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Pigeon Park Street Market by the DTES Street Market Society in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

November 25, 2013 Leave a comment

Mild Temperatures during Grey weekend drew happy bargain hunting crowds to the Pigeon Park Street Market by the DTES Street Market Society in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

 

 

A big thank you to Chef Alain Chow of Winner Winner Chicken Dinner for his very generous donation of Chinese Style Pizza Buns to help feed the Street Market’s hungry vendors and volunteers 🙂

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Peter Thompson shows off his new found art bought at the Street Market!

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It’s always a good time to come shopping at the Street Market!

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Many thanks to Todd Harris of  Sanitation for City of Vancouver for helping us keep the Street Market neat and tidy!

Remembrance Day 2013 at Victory Square, Vancouver

November 17, 2013 Leave a comment

Victory Square Remembrance Day Ceremony and Parade

  • When: Monday, Nov. 11, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. PT
  • Where: Cenotaph at Victory Square on Hastings Street at Cambie Street in Vancouver

The event will open with a performance by the Vancouver Bach Youth Choir and Sarabande.

While the choir are performing, the all-Cadet Vancouver Flag Party will lead a parade of veterans, military marching units and bands to Victory Square, arriving before the ceremony begins at 10:30 a.m. PT​.

The Last Post will be sounded at 11:00 a.m. PT, and there will be two minutes of silence, during which a 21-gun salute by the 15th Field Artillery Regiment will be heard from Portside Park. The playing of the Rouse and Lament will follow.

The Royal Canadian Air Force will conduct a flypast and In Flanders Fields will be sung by the choir, before wreaths are placed at the Cenotaph.

Strathcona Community Centre PUB NIGHT

November 9, 2013 Leave a comment

Friday, November 8, 2013

FUN – FOOD – PRIZES – SILENT AUCTION
6 – 10pm

Live Music featuring Mark Wardrop and the Hullabelugas

Tickets $25 or Five for $100
Proceeds to fund the purchase of a new community centre van.

Many thanks to James Johnstone, Richard Rooney, Roberta Robertson,  Karen Knights, Joji Kumagai and Pete Fry for a wonderful welcome and delightful chats! 🙂

DNC Board meets with BCS and City to promote inclusive future for the DTES LAPP in Vancouver

November 8, 2013 Leave a comment

Roland Clarke, Secretary Treasurer says:

Members of the board of the DNC, along with two members of BCS met today with the City of Vancouver to address long standing issues of process and inclusion in the DTES LAPP. Satisfactory outcomes are hoped for on both sides.

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CONNECT Karen Jamieson Dance for 10th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival 2013 in Vancouver on Nov 3 2013

November 3, 2013 Leave a comment

Dance
CONNECT Karen Jamieson Dance
Sunday November 3, 3pm – 4pm
Meet at steps of Carnegie Community Centre, 401 Main
Procession ends at SFU Woodward’s World Art Centre, 149 W. Hastings
Performers from the Carnegie Dance Troupe perform CONNECT, a processional dance performance inspired by personal and traditional music, led by dancer and choreographer Karen Jamieson. This is the completed work of a two-year project featuring live music, poetry, First Nations drumming and cultural dances. Performers are residents of the Downtown Eastside: people of a wide range of cultures, ages, abilities and talents. At 3pm the procession begins at Carnegie and leads down Hastings Street to SFU Woodward’s for the main performance, arriving at the World Art Centre at 3:30pm. If you do not wish to join the procession please be at SFU Woodward’s World Art Centre (2nd floor) at 3:20pm. Free

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 10th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival
Wednesday October 23 to Sunday November 3, 2013

Over 80 events at over 25 venues throughout the Downtown Eastside

http://www.heartofthecityfestival.com

2013 hotcf guide

On page 9 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

VANCOUVER JAPANESE LANGUAGE SCHOOL & JAPANESE HALL FOOD BAZAAR for 10th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival 2013 in Vancouver on Nov 3 2013

November 3, 2013 Leave a comment

Community Celebration
VANCOUVER JAPANESE LANGUAGE SCHOOL & JAPANESE HALL FOOD BAZAAR
Sunday November 3, 12pm – 3pm
Japanese Hall, 487 Alexander
Come early to the popular semi-annual Japanese feast and eat, eat, eat! VJLS & JH volunteers work feverishly over many days to make and serve a wide variety of menu items, hot, fresh, seasonal and affordable. This fundraising event is always popular, with children’s games corner, door and raffl e prizes, and a silent auction. At 1pm, for a spicy Heart of the City Festival treat, Sansho Daiko will perform. Formed in 2010 Sansho Daiko is a Vancouver-based taiko group that draws on both traditional and contemporary repertoire, and creates a powerful and joyous sound that resonates long after the last beat has been played….Entrance to the Bazaar is by donation.