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AHA MEDIA at Nokia Tweetup for Social Media Week Vancouver 2011

September 25, 2011 Leave a comment

Nokia sponsored a wonderful time for us at Cinema Restaurant in Vancouver for Social Media Week Vancouver 2011

Tom Hall and Kathy Garfield welcomed us warmly to our fun filled evening!   Connecting with old friends like Daniel of Nokia Love blog and Shane Gibson made our time extra special!

Highlight of the evening was when our dear friend Miraj Khaled was the lucky winner of a fabulous Nokia N8 for being the eighth person to arrive at our tweetup!

Nokia truly connects people! We had a very memorable evening socializing with our friends 🙂

Thanks Nokia for sponsoring such a wonderful event during Social Media Week 2011 in Vancouver!

April, Peter and Hendrik of AHA MEDIA

April and Tom sharing smiles!

Lovely Nokia swag!

Nokia C7 and X7 smartphones

April livestreaming on a N97 mini

Kathy and her N8

April’s N97 mini with Kathy’s N8

Hendrik sampling delicious food

Daniel of Nokia Love blog with April

Daniel trying on Nokia BH-905 Bluetooth headphones

Jon Ornoy of With Glowing Hearts chat with Tom

 April and a new C7

Tom taking a photo on his N8

Miraj is the lucky winner of a New N8!  Congrads Miraj!

Miraj unboxing his new N8!

Miraj with Kathy

Happiness is a Nokia smartphone according to Miraj and April

Lucky winner of a I ♥ N8 t-shirt

Beautiful Nokia C7 and X7 smartphones!

Richard of AHA MEDIA with Shane Gibson

Cheers to Nokia and Social Media Week 2011

Hacks/Hackers Vancouver Launch Party + MoJo Jam!

May 21, 2011 Leave a comment

Welcome, journalists, techies, media mongers and miscellaneous friends!

June 1 will be the inaugural event for Hacks/Hackers Vancouver. We’ll briefly introduce HH and buckle down to brainstorm ideas for the mojo challenge (see below.)

The worlds of hackers and journalists are coming together as reporting goes digital and Internet companies become media empires. Journalists call themselves “hacks,” someone who can churn out words in any situation. Hackers use the digital equivalent of duct tape to whip out code.

Hacker-journalists try and bridge the two worlds. This group is to bring all these people together — those who are working to help people make sense of their world. It’s for hackers exploring technologies to filter and visualize information, and for journalists who use technology to find and tell stories.

In the age of information overload, all their work has become even more crucial. This group aims to help members find inspiration and think in new directions, bringing together potential collaborators for projects and new ventures. Please also check out our blog at Help us build the future of media!

There will be extremely free beer, (courtesy Mozilla Vancouver) mostly awesome people and tons of fun.

– Miraj & Farida. Co-organizers, Hacks/Hackers YVR


Doors open at 6:30 p.m. :: mingling & mutual admiration.

7.15pm-7.30 pm. :: Introducing Hacks/Hackers, Q/A

Thanks to Mozilla Vancouver for sponsoring space for the event, and providing beer!

Wednesday, June 1, 20116:30 PM

Selected By: Miraj Khaled

Mozilla Labs Vancouver

163 west hastings, suite-200 Vancouver, BC

Selected By: Miraj Khaled

Who’s hosting? Farida Hussain, Miraj Khaled

Learn more about: Hacks/Hackers & Knight-Mozilla News Technology Partnership7.30pm :: Napkin-sketchathon (plus more beer.)

Sketch out your brainstorm ideas for the ‘MoJo Challenge #3’ : Create open web news apps. We’ll have napkins and pencils on hand!

8.15pm-8.45pm :: showcase and submit ideas :: prize for the best concept.

==Mojo Jam==

Knight-Mozilla News Challenge [MoJo]

Are you a web developer with ideas about how news should work on the web? Or a news junkie with a hankering to hack?

Especially for students and young hackers: enter the Knight Mozilla News Innovation Challenge at the meetup, gives you a chance at a paid app development fellowship at the Guardian, BBC, Al-Jazeera, Boston Globe and Zeit Online.

AHA MEDIA filmed at Temple Toons Morning Fundraiser – Presented by The Vancouver Temple of Transition Crew

Do you miss waking up to watch cartoons on Saturday mornings? Who needs Saturday when you can watch them on Sunday!!!!!

