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Woodsquat: 10 Years later community assessment at W2 Media Cafe in Vancouver

December 12, 2012 1 comment

A community assessment of the Woodsquat legacy and outcomes for Urban Indigenous people. Join for the report-back and discussion. Coffee/tea served, free.

1 AHA MEDIA at  Woodsquat 10 Years later at W2 Media Cafe  in Vancouver

This program is a part of the Woodwards Indigenous Winter Market.

Stay up to date on the full program via the Facebook event page.

ALIVE http://www.aboriginalvoice.com
W2 http://www.creativetechnology.org/

Woodward’s Indigenous Winter Market

November 29, 2012 Leave a comment

  • 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 pres

    ent 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

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    *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.

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    ||||||||Wednesday, Dec 12: 7-9pm, HipHop Bingo featuring prizes and your cohosts JB The First Lady and Ostwelve

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    ||||||||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)

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    ||||||||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
    2012-13.

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    ||||||||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.

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    ||||||||Saturday, Dec 15: Lifeskills’ PHS DTES Market is taking place adjacent to the Market, 12-5pm

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    ||||||||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

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    ||||||||Sunday, Dec 16: Community Carolling, 4-5pm with complimentary hot chocolate, cider and
    treats.

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Woodward’s Community Fall Harvest Dinner on Sunday Oct 28, 2012

October 28, 2012 Leave a comment

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! :)

Inner City Economic Strategy event at W2 Media Cafe in Vancouver

September 22, 2012 Leave a comment

The Inner City Economic Strategy seeks to bring together the residents of the community, with other residents, businesses, service providers and all levels government. The City of Vancouver is committed to working with the community to create a comprehensive economic strategy which seeks to empower the residents of the Downtown Eastside. Unique populations have to be considered, women, Aboriginal, youth, immigrant and the aging population. This event is open to everybody who wants to contribute to taking

ownership over this strategy.

We know we have to collectively develop an ongoing strategy with projects that have real positive outcomes for the residents of the Downtown Eastside and inner-city neighbourhoods.

How do we build a sustainable community which enhances the local economy? What type of education, training and employment strategies do we envision? What mix of businesses can we collectively advocate for? How do we get a City of Vancouver procurement policy that supports our collective goals? What opportunities already exist that need nurturing and advancement? Who is already doing this work? How can you get active with social media for your own project, cause or business? Participate, learn tips!

Presenters from local businesses and interested groups. Lunch and organic will be provided.

Display tables showcasing efforts for inclusive economic development will be featured in the Woodward’s Atrium including Crosstown Pet, ALIVE, W2, Thru Haida EyesChindi Nation and many others.

We welcome others to this inclusive event!

Opening Remarks by Irwin Oostindie of W2, Hendrik Hoekma of DTES Education Enhancement Society and Bob Laurie of Vancouver Board of Trade

Panel Speakers included Brian Postlewait of Mission Possible,  Marcia Nozick of Embers  Wes Regan of Hastings Crossing BIA

DTES Business Start UP presenters by Hendrik Beune of Crosstown Pet, Marilyn McKee of Thru Haida Eyes and Karenza Wall of Chindi Nation

Scott Clark of ALIVE inspired us with his rousing speech of economic development strategies

 

Mad Dogg of WoodSquat 2002 speaks on WoodSquat 2012 – 10th Anniversary in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

September 12, 2012 Leave a comment

Ten years ago Vancouver’s most famous squat kicked off and impacted the future of the Downtown Eastside. An open community exhibition, screening and dialogue series marks the anniversary and questions the legacy of the autonomous direct action housing initiative over 92 day starting September 15, 2002.

Hendrik Beune of AHA MEDIA and Mad Dogg, one of the original Woodwards Squatters share their reflections and stories 10 years today on Sept 12, 2012

 

AHA MEDIA filmed at W2 Soul Gardens Long Table Pie Competition in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

August 6, 2011 Leave a comment
W2 Woodwards

Soul Gardens Pie Competition

Event Details

Time: August 6, 2011 from 4pm to 6pm
Location: W2 Media Cafe
Street: 111 W Hastings
City/Town: Vancouver, BC
Phone: 604-689-9896
Event Type: culinary, food, pie competition
Organized By: W2 Woodwards

Event Description

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!

Meeting Woodwards FC team of Vancouver Street Soccer in Downtown Eastside (DTES)

March 25, 2011 Leave a comment

Woodwards FC team players Hector Valle, Patrick Oleman, Trevor Wolfe and Randy Comiso say hello  at Woodwards SRO Building in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

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