Supper with Syria

Posted on October 31, 2015


This is a guest post from a friend, Mary Luz Mejia who working to get the word out for a charity food event for the refugees of Syria.  Please take time to read and support the cause.  It always starts with just one person and each one little contribution  grows into something that makes a difference to another.

SUPPER WITH SYRIA -­ A Delicious Night of Food and Friendship in Support of Syrian Refugees
by Mary Luz Mejia

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Toronto, ON-­ Before Syria became a place of ongoing war, and before the iconic photograph of Alan Kurdi broke our hearts, there was another Syria, one whose rich history and culture went back thousands of years.

Toronto’s Ward 21 has a proud history of welcoming diverse communities into the fabric of their neighbourhood. This is an extraordinary initiative organized by residents of Ward 21 and other partners. SUPPER WITH SYRIA will provide Torontonians the opportunity to raise funds to settle two Syrian families in our community with our partners, Lifeline Syria, through the sharing of the warmth and richness of Syrian traditions, culture and culinary delights!

On November 29, we will be hosting a fundraising event at the Artscape Wychwood Barns. It will be a special evening as Syrian and Canadian chefs come together to prepare traditional Syrian dishes and share personal stories of home cooking and culinary traditions on opposite ends of the world. Be immersed in Syrian culture with live music, art, and much more.

WHEN: Sunday November 29th, 2015 4pm-­8pm
WHERE: Artscape Wychwood Barns (601 Christie St, Toronto, ON M6G 4C7)

WHAT: Supper With Syria-­ Four Syrian Chefs and Four non-­Syrian, Local Chefs will create dishes inspired by the rich culinary history of Syria. The eight food stations will create a roving environment, along with beverage stations specifically-­tailored to highlight Syrian drinks. Live Syrian music, presentations, and a silent auction of authentic Syrian artifacts will also be featured over the course of the evening.
WHY: One of the newly-­elected Liberal government’s campaign promises was to settle 25,000 Syrian refugees to Canada by January 1st, 2016. The timeline will be difficult, but not impossible, which is why community-­based initiatives such is ours is crucial in playing a role to assist in the settlement process.

Tickets: $75 per person. Free to media.

****For more information, to interview our chefs or organizers, please contact:
Sang Kim email:
Phone #: 647-­774-­0939

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