The LVR Amnesty group. From left

LVR group presents Harry Potter Gala

The event is in support of refugees. Dress as your favourite Hogwarts character for a chance to win prizes.

The LVR Amnesty International group will present the Harry Potter Gala Fundraiser at the Civic Theatre on November 21 in support of refugees.

Dress as your favourite Hogwarts character for a chance to win prizes.

Order the Hogwarts letter you have been waiting for at the event and have it delivered by mail. Donate over $10 at our on site booth to receive a SPEW button.

The event begins at 3:00 p.m.   The film Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone starts at 4:00 p.m.

Take part in our Baker Street Silent Auction hosted at participating businesses Friday November  6 to Saturday November 21.  Look for the We support LVR’s Amnesty Group 2015 Fundraiser  signs in storefront windows.

Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door.

Advanced tickets may be purchased at Otter Books, LV Rogers, Mount Sentinel, Trafalgar, and  Wildflower Middle School.

This year, the LVR Amnesty student group’s main objectives are to create better understanding about refugee situations worldwide and to support current refugees through two United Nations initiatives; the UN World Food Programme and the UN Refugee Agency.  The group meets regularly to write letters of support for Amnesty campaigns.

“The UN World Food Program is running out of funds due to the Syrian Refugee crisis and there are many refugees in a variety of countries that need immediate support.” says Arianna  Murphy–Steed, LVR Amnesty group coordinator.  “We thought that the Harry Potter Gala could be a fun community event that also provides an opportunity to assist  families and youth in need.”

In advance of the Gala, students in grades ten to twelve are invited to participate in an after school refugee  awareness workshop hosted by George Chandler at the LVR Library on Friday, November 13 from 3:30 to 6:00.

The workshop will help create better understanding of the various circumstances that lead to becoming a refugee.  We will explore the myths and realities around refugees, and how the world is attempting to assist them.  To register please email ariannasteed@gmail.com.  Snacks and dinner provided.

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