Wednesday, May 31, 2006

June OCAP Events

This June the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty will be holding a series of events which will highlight the history of our struggle and build support for our current campaigns and actions. Please come out and support OCAP at the following events:

All of June- Opening Thursday June 8th at 7:00pm
Tinto’s Coffee House- 89 Roncesvalles (just north of Queen Street)
By Donation.

Over the past 15 years OCAP has gone from Mulroneyville to the Days of Action to Squeegee Actions and the Safe Park to June 15th and the Fall Campaign and beyond to the Raise the Rates campaign. The photographs and posters from this history will be on display beginning on Thursday June 8th and continuing for the rest of the month. Our Opening Night will feature a presentation on the History of OCAP and a discussion of where we are heading.

Saturday June 10th
Allan Gardens- corner of Gerrard and Sherbourne
starting at Noon

OCAP brings together communities from across the city and around the province to stand and fight together. We organize with poor tenants, the homeless, taxi drivers, refugees, street vendors, hotel workers and anyone ready to take a stand day in and day out.

On Saturday June 10th we will gather for music, games and BBQ to celebrate our strength. All are Welcome- Join us.

If you are able to bring a salad, snack, desert or side dish please do so.

Saturday June 24th
Starting at 9:00am
At Dufferin Grove Park (off Dufferin, just south of Bloor- across from Dufferin Mall)

Every year one of our biggest fundraising events is our Rummage Sale. This year the event will be taking place at Dufferin Grove Park but we need your help. Please donate any household items, books, clothes or random things to OCAP- preferably bring them out on the day of the event or if you can’t call Mike D at 416 925 6939 to arrange a pick up.

Of Course- On June 24th come out and do your shopping with OCAP!

Sunday June 25th at 7pm
Innis Town Hall- 2 Sussex Avenue (corner of Sussex and St. George)
Tickets are $5 in advance, $10 at the door. Advance tickets are available at OPIRG-UofT (563 Spadina Ave) or at the OCAP Office.

The Raise the Rates campaign is central to the work of OCAP right now. Over the past year the Special Diet Clinics have put millions of extra dollars into poor communities. This evening will focus on examining the Raise the Rates campaign so far and will include a panel discussion and the debut screening of a new documentary on the campaign- “Raise the Rates”.

Ontario Coalition Against Poverty
10 Britain St. Toronto, ON M5A 1R6

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