Events_10_07_30_A_Magical_Night_in_Cambodia by nuhman10


									                       Golden Leaf Education Foundation’s First Auction Gala
                                 “A Magical Night in Cambodia”
                                          Friday, July 30, 2010
                                           Portland, Oregon

                   Music, Dance and More! Proceeds Benefit School in NW Cambodia


       Aaron Meyer, Concert Rock Violinist to perform a brand new song at "A Magical Night in
          Cambodia" (Please see middle of second paragraph below for more information.)
       "Magical Night in Cambodia" dance director is Bonnearin Sin

Non-profit GLEF’s mission is to enhance educational opportunities for children in need internationally in
memory of genocide victims and in honor survivors—golden leaves. GLEF’s first school renovation
project, The Âng School in NW Cambodia, will benefit from the proceeds generated by “A Magical Night
in Cambodia.”

“A Magical Night in Cambodia” emceed by Miss Oregon CC Barber includes Cambodian cuisine,
traditional music of the tro (string instrument) played by Master Chak Chen and Vuthy Sek (two of only a
handful of musicians surviving the Cambodian genocide), Khmer fashion, silent and live auctions and a
cultural show. Awaiting top bidders are exciting auction items such as spa services, Cambodian cooking
lesson parties, beach getaways, family entertainment and more. Purchase raffle tickets ($20 ea.) for a
chance to win round-trip airfare for two to Cambodia for the “Vacation with a Purpose” Nov. 2011 trip.
Cultural show highlights are a special performance by Concert Rock Violinist Aaron Meyer joined by Mr.
Kilong Ung (the inspiration behind GLEF  —  Mr. Ung’s goal of builing a school in Cambodia with
proceeds from his memoir, Golden Leaf: A Khmer Rouge Genocide Survivor) and his pre-teen son Kilin
Ung (violin student of Mr. Meyer) performing a brand new song (also inspired by Mr. Ung’s memoir) and
performances by the Cambodian Dance Troupe of Oregon, CACO and a special guest performer from
Cambodia. (“Magical Night…Cambodia” dance director is Bonnearin Sin.) Also, Christina Nicole Schmidt,
a Lincoln High School student, will receive the first “Golden Leaf Education Foundation Award”  for her
humanitarian service. (Miss Schmidt he recently raised funds to build The Arbor School of Hope in rural
Cambodia; the school has been built and now she working toward installing a water/sanitary system for
this school.) The award will be presented by special guest Ambassador Heng Hem (Embassy of Royal
Cambodia, Washington D.C.)

GLEF’s “A Magical Night in Cambodia” will be held at: Scottish Rite Center, 709 SW 15th Avenue,
Portland, Oregon. The auction gala begins at 5:30 p.m. Performances start at 7:15 p.m. Tickets are: $35
for students with valid i.d., $50 general admission and $95 VIP which includes reserved seating for the
performances, wine and a special Cambodian gift. Tickets are available at:

There is no service fee when purchasing tickets through this secure site; it also accepts donations for
GLEF, which are tax-deductible. For purchasing tickets through mail, please contact GLEF at 503-208-
5223 (LEAF) or

“A Magical Night in Cambodia” is sponsored by CACO, GLEF, Bayon Travel and Tofino Auctions. For
more information on GLEF, please see the 5/17/10 “Introducing: Golden Leaf Education Foundation”
press release or contact Marri-Beth Serritella at 503-208-5223 (LEAF) or

COMPLETE PRESS RELEASES are available for download at:

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