Annual festival proceeds will benefit BC Tibetan children's cultural
education in addition to the Tibetan Canadian Resettlement Project
VANCOUVER, July 23, 2013 /CNW/ - The Tibetan Cultural Society of BC
(TCSBC) and Tsengdok Monastery Association announced today that
proceeds from this year's Tibet Fest of Vancouver will go towards
continuing support of Tibetan children's education in traditional
language and culture. Additionally, proceeds will also support the
Tibetan Canadian Resettlement Project, an unprecedented humanitarian
initiative by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the Canadian government.
It will see 1,000 displaced Tibetans from Arunachal Pradesh, India,
resettle in Canada over the next five years.
The largest Tibetan cultural festival in the city, Tibet Fest of
Vancouver marks its fourth year with an exciting array of Tibetan
cultural performances, art, music, cuisine, dharma-related activities,
specialty vendors and events for the whole family. The cost of the
event is free but a $5 donation is suggested.
"This year's event is going to be even bigger and better," said Tenzin
Gyurme, president of TCSBC. "We have performances by popular Tibetan
artists Tsering Lodoe and Karjam Saeji, the Tibetan Children's Music
Ensemble, traditional-style debate by Tibetan monks, sand mandala,
butter sculpture, Tibetan calligraphy and talks on Tibetan healing and
Bon, the indigenous spirituality of Tibet. It will all be in the name
of furthering cultural education for our children and helping Tibetans
resettle in this great country."
The Tibetan Canadian Resettlement Project will provide refugees with
greater hope, as well as opportunities for present and future
generations. Successfully resettled Tibetans in Canada bring diverse
skill sets, creativity and a strong sense of giving back to the
community. There will be a presentation and information booth at the
festival on the project.
When: August 3, 2013
Where: VanDusen Botanical Garden, Floral Hall, Vancouver
Time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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Tibet Fest of Vancouver History
Established in 2010 by Tsengdok Rinpoche in association with TCSBC,
Tibet Fest Vancouver has been a huge success in attracting thousands
and raising significant funds for humanitarian initiatives. In 2010,
all proceeds were sent to the Jyekundo/Yushu earthquake relief efforts
in Tibet via Machik. In 2011, the 2nd Tibet Fest raised money for the
Japanese Tsunami Relief via Red Cross and the Tibetan Resettlement
Project. In 2012, the 3rd Tibet Fest donated its proceeds to the
Tibetan Resettlement Project as it entered a critical stage of
development, with the first group of newcomers to arrive as early as
About The Tibetan Cultural Society of British Columbia
TCSBC was incorporated in 1981 by Tibetans living in the Greater
Vancouver region as a non-sectarian and charitable organization under
the BC Societies act. The main aim of the society is to help promote
and preserve Tibetan culture and heritage. This has meant placing great
emphasis on ensuring that the next generation has the opportunity to
appreciate and learn about their unique patrimony. These are the core
values and purposes of this society along with the prime objective to
adhere to the non-violent principles espoused by their Spiritual
leader, His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama of Tibet. For more information,
please visit: www.tcsofbc.org
Tibet Fest welcomes all levels of support in the form of cash, services
or goods. All sponsors will receive recognition across their
promotional materials. Please contact TCSBC for more details.
SOURCE: Tibet Culture Festival of Vancouver
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