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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…

Sunday, April 1, 2012.

fauja_singhThe GGSCF would like to wish Fauja Singh a Happy 101st Birthday. Yesterday, he took part in a ‘Park Run’ (this is a national network of 5km races) which he finished in 38 minutes and 34 seconds. Today on his birthday, his club, “Sikhs in the City”, and teammates aimed for a combined run of 101 laps of the 2km training route in 101 minutes, but surpassed that by running 134 laps between themselves; Fauja Singh ran Read more…

Wednesday, March 21, 2012.

SAFAR_1On March 18th, GGSCF Volunteers set up a booth at Louise Arbour Secondary School where SAFAR hosted Sharing Our Journeys – A Young Women’s Leadership Conference. The conference consisted of a panel of women from different careers. It was to inspire leadership in all young women in Peel Region secondary schools and to connect their creative inspiration to appropriate career paths by providing networking Read more…

Sunday, March 18, 2012.

Ahmadiyya Muslim Community school girls visited Scarborough Gurdwara on March 17th and were hosted by the GGSCF. The students were very much impressed with the building and how it was kept clean by volunteers. They also visited the kitchen to see how the female volunteers were actively involved with food preparation at the Gurdwara; and, of course, they were treated with langar that they enjoyed Read more…

Saturday, March 17, 2012.

becauseicareSome of the senior members of the GGSCF have established a new group to help those wishing to do fund raising activities. Sidd, Sarita, Sandeep, Gunpreet and many others had a gala to promote the “Because I Care” group on March 17th. On an entertaining and fun-filled evening for the whole family, more than $10,000 was collected for Childhood Cancer Canada. For more information, visit becauseicarecanada.com.

Thursday, March 8, 2012.

ggscf_fvc_mary_sheffield-awardsMarch 8th, 2012 was International Women’s Day and the GGSCF was invited to the Fred Victor Centre (FVC) Women Fundraising Event. Approximately 250 women attended the fun-filled event with wonderful donated prizes that were auctioned off to support the FVC’s Women’s Hostel. Following the silent auction, women began to enter the Glenn Gould Studio for the evening’s entertainment-fashion show and to receive Read more…

Sunday, January 8, 2012.

New Year Meeting 2012On January 7, Sarpreet chaired the first meeting of the New Year at Scarborough Gurdwara where accomplishments were shared with a slide show of all GGSCF activities during 2011. Ajmer and Baldev shared a video showing the work that has been going on at Chakar, a village in India. The village already has a sports academy but is now well on its way to having a sewer system Read more…

Saturday, December 31, 2011.

building-bridges-2011-4168This year’s Building Bridges leadership seminar took place on December 30 at Scarborough Gurdwara. Altogether, 26 people attended the full-day session which focused on setting goals for the foundation, learning how to organize events, and forming action plans for events that will take place in 2012 and beyond. The Council also announced changes that have been made to the Board for 2012. Read more…

Saturday, November 19, 2011.

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During the last two weeks collection was made from the Sikh Sangat from 18 Gurdwaras across Toronto in support of the Toronto Daily Bread Food Bank and Seva Food Bank. On November 14, 2011 the food, 6710 lbs was delivered to the Daily Bread Food Bank. This was the 10th year the food drive was held on Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s Gurpurab. This food amount is in addition to the food collected by Seva Food Bank on November 12, 2011 with the assistance of the Punjabi media. The GGSCF would like to thank all those who contributed and donated to this cause.