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AHA MEDIA films 39th BMO Vancouver Marathon from Woodwards Housing run by PHS in Vancouver on Sun May 2, 2010

May 2, 2010 1 comment

In next photos and video, is an aerial view of dedicated runners from the 39th BMO Vancouver Marathon run along Cordova and crossing Cambie Street in the rain on Sunday May 2, 2010

39th BMO Vancouver Marathon

The preceding photos and video was filmed by April Smith of AHA MEDIA on a New Media camera – Panasonic DMC-ZS3. AHA MEDIA is about exploring mobile media production through New Media cameras. For a better quality version of this video, please DM April Smith @AprilFilms on Twitter or


AHA MEDIA is very pleased to welcome The Sennnheiser Sound Tour as they visit W2 in Vancouver‏

August 20, 2009 Leave a comment

AHA MEDIA is very pleased to welcome The Sennnheiser Sound Tour as they visit W2 in Vancouver‏

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W2 Project located in the Woodward re-development site.

The Sennheiser Sound Tour involves two teams traveling across North America for the summer. The teams are comprised of surfers, models, gamers and photographers. Over the Summer they hit 30+ cities across the U.S. and Canada, bringing the reknown professional sound equipment direct to the people.

The tour is documented with social media tools, with  travel adventures uploaded to They are taking time out to visit W2, an inner-city media centre that has piqued team members interest in how community involvement has developed a state of the art media centre at Woodward’s. W2 is an example of cultural industries supporting job creation for at-risk local youth.
Members of the W2 community team will be on hand to answer questions about the 8,000 sq ft television, radio and new media studios that open winter 2010.

This is an opportunity for the Sennheiser Sound Team to develop, explore and understand the long term planning needs of this important project.

The tour begins at 3:30pm on Friday August 21 at the corner of Cordova and Cambie.

Below is a photo of AHA MEDIA enjoying gelato from the Gelato Shop at 307 Cambie by Cordova. Notice the Woodwards Buildings in the background! 🙂

AHA MEDIA enjoying gelato at Cambie and Cordova

Sennheiser is a world-leading manufacturer of microphones, headphones and wireless transmission systems. Established in 1945 in Wedemark, Germany, Sennheiser is now a global brand represented in 60 countries around the world with offices in the U.S. in Old Lyme, Connecticut and Pointe Claire Québec, Canada. Sennheiser’s pioneering excellence in technology has rewarded the company with numerous awards and accolades including an Emmy, a Grammy, and the Scientific and Engineering Award of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

To get “the coolest summer job ever!!” team members auditioned by posting reasons they were ideal candidates on social networking websites. Profiles of all 12 members can be viewed on the Sound Tour’s dedicated Facebook page: “Sennheiser Sound Tour.” – dedicated microsite
marketnews article
link to W2 Community Media Arts Society:  Twitter: @W2Woodwards

Mark Smith • 647-218-5246 •

AHA MEDIA enjoys ice cream at Gelato Shop at Cambie and Cordova in Vancouver Gastown

August 12, 2009 Leave a comment

AHA MEDIA enjoyed some fresh Gelato Ice Cream at the Gelato Shop at 309 Cambie by Cordova ( across from Cambie Hotel )

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AHA MEDIA enjoys supporting local businesses in our area! 🙂

AHA MEDIA is delighted to present Vancouver Police Museum’s first contest ever – “Me and a Tommy”

June 17, 2009 Leave a comment

AHA MEDIA is very pleased to present the Vancouver Police Museum located in the heart of the Vancouver Downtown Eastside on Cordova Street right next to Fire Hall theatre

The Vancouver Police Museum is a small non-profit museum dedicated to portraying the history of the Vancouver Police Department. We are located at 240 E. Cordova Street (in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside). We also happen to be housed in a very cool building.

Below are contest details right from


So stoked!

 Image by John Biehler. Some rights reserved. Me and a Tommy. (Image by John Biehler. Some rights reserved.) 

This morning, we received an email from a big movie studio, asking if we’d be interested in seeing a sneak preview of an upcoming major summer film. As you might imagine, this caught us a little off-guard, since we’ve never received any sneak preview tickets at the Police Museum before. After the shock wore off, we decided to press our luck and see how many tickets we could get. In the end, they gave us 20 (!) pairs of tickets for the screening. (Screening is in the evening of Thursday, June 25th)

We can’t tell you what film this is for yet, but we’re pretty sure you’d enjoy checking this one out before the masses. So, we’ve decided to run a contest or two in the next week to give you a chance to come join us. The first contest, we’re calling… “Me and a Tommy”.

