Otakuthon 2009 Announces Sketching Fundraiser for the Starlight Foundation

Jun 18th 2009
MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA (June 1, 2009) - Otakuthon, Montreal's bilingual, fan-run anime convention, is pleased to announce that it will be running a three hour long anime sketching fundraiser at the Strangers in the Night 5 event held by the Starlight Children's Foundation Canada. The fundraiser will be held at the event in the Fairview Shopping Center in Pointe-Claire, Quebec from 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM on Saturday, June 27th, 2009. All proceeds will be donated to the Starlight Children's Foundation Canada.

About the Starlight Children's Foundation Canada: The Starlight Children's Foundation Canada was founded in 1989 to brighten the lives of seriously ill children and their families from coast to coast. Starlight Chapters located in Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver help 12,000 children every month and have program services in each province. For more information, visit their website at www.starlightcanada.ca.

About Strangers in the Night 5: Strangers in the Night 5 is a night of great music from bands such as BluesVille Express and Rob Brannan, and amazing food from some of Montreal's most renowned restaurants Le Keg, Schwartz and Biftheque.

For more information, visit their website at www.strangersinthenight.ca.

About Otakuthon: Otakuthon is a fan-run, bilingual anime convention originally started by the Otaku Anime club of Concordia University and now run by the Quebec Anime Committee. The first of its kind in Montreal, Otakuthon has taken place twice at Concordia University and once at the Palais des congres de Montreal. It features several special guests as well as many activities and events related to anime, manga, video games, artwork, and Japanese culture. The next edition will be held from July 31 to August 2, 2009 at the Palais des congres de Montreal. For more information about Otakuthon, visit their website at www.otakuthon.com. More information about the Palais des congres de Montreal can be found at www.congresmtl.com.

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