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152 Thousand Dollars and Planning to Sail at the end of March

Your chance to help the Canadian mission to help Gaza.

Canadian Boat to Gaza
Learn more, visit: www.canadaboatgaza.org

(TORONTO) - The Canadian Boat to Gaza campaign has surpassed the half-way mark in our fundraising goal. A holiday appeal helped bring in about $18,000 over the last month, which puts the group at over $152,000.

"We are proceeding towards our target sailing date with the Freedom Flotilla 2, set for March 30 (Land Day for Palestinians), with a dozen or more other national initiatives. To reach this goal by having a Canadian boat in the water ready to sail at that date, we need all of your continued support, for fundraising and for developing support in communities across the country. We are currently shopping for a boat, and hope to make a down payment on one soon, so continued donations from Canadians like you are absolutely vital to our ongoing campaign."

They are seeking community groups, unions, faith communities or other organizations that could organize fundraisers support their campaign.

You can get in touch with the group behind the effort at this address: info@canadaboatgaza.org; similarly, if you or your organizing would like to endorse the Canada Boat to Gaza campaign, please contact them ASAP.

"Help name the Canadian Boat: our call for suggestions will close this Friday, January 21. Please submit your suggestions at http://canadaboatgaza.org/cms/sites/cbg/en/suggest-name.aspx

Delegate Nominations Closing

The group stated, "While many of us across the country will be symbolically on board with this campaign, only a small number of us will actually be on board the boat. We will be carefully selecting those delegates who will be going to represent us all. To this end, DELEGATE NOMINATIONS for participants who are willing to go on the will be closing on January 28, using the webform here http://canadaboatgaza.org/cms/sites/cbg/en/take-action.aspx

Donate $100 or more and you will send you a free Canadian Boat to Gaza T-shirt!

http://canadaboatgaza.org/cms/sites/cbg/en/donations.aspx, simply record the confirmation number and email it to: (info@canadaboatgaza.org) along with the size you want: S-M-L-XL-XXL and the name and address to post the t-shirt to. For donations by cheque or money order, instead of a confirmation number, send us in an email the name on the cheque or money order and its number.

Further Reading

Remembering Cast Lead: Supporting the Canadian Boat to Gaza by David Heap and Wendy Goldsmith On the second anniversary of the brutal 2008-2009 Cast Lead assault against the Palestinians of Gaza, we continue to work to end the illegal and inhumane siege: Read more: http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/gazadelegation/2011/01/remembering-cast-lead-assault-supporting-canadian-boat-gaza

www.canadaboatgaza.org
info@canadaboatgaza.org




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