Archive for July, 2010

Carnegie Community Action Project (CCAP) to present a VISION for Downtown Eastside future in Vancouver – Tuesday, July 20 at 10 AM

July 20, 2010 Leave a comment

Low-income residents to launch Vision for Downtown Eastside future

What are the good things about the Downtown Eastside community?

How would residents solve problems in the Downtown Eastside?

How could Vancouver lead the world in treating its lowest income community with respect?

What is the Vision that residents have for the future of their community?

What are the Values and what Actions will help improve the Downtown Eastside?

Who supports this Vision?

Find out at a news conference:

Tuesday, July 20 at 10 AM

Carnegie Theatre, 401 Main St.

The Carnegie Community Action Project will present a Vision that is the results of two years of work and consultation with 1200 Downtown Eastside residents about what they want for their community and how to get it.


Contact:  Wendy Pedersen (604 839-0379

Jean Swanson (604 729-2380)

See livestream video of CCAP news conference at from a Nokia N97 mini cameraphone

5,000 BBQ meals by Union Gospel Mission for Summer BBQ at Oppenheimer Park

July 17, 2010 Leave a comment

Oppenheimer Park to be filled with laughter, fun and 5,000 BBQ meals at Union Gospel Mission Summer BBQ

What: On Saturday, July 17, Union Gospel Mission will serve its largest meal of the year: a massive, inner-city BBQ with 5,000 meals for the Downtown Eastside community. Men, women and children will feast on hamburgers, hot dogs, snacks and refreshments as they enjoy live music and entertainment. The supervised kids’ carnival area will have face-painting, water balloons, cotton candy and a classic carnival bouncy-house.

When: Saturday, July 17, 2010, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Where: Oppenheimer Park (Cordova Street between Dunlevy and Jackson)

Google Maps link to location:

Why: A great event for Downtown Eastside individuals and families, the BBQ also gives UGM outreach workers the chance to build relationships and trust with those in need.

Heads-up: Second BBQ in August!

Thanks to the generosity of the Glowbal Restaurant Group, UGM will host a second summer BBQ on August 10th. After the success of Glowbal’s Table for 2000 gourmet Christmas meal for the Downtown Eastside last December, Glowbal approached UGM about throwing a huge Texas-style BBQ. Prepared by all six of Glowbal’s executive chefs, the meal will feature a menu of braised beef brisket, slow roasted baby back ribs, chipotle BBQ chicken, and more. Besides being a truly unique treat for Downtown Eastside residents, this BBQ will give UGM Outreach workers another chance to connect with locals in a casual, open environment.

About UGM:

Union Gospel Mission has been reaching hungry, hurting, and homeless men, women, youth, and children for nearly 70 years. Through its 8 locations in Metro Vancouver and the city of Mission, UGM provides counseling, education, safe housing, and alcohol and drug recovery to those struggling with poverty, homelessness, and addiction. The heart of the mission is to demonstrate God’s transforming love, ease the burden of the most vulnerable, rebuild the lives of the broken, and offer dignity to those who feel cast aside. UGM is a proud member of the Canadian Council of Christian Charities. To find out more, visit

W2 Community Media Arts at Vancouver Folk Festival 2010

July 17, 2010 Leave a comment

W2  Community Media Arts and Fearless City Mobile will be having an info table set up during  Vancouver Folk Festival 2010, July 16 – 18, please come over and say hello to us! 🙂

W2 brings spaces to life with the arts and creative technology in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver.

W2 Storyeum will also be hosting the After-Party for the Vancouver Folk Fest Volunteers this Sunday night  July 18 with DJ Dolores (BR) Les Boukakes (FR)

Come visit us at our 31,000 sq ft project site:
W2 Storyeum
151 W. Cordova
Vancouver BC V6B 1G8

Day 3 of Nokia #N97minitour from Salmon Arm, BC to Banff, AB

July 8, 2010 1 comment

A beautiful sunny day awaited us as our Nokia #N97minitour left Salmon Arm, BC and ventured off towards Banff, Alberta

See livestream videos of today’s trip using a Nokia N97 mini smartphone at and, they will be in reverse chronological order

