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Walk Like A Refugee
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This is one of two fundraising pages for the #walklikearefugee project.

For more information about the walk please visit walklikearefugee.org

Welcome to the Westside Refugee Response Experience Menu Fundraiser page 

G and M are currently in the UAE hoping for a miracle to bring them to Canada so they can start their new lives and a family in peace and safety near their other family members. We want to create that miracle. Their situation is dire. G’s work Visa has been revoked and they are currently facing potential expulsion from the UAE. They can’t go back to Syria, not only because it’s a war zone, but because G faces potential detainment and torture for criticisms he has made of the Al Assad regime. G’s father was held and tortured for one week by the Regime in 2012. He died three weeks later.

If you are thankful for the freedom we enjoy in Canada - the freedom of speech and political discourse being one of the most valuable – and you want to help share the gift of experiencing that freedom, please donate and help us make that a reality.

In turn, we want to give you an experience! We’ve created this menu of experiences offered by our friends and ourselves in appreciation for your generosity. Unfortunately, for almost all but the most basic of them you have to live in the GTA. That being said, if you live, or someone you know lives elsewhere and would like to get involved with an offering of a life experience, please get in touch! We would be so grateful and proud to be able to spread these offerings far and wide. And we will update these offerings if more come in.

Thank you so much and please choose from the following donation amounts. (Also, if you already donated before we created this page, let me know if you want to call it in and we’ll do it!)

EXPERIENCES THAT HAVE BEEN CLAIMED HAVE BEEN DISCONTINUED. THANKS EVERYONE. 

(Also, you don't HAVE to have an experience. If you don't want a singing telegram or a home cooked meal, please donate any amount you want!)

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$25 CAD
Karmic high five
  • 29 claimed
The experience of knowing you contributed towards saving two people from a terrifying & uncertain future!
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$50 CAD
Party
  • 27 claimed
The experience of knowing you contributed towards saving two lives from a terrifying & uncertain future!

AND An invitation to meet all our newcomers at a PARTY after they safely arrive in Canada.
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$75 CAD
Postcard from G & M
  • 3 claimed
The experience of knowing you contributed towards saving two people from a terrifying & uncertain future!

AND An invitation to meet all our newcomers at a party after they safely arrive in Canada

AND G & M will send you a postcard from the UAE thanking you for your contribution
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$100 CAD
Get sexy! On the floor!
  • 0 claimed
Everything in perks 1, 2, & 3

AND Sexy Floorwork class with Keelan (pictured here on a pole instead of the floor) @ Body Evolution Studios in Newmarket (one available)

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$100 CAD
Singing telegram
  • 5 claimed
Everything in perks 1, 2, & 3

AND Elizabeth (the organizer of this fundraiser), who is very enthusiastic about stuff, will call the person of your choice with a singing telegram. You choose the song, or she’ll pick it for you. (Infinity available)
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$200 CAD
Helping hand
  • 0 claimed
Everything in perks 1, 2, & 3

AND Amir, another recent arrival from Syria, will come to your house & rake leaves, shovel snow, help you clean out your closet, or perform some task, within reason (don’t keep him there all day, OK?), that you need done. He is very personable & helpful, & he’d love to practise his English with you! (Must be in GTA)
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$300 CAD
Dreams, careers, & music
  • 1 claimed
Everything in perks 1, 2, & 3

AND Dream exploration session with the lovely & talented artist & dream worker Julia Burton, who will lead you through an exploration of your dream life and offer insights into your dreams & yourself. Please keep in mind that she is not a licensed therapist but a dream worker. (Three available, must be in GTA)

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$300 CAD
In home cooking class & wellness consultation
  • 0 claimed
Everything in perks 1, 2, & 3.

