EMBASSY OF ECUADOR IN CANADA AND TORONTO CITY HALL JOIN EFFORTS FOR THE EVENT “CANADA HELPS ECUADOR!”, IN HONOR OF ECUADOR EARTHQUAKE VICTIMS
Join us in a dynamic artistic festival to raise funds for those most affected by the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Ecuador on April 16th leaving more than 600 dead and thousands injured.
The economic losses are initially estimated at more than 3 billion US dollars. Ecuador is mourning and needs help to rebuild. Unfortunately the earth tremors continue.
Artistic festival and fundraiser “Canada helps Ecuador!” is a wonderful opportunity to help those in great need.
Come and enjoy the music of artists such as Juno award and Latin Grammy winner Cuban pianist Hilario Duran – stand up Nicaraguan comedian Martha Chaves –from Yuk Yuk’s roster- presenting her hilarious show in Spanglish and many more singers, dancers and musicians. Tasty Latin American dishes will be served.
The event is organized by the Ecuadorean Embassy in Canada, the Consulate of Ecuador in Toronto and the City of Toronto, sponsored by Liuna Local 183. Hundreds of volunteers will produce the event with the support of several community organizations.
The Ambassador of Ecuador in Canada, Mr. Nicolas Trujillo, the Consul of Ecuador in Toronto, Mr. Rolando Vera and Toronto Councillor Cesar Palacio, will be joined at this important humanitarian event by representatives from the three levels of government, including Toronto Mayor John Tory and MPP Cristina Martins.
When: Sunday, May 1, 2016, 12:00 noon to 10:00 p.m.
Where: Liuna Local 183,1263 Wilson Ave, Toronto, Gerry Gallagher Hall
Donation suggested: $20.00 at the door
During the event the public will be informed about the different ways to make monetary donations:
- RBC “Embassy of Ecuador - Earthquake Fund” Account No. 00006-003-1025212 set up by the Ecuadorean government and its Embassy in Ottawa.
- The Canadian Red Cross, which has opened a special bank account where you can donate on line and will send representatives to this event.
More information on the event can be found on Facebook (Consulado del Ecuador en Toronto), www.embassyecuador.ca or by contacting the Consulate General of Ecuador in Toronto at 416-968-2077; email: firstname.lastname@example.org