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AHA MEDIA meets Toby Barazzuol at International Village Gifts & Crafts fair on Sept 19-20, 2009

September 27, 2009 Leave a comment

AHA MEDIA meets Toby Barazzuol at International Village Gifts & Crafts fair on Sept 19-20, 2009

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Below is a photo of Peter Davies of  AHA MEDIA speaking with Toby Barazzuol

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Below are photos of Toby and his beautiful glassware


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Arlene and her work at the Garden on East Hastings between Main and Columbia in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

June 29, 2009 Leave a comment

In this video, April of AHA MEDIA speaks with Arlene, a volunter gardener who helps lend a hand to tending the garden on East Hastings between Main and Columbia in Vancouver Downtown Eastside ( DTES). Arlene says it’s very rewarding! 🙂

This was filmed by April Smith of AHA MEDIA on a Nokia N95 mobile cameraphone. April is passionate and skilled in making Nokia films by exploring mobile media production through the camera lens of a cellphone. For a better quality version of this video, please DM April Smith @AprilFilms on Twitter.

April Smith’s first film project with Rob Jones – “Industry”

June 1, 2009 Leave a comment

As AHA MEDIA learns more about Media,  we are always seeking to become better in all skill sets 🙂

Recently, April Smith had the amazing opportunities to learn more about video editing with Rob Jones, a Vancouver Music Writer. 

Please see his Music Review site at

With much thanks to Rob Jones and his patience, please view our short film called “Industry” 

Using a Nokia N95 cameraphone, April Smith follows a bee’s journey as it follows its instinct to make sweet honey from flowers 🙂
“Industry” is 2 minutes and 15 seconds

Most recently, Vancouver’s Mayor Gregor Robertson and Dr. David Suzuki spoke about “greening” our city and the importance of bees. Even our new Vancouver Convention Centre has beehives on the roof! 🙂

To read more about David Suzuki and the importance of bees

To read more about beehives on Vancouver Convention Centre

Many thanks to Rob Jones at

AHA MEDIA hopes that this short film is the first of many great ” Smith-Meets-Jones” Productions to come! 🙂

AHA MEDIA is pleased to present BOB’s local Green Inner-City Cluster Kickoff Event

May 26, 2009 1 comment

Green Inner-city Cluster Kickoff Event


Join Building Opportunities with Business and local green business leaders such as Toby Barazzuol of Eclipse Awards and Louise Schwartz of the Recycling Alternative to learn how being green can be a competitive advantage for your business.  Topics covered will include:

  • Marketing Sustainability
  • Greening Your Business
  • Green Buildings and Green Roofs
  • Recycling and Waste Reduction
  • Collaborating to increase efficiency
  • Urban Agriculture

There will be presentations but also peer learning opportunities where attendees can share what has worked most successfully at their own business.

Time: June 10th 10:00-2:00

Location: Japanese Language School, 487 Alexander Street

Cost: Free (includes lunch, coffee, etc.)


See what efforts are already underway to green Vancouver’s inner-city at the blog we started.


We are pleased to have Councilor Andrea Reimer giving the opening address.  She is a leader in BC’s environmental movement and a member of the Mayor’s Greenest City Action Team.

AHA MEDIA attended the Plan-It event at Aisle 45 by BOB ( Building Opportunities with Business )

April 17, 2009 2 comments

AHA MEDIA attended the event  where it was a presentation by UBC students on :

“How can BOB work with the community to revitalize the Hastings corridor between Main and Cambie?”

After an introduction to the evening’s presentations by CEO Shirley Chan of BOB , we heard:

Topics to be presented on:

1) Social Enterprise & Informal Economies
2) Celebrating Community
3) Lighting the Corridor
4) Save on Meats, an institution
5) Using Branding for Revitalization











The highlight of the evening was when Hendrik Beune, Director of AHA MEDIA won  free entry into a golf tournament sponsored by

EMBERS on Thursday, June 25th

for their “Against All Odds”

Golf Tournament Fundraiser