Dance for the Children Fundraiser

Dance for ChildrenSaturday, September 29 7:30 – 10:30 pm at Saanich Silver Threads — Get out your dancing shoes and head for the Saanich Silver Threads, 286 Hampton Road, Victoria, BC V8Z 1H1 (near Tillicum Road) and Dance for the Children, a fundraiser for the Albergue Villa Pinal, a collection of buildings located inland from Melaque MX-JAL operated by Asistencia a la Familia, which serve as residences, a school, and a medical clinic for indigenous Mexicans families from the states of Guerrero and Oaxaca who migrate during the winter months to work picking crops in the fields around Melaque.

A number of Victoria residents including Emanu-El members Sid and Jen Tafler support this humanitarian project. To learn more about the project…

Doors will open for Dance for the Children at 7:15 pm, Salsa class at 7:30 pm, dance until 10:30 pm with DJ “Pachanguero”, class with John De Pfyffer, Latin and ballroom music, maybe some live too.  There will be other surprises like a little Zumba with Roz!

Admission is $12.  Please bring finger foods to share.  Food and drinks will also be available for sale.  Donations towards items for a Silent Auction are welcome.  For more information contact Connie at 1-250-709-1935 or email her at 53conn@gmail.com

 

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Walking together: a journey with our indigenous neighbours

Walking togetherOpens Sunday April 8, 2018 at 10:00 am at St. John the Divine — A Program of Learning, Understanding and Respecting the Cultures, Experiences and Aspirations of First Peoples opens at St. John the Divine Anglican Church on Sunday  April 8 at 10:00 am with a  Welcome and Opening Address “Walking Together – Stories and their Telling” by Florence Dick (CRD Liaison, Songhees Wellness Centre).

  • Continues weekly on Wednesdays at 7:00 pm from April 11 to May 9 with a closing session on Sunday May 13 at 10:00 am. For more information
  • To assist with gauging numbers you are asked to register for the Wednesday sessions, at the Church Office in person, by phone (250-383-7192) or email carolann.zenger@stjohnthedivine.bc.ca.