SSAO was proud to host an exclusive screening of a documentary on the Syrian revolution, “سوريا لحن الأمل”, on Thursday, June 13.
Syria’s Melody of Hope” – The largest documentary about the lyrics and music of the Syrian revolution. Over 26 artists and activists and 59 musicians contributed to the making of this film.
SSAO President Yaman Marwah presenting Director Mahmoud Alken a token of appreciation on behalf of SSAO.
Directed by Mahmoud Alken, a Concordia University graduate in Canada with a Bachelor in Computer Science and a Masters in Business Administration. He joined Al-Jazeera in 2012 as a journalist in the Department of Economics, and then worked as a war correspondent in Syria and produced several documentaries and a survey on the Hula Massacre.
On the weekend of June 7 to 9, SSAO board planned a members-only cottage retreat in the Quebec province. During the trip, members, elected board, friends and volunteers took a weekend off to unwind, meet new friends, and get to know each other in a relaxed setting. Many activities happened, including water sports (motor boating, canoeing, kayaking, swimming) as well as video games, cards, campfire, barbecue, and movie nights. The member were able to come up with upcoming SSAO events for Syria, and to better prepare for them.
SSAO was able to raise more awareness on the Syrian crisis to Longfields-Davidson Heights on Thursday June 6th at an event aimed at raising funds for Syria. SSAO President Yaman Marwah spoke at that event.
Longfield-Davidson Heights Secondary’s MSA will be hosting a Fundraiser Dinner for Syria on June 6, 2013. Along with two other speakers, SSAO President Yaman Marwah will be speaking about his experiences in Syria.
All proceeds will be going towards humanitarian aid to Syria.