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ACAS Celebrates 25!

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ACAS Celebrates 25!2020-02-06T17:47:36+00:00

ACAS is celebrating 25 years of service to our community—We made it!

25 years of volunteers!
25 years of coming together!
25 years of supporting the Asian Community!
25 years of supporting those affected by HIV/AIDS!
25 years of caring and sharing!

Please join us as we celebrate this big hallmark. We are hosting our 25th celebration gala on March 27th, featuring a delicious multi-course dinner, performances, an award ceremony and a dance to close the night off! It’s an event not to be missed. Thank you for supporting this growing, caring community!

After HIV and AIDS hit hard in the 80’s and many beloved lives were lost, ACAS formed out of the need of having a voice in the movement that advocated for our specific needs. Toronto, Ontario and Canada, as a multicultural space, was and is made up of so many diverse peoples. It was vital that the East and South-east Asian communities, as well as other ethnic and language-specific communities were recognized and involved in directing how support, funds and care were offered during this crisis. One size fits all would not work, and as such ACAS has been providing cultural and language specific care and support to our communities affected by HIV and AIDS to ensure our community would be taken care of— here we are 25 years later! ACAS has grown to become a hub of people, volunteers, resources, community projects, LGBTQ+  gender and sexual diversity education and support, sexual and mental health, arts and culture, youth support and an advocate against racism, homophobia, transphobia and HIV stigma in that time.

HIV still remains a relevant and important issue. Advances in treatment has made living with HIV more manageable, especially with developments like U=U (Undetectable = Untransmissable) —that People living with HIV who have an undetectable viral load and take their medications as prescribed, cannot pass on HIV to sexual partners. Combined with prevention tools like PrEP, regular testing, and sexual health education, we have reduced HIV transmission significantly, yet there is still no cure. Stigma, discrimination, unjust laws, misinformation, medication barriers and new infections still occur. The work is not over, so we hope you will continue to support ACAS in doing it’s important work—reducing new infections and supporting those living with and affected by HIV/AIDS and making a difference in our community.

To celebrate 25 years of remarkable work, ACAS will be hosting a celebration banquet at the Pearl Harbourfront Restaurant, 207 Queens Quay West, Toronto on Friday, March 27th, 2020. Reception begins at 7:00 p.m. Please join us for an elegant evening of 10 course Chinese dinner, Award ceremony, entertainment, live and silent auctions, and dance.

Reserve your tickets now:
• VIP Silver Sponsor Table for 10 guests – $5,000.00 (Sponsor tables are eligible for partial charity receipt)
• Silver Sponsor Table for 10 guests – $3,000.00 (Sponsor tables are eligible for partial charity receipt)
• General Tickets – $125.00 (General ticket is eligible for $50 charitable receipt)

 

https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/asian-community-aids-services/events/acas-anniversary-banquet/

For event-related inquiries, contact events@acas.org

The event space is regrettably not wheelchair accessible. Vegetarian dietary options must be made for full tables of 10 only, please contact ACAS for details.

We look forward to seeing you at ACAS’s 25th Anniversary Banquet!

YOU’RE INVITED! (Invitation Letter)

ACCEPTING AUCTION GOODS! (Sponsorship Form)
Accepting in-kind donations (artwork, gift certificates, wine, anything of value etc) for the use in our silent auction to help raise funds. A tax receipt may be requested for in-kind donations received. Full details in the form.

NOMINATE SOMEONE!
ACAS has two special awards to honor contributions of individuals who espouse the core values and visions of ACAS. Nominations for The Patrick Truong: PHA Leadership Award and 25th Anniversary Community Builder Award are now open. Help us recognize someone deserving! 
Call for Nominations Info
Patrick Truong: PHA Leadership Award and 25th Anniversary Community Builder Award Nomination Form
25th Anniversary Community Builder Award Nomination Form

PLACE AN AD/BECOME A SPONSOR
Place an Ad in our special 25th commemorative booklet, which will be distributed to guests as well as made available to our network and be forever documented in this significant milestone moment. For a list of pricing please see this sponsorship form, any inquiries please contact Noulmook Sutdhibhasilp, ACAS Executive Director, at 416-963-4300 ext. 227.
RIGHT NOW! Offering a 15% discount if ad booked before Feb 25th 2020, design services available as well.

DONATE!
If you are unable to attend our event but able to make a donation to ACAS, it would be greatly appreciated. Tax receipts available. Visit our CanadaHelps Donation Page.

 

 

 

Asian Community AIDS Services (ACAS) is a charitable, non-profit, community-based organization located in Toronto, Canada. We provide safer sex education and services to the East and Southeast Asian communities and support services to persons living with HIV/AIDS and members of the LGBTQ communities.

Registered Name: ASIAN COMMUNITY AIDS SERVICES

Business Number: 889432431RR0001

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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