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  • Shri Mataji's 85th Birthday Celebration (Vancouver)

We need brothers and sisters to join to help promote Shri Mataji's 85th Birhtday to the media. Please volunteer to help and offer suggestions.

  • Press Releases

Please feel free to use the press releases below. Shreya has volunteered her name to be on them. After you send this to your local newspaper editor (Health/Yoga/Multicultural etc.) or whomever, please email her to let her know. Or you can add your own name as the contact.

ShriMataji85BirthdayPressRelease(1page).doc
ShriMataji85BirthdayPressRelease(2page).doc
  • Announcement

VND Educational Society presents the Canadian Premiere of the film "Freedom and Liberation" in celebration of the 85th birthday of Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, founder of Sahaja Yoga. Thursday, March 20th at the UBC Robson Square Theatre. Doors open at 6:30 pm - some live music and dance - Film start 7:30 pm. Admission is free and open to all. More info: www.freemeditation.ca or call (604) 597-8440.

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VND Educational Society presents the Canadian Premiere of the film "Freedom and Liberation" in celebration of the 85th birthday of Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, founder of Sahaja Yoga. This unique documentary reveals the true story of Shri Mataji's roles in the parallel struggles for the political freedom of India and the spiritual liberation of humanity.
Admission is free and open to all.
Here are the list of countries with screenings:
Australia, Canada, China, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Romania, Taiwan, Thailand.

  • News Papers
We need some help to contact the free community events listings and editors. Some are listed below. Because we are a film event and also have some music and dance our range of being listed in different sections of the papers is much greater. Please contact James if you wish to help with the newspapers. There is many newspapers not listed here. We can send to many local city area newspapers too.
The Georgia Straight -- Time Out Events http://www.straight.com/article/contact-the-straight
Fax: 605-730-7010 (sent) (sent)
timeout@straight.com
The Vancouver Courier ?
Fax: 605-730-7010
The Vancouver Sun -- Community Calendar, Queue ;

http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/info/contactus.html
Fax: 604-605-2521
nlanthier@png.canwest.com (sent)(sent)

The Province -- E List

http://www.canada.com/theprovince/info/contactus.html
Fax: 604-605-2407
jpiper@png.canwest.com (sent)(sent)

WE
Westender
listings@westender.com (sent) (sent)
  • News Papers Editorials

contact@straight.com (Georgia Straight) - Sent

editor@westender.com (Westender) - Sent

cgillette@png.canwest.com (Province) - Sent

DPatten@png.canwest.com (Vancouver Sun - Art & Life) - Sent

  • Common Ground
Rajesh and Joanne are working on this together.
  • Film Review
Brent is looking after this and is sending invitations to film reviewers in the newspapers.
  • Radio

A Public service announcement (PSA) has been created by Uncle Allan and I beleive Chad. It has been given to RedFM, Fairchild Radio and Coop Radio. Lori, Leela, and Shreya has also woorking on proposals to the stations.

Fairchild Radio: http://www.am1470.com/
Red 93.1FM : http://www.redfm.ca/
Coop Radio : http://www.coopradio.org/listen/
  • TV

“Once, when Shri Mataji was visiting Vancouver, She asked to watch TV. As we were flipping through the channels, Her programme was on! She was very pleased. I think it was the summer of 1993.”(Matthew Kokas)

We are working with Diane Halpenny at Community Television ICTV that broadcasts through SHAW

http://vancouver.shawtv.com/info_directory_contacts.htm
http://www.channelm.ca/
http://www.omnibc.ca/interact/contactus.shtml
  • Webstes
http://www.sahajayoga.ca (James)
http://www.freemeditation.ca (Ozgy)
  • Internet Community Boards

Shreya and Surya are working on this. They are looking forward to posting on the other local community calendars eg. Maple Ridge, Surrey. Please contact Shreya if you can help or have ideas.

http://www.shared-vision.com/
http://www.gvrd.bc.ca/EventsCalendarPublic/
https://post.craigslist.org/van/E
http://www.canadaevents.ca/
http://www.westvancouver.com/news/calendar/calendareventsform.php
http://www.city.vancouver.bc.ca/communitypages_wa/index.cfm
http://www.myburnaby.com/Events/AddEvent.asp?submitted=true
http://www.cnv.org/apps/commevent/default.aspx
http://www.cbc.ca/bc/community/

http://classifieds.canada.com/vancouver/placead/index.aspx
http://events.canada.com/Act/Submit/Event/Default.aspx
http://www.canada.com/mapleridgetimes/events.html
http://www.bclocalnews.com
http://www.vancouver.sfu.ca/
http://www.thecanadianimmigrant.com
  • UBC Robson Square Events

James has called Kyle at UBC and it will be posted Tuesday March 4th.

http://www.robsonsquare.ubc.ca/