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HOUSING CRISIS TOUR for 12th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival 2015 in Vancouver on Oct 31 2015

October 31, 2015

Walking Tour
HOUSING CRISIS TOUR with Carnegie Community Action Project
Saturday October 31, 11am (approx. 90 minutes)
Meet on the front steps of Carnegie, 401 Main
$10; free for local residents

Homelessness has been growing in the Downtown Eastside: this year 836 people were recorded as homeless in the neighborhood – the most ever – despite 458 homeless people being housed in new social housing units throughout the city. Next year homelessness could grow by hundreds, and rents in single room occupancy hotels continue to escalate. Herb Varley and other members of CCAP will lead the ‘housing crisis’ tour; they will visit places where homeless people are forced to sleep, the hotels from which they are being reno-victed, and the key sites where, if there was the political will, governments could buy, lease or build housing where homeless people could make their homes.

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 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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