Archive for January, 2011

AHA MEDIA’s 4 video entries for NOKIA N8 Productions contest (#N8Productions)

January 31, 2011 Leave a comment

AHA MEDIA had a wonderful time using the trial Nokia N8 sent from WOM World and Nokia to film videos for the Nokia N8 Productions contest

This powerful touchscreen smartphone, dubbed the world’s best cameraphone, is a home theatre in the palm of your hand. The only smartphone with Dolby Digital Plus Surround Sound, the Nokia N8 offers the best of video entertainment, information sharing and social communication, such as a 12MP camera with Carl Zeiss optics, Xenon flash and HD quality video recording. The Nokia N8 comes equipped with an HDMI cable allowing for easy hookup to an HDTV for the ultimate entertainment experience.

Below is our Nokia N8 Productions (#N8Productions) video called “My Workplace in the Vancouver Downtown Eastside”

Below is our Nokia N8 Productions (#N8Productions) video called “Gonna Buy Me A Dog”

Below is our Nokia N8 Productions (#N8Productions) video called “The Kids Aren’t Alright”

Below is our Nokia N8 Productions (#N8Productions) video called “Dead End Street”

Many thanks  WOM WorldOvi and Nokia for giving us this amazing opportunity to film on a Nokia N8!! :)

AHA MEDIA sees Women’s Art and Craft class make Valentines at LifeSkills Centre in Vancouver Downtown Eastside

January 31, 2011 Leave a comment

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, AHA MEDIA sees Women’s Art and Craft class make Valentines at LifeSkills Centre in Vancouver Downtown Eastside 🙂

AHA MEDIA was very pleased to receive a #Chatterboxing with Annoying Orange package from Wom World, Ovi and Nokia in Vancouver

January 30, 2011 Leave a comment

AHA MEDIA was very pleased to receive a #Chatterboxing with  Annoying Orange package from WOM World

Coming soon on February 4, 2011.  #Chatterboxing events  with  Annoying Orange, sponsored by Ovi and Nokia will begin!!  We look forward to an exciting time !! 🙂

Below is a video of Annoying Orange

Below are photos of Peter Davies of AHA MEDIA showcasing all the amazing items with #Chatterboxing with Annoying Orange

Many thanks to WOM World, Ovi and Nokia !! 🙂

AHA MEDIA at One Stop Shop Magic the Gathering Mirrodin Besieged Pre-Released Sealed Event in Vancouver on Sat Jan 29, 2011

January 30, 2011 Leave a comment


AHA MEDIA was at One Stop Shop Magic the Gathering Mirrodin Besieged Pre-Released Sealed Event in Vancouver on Sat Jan 29, 2011

It was an exciting event with plenty of fun and excitement right down to the last minute!!

Peter Davies of AHA MEDIA was the Head Judge of the event and helped support Hiroshi and Miami Mike Martins during the 5 rounds of Action!


Stanton Peele for PHS Public Lecture Series at SFU Harbour Centre in Vancouver, Canada

January 28, 2011 Leave a comment

Stanton Peele, Ph.D., J.D., is a renowned psychologist who has for the past 40 years challenged the more simplistic notions and models of addiction that have predominated the North American debate. He is one of the pioneers of harm reduction, acknowledging that addiction occurs with a range of experiences and that there is something called a natural recovery from addiction. He is the author of Love and Addiction, The Meaning of Addiction, 7 Tools to Beat Addiction, and is the Developer of the Life Process Program for defeating addiction.

Below is Liz Evans, Executive Director of PHS with Stanton Peele

Below is Dave Murray with Stanton Peele before his lecture

Below is Peter Davies of AHA MEDIA helping to record the audio

SCENE Expands Partnership with Milestones Grill + Bar

January 28, 2011 Leave a comment

SCENE Members Across Canada Can Now Redeem Points To Dine Out!

TORONTO, ON – January 28, 2011 – SCENE, the entertainment loyalty program from Cineplex Entertainment (TSX: CGX) and Scotiabank (TSX: BNS), has broadened their partnership with Cara Foods.  The program’s partnership with Cara’s Milestones Grill + Bar restaurant chain, which has been effective in Ontario since March 2010, is now expanding to offer SCENE members in British Columbia and Alberta the opportunity to earn and redeem SCENE points while dining out.


By presenting their SCENE membership card at any one of 40 participating Milestones Grill + Bar locations across Canada, members can:

·         Earn 50 SCENE points for every $10 spent.

·         Redeem 1,250 SCENE points for a $10 discount on their Milestone’s bill.


In addition to expanding its partnership with the Milestones restaurant chain, SCENE is also now offering the ability for its members to redeem points for CARA Bon Appétit e-Gift cards.  Members can visit and redeem points online for e-Gift Cards in denominations of $25, $50 and $100.  Accepted at all CARA restaurants including Swiss Chalet, Montana’s, Kelsey’s, Harvey’s and Milestones Grill + Bar, this new reward opens up greater dining possibilities for SCENE members across Canada.


