Help Launch the Women’s Boat to Gaza with Your Donation

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Dear supporters,

On International Women's Day the Freedom Flotilla Coalition (FFC) launched our latest project, the Women's Boat to Gaza.  We met in Italy and FFC members from around the world agreed upon a sailing date of mid September with the goal of reaching Gaza within a couple of weeks.  We were honoured to participate in many events in Italy, and have received great interest from around the world.  Palestinian women and their families in Gaza are eager to greet us at the shore when we arrive.

There are many steps between now and mid September and this project relies solely on donations from you (its supporters).  Canadian Boat to Gaza has committed to raise $50,000 to cover our share as a major partner in this project, the total cost of which is ~250,000 Euros.  We are off to a good start but we need your help to make this project a reality.  
 

Our immediate target across Canada is to raise $20,000 between now and and the end of April for the plans to stay on track.

Would you please consider making a donation to this important work to end the illegal blockade of Gaza?  No donation is too small or too large! Please visit our website at www.canadaboatgaza.org for more information or visit http://canadaboatgaza.org/donate/ to donate now!  Only together we will end the siege!
 

In Solidarity 
the Canadian Boat to Gaza team

Other ways to get involved:

Follow us at www.canadaboatgaza.org

Facebook www.facebook.com/FreedomFlotillaCoalition/ and

Twitter @GazaFFlotilla.

Contact us to discuss how you can be involved!

Name the Boats Competition

Dear supporters,

The Women’s Boat to Gaza (WBG) is very close to purchasing two boats for the ‘all women boats’ which will be challenging the illegal Israeli sea blockade.  Now we need to give the boats a name.  The WBG is holding a competition to do this and we are inviting our Canadian Boat to Gaza supporters to participate.  

  We are looking for names that reflect our core principles:

* A boat with only women crew and delegates
* Solidarity with women, children and men of Gaza and all of Palestine.
* Highlighting the role of women in daily life, the struggle and resistance
* A non-violent, direct action that is not affiliated with any government
* Ultimate goal is to break the illegal blockade of Gaza

The competition is open to all, and the closing date for entries is April 25th.  The winner(s) will be selected by the WBG Committee and announced May 1st.

"The successful submission will be honoured aboard the boats, on our website and on www.freedomflotilla.org

Please send your submissions by April 25, with a brief rationale for your suggestion to mediawbg@gmail.com.

 Although all participants in the campaigns involved in WGB are volunteers, we still need your financial assistance to help buy, refurbish and equip the boats.  No donation is too small or too large! You can donate online:  http://canadaboatgaza.org/donate/

In addition we invite Toronto area supporters to join us at a fundraising concert on April 21st. see http://beitzatoun.org/event/womens-boat-to-gaza/

Other ways to get involved:

Follow us at www.canadaboatgaza.org and freedomflotilla.org
www.facebook.com/FreedomFlotillaCoalition/ and www.facebook.com/CanadaBoatGaza/
Twitter @GazaFFlotilla  @CanadaBoatGaza
Contact us to discuss how you can be involved!

 In Solidarity,

Canadian Boat to Gaza Team