Date: December 13-15, 2011, Aboriginal Artisan Tables: 11am- 9pm; Dialogue events: 12- 2pm
Location: W2 Media Cafe & Woodward’s Atrium
Website: www.creativetechnology.org and https://www.facebook.com/events/249155485147299/
ALIVE Arts Winter Festival & Dialogue is a cultural showcase with Aboriginal performing artists, an urban aboriginal artisan Christmas sale, children’s art program, traditional dancers, and community meals prepared by W2 Media Cafe.
Produced by W2 Community Media Arts Society in partnership with the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Society, ALIVE (Aboriginal Life in Vancouver Enhancement Society), Lower Mainland United Way, Vancouver Indigenous Media Arts Festival, BCGEU, and RayCam Community Centre.
WINTER FILM NIGHT
Tuesday Dec 13, 6-9:30 featuring the NDN Classic ‘Smoke Signals’ directed by Chris Eyre. Presented by Vancouver Indigenous Media Arts Festival (VIMAF).
HIP HOP BINGO
Wednesday Dec 14, 6-9pm featuring $1000 in prizes with yer Hosts Ostwelve & JB The First Lady.
ABORIGINAL BLUES REVIEW
Thursday Dec 15, 6:00-9:00 featuring Wayne Lavallee, Murray Porter, Dalannah Gail Bowen and Russell Wallace.
ALIVE DIALOGUE CIRCLES
Tuesday-Thursday Dec 13-15, 12-2pm. A series of cultural presentations and dialogue circles take place each lunch hour with discussions over healthy foods and then continue with evening cultural presentations. With a focus on School Board, Park Board and City of Vancouver and enhancing our relations.
Bone game, traditional crafts, drumming, songs and storytelling
The main event on Thursday, 5-9pm with POWWOW DRUMMERS! On Thursday, Dec 15, the Festival highlight is an evening of Powwow drummers, community meal, and dialogue and report back on the City’s Urban Aboriginal People’s Study/Vancouver 2011, with Ginger Gosnell-Myers and City of Vancouver representatives to share within the circle with members of the community. Check out the traditional games, Blues Review, the Artisan tables and more!
And did we say this is all free or by donation?! See you at the W2 Media Cafe and Woodward’s Atrium! On the Hastings and Cordova bus routes, with parking in the Woodward’s Parkade (enter eastbound on Cordova east of Cambie).
Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/249155485147299/ for full schedule details.
Image credit: Jerry Whitehead, A family dance together, 1998, acrylic on concrete, previously located at the corner of Carrall Street and Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC.
With support from the City of Vancouver’s 125th Anniversary Grants Program and the participation of the Government of Canada.