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Join Burma Supporters at Solano Stroll Parade to spread awarenessImportant to know:
San Francisco Bay Area Burma supporters to join the Solano Stroll Parade this year again and speared awareness about situation in Burma. A one mile long street celebration is attended by more than 100,000 annually form Bay Area, California and other states.
* Parade begin at 10AM with about 100 participating groups (Burmese will be one of them); it usually last about 1 1/2 hour.
* Parade participants to gather at 9:00 a.m. SHARP at the corner of FRESNO AVENUE and SOLANO AVENUE, Berkeley CA 94707;
Look for people with Burmese dresses and drums. Bring sings and banners and Daw Aung San Suu Kyi photos. All Burma Supporters are welcome to join in. Call 510 485 3751 for questions/information.
* After the Parade, please visit BADA/Burma booth at 1244 Solano Avenue (@Masonic Avenue). Also visit 75 Entertainers / 50 Food Booths / 120 Arts and Crafters and 150 Local Non-Profits. 26 Blocks of free fun!
See a YouTube Video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSziBGGW-fA
Also check out our last year Burma supporter's participation information: http://www.badasf.org/2007/SolanoStrollSummarySept9.htm.
Please join us at the Parade to help highlight the situation in Burma and speared the awareness about her to thousands. Burma needs you again!
Let's Parade for Burma at Solano Stroll! Please join!
Solano Stroll is the East Bay’s largest street festival! The Solano Avenue Merchants Association invites you to come and see what makes Solano Avenue such a wonderful place. Participants and the event guests visit from everywhere throughout California; as well as neighboring states from Nevada to Maine. Every cuisine imaginable** Filling the streets with hundreds of thousands.
34th Annual, 2008 Solano Stroll - Street Celebration
Sunday, September 14, 10am - 6pm
Solano Avenue in Berkeley & Albany, CA
Parade at 10AM with about 100 participating groups (Burmese will be one of them); it usually last about 1 1/2 hour.
Also visit 75 Entertainers / 50 Food Booths / 120 Arts and Crafters and 150 Local Non-Profits. 26 Blocks of free fun!
*** In 2002, the Stroll was honored by the Library of Congress as a National Local Legacy. ***
PRE-PARADE GATHERING SPOT TO JOIN BURMA SUPPORTERS!!!
At 9:00 a.m. SHARP at the corner of FRESNO AVENUE and SOLANO AVENUE, Berkeley CA 94707; Look for people with Burmese dresses and drums.
All are invited to participate in the parade with us. Feel free to show up that morning to join BADA and other Burma supporters at the corner of Fresno Avenue and Solano Avenue, Berkeley, CA. We'll be carrying the banners, sings, flags and photos of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and other leaders.
More information, please contact Anil Verma at 510 485 3751, firstname.lastname@example.org. Also visit www.badasf.org.
DRESSES, SIGNS AND BANNERS
1. Please wear your national dress to celebrate our culture
2. We will have flags, banners and signs for you to carry and help spread the awareness about situation in Burma
3. You are encouraged to bring large photos of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and others
4. We will need some of you to volunteer and carry some banners and signs
The fun begins at 8 a.m. with the traditional pancake breakfast at Veterans' Memorial Park in Albany, followed by the opening of Solano Avenue businesses and Stroll booths at 10AM. But the real kickoff is the theme parade with about 100 groups at 10AM. After the parade, you can visit one of 75 entertainers, 50 food booths, 120 juried arts and crafters, games, wacky art cars, and 150 community organizations, not to mention the unique and popular shops already here on the Avenue.
You will hear the best in local music, dance and other performances and absolutely stunning costumes from all over the globe!
Stop by Environmental Alley at the top of Solano where you can learn all about getting green, and what we can do as a planet to help sustain our environment!
Then, at the very bottom of Solano, 26 blocks down is Kidtown for the youngsters, with giant slides, Dr. Solar and his Traveling Medicine Show, carnival games, stilt walkers, face painters, jugglers, and much, much more.
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