Archive of Past News
Yushu Earthquake Relief
TRAS is deeply saddened by the earthquake in Yushu in Qinghai Province of China, and the tragic deaths, injury and damage that have ensued. Funds are urgently needed for relief and reconstruction efforts. Canadian donors can donate to the following two reputable organizations and receive a tax receipt. Each has long experience in the region and will make sure funds are used wisely and well. Machik also issues tax receipts to donors from the US.
Machik Canada: http://www.machik.org/
Machik Canada is a branch of Machik, based in Washington DC. Go to www.machik.org, and follow the instructions for Canadian donors. Under Fund Designation, select: “Jyekundo Earthquake Relief”.
Rokpa Canada: http://www.rokpa.ca/
Rokpa Canada is a branch of Rokpa International. Rokpa provides medical and education and other support in Yushu.
Community Events: Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival
“An incredible mix of local and international world class climbers, skiers, paddlers and outdoor activists will come together at this year’s Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival (VIMFF), February 20-28, 2009. The showcase promises to thrill audiences with live stories and films of adventure from all over the world. With presentations from disabled outdoor activists, big wall explorers, rock climbers, backcountry skiers, mountain bikers and wild river paddlers, this year’s festival will leave the crowd speechless. The 12th annual VIMFF will showcase the talents of those that dare to push the limits of climbing and exploration with those that wish to preserve our precious mountain environment.”
TRAS will have a table at the Centennial Theatre screenings.
Please join us this weekend at the InterNation Craft Market at Heritage Hall. Vendors will be selling products from around the world. TRAS’s table will feature: Nepali dhaka scarves and tablecloths, Kullu Valley shawls, Himalayan angora toques and gloves, an assortment of cotton and wool bags from Dekyiling Tibetan Centre, chairmats from the Tibetan Women’s Centre in Dehra Dun, Indian scarves, notecards featuring children’s drawings from the Tibetan Children’s Village, photocards by Marion Tipple, and traditional organic Tibetan incense.
We hope to see you there!
Date: Saturday and Sunday, November 1 and 2, 2008
Time: 10 am – 5 pm
Where: Heritage Hall, 3102 Main St. (at 15th), Vancouver
Posted 29 October 2008
Spiti Valley Community Health Project Presentation
Date: Sunday, October 5, 2008
Time: 6-8 pm
Where: Langara College, 100 West 49th Ave., Vancouver (at Ontario St.)
Room: B201 (in Academic Complex Building B, see campus map)
Entry: By donation. All proceeds will support the children in Munsel Ling School in Spiti, North India.
The UBC medical students who travelled to the remote Himalayan valley of Spiti in North India this summer will be presenting a summary of their community health project in collaboration with Munsel-ling School. This is a continuation of the project that was started in 2007.
TRAS handicrafts from partners in India and Nepal for sale.
Parking: Parking at Langara is free on weekends. There’s an outdoor parking lot off Ontario St in southeast corner of campus. Turn south off 49th Ave onto Ontario. Access to Building B from parking lot. See map.
There’s also an underground parkade in the southwest corner of campus. See map.
Bus: Bus #49, bus stop on 49th Ave opposite main entrance to College.