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11-TunisiEntraide holds its annual dinner 2013

TunisiEntraide has been actively raising funds to lead social development projects in poor regions of Tunisia. To celebrate its achievements, TunisiEntraide invites you to join its team in an evening combining music, dance and Tunisian gastronomy.
As per our yearly tradition, the menu will offer a choice of two Tunisian dishes, the lablabi and the couscous.
The gala will take place in Espace Lafontaine, the restaurant located in the middle of Parc La Fontaine, and will be hosted by the famous comedian Dorothy Rhau. The evening will be an opportunity to rally good humor and social engagement.

Details: :

Date : Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 19:00
Location :Espace La Fontaine, 3933, avenue du Parc-La Fontaine, Montreal (Quebec) H2L 0C7
Fees :
-30$ per person (includes Menu 1: includes appetizers, lablabi + green tea with mint + Tunisian pastries)
-40$ per person (Menu 2 includes: appetizers + Couscous with lamb and vegetables + green tea with mint + Tunisian pastries)
Coffee and alcoholic beverages are not included in the menu and will be offered separately by Espace La Fontaine.
Places are limited. Book now by sending an email to contact@tunisientraide.org

 

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08-TunisiEntraide participates in the second edition of the Journées de la Tunisie Nouvelle

TunisiEntraide is very pleased to be partner of the Journées de la Tunisie Nouvelle. The second edition will be held from 18 to 21 April 2012 at the Salle de la Elastica. An audacious program offering innovative creations and conferences on topics of great current interest will be provided by a young and dynamic team.
TunisiEntraide will be present at:

- The opening night Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at 19h with the theme Art and engagement.
- The web-conference Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 13h which will focus on Citizen journalism: current issues and future perspectives.
- At the closing ceremony Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 19h a photo exhibition under the title, From Tunisia to Montreal: mobilisationS

For details of all programming, visit the JTN web site.
TunisiEntraide invite you to join her to support the Journées de la Tunisie Nouvelle.

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07-TunisiEntraide invited as a guest to the annual General Assembly of the French section of Amnesty International

TunisiEntraide will have the honor to hold an information booth throughout the day of the conference and promote its mission and projects to the General Assembly participants and guests.

The General Assembly of AI will take place all day and will feature conferences, debates, workshops on the Arab Spring with a special focus on topics such as democracy and dignity, poverty, inequality and social-economic issues related to women’s rights.The conference of the day “Arab Spring: Let’s talk about human rights? ” to be held from 13:30 to 15:30 will feature prestigious speakers such as
Jean-Francois Lepine, a journalist with Radio-Canada, Ms. Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui, Deputy Director for Middle East and North Africa at Amnesty
International in London, M . Rashad Antonius, assistant director of the Research Chair in Immigration, Ethnicity and Citizenship at UQAM, Mr. Omar Aktouf, Professor in the Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC) and Leila Benhadjoudja, doctoral researcher on Muslim feminism.TunisiEntraide invites its public and supporters to attend this excellent and enlightening conference and to share their views and opinions to help enrich the debate level.Register for the conference or for the general assembly online at https://www.amnistie.ca/AGA/inscription.php.For more information on schedules and program of the day, visit http://www.amnistie.qc.ca/aga/.We are looking forward to seeing you at the General Assembly on April 28, 2012.

Date : April 28, 2012 in Montreal from 9h to 19h

Location : Collège de Maisonneuve
3800 Sherbrooke Street East Montreal (Quebec) H1X 2A2

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06-TunisiEntraide celebrates its first birthday

TunisiEntraide is pleased to invite you to an evening combining a gastronomic experience and live music in the warm settings and atmosphere of the restaurant Robin des Bois.

The main menu features Lablabi, a typical Tunisian meal that will be offered as a main dish.

Lablabi foes can still join the party and enjoy a delicious couscous, only available upon reservation.

Date: Sunday, March 11, 2012 from 18h to 22h30

Location: Robin des Bois Restaurant. 4653 Boulevard Saint-Laurent, Montreal, QC (between Mont-Royal & St-Joseph Blvd)

Ticket: $ 25 per person (Menu: appetizers, Lablabi, Tunisian soft drink, green tea and dessert)
$ 35 per person (Menu: appetizers, couscous, Tunisian soft drink, green tea and dessert)

RSVP: Space is limited. To help us serve you better, please confirm your attendance and your choice of main course (lablabi vs. couscous) before March 4, 2012 by sending an email to: contact@tunisientraide.org

PS: Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages are not included in the menu and will be served at an extra cost by the restaurant manager.

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05- TunisiEntraide participates to the Festival du Monde Arabe 2011

TunisiEntraide is pleased to announce its participation in the Festival du Monde Arabe 2011. Our team will attend several events organized by the FMA to be held from October 30 to November 13 at Place des Arts. The purpose of this participation is to support the revolution of the Arab people and introduce TunisiEntraide to a wider audience in Montreal.
Support us by attending the concert of Tunisian singer Amel Mathouthi on November 5, where 10% of ticket sales will be donated to TunisiEntraide.
TunisiEntraide would like to express their gratitude and thanks to the Festival du Monde Arab’s team for supporting their cause.

