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Celebrating 40 Years! Human Rights Day
December 10th2013
March 8th 2012 Susan Aglukark helped us celebrate our 35th Anniversary and International Women's Day. A BIG Thanks to our funders who helped make this celebration possible.
Rio Tinto Alcan, Kitimat Modernization Project and Hawkair
National Aboriginal Day
June 21st

On June 21st, Canadians from all walks of life are invited to participate in the many National Aboriginal Day events that will be taking place from coast to coast to coast.

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"Indians, Inuit, and Métis have made unparalleled contributions to the development of this country, " said Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, Ronald A. Irwin, one of three federal Ministers who made the announcement" To recognize these contributions, the Canadian government has designated June 21st as National Aboriginal Day so that all Canadians may share and experience the cultures of Indians, Inuit, and Métis in Canada. The designation of National Aboriginal Day also supports global initiatives to commemorate the International Decade of the World's Indigenous Peoples."

International Day for Eradication 
of Poverty
October 17th 2013
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"If we are to realize the future we want for all, we must hear and heed the calls of the marginalized… Together, we can build a sustainable world of prosperity and peace, justice and equity – a life of dignity for all."

- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Message for the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty has been observed every year since 1993, when the United Nations General Assembly, by resolution 47/196, designated this day to promote awareness of the need to eradicate poverty and destitution in all countries. Fighting poverty remains at the core of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the post-2015 development agenda.

Universal Children’s Day
November 20th 2013
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"We were all children once. And we all share the desire for the well-being of our children, which has always been and will continue to be the most universally cherished aspiration of humankind."

We the Children: End-decade review of the follow-up

to the World Summit for Children

Report of the Secretary-General (2001)

International Day of the Elimination 
of Violence against Women
November 25th 2013

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"Millions of women and girls around the world are assaulted, beaten, raped, mutilated or even murdered in what constitutes appalling violations of their human rights. [...] We must fundamentally challenge the culture of discrimination that allows violence to continue. On this International Day, I call on all governments to make good on their pledges to end all forms of violence against women and girls in all parts of the world, and I urge all people to support this important goal."

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Message for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women 25 November 2012 Report of the Secretary-General (2001)

International Women’s Human Rights 
Defenders Day
November 29th 2013

Another day during the 16 days of Activism Against Gender Violence is International Women’s Human Right’s Day on November 29th. It recognizes the defenders of women’s rights and commemorates their activism. They are honoured with this day because of the major impact they have and the risks they take themselves by speaking up for the cause they believe in.

World Aids Day 
December 1st 2013

World Aids Day offers an opportunity for people everywhere to unite in the fight against HIV and Aids. With an estimated 34 million people suffering from HIV globally, it is one of the most destructive pandemics of history and the struggle against it deserves a day of recognition. On this day you can learn more facts about HIV and Aids and put it into action by learning how to protect yourself.

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International Day for Persons 
with Disabilities
December 3rd 2013

More than 1 billion people in the world live with disabilities. These people face physical, social, and economic struggles on a daily basis. This is why December 3rd is dedicated as International Day of Persons with Disabilities. The day provides the opportunity to get together and make a difference to help their cause by participating in activities, educating, or donating.

International Volunteer Day 
December 5th 2013

International Volunteer Day is a chance for volunteer organizations as well as volunteers to promote their contributions. It is important because volunteer work has a major impact in many ways around the world.

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December 10th celebrates human rights that are shared across the globe and how far we have come in making human rights as all, as well as acknowledging there is still more work to be done. The aim is to educate people, especially youth on the importance of human rights for all so that we can keep the battle going. Many activities will be held at this time associated with the cause and activism surrounding it.

"As we commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action, let us intensify our efforts to fulfill our collective responsibility to promote and protect the rights and dignity of all people everywhere."

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

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LaPointe Engineering and
Cedar Ridge Construction

Rolly Lumbala, Fullback and Travis Lulay, Quarterback from the BC Lions were in Kitimat on Wednesday, March 12th. They were here to be a part of the Be More Than a Bystander Program and did presentations at Mount Elizabeth Theater.

A breakfast meeting was held at the Firehall Prior to the presentation at the theater. Following the breakfast the BC Lions football players went to the highschool and did a presentation with the grade 10-11-12's and then breakout groups with about 25-30 students where they were able to work on skills to be more than a bystander!

Be More Than a Bystander, is a groundbreaking partnership between the BC Lions and Ending Violence Association (EVA BC ) and is aimed at substantially increasing awareness and understanding about the impact of men's violence against women with the goal of building mutually respectful relationships between men and women.

Big Thanks!!

TSW would like to give a big thank you to CANMEC for their generous donation.

We were recently invited to CANMEC’s celebration luncheon as they had completed their part of the modernization project!  At the end of the luncheon they presented us with this $2000.00 donation. We couldn’t be more thrilled and appreciative of such a helpful contribution.