Home > AHA Media, April Smith, Community Engagement, Downtown Eastside, DTES, Heart of the City Festival, Heart of the City Festival 2012, Vancouver, Vancouver Downtown Eastside > LOST STREAMS, WELLS AND WATERS for 9th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival in Vancouver on Saturday October 27, 2012

LOST STREAMS, WELLS AND WATERS for 9th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival in Vancouver on Saturday October 27, 2012

Walking Tour
LOST STREAMS, WELLS AND WATERS of the DTES’ Early Gastown Days with Bruce Macdonald
Saturday October 27, 1pm
(approx. 2 hours)
Meet at Maple Tree Square
SW corner of Carrall and Water

In the early days of Gastown from 1865 to 1887 the remote sawmill village that was soon to become Vancouver in 1886 was dependent on ground water and the First Nations people of the area for survival. The times were completely different to now; the world of Gastown 150 years ago has vanished. Join well-known Vancouver historian Bruce Macdonald on a walking tour that shares the rich natural and human history of our City, with a focus on the lost water streams, wells and waters of the Downtown Eastside in Gastown. Presented in partnership with the False Creek Watershed Society (www.falsecreekwatershed.org). $10 for non-residents, pay what you can for local residents

This event was on Day 4 of  the 12 Days of the Heart of the City Festival. Please check the website for more events!

The 9th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival 

Wednesday 24 October to Sunday 4 November, 2012

Over 120 events at over 25 venues throughout the Downtown Eastside


On page 13 of the Festival Program guide, there is a writeup on AHA MEDIA

The Festival is thrilled to partner with the DTES’s AHA Media to provide social media coverage (video/photos/blog) of the Heart of the City Festival. AHA Media gives voice to our local community and provides services for individuals and organizations to share their news and special events on a broader scale through social media. Founded in 2008 by local artists April Smith, Hendrik Beune, and Al Tkatch, AHA Media previously collaborated with Fearless City Media and has an ongoing working relationship with W2Community Media Arts and various other organizations and individuals in the DTES community. The members of AHA Media describe themselves as “definitely not mainstream media”. Based in Vancouver’s DTES, their style is described as non-invasive and unassuming.

Say Hello to AHA Media as they visit the Festival events. They will be happy to chat with you. Stay connected to the festival with AHA’s links – see photos/videos of the festival events you attended; take in a festival event you missed; or follow one festival event while you are attending another!

Follow AHA MEDIA on Twitter, Facebook,  Youtube and Flickr!

AHA MEDIA Twitter   @AHAMEDIA  @AprilFilms  

AHA MEDIA Facebook http://www.facebook.com/AHAMEDIA

AHA Media YouTube Channel http://www.youtube.com/AHAFilm

AHA Media Flickr Photos http://www.flickr.com/photos/AHAMEDIA/sets


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