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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…

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…