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Hendrik Beune of AHA MEDIA speaks with Judy Grave, Advocate for the Homeless at City of Vancouver (COV) on what’s important in DTES Community

July 31, 2012 Leave a comment

Hendrik Beune of AHA MEDIA sat down with Judy Graves, Advocate for the Homeless at City of Vancouver at a bus stop on Hastings St.

He answered questions on the topic

“Your DTES Community – Tell Us What Is Important to you!


Since When?




A. What’s important to you in the DTES? (Places, spaces, things)

  • Can you show these places on the map?
  • If your important thing does not have a location, you can put it into the “heart”

1 Where do you spend time?

2 Where do you go for food?

3 Where do you get together with friends or meet people?

4 Which drop-ins, community centers or services do you go to?

5 Do you go anywhere to learn? Do you go to any schools, classes or programs? Where?

6 Do you work or volunteer? Where do you go to do this?

B. What is missing or needed in the DTES?

  • Is there anything you need that is not in the DTES? What is missing?
  • Can you show this on a map?

C. What are your fears and hopes for change and development in the DTES?

  • Have you seen the DTES changing and if so, where and how?

7 What are some of the negative ways change and development can affect the DTES?

8 What are your hopes for change (development) in the DTES?

Hendrik Beune of AHA MEDIA and Judy Graves, Advocate for the Homeless at the City of Vancouver (COV)

Below are two videos with Hendrik Beune speaking with Judy Graves speaking on “What is important in the DTES?”

(Due to the busy traffic noises in the background of the video, please listen with headphones for better sound clarity and volume)


Earl Crowe waves hello to both Hendrik and Judy while doing their survey

Judy and Earl smile together at the corner of Carrall and Hastings

Judy listens to Thai’s thought about the DTES

Judy listening to Christoph Runne’s thoughts on what’s important in the Vancouver DTES

“What Important to the DTES Community” survey

Hanging Baskets on East Hastings from PHS Community Services Society and Hastings Folk Garden Society in Vancouver DTES

June 7, 2012 Leave a comment
Hanging baskets with Robbie and the team: every year PHS Community Service Society and the Hastings Folk Garden Society re-plant the hanging baskets that line E. Hastings:
Soil delivery and loading:
Baskets taken down, lined, filled and ready for assembly:
Distributing the plants:
Hanging the baskets:
The last basket:

Historical Day of Legal Victory for InSite! Supreme Court of Canada allows InSite to stay Open in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

October 6, 2011 Leave a comment

Historical Day for InSite! Supreme Court of Canada allows InSite to stay Open in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

“WE WON!!!!”

Alley Health Fair 2011 on 100 Block Hastings in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

September 21, 2011 Leave a comment

A celebration of healthy living and nutrition in the Downtown Eastside, from hair cuts to HIV testing, from blood pressure to pedal-powered smoothies

The Alley Health Fair wants to increase awareness of healthy living possibilities among DTES residents. Be sure to visit them on Thursday, Sept 15 10AM-2PM

Alley Health Fair

100 Block East Hastings

Food, Acupuncture,  Massage, Smoothies, Giveaways, Health Info and Testing!

DTES Block Party to Block Condos on the 100 BLOCK of Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

September 17, 2011 Leave a comment

Sat. Sep 17 at around 4 pm
Music, food, and the last bit of summer sun!

Marc Williams wants to build condos at the old Pantages Site in the Downtown Eastside. Condos in the heart of the neighbourhood will cause higher property values, higher rents in single-room occupancies, displacement of current residents, increased policing, and low-income residents feeling unwelcome in their own neighbourhood.

We are getting the neighbourhood and all our allies together to protect the site for 100% social housing for low-income residents. The DTES is not for developers to make millions, it is for our vibrant and vital low-income community!

For more info:


* If you are a group, endorse the DTES Community Resolution:

* If you are an individual, sign the online petition:

* If you work in the DTES, sign the Boycott Statement:

* If you are a social housing provider, don’t collaborate with Sequel 138:

Organized by Stop Pantages Condos Coalition: Aboriginal Front Door, Carnegie Community Action Project, Citywide Housing Coalition, DTES Neighbourhood Council, DTES Power of Women Group, Gallery Gachet, Streams of Justice, Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users.