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DAY OF THE DEAD CELEBRATION OF LIFE for 12th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival 2015 in Vancouver on Nov 2 2015

November 2, 2015

Community
DAY OF THE DEAD CELEBRATION OF LIFE
Monday November 2, 3pm – 4pm
Oppenheimer Park, 488 Powell
Free

In the Downtown Eastside, Latin Americans celebrate Day of the Dead with pageantry, music, love and humour. We throw a party and invite the dead to join us for a while before returning to “the other side.” Music by Alfredo Flores, Jose Alberto, Alarcon Cruz, Ovidio Gonzalez and Jesus Cristobal. Hot chocolate and cookies. Bring flowers, candles and photographs for the ofrenda (altar) to honour our murdered and missing friends. Share in a celebration of their life, and maybe tell a story or two about them. In collaboration with WATARI and Vancouver Public Library. Everyone welcome.

This event was on Day 6 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

http://www.heartofthecityfestival.com

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Visit the Heart of the City Festival website

http://www.heartofthecityfestival.com

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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