AND In-home one on one cooking session & wellness consultation (For 2 participants) with Chef & Wellness Consultant Trisha Muldoon! Your culinary experience will include: A conversation about the role food plays in your overall health & well-being AND the preparation of one entrée w/ side dishes (vegetarian or meat-based) using flavours from across the globe. You must be able to accommodate Trish in your kitchen. (One available, must be in GTA)
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$300 CAD
Piano lessons!
  • 0 claimed
Everything in perks 1, 2, & 3

AND Musician, composer, & all around amusing guy David Jager will give you or your child three 45-minute piano lessons. (One available, must be in GTA)

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$300 CAD
Resume and LinkedIn consultation
  • 0 claimed
Everything in perks 1, 2, & 3

AND OR Career Expert & former Workopolis Editor in Chief Peter Harris will look at the resume & LinkedIn profile of your job-seeking child/friend/niece/nephew & offer counsel for improvements & changes for optimal job getting. (One available)
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$400 CAD
Balloon animals, face painting, Singalongs!
  • 0 claimed
Everything in perks 1, 2, & 3.

AND Elizabeth, Hill of Hill & The Sky Heroes, & our friend Amanda (pictured) will descend upon your child’s party & create mayhem, bringing face painting (Amanda!), balloon animals (Elizabeth!), & a guitar singalong (Hill and Elizabeth!) Your child will love it (er, we hope)! We’ll sing songs, take pictures, & create an experience to remember (Two available, must be in GTA).
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$400 CAD
Full wardrobe & style consultation
  • 0 claimed
Everything in perks 1, 2, & 3

AND Eight-hour full wardrobe consultation & overhaul with the amazingly stylish Nicole Manek, fashion consultant for City TV, Slice, Global Television, & CTV’s Marilyn Dennis, and stylist for the likes of Shania Twain and the Jonas Brothers. Nicole, whose taste is beyond impeccable, will look at everything you own – clothes, shoes, accessories – & determine what works best for you, what works together, & what (*sigh*) doesn’t work, giving you a fresh new outlook on your own personal style. Then, in the afternoon, you'll go shopping together, just like on one of those TV makeover shows! (Two available, must be in GTA)
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$400 CAD
In-home dinner party
  • 0 claimed
Everything in perks 1, 2, & 3.

AND Elizabeth (seen here feeding her family her famous green eggs & ham), who is a really good cook & noted dinner party hostess, & also very good looking (WHAT? No, of course she's not writing this! [Yes, she is]) will come to your house & cook you & three friends (four people) a three-course dinner with wine pairings (that she will look up on the internet!) & serve it to you, then clean up. (One available, must be in GTA)

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$500 CAD
Piano part 1
  • 0 claimed
Everything in perks 1, 2, & 3

AND Ivory tickler of the first order David Jager will play two hours of piano at your next party. If you don’t have a piano, he'll bring a keyboard. You can have a singalong around the piano, & David does a pretty good Tom Waits impersonation (he also does Christopher Walken, badly, so mention Christopher Walken at your own risk) (One available, must be in GTA)

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$500 CAD
Private Syrian cooking class
  • 0 claimed
Everything in perks 1, 2, & 3

AND Elizabeth will call the person of your choice with a singing telegram. You choose the song, or she’ll pick it for you. (Infinity available)

AND Syrian cooking class with Noor, who recently arrived in Toronto, and is very charming. She will come to your house & show you how to cook three Syrian dishes in your kitchen - & let you eat them! (Only if you don’t have a dog though. She’s scared of them. Or maybe put it in another room). (One available, must be n GTA)
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$600 CAD
Tarot reading & Syrian supper party
  • 0 claimed
Everything in perks 1, 2, & 3

AND 30 minute tarot reading with Erika of Go Fish Tarot

AND OR Noor will come to your house & cook a four-course Syrian dinner for four people, serve it to you, then clean up. (Note again that she’s scared of dogs so please don’t have a dog. Or maybe put it in another room.) (One available, must be in GTA)
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$800 CAD
Piano party 2
  • 0 claimed
Everything in perks 1, 2, & 3

AND Ivory tickler of the first order David Jager will play THREE hours of piano at your next party. If you don’t have a piano, he will bring a keyboard. You can have a singalong around the piano, & David does a pretty good Tom Waits impersonation (he also does Christopher Walken, badly. So don’t mention Christopher Walken, maybe). (One available, must be in GTA)
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$100 CAD
Leave your hat on
$150 CAD
Tarot reading
$200 CAD
Babysitting!
$300 CAD
Wine tasting
$3,000 CAD
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