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April 20, 2011

SWISH - A Fashionable Soirée

The Rainbow Resource Centre invites you to their 2nd Annual Gala Fundraiser, 
at the Delta Hotel Winnipeg on May 7, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.  

It will feature incredible entertainment by Swish Productions
with fashion meeting art, music and passion!   

The event will feature DJ Mama Cutsworth, and top designers from across Canada, 
a gourmet meal by the Delta Winnipeg’s Executive Chef, with dancing, 
cocktails and energy throughout the night.   

All funds raised will go into services at the Rainbow Resource Centre.   

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Every month hundreds in Manitoba access services at the Rainbow Resource Centre.  
From calling our Peer Support Line, to accessing our onsite counselling program, to meeting other kids through our Peer Project for Youth program, the demand for services is continuously increasing.  
Currently over 30 individuals are on our waitlist for counselling.  Last year, over 516 youth attended youth programming, with over 5000 visits in an eight month period.   

Volunteers staff reception, answer the Peer Support Line, oversee the library, 
deliver workshops, and participate in delivering counselling services.  

In 2007, Canadian researchers found that gay, lesbian and bisexual youth were 
over-represented in marginalized street youth population.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth are up to four times more likely to attempt suicide than their heterosexual peers. Even higher, those who come from a rejecting family are up to nine times more likely to attempt suicide. Teenage suicides due to conflict about sexual and gender identity are at an all time high.

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