The Welcome Table: A Summer Solstice Soiree: a fundraiser for Journey Home Community on World Refugee Day

Date(s) - June 20, 2019
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Heritage Hall

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Join us on the eve of summer for a taste of welcome and community.

The Welcome Table – Come and experience contagious courage in an evening of feasting, music, and stories.
Around a shared table, hear about leaving behind all you have known as you flee from danger.

Learn from our speaker how the need to belong is a cause of extremism, while being accepted and known is an antidote.

Our evening will feature refugees’ stories, live music, silent auction, Middle Eastern cuisine, a cash craft brewery and wine bar. Each table will be hosted by a community member.

Our Guest Speaker: Mohammad Moheq

Seven years ago, Mohammad and his family arrived in BC as refugee claimants and became part of Journey Home Community.

After obtaining his Canadian Permanent Residency, Mohammad was invited back to Afghanistan as an advisor to the President and to assist in countering religious extremism.

A few months ago he was appointed as Afghanistan’s Ambassador to Egypt. An Islamic scholar, published author and a reformist, Mohammad speaks and writes to counteract radicalization and provide a moderate voice in today’s religious environment.

Our Guest Musicians: Karen & Katie

This musical Vancouver duo – Katie Green & Karen Hefford – focuses primarily on the traditional folk music of North America. With the combined power of piano, accordion, fiddle, guitar and two voices, love tackling all types of traditional music. Their album entitled “Settler’s Songs of the Pacific Northwest”, features some of the struggles and triumphs of our earliest newcomers to BC.

The journey of belonging often starts at the Welcome Table.

Through food and stories – we begin to understand.


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

This event is not geared for children or youth. The minimum age for the event is 19.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There is no parking at Heritage Hall itself, but there is free parking in the blocks surrounding the Venue. We will be sending you a Map showing where you can park.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

You can phone Journey Home Community office at 604.568.4892 or contact Doug Peat at 778.242.1227, doug@journeyhomecommunity.cawith any questions you may have

What’s the refund policy?

Events cost money to organize, the refund policy is 30 days prior to the event. If you are unable to make the event after that time. Please let us know as space is limited and we will seek to resell your ticket. In this situation, we will be able to issue you a tax receipt for the amount of the ticket after reselling ( minus the processing fee)

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, having registered online, we will have your name and be there to greet you. If you are sponsoring a table, we will be seeking your guests’ names from you so we can welcome them.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Yes, if you suddenly cannot make it, feel free to pass on your ticket to another. We ask that you let us know to avoid confusion and so that we can welcome them.

How will the funds raised through the event be used?

These funds will be used to welcome refugee claimant families, house and walk alongside them during the months of their initial settlement into Metro Vancouver.

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