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Fry Bread Bannock by Rosemary Georgeson in Vancouver

August 2, 2013 Leave a comment

Rosemary Georgeson, a local Vancouver Caterer shares a story about her Grandmother teaching her how to make Fry Bread Bannock.

Everyone loves Rosemary’s Fry Bread Bannock – so delicious and fluffy! 🙂

1 AHA MEDIA meets Rosemary Georgeson, Fry Bread Bannock Caterer in Vancouver

2 AHA MEDIA meets Rosemary Georgeson, Fry Bread Bannock Caterer in Vancouver

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Aboriginal Art meeting in the DTES with Hendrik Beune, Scott Clark, David Morrison and Matthew James

July 30, 2013 Leave a comment

Hendrik Beune of AHA MEDIA speaks with West Coast First Nations Artists David Morrison and Matthew James together with Scott Clark of ALIVE and Our Place in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

David and Matthew are to be a part of the upcoming Aboriginal Artists in the Atrium with Vancouver Moving Theatre and to attend workshops with Lou-Ann Neel of CACV

2 AHA MEDIA meets David Morrison and Matthew James in Vancouver DTES


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4 AHA MEDIA meets David Morrison and Matthew James in Vancouver DTES

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8 AHA MEDIA meets David Morrison and Matthew James in Vancouver DTES

Woodward’s Indigenous Winter Market

November 29, 2012 Leave a comment

  • Our second year presenting a 4-day community festival and market supporting local artisans, artists, and performing artists with a focus on local Indigenous Peoples. We are also extending invitations to our non-Indigenous friends and neighbours in the inner-city to celebrate the creative talent and sharing and dialogue opportunities.Aboriginal Life In Vancouver Enhancement (ALIVE) in partnership with W2 Community Media Arts Society and the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre are pleased to pres

    ent the 2nd Annual Woodward’s Winter Aboriginal Market.Supported by RayCam Community Centre, Inner-city Economic Strategy, Hastings Crossing BIA, BC Government & Services Employees Union, Vancouver Indigenous Media Arts Festival (VIMAF), and City of Vancouver’s Local Area Planning Process



    *subject to change

    Daily: Aboriginal Artisan Market, 11am-8pm

    Daily: Urban Screens NFB Winter Film Classics, 8am-10pm on the Atrium’s videoscreens
    winter classics from the video vaults of the NFB.

    Daily: Baking & Canning Workshops: Join us on Sunday in the cafe with Zoe and Karen to learn about making Christmas preserves and holiday baking. The cost is just $10-20 (sliding scale) for supplies and you get to leave with the delicious treats you make.


    ||||||||Wednesday, Dec 12: 7-9pm, HipHop Bingo featuring prizes and your cohosts JB The First Lady and Ostwelve


    ||||||||Thursday, Dec 13: 8pm, An Intimate Winter Evening with George Leach & guests. 19+ Combine one of Turtle Island’s premiere blues musicians, with an evening of beer tasting (courtesy of Scandal Brewing, Cariboo Brewing, and Pacific Western Brewing Company)


    ||||||||Friday, Dec 14: The Edward Curtis Project – Reading, 7pm, with hot chocolate & treats.

    Marie Clements Playwright’s Reading of ‘The Edward Curtis Project’ in advance of its Production
    at the National Arts Centre in Spring 2013. The work is based on the original production
    commissioned and produced by Presentation House Theatre.

    In 1930, photographer Edward Curtis’ landmark series, The North American Indian, recorded
    for posterity what he termed a “vanishing people”. Decades later, Metis/Dene playwright Marie
    Clements and Canadian documentary photographer Rita Leistner went in search of those
    same First Nations peoples and communities. Their three-year journey has become a visually
    stunning, thought-provoking drama. Present-day Aboriginal journalist Angelina – traumatized by
    chronicling the freezing death of three Native children – interacts with Curtis’ photo images and
    the controversial man himself, questioning the ethics of her work and assessing the collateral
    damage of being a witness.

    Marie Clements, is an award-winning playwright, screenwriter, performer, director, and producer,
    and is Simon Fraser University’s Ellen and Warren Tallman Writer-in-Residence for Fall-Winter


    ||||||||Friday, Dec 14: 2nd Annual Holiday Hustle, Doors 9:30pm

    Some of Vancouver’s most celebrated electronic musicians and bands come together for this
    Beatroute Magazine fundraiser for W2 Community Media Arts Society. Lots going on including
    photo booth, artisan market, with performances by: Mandai, Vandettas, Bastet, Cherchez La
    Femme, Drugzndreamz, Frank Grimes, Andrew Van Hassel, Krusha vs Expendable Youth,
    Willisist vs Dubconscious, Woodhead, The Librarian vs Self Evident, HxdB vs Cure. $15
    advance, low-income DTES residnets receive discounted entry by calling 604-689-9896.


    ||||||||Saturday, Dec 15: Lifeskills’ PHS DTES Market is taking place adjacent to the Market, 12-5pm


    ||||||||Saturday, Dec 15: VIMAF presents Charlie Zone feature film with short, 7-9pm.

    Sunday, Dec 16: VIMAF Children’s Program in the NFB Studio Cinema, 12-2pm


    ||||||||Sunday, Dec 16: Community Carolling, 4-5pm with complimentary hot chocolate, cider and


InDigital Tech Conference at W2 Media Cafe in Vancouver

August 26, 2012 Leave a comment

The  InDigital: Tech Your Life Career Camp, put on by W2 Community Media Arts Society in partnership with the First Nations Employment Society, is an innovative four day technological programme that will expose Indigenous youth, and those interested, to the essential and emerging technologies sector.


Indigital: Tech Your Life Career Camp at W2 Media Cafe in Vancouver

August 24, 2012 Leave a comment

Indigital: Tech Your Life Career Camp


Indigital: Tech Your Life Career Camp

Time: August 23, 2012 to August 25, 2012
Location: W2 Media Cafe
Street: 111 West Hastings Street
City/Town: Vancouver
Event Type: showcaseconference
Organized By: W2 Woodwards sponsored by FNES



Showcase | Conference
August 23 – 25
W2 Media Cafe/Woodward’s Atrium
111 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC – @indigitaltech – 604.689.9896

An Aboriginal technology showcase offered in Unceded Coast Salish Territories; an unparalleled summer experience designed to youths’ interests and passion.

The Indigital: Tech Your Life Career Camp, the first Aboriginal youth digital technology showcase of its kind to be offered in the Lower Mainland, is an intensive three-day technology experience for Coastal Indigenous youth designed to foster discovery and interest in ICT, creative, broadcasting and green-tech technologies and provide exposure to education and career possibilities within the tech-sector. Youth will participate and engage in a series of introductory-level skill building workshops, site visits to leading industry and post secondary program locations, and a conference facilitated by leading Indigenous tech employers, green technologists and industry professionals. Upon successful completion of the three-day Camp program, participants will receive a Certificate of completion, along with incentives/prizes.

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