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[OPIRG-EVENTS] Wed.Feb.27 - Concert/Benefit: Landmines action

Clean Sweep: A Celebration of Canadians' Role in Banning Landmines.
    To celebrate the third anniversary of this achievement, and to publicize
    the need for continued Canadian support in eliminating landmines globally 

Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 7:30 pm, 
National Library Auditorium, 395 Wellington Street

Tickets - $17 in advance at:
   Ottawa Folklore Centre (1111 Bank Street), 
   Compact Music (785 Bank Street) and 
   HMV (211 Sparks Street),
   and by telephone at (613) 230-8234 - 
or - $20 at the door. 
All proceeds to support the work of Mines Action Canada.

This benefit concert is a co-production of Mines Action Canada and the
Ottawa Folk Festival, and presents Laura Smith, Lynn Miles, James Stephens
and other (special) guests.

On March 1, 1999, the Ottawa Mine Ban Treaty (the "Convention on the
Prohibition of the Use, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines
and on their Destruction") became international law. This treaty was
accomplished through a mass civil movement across Canada and many other
countries supported by the leadership of the Government of Canada.

The event:

An educational "mined village" display in the National Library foyer
with information tables and samples of crafts made by landmine

Opportunities for the public to sign the People's Treaty supporting
landmine abolition.

Introduction of landmine survivor Song Kosal, the Youth Ambassador for
the International Campaign to Ban Landmines. Song Kosal is an
eighteen-year-old from Cambodia who has been campaigning around the
world for the past six years to make people aware of the dangers of
landmines. Over 300,000 young people in 42 countries have signed her
Youth Against War Treaty.

Musical performances by Nova Scotia singer-songwriter Laura Smith,
Ontario singer-songwriter Lynn Miles, Quebec violinist James Stephens,
and more.

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