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W2TV: February 16, 2013 – Celebrating the Lunar New Year

February 18, 2013 Leave a comment

W2TV: February 16, 2013 – Celebrating the Lunar New Year

109 AHA MEDIA at W2TV Chinese New Year show in Vancouver

Online now (links included) and premiere television broadcast at 2pm on Saturday February 16, repeated Sunday at 10pm and Tuesday at 2am (early Monday eve) on Shaw cable 4 community channel in Metro Vancouver and Fraser Valley.

The show opens (Part 1) with W2TV co-hosts April Smith and Hendrick Beune welcoming the Lunar New Year of the Snake and introducing show line-up. They are also with AHA Media, which field produced the short reports this segment about Downtown EastSide Literacy, the remarkable practice of Packour and the aboriginal celebration of Hobiyee.

http://www.creativetechnology.org/video/w2tv-february-16-2013-part-1-4

In Part 2, guest interviewer Sid Tan chats with Faye Leung, business woman and community trailblazer, about Chinese New Year traditions and celebrations. The ageless timeless Faye is best known as Vancouver’s hat and Chinatown’s grand lady. Part 3 features Hendrik chatting with Scott Clark, executive director of ALIVE (Aboriginal Life In Vancouver Enhancement), and indigenous cultural activist Lou-Ann Neel about the Idle No More movement and it’s leadership of youths through claiming traditions, art and cultural practices. AHA Media field reports this segment include Legend of the White Snake/Luminara, excerpt from CBC radio program On the Coast with Stephen Quinn with panel on Chinatown gentrification.

http://www.creativetechnology.org/video/w2tv-february-16-2013-part-2-4

Part 3 features Hendrik chatting with Scott Clark, executive director of ALIVE (Aboriginal Life In Vancouver Enhancement), and indigenous cultural activist Lou-Ann Neel about the Idle No More movement and it’s leadership of youths through claiming traditions, art and cultural practices. AHA Media field reports this segment include Legend of the White Snake/Luminara, excerpt from CBC radio program On the Coast with Stephen Quinn with panel on Chinatown gentrification.

http://www.creativetechnology.org/video/w2tv-february-16-2013-part-3-4

Part 4 features guest interviewer Sid Tan chatting with Larry Wong, a public historian, about the Pender Guy legacy project and Vancouver Foundation. Interesting tax details explained with humour. Segment opens with AHA Media report with Wendy Pederson on social housing and closes with Ta’Kaiya Blaney performing at the Save the Salish Sea Festival at Waterfront Park, North Vancouver, September 2, 2012.

http://www.creativetechnology.org/video/w2tv-february-16-2013-part-4-4

NOTE: Video quality result of copying without time-based corrector and haste to upload. Should not distract viewing.

Hendrik Beune and April Smith of AHA MEDIA were honoured to be Hosts of W2TV Show on Jan 20, 2013

January 27, 2013 Leave a comment
Lianne Payne says:
Under the expert direction of Deborah Angrave and Sid Tan and supported by Don Walchuk, hosts April Smith and Hendrik Beune prep with Irwin Oostindie for the W2TV taping
43 AHA MEDIA at W2TV Show taping Jan 20 2013 at Shaw Studios
Photo by Lianne Payne
44 AHA MEDIA at W2TV Show taping Jan 20 2013 at Shaw Studios
Photo by Lianne Payne
The show is about popular cultural spaces that are under threat in Vancouver.
It airs on Shaw cable 4 for viewing around the Lower Mainland, this Sunday 27 January, with repeat broadcasts until Saturday 2 February

Rolling the DICE: Protecting Vancity Cultural Spaces and #W2Belongs2Me Legal Fund at Waldorf Tiki Bar in Vancouver

January 18, 2013 Leave a comment
Culture spaces in Vancouver are under attack. Let’s get together to shake down some ideas, build bridges to unite the arts community in the face of a passive City and aggressive developers / gentrification, and shake it on the dance floor withDunks (http://thefunkhunters.com/), Willisist + Eradik (http://Shahdjs.com/), and DJ Don Chow!

Door proceeds support the #W2Belongs2Me Legal Fund! Support a community-run project that needs our love right now as they push back a City eviction notice. With the closure of the Waldorf as we know it, come out and show some love for Vancouver’s independent culture spaces.

ENTRY: Roll 2 Dice for cover – roll a 12, get in free!

SCHEDULE:
-8pm VANCITY CULTURAL SPACE SURVIVAL – Panel on what can be done for 3 key Vancouver independent culture spaces, wth panelists and discussion.
-9:30pm ART’S BIRTHDAY – Come for the cake! It’s an annual global celebration on Jan 17 recognizing the birth of art! Hosted by DJ Don Chow (http://www.facebook.com/teahousemusic).
-10:30-2:15am DICE SPECIAL hosted by Dunks (http://thefunkhunters.com/) with special guests Willisist + Eradik (http://Shahdjs.com/), Don Chow ++ More

THE PLAN:
We get things started at 8pm with a Panel Discussion on Vancouver’s Cultural Spaces, and we’ve invited experts on the subject to talk about The Red Gate (proposed new home on Industrial), W2’s struggle for respect in the Woodward’s complex, and The Waldorf Hotel’s sell-off by their landlord to Solterra Development. What can be done to support these vital Vancity cultural institutions, and where to from here more united!

This is followed by a birthday party! And on this sombre information and ideas-generating night, we’re not just celebrating any old birthday party – it’s Art’s Birthday! Performances from a variety of older and newer Vancouver legends provoking #NoFunCity by showing how critical emergent and dynamic culture is, the people and spaces.

