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Vancouver DTES’ Historical Pantages Theatre’s new posters!

March 31, 2009 Leave a comment

While walking along Hastings Street , AHA MEDIA along with Lani Russwurm, Local DTES Historian noticed new posters at Pantages Theatre





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Greg Milne aka G-Rock, a Vancouver DTES “Outsider” Artist shows his work

March 31, 2009 2 comments

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In this video, Greg Milne aka G-Rock, a local DTES resident and new “Outsider” artist presents his latest work.

He is a drummer and has been playing for 43 years!  He has played with the band Rapid Fire in the 1980’s and waxes nostagically about his youth in the local Strip bars – the Marr and the Drake Hotel.  He laughs on how two strippers took him to Hawaii for fun in the sun! 🙂
He recalls that 3 years ago that he couldn’t even draw stick men and now he enjoys creating art for the enjoyments of his friends!  He quips that if “We only use 11% of our brains, then we have 89% left to discover ourselves 🙂


He’s been drawing for 3 years now and even his mother wonders where he got his talent from!

He proudly says that when he gives away his artwork to friends, they display it in their living rooms 🙂



Now at the young age of 50 years  he says “It’s not the way you look past a first impression, it’s not having one that makes for a special person with a giving heart!”


AHA MEDIA is proud to meet G-Rock – A great Vancouver Downtown Eastside ( DTES ) Outsider Artist helping to make his world beautiful 🙂



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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Hendrik Beune, Director of AHA MEDIA gets a new chair!

March 29, 2009 4 comments

In the next series of photos, Hendrik Beune utilizes his new Director’s chair to engage with the Vancouver DTES community in an artistic and very mobile way.

As we started from Carnegie Centre at Main and Hasting in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside ( DTES), it was  quite something to see the varioius reactions on people’s faces as Hendrik rolled by them on his mobile office chair.  The range of emotions ranged from suprised smiles, shocking glances, warm hearted encouragements to mere indifferences as people walked around him.

We are glad that Hendrik has his European savoir faire as he made he way down to one of our community office spaces! 🙂 We created interactive and mobile art in our area !

We, at AHA MEDIA are about creating community engagements and memories that last a long time! 🙂







AHA MEDIA was proud to be the Media Sponsor for “Remixing the Web for Social Change” on March Net Tuesday

March 28, 2009 Leave a comment

AHA MEDIA was proud to be the Media Sponsor for “Remixing the Web for Social Change” on March Net Tuesday at Workspace in Gastown, Vancouver Please see the rest of the 18 videos on


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New wireless cafe at Columbia and Pender in Vancouver DTES

March 28, 2009 Leave a comment





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