Toronto, October 27, 2016

The Pride and Remembrance Association (PRA) presented cheques to the three selected Beneficiaries of the 2016 Pride and Remembrance Run, held on Saturday July 2, 2016.  The presentation was held at Fabarnak, 519 Church Street Community Centre on Thursday October 27.  This year’s Beneficiaries included:

  • The 519 Church Street Community Centre, in support of Not Alone, A Collective Response to Sexual Violence within the LGBTQ Communities
  • The AIDS Committee of Toronto, in support of Positive Youth Outreach Affected People Support Group
  • The Rainbow Railroad, which will help at least four at-risk LGBT individuals escape state-sponsored violence and travel to a safer country where they can claim asylum.

John Farrell (The 519), John Maxwell (ACT), and Ann Rosesnfield and Kimahli Powell (Rainbow Railroad) were on hand to accept cheques.  Presenting on behalf of the Pride and Remembrance Foundation (PRF) and the PRA were Alan Belaiche (PRR Founder and PRF), Bernardine Perreira (PRF), Christopher Brohman and Sheldon Bizjak, both of the PRA.

From Left, Bernardine Perreira PRF, Chris Brohman PRA, John Farrell 519, Sheldon Bizjak PRA, Photo credit Glenn Bell

From Left, Bernardine Perreira PRF, Chris Brohman PRA, John Maxwell ACT, Sheldon Bizjak PRA, Photo credit Glenn Bell

From Left, Bernardine Perreira PRF, Chris Brohman PRA, John Maxwell ACT, Sheldon Bizjak PRA, Photo credit Glenn Bell

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From Left, Bernardine Perreira PRF, Chris Brohman PRA, Ann Rosesnfield and Kimahli Powell Rainbow Railroad, Sheldon Bizjak PRA, Photo credit Glenn Bell

Ann Rosesnfield and Kimahli Powell Rainbow Railroad, Photo credit Glenn Bell