Archived Events 2007

Learn Peruvian Dances:
Posted December 5, 2007

Dance lessons have been taking place since November 1st for the membership at large and attendance has been outstanding. Anyone interested in learning marinera, festejo, tondero, huaylas, or any other Peruvian ethnic dance, dance lessons are offered free of charge at your ACULPECA office Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:00 to 8:00 PM until March 2008 and Fridays from 7:00 to 9:00 PM.

Watch Peruvian Television:
Posted December 5, 2007

ACULPECA has launched a new program where members can come to the office to watch internet broadcasts of Peruvian television on the big screen TV, every Friday night starting at 6:00 PM.

More Earthquake Related News:
Posted December 5, 2007

The Rotary Club of Sherwood Park and ACULPECA are in the process of raising funds to restore the water supply system that was destroyed during the earthquake in the locality of Chincha Baja. Applications for matching grants are being prepared to maximize donations received from Edmontonians, Rotary Club members, and donations received from Rainbow of Hope for Children.

Update on Earthquake Relief:
Posted December 5, 2007

Goods shipped on our 1st container to Peru for the victims of the August earthquake were finally distributed on December 2nd. About 18 localities and more than 6000 people were the beneficiaries of the goods collected. ACULPECA would once again like to thank all the Edmontonians who contributed to this relief effort.

The Rotary Club of Sherwood Park and ACULPECA are now in the process of organizing the logistics for the 2nd container. This container is expected to carry items that address the needs of the earthquake victims to help them get back on their feet. Some of the goods may be destined to areas that were not beneficaries of the 1st container. Donations collected so far that are in the 2nd container are temporarily being stored at the ADRA-ASI warehouse in Sherwood Park.

Peruvian Consul to Visit Edmonton:
Posted September 3, 2007

The General Consul of Peru in Vancouver, Mr. Carlos Manuel Román, will be visiting Edmonton on September 8th and 9th to facilitate any changes to documentation or requests. He will attend to your requests at the ACULPECA office at 10370-60 Ave. You will need to call the Consulate office in Vancouver in advance. For more information, please visit the website of the Peruvian consulate at www.consuladoperu.ca/vancouver.

Dance Class Registration This Friday:
Posted September 3, 2007

Registration for Peruvian ethnic dance lessons will start this Friday, September 7, 2007 at 7:00pm. Please come to the ACULPECA office on Friday for more information and to register.

Announcement from the Peruvian Consulate in Vancouver:
Posted August 23, 2007

The Peruvian Consulate in Vancouver has set up a bank account to accept donations in order to assist the Peruvian government in aiding the victims of the earthquake. They have also made available some warehouse space in Vancouver to accept donations of medicines, tools, clothing, and other supplies. For more information, and to see the list of items they require, visit their website.

Fundraiser Set for August 26th:
Posted August 21, 2007

Dante's Bistro (173 St & Stony Plain Rd) has generously donated the use of their facility for a fundraiser on Sunday, August 26th, at 3:00pm. There will be a $10 cover charge payable at the door. Appetizers will be served and there will be Peruvian music and dances for entertainment. All proceeds will be sent to the earthquake victims in Peru via Rainbow of Hope for Children.

Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish to Hold Fundraiser:
Posted August 21, 2007

Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church will be hosting an event at 6:00pm on Friday, August 23rd as a way to raise money for the earthquake victims in Peru. Donations will be accepted at the door. There will be Peruvian food as well as Peruvian music and dances. Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish is also accepting donations of bedding, tents, and sleeping bags to be sent to Peru with the Rotary Club of Sherwood Park.

Earthquake Relief Collection:
Posted August 16, 2007

Earthquake Relief


 

On Wednesday, August 15, 2007, an 8.0-magnitude earthquake struck Peru, south of the capital, Lima. The cities closest to the epicentre are among the poorest in the country and have suffered tremendously as a result of the quake and the aftershocks that continue to follow. In some cases, entire towns have been destroyed and people everywhere are left without food, shelter, and access to clean water.

We have teamed up with the Rotary Club of Sherwood Park, Rainbow of Hope for Children, and the rest of the peruvian community to send relief to the earthquake victims. The Rotary Club of Sherwood Park is supplying shipping containers that will be filled with hospital beds, bedding, and clothes and sent to their affiliate in Chincha Baja, Peru, which is one of the towns most affected by the earthquake.