Doesn’t everyone need an Anti-Bandit Gun? 

As you may know, we’re pretty proud of the eight Thompson Submachine Guns we have in our museum collection. Invented by John T. Thompson in 1919, the Thompson became infamous during the Prohibition era. It was a common sight of the time, being used by both law enforcement officers and criminals. (Vancouver Police bought 42 of them, at $50 a piece!) The Thompson was also known informally as the “Tommy Gun”, the “Trench Broom”, the “Trench Sweeper”, the “Chicago Piano”, the “Chicago Typewriter”, and the “Chopper”. (Thanks for the succinct write-up, Wikipedia!)


To win this contest, you need to take a photograph of yourself with a Tommy; could be a person, an object, a poster, arts-and-crafts, whatever… be creative, as long as it’s clearly a “Tommy’. Once you’ve got the picture, comment on this blog entry with your name and a link to your picture, or post a Twitpic on Twitter with the hashtag “#vpmtommy”. (No photoshops, or digital edits, please!)

To summarize the contest:

1) Take a picture of you and a Tommy
2) Get it online
3) ???
4) PROFIT!!!

All entries must be up before 5pm on Sunday, June 21.

Afterward, our elite panel of judge(s) will pick the most creative, unique or awesome entries and award the selected contributors each a pair of tickets to the screening. We may award as few as one or as many as five sets of tickets for this contest, depending on how much awesomeness we receive. You can submit multiple photos, but you can only win once.

Good luck to you all!

ps. The first person to post a real picture of themselves with Tommy Chong, (no photoshopping!!!) wins automatically!

Throwing a football on East Hastings Street in Vancouver Downtown Eastside ( DTES )

June 8, 2009 Leave a comment

Sunday Sports included  men playing catch in the Vancouver Downtown Eastside

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In this video, Ken Glofcheskie of AHA MEDIA and friends throw a football around on Hastings Street in between Columbia and Carrall.

This was filmed by April Smith of AHA MEDIA on a Nokia N95 mobile cameraphone. April is passionate and skilled in making Nokia films by exploring mobile media production through the camera lens of a cellphone. For a better quality version of this video, please DM April Smith

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AHA MEDIA was pleased to attend What about Love?: Out of the Rain Group Exhibition

June 8, 2009 Leave a comment

AHA MEDIA was very pleased to attend the

What About Love? : Out of the Rain Group Exhibition

Opening: Friday June 5th, 2009, 6:00pm-10:00pm.

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June 5th to 28th, 2009

Artists: Sue Blue, Wendy Chew, Bob Fiddler, Angel Gaeta, Ray Grabelle, Victor Jean, Montana King, Priscillia Tait, Garnet Tobacco, Adam Warne, Johnney Watts, and others.

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Artists from Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside show new work produced during this fourth annual Out of the Rain program.

Out of the Rain supports artists who face challenges to maintaining regular art practice but who, in spite of these challenges, persevere to make art as a means of survival and self-expression. This year’s twelve artists were provided with art supplies and a street level arts studio to make work for the group exhibition. These artists were selected from over 50 interested and qualified artists.

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This year, Out of the Rain is made possible through financial support from Edgewater Casino’s Social Responsibility Fund (through the City of Vancouver), Direct Access Grant funding, a generous contribution from John Casablanca Institute (via the Community Arts Council of Vancouver), and the provision of subsidized street level work space (Flack Block, 175 W Hastings) thanks to The Salient Group.

We would also like to thank Opus Framing and Arts Supplies for assistance with supplies, and the DTES Community Arts Network for early project support and partnership

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AHA MEDIA wishes to thank

Lianne Payne, Ali Lohan, Quin Martins of Gallery Gachet for leading  the Out of the Rain project  and for such a welcoming opening and reception 🙂

Lani Russwurm of DTES Community Arts Network  for his ongoing support 🙂

Tom Quirk – for documenting the Opening Night 🙂

To see more photos, please see our Flickr:

Strawberries are Super Sized this Spring

June 8, 2009 Leave a comment

Spring Strawberries are a scrumptious treat, and we at AHA MEDIA wish to show how super sized they are this spring with the following shots:

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