RBC Presents: An Evening in Damascus 2023

Tue Oct 17 2023 at 05:30 pm to 09:30 pm

Terminal City Club | Vancouver

Ahmad Danny Ramadan
Publisher/HostAhmad Danny Ramadan
RBC Presents: An Evening in Damascus 2023
Syrian food, dance and storytelling, belly dancing and drag performers, and a walk in a historical Damascene market: All for a good cause!
About this Event

RBC Presents: An Evening in Damascus returns in a new structure

For eight years, An Evening in Damascus invited you to a Damascene home, with water fountains and lounges, to enjoy an authentic taste of the Syrian capital. Today, the event returns, and brings a whole Souq to your doorsteps in Vancouver.

The good tried-and trues are still there: a welcoming space at the elegant Terminal City Club, A wonderful meal by the women of Tayybeh: A Celebration of Syrian Cuisine; a one-of-a-kind belly-dancing performance by Rahel, the stunningly beautiful artist, and drag performances that will bring you all the joy you wish for!

The new and exciting is here:

A walk down a Damascene market, similar to Al-Hamidieh, the four-thousand-year-old market in the heart of the city: booths will feature offerings by Syrian-Canadian artists, designers and creatives. The spaces were offered for free to these artists for free to present their work in the Evening in Damascus.

A traditional Hakawati performance done by Danny Ramadan: a traditional storytelling-style offered by the award-winning Syrian-Canadian author and advocate.

A performance by the Syrian band Dafa: bringing the heart of Damascus to the stage in Vancouver.

And … our latest addition to our line-up: We are taking you to the ball, darlin’. With a live ballroom performance by Van Vogue Jam – something that you probably have never experienced before.

All in support of Rainbow Refugee Society! In the past eight years, the event raised over $300,000, which facilitated safe passage here to Canada to dozens of Syrian and Middle Eastern refugees.


• Your ticket price will go toward covering the event expenses, all excess will be donated back to Rainbow Refugee Society.

• Your ticket also includes two complementary drinks from our well-stocked bar, and an access to the Syrian style open buffet.

• Please note: The seating areas are limited.

• Event doors open at 5.30pm – the program ends at 9.30pm – doors close at 10pm.

We wish to acknowledge the ancestral, traditional and unceded Aboriginal territories of the Coast Salish Peoples, and in particular, the Squamish, Musqueam, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations on whose territory we work live and play.

A huge thank you to our sponsors:

Our Presenting Sponsor: Royal Bank of Canada.

Media sponsor: CityNews 1130.

Our Silk Sponsor: SID + JAQUELINE: Real Estate Group

Our host sponsor: Terminal City Club.


Event Venue & Nearby Stays

Terminal City Club, 837 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, Canada


CAD 90.00 to CAD 120.00

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