THE GREAT VANCOUVER FIRE OF 1886 WALKING TOUR for 11th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival 2014 in Vancouver on Nov 1 2014
THE GREAT VANCOUVER FIRE OF 1886 WALKING TOUR with Lisa Anne Smith
Saturday November 1, 10am (approx. 90 minutes)
Meet at SW corner of Victory Square, W. Pender & Hamilton
$10, pay-what-you-can for local residents
On June 13, 1886, an out-of-control clearing fire destroyed most of the newly-incorporated city of Vancouver in less than one hour. Author Lisa Anne Smith shares stories from her newly-released book Vancouver Is Ashes: The Great Fire of 1886. Revisit the Great Fire with Lisa as she brings to life stories of numerous fire survivors: visit the sites and discover why! Learn how Vancouver rose from the ashes within weeks of the fire’s aftermath. The walking tour will progress from the east end of Gastown, through to the final commentary on the Main Street overpass leading to CRAB Park.
This event was on Day 4 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