August 3 :: Embrace 2010, Comics Unleashed, Indian Ocean


Welcome to another edition of Oye! Grapevine.

Our members have uploaded some great photos and videos taken at various Toronto events.

Caribana 2010 (pics)

Masala! Mehndi! Masti! 2010 (pics)

Masala! Mehndi! Masti! 2010 Part 2 (pics)

Masala! Mehndi! Masti! 2010 Part 3 (pics)

Masala! Mehndi! Masti! 2010 (Videos)

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Articles of Interest:

Abortion and Why I don’t Care by Alysha Bayes.

Russian Spy Ring and Shield-and-sword written by Eugene Ivanov.

Summer in Siberia is the first entry in series of travel blogs by Phoebe Taplins.

Oye! Times is proud to take part in a grassroots movement to bring the British North America Act to Canada for display. The BNA Act is currently locked up in a vault in England. I would urge all Oye! readers to sign a petition. It takes only one minute.

Congratulations to Tamara from Wawa for correctly answering last week’s music question and winning a Cineplex movie pass

Here’s another chance to WIN another ONE Free Cineplex movie pass.  Here is a SONG from a movie starring Hema Malini. Question: Name the movie that this song was sung in.

Email your answer to

Some Upcoming Events:

Indo-Ontario Cup 2010 Ball Hockey Championship is being held in Brampton on August 6, 7 and 8 for all South Asian ball hockey fans.

Dreams Presents, Family Fun Expo 2010 is sure to be fun for the whole family on August 7 in Mississauga.

It is hard to leave a marriage or a long term relationