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 > EAT RICE, TALK STORY for 9th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival in Vancouver on Tuesday October 30, 2012

EAT RICE, TALK STORY for 9th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival in Vancouver on Tuesday October 30, 2012

Food & Stories
Tuesday October 30, 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Chinese Cultural Centre Museum & Archives, 555 Columbia

Local Canadian writers of Chinese ancestry share stories about food to nourish our body, spirit and community. The line up of accomplished writers includes: award-winning Evelyn Lau, writer and Poet Laureate of Vancouver; chef Bob Sung who says “Food is my medium”; activist Sid Chow Tan, who grew up in a restaurant in North Battleford, Saskathewan; Chinatown born Larry Wong, whose latest book is Dim Sum Stories: A Chinatown Childhood; and Steven Wong, whose self-published Wong Family Feast is an absolute delight. Steven says “The best medicine is socializing with family and friends.” We agree! An appetizer will accompany each writer’s presentation. Followed by Tea and Q and A!  First come first serve, limited seating. Free


This event was on Day 7 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


  1. No comments yet.
  1. No trackbacks yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: