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Fundraiser features Middle Eastern dance

You are invited to a gala fundraising event on Oct. 13 at the K'ómoks Band Hall at 3310 Comox (Dyke) Rd.

Dances of Hope/Raqset al-Amal III is the third Middle Eastern dance extravaganza staged in the Comox Valley, this time sponsored by Mid-Islanders for Justice and Peace in the Middle East, Comox Valley Chapter. Featuring dancers from Denman Island, Nanaimo, Courtenay, Cumberland, Ladysmith, and a special guest from Vancouver (Rahma Haddad), the show will offer many varieties of Middle Eastern dance, from classical cabaret and baladi, to Gypsy-style, to folkloric, to fusion.

Money raised will go to a medical relief fund for children in the war-torn regions of the Middle East (www.pcrf.net). A traditional dabke (line dance) of the Middle East will follow. The steps are easy and it's great fun!

Savory and sweet finger food will be available for purchase. The doors will open at 6:30; dancing starts at 7 p.m.

If you cannot make it to the show, you can still make a donation — phone 250-335-0814 or 250-331-9391, or e-mail Clo48bc@gmail.com or jegrt@telus.net.

Those attending this event will also have the opportunity to view A Child's View from Gaza art exhibition. See Events under www.midislanders.com.

— Mid-Islanders for Justice and Peace in the Middle East, Comox Valley Chapter

 

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