South East Asia dinner to take place February 10
array of Trent University student organizations in partnership with the
Trent International Program and Aramark, Trent's on campus foodservice
provider, will host the Flavours of South East Asia fund raising dinner
for tsunami relief on February 10 at 5 p.m. in Champlain College's Great
All are welcome to attend. Tickets are $10 each. A limited number will
be available at the door.
The evening's menu will consist of traditional South East Asian food,
prepared from recipes provided by Trent's international students. Tandoori
chicken, beef curry with potatoes and nasi goreng rice will be among the
Sri Lankan, Indian, Thai and Indonesian dishes offered as part of this
buffet feast. All proceeds will go to support the World University Service
of Canada's (WUSC) project in Sri Lanka. WUSC has been educating women
and young people in Sri Lanka since 1989, in an effort to develop the
country's knowledge and expertise in carpentry, masonry, welding and other
building skills that will be crucial to its recovery. Already, Trent students
have raised hundreds of dollars for WUSC.
Spearheading the initiative is third-year Business Administration student
Adrian Samarasekare from Sri Lanka. He has mobilized the support of many
student groups and college cabinets in organizing the dinner.
We wanted to connect to, and support the hardest hit areas of South East
Asia by having this dinner, says Mr. Samarasekare. I hope that the community
will come out and enjoy the food, and perhaps learn more about the countries
where it originated - they really do need our support.
Posted February 10, 2005