On December 15 celebrate hope and support VICCIR, the Vancouver Island Counselling Centre for Immigrants and Refugees. VICCIR is the only provider of mental health services to refugees and immigrants on Vancouver Island. Buy a ticket or make a donation to support this vital work. Tickets are available online (viccir.eventbrite.com), in advance from Long & McQuade (Victoria) and at the door.
A Celebration of Hope features the music of Al Wehda Ensemble and Tâm & Friends. Al Wehda blend East and West together in their repertoire of sorrow, renewal and hope, including excerpts from classical Arabic songs well known throughout the Middle East as well as some Turkish and Moorish /Andalusian folk arrangements. Tâm & Friends play songs and chants from many spiritual traditions and will be joined by esteemed veteran musician Claire Lawrence (The Collectors, Chilliwack, Hometown Band).