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INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNISED PUPPETEER RONNIE BURKETT IN CALGARY FOR AUCTION TO BENEFIT AIDS CALGARY AWARENESS ASSOCIATION

March 10, 2011 - Calgary, AB - AIDS Calgary Awareness Association (ACAA) is proud to present an exciting online auction, featuring 17 "One of a Kind" Carousel Animals created by revered marionette artist Ronnie Burkett. These exquisite collectibles were once featured in Burkett's renowned play Tinka's New Dress. The online auction will take place from March 14-28. The proceeds are to benefit ACAA's many programs that provide HIV/AIDS, Hepatits C and STI education and prevention, as well as those programs to support those who live with and are affected by HIV/AIDS, STIs and Hepatitis C. ACAA would like to thank Ronnie Burkett for his generous donation of these unique pieces of artwork. Donations like these contribute to the fight against HIV/AIDS

The online auction can be accessed through www.hodginsauction.com/AIDScalgary or the ACAA's website at www.aidscalgary.org . The auction will coincide with Burkett's performance of Unstrung , which will consist of a reading from his unreleased work Penny Plain . Unstrung will take place at 7pm, March 13 th at the Martha Cohen Theatre. Following the performance a live auction will also take place featuring select items from the Carousel Animal Collection.

Unstrung is a part of the International Festival of Animated Objects hosted by Calgary's Animated Objects Society (CAOS). For more details about Ronnie Burkett's Unstrung, please visit http://www.epcorcentre.org/, or call 403.226.1503, or for tickets call 403.294.7475.

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AIDS Calgary Awareness Association is a local not-for-profit AIDS service organization that offers support services, prevention and education to individuals who are at-risk for, affected by or living with HIV/AIDS. ACAA is working hard to prevent the rise of HIV, Hepatitis C and STIs in our community as Alberta currently has the highest rate of Syphilis in Canada and HIV diagnoses continue to rise within our female heterosexual population.


For more information, please contact:
Jennifer Thompson-Goldberg, Coordinator
AIDS Calgary Awareness Association
110, 1603 - 10th Ave SW Calgary , AB T3C 0J7
P: 403-508-2500 ext.120 F: 403-263-7358
Toll Free: 1-877-440-AIDS(2437)
www.aidscalgary.org      http://aidscalgary.blogspot.com


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