How you can help:

  • Bedding, tents, and sleeping bags are being collected to be shipped in the containers provided by the Rotary Club of Sherwood Park. These items can be dropped off at the following two locations until August 25th after which they will be shipped to Chincha Baja, Peru.
Center Location
ACULPECA Office
10470-60 Avenue
Edmonton, AB T6H 1G9
Ph: (780) 988-0477
North Location
14024-69 Street
Edmonton, AB
Ph: (780) 426-0822
Ph: (780) 504-0822

Other collections are also being organized around the city by other members of the peruvian community.

  • Donations of money can be made c/o Rainbow of Hope for Children. Rainbow of Hope for Children is a charitable organization with humanitarian projects in Peru. They will be issuing tax receipts for all donations over $20. Donations should be made in person at either of the above locations. Make sure you get a receipt when you make your donation. This will ensure that a record is kept of all donations and Rainbow of Hope for Children will issue an official tax receipt at a later time.

    If you are unable to come in person to make a donation, you can also donate via Paypal by visiting the following website. Make sure you fill out your name and address in order to ensure that you get an income tax receipt.

    The Canadian Red Cross is also accepting donations to be sent to Peru. The Peruvian Red Cross has requested $1.4 million to help in their operations.

  • Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish (11310-111 Avenue) is holding a fundraiser on Friday, August 24th at 6:00pm. Donations will be accepted at the door. Peruvian food and drinks will be on sale, and there will be peruvian music and dances for entertainment. Donations of bedding, tents, and sleeping bags are also being accepted at the church.
  • Dante's Bistro (17328 Stony Plain Road) has generously offered their facility for a fundraiser that will be held on Sunday, August 26th at 3:00pm. Cover charge will be $10, payable at the door. There will be peruvian music and dances, and appetizers will be for sale. All proceeds will go to Chincha Baja, Peru via Rainbow of Hope for Children.

We thank you for all your help. Together we can make a difference.

Acknowledgements:

ACULPECA would like to acknowledge all the businesses, organizations, and individuals who have come together in this time of need to help our brothers and sisters in Peru. Edmonton is once again showing their love and generosity for those who are less fortunate. Special thanks go out to:

  • Rotary Club of Sherwood Park
  • Rainbow of Hope for Children
  • ADRA Canada
  • Big Dog Containers Inc.
  • Rotary Club of West Edmonton
  • CTV Edmonton
  • Global Edmonton
  • CityTV Edmonton
  • CBC Television
  • 102.9 Sonic FM
  • 101.7 World FM
  • 91.7 The Bounce
  • Dante's Bistro
  • Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church
  • Fantasyland Hotel
  • The Westin Hotel
  • Best Western
  • Canterra Suites
  • Hotel Selkirk
  • Mayfield Inn
  • Provincial Moving Ltd.
  • North American Van Lines
  • Two Small Men with Big Hearts Moving Co.
  • Petersen Pontiac
  • Office Depot

In particular, ACULPECA recognizes the contributions of the rest of the peruvian community and other individuals in Edmonton who have taken the initiative to organize events and take up collections around the city:

  • Peru Manta
  • Carmen Ferradas
  • Latin American Senior Citizens Association
  • Luz and Megan Jones
  • Friends of Latin America Association (Fort McMurray)
  • Heather Billington
  • Armando Munguia
  • Rene Brunaga
  • Salsaddiction Dance Team
  • And many, many more...

Your support is greatly appreciated.

Earthquake Strikes Peru:
Posted August 16, 2007

On August 15th, 2007, an 8.0-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Peru, south of Lima, the capital. The epicentre was near the southern towns of Ica, Chincha, and Pisco. These towns are among the poorest in the country and were completely devastated by the earthquake and its aftershocks. Most of the towns lie in ruins, with up to 80% of all the buildings destroyed. Entire families were buried beneath the rubble, with the official death toll at over 500 and rising every day. The Panamerican highway linking these towns to the rest of the country has been swallowed up in some places, making access very difficult by emergency response teams. Most of the people have no access to food, shelter, or clean water.

2007 EVENTS:

  • Children’s Christmas party on December 15th starting at 6:00 PM. Santa Claus is coming to town, pot-luck dinner afterwards.
  • General membership meeting on December 15th @ 5:00 PM.
  • Family day performance at the Winspear centre on February 18th, 2008 starting at 2:00 PM. Admission is free for the public.