An evening of authentic Burmese cuisine and entertainment in support of political prisoners in Burma's jails
VANCOUVER, June 8 /CNW/ -
WHAT "Burma Night" - A commemorative and fundraising dinner to
celebrate the birthday of the world's most famous political
prisoner, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, and to raise awareness about
the plight of Burma's political prisoners.
WHEN Saturday, June 19, 2010 at 6:00 p.m.
WHERE Roundhouse Community Centre (Exhibition Hall), 181 Roundhouse
Mews, Vancouver, BC
WHO Organized by the Pacific Burma Roundtable
CONTACT Ms. Kyi Min Saw email: firstname.lastname@example.org cell: 604-375-9903
TICKETS $30 per person (cash bar) Ms. Deanna Hansen Office:
(604) 331-4454 Email: email@example.com
The general public is invited to the fifth annual "Burma Night," an evening of authentic Burmese cuisine and entertainment. The event takes place on Saturday June 19, to commemorate the birthday of the world's only incarcerated Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, who has been under house arrest for 15 of the last 20 years.
The objective of "Burma Night" is to increase awareness about Burma's political prisoners and raise funds that assist them directly. The event promises to be entertaining and fun, and guests will be treated to a sumptuous buffet of authentic Burmese Cuisine, beginning at 6pm. Tickets are reasonably priced at $30 per person and can be purchased in advance by contacting Deanna at (604) 331-4454 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The BCGEU and the Howe Sound Brewing Company are sponsoring the event.
About the Pacific Burma Roundtable
The Pacific Burma Roundtable (PBR) is organizing the event.
PBR is a meeting place in the Lower Mainland for organizations and individuals working to support a free and democratic Burma. We raise awareness through political education, street demonstrations, letter writing campaigns and campaigns to stop investment, tourism and trade with Burma. Other activities include responding to requests for speakers and information about Burma, participating in the worldwide Free Burma Coalition and providing support for refugees and displaced persons at the Thai-Burmese border.
Website: http://pacificburmaroundtable.ca/ (click on "Events")
About the Association Assistance for Political Prisoners Burma (AAPPB)
The AAPPB is an independent, non-profit organization that assists Burmese political prisoners by documenting the human rights violations they face, providing food and medicine and pressuring for their release. There are 2,100 political prisoners in Burma, including many students, monks, MPs, lawyers, teachers and doctors.
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SOURCE PACIFIC BURMA ROUNDTABLE
For further information: For further information: Ms. Kyi Min Saw, email: email@example.com, cell: (604) 375-9903