Our second year presenting a 4-day community festival and market supporting local artisans, artists, and performing artists with a focus on local Indigenous Peoples. We are also extending invitations to our non-Indigenous friends and neighbours in the inner-city to celebrate the creative talent and sharing and dialogue opportunities.Aboriginal Life In Vancouver Enhancement (ALIVE) in partnership with W2 Community Media Arts Society and the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre are pleased to present the 2nd Annual Woodward’s Winter Aboriginal Market.Supported by RayCam Community Centre, Inner-city Economic Strategy, Hastings Crossing BIA, BC Government & Services Employees Union, Vancouver Indigenous Media Arts Festival (VIMAF), and City of Vancouver’s Local Area Planning Process
*subject to change
Daily: Aboriginal Artisan Market, 11am-8pm
Daily: Urban Screens NFB Winter Film Classics, 8am-10pm on the Atrium’s videoscreens
winter classics from the video vaults of the NFB.
Daily: Baking & Canning Workshops: Join us on Sunday in the cafe with Zoe and Karen to learn about making Christmas preserves and holiday baking. The cost is just $10-20 (sliding scale) for supplies and you get to leave with the delicious treats you make.
||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||Wednesday, Dec 12: 7-9pm, HipHop Bingo featuring prizes and your cohosts JB The First Lady and Ostwelve
||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||Thursday, Dec 13: 8pm, An Intimate Winter Evening with George Leach & guests. 19+ Combine one of Turtle Island’s premiere blues musicians, with an evening of beer tasting (courtesy of Scandal Brewing, Cariboo Brewing, and Pacific Western Brewing Company)
||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||Friday, Dec 14: The Edward Curtis Project – Reading, 7pm, with hot chocolate & treats.
Marie Clements Playwright’s Reading of ‘The Edward Curtis Project’ in advance of its Production
at the National Arts Centre in Spring 2013. The work is based on the original production
commissioned and produced by Presentation House Theatre.
In 1930, photographer Edward Curtis’ landmark series, The North American Indian, recorded
for posterity what he termed a “vanishing people”. Decades later, Metis/Dene playwright Marie
Clements and Canadian documentary photographer Rita Leistner went in search of those
same First Nations peoples and communities. Their three-year journey has become a visually
stunning, thought-provoking drama. Present-day Aboriginal journalist Angelina – traumatized by
chronicling the freezing death of three Native children – interacts with Curtis’ photo images and
the controversial man himself, questioning the ethics of her work and assessing the collateral
damage of being a witness.
Marie Clements, is an award-winning playwright, screenwriter, performer, director, and producer,
and is Simon Fraser University’s Ellen and Warren Tallman Writer-in-Residence for Fall-Winter
||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||Friday, Dec 14: 2nd Annual Holiday Hustle, Doors 9:30pm
Some of Vancouver’s most celebrated electronic musicians and bands come together for this
Beatroute Magazine fundraiser for W2 Community Media Arts Society. Lots going on including
photo booth, artisan market, with performances by: Mandai, Vandettas, Bastet, Cherchez La
Femme, Drugzndreamz, Frank Grimes, Andrew Van Hassel, Krusha vs Expendable Youth,
Willisist vs Dubconscious, Woodhead, The Librarian vs Self Evident, HxdB vs Cure. $15
advance, low-income DTES residnets receive discounted entry by calling 604-689-9896.
||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||Saturday, Dec 15: Lifeskills’ PHS DTES Market is taking place adjacent to the Market, 12-5pm
||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||Saturday, Dec 15: VIMAF presents Charlie Zone feature film with short, 7-9pm.
Sunday, Dec 16: VIMAF Children’s Program in the NFB Studio Cinema, 12-2pm
||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||Sunday, Dec 16: Community Carolling, 4-5pm with complimentary hot chocolate, cider and
A beautiful catered affair featuring a full turkey dinner and delicious pumpkin pie!
The Woodward’s Atrium was packed with happy community residents enjoying a warm Sunday dinner!
Thank you to the sponsors especially Nester’s Market, London Drugs, JJ Bean and Gregory Henriquez! :)
Concrete Park is a celebration of urban culture taking place indoors in the heart of the Downtown Eastside, reminiscent of old school park jams and hosted by W2 and our friends The Hastings Set. Join us for this special urban event commemorating the offishal opening of W2 Media Cafe.
DJs will play to an open floor for dancers (Hip-hop and B-Boys). There will also be a 1 on 1 open b-boy battle with prizes from Sharks & Hammers, Welcome to East Van, Livestock, W2 Media Cafe, London Drugs, and Beats & Bikes.
City of Vancouver Mayor Gregor is going to drop down for a 6pm ribbon cutting and some delish cake, yummy treats provided by W2 Media Cafe, Cariboo Lager and Salt Spring Coffee Co beverages will be consumed, and shwag given out.
This is a free event and an open invite to the Downtown Eastside and Downtown communities.
Come join us in helping celebrate the opening of the W2 Media Cafe!!!
5- 9 pm
AHA MEDIA filmed at W2 Soul Gardens Long Table Pie Competition in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)
Soul Gardens Pie Competition
What’s Vancouver’s best pie? Taste the history of Vancouver through the unique ingredients we grow in our gardens and put in our fruity summery pies and savoury dinner pies. Welcoming artful culinary creations that qualify for the artistic category.
3 categories: Savoury, Sweet, Artistic
It is all going down in the Woodward’s Atrium, and to enter, it’s easy!
Join us on December 18th at Noon for the first annual Woodwards Christmas Carol. Be a part of the celebration as we pack the Woodwards Plaza with as many Vancouver carolers as possible. The infamous Mark Donnelly, who is the fan favorite for leading the anthems at the Vancouver Canucks games, will help lead the group in several of the seasons classics! Don’t worry if your carol skills need some sharpening, words and music will be provided.
The fun will start at Noon, in the Woodwards Plaza, in front of the SFU entrance. See you there!
Join Mark Donnelly for Woodward’s Christmas Carol 2010
Wear it – Share it-invite family, friends and colleagues and join us to make this canada’s largest christmas carol
Saturday December 18, 12-2pm
For more information: www.woodwardsevents.blogspot.com
The Bah Humbug Festival at SFU
Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol – 2pm in the SFU theatre
(immediately following Christmas Carol 2010)