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Dalai Lama arrives in Montreal today to support Tibetan refugee resettlement

September 06, 2011

His Holiness the Dalai Lama will arrive in Montreal later this morning to give a Public Talk on behalf of the Canada Tibet Committee (CTC) on Wednesday, September 7th at 1:00 p.m. at Stade Uniprix.

 

The Dalai Lama will speak on ‘Global Citizenship through Universal Responsibility,’ a theme chosen to honour last year's decision by the Canadian government to welcome 1,000 displaced-Tibetans living in Arunachal Pradesh, India to Canada over the next five years. Proceeds from the Talk will support Project Tibet Society, which is overseeing the resettlement.

Tickets are on sale at www.admission.com or at 1.800.361.4595. Students and seniors with valid identification can purchase tickets for $15 at Stade Uniprix only. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Simultaneous interpretation into French will be available.


Public Talk information:

Date: Wednesday, 7 September 2011
Time: Doors open at 11:30 a.m. / Talk begins at 1:00 p.m.
Location: Uniprix Stadium, Jarry Park, 285 Faillon St. West, Montréal
Tickets: Admission, www.admission.com / 1.800.361.4595

For additional information on the Talk and news updates as they develop visit:

www.facebook.com/DalaiLamaMontreal2011

Former Habs star Georges Laraque will MC the Talk and introduce His Holiness. Laraque is already a model global citizen, a testament to universal responsibility. Laraque is leading the effort to rebuild Port-au-Prince's Grace Children's hospital, is a leading advocate for animal rights and, in 2003, was the spokesperson for the Edmonton Capital Health District's Shaken Baby Syndrome campaign.

In addition to the traditional challenges faced in the organization of any event, organizers for tomorrow's events with the Dalai Lama are already facing a coordinated computer hacking effort to disrupt planning of tomorrow's Talk by unknown cybercriminals.

Two emails infected with a computer virus, supposedly sent by the Canada Tibet Committee's Executive Director Dermod Travis, have so far been sent out this month by unknown cybercriminals. One of those emails was a crude copy of an earlier email he had sent to issue a legitimate news release on cybercrime in early August and the second – not even written by him – was sent last week.

Even if you can't attend the Talk, the CTC invites supporters to purchase a ticket and donate it to the CTC for the less fortunate, helping those in Montreal and those who are about to start new lives in Canada.

The Canada Tibet Committee is an independent, non-governmental organization of Tibetans and non-Tibetans living in Canada, concerned with the continuing human rights violations and lack of democratic freedom in Tibet.


George Laraque is a retired hockey player and is now a philanthropist and businessman protecting the rights of animals, the environment and humans alike. He has played for the Edmonton Oilers, the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Montreal Canadiens. Laraque founded the Crudessence chain of restaurants dedicated to bringing organic vegan cuisine to Montrealers.


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For more information:

Dermod Travis

514-487-0665

dermod@tibet.ca / www.tibet.ca

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