TOUT EST ICI: A WALKING TOUR OF THE EARLY FRANCOPHONES OF VANCOUVER with Maurice Guibord for 10th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival 2013 in Vancouver on Nov 3 2013
TOUT EST ICI: A WALKING TOUR OF THE EARLY FRANCOPHONES OF VANCOUVER with Maurice Guibord
Sunday November 3, 10am – 11:30am
Meet at Victory Square, SW corner of Hastings and Cambie
Among the early settlers of Gastown and Vancouver were Francophone hoteliers, shopkeepers, teachers, entrepreneurs, engineers, and many others. They came from eastern Canada, France, Belgium and Switzerland, and they formed a linguistic community in the new town. This walking tour will take you through Gastown and the Downtown Eastside to see where some of them set up their businesses, and where some changed the landscape of Vancouver. Maurice has been involved in culture and heritage for almost thirty years and is active in the local and national Francophone media as a spokesperson and chronicler. $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 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
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 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