Here’s the “official” World Refugee Day announcement for Winnipeg (below).
Come and Celebrate!
We invite you to join us in celebrating World Refugee Day June 20, 2007,
beginning at 4:00 until 8:00 pm in Central Park.
Featuring Rabi the Caribbean Drummer, Burundi dancers, a drama by Somali
playwright Muuxi Adam, performance by Mijok aka Hot Dog from Sudan,
Nicaraguan folk ballet dancers, Rodrigo Munoz and Papa Mambo, keynote
speaker, refugee stories and more.
Every year on June 20 the world honours the courage, resilience and strength
of refugees. The province of Manitoba brings in over 10,000 newcomers every
year, individuals and families who become part of our communities. World
Refugee Day is a chance to get to know some of the newcomers to our
province, and to come together to focus global attention not only on the
plight of refugees and the causes of their exile, but also on their
determination and will to survive and on the contributions they make to
their host communities.
Come visit Central Park, for a special event organized by the Institute for
Community Peacebuilding, Central Park Market, Knox Centre, with the help of
a number of individuals in the community and support from MIIC, Welcome
Place. Our world refugee day event will be held from 4:00 to 8:00 pm on
Wednesday, June 20th in solidarity with events being held all over the
world. Drop by after work to celebrate the strength and resilience of the
newcomers who enrich our communities in so many ways.
For more information contact David at 953-3865 or Janine at 475-3816.