FESTIVAL OPENING CEREMONY for 11th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival 2014 in Vancouver on Oct 29 2014
FESTIVAL OPENING CEREMONY
Wednesday October 29, 2pm – 3pm
Carnegie Community Centre Theatre, 401 Main
Join friends from the neighbourhood, dignitaries, Phoenix Winter (President, Carnegie Community Centre Association) and special guests for this the grand opening of our 11th annual festival! Today we celebrate the strength and resilience of the Downtown Eastside community and the artists in our midst.
Sam George (Tse-at-sul-tuxch) of the Squamish Nation will open with a Welcome Song; Mike Dangeli of the Git Hayetsk Dancers will share celebratory songs; and emerging rising stars Jamie Elliott and the Downtown Eastside’s own Hannah Walker perform as Twin Bandit. There is more! The community’s favourite jazz band The Carnegie Jazz Band, led by trombonist Brad Muirhead, will play a short selection of new songs written by members of the community, including Patrick Foley’sSandstone Lady, sung by the Carnegie Community Choir led by Mike Richter.
Refreshments! Everyone welcome to this free event.
This event was on Day 1 of the 12 Days of the Heart of the City Festival. Please check the website for more events!
The 11th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival
Wednesday October 29 to Sunday November 9, 2014
Over 90 events at over 25 venues throughout the Downtown Eastside
Visit the Heart of the City Festival website
On page 45 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