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Sunday, July 8, 2012.

2012_can_sikh_torunament_1On July 8th, the United Sports Kabaddi Tournament was held at Wildwood Park, Mississauga. Hundreds of people came out to watch Kabaddi teams compete and to enjoy entertainment of various types. A few members of the Foundation were present and spent the day serving langar to all the spectators and players. As they lined up to be served, many generous individuals donated their change. When the tournament came to a Read more…

Sunday, July 1, 2012.

2012_canada_day_parade_3All across the country, Canadians were celebrating Canada Day on July 1st and the Foundation was in on the action. As with previous years, we were part of the Canada Day Parade in Scarborough. Seventeen yellow-clad volunteers got together at Scarborough Town Centre and had lots of fun decorating our van and truck with balloons, Canada flags and pretty much anything that was red and white. Once they were Read more…

Saturday, June 23, 2012.

2012_malton_community_festival_1On June 23rd, the annual Malton Community Festival took place in Wildwood Park, Mississauga. It was a great event as hundreds of people from many different backgrounds came out to participate in activities, such as races and games for children; to watch and listen to entertainment which included bands, musical groups and dancers; and to enjoy all the free food. Along with many other community groups, the Read more…

Saturday, June 16, 2012.

2012_race_against_racism_2On June 16th, the 12th annual Race Against Racism took place at Mississauga Valley Park. It started off with Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion sharing a few words with the participants and the singing of the national anthem. The participants then lined up and started the 5-kilometre race. They continued on streets, through scenic parks, over bridges and along streams before finally returning to finish. The Foundation was well Read more…

Sunday, June 10, 2012.

2012_c-sasil_1On June 10th, Canadian-South Asians Supporting Independent Living (C-SASIL) organized the 2nd Annual Abilities Challenge which took place at Brampton Soccer Centre. It was a wheelchair relay-race to raise awareness about disability in the community. Just like last year, the Foundation entered a team in the race. As our team went around the gymnasium propelling themselves on a wheelchair, others cheered them Read more…

Saturday, June 9, 2012.

img00152-20120609-2000On June 9th, the World Sikh Organization (WSO) held their annual dinner at Chandni Banquet Hall with this year’s focus on human rights issues. The evening started with the singing of the Sikh and Canadian national anthems. An address from the WSO President and a short musical performance followed. Members of the Foundation were also in attendance and received an award for our service to the community along with Read more…

Sunday, June 3, 2012.

junemeeting_surjitbabraOn the evening of June 2nd, the attendees of the monthly meeting at Scarborough Gurudwara were treated to four special presentations. Firstly, Surjit Singh Babra, a proud supporter and member of the foundation, was asked to share his experience of being a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his achievements, which he brought to the meeting and passed around for everyone to see! Read more…

Sunday, May 20, 2012.

dixiemonthlymeeting_mayOn May 20th, the first monthly meeting for a while took place at the Foundation’s Dixie Gurdwara branch. It started off with a fun icebreaker for everyone to get to know each other. The previous month’s events were then reviewed and upcoming events were discussed. Sunny Singh, who recently went to India, shared his experience while visiting the Navjivini School of Special Education and the Jyoti Saroop Kanya Asra Trust Read more…

Sunday, April 29, 2012.

nagarkirtan12_3On April 29th, Sikhs across the GTA gathered to celebrate the 313th anniversary of the Khalsa. It was a cool but sunny afternoon as the Sri Guru Granth Sahib and sangat proceeded in the Nagar Kirtan, passing along five kilometres of Toronto’s streets from the CNE to City Hall. About 10,000 people participated in the parade at the CNE and more joined in along the route while lots more waited for the arrival at City Hall. This year, Read more…

Sunday, April 29, 2012.

baisakhifooddrive12This year, the annual Baisakhi Food Drive took place from April 13th to April 29th. Boxes were placed at Scarborough Gurdwara and sangat donated generously towards the collection for the Toronto Daily Bread Food Bank. Altogether, 2915lbs of food was collected for the thousands of people across Toronto who rely on food banks to feed their families. The Foundation would like to thank everyone who contributed.