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RBC Presents: An Evening in Damascus returns on its fifth year to take you on an elegant trip on the Silk Road from the marvelous Vancouver to the heart of Damascus. Be ready to instantly walk into the alleyways of old Damascus; taste the Syrian food, immerse yourself in the music, enjoy the belly dancing and meet some of our local drag queens while also supporting a great cause.



Over the past five years, this event has raised $100K to fund the safe passage of Syrian queer refugees to come to Canada; and this year you get to meet our newly arriving Canadian siblings! Your support has enabled the arrival of those folks, and it's time for you to shake hands with them!

As always, all the funds raised in this event will go to support one of Rainbow Refugee's Circles of Hope: This organization works tirelessly on helping LGBTQ-identified refugees.

Come and grab a glass of wine, listen to some awesome tunes and enjoy the company of others celebrating Pride, and gathering for a good cause.


Tickets include two complimentary drinks, an Open Buffet of Syrian food made by the women of Tayybeh, and Entertianment including bellydancer Rahel and drag queens Karmella Barr, Kendall Gendr and Rose Butch.


Early Bird Tickets are sold for $50 online until May 31st.

Full priced tickets are $65 online, and $75 on the door.

You can't make it but you want to support our cause? Please buy a community ticket at $40, and we will give the ticket for free to a person who belongs to the Queer and Trans Refugee community to attend in your place and enjoy our event.

We wish to acknowledge the ancestral, traditional and unceded Aboriginal territories of the Coast Salish Peoples, and in particular, the Squamish, Musqueam, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations on whose territory we work live and play.

A huge thank you to our sponsors:

Our Presenting Sponsor: Royal Bank of Canada.

Our Media Sponsor: News 1130.

Accessibility information:
- The Event space is wheelchair accessible. There is also an accessible bathroom.
- ASL will also be available.

This event is organized by Ahmad Danny Ramadan, Award-Winning Author, Public Speaker, and LGBTQ-Refugees Activist.

Copyright 2019 - Danny Ramadan