Toronto Tibetan Community And Supporters to Hold Vigil For Tibet Earthquake Victims : RushPRNews - Newswire & Global Press Release Distribution

 
Bookmark and Share

Toronto Tibetan Community And Supporters to Hold Vigil For Tibet Earthquake Victims

April 15, 2010

Toronto Tibetan Community And Supporters to Hold Vigil For Tibet Earthquake Victims

TORONTO (RPRN) 04/15/10 — - In the aftermath of the earthquake in Tibet yesterday, Tibetans and their supporters will hold a candle light vigil in the Parkdale neighbourhood of Toronto , home to the largest Tibetan community in Canada .

WHAT:         Candle light vigil to commemorate the victims of the earthquake in Tibet .  Donations will also be collected to contribute to relief efforts.

WHO:          Tibetans and their supporters, organized by the Canadian Tibet Joint Action Committee

WHERE:       Parkdale Collegiate Institute (209 Jameson Avenue, Toronto )

WHEN:         Thursday, April 15, 2010. 6:00-8:00pm

The devastating earthquake struck Kyegundo (spoken: Jyekundo) in Kham, eastern Tibet (Ch: Jieguduo or Yushu , Qinghai Province) at approximately 7:45am on April 14th, 2010. Media sources have reported nearly 600 people killed and 10,000 injured, while Tibetans with contacts in the area report the death toll may to be as high as 4,000. Reports that a dam in the region could burst have prompted people to flee into the surrounding mountains.

Tibetans living in exile are frantically trying to reach family members, however phone lines are down and many people are afraid to speak openly about the situation as the Chinese government monitors all phone calls and Internet communication.

The situation in Kyegundo has been tense since protests against Chinese rule broke out in 2008. In the aftermath of the countrywide uprising, the Chinese government flooded the region with troops. Although relief efforts are underway, it is difficult to assess the effectiveness of the Chinese government’s response given that international media are now barred from the earthquake zone.

There has been a major outpouring of grief and support for relief efforts by Tibetans and Tibet supporters worldwide. Along with Toronto , vigils and fundraising events are planned in cities around the world.

During the vigil, there will be a collection for donations to contribute to relief efforts.

Toronto is home to one of the largest exiled Tibetan communities in the world. The Canadian Tibetan Joint Action Committee is made up of the six major Tibet NGOs in Toronto . 

Contact:
--
Tenzin Lobsang Wangkhang
National Director
Students for a Free Tibet Canada
109 -358 Dufferin Street
Toronto , ON M6K 1Z8
cell. 647.637.1810
fax.647.722.8410

www.sftcanada.org
sftcanada.wordpress.com
www.twitter.com/SFTCanada
www.facebook.com/SFTCanada

Media Contact Name: Tenzin Lobsang Wangkhang
Media E-mail:
Media Phone: 647.637.1810
Main image credits: http://www.sftcanada.org/index.php/photo-gallery?func=detail&id=39
About the author:

About Us

RushPR Tools: Public relations platform at www.rushprtools.com

Click here to see all news from this author/company

Filed Under: BREAKING NEWS, CANADIAN NEWS, CHARITY, PRESS RELEASE

RUSH PR NEWS newswire and press release services at rushprnews.com / Anne Howard annehowardpublicist.com

Content- Legal Responsibility - All material is copyrighted - You may repost but you MUST link back to the original post on your page and acknowledge Rush PR News as the news source. Rush PR News is not legally and/or morally responsible for content of press releases, opinions expressed or fact-checking.

Rush PR News cannot be held legally responsible for material published and distributed through its newswire service or published in its press-room and therefore cannot be sued for published material. Third-party must be contacted directly to dispute content.

Rush PR News is not the contact for material published.

RSSFeed PRESS & SOCIAL MEDIA RELEASES

Newborn Foundation Featured on Global Health Panel at Annual Patient Safety Science and Technology Summit

SAINT PAUL, MN and IRVINE, CA-- 01/23/15 ·  - The Newborn Foundation, an international nonprofit leveraging medical...

Cape Coral Waterfront Estate Known as “The UPS House” to be Sold at February 10th Absolute Auction

Fort Myers, Florida 01/21/15 · Truck Driver Turned Executive Selling Florida Riverfront Dream...

Studio One selects Visual 2000 End2End Suite of Fashion Business Solutions

LONDON, UK 01/20/15 · Visual 2000 International announces manufacturer Studio One  are...

CPD Seminar: How Skill Trade Workers Will be Effected by Express Entry

Vancouver, BC - 01/19/15 · Ashton College Announces Seminar Addressing Express Entry - New...

Dr. Ken Pool, IT Pioneer, dead at 62, leaves a rich legacy in health data standards and public health

ARLINGTON, TX 01/17/15 · With deep sadness  OZ Systems announces the sudden passing...

Dr. Ken Pool, Founder and Chairman of Dallas-based OZ Systems, Dies at 62

ARLINGTON, TX 01/16/15 · It is with deep sadness that OZ Systems announces...

Real Estate Auction – Is It Right for You?

Charlotte, NC 01/12/15 · Luxury homeowners looking to sell their estates face...

Philippines to Host Largest Crowd in Human History

Manila, Philippines 01/12/15 · The largest gathering of humans ever recorded will...

First Dedicated Canadian Bitcoin Price Index Launched

Vancouver, BC 01/08/15 · The Canadian Bitcoin Index (CBIX) created by Vancouver...

OnServe & Learning Brick has expanded to Niagara/Southwestern ON.

Kingston, ON 01/06/15 · Onserve is your trusted IT services company in...

Music Host Network Wants Writers Now!

LOS ANGELES 01/06/15 · The Music Host Network, a music media site...

Identify genuine web traffic from bots and botnets

SAN FRANCISCO 01/06/15 · As a provider of high-quality web traffic, Traffic...

Author Manfred Popp publishes - You can do what I did: lose weight, improve your health, stay fit -

Gaimersheim / Germany 01/06/15 · New book from author Manfred Popp about Weight...