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AHA MEDIA is very proud to have their photo featured in the Vancouver Sun newspaper article “Arts take over Downtown Eastside – Heart of the City Festival shows off community culture and character” by Graeme McRanor

AHA MEDIA is very proud to have their photo in the Vancouver Sun newspaper in “Arts take over Downtown Eastside – Heart of the City Festival shows off community culture and character” article by Graeme McRanor !!

Below is Peter Davies of AHA MEDIA holding the Vancouver Sun paper where a photo of Clyde Wright, Alvin Clayton, April Smith and Hendrik Beune of AHA MEDIA is featured

To many people the Downtown Eastside is an intimidating place: a dangerous, dirty, drug-infested ‘hood patrolled by pimps, pushers, prostitutes and police.

But there are also poets, painters and patrons of the arts in the mix. And spend some time chatting with residents in the area’s animated streets and you’ll discover a tenacious camaraderie unmatched in the Lower Mainland.

Celebrating that community’s culture, heritage and distinct character, the seventh annual Heart of the City Festival — running from today to Nov. 7 — features 80 events at more than 25 venues throughout the neighbourhood. Festival artistic producer Terry Hunter likens it to an open house. And if that makes him a de facto sales agent, well, he knows every nook and cranny: as a DTES [Downtown Eastside] resident and executive director of the Vancouver Moving Theatre, Hunter has lived and worked in the area since 1975.

“It’s a great community with a great spirit,” he says. “It’s a community that’s always fought for its rights … there’s a quote in the program guide where one of the poets [Na, Megwich] says, ‘I love the Downtown Eastside community because of its beauty and its strength, its refusal to shut up and its insistence upon justice.’

Read more: http://www.vancouversun.com/entertainment/Arts+take+over+Downtown+Eastside/3732861/story.html#ixzz13d3zt5sn

AHA MEDIA is very proud to help provide social media coverage of the 7th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival in Vancouver from Pre festival events starting Wed Oct 20, 2010 through to the Main Festival during Wed Oct 27 – Sun Nov 7, 2010

http://www.heartofthecityfestival.com

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