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AIDS Vigil Participants

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International AIDS Vigil Participants



Readers (in order of appearance):


Laverne Monette, Executive Director, Ontario Aboriginal HIV/AIDS Strategy

Peter Hayes, Executive Director, AIDS Committee of London

Tim McCaskell, Founding Member, AIDS ACTION NOW!

Darien Taylor, Director of Treatment Information, Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Camille Orridge, Co-chair, Board of Directors, AIDS Committee of Toronto / Executive Director, Toronto Community Care Access Centre

Purnima Mane, Director, Department of Social Mobilization and Information, UNAIDS



Performers (in order of appearance):

Aaron Davis and John Johnson – “For Those Who Did Not Return”

Billy Newton Davis – “I Have a Dream”

Sonya Coté, accompanied by Anne Bourne (cello)– “Christian’s Exit”

Soul Influence – “Koba Mnandi”

Holly Cole Trio – “Calling You”

SPLASH (Members of the Music Theatre Program at the Etobicoke School of the Arts)

– Medley from “Rent” by Jonathan Larson, arranged by Marc Huff



Candlelighters (in order of appearance) *

Penelope Holeton, Founder, The Teresa Group (Children)

Makoti Edwin, Youth Coordinator, Tanzania (Youth)

Ashraf Grimwood, Physician, South Africa (Prevalent Countries)

Kevin Barlow, Executive Director, Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network (Aboriginal)

The Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Health, Canada (Hemophiliacs and Persons with Bleeding Disorders)

Jennifer Gatsi, Project Officer, International Council of Women, Namibia (Women and Girls)

Patrick Fahn, Architect, Toronto AIDS Memorial (Gay Men)

Carlos García de León, Latin American & Caribbean Council of AIDS Service Organizations

(Bisexual and Other Men Who Have Sex With Men)

Djelika Diallo, Representative, Danaya So, Mali (Sex Trade Workers)

David Fuller, Representative, PASAN, Prisoners' HIV/AIDS Support Action Network (Prisoners)

Dianne Tobin, President, Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users (Injection Drug Users)

The Honourable George Smitherman, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, Ontario (Persons Living in Poverty)

Shannon Soropia, Asian Community AIDS Services and Trans Programs, The 519 Church Street Community Centre


His Worship David Miller, Mayor of Toronto (Everyone Who Has Died of HIV/AIDS)

Shaun Mellors, Activist, South Africa (Everyone Living with HIV/AIDS)


*Bracketed notes indicate the community represented by the candlelighter

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