak

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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.

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Below is a photo and video of  William Walton and other affected tenants of  Golden Crown SRO Hotel speaking. Wendy Pedersen of CCAP is also present in the video.

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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.

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Below is a photo of the inside of William Walton’s Single Room at the Golden Crown SRO Hotel

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Below is a video of inside William Walton’s room

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.

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Below are  photos of Paulina Walton, Wife of William Walton speaking on the bug infested conditions and her feelings on being illegally evicted at Golden Crown SRO Hotel in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

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Below is a photo of Kim Kerr speaking with William Walton

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Below is a video of Kim Kerr and Ellen Woodsworth talking with William Walton and Paulina Walton, tenants of Golden Crown SRO Hotel who have been issued an illegal eviction notice

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.

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Below is a photo and video of Paulina Walton speaking on her situation at the  Golden Crown SRO Hotel

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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.

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Below is a photo of William and Paulina Walton, remaining hopeful that their situation at the Golden Crown SRO Hotel will be helped.

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Below is a photo and video of  Kim Kerr and Sabrina Driuna of DERA speaking with Pat, Front Desk Worker at Golden Crown SRO Hotel about Illegal Tenant Evictions in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES

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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.

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To see all 104 photos of Press Conference at Golden Crown’s Illegal Tenant Evictions on Flickr:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ahamedia/sets/72157622265577188/

Roy speaks about horrible living conditions in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES) SRO Hotel

June 29, 2009 Leave a comment

In this video, Roy ( who declined to be filmed ) speaks about the horrible living conditions which include bed bugs, rats and cockroaches that he and his partner face.

What is even more surprising is how his rent jumped $65 dollars extra  and how he lives on just $100 a month for support!!

Roy’s personal story is just one of the indications that gentrification and homelessness are becoming more apparent in the Vancouver Downtown Eastside

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.

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