June 2: CTC event for World Environment Day

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The Canada Tibet Committee is hosting a dinner and public talk by Michael Buckley, author of Meltdown in Tibet. World Environment Day: WHY TIBET MATTERS Environment, climate change, and geopolitical context in Tibet Sunday June 2 – 6pm to 9pm Dinner, music, and discussion at Bombay Kitchen and Bar (1018 Commercial Drive, Vancouver) Public Talk […]

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Marion Tipple on her first visit to Spiti

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Until 1993, Spiti was totally isolated. A high altitude desert valley lying on the border of India and Tibet, it was hidden behind the “Inner Line”, a no-man’s land between the super powers where only Indian Border Police were allowed. The valley was populated by eight small villages and several Buddhist Monasteries, as it once […]

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Munsel-ling visit March 2019 by Alastair Foreman

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A year ago I’d never heard of the Spiti Valley in northern India.   For the similarly uninitiated, it is wedged between two major tourist regions: the Garhwal Himalaya to the south and the Ladakh ranges to the north.  Despite being so close to these areas however, Spiti is a really difficult place to get to.  […]

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Two Worlds Cancer Collaboration fundraiser

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(By Russil) On Saturday April 6 I attended the Rhythms of India gala fundraiser, in support of the Two Worlds Cancer Collaboration. Two Worlds, led by Dr. Simon Sutcliffe, works with doctors and nurses in India, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka to provide palliative care and pain management for patients with cancer, including children. In […]

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Spring Newsletter!

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Our Spring Newsletter is now available! Read about Lama Tashi’s receipt of India’s National Children Welfare Award, an update on Munsel-Ling School,

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2018 Financial Statement

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Please select the link below to view our 2018 Financial Statement: FS18 – Trans Himalayan Aid Society

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Voice of Children Library Maintenance Project

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Library Maintenance Project: Libraries have been opened in 20 villages bringing books, periodicals and newspapers to villagers for the first time. Children and youth are making good use of these, many adults are showing a keen interest in learning to read, and the libraries are becoming a hub for village meetings and discussions. Children’s ‘book […]

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Winter 2018 Newsletter

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(2018/11/22) Our winter newsletter is now available! Click here to read the President’s Appeal, Sponsorship Report, Projects Update, and more.

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Dekyiling Tibetan Settlement

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(2018/10/28) The Dekyiling Tibetan Settlement was founded by the government of India and the Tibetan government in exile to provide homes for Tibetan refugees from Bhutan.  In 1980, the Central Tibetan Relief Committee (CTRC) purchased 33 acres of land on the outskirts of Dehradun, Uttarakhand. Soon thereafter, a tent city sponsored by the Swedish Organisation […]

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The Munsel-ling Laundry Project

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(2018/09/30) TRAS is a long-time supporter of the Munsel-ling School in the Spiti Valley, in northern India, since it opened in 1996. This has included desks for classrooms and greenhouses for growing food during the long winters, as well as sponsorships to support the education of individual children, and more recently supporting post-secondary students through the TRAS […]

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Fall 2018 Newsletter

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Our fall newsletter is now available! Click here to read more from the President’s Report, Scholarship Fund Update

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UBC Himalaya Program

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(18/09/10) One of TRAS’s cherished local partners here in Vancouver, the UBC Himalaya Program, is about to begin a new academic year! Each year the program organizes a number of public events that focus on our shared interests in the Himalayan region. Our connection to the UBC Himalaya Program is through Dr. Sara Shneiderman and […]

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TRAS’s 56th Annual General Meeting

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You are cordially invited to the 56th Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, Sept 12, 2018

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TibetFest Saturday August 18th

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We would like to invite you to the annual TibetFest event on Saturday, August 18th, 10:00am to 5:00pm at VanDusen Botanical Garden

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Voice of Children Project Report

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We’ve just received a report on the Voice of Children Extension Project! Click here to read the full report.

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