Sunday, November 8, 2009

CARE FOR PADANG - November 28, 2009

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In response to the deadly earthquake on September 30, 2009, in Padang (West Sumatra), Indonesia, Indonesian Association of British Columbia, PERMAI-BC, would like to invite the general public to participate in our upcoming fundraising event. This event is intended to raise awareness and funds for the victims and their families to recover from the aftermath of the earthquake disaster.

We invite you to immerse yourself in a variety of entertainment, such as cultural performances from West Sumatra and live music among others, while enjoying delicious Indonesian food. Plus, you'll get a chance to win an auction and/or $1,000. And before you know it, you're having a great time and making a difference at the same time.

As an opener, we will show for the first time a world-premiere cultural documentary film called "Keras & Manis" by William Maranda Productions. The documentary reveals a visual and emotional exploration of spirit and tradition. Moreover, William Maranda with his friends and family search through the luscious country sides and benevolent communities of Bali in hope of finding the magic behind the culturally embedded and everlasting dance technique, Keras and Manis. "Because I come from art, from my Mother and my Father, I don't want to lose! I don't want to lose tradition, I want to keep." - I Made Djimat (Master Dancer).
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The summary of the event is as follow:


Date:Saturday, November 28, 2009

Time:4:30 - 8:00 PM

Venue:S.U.C.C.E.S.S. - The Choi Hall

28 West Pender Street

(Pender & Taylor)

Vancouver, BC V6B 1R6

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Parking:- Underground

1. across the street

2. two-block walk

- Meter parking (coin or credit card)

Note:Please come early due to limited


Event Inquiry:- Lidya Kewas at 604-618-0150

or email at

- Pandito Rayadi at 778-317-7957

or email at

- Meilani Rodhia at 604-434-0145

or email at

The net proceeds will be donated via Canadian Red Cross, Kompas Humanitarian Fund – a disaster management fund organized by Indonesia’s major newspaper, and in-person, by Indonesian-Canadian community representatives, to the impacted locations, as part of joint-donation program organized by Indonesian-Canadian communities throughout Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton.

We expect more contribution from communities /organizations throughout British Columbia as a sponsor and cash/in-kind donor. For sponsorship or other contribution opportunities, please contact Liza Wajong by phone at 604-526-3127 or email at We thank all your support to make this event possible.

Yours faithfully,

Indonesian Association of British Columbia (PERMAI-BC)

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