Buy your FMA ticket now on www.pda.qc.ca/.

04- TunisiEntraide organises a soccer event on September 11

TunisiEntraide organises a soccer event on September 11, 2011 at Parc Laurier in Montreal to fundraise for a well drilling project in the governorate of Kef
TunisiEntraide organises a soccer event for children and adults in Parc Laurier on September 11, 2011 between 2pm and 6pm.
The soccer event is a great opportunity for participants and their families to spend a day at the parc and enjoy summer activities. The parc is located at the corner of avenue Laurier and avenue Christophe-Colomb in the plateau Mont-Royal area.
The funds raised during this event will be used to finance the second phase of a well drilling project in a small village called Nabeur, Tell el Ghozlene located in the Governorate of Kef in Tunisia. Once completed, the well will offer drinking water to about 150 families and their livestock and will help them irrigate their small lands to transform them into vegetable gardens for optimal self-sufficiency. To learn more about the well drilling project, read the project description.

 

 

03- TunisiEntraide, partenaire de Féria Montréal

TTunisiEntraide contributes to the success of ‘Tour de Nuit’ and the “ Tour de l’ile”, as a partner Bénévélo of Feria Montreal. Our team will assist cyclists along the 52 km on Sunday, June 5, 2011. We will also handle security of bikers on the evening of Friday, June 3rd to greet, assist and encourage all enthusiastic cyclists. We would like to deeply thank all our volunteers for helping benefit from the media exposure around this event.

 

 

02- TunisiEntraide organizes a Bake Sale to raise funds

After the Lablabi party organized in February 2011, TunisiEntraide (TE) carried on its fundraising efforts with a bake sale.

This time, to reach out to a wider audience, the team decided to participate to the “New Tunisia Days” Event (JTN)* held at the University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM).

The event ran from March 31 to April 4, 2011, and brought together more than 700 guests around conferences, photo exhibits and a concert of a popular artist and revolutionary activist from Tunisia, known as Bendir Man. The 4 day event focused on the revolution of Tunisia, its stages and its challenges.

On April 2, TunisiEntraide’s team, rolled up its sleeves in the kitchen and pulled out the best cake recipes to for the bake sale. The guests, who were mainly from the Tunisian community in Montreal and “friends of Tunisia” in Quebec, were delighted to get to know the dynamic members of TunisiEntraide and inquire about its mission. Flyers promoting the mission and goals of the organization, along with a project “two-pager” describing the projects to be funded in Tunisia were distributed to most of the visitors, who supported the cause and generously donated money to support it.

In a nutshell: it was a great event full of nice meetings and interesting discussions. The guests expressed their heartfelt encouragements to TunisiEntraide’s mission and efforts. A total amount of 687 $ was raised from the bake sale initiative.

* Karim Rmadi from Avant-scene Production and the “ Collectif tunisien pour la liberté et la démocratie en Tunisie” hosted the event.

 

 

01- Celebrating the launch of TunisiEntraide around a tasty lablabi

TMarch 12, 2011- To celebrate its official launch as a non-profit organization, TunisiEntraide invited a group of Tunisians and some friends of Tunisia, to a lablabi* party.The party took place at Kahwa cafe, located at 263 Mont-Royal Street. The purpose of the party was to officially announce the launch of TunisiEntraide and to raise funds for socio-economic projects in deprived regions in Tunisia that were neglected and forgotten by the former regime.

TunisEntraide hosted and celebrated the event in a warm and joyful atmosphere. After enjoying the food, guests made generous donations and expressed support and enthusiasm towards the ambitious action plan presented by the association. The party generated a net profit of nearly $ 2500, which will be entirely allocated to fund projects being currently prospected in South-’West Tunisia, a region characterized by high levels of poverty and unemployment.

The association seeks funding for projects that would improve the living conditions of poor communities. Several projects are being evaluated, such as building or restoring schools, digging wells in communities who do not have access to drinking water, equipping local clinics to improve access to health services, etc.

Projects in the field will be implemented in partnership with local Tunisian associations legally recognized in Tunisia, who fulfill TunisiEntraide’s selection criteria. A permanent representative of TunisiEntraide in Tunisia will monitor the progress made on projects in the field to ensure rigor and transparency to donors.

The first TunisiEntraide event was a great success and a lot of fun for organizers and guests. Great musicians set the mood and kept the party going until dawn. Hassan El Hadi, a lute player and Moroccan singer and his wife, a skilled drummer made attendees dance to the beat of inflamed darbuka.

* Lablabi is a popular Tunisian dish made from chick peas, bread and cumin flavored broth. Bread is cut into small pieces and served in a bowl. It is then covered with chickpeas broth, then seasoned and mixed with a sauce made of harissa, cumin, olive oil and salt and pepper. To everyone’s taste, capers, olives, vegetables could be added. The whole is then covered with tuna or soft boiled egg and sprinkled with lemon juice or vinegar.