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I received this announcement from the Canada Tibet Committee & wanted to share it with you. Last fall, the Montreal rock band, Sunrise and Good People released their music video I won’t fall down – a homage to Tibet, along with the CTC . Now they are doing a Canada-wide tour to raise money to sponsor the Tibetans who will be permitted to enter Canada over the next 5 years.
Please read this & if you feel moved to help in some way, subscribe to the newsletter, go to a concert, or help locally.
Here on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia, we are working hard to form 2 sponsorship groups to bring Tibetan refugees to our community. If you are local & would like to help, please contact me through my website.
Benefit concert for the Tibetan Resettlement Project (Project Tibet Society), starring Sunrise and Good People
Last fall, the Montreal rock band Sunrise and Good People released the music video “I won’t fall down” (an homage to Tibet) with the help of the Canada Tibet Committee. This was the start of a great collaboration between the two. They decided to launch a nationwide fundraising tour called Rock for Tibet!
Sunrise and Good People will start off their tour in Vancouver, British Columbia on March 28th at the Biltmore Cabaret . On March 31st they will perform in Victoria at Felicita’s campus pub.
Proceeds from the concert tour will be donated to the Tibetan Resettlement Project, an initiative to resettle to Canada up to 1000 displaced, stateless Tibetans who currently reside in Arunachal Pradesh, a remote state in the far North East corner of India.
Vancouver Concert information:
Date: Wednesday, March 28th
Time: Doors open at 8:00 PM
Location: Biltmore Cabaret, 2755 Prince Edward, Vancouver
Tickets: $10 at door; $25 advance tickets come with the CD “Rise Up”, by Sunrise and Good People
Event Website – Scroll down to March 28 and click on the ticketweb link to buy advance tickets on-line)
For more information, including concert details for Victoria and other cities across Canada.
Dermod Travis, Executive Director – CTC and Xavier Auclair, Lead singer – SGP, introduce the tour and the fundraising initiative in this Georgia Straight article by Matt Burrows
More information on Project Tibet Society and the Tibetan Resettlement Project:
Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s News release announcing acceptance of 1000 displaced Tibetans living in the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh, and public policy concerning the settlement of these Tibetans:
CTC information relating to sponsorship and settlement of the displaced Tibetans http://www.tibet.ca/en/projecttibetsociety
To sign up for the Vancouver/Lower Mainland area’s Project Tibet Society/Resettlement Project e-mail list, please send your request to: email@example.com
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Please forward to friends who you believe are supportive of the Tibetan cause and people.
I am reprinting this email, sent out to Canada Tibet Committee members in case you are not aware of the seriously worsening situation in Tibet.
You can read more about Tibet on the Canada Tibet Committee website or become a member.
Hunger Strike, Rally, March, and Vigil
Since 2008 when Chinese Government pressure escalated, life as a Tibetan in Tibet has been unbearable for many. Tragically, since February 2009, 17 Tibetans have self-immolated in protest.
In recent weeks the unbearable conditions in Tibet have worsened. Underground testimonies speak of horrific conditions, and convoys of Chinese military trucks have been witnessed heading into Tibetan regions. Canada Tibet Committee has appealed to Prime Minister Stephen Harper to prioritize “Tibetans Before Trade” on his upcoming trip to China.
The Chinese Government is struggling to hide the current military crackdown from the world by blocking internet traffic and barring foreign media from Tibetan areas – e.g. CNN crew detained, January 31
Nonetheless, Tibetans worldwide have heard the pleas of their brothers and sisters. In response to the appeal from Prime Minister of the Tibetan Government in Exile, Dr. Lobsang Sangay, to carry out a Worldwide Vigil on February 8, 2012, Tibetans of British Columbia and Washington State will gather in Vancouver.
Please join us for all or part of the program, from 11am to 7pm.
If you are not able to attend the event in person, please join us in a day long solidarity fast.
The Event Program – Wed Feb 8
11am: Meet at the Vancouver Art Gallery (Robson St side), 750 Hornby Street, Vancouver. Rally with Tibetans and supporters and begin a day-long hunger strike.
12pm: March along Granville Street to Chinese Consulate at 3380 Granville Street, Vancouver.
1:00pm: Protest, Prayers, and Hunger Strike continue at the Chinese Consulate.
4:30pm: Candle Light Vigil (at the Chinese Consulate)
7pm: Closing Prayer
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