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Historic Meeting: Fernando Gonzalez in Toronto Print E-mail

 
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CNC 7th Biennial Convention Print E-mail

The Canadian Network on Cuba is holding its 7th Biennial Convention in Toronto on May 30-31st.  Delegates from the 19 member organizations from across Canada will gather at Toronto City Hall to map out plans for the future taking into account the new challenges in solidarity with Cuba.

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Africa Called, Cuba Answered: Cuba’s Critical Contribution to the Fight against Ebola Print E-mail

- Cuban Doctor on Cross-Canada Tour, May 14-30, 2015 -

From May 14 to 30, Dr. José de Jesús Portilla García, a participant in various Cuban medical internationalist missions, will speak in several Canadian cities on Cuba's Humanitarian Medical Missions across the world, especially in fighting the Ebola epidemic in the West African nations of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.

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CUBA COMBATING EBOLA IN AFRICA Print E-mail

** Cross-Canada Speaking Tour **

Featuring Special Guest Speaker Direct from Cuba:

DR. JOSÉ DE JESÚS PORTILLA


Chief of Cuba’s medical personnel during Cuba’s international mission in the former Republic of Congo, Head of the Department of Health for the province of Havana and Director of the Department of Bilateral Collaboration in the Ministry of Public Health

Vancouver Event:

THURSDAY MAY 21, 2015 - 7PM
ROUNDHOUSE COMMUNITY CENTRE
181 ROUNDHOUSE MEWS
(VANCOUVER, BC)

This is a free event!

As West African countries were battered by one of the most critical and devastating outbreaks in recent history, help and solidarity became necessary. The immense outbreak of Ebola had to be met with immense contributions to combat it. Cuba with its professional and experienced international medical missions quickly rose to the greatest involvement in the fight against Ebola.

It did not take long after Cuba’s 450 medical volunteers arrived in the countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone for the world to take notice of Cuba’s exceptional effort. World leaders expressed their gratitude as international media picked up the story of this small country’s big hearted effort to combat the deadly disease.

You’re invited to come hear from Dr. José de Jesús Portilla, one of Cuba’s celebrated internationalist revolutionary doctors about Cuba’s contribution to the battle against Ebola in West Africa as well as Cuba’s history of internationalist medical solidarity.

To view the event poster: http://www.vancubasolidarity.com/posters/150521-Cuban-doctor-ebola-africa-tour.pdf

To join the event facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/742371119193508/

Vancouver event sponsored by:

Vancouver Communities in Solidarity with Cuba (VCSC)
http://www.vancubasolidarity.com/

Free the Cuban 5 Committee - Vancouver
http://www.freethe5vancouver.ca/

Canadian Cuban Friendship Association - Vancouver
http://www.ccfavancouver.ca/

Tour organized by: Canadian Network on Cuba (CNC)

 
* Rumbo a Cuba Initiative * Print E-mail

*** ¿QUÉ BOLÁ CONTIGO? TALENT SHOW! ***

Fundraising for a much needed tractor & freezer truck for the Julio Antonio Mella International Solidarity (CIJAM) Camp in Caimito, Cuba.

SATURDAY, MAY 16
7pm
Joe's Cafe – 1150 Commercial Drive (@William Street)
Vancouver, B.C

Do you sing? Act? Write? Or have another talent? Sign up for this fun and inclusive night of talent!

All Ages Welcome!

*All Talent Show entrants will be entered in a draw to win an exciting Cuban Prize pack! *

Tickets $5 in advance, or $10 at the door!

To Register call 778-889-7664 or 778-882-5223

What is the “Rumbo a Cuba Initiative”?

The CIJAM camp is where international solidarity guests stay while in volunteering in Cuba. Thousands of people visit CIJAM every year, up to 500 at one time, and it has been a real challenge for the camp to provide the necessary services to its guests, especially because of the cruel US blockade. If something breaks, it is never just as easy as buying a replacement.

Following a very successful fundraising campaign where we were able to provide the camp with a new water pump, we are continuing to help the camp which is so important to Cuba and the international solidarity movement. In discussions with the camp's workers, they have told us that the most urgent needs are now a tractor and a freezer truck.

When Cuba calls, we answer! We have launched a campaign to raise the necessary funds by December 31, 2015. This is an ambitious goal, but we believe with the support we are receiving from so many groups and individuals this will be possible. Please join us!

For more information, call 778-889-7664 or 778-882-5223

2 MORE UPCOMING RUMBO A CUBA INITIATIVE EVENTS:

1. When Cuba Calls, We Answer! BBQ
SATURDAY JUNE 6 | 5-8PM
Trout Lake Park 3300 Victoria Dr.

* Delicious Food* Live Music * Speakers * Games * Raffle * - Rain or Shine!

The event is free, raffle tickets for sale and BBQ by donation!

2. ¡Fiesta Cubana!
SATURDAY JUNE 20 | 7PM
Drinks, delicious food & lots of Dancing!

Join “Iniciativa Rumbo a Cuba” for an exciting event to raise the money needed and help us get the items needed to the Julio Antonio Mella International Solidarity (CIJAM) Camp in Caimito, Cuba.

Tickets $10 in advance / $15 at the door
For tickets: 778-882-5223 or 778-889-7664

 
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