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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.

Saturday, April 28, 2012.

bowling1On April 28th, members of the Foundation got together and went bowling at PlayTime Bowl near Yorkdale Mall. There was a lot of fun and excitement as the 11 players that came showed off their skills, or lack thereof, at knocking down the pins at the end of the lanes. All in all, it was a fun break from some of the more exciting and chaotic events throughout the rest of the year – like the Nagar Kirtan Bus Seva tomorrow – and a good time Read more…

Sunday, April 22, 2012.

faujasinghlondonAt the London Marathon on April 22nd, Fauja Singh finished the marathon in 7h 49m 21s at the young age of 101 years. He broke his own record from last year in the Toronto Waterfront Marathon when he was only 100 years old. This was his last marathon and he wanted to do it on home soil, but he will continue running shorter distances. The GGSCF would like to congratulate him and the entire Sikhs in the City club Read more…

Sunday, April 22, 2012.

centgalaOn April 21st, the Sikh Foundation of Canada held its annual Centennial Gala at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Downtown Toronto to promote Sikh heritage and culture by commemorating and celebrating the achievements of Sikhs and non-Sikhs in Canada. The Foundation was present at the Sikh Centenntial Gala. The event featured keynote speakers and awards were presented to individuals for their outstanding social and Read more…

Saturday, April 21, 2012.

cntowerOn Saturday April 21st, the GGSCF group took part in the CN Tower Stair Climb for the World Wildlife Fund of Canada. This year, 22 participants took part on a cold and damp morning and raised $2200 for the WWF. Our fastest climber in 15m 4s was Jesse Oliver – who took part in the earlier climb at 6:30am with employees from East Metal – and he will hold the Mata Kishan Kaur Sidhu Cup for one year. Nimratvir, who organized Read more…

Sunday, April 15, 2012.

punjabi_charity_food_drive_1On April 14th as part of the Vaisakhi celebrations, the Punjab Charity Foundation held a Food Drive for Seva Food Bank. This was across the GTA outside various grocery stores where children collected donations. Seva Food Bank announced over 30,000 lbs of food was collected by the end of the day. The GGSCF helped in transporting food from Scarborough where it was collected at Golden Groceries and Subzi Mandi. Read more…