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Hendrik Beune and April Smith of AHA MEDIA were honoured to be Hosts of W2TV Show on Jan 20, 2013

January 27, 2013 Leave a comment
Lianne Payne says:
Under the expert direction of Deborah Angrave and Sid Tan and supported by Don Walchuk, hosts April Smith and Hendrik Beune prep with Irwin Oostindie for the W2TV taping
43 AHA MEDIA at W2TV Show taping Jan 20 2013 at Shaw Studios
Photo by Lianne Payne
44 AHA MEDIA at W2TV Show taping Jan 20 2013 at Shaw Studios
Photo by Lianne Payne
The show is about popular cultural spaces that are under threat in Vancouver.
It airs on Shaw cable 4 for viewing around the Lower Mainland, this Sunday 27 January, with repeat broadcasts until Saturday 2 February

W2 and AHA MEDIA at 6th Annual Fair in the Square 2012 in Victory Square, Vancouver

May 30, 2012 Leave a comment

W2 , Fearless City Mobile and  AHA MEDIA had an amazing time meeting friends, old and new during the Fair in the Square by Central City Foundation.

W2 drew a lot of attention from interested people who came out to enjoy the day  We were able to share a great deal of information about what W2 is all about including upcoming events and summer camps!

It was a beautiful day to be outside and meet other community minded people and organizations who support our neighbourhoods in a positive way.

W2 is all about community and it was wonderful for W2 to be a part of the Fair in the Square!

VCC supplied the amazing BBQ and Cupcakes which everyone enjoyed. Hastings Crossing Business Improvement Association gave out discount passports encouraging folks to explore the neighbourhood!

Highlight of the day was a special performance by Juno Award Winner Moka Only!

The audience was thrilled to see such an excellent high energy music talent play in Victory Square!

Lianne Payne dances with the W2 Sign during Moka Only’s concert

Hendrik Beune and April Smith of W2 and AHA MEDIA with the “Most Fabulous Moka Only!!

W2 and AHA MEDIA are pleased to be at the 6th Annual Fair in the Square 2012 at Victory Square Park in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

May 25, 2012 Leave a comment

Fair in the Square: Celebrating together in the Inner City

Sunday, May 27th, 11 am – 2 pm

W2 and AHA MEDIA are pleased to be at the 6th Annual Fair in the Square!

Alongside dozens of social enterprises, artists, and community organisations, terrific local bands and musical artists will donate their talents to entertain from the Victory Park stage while a delicious BBQ including cupcakes, beverages and more are served up by the dedicated faculty, staff and students from Vancouver Community College’s Culinary Arts program.

Fair-goers are encouraged to wander the park and visit the tables set-up by a diverse range of social enterprises and neighbourhood non-profit community organizations providing an opportunity to chat and reach out to a network of neighbours, connect with services available, and admire talent coming from the inner city.
All of this is possible with the support of literally hundreds of volunteers who prepare, staff and strike the Fair site in addition to the donation of food, drinks and other goodies from generous corporate partners.

AHA MEDIA at W2 Belongs to Me Event in Vancouver DTES

March 25, 2012 1 comment


Gather in the second floor Community Lounge, enjoy a cup of complimentary coffee and baked goods from our in-house cafe. Tour through our 3-levels and basement crossmedia studio. Hear a welcome “state of the union” address from W2 Board and staff on what we have accomplished, where we are at, and where we are heading.


Choose a topic or working group that you are currently involved in, are curious about, or waiting to dive deep into!

media arts, festivals, music, literary, electronic arts, all ages, long tables, your ideas…

crosscultural, redress, digital divide, access, DTES, urban Aboriginal, SFU students, your ideas…

W2 TV, CJSF, Coop Radio, Shaw Cable, multi-platform broadcasting, interactive, demos, tech services, your ideas…

area for video presentations/looping with some presenters/informal

3:30-4pm BREAK / informal open space


Web, graphic design, social media, computer programming, street teams, your ideas…

Social enterprise food operation, catering opportunities, politics of food production and serving, coffee, local food, urban agriculture, your ideas…

The W2 Morning Radio Project is W2’s current affairs program broadcast every weekday at 6-8am on 102.7FM. This conversation is designed for current or future contributors to discuss the state of the show and how we can build it.

Interactive demonstration on letterpress, programming, fundraising, your ideas….

area for video presentations/looping with some presenters/informal

Join us at this optional reception for a complimentary beverage and food samplings from the W2 Media Cafe, as we wrap up the day with conversation. This is for individual W2 members like you, plus group members: Simon Fraser Student Society, Open Media, Coop Radio, CJSF, KAYA Songweavers, AHA Media, Vancouver Indigenous Media Arts Festival, W2 Radio, Fearless TV, and you!


Activate your W2 Belongs to Me member card while you are here today! Earn benefits from your participation with W2’s membership loyalty program. The more contributions you make or coffee or meals you purchase, the more discounts and free access to W2’s resources you receive. Ask a staff member for more information.

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W2 Soul Gardens Public Art Project in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

July 10, 2011 Leave a comment
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Soul Gardens Public Art Project

Event Details

Event Description

Soul Gardens is a W2 community public art project that investigates the cultural history of the Downtown Eastside as told through stories of food, gardening and community.

A collaboration between five muralists and five artist researchers, the project draw heavily on individual and shared narratives within founding DTES cultural groups including the Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh, and Musqueam Nations, and African, Chinese, Japanese and European settlers.  In addition to a large public mural, Soul Gardens will create a dynamic online interface inviting individuals to share recipes, stories, photos and other information about how food has played a role in shaping their experience of Vancouver.

Muralists: Jordan Bent, Indigo, Scott Sueme, Melanie Shambach, Take5. Researchers: Wayde Compton, Lani Russwurm, Anne Marie Slater, Sid Tan and Cease Wyss. Project Coordinators: Irwin Oostindie, Lianne Payne.

Look here for further event updates on the project as they are announced, including long table dinners, recipe card collections, and public talks and workshops on cultural heritage and community history.

With support from the City of Vancouver’s 125th Anniversary Grants Program and the participation of the Government of Canada. Artwork design: Jordan Ben

AHA MEDIA is very proud to help support the W2 Soul Gardens Public Art Project!

Below are photos from a recent meeting at W2 Media Cafe