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AHA MEDIA meets Family Services of Greater Vancouver Outreach workers Chris Berrio and Dave Mitchell on East Hastings in Vancouver Downtown Eastside

June 10, 2009 Leave a comment

AHA MEDIA was pleased to meet Family Services of Greater Vancouver Outreach workers Chris Berrio and Dave  Mitchell 🙂

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There are a great many people in the Vancouver Downtown Eastside who appreciate the efforts of outreach workers! 🙂

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AHA MEDIA thanks Chris and Dave for spending the time to chat with us.

Family Services of Greater Vancouver   http://www.fsgv.ca

AHA MEDIA has a tasty Chicken Drumstick Lunch at Carnegie Centre for only $1.75 in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

June 8, 2009 Leave a comment

AHA MEDIA on a break from taking photos for Pivot’s Hope in Shadows 3-Day Photography Contest http://tinyurl.com/om6d8j had a late Chicken Drumstick lunch at Carnegie Centre Cafeteria.

Carnegie Centre is a community centre operated by the City of Vancouver at the corner of Main and Hastings in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

Today’s lunch included 2 Seasoned Chicken Drumsticks, Brown Rice and Lentils and Green Salad 🙂

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The meals at the cafeteria are much more nutritious and healthy than other options in the area. Very affordable for Vancouver Downtown Eastside residents as Carnegie provides meals that are well-balanced for any diet

Carnegie Centre Cafeteria is open from 9 am – 8pm

Breakfast and Lunch is $1.75

Dinner is $3.00

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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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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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AHA MEDIA at the scene of a “suicide” Jumper on top of new Lux Hotel on East Hastings between Columbia and Carrall St in Vancouver Downtown Eastside ( DTES )

June 1, 2009 Leave a comment

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 There was high drama on the 100 block of E. Hastings St Sunday evening shortly before 8pm when a  male perched himself atop the New Lux residence and  threatened to jump.

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 A crowd had quickly gathered with several shouting at the individual to go ahead and jump.

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Police responded promptly to string up yellow police line tape blocking off the whole block and moving the growing crowd of onlookers back far enough so as not to excite the individual. The man appeard to be agitated and would lean over the edge of the building every so often.

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 There was a tense moment as the police escorted an elderly Native gentleman who had found himself behind the police line. As he was being escorted he lost a shoe and one officer kicked it along on the ground which angered several in the crowd as they demanded that “an elder should be treated with more respect”.

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 Harsha Walia, a  activist at the DEWC  told the officer that this was not how an elder should be treated.

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 It was also noted by other DTES activists that there had been evictions at the New Lux and that this may be the reason for the actions of the man on the roof. 

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The New Lux is one of the new social housing buildings run by RainCity Housing and BC Housing that caters to the hard to house citizens of Vancouver and more specifically the Downtown Eastside (DTES).
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At the time of this item going online (9:30pm) the man was still talking to police negotiaters and playing up to the large crowd of approximately 300 area residents.

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 How the man got onto the roof, why he took this action and what were the circumstances that led to this unfortunate incident are questions that will need to be answered in the following days. 
 

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To see 53 of our photos on our Flickr

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ahamedia/sets/72157619077177390/

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Below are links that can help in case of Suicide:

 The Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Centre of BC (Crisis Centre)

http://www.crisiscentre.bc.ca/

British Columbia Crisis Lines

http://www.needcrisis.bc.ca/html/other_resources.htm

Suicide Hotlines with counselors that can help

http://suicidehotlines.com/canada.html

 

AHA MEDIA has Salmon Dinner at Carnegie Centre in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

AHA MEDIA had a delicious well balanced meal of a lemon dill salmon dinner including dessert for the sum of only $3.00 at Carnegie Centre Cafeteria.

Carnegie Centre is a community centre operated by the City of Vancouver at the corner of Main and Hastings in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

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In this photo, Ken Glofcheskie of AHA MEDIA awaits his turn to receive a well-prepared salmon dinner from Carnegie Kitchen staff

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With the addition of a bottle of grapefruit juice, the total cost of the meal below was only $4.00!  Much more nutritious and healthy than other options in the area. Very affordable for Vancouver Downtown Eastside residents as Carnegie provides meals that are well-balanced for any diet! 🙂

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The Salmon Dinner at Carnegie was well liked judging by others enjoying their dinners in the Cafeteria. The salmon was cooked to perfection, the yukon gold potatoes were just right and the addition of dill to the coleslaw was a very nice touch 🙂

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Carnegie Centre Cafeteria is open from 9 am – 8pm

Breakfast and Lunch is $1.75

Dinner is $3.00

AHA MEDIA playing Basketball near Tinseltown Mall

April 30, 2009 Leave a comment

AHA MEDIA took advantage of Vancouver’s beautiful sunny weather and went to go shoot some hoops at the basketball court near Tinseltown Mall.

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In this video, Ken Glofcheskie, Sports Reporter for AHA MEDIA shows off his basketball skills at the basketball courts near Tinseltown Mall in Vancouver, B.C.

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 @AprilFilms on Twitter.