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Top photo The famous Dawna mountains border a portion of the eastern edge of Burma

PROJECT UMBRELLA BURMA (PUB) is a not for profit organization that provides direct aid to the refugees of Burma who have suffered the consequences of armed conflict. The young people we foster are unaccompanied youth from Karen State. Many are orphaned or their families remain in Karen State. All were previously unable to go to school, in constant danger and living on the edge of starvation.

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Project Umbrella Burma ©2007                                  Contact Us at  dcdownham@sympatico.ca

SATURDAY, MAY 26, 2012
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
"ANNUAL ESTATE & GARAGE SALE "
9 Maple Drive, Orillia
All proceeds will further the work of P.U.B.
There are many interesting and unique treasures. Thanks for buying, working and sharing with our kids and patients and medics on the other side of this tiny world.

contact: eric.sayle@sympatico.ca

TUESDAY, MAY 15, 2012 7:30 PM
St. Paul's United Church, Orillia
"Voices for Social Justice"
Join Mary Lou Fallis, Canadian singing icon, her accompanist, Peter Tiefenback and Political Economist and author of "The Trouble with Billionaires", Linda McQuaig for an evening dedicated to Paso por Paso and Project Umbrella Burma, two Orillia Charities working for Social Justice.
Tickets: $25

email: voicesforsocialjustice@hotmail.ca

MONDAY, FEB. 7TH, 2011
2ND ANNUAL CHARITY FUNDRAISER DINNER

DINNER SEATINGS AT 5:30 AND 7:30PM

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FRIDAY, JULY 2 , 2010 starting at 10:00 AM
KAREN FLAG RAISING CEREMONY
Orillia Opera House (corner West St & Mississauga St)
10:00 AM Refreshments & Talk
11:00 AM Flag Raising

The City of Orillia and Project Umbrella Burma will hold their third annual raising of the Karen Flag to commemorate all those who have died, lost their homes and livelihoods as a result of the  actions of the Burmese Military under the direction of the the Military Junta, the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC) and to remember those Karen and other Burmese Ethnic groups who are still suffering  the burning,and  pillaging of their villages, systematic rape and forced portering.and forced relocation.  We raise the Karen Flag as an international responsibility  to give awareness and hope.

MONDAY, FEB. 1ST, 2010
CHARITY FUNDRAISER DINNER

DINNER SEATINGS AT 5:30 AND 7:30PM

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FRIDAY, JULY 10 , 2009 10AM-12PM
KAREN FLAG RAISING CEREMONY
Orillia
This year Project Umbrella Burma will again be raising the Karen Flag to fly proudly over the City of Orillia from July 10 th to July 31 st . Read more...
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NOVEMBER 23, 2008 at 2:00pm
Dear Friends of Project Umbrella Burma, The Church of St Jude in London, ON is holding a PEACE Concert on November 23, 2008 at 2:00pm. in support of Project Umbrella Burma.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 8, 2008
LAURA BUSH VISITS DR. CYNTHIA
"During the time that he(George W Bush) is doing these events(Opening ceremony for the Beijing Olympics), Mrs. Bush will travel to Mae Sot, Thailand," Wilder said. more from THE IRRAWADDY...

MONDAY, JUNE 30 , 2008
READ FROM THE PACKET & TIMES...CLICK HERE
On June 30 th, 2008, the Karen Flag will be raised at 11.00 a.m. at the Opera House in Orillia for the first time. The mayor and members of City Council, our Federal M.P. will attend and have endorsed the Project. Back in November, The City of Orillia adopted Project Umbrella Burma as an International Initiative by giving the project The City of Orillia Seal of Approval. The raising of the flag will commemorate this honor.

THURSDAY, JUNE 26 , 2008
The Rotary Club of Orillia give the top Rotarian award to David and Cathy Downham. The Paul Harris Award

MONDAY, JUNE 23 , 2008
Dr. David Downham is elected to Honorary Membership of the Canadian Medical Association. The previous lifetime membership award came two years ago from The Ontario Medical Association. Both awards recognize his on going medical efforts with Project Umbrella Burma.



MAY , 2008

CYCLONE NARGIS HEIGHTENS CHRONIC CRISIS OF BURMESE CITIZENS, particularly the Karen Ethnic Group. PUB works with the Karen from Karen State who again are receiving refugees from the rest of Burma (this time the Delta) because of the intent of the military Junta (SPDC) to destroy the Karen people and their culture and generally to help only the military. The price of rice has gone from approx. $16.00 in 2007 per 50 kg. bag to $42.00 as of June 2008. DONATE NOW CLICK HERE

MARCH , 2008
Graduation Day for Kaw Tha Blay College
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FEBRUARY 4 , 2008

Soft Launch of New PUB WEBSITE

NOVEMBER, 2007

Cathy Downham leaves for Thailand loaded with critical medical supplies and educational material for the clinics and children supported by PUB

OCTOBER, 2007
David Downham leaves early for Thailand as the need for medical staff increases with the military crackdown on Buddhist monks and protesters now fleeing Burma

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2007

Yoga Day for Burma
All proceeds go to PUB

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OCTOBER, 2007
PUB launches new brochure
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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2007
9:30 AM
Heritage United Church Washago
Cathy and David Downham speak about Burma and
present a slide show
11:30 AM
Artrea United Church Washago
Speech and slideshow by Cathy and David Downham

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2007
12:00 PM
Orillia Rotary Club
Speech and slideshow by Cathy and David Downham
124 JAMES STREET

MONDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2007
12:00 PM
Kiwanis Club of Orillia hosts the donors of PUB to lunch
124 JAMES STREET, ORILLIA

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