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ALIVE DTES LAP Community Forum

The DTES Local Area Plan is slated to go before Vancouver City Council on March 12th. This plan will create a vision and strategy for shaping the future of the Downtown Eastside Community. 

ALIVE is pleased to present a community forum to bring the voice of the grassroots to the local area planning process. This forum will bring together community members to discuss the contents of the Local Area Plan, and share our visions for the future of our community.

City of Vancouver planners will be on hand to present the DTES Local Area Plan and address your questions and concerns. Food and refreshments will be provided. All welcome.

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Vancouver Foundation Partners for Gen 7 Project, and introducing Vancouver’s 2014 Gen 7 Messengers!

 

The Vancouver Foundation has recently joined ALIVE and our partners (including Motivate Canada, Parks Board, the City of Vancouver, the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues and 8 Vancouver Community Centres) in supporting the Gen 7 Aboriginal Youth Role Model Program. We are pleased to have the support of the Vancouver Foundation on this exciting project, and are looking forward to see how Gen 7 grows and develops in the new year!

At this time, we would also like to introduce the 2014 Gen 7 Youth Messengers and some of the fantastic team members supporting them in this project:

From the back left row: Jacky Hendry, Mark Clayton, Jordan Guy, Phabion Sutherland, Brittany Ross, Rebekah Wilson National Office, Raven Hall, Front Row: Joyce Wesley, Elder Lorelei Hawkins, Sherrie Gladstone and Jenelle McMillan Program Coordinator.

 

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GEN 7 Fundraiser @ Pidgin Restaurant

On November 5th, 2013, ALIVE, with the much-appreciated support of Pidgin restaurant, hosted a fundraiser to support the growth of our innovative Gen7 youth role model program.  Currently in its second round, we have expanded the program to include three more community centres and three additional youth for a total of 8 Gen 7 Messengers in 8 CCs. The turnout was excellent!

 

In attendance were local residents, city councillors, representatives from Motivate Canada/ Gen7, CUPE, the First Nations Employment Society (FNES), the Inner City Safety Society, and many more! We would like to thank everyone for their help in growing  GEN7.

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Aboriginal Artists in the Atrium happening now!

Artists in the Atrium (AITA) is an ongoing event that promotes, supports and showcases arts and culture in the Downtown Eastside. The events will include performance showcases, art workshops and an art market. AITA will be in place at the Woodward’s Atrium (@ Hastings and Abbott) August 1 through October 13 2013.

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Aboriginal Artists in the Atrium

Hendrik Beune of AHA MEDIA speaks with Scott Clark of ALIVE and Our Place as well as  West Coast First Nations Artists David Morrison and Matthew James. David and Matthew are set to attend artist workshops with Lou-Ann Neel of CACV and be a part of the upcoming Aboriginal Artists in the Atrium presented by the Vancouver Moving Theatre.

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AHA media link here

Georgia Straight coverage of the project here

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Come out and Support Our Youth!!

 

“NASKARZ is an award winning program designed to promote social inclusion of young people from Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside into automotive, social and educational opportunities”

NASKARZ is a partnership between Ray-Cam Cooperative Centre, Vancouver Community College and Vancouver Police Department

Grandview-Woodland Urban Aboriginal Dialogue

 Grandview-Woodland Urban Aboriginal Dialogue

As many of you know, this community has a large Aboriginal population and many of our youth continue to be at risk in this area. Come out share your ideas and lets see if we can get some real action to support our children and families in this community.

THURSDAY JULY 4, 2013

7-9PM

VANCOUVER ABORIGINAL FRIENDSHIP CENTRE

CHIEF SIMON BAKER ROOM

FREE, LIGHT REFRESHMENTS

REGISTRATION REQUIRED

beverly.chew@vancouver.ca or 604-871-6424