Comedy Night in Support of Lakeshore Syrian Connection
Come and join Lakeshore Syrian Connection for a All Stars Comedy Night!
Killer lineup of really funny people generously giving their time to
entertain us in support of Lakeshore Syrian Connection!
Kate Davis (CTV's Comedy Now, CBC's The Debaters, The Mom Show, Best Before Show)
Helder Brum (JFL42, Co-Host of Discovery's Blood, Sweat & Tools, HGTV-Deck Wars)
Precious Chong (Hallmark Movie-Loves Complicated, Canadian Comedy Award Nominee-Sex and the Single Parent)
Mark DeBonis (Just For Laughs, The Debaters, Canadian Comedy Award Winner for "Best New Comer")
DJ Demers (Conan O'Brian, CBC Radio's Laugh Out Loud, The Debaters)
Ashley Comeau (Degrassi, Odd Squad, Second City)
Paul Constable ( Second City Alumni, The Canadian Tire Guy)
Nigel Downer (Second City Alumni, Body Buds, Nick's Make It Pop)
Nug Nahrgang (Dark Rising, Sportsbet's Aftermath, Illusionoid)
Leslie Seiler (Second City Alumni, Comedy Inc, The Ron James Show)
Pat Smith (Second City Tour Co. Alumni, Canadian Film Centre Alumni)
Connor Thompson (Second City Alumni, Time Drones, Cracked)
AND, live music by Alexander Quail (http://www.alexanderquail.com/)
Doors open at 7:30pm, show time, 8:30pm
Cash bar and delicious food for purchase from West City SnackBar
All proceeds from the night will go to Lakeshore Syrian Connection.
Lakeshore Syrian Connection is a group of families from the Lakeshore West community of Toronto, Ontario, including Mimico, New Toronto, Long Branch, and Alderwood. We have diverse backgrounds and have joined together to support a Syrian refugee family through a transition to life in Canada. As parents, our hearts break while we watch Syrian families risk their lives to leave their homes with little but the hope of finding safety for their children. It is for this reason that we have committed to an effort to raise funds to sponsor one of these families.
As a sponsorship group we are responsible for raising $30,000 for a small family's first year in Canada. Additionally, we will also provide community support by helping this family set up a home, access education and find employment.
We are working with JIAS Toronto, a Sponsorship Agreement Holder, whose mandate is Connecting People with Community. By partnering with JIAS, we have access to a full range of resources, integration services and expertise that will help ensure that our sponsored family will have an even greater chance of success as they begin their new lives in Canada.
When we first launched in October we never imagined how much support we would have from this community. Our initial goal was to raise $27,000 to support a family of 4. In just a few months we have doubled that and have now raised approximately $60,000.
The group has discussed many options as to how to use the additional funds and although we have yet to make a final decision, we know the situation is dire and our intention is to help as many people as possible as fast as we can.
To build on our current momentum, we will be fundraising until February 29, 2016 with a new goal of $75,000. There are lots of great events coming up over the next month and we encourage you to participate to help us reach that goal.
Family Fun Skate, Saturday, January 23
Comedy Night on Lakeshore, February 6
Valentine's Day Dance, February 12 (more details to come)
In addition, we are now promoting our furnishings website and accepting donations for grocery cards, TTC tokens and excellent used condition household furnishings and appliances.
We would like to thank our volunteers, our very generous donors, and everyone who has shown support for Lakeshore Syrian Connection. This would have never been possible without the help from each and every one of you.
Check out our website at www.lakeshoresyrianconnection.ca
St. Margaret's Anglican Church (View)
156 Sixth Street
Etobicoke, ON M8V 3A5
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