Then the evening goes off the hook with the Waldorf’s Thursday night full of funk and funk-inspired beats from a cast of Vancouver DJs and cultural promoters who contribute to Vancouver’s dynamic arts community. Hosted by Dunks.

OTHER ART’S BIRTHDAY EVENTS ON JAN 17:
CiTR 24 Hours of Radio Art: https://www.facebook.com/events/410959098980691/
http://transmissionarts.org/event/2p9vqb
http://arsacustica.wordpress.com/
http://www.banffcentre.ca/event/6008/arts-birthday-party/?d=2013-01-17+21%3A00&r=120

OTHER LINKS:
http://www.creativetechnology.org/events/dice-waldorf-fundraiser-for-w2belongs2me
#W2Belongs2Me video: http://youtu.be/S1Orpu6Vjn4
http://www.cbc.ca/onthecoast/episodes/2013/01/09/east-vans-waldorf-hotel-closes-1/
http://www.change.org/petitions/gregor-robertson-deny-rezoning-of-the-waldorf-hotel-site-to-condo-development#share

Rolling the DICE: Protecting Vancity Cultural Spaces and #W2Belongs2Me Legal Fund on Thursday Jan 17, Waldorf Tiki Bar in Vancouver

January 14, 2013 Leave a comment

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Culture spaces in Vancouver are under attack. Let’s get together to shake down some ideas, build bridges to unite the arts community in the face of a passive City and aggressive developers / gentrification, and shake it on the dance floor with

Dunks (http://thefunkhunters.com/), Willisist + Eradik (http://Shahdjs.com/), and DJ Don Chow!

Door proceeds support the #W2Belongs2Me Legal Fund! Support a community-run project that needs our love right now as they push back a City eviction notice. With the closure of the Waldorf as we know it, come out and show some love for Vancouver’s independent culture spaces.

ENTRY: Roll 2 Dice for cover – roll a 12, get in free!

SCHEDULE:
-8pm VANCITY CULTURAL SPACE SURVIVAL – Panel on what can be done for 3 key Vancouver independent culture spaces, wth panelists and discussion.
-9:30pm ART’S BIRTHDAY – Come for the cake! It’s an annual global celebration on Jan 17 recognizing the birth of art! Hosted by DJ Don Chow (http://www.facebook.com/teahousemusic).
-10:30-2:15am DICE SPECIAL hosted by Dunks (http://thefunkhunters.com/) with special guests Willisist + Eradik (http://Shahdjs.com/), Don Chow ++ More

THE PLAN:
We get things started at 8pm with a Panel Discussion on Vancouver’s Cultural Spaces, and we’ve invited experts on the subject to talk about The Red Gate (proposed new home on Industrial), W2’s struggle for respect in the Woodward’s complex, and The Waldorf Hotel’s sell-off by their landlord to Solterra Development. What can be done to support these vital Vancity cultural institutions, and where to from here more united!

This is followed by a birthday party! And on this sombre information and ideas-generating night, we’re not just celebrating any old birthday party – it’s Art’s Birthday! Performances from a variety of older and newer Vancouver legends provoking #NoFunCity by showing how critical emergent and dynamic culture is, the people and spaces.

Then the evening goes off the hook with the Waldorf’s Thursday night full of funk and funk-inspired beats from a cast of Vancouver DJs and cultural promoters who contribute to Vancouver’s dynamic arts community. Hosted by Dunks.

OTHER ART’S BIRTHDAY EVENTS ON JAN 17:
CiTR 24 Hours of Radio Art: https://www.facebook.com/events/410959098980691/
http://transmissionarts.org/event/2p9vqb
http://arsacustica.wordpress.com/
http://www.banffcentre.ca/event/6008/arts-birthday-party/?d=2013-01-17+21%3A00&r=120

OTHER LINKS:
http://www.creativetechnology.org/events/dice-waldorf-fundraiser-for-w2belongs2me
#W2Belongs2Me video: http://youtu.be/S1Orpu6Vjn4
http://www.cbc.ca/onthecoast/episodes/2013/01/09/east-vans-waldorf-hotel-closes-1/
http://www.change.org/petitions/gregor-robertson-deny-rezoning-of-the-waldorf-hotel-site-to-condo-development#share

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Scott Clark and Don Walchuk on ICTV’s After Hours program at Shaw TV Studios in Vancouver

January 13, 2013 Leave a comment

Scott Clark of ALIVE and Don Walchuk of ICTV at ICTV’s After Hours program at Shaw TV Studios in Vancouver

Don Walchuk, Host asks his guest Scott Clark some of the following questions.

1 AHA MEDIA at Scott Clark interview with Don Walchuk, ICTV program in Vancouver

 

15 AHA MEDIA at Scott Clark interview with Don Walchuk, ICTV program in Vancouver

1. Tell me a little about yourself and how you got involved with ALIVE? 

2. What doe ALIVE stand for?

3. Why was ALIVE formed?

4. What got you into activism?

5. What kind of projects does ALIVE work on?

6. What are some of the challenges urban aboriginals face living in the DTES

7. What changes would you like to see?

8. What current project is ALIVE working on?

9. What is Idle No More? Why is this happening now.

10. Commons Committee on Aboriginal Self Government in 1983 & The Royal Commission on Aboriginals in 1996. Gave Aboriginals the right to self determination

11 What is the connection with ALIVE with W2 at the current time?

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