Terror attacks in Paris / Update on Canadian German Gala Ball 2015 tonight

OAKVILLE, ON, Nov. 14, 2015 /CNW/ - We all are deeply shocked by the news, that Paris and the French people have been hit yesterday by an incredible series of cowardly and atrocious terror attacks leaving more than 130 innocent people dead and more than 180 injured in Paris. This is the worst terror attack ever to take place on European soil.

The Canadian German Chamber expresses deepest sympathy and condolences to the French people who have suffered from this cruel act of barbarism against humanity. What we can do in such difficult times is to support our French friends in the best way we can and assure them of our solidarity. Therefore, Board and Management of the Chamber have decided together with the German Embassy and Consulate General to move forward with a much subdued version of the Gala Ball as a fundraising support dinner for the victims of the terror attacks.

This means the reception and dinner will take place but without any entertainment. The time and location have not changed and dress code is now business attire. Guests are asked to bring donations for the victims and the proceeds of the silent auction will also be directed towards them. "Je suis Paris" will be the motto at the heart of tonight's dinner dedicated to the victims of the terror attacks.

These terrorists are planning to destroy our open and free society. They won't succeed. We will not live in fear. Our message is: our free life will triumph over terrorism.

Chair of the Board Robert Hardt, together with CEO and President of the Canadian German Chamber, Thomas Beck encourage guests to show their support and unlimited solidarity for the victims of Paris, our French friends and the French nation.

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