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Clyde Wright of AHA MEDIA speaks of a Wish List for Christmas Holiday Season 2009 in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

Many  Vancouver Downtown Eastside residents face great challenges including health problems, homelessness, access to good food/water/ warm clothing during the Holiday Season

Since the weather is getting very cold , members of AHA MEDIA as well as LifeSkills Centre in Vancouver Downtown Eastside would dearly appreciate some donations of food items, warm clothes, toiletries

AHA MEDIA would love to continue to build their community capacity to do mobile media reporting in Vancover and Downtown Eastside and would really love some  donated electronic gear! 🙂

FIDO Pay as You Go Phone Cards for cell phones,

Digital cameras,

SD memory cards,


Video cameras,

Audio equipment

AHA MEDIA volunteers and peer trains others at LifeSkills Centre near Oppenheimer Park in 4 groups

1) Social Justice Support Group, 2) Upwords Writing 3) Computers and basic media literacy 4) Community Engagement


In this video, Clyde Wright of AHA MEDIA speaks of a wish list for the Holiday Season 2009 in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

This was filmed by April Smith of AHA MEDIA on a mobile cameraphone. April is passionate and skilled in making new media 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 DM April Smith at Twitter.com/AprilFilms or Facebook.com/AprilFilms


Below is a Wish list compiled by members of AHA MEDIA and members of LifeSkills Centre for Holiday Season 2009

– Gift Certificates  for London Drugs, Rexall, Army and Navy, Nester’s Food Market, Tim Horton’s, – Any Fast Food place

–  Socks

– Thermal Underwear

– Towels ( Bath and Kitchen )

– Toiletries – Shampoo, Conditioner, Shaving, ToothBrush, Toothpaste, personal grooming kits

– DVDs

– Art Supplies – Paints, Paper,

– Office Supplies

– Media Equipment

– Digital Cameras

– Blank Dvds to record on

– USB Flash Drives

– Radios – big and small

– Extension Cords

– Mini Fridge and Microwaves

– Good Shoes/Boots

– Vitamins, Boost and Ensure Drinks

– Laptops/Desktops

–  Cellphones

– FIDO pay as you go phone cards for cellphones

– Digital Cameras

– Video Cameras

– Jackets

– Sleeping Bags/Blankets

– Laundry Soap

– Mp3 players

– Guitars or Instruments

– Green Plants

– Tools

– Garbage Bags

– Cleaning Supplies

– Loose Tobacco



Please contact April Smith of AHA MEDIA through Email: Apr@live.ca



  1. December 12, 2009 at 5:36 am

    I highly enjoyed reading your post, keep on writing such exciting articles.

  1. December 25, 2009 at 5:38 pm

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