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World Refugee Day Events, June 20 to 23

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Flag Raising Ceremony

Wednesday, June 20, 12:00-1:00 pm, Victoria City Hall, Centennial Square

Guest speakers, declaration of World Refugee Day, and raising of the UNHCR flag at Victoria City Hall. All welcome.

North Park Music Event

Wednesday, June 20, 7:30-9:30 pm, Victoria Social Innovation Centre, 1004 North Park St

Join Victoria Immigrant and Refugee Centre Society for an evening of live music featuring Victoria’s own Phatfunks and others. Drop-in.

Author Ahmad Danny Ramadan: The Clothesline Swing

Thursday, June 21, 7:00 pm-8:30 pm, Central Branch, Greater Victoria Public Library, 735 Broughton St

Syrian-born author, storyteller and LGBTQ refugee activist Ahmad Danny Ramadan presents his critically acclaimed first novel, The Clothesline Swing, an enthralling tale of courage that weaves through the mountains of Syria, the valleys of Lebanon, the encircling seas of Turkey, the heat of Egypt and finally, the hope of a new home in Canada. Drop-in. Learn more.

Film Screening: SponsorLand

Saturday, June 23, 6:30 pm, Eric Martin Theatre, 2328 Trent St (entrance on Fort Street)

SponsorLand, a film by Michèle Hozer, follows the daily lives of a Syrian refugee family who arrived in Picton, Ontario through private sponsorship in the fall of 2015.

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Events presented in partnership with VIRCS, City of Victoria, Here Magazine and Movie Monday


Peek-a-boo! Here’s a quote to brighten your day:

“When in doubt, go to the library.” – Hermione Granger