Archive for September, 2011

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

DTES Block Party to Block Condos on the 100 BLOCK of Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

September 17, 2011 Leave a comment

Sat. Sep 17 at around 4 pm
Music, food, and the last bit of summer sun!

Marc Williams wants to build condos at the old Pantages Site in the Downtown Eastside. Condos in the heart of the neighbourhood will cause higher property values, higher rents in single-room occupancies, displacement of current residents, increased policing, and low-income residents feeling unwelcome in their own neighbourhood.

We are getting the neighbourhood and all our allies together to protect the site for 100% social housing for low-income residents. The DTES is not for developers to make millions, it is for our vibrant and vital low-income community!

For more info:


* If you are a group, endorse the DTES Community Resolution:

* If you are an individual, sign the online petition:

* If you work in the DTES, sign the Boycott Statement:

* If you are a social housing provider, don’t collaborate with Sequel 138:

Organized by Stop Pantages Condos Coalition: Aboriginal Front Door, Carnegie Community Action Project, Citywide Housing Coalition, DTES Neighbourhood Council, DTES Power of Women Group, Gallery Gachet, Streams of Justice, Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users.

Portland Community Dental Clinic celebrates 10th Anniversary Party – Friday Sept 16th 12-3pm in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

September 16, 2011 Leave a comment

Join us to Celebrate!

10th Anniversary Party on Friday September 16th

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


PHS Thunderboxes Public Toilets in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

September 16, 2011 Leave a comment

Thunderboxes Public Toilets – Relief to the People!

62 East Hastings by Columbia (Beside Pigeon Park Savings Bank)

Midnight to 6AM

8TH ANNUAL CORN FESTIVAL – Latin-American community’s corn harvest celebration in Vancouver

September 10, 2011 Leave a comment

via The Grandview Woodland Food Connection

The Grandview Woodland Food Connection and Britannia Community Centre are pleased to co-host the 8th Annual Corn Festival with the Canada El Salvador Action Network. This Festival is a popular event within the Latin American community here in Vancouver, celebrating the social, cultural,and political importance of corn to the people’s of Latin America.

Increasingly, genetically modified corn, much of it imported from the US, is threatening the biodiversity of indigenous varieties and corn, the sovereignty of corn growers, and ultimately of food security in Latin America. In response, communities around Latin America are struggling to re-appropriate corn as a vital and healthy food crop and important cultural identifier.

Join us on Sat. Sept 10th, 11 -5pm at Britannia Community Centre, Gym D for a wonderful fiesta celebrating corn in all its tasty forms. Share fun, music, song and food. This is an all ages Fiesta and all are welcome!

Came and share in the the Latin-American community’s corn harvest celebration. Free family fun! Enjoy a day of Latin-American art and entertainment and try delicious ethnic dishes like pupusas, tamales, tostadas and more. Check out the kid’s zone and the yearly “Queen of Corn” contest for girls.