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Hanging Baskets on East Hastings from PHS Community Services Society and Hastings Folk Garden Society in Vancouver DTES

June 7, 2012 Leave a comment
Hanging baskets with Robbie and the team: every year PHS Community Service Society and the Hastings Folk Garden Society re-plant the hanging baskets that line E. Hastings:
Soil delivery and loading:
Baskets taken down, lined, filled and ready for assembly:
Distributing the plants:
Hanging the baskets:
The last basket:


A new bee hive for Hastings Folk Garden in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

June 6, 2012 Leave a comment

The newest addition to Hastings Folk Garden is a brand new bee hive!

Downtown Eastside residents in the community garden program will have an exciting opportunity to learn about bee keeping.

Honey Bees bring so many benefits to our lives, flowers and vegetables including the sweet treat of delicious honey!

“Unique among all God’s creatures, only the honeybee improves the environment and preys not on any other species.” ~ Royden Brown

“If the bee disappears from the surface of the earth, man would have no more than four years to live?” ~ Albert Einstein

 

2ND ANNUAL PANTAGES PAINT-IN, PANCAKES, PETTING-ZOO, AND PROTEST

June 5, 2012 Leave a comment

2ND ANNUAL PANTAGES PAINT-IN, PANCAKES, PETTING-ZOO, AND PROTEST
Saturday June 2
12Noon
100-Block East Hastings
(in front of the Pantages demolition site)

Last year we gathered in front of Pantages (before it was all knocked down) and painted the walls with visions of a future where everyone in our community is housed and healthy and where no one faces the threat of eviction, displacement, and homelessness. On April 23 the Vancouver Development Permit Board approved the proposal for condos on the Pantages site despite massive DTES community opposition. Come join the community in the street on June 2nd to renew our commitment to fighting this condo project and winning 100% resident controlled social housing on the 100-block of East Hastings. There will be paint, pancakes, a petting zoo, and some speakers too. All you need to bring is your self and your hopes and will to fight for the future of DTES low-income communities.

AHA MEDIA’s own interview during Hope In Shadows 2012 event made it onto Global TV BC – Vancouver news

June 5, 2012 Leave a comment

While April Smith of AHA MEDIA was interviewing Clyde Wright and Holly Boyd of AHA MEDIA for having Camera #1 of Hope In Shadows 2012 event, the cameraman for Global TV captured a happy “AHA”  moment for Global TV BC news video.

AHA MEDIA is featured during 0:43-0:49 of the Global TV BC video.

Below are screen shots from the video

April Smith of AHA MEDIA smiling during her interview with Clyde Wright and Holly Boyd of  AHA MEDIA at Hope in Shadows 2012 event

April Smith, Clyde Wright and Holly Boyd of AHA MEDIA smiling during interview at Hope In Shadows event

Clyde Wright and Holly Boyd of AHA MEDIA smiling during interview at Hope In Shadows 2012 event

10th Annual Hope In Shadows camera give away for photography contest and calendar in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

June 3, 2012 Leave a comment

Hendrik Beune, Clyde Wright and Holly Boyd of AHA MEDIA are excited to be in the 10th Annual Hope In Shadows photography contest and calendar coordinated by Pivot Legal Society inVancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)