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AHA MEDIA meets Toby Barazzuol at International Village Gifts & Crafts fair on Sept 19-20, 2009

September 27, 2009 Leave a comment

AHA MEDIA meets Toby Barazzuol at International Village Gifts & Crafts fair on Sept 19-20, 2009

http://www.eclipseawards.com

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Below is a photo of Peter Davies of  AHA MEDIA speaking with Toby Barazzuol

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Below are photos of Toby and his beautiful glassware http://www.eclipseawards.com

 

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Arlene and her work at the Garden on East Hastings between Main and Columbia in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

June 29, 2009 Leave a comment

In this video, April of AHA MEDIA speaks with Arlene, a volunter gardener who helps lend a hand to tending the garden on East Hastings between Main and Columbia in Vancouver Downtown Eastside ( DTES). Arlene says it’s very rewarding! :)

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.

April Smith’s first film project with Rob Jones – “Industry”

June 1, 2009 Leave a comment

As AHA MEDIA learns more about Media,  we are always seeking to become better in all skill sets :)

Recently, April Smith had the amazing opportunities to learn more about video editing with Rob Jones, a Vancouver Music Writer. 

Please see his Music Review site at http://www.clippernolan.wordpress.com

With much thanks to Rob Jones and his patience, please view our short film called “Industry” 

Using a Nokia N95 cameraphone, April Smith follows a bee’s journey as it follows its instinct to make sweet honey from flowers :)
 
“Industry” is 2 minutes and 15 seconds

Most recently, Vancouver’s Mayor Gregor Robertson and Dr. David Suzuki spoke about “greening” our city and the importance of bees. Even our new Vancouver Convention Centre has beehives on the roof! :)

To read more about David Suzuki and the importance of bees

http://www.davidsuzuki.org/Conservation/Endangered_Species/pollinators/bees.asp

To read more about beehives on Vancouver Convention Centre

http://www.cityfarmer.info/category/bees/

Many thanks to Rob Jones at http://www.clippernolan.wordpress.com

AHA MEDIA hopes that this short film is the first of many great ” Smith-Meets-Jones” Productions to come! :)

AHA MEDIA is pleased to present BOB’s local Green Inner-City Cluster Kickoff Event

May 26, 2009 1 comment

Green Inner-city Cluster Kickoff Event

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Join Building Opportunities with Business and local green business leaders such as Toby Barazzuol of Eclipse Awards and Louise Schwartz of the Recycling Alternative to learn how being green can be a competitive advantage for your business.  Topics covered will include:

  • Marketing Sustainability
  • Greening Your Business
  • Green Buildings and Green Roofs
  • Recycling and Waste Reduction
  • Collaborating to increase efficiency
  • Urban Agriculture

There will be presentations but also peer learning opportunities where attendees can share what has worked most successfully at their own business.

Time: June 10th 10:00-2:00

Location: Japanese Language School, 487 Alexander Street

Cost: Free (includes lunch, coffee, etc.)

RSVP: andrew.mckay@bobics.org

See what efforts are already underway to green Vancouver’s inner-city at the blog we started.

** NEW UPDATE **

We are pleased to have Councilor Andrea Reimer giving the opening address.  She is a leader in BC’s environmental movement and a member of the Mayor’s Greenest City Action Team.

AHA MEDIA attended the Plan-It event at Aisle 45 by BOB ( Building Opportunities with Business )

April 17, 2009 2 comments

AHA MEDIA attended the event  where it was a presentation by UBC students on :

“How can BOB work with the community to revitalize the Hastings corridor between Main and Cambie?”

After an introduction to the evening’s presentations by CEO Shirley Chan of BOB http://www.bobics.org , we heard:

Topics to be presented on:

1) Social Enterprise & Informal Economies
2) Celebrating Community
3) Lighting the Corridor
4) Save on Meats, an institution
5) Using Branding for Revitalization

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The highlight of the evening was when Hendrik Beune, Director of AHA MEDIA won  free entry into a golf tournament sponsored by

EMBERS on Thursday, June 25th

for their “Against All Odds”

Golf Tournament Fundraiser

http://embersvancouver.com/golf_tournament_27.html

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AHA MEDIA is proud to be Media Sponsors for Tony Chisholm, of DTES Re-Cycles! – Custom-made Re-Cycling Trailers!!

April 15, 2009 Leave a comment


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In this video, April Smith records a camera shy Tony Chisolm’s voice speaking about his vision to build  custom- made Re-Cycling Trailers to help clean up the Vancouver Downtown Eastside ( DTES)! :)tony-dtes-recycles-3

 He envisions building a social enterprise to help others like himself in the Vancouver Downtown (DTES) get into the Green movement and help with recycling and cleaning up our  neighborhood of popcans, empty bottles, old clothing etc.

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He is looking for sponsors in either business development, funding, materials, space, guidance to help him realize his dream of cleaning and greening the Vancouver Downtown Eastside! :)

Tony’s dream is to build custom-made Re-cycling trailers that attached to the back of electric bicycles or regular bicycles and use that for working on Reducing, Reusing and Recycling! :)

He even has a special place where one can drain bottles and can upside down to get rid of any liquid remaining in the containers!

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AHA MEDIA is proud to help Tony Chisholm, our DTES neigbor by giving media sponsorship and coverage through a site we will be building for him :)  ( Soon to come! )

Tony Chisholm writes: “I think my site would be beneficial to are community.  I like the site to benefit people with a purpose .and the monies to go to a purpose to keep are east side clean and green  by recycling  goods”.

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A Clean, Green DTES to come! :)

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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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