To satisfy your nostalgia, The Vancouver Temple of Transition Crew is holding a bi-weekly Adult Cartoon Series starting May 8th. The series will start at 2:00 a.m. (early I know), but it will be worth waking up for.

…TEMPLE TOONS – BYOB (bring your own BOWL…and mug & spoon!)
The Vancouver Temple of Transition Crew Cartoon Morning Fundraiser!

Sunday May 8th, Doors at 2am, goin’ ‘til noon.
Location: ARC LiveWork Studio Gallery (door to left of main door)
1701 East Powell (corner of Powell & Commercial)
By donation at the door (suggested $10 minimum)
Free to the first 5 Moms through the door in honour of Mother’s Day (must have a picture of you with your children)!!!

Come watch your favourite adult cartoons:
• Frisky Dingo
• Home Movies
• Bob’s Burgers
• Archer
• Metalocolypse
• Venture Brothers
• Clone High
• And many more…

Show up post partying for the night or roll out of bed in the morning in your PJs. What better way to spend your Sunday that snuggling with your friends and watching cartoons!!!

Got the Morning Munchies? Don’t worry about it! Support the project by bringing some extra cash to enjoy goodies and satisfy your grumbling tummies!
We will be serving up…
• Your favourite childhood cereals (Healthy, Gluten-free, dairy-free options will be available)
• Lattes, espressos & cappuccinos (bring your own mug)!
• Some other yummy bubbly juice bevies…
• Stick around till lunch for Grill Cheese Samwiches

Volunteers for door & kitchen shifts are needed. Please contact to sign up for a time.

Temple of Transition at Burning Man 2011- Rites of Passage

Vancouver has been honoured this year with the privilege of serving the Burning Man community with direct involvement in the inception, design, and build of this year’s official Burning Man Temple.

The Temple Of Transition is a dream about to be realized in the Black Rock desert. An international crew based in New Zealand, Ireland, UK, America and Vancovuer, BC, Canada. Formally known as the International Arts Megacrew,our primary objective is fundraising to meet the expense of building the temple. The local contingent will have bodies in Reno for the pre-build, will be building one of the five stage of life altars locally and sending a crew to Black Rock City for the assembling of pre-built pieces. Our motto is Built in Reno, Burnt on Black Rock.


It takes a community to raise a child. It will take all of us (all of you!) to help this Temple come to life.

Temple of Transition – Vancouver

If you would like to volunteer your time, please contact us at

To Donate:

AHA MEDIA is very proud to be part of W2 Community Media Arts in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

March 30, 2011 Leave a comment

AHA MEDIA excitedly looks forward to the grand opening of W2 Community Media Arts centre  which has been in development since 2004 in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

Below is Peter Davies, Richard Czaban of AHA MEDIA with Miraj Khaled

W2 Community Media Art Society is an artist-run centre in Vancouver’s inner-city that works for cross-cultural dialogue, social inclusion, and breaking the digital divide. W2 provides marginalized communities with access to gear, training, multi-platform production and distribution. W2 is committed to community cultural and economic development in the Downtown Eastside – without displacement of low-income residents.

W2 operates W2 Storyeum as a festival, conference and exhibition venue for the benefit of the citizens of Vancouver. The 31,000 sq ft complex features a large exhibition space, Community Media Lab, W2 Cafe catering, Sound Lab, Woodward’s Heritage Letterpress, W2 and community offices, and W2 storage. W2 Storyeum, 151 West Cordova, Vancouver, BC, V6B 1E1

W2 is opening a community media centre in March 2011 – which has been in development since 2004. With construction nearing completion in the Woodward’s heritage building, we are preparing to occupy 8,800 sq ft of space for W2 Cafe, a community radio and TV station, community meeting rooms, Open Web Lab, Fearless City Mobile, Creative Technology Incubator, Woodward’s Heritage Letterpress Studio, and a community lounge.

Our W2 administration is located in the Woodward’s Atrium at 250 – 111 W Hastings, Vancouver BC V6B 1H4. Phone 604-689-9896

Almost Spring time and Street Soccer players in Vancouver Downtown Eastside

February 23, 2011 Leave a comment

Below are photos of the first Cherry Blossoms of Spring in Vancouver Downtown Eastside

Below are photos our Street Soccer team players with some members of AHA MEDIA