The show is about popular cultural spaces that are under threat in Vancouver.It airs on Shaw cable 4 for viewing around the Lower Mainland, this Sunday 27 January, with repeat broadcasts until Saturday 2 February
A Happy New Year W2 Belong 2 Me Community Meeting at La Casita Restaurant in Vancouver
Culture spaces in Vancouver are under attack. Let’s get together to shake down some ideas, build bridges to unite the arts community in the face of gentrification, and shake it on the dance floor with Dunks (http://thefunkhunters.com/), Willisist + Eradik (http://Shahdjs.com/), and DJ Don Chow!
Door proceeds support the #W2Belongs2Me Legal Fund! Support a community-run project that needs our love right now as they push back a City eviction notice. With the closure of the Waldorf as we know it, come out and show some love for Vancouver’s independent culture spaces.
-8pm VANCITY CULTURAL SURVIVAL – Panel on what can be done for 3 key Vancouver independent culture spaces, wth panelists and discussion.
-9:30pm ART’S BIRTHDAY – Come for the cake! It’s an annual global celebration on Jan 17 recognizing the birth of art! Hosted by DJ Don Chow (http://www.facebook.com/teahousemusic).
-10:30-2:15am DICE SPECIAL hosted by Dunks (http://thefunkhunters.com/) with special guests Willisist + Eradik (http://Shahdjs.com/), Don Chow ++ More
We get things started at 8pm with a Panel Discussion on Vancouver’s Cultural Spaces, and we’ve invited experts on the subject to talk about The Red Gate (proposed new home on Industrial), W2’s struggle for respect in the Woodward’s complex, and The Waldorf Hotel’s sell-off by their landlord to Solarra developer. What can be done to support these vital Vancity cultural institutions, and where to from here more united!
This is followed by a birthday party! And on this sombre information and ideas-generating night, we’re not just celebrating any old birthday party – it’s Art’s Birthday! Performances from a variety of older and newer Vancouver legends provoking #NoFunCity by showing how critical emergent and dynamic culture is, the people and spaces.
Then the evening goes off the hook with the Waldorf’s Thursday night full of funk and funk-inspired beats from a cast of Vancouver DJs and cultural promoters who contribute to Vancouver’s dynamic arts community. Hosted by Dunks.
OTHER ART’S BIRTHDAY EVENTS ON JAN 17:
#W2Belongs2Me video: http://youtu.be/S1Orpu6Vjn4
Join Net Impact Vancouver and the Vancouver Graphic Design Meetup to hear the inside story of W2 Media Cafe.
Irwin Oostindie, Executive Director, will share the history of this six-year, collaborative project, reflecting on the organizational design that went in to bringing eight non-profits together around a compelling vision. Be among the first to enjoy the inspiring new networked cafe, and connect with fellow members of the business and design communities.
When & where
Thursday June 23 @ 7:00 – 9:00
W2 Media Cafe
111 West Hastings Street
$10 (includes appies & first drink)
Opened in May 2011, W2 Media Cafe is a globally networked community media arts centre in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Housed in the four-storey atrium of the restored Woodwards heritage building, W2 houses a 200-capacity networked broadcasting studio, community TV station, community FM radio station, media lab, creative technology incubator, letterpress studio, telepresence and mobile media programs, and more. Learn more at CreativeTechnology.org
What’s a Meetup Mashup?
Meetup Mashups are a social experiment. Vancouver is an amalgam of micro-communities, many of which never interact. The intent of Net Impact’s Meetup Mashup series is to bring together disparate groups around speaking events of mutual interest. As the networks interact, the communities connect, and fresh new ideas emerge!
Net Impact is a global network of leaders who are changing the world through business. The Vancouver Net Impact Professional Chapter aims to facilitate opportunities for community impact where business professionals can leverage their skills to affect positive social and environmental change in our local communities. Learn more at www.netimpactvancouver.com
Vancouver Graphic & Communication Design Meetup
The Vancouver Graphic & Communication Design Meetup is a collective of like-minded Vancouver designer folk. We meet monthly to share new ideas, learn valuable skills and to geek out about all things design.
A large thank you to our sponsors.
You know your mission. We’ll tell your story. We unite passion and pragmatism to build the visionary brands of the 21st century. We help leaders of businesses, charities and social enterprises to catalyze change, accelerate progress, and build a better world. We call it ‘Branding. But bigger.’ Learn more at www.octopusstrategies.com
Inkslam – Designers Only :
Inkslam – Designers Only is a new system for Canadian Graphic Designers to get cheap online printing and increase their customer revenue potential. Here’s the benefits:
• Automatically get 20% off our already cheap public prices (you can see them on www.inkslam.ca)
• Get a discount coupon to give to your customers for 10% off, which they can use on our public store, Inkslam.ca. When they use that, you get 10% of the purchase price.
• Get 1000 coupon cards with your coupon code on them for free.
• Get a swatch deck of our paper stock and coating options after your first order – great for showing your customers!
To find out more and sign up, check out www.designersonly.ca.
Are you a DTES resident with an interest in culture, journalism, media arts, social justice or coffee? Do you have a background working with customer service, as an artist, or have an active interest in W2? Our new facility, W2 Media Cafe, is hiring baristas!
W2 is working with Building Opportunities with Business (BOB) to help us organise potential crew for our new bistro cafe that will operate as a economic generator for W2’s media arts centre operations. If you are interested in this opportunity, come to our barista training information night onWednesday April 27th from 4-6pm. The session will be held at our W2 Media Cafe construction site at #250-111 West Hastings.
The session will include a presentation about the community work W2 does, as well as information about the barista positions. Please bring your resume and be prepared for a short screening interview.
Successful candidates will be selected for a week-long training session put on by W2, BOB, and Salt Spring Coffee Co. that will include the opportunity to get certified in Foodsafe and Serving it Right, plus learn about Salt Spring Coffee Co’s training modules, and W2’s crossmedia and community service vision.
BOB is supporting W2 Media Cafe to provide the barista information and training sessions through their BusinessLinks program. W2 is committed to hiring inner-city residents and Aboriginal women to staff our inner-city social enterprise.
If you have any questions, please contact W2’s office at 604-689-9896 or Lani Johnson at BOB 778-328-7674 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Below are photos of the construction process of W2 Cafe