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Devon Martin aka Mr Metro’s music and poetry class at LifeSkills Centre in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

July 21, 2011 Leave a comment

LifeSkills Centre’s Music and Poetry Class on Fridays 1-3

With Devon Martin aka Mr. Metro – professional music producer on keyboard and beats!

Galen Rigter of Washington Needle Depot teaches Needle Distribution Best Pratices in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

July 20, 2011 Leave a comment

At LifeSkills Centre, Galen Rigter of Washington Needle Depot teaches Needle Distribution Best Pratices to Peer Workers in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

AHA MEDIA films a Bride’s Entourage on Sat July 9, 2011 in Vancouver

July 17, 2011 Leave a comment

A sunny Saturday afternoon was the perfect setting for a giggling group of girls to explore Vancouver in a bride’s entourage!

Congrads to the lucky bride!

AHA MEDIA films HIV testing event on Saturday July 9, 2011 at Victory Square in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

July 17, 2011 Leave a comment

From What’s Your Status

Together we can radically stop the spread of HIV and AIDS through identifying participants who are positive. The earlier you learn your status and start treatment you significantly lower the risk of transmitting this disease to someone else.

Finding out your HIV status is positive used to be thought of as a death sentence. This is no longer the case because of pioneers in medical research like Dr. Julio Montaner and the BC Center for Excellence in HIV/AIDS who have developed a highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) for people living with the disease that can prolong healthy living for a lifetime and reduces the risk of HIV transmission. Along with this ground breaking research, a Point of Care test (similar to a test a diabetic would take) has the ability to screen for the virus in 60 seconds.

We are initiating a HIV testing, treatment and education campaign in the downtown eastside community (DTES). This program is a pilot project linking peers within our DTES to information and resources that they need and are available to them within the PHS programs that currently exist as well as special summer outdoor events.

Our objectives are to test and educate as many people from the DTES community as HIV screening is an important part of preventative health care for everyone. We also intend to link people living with a HIV positive status to all the resources and support that are available to them in their community.

Drinkers’ Meeting at VANDU on Mondays in Vancouver Downtown Eastside Eastside (DTES)

July 14, 2011 Leave a comment

“Do you drink Alcohol that is not bought at a liquor store? ( mouthwash, rubbing alcohol, hand sanitizer, swabs, Lysol)

A Drinkers’ Meeting is on Monday at VANDU

380 East Hastings

A UBC researcher will take anonymous notes during the meeting.

Lecture on The Neurobiology of Stress and Addiction by Professor George Koob

July 14, 2011 Leave a comment

George F. Koob, Ph.D., is Professor and Chair of the Committee on the Neurobiology of Addictive Disorders and Director of the Laboratory of Psychopharmacology at The Scripps Research Institute and Adjunct Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego.

THURSDAY JULY 14, 2011 at 6:00 pm
SFU Harbour Centre

515 W Hastings, Fletcher Challenge Theatre (Room 1900)

Molotov Solution at W2 Media Cafe in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

July 11, 2011 3 comments

Molotov Solution is an American death metal band from Las Vegas, Nevada  who describe themselves as “Socially Conscience Political Heavy Metal”.

They are notable for their politically charged lyrics, which include themes of government conspiracies, and world issues

Band Members

  • Robbie Pina – guitar
  • Nick Arthur- vocals
  • Richie Gomez – guitar
  • Shane Slade – bass guitar
  • Jacob Durrett – drums

Read more here