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ROARING COMEDY for 11th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival 2014 in Vancouver on Nov 7 2014

Friday November 7, 7pm
Gallery Gachet, 88 E. Cordova

Roar with laughter and amazement at this evening of magic and comedy: join host David Granirer; comics from Stand Up for Mental Health, including our favourite local funny guy Paul Decarie; with special guest the inventive and witty Merlin and his hilarious comedy and amazing magic. A magician of many years-standing, Merlin brings fun and fantasy, comedy and emotion to his awe-inspiring magic. Stand Up For Mental Health was founded by award-winning counselor, stand-up comic and author David Granirer who teaches stand-up comedy to people with mental illness. David and his comics look at the lighter side of taking meds, seeing counselors, getting diagnosed and surviving the mental health system. For more info: www.standupformentalhealth.com.


This event was on  Day 10 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

AHA MEDIA for Heart of the City Festival 2014

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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