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SRA Newsletter 27 January 2012

Hi, Strathcona friends and neighbours. Just a few items for you:





Thank you to the Strathcona community for its warm and generous response to the Britannia Band's bottle drive on January 7th.  We not only met but exceeded our $500 fundraising target for a total of $650 in bottles, and the kids were really thrilled when they even got some cash donations.  It was an incredibly wet day for it but the kids worked hard all day despite the weather, and the support of the people we met really helped to keep them (and their parents!) going.




History, harms and alternatives to the war on drugs


A free public forum and panel discussion

Wednesday February 8th

7:00 - 9:00 pm

Carnegie Theatre

(401 Main St)

PANEL: Lorna Bird (WAHRS), Patti Ellertson (VANDU), Bud Osborn (DTES

Poet), Susan Boyd (End Prohibition Project), Mark Haden (VCH drug


FACILITATORS: Hugh Lampkin (VANDU), Ann Livingston (DNC)

HOSTED BY: Western Aboriginal Harm Reduction Society (WAHRS),

Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users (VANDU), DTES Neighbourhood

Council (DNC), Carnegie Community Centre Association (CCCA), Canadian

Drug Policy Coalition, End Prohibition Project.





¡Hola Mariachi lovers! 


Its back!   It's the 2012 Mariachi Night at the Russian Hall on Saturday, February 11!!  And this time there's a twist; Los Dorados is teaming up with the ORKESTAR SLIVOVICA - Vancouver's only Trubachi band for a wild and wonderful night of Mexican-Balkan song, drink and dance. 


The online ticket sales have started, and they are $17 with $1.60 service charge. Regular tickets are $17 in advance and tickets at the door will be $20.


Children are free under 5yrs, and $10 each if they are between 6-15 years old.  We're selling advance tickets so please give us a call at 604-255-7321 or email us with your request.


For more info take a look at the facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/events/350575424959324/