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RBC Presents: An Evening in Damascus 2021

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Terminal City Club

837 West Hastings Street

Vancouver, BC V6C 1B6

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RBC Presents: An Evening in Damascus 2021 - A fundraiser for LGBTQ+ Refugees

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Back in person, Habibi!

RBC Presents: An Evening in Damascus 2021 returns in person for its seventh year. In the past years, the event has raised over $200,000 for LGBTQ+ Refugees arriving to Canada, and today - this support is needed now more than ever.

Your ticket will get you:

- The one of a kind annual event emersing you in Syrian culture, music, and tradition.

- Two completementary drinks.

- Access to Tayybeh (A Celebration of Syrian Cuisine) dinner buffet.

- Endless entertianment: Storytelling, live music, drag queens and bellydancers.

- Join the work we do to celebrate a worthy cause supporting Rainbow Refugee Society in its mission to bring LGBTQ+ Refugees to safety and prosparity in Canada.

The event's long history speaks for itself, and this year we plan to take it to the next level. We have many surprises awaiting you! Keep you eyes on this space for more information in the coming weeks!

We wish to acknowledge the ancestral, traditional and unceded Aboriginal territories of the Coast Salish Peoples, and in particular, the Squamish, Musqueam, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations on whose territory we work live and play.

A huge thank you to our sponsors:

Our Presenting Sponsor: Royal Bank of Canada.

Our Media Sponsor: OMNI Media (City TV, City News, News 1130).

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Terminal City Club

837 West Hastings Street

Vancouver, BC V6C 1B6

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Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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Organizer Danny Ramadan

Organizer of RBC Presents: An Evening in Damascus 2021

Danny Ramadan is a Syrian-Canadian author, public speaker and LGBTQ+ refugees activist.

The Clothesline Swing, Ramadan’s debut novel, won the Independent Publisher Book Award for LGBT Fiction, The Canadian Authors Association’s award for Best Fiction, and was shortlisted for Evergreen Award, Sunburst Award and a Lambda Award. It was long listed for Canada Reads 2018. The novel is translated to French, German and Hebrew.

His children book, Salma the Syrian Chef, is released in March 2020 by Annick Press. The book received positive reviews, and is nominated to the 2021 Forest of Reading’s Blue Spruce Award.

He won the Fiddlehead Short Fiction Contest 2018 with My Name is Bridge, and was a finalist for the Bridge Prize with The Miraculous Return of Khaled from the Dead.

His forthcoming novel, The Foghorn Echoes, to be released by Penguin Canada in Summer 2022. He is also working on a collection of short fiction, The Syrian Survival Notebook, and a YA novel, Son of the Silk Maker.

He was named among the Top Immigrants to Canada 2017 as well as awarded the Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Award for Excellency.

He graduated with a Masters in Fine Arts – Creative Writing at UBC and lives with his husband, Matthew Ramadan, in Vancouver.

Ramadan was selected as the Writer in Residence for the Saskatoon Public Library between September 2020 and May 2021.

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