SALT WATER CITY STORIES for 11th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival 2014 in Vancouver on Nov 6 2014
SALT WATER CITY STORIES
Thursday November 6, 7pm
Chapel Arts Theatre, 304 Dunlevy
Vancouver by another name: Huam Siu Fao (Salt Water City), the name Chinese immigrants called Vancouver back in the day, retains a memorable place in the hearts of Chinese Canadians. Sid Chow Tan, longtime east-sider, videographer and community activist, hosts this evening of stories, music, video and tribute to those who came before – the mighty Lo Wah Kiu (old overseas Chinese). Special guests include Faye Leung, retired realtor, native Strathconian and personality extraordinaire; artist, educator and filmmaker Karin Lee, whose interest in Chinese Canadian identity informs her work; and Sean Gunn, longtime activist and singer/songwriter performing on electric bass.
This event was on Day 9 of the 12 Days of the Heart of the City Festival. Please check the website for more events!
The 11th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival
Wednesday October 29 to Sunday November 9, 2014
Over 90 events at over 25 venues throughout the Downtown Eastside
Visit the Heart of the City Festival website
On page 45 of the Festival Program guide, there is a writeup on AHA MEDIA
The Festival is thrilled to partner with the DTES’s AHA Media to provide social media coverage (video/photos/blog) of the Heart of the City Festival. AHA Media gives voice to our local community and provides services for individuals and organizations to share their news and special events on a broader scale through social media. Founded in 2008 by local artists April Smith, Hendrik Beune, and Al Tkatch, AHA Media previously collaborated with Fearless City Media and has an ongoing working relationship with W2Community Media Arts and various other organizations and individuals in the DTES community. The members of AHA Media describe themselves as “definitely not mainstream media”. Based in Vancouver’s DTES, their style is described as non-invasive and unassuming.
Say Hello to AHA Media as they visit the Festival events. They will be happy to chat with you. Stay connected to the festival with AHA’s links – see photos/videos of the festival events you attended; take in a festival event you missed; or follow one festival event while you are attending another!
Follow AHA MEDIA on Twitter, Facebook, Youtube and Flickr!
AHA MEDIA Facebook http://www.facebook.com/AHAMEDIA
AHA Media YouTube Channel http://www.youtube.com/AHAFilm
AHA Media Flickr Photos http://www.flickr.com/photos/AHAMEDIA/sets
On June 22, 2006, on behalf of the Government of Canada, the Prime Minister apologized in the House of Commons for the implementation of the Chinese Head Tax. As part of the apology and redress the Conservatist government decided to compensate the surviving Head Tax payers and surviving spouse of Head Tax payers only.
The objectives of the Head Tax Families Society of Canada are:
1. to seek a just and honourable redress for all families affected by the Chinese Head Tax and the exclusionary Chinese Immigration Acts,
2. to educate Canadians on the contributions of Chinese pioneers, and
3. to promote racial harmony amongst all Canadians
The Head Tax Families Society of Canada believes an inclusive redress begins with the Three Manifests:
1. The Government of Canada will recognize and acknowledge redress is incomplete;
2. The Government of Canada will commit to good faith negotiations with Head Tax families currently excluded from the June 22, 2006 announcement and who are seeking direct redress; and
3. The Government of Canada will act in the spirit of one certificate, one claim
AHA MEDIA welcomed our new pet Rainbow the Rose Tarantula home with a Turkey Dinner.
Date: April 7th, 2013
Time: Registration at 1:30pm, Meeting begins at 2:00pm
Location: Maritime Labour Centre, 1880 Triumph Street, Vancouver, BCVolunteers |COPE’s Annual General Meeting is one of our most important and most attended. To ensure that things run smoothly, we need many volunteers! If you are interested in helping, please contact our Executive Director, Sean Antrim at firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-600-2731. Volunteers will still be able to take part in all of the meeting activities, whether voting or otherwise. Some particular attributes we are looking for are:
– First Aid
– Drivers with a vehicle
Executive Elections |
We will be electing people to six positions on our Executive Committee. Those positions are:
– Internal Co-Chair
– Corresponding Secretary
– 3 Member-at-Large positions
Those who wish to run must be nominated from the floor of the meeting. Nominators will receive 1 minute to introduce their nominees. Candidates for the Executive will each receive 3 minutes to introduce themselves to the COPE membership.
Water, coffee, and tea will be served at the meeting. Please bring your own mug or water container to prevent unnecessary waste.
The Maritime Labour Centre is fully accessible. The wheelchair accessible entrance is the main entrance, on the North side of the building, off Triumph Street (there is a ramp on the sidewalk near Victoria Drive). If you have any other questions about accessibility, please give us a call at 604-255-0400.
If you need childminding for the afternoon, we will do our best to accommodate you. Please let us know, so that we can make sure to have an appropriate number of childminders and materials.
How to get there/Directions |
The Maritime Labour Centre is one block South of Powell Street, which is a bus route. Buses that travel
Eastward: #4 Powell and the #7 Nanaimo
Westward: #4 UBC and the #7 Dunbar
MLC is also two blocks North of Hastings Street, which is also a bus route. Buses that run down Hastings Street are:
Eastward: #14 Hastings and the #16 29th Ave Station
Westward: #14 Downtown and the #16 Arbutus
On either routes, get off at Victoria Drive.
The Maritime Labour Centre is a few blocks north of the Adanac Bike-way. Take Adanac in either direction, and head north the Lakewood Bike route. Turn West on Triumph Street to get to Victoria Drive.
There are bike racks outside the venue’s entrance.
The Maritime Labour Centre has a reasonably sized parking lot and there is parking on the street.
Day 14: Downtown Eastside Hunger Striker to “weigh-in” and deliver demands to City Hall
At City Hall, Dave’s supporters, including Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, will deliver a letter to the Mayor’s office that requests a meeting and a response to hunger strike demands. At this time, Dave will make a presentation and be available for questions. Also, learn about Dave’s weight and health as he enters his third week without food.
“Gentrification is intensifying; the housing crisis is deepening, and the health of the people and the land are under serious threat. Desperate times call for desperate measures.” -Homeless Dave