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REMEMBERING OUR DTES WOMEN for 12th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival 2015 in Vancouver on Oct 30 2015

October 30, 2015

Thursday October 30, 11am – 1pm
Oppenheimer Park, 488 Powell

The Vancouver Public Library is working with community members to develop Remembering Our DTES Women: The Stories Behind the Women’s Memorial Quilt, an online gallery where the quilt can be shared by friends and family alike from anywhere in the world. Community and family members who knew and cared for these women made the Women’s Memorial Quilt with love and respect, and carry it in the February 14th Annual Women’s Memorial March.

Diane Wood and Rosemary Georgeson will lead craft workshops to create a memorial altar to honor our murdered and missing friends; add your voice to this living memorial to our women. A celebration of life will be held on Monday November 2 in collaboration with Watari and VPL in Oppenheimer Park. For more information about the project or this event, leave a message for Diane or Rosemary at the Carnegie front desk.

This event was on  Day 3 of the 12 Days of the Heart of the City Festival. Please check the website for more events!

The 12th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival
Wednesday October 28 to Sunday November 8, 2015

Over 90 events at over 25 venues throughout the Downtown Eastside



Visit the Heart of the City Festival website


On page 29 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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