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AHA MEDIA is going to the City of Victoria on Vancouver Island to do new + social media animation and production in bringing our Province of B.C.’s Old Capital City into a New era of social media savyness!!

AHA MEDIA is extremely honored and pleased to be invited by Lorraine Murphy of Raincoaster Media http://www.raincoastermedia.com to accompany her to Victoria’s First Social Media Enhancement Tour.

Below is a photo of Lorraine of Raincoaster Media and April of AHA MEDIA 🙂

Lorraine and April - Media

This exciting time is called “New Victoria for New Media” and is going to showcasing some of the best highlights that our traditional Capital city of B.C. has to offer! 🙂


Eat Magazine says:

“Victoria is one of B.C.s tourism crown jewels, says Sherry Baumgardner, Director of Marketing for Coast Hotels & Resorts. With the growing influence of social media, we felt the time was right to showcase Victoria by inviting members of the online community to experience the many things to see and do in this beautiful city.

Partnering with Coast Hotels & Resorts on this unique press trip was a natural thing to do,” said Janet Carson, Vice President, Marketing & Travel Services for B.C. Ferries. “In this modern digital era, embracing social media is vital as its clearly making a significant impact on the awareness of travel products globally and it strongly supports our traditional media efforts.”


AHA MEDIA will be doing mobile media to  produce experience rich content that will help tell compelling stories about the traditional culture, sights and sounds of Old Victoria in transforming to “New Victoria for New Media”

AH A MEDIA is very excited to provide New and Social Media Animation to our beautiful B.C.’s Capital City  of Victoria through the active use of social marketing tools of  Twitter, Flickr, Youtube online!

Through our generation of new media photography, videography, live twitter updates done in a mobile, simulataneous fashion, AHA MEDIA aims to provide a “Live feel and experience” to our friends and followers of any event we partake in. We update quickly and often with a generous amount of photos, videos and tweets for all to see! 🙂



 “New Victoria for New Media” Itinerary

Friday June 19, 2009
 8:30am sharp!: Meet at Coast Plaza Hotel & Suite (1763 Comox Street, Vancouver)
 11:00am: Board Coastal Celebration ferry. Buffet lunch will be included.

12:45pm arrival time: Ferry docks at Swartz Bay (Victoria). Welcome to Victoria!

1:30pm: Sea Cider Farm & Cider House for cider tasting and tour compliments of Sea Cider Farm & Cider House

4:00pm: Check-in at Coast Victoria Harbourside Hotel & Marina

5:00pm – 7:00pm: The 15th annual BC Wine and Oyster Fest
Saturday June 20, 2009
  8:30am: Meet for group breakfast at Blue Crab Bar & Grill in hotel 

9:30am: Royal BC Museum

 11:30 am: Victoria Harbour Ferry tour and trip to Brew Pub

12:00pm: Lunch at Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub compliments of Spinnakers and Tourism Victoria.

 1:30pm – Evening  Exploring Victoria great attractions!


Sunday June 21, 2009

 9:15am: Meet in hotel lobby. Departure at 9:30 to Swartz Bay ferry terminal for 11:00am sailing.

1:30pm: Drop off at Coast Plaza Hotel & Suites to end the tour!


AHA MEDIA wishes to thank our generous sponsors for this fantastic opportunity to experience “New Victoria for New Media”


Coast Hotels & Resorts
900-1090 W. Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC V6E 3V7
Phone: 604-682-7982

Danny Dang
Electronic Distribution
Phone: 604-642-4119

Coast Victoria Harbourside Hotel & Marina
146 Kingston Street
Victoria, BC V8V 1V4
Phone: 250-360-1211

Scott Quinney
General Manager

BC Ferries
1112 Fort Street
Victoria, BC Canada V8V 4V2

Deborah Marshall
Director, Media Relations
Phone: 250-978-1267

Royal BC Museum
675 Belleville Street
Victoria, BC V8W 9W2
Toll Free: 1-888-447-7977

Sea Cider Farm & Cider House
2487 Mt. St. Michael Rd.
Saanichton, BC V8M 1T7
Phone: 250-544-4824

Spinnakers Brewpub and GuestHouses
308 Catherine Street
Victoria, BC V9A 3S8
Toll-Free: 877-838-2739

The Tartan Group
#301 – 210 Carrall Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 2J1
Phone: 604-682-8811

Andrea Wickham-Foxwell
Director, Travel & Tourism

Lesley Bidlake
Travel Media Relations

Tourism Victoria
4th Floor, 31 Bastion Square
Victoria, BC V8W 1J1
Phone: 250-414-6999

Holly Lenk
Travel Media Specialist
Phone: 250-414-6974









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