“At SCENE, we are continually looking for partnerships that bring exciting entertainment rewards and experiences to our members,” said Shawn Bloom, General Manager, SCENE. “Our partnership with Milestones in Ontario was extremely successful so it makes perfect sense to expand this benefit to SCENE members in British Columbia and Alberta.  Plus, we’re very excited to offer Bon Appétit e-Gift cards as a new reward option for SCENE members.  Dining rewards are something our member’s value and have told us they’re interested in, so we want them to know that we’re listening and responding! ”


“Our guests recognize us as a place to celebrate life’s milestones – big and small, and we have become the destination for Wednesday Date Night in Canada. We know that dinner and a movie is a classic combination, so by inviting SCENE members to redeem points at our restaurants, guests can have the opportunity to enhance their movie night with a visit to Milestones – it is a natural fit,” said Jeff Stipec, President of Milestones restaurants.  “Ultimately we hope to share our passion for food with new guests, and offer even more reason for returning guests to celebrate their life’s milestones with us.”

Full details on how to earn and redeem points with SCENE at Milestones Grill + Bar locations across Canada are available at

About Cara

Cara Operations Limited (Cara) is Canada’s leading branded restaurant organization.  The company is more than 125 years old and operates some of the most recognized brands in the country, including Swiss Chalet Rotisserie & Grill®, Harvey’s®, Milestones Grill and Bar®, Montana’s® and Kelsey’s Neighbourhood Bar & Grill®. For more information visit


SCENE®, the entertainment rewards program launched by Scotiabank and Cineplex Entertainment, is free to join and offers members an immediate 10 per cent discount on concession purchases and enables members to earn and redeem points for music, movies, DVDs, movie downloads and concessions. Members can also accelerate their earning power with the SCENE® ScotiaCard® (debit card) and SCENE® VISA* card. find out more.


About Cineplex Entertainment

Cineplex Inc. (“Cineplex”) is the largest motion picture exhibitor in Canada and owns, leases or has a joint-venture interest in 132 theatres with 1,366 screens serving approximately 70 million guests annually.  Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, Cineplex operates theatres from British Columbia to Quebec and is the exclusive provider of UltraAVX™ and the largest exhibitor of digital, 3D and IMAX projection technologies in the country.  Proudly Canadian and with a workforce of approximately 10,000 employees, the company operates the following top tier brands: Cineplex Odeon, Galaxy, Famous Players, Colossus, Coliseum, SilverCity, Cinema City and Scotiabank Theatres.  Cineplex shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) under the symbol “CGX”. The Debentures are listed on the TSX under the symbol “CGX.DB”.  For more information, visit


About Scotiabank

Scotiabank is one of North America’s premier financial institutions and Canada’s most international bank. With more than 70,000 employees, Scotiabank Group and its affiliates serve some 18.6 million customers in more than 50 countries around the world. Scotiabank offers a broad range of products and services including personal, commercial, corporate and investment banking. With assets above $526 billion (as at October 31, 2010), Scotiabank trades on the Toronto (BNS) and New York Exchanges (BNS). For more information please visit

For more information, contact:

April Brown for SCENE



AHA MEDIA congratulates W2 for winning the 2011 Roger Inman Memorial Award for Community Economic Development!!!!

January 27, 2011 Leave a comment

 AHA MEDIA congratulates W2 for winning the 2011 Roger Inman Memorial Award for Community Economic Development !!! We are so proud of you!! 🙂

The Roger Inman Memorial Award


Annually, CCEC presents the Roger Inman Memorial Award for Community Economic Development (CED) in recognition of a project that has made a significant contribution to the economic development of the community.  CCEC is committed to keeping our money and resources working in our community by actively supporting and promoting the development of strong, successful community businesses, projects and organizations.

Any group, business or individual affiliated with CCEC Credit Union is eligible for this special recognition/cash award.

Nominations are evaluated taking into account the following criteria:
Being self-directed; and basing itself in the co-operative principles:

  • Voluntary and Open Membership
  • Democratic Member Control
  • Member Economic Participation
  • Autonomy and Independence
  • Co-operative Education
  • Co-operation among Co-operatives
  • Concern for Community
  • Benefiting the community on a continuing basis
  • Defining a goal that addresses an identified community need
  • Benefiting the community in a broader nature than a purely economic one
  • Bringing together diverse awareness regarding community economic development

At CCEC we take all of “Community Economic Development” seriously. For us, the community part is essential to the economics, and we work to foster both for growth and change. It’s one of our basic principles. From the list of  past winners you can see how they  are working at CED in your community — from theatre to farms to loan guarantees. Every one of these groups is building community in creative ways, with courage and persistence.

Past winners are:

2010: Discovery Organics
2009: Vancouver Folk Music Festival Society
2008: East Vancouver Celebration Society
2007: Rhizome Café
2006: Fraser Common Farm Co-operative
2005: Spartacus Books Educational Society
2004: Theatre In The Raw Society
2003: Compassion Club Society of Vancouver
2002: Hebrew Assistance Association of Vancouver
2001: Your Local Farmers’ Market Society
2000: Vancouver Co-operative Radio
1999: Watari Research Association
1998: East End Food Co-operative
1997: Philippine Women Centre
1996: WomenFutures Loan Guarantee Fund
1995: Teaching Support Staff Union of Simon Fraser University (TSSU)
1994: Peer Assisted Lending (PAL) through Cal Meadow Foundation