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POWELL STREET WALKING TOUR for 9th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival in Vancouver on Sunday November 4, 2012

Walking Tour
POWELL STREET WALKING TOUR with Raymond Nakamura
Sunday November 4, 10:30am – 12pm
Meet SE corner of Powell and Jackson 

Join Raymond Nakamura as he takes you back in time to the vibrant pre-war community of Japanese Canadians and Japanese immigrants who lived and worked in the area. The community grew and thrived over a fifty-year period from the 1890s until its forced removal in 1942. The tour will focus on the 300 and 400 blocks of Powell Street, the commercial heart of the community. Raymond’s knowledge of the area is both personal and fact-based: his family lived on Powell Street and he worked as Education Coordinator at the Nikkei National Museum in Burnaby. The tour will end at the Vancouver Japanese Language School & Japanese Hall Food Bazaar (487 Alexander). $10 for non-residents, pay what you can for local residents

This event was on Day 12 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

http://www.heartofthecityfestival.com

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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