Archive for September, 2011

Portland Community Dental Clinic’s 10th Anniversary Party in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

September 23, 2011 2 comments

10th Anniversary Party on Friday September 16th was a success!

12-3PM, Outside the Clinic at 360 Columbia Street

FREE Hot lunch served! Everyone welcome!

Live Music: Rich Hope and the Evil Doers
March Hare
Dalannah Gail Bowen & the Straight Up

FREE On-the-Spot Cancer Screening
HIV Testing
Dental Consultations
Appointment Booking

Alley Health Fair 2011 on 100 Block Hastings in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

September 21, 2011 Leave a comment

A celebration of healthy living and nutrition in the Downtown Eastside, from hair cuts to HIV testing, from blood pressure to pedal-powered smoothies

The Alley Health Fair wants to increase awareness of healthy living possibilities among DTES residents. Be sure to visit them on Thursday, Sept 15 10AM-2PM

Alley Health Fair

100 Block East Hastings

Food, Acupuncture,  Massage, Smoothies, Giveaways, Health Info and Testing!

Concrete Park – a FREE opening event for the W2 Media Cafe in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

September 20, 2011 Leave a comment

Concrete Park is a celebration of urban culture taking place indoors in the heart of the Downtown Eastside, reminiscent of old school park jams and hosted by W2 and our friends The Hastings Set. Join us for this special urban event commemorating the offishal opening of W2 Media Cafe.

DJs will play to an open floor for dancers (Hip-hop and B-Boys). There will also be a 1 on 1 open b-boy battle with prizes from Sharks & Hammers, Welcome to East Van, Livestock, W2 Media Cafe, London Drugs, and Beats & Bikes.

City of Vancouver Mayor Gregor is going to drop down for a 6pm ribbon cutting and some delish cake, yummy treats provided by W2 Media Cafe, Cariboo Lager and Salt Spring Coffee Co beverages will be consumed, and shwag given out.

This is a free event and an open invite to the Downtown Eastside and Downtown communities.

Come join us in helping celebrate the opening of the W2 Media Cafe!!!

FREE event
All Ages
5- 9 pm
Woodwards Atrium

AHA MEDIA is proud to be involved with Social Media Week Vancouver 2011 and NOKIA on Thursday Sept 22

September 20, 2011 Leave a comment

Social Media Week, Sept 19-23, 2011


GLOBALSocial Media Week, the global conference running in 12 cities around the world, kicks off on Monday. Nokia is once again the headline sponsor of the event, which will see each city running an array of social media activity, connecting people to each other and their favourite brands. It’s all about Connecting People, see?

Social Media Week (SMW) is a global platform that connects people, content, and conversation around emerging trends in social and mobile media.

AHA MEDIA is very proud to be at the Nokia Tweetup at Cinema on Granville next Thursday 22nd at 6pm! Come join us for drinks, food, fun and great connections!

AHA MEDIA is very proud to use Nokia smartphones for their social media making!

W2TV: Solidarity Notes Choir – Women’s Housing March and GentriFUCation Tour

September 18, 2011 Leave a comment


Sat. Sep 17 @ 1:30 pm
Starts at Cordova and Columbia, just west of Main St.
Unceded Coast Salish Territories

On Saturday Sep 17 at 1:30 pm, join the Downtown Eastside Women Centre Power of Women Group* in the 5th Annual March for Women’s Housing and March Against Poverty.

We invite groups to bring their banners and anything else for our festive march and ‘GentriFucation Tour’. All genders are welcome and celebrated. Please bring your drums and regalia. This march is child-friendly and there will be a rest-vehicle for elders. Spread the word!

This year, we celebrate the recent victory that has forced the provincial government to commit funding to a 24-hour low barrier shelter for women as a result of our collective efforts. We also continue to march for:
– Social Housing, Childcare, and Healthcare for all!
– No more Evictions and No more Gentrification in the Downtown Eastside!
– Stop Criminalizing the Poor!

Email: or Phone: 778 885 0040

Video by Sid Tan of W2TV