Archive for the ‘Main Street’ Category

Snowy walk along Hastings from Abbott to Main in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

November 25, 2010 2 comments

AHA MEDIA went for a snowy walk along  Hastings starting from Abbott and finishing at Main and Hastings in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

Below is a livestream video and photos of our morning in the snow

AHA MEDIA filmed at DTES Smudge Ceremony 2010 at Main and Hastings in Vancouver

June 19, 2010 1 comment

The Downtown Eastside Smudge ceremony came to be through a vision and has been carried out by a very dedicated group of women. The Aboriginal Women’s Working Group is made up of traditional ceremonial women and men that work within organisations in the helping field. Over the past two times the smudge was carried out WAVAW took the lead to help with the organising of the ceremony, the working group has many partners and this year we are proud to say that the Pacific Association of First Nations Women is taking the lead with the organising. These women are taking leadership with the help of our men to bring this ceremony to the people to pray for the healing of the world and to bring an end to violence against women beginning with mother earth.

Each direction will have a youth to lead the way bearing the sacred flag, a traditional firekeeper bearing medicines to cleanse the sacred mother earth, one ceremonial man and women of each of the sacred races in the east yellow, the south black, in the west red, and north white. Also in each direction there will be four aboriginal ceremonial women and four aboriginal ceremonial men. These people are all known to the people as our helpers and healers. The drummers are also in ceremony and a sundance drum is used. The traditional people of these territories have given permission to do this work and all protocol of ceremony is followed for the entire ceremony from the first offering of tobacco to the closing.

Below are photos of the DTES Smudge Ceremony from an aerial view perspective

Below is a video of  Sacred Races in the west Red marching to Main Street in DTES Smudge Ceremony 2010 in Vancouver

This 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 or for additional footage, please DM April Smith @AprilFilms on Twitter or

Below is a photo of Jenny Kwan, MLA

***Additional photo and video footage of this event is available upon request***


Below are photos taken by Hugh Lampkin at National Aboriginal Day Celebration at Oppenheimer Park

Below is Rockin’ Randy giving a Big Smile

Prime Time Chicken to open up near Main and Hastings in Vancouver

October 11, 2009 Leave a comment

A new location of Prime Time Chicken will be opening up at 416 Main near  Hastings in Vancouver.

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Below is a photo of the new Prime Time Chicken taken on the corner across the street ( yellow awning )

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AHA MEDIA is very proud to have Derrick Simms as their newest team member

September 8, 2009 Leave a comment

AHA MEDIA is very proud to have Derrick Simms as their newest team member!

Derrick is a longtime  Vancouver Downtown Eastside resident and will be assisting AHA MEDIA with tech support 🙂

Derrick Simms

Below is a photo of Peter Davies, Reporter for AHA MEDIA with our newest AHA MEDIA member Derrick Simms 🙂

Peter and Derrick

AHA MEDIA sees a Big LCD Screen TV at Carnegie Centre at Main and Hastings in Vancouver Downtown Eastside ( DTES)

August 19, 2009 Leave a comment

AHA MEDIA sees a Big LCD Screen TV at Carnegie Centre, a City of Vancouver Owned Community Centre in Vancouver Downtown Eastside

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Hendrik Beune, Director of AHA MEDIA mentions that Carnegie Centre plans to show announcements on the TV.

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It is very interesting  to see Carnegie Centre embrace electronics and technology as a way to provide information for the Downtown Eastside!