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2 Events on SUNDAY DECEMBER 4 - Commemorating the Revolutionary Life, Legacy and Achievements of Comandante Fidel Castro

¡VIVA FIDEL! Film Festival + Tribute Event

12 – 6:45 pm Film Festival for Fidel!

>> Featuring a variety of documentary films about Fidel and his enormous impact on people in Cuba, Latin America and around the world! (See full program below)

7 - 9:30 pm Tribute Event

>> Live music, poetry & open mic!

(800 E. Broadway) Vancouver, Canada

On Sunday December 4, Cuba will hold the official state funeral for Comandate Fidel Castro, the outstanding and revolutionary visionary leader of the Cuban revolution and revolutionary struggle for a better world. As the Cuban people commemorate, remember and mourn, here in Vancouver we will continue to remember the life of Comandante Fidel together as well.

Vancouver Communities in Solidarity with Cuba (VCSC) invites everyone to join us for a full day of excellent documentary films about Cuba’s revolutionary internationalist leader. This day of films will be a chance to review the important leadership role that Fidel Castro played from the beginning of the Cuban Revolution to his recent 90th birthday on August 13, 2016 in Cuba, in Latin America and all around the world.

IMPORTANT: Throughout the day attendees will be encouraged to sign the condolences book from Vancouver, and the online condolences book established by the Cuban Embassy in Ottawa, Canada. https://flic.kr/p/PGkpGG

There will be snacks and refreshments available throughout the day. The full program for the film festival is below. The film festival is a free event. All films have English subtitles.

Now is the time for all of us to work united to keep up the fight in the ongoing struggle for a new and better world. This is how we best honour the legacy of this tireless, humble, incredible and one of a kind revolutionary.


12:00-12:20 Welcoming

12:20-1:10 “Cuban Story: The Truth about Fidel Castro's Revolution” (Dir. Victor Pahlen)

1:15-2:00 “Fidel es Fidel” (Dir. Roberto Chile)

2:00-2:15 Intermission

2:15-2:40 “Fidel and Cuba” (Dir. Saul Landau)

2:45-4:05 “638 Ways to Kill Castro” (Dir. Dollan Cannell)

4:05-4:20  Intermission

4:20-5:20 “Looking for Fidel” (Dir. Oliver Stone)

5:25-5:50 “Fidel y Chávez Hasta Siempre” (Dir. Roberto Chile)

5:55-6:10 “Hágase la Luz” (Dir. Roberto Chile)

6:15-6:40 “Desafio” (Dir. Roberto Chile)

*** At the end of the Films everyone will be invited to join us in the main hall of the Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House for our Tribute Event 7:00 - 9:30 pm.



4 Lessons on Fridays!

FRIDAY November 18 & 25 & December 2 & 9
Britannia Community Centre
1661 Napier St (and Commercial Dr.)
Learning Resource Centre (LRC Room)
Below the library!
Vancouver, Canada

** Special classes lead by MAYRA CLIMACO! **

  • $20 per lesson OR $60 for ALL 4 lessons!
  • Children 13 & under are free!

On October 4, 2016 Hurricane Matthew hit Eastern Cuba with devastating force. Thousands of homes and public institutions were destroyed. At the same time, because of Cuba’s excellent government and community preparation, not a single life was lost. However, Cuba now faces huge challenges for rebuilding after Hurricane Matthew which is made worse by the ongoing U.S. blockade against the island.

Haiti was also hit by Hurricane Matthew with a similarly devastating force and tragically over one thousand Haitians lost their lives. In response, Cuba’s revolutionary government sent 40 new doctors and emergency medical personnel to reinforce the 600 Cuban doctors and other health professionals already stationed in Haiti before the hurricane.

From here in Vancouver, it is time for us to do our part! Come out for a fun and dynamic Zumba class (for people of all ages and abilities) and help contribute to the fundraising campaign for Hurricane relief for Cuba and the Cuban doctors in Haiti.

All funds raised to go to the Hurricane relief funds for reconstruction in Cuba after Hurricane Matthew, and to support the Cuban doctors’ mission in Haiti.

Interested in what Zumba is? Check out this video.

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Organized by:

(Member of the Canadian Network on Cuba-CNC)

Web: http://www.vancubasolidarity.com
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Phone: 778-882-5223
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Twitter: @VanCuba_VCSC
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Significant events held held across Canada for Fidel's 90th birthday Print E-mail

Fidel Castro

Fidel Castro's 90th Birthday Print E-mail

Fidel Castro's 90th Birthday

A Tribute to Fidel Castro on his 90th Birthday Print E-mail

« En hommage à Fidel Castro pour ses 90 ans »


“Homenaje a Fidel Castro en su 90 cumpleaños”


“A Tribute to Fidel Castro on his 90th Birthday”



Langues/Idiomas : Français, Español, English.


Français : Ce 13 août 2016, Fidel célèbre 90 ans d’une vie qu’il a assumée comme peu d’hommes sur cette planète. Sa stature de champion du développement humain et de la solidarité internationale a fait de Cuba un acteur significatif sur la scène mondiale. Sa longévité en a fait le dirigeant le plus expérimenté de la planète, un combattant infatigable pour toutes ces causes qui ont valeur universelle (pour l’éducation, la santé, la paix, la solidarité, la justice, l’environnement; contre l’hégémonisme, le pillage, le néolibéralisme). Fidel compte assurément parmi les hommes d’exception. Cet anniversaire nous invite à explorer certains aspects de son œuvre et de sa personnalité.


Español: Este 13 de agosto de 2016, Fidel celebra 90 años de una vida que ha asumido como pocos hombres en este planeta. Su postura de paladín del desarrollo humano y de la solidaridad internacional hizo de Cuba un actor importante en la escena mundial. Su longevidad le ha convertido en el líder con más experiencia en el mundo, un luchador incansable por todas las causas que tienen un valor universal (en pro de la educación, la salud, la paz, la solidaridad, la justicia, el medio ambiente; en contra de la hegemonismo, el saqueo, el neoliberalismo). No cabe duda que Fidel cuenta entre los hombres excepcionales. Este aniversario llama a explorar ciertos aspectos de su obra y personalidad.


English : This August 13, 2016, Fidel celebrates 90 years of a life that he has assumed as few men on this planet. His stature as champion of human development and international solidarity has made Cuba a significant player on the world stage. His longevity has made him the most experienced leader in the world, a tireless fighter for all the causes that have universal value (education, health services, peace, solidarity, justice, and the environment against hegemony, plunder and neo-liberalism).  Fidel is certainly among the exceptional men. This anniversary calls on us to explore certain aspects of his work and personality.



La Table de concertation de solidarité Québec- Cuba (Round Table Coordinating Committee of Quebec-Cuba Solidarity, Mesa de concertación de solidarité Québec-Cuba)




  • Claude Morin, Professeur honoraire, Département d'histoire, Université de Montréal
  • Arnold August, auteur/author/journaliste/periodista, Montréal :



Modératrice: Colette Lavergne, La Table.


Vendredi/Friday/Viernes, 12 Août/August,  9h00 – 11h30


Université du Québec à Montréal – Pavillon SH (Local-2420)

200 rue Sherbrooke O






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