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Dec
10
Sat
2016
Rally Against Genocide in Rohingya @ Kitchener City Hall
Dec 10 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

From: RAC <raccontactinfo@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, Dec 7, 2016 at 7:48 AM
Subject: cordially invited to join a rally against GENOCIDE of Rohingya

Dear Friends and Supporters,

As you may be well aware the crisis for Rohingya in Rakhine/Arakan State of Burma is at its peak. Under the pretext of “Clearance Operations to drive out the militancy,” the crimes being committed against the Rohingya by the State is literally indescribable. As a result, thousands of houses are burned down; property, livestock, valuables are looted; hundreds of people are killed and hundreds women are systematically being raped and killed. While some managed to escape to Bangladesh, majority of whom are still alive, are living in absolute horror—not knowing when they will be snatched, raped and then slaughter before being disposed into mass-graves. Every family in KW area has lost their loved ones and affected very badly.

UNHCR recently, albeit belatedly, termed it as “ethnic cleansing.” Many researchers, academics, professional writers and seven Nobel Laureates around the world have called it as “Genocide.” However, no preventative measure has taken by any powerful country yet.

Although our Foreign Minister Mr. Dion recently expressed his deep concern for violence against Rohingya and urges full humanitarian access via his twitter account, any concrete steps to save lives is yet to be seen, from our government as well as from any other powerful government.

It is imperative that a swift action is needed in order to save some/most of remaining Rohingya. We feel that more public awareness is necessary to pressure the government to take concrete actions.

Therefore, Rohinyga Association of Canada is holding a peaceful demonstration at the following:

Place: Kitchener City Hall

Date/Time: Saturday, December 10, 2016, from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm.

On behalf of Rohingya Association of Canada, I would like to request you to join us to show your support to our shaken-community members each of whom are impacted badly.

Your presence at our rally means a world of difference and a true solace for our affected community.

Although this is a short notice, we hope you’d join us.

We anticipate your presence at our rally.

Kind Regards,

Anwar Arkani <asarkani@gmail.com>

On behalf of Rohingya Community in KW area

Sep
10
Mon
2018
World Suicide Prevention Day @ Victoria Park Pavillion
Sep 10 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

World Suicide Prevention Day

Working Together to Prevents Suicide!

Monday, September 10, 2018
Victoria Park Pavilion, Kitchener
Free Community Butterfly Release

Information Fair and Presentations: 4:30pm – 7:00pm
Charity Barbeque: 4:30pm – 6:00pm
Speakers: 5:30pm – 6:00pm
Butterfly Release: 6:00pm

Download the World Suicide Prevention Day event poster >

World Suicide Prevention Day 2018 – WRSPC

Jun
1
Sat
2019
Cambridge Ride-a-Bus event for seniors — @SPCCND @ St. Luke's Place
Jun 1 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Student with bicycle beside bus
The Easy Ride program is a free program designed to teach people with disabilities, older adults, and local people new to GRT services how to travel confidently and safely.

Solutions to Poverty has teamed up with Grand River Transit to host free Ride-a-Bus sessions for older adults, including how to plan a trip, pay a fare and even how to board a bus with a wheelchair or scooter.

Benefits of participating in the Easy Ride program:

  • Freedom to go where you want when you want
  • Greater community involvement
  • Better access to employment and volunteer opportunities
  • Lower transportation costs
  • Increased confidence and independence

You will learn to:

  • Plan your trip to specific destinations using the easiest and safest route
  • Read and understand route maps and schedules
  • Recognize bus numbers, stops and landmarks,
  • Travel to and from bus stops
  • Board the bus with your wheelchair or scooter
  • Pay fares and purchase passes
  • Locate and transfer to other buses

Our experienced trainers:

  • Have an in-depth knowledge of GRT services
  • Put your safety and comfort first
  • Ensure that the training is suited to your needs

The program includes:

Presentations: We’ll deliver a presentation tailored to the specific needs of your community group on the accessibility features of GRT system.

Basic orientation to GRT: A shortened training for individuals or groups of people who already have some basic travel skills.

iCAN ride training sessions : Practical on the Bus Training for people who use standard wheelchairs and scooters. GRT provides practice training sessions on how to board and exit a bus using a mobility device on an out of service bus.

Travel training: Individualized one-to-one training for MobilityPLUS customers who find it challenging to learn to use the low-floor buses. Training is provided in multiple sessions with the goal of the customer riding safely and independently (with an attendant if required).

Service provider workshops: This program is for agencies that have a client-base who needs extra information or instruction to be able to use transit independently. We provide your staff and volunteers with the training and resources they need to get your clients using transit. Please contact us for upcoming dates.

For more information on this program, please contact the training specialist at:

519-585-7555

TTY 519-575-4608

Email: easyride@grt.ca

Travel training – Grand River Transit

Awareness of Low Income Voices newsletter for event information

"Cambridge Ride-a-Bus event educates seniors on public transit" for additional information

Aug
25
Sun
2019
Rohingya Genocide Remembrance Day @ Carl Zehr Square at Kitchener City Hall
Aug 25 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Rohingya Genocide Remembrance Day

It is with great expectation that Rohingya Association of Canada writes to invite you to Kitchener City Hall for a second year Rohingya Genocide Remembrance Day, which is on Sunday, August 25th from 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm.

This event is to commemorate the mass killings, rapes and exodus of the Rohingya people, as well as the destruction of the Rohingya Nation and current state of survivors.

Given that most Rohingyas in Canada live in Kitchener and each has lost their loved ones in the tragedy and survivors are continuously suffering in the refugee camps in Bangladesh, we believe your gracious presence may console some of their grievances.

We look forward to hearing from you, and your presence there. Please share this among your network.

Kind Regards,
Anwar Arkani
+1-519-781-3800

Sayed Ahmed
+1-519-502-7225