Archive for the ‘Street Posters’ Category

Launch of One Pot Cookbook at LifeSkills Centre on Wednesday July 22 in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

July 18, 2009 Leave a comment

one pot cook book

Diarrhea outbreak in the Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

July 18, 2009 Leave a comment

Diarrhea outbreak

Downtown Eastside Photography Contest sponsored by Pivot Legal Society

May 29, 2009 Leave a comment

Hope in shadows contest

Street Poster – Downtown Renovated Retail Space – Cheap!

AHA MEDIA noticed this poster near our neighborhoods.

Downtown Retail space cheap

AHA MEDIA thinks that the look to our neighborhoods is about to change very soon!

AHA MEDIA presents Bob Petterson, Guitarist playing with Mike Webster Band and Magnetic West at Lugz Coffee Lounge in Vancouver

May 8, 2009 1 comment

 AHA MEDIA is pleased to present Bob Petterson aka Beaudine who will be playing with both the Mike Webster and Magnetic West bands at Lugz Coffee Lounge in the Mount Pleasant area of Vancouver 🙂


Lugz Coffee Lounge

2525 Main Street
Vancouver, BC V5T 3E5, Canada
(604) 873-6766
Get directions


Bob Petterson
Musician, political junkie and extroverted hermit

Bob Petterson

Bob Petterson will be performing on May 23rd at the Lugz Coffee Lounge.  Cover is $5.00 for two amazing shows!! 🙂


AHA MEDIA encourages everyone to go out and hear Bob Petterson and other local Vancouver musicians play on May 23rd 🙂

Bob Petterson says ” I’m fortunate that I get to work with some amazing local musicians and that two terrific local singer/songwriters are willing to make use of my modest talent on bass guitar.

The headliner for the show is The Mike Webster Band. More information available here:

Mike’s set will largely feature his original songs along with a handful of diverse, and surprising, covers. Magnetic West features all-original music by Randall T. Carpenter who also happens to be my compatriot, and the lead guitarist, in The Mike Webster Band.

Main thing is come out and have some fun! ” 🙂

Street posters in the Vancouver Downtown Eastside ( DTES ) and Chinatown

April 30, 2009 Leave a comment

The following are posters in the Vancouver Downtown Eastside and Chinatown areas:




PIVOT Legal Newswire – Call 911 on “beggars, says VPD

April 23, 2009 Leave a comment


Call 911 on “beggars”, says VPD

Vancouver, April 23, 2009The Vancouver Police Department is instructing Dunbar residents to call 911 whenever they see “beggars” on Dunbar Street. 

“The Vancouver Police Department has instructed Dunbar Community Patrollers to call 911 when they see beggars on Dunbar Street and I would urge you to do so too,” wrote Linda MacAdam, Chair of the Dunbar Community Patrol, in an email to residents. MacAdam noted that these instructions were confirmed by Sergeant Randy Regush of the Vancouver Police Department.

Vancouver ranked last among 13 North American cities surveyed in terms of police response times, according to a 2007 report to Vancouver city council. The report called for increased funding for police officers to address the slow response times, which for a 911 break and enter call stretch to 34 minutes on average. The current yearly VPD budget is over $195 million, almost one-quarter of the City’s total budget.

“In 2008 Vancouver police spent thousands of hours ticketing Downtown Eastside residents for minor bylaw infractions, and in the West Side they treat legal panhandling as a 911 emergency,” says Laura Track, Pivot’s housing campaign lawyer. “Every year the VPD asks for more funding, but people need to ask if harassing poor people is how they should be spending that money.”

“This is just another example of a broader pattern of criminalizing poverty and restricting poor people’s lawful access to public space.”

“I was shocked to see this message advocating that we call 911 when we see a beggar” syas Randy Puder, a West Side resident. “What a waste of tax money. The homeless need compassion and assistance, not police making their lives even more difficult.”

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