Below is a photo of Qik page with Livestream videos of  Today’s highlights

Our Exciting day’s events and highlights included:

Today’s Nokia N97 mini challenge – Twitpic Eye – Spy

In turn, you’ll take a picture with the N97 mini and challenge your community to play Eye-Spy

For each of you, the first of your followers to guess correctly will win an Ovi goody bag

Seeing Frontier Restaurant in Revelstoke, BC

Stopping at Rogers Pass Centre for gas,

Having lunch at Timbermill Restaurant in Golden, BC

Taking photos at The Kicking Horse River Valley and Natural Bridge in Yoho National Park

Visiting  Emerald Lake in Yoho National Park

Viewing Spiral Tunnels

Exploring Lake Louise

Arriving at Inns of Banff

Strolling along Banff Ave in Banff

Dinner at Chili’s

Below are photos of today! Please click on any of the following to enlarge


Prepare for tomorrow’s Food Network Canada Challenge

“Tomorrow you’ll be cooking up a feast, Banff BBQ-style. Choose your recipe from the Food Network Canada app today, and we’ll go shopping tomorrow

The final effort will be judged by looks (via Twitter) and taste ( by each other).

Below are photos of Nokia N97 mini with Food Newtwork Canada App

Day 2 of Nokia #N97minitour from Vancouver to Salmon Arm, BC

July 7, 2010 3 comments

A bright and sunny day heralded Day 2 of Nokia #N97minitour from Canada Place, Vancouver to Salmon Arm, BC showcasing the Nokia N97 mini smartphone

See livestream videos of today’s trip using a Nokia N97 mini smartphone at, and, they will be in reverse chronological order

In this video is a first look at Nokia #N97minitour RV at Canada Place, Vancouver with fellow crew members, Tom Hall, John Biehler, Daniel and Michael Kwan

Below is a photo of an Nokia N97 mini with a Snaptu desktop

Below are photos of the interior of the Nokia #N97minitour RV

Below is a photo with Nokia smartphones N900, N97 mini and NE71

Below is a photo of the Nokia #N97minitour RV parked at our first stop at Cottonwood Mall in Chilliwack, BC

Below is a photo of Chris and Tom having lunch at Cottonwood Mall in Chilliwack, BC

Below is a photo of Tom Hall filming Daniel and Michael Kwan holding Day 1 Nokia N97 mini challenge

Below is Tom Hall taking a photo of our #N97minitour RV while we stop for a nature walk at Silver Rails in Coquihalla Canyon Recreation Area

Below is a photo of Nokia N97 mini in #N97minitour RV, taken from back of the vehicle towards the front

Below is a photo of Michael Kwan using his Nokia N97 mini while arriving in Salmon Arm, BC

Below is a livestream video of our Nokia #N97minitour arrival at Super 8 in Salmon Arm, BC

Below is a photo of the VERY EXPENSIVE Room Rate for a Single, 2 Persons, 1 Bed at $1119.95 Daily

Below are photos of the Nokia #N97minitour crew at Settler’s Pub in Salmon Arm

Below is a video where Tom Hall of WOMWorld Nokia films on a Nokia N97 mini the crew of Nokia #N97minitour showing the results of First Minotaur challenge and day’s thoughts in Salmon Arm, BC

Below is a photo of our four Nokia N97 mini smartphones all combined to make up our #N97minitour crew logo – the “Minotaur”

In the next photo and video, Tom Hall of WOMWorld Nokia speaks on when they decided to surprise three UK bloggers with a full on N97 mini delivery and loud mariachi band as part of Nokia Human Research to crew members of #N97minitour in Salmon Arm, BC

Below is a video from WOMWorld Nokia showing Tom Hall delivering Nokia N97 minis  while a Mariachi Band plays the Nokia Theme Song

All preceeding photos and videos were filmed by April Smith of AHA MEDIA on either a Nokia N97 mini cameraphone or a New Media camera – Panasonic DMC-ZS3. AHA MEDIA is about exploring mobile media production through New Media cameras. For a better quality version of this video or for additional footage, please DM April Smith @AprilFilms on Twitter or