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Dine in the Dark - World Sight Day 2014
Thursday, October 9th, Vancouver
You're invited to Dine in the Dark with Jim Byrnes! A celebration of World Sight Day in support of Seva Canada.
Every ticket purchased will provide cataract surgery for someone who is needlessly blind in one of the poorest parts of the world.
The evening will include:
• 3 course meal with two glasses of wine, served in the dark by Dark Table’s visually impaired staff
• Musical entertainment by Juno-award winning legendary blues artist Jim Byrnes
• Inspiring speeches
• Opportunity to bid on items from some of the countries where Seva works in a unique blind auction
• $55 tax receipt for each ticket purchased
Date: Thursday, October 9, 2014
Time: 6:30pm - 9:30pm
2611 W.4th Avenue
Tickets: $125 each
Ticket availability is running low. Inquire at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (604) 713-6622
About World Sight Day
World Sight Day is an international day of awareness, held annually on the second Thursday of October, to focus attention on the global issue of avoidable blindness and visual impairment. It is part of Vision 2020, which raises awareness of our goal to end avoidable blindness in the world by the year 2020.
Seva Canada 2014 Annual General Meeting & Donor Reception
You're invited to join us to celebrate all that you have helped accomplish over the past year at Seva Canada's Annual General Meeting (AGM) on November 7, 2014.
Plus, you'll be able to hear from two very special guests from our Seva Tibet team, Mr. Kunga Tashi, Seva Tibet Sight Program Manager and Ms. Dolma Chugi, Seva Tibet Assistant Program Manager.
Kunga, a 2014 International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) Eye Health Leader, established Seva Tibet in 2002 and led its expansion to include most parts of the Tibetan Autonomous Region around Lhasa as well as the Kham and Amdo Regions in Eastern Tibet. He has been instrumental in building and strengthening high quality eye care programs that includes service to the poorest people.
Dolma, who joined Seva Tibet in 2005, coordinates Seva Tibet support for eye care programs in 12 government hospitals that serve 4.4 million people. Her work includes building local capacity for program management and designing outreach activities. She also assists local ophthalmologists to gain training opportunities and to raise funds to support program expansion.
Date: Friday, November 7, 2014
Location: BMO Great Hall,
VanDusen Botanical Garden,
5251 Oak St., Vancouver, BC
Space is limited. Please RSVP at 604-713-6622 or http://bit.ly/SEVAAGM2014
Please note: Everyone is welcome to attend the AGM, however, to be considered a member of Seva Canada Society and eligible to vote at our Annual General Meeting a person must have donated $20 between November 1, 2013 and October 31, 2014. Any member may be nominated to the Board of Directors by submitting a letter signed by a nominator and a seconder, both of whom must be members in good standing of the Seva Canada Society. Letters can be sent to the Seva Canada office to the attention
of the Chair of the Governance and Nominating Committee. The Governance and Nominating Committee’s mandate is to review all nominations and recommend the membership candidates for election who meet the Board’s criteria.
All nominations must be received by September 26, 2014, a minimum of 30 days prior to the date of the AGM.
First Saturday of each month in Vancouver at 8pm
Universal Kirtan is an inspiring and joyful evening of spiritual songs and chants from the world’s various faith, spiritual and mystical traditions. Donations support Seva’s work. Location: Yoga On 7th at 156 East 7th (near Main Street; Use side/alley entrance) Minimum $10 donation. Please see calendar for schedule www.sufiordervancouver.org/wp/calendar/
Seva Canada is proud to be a member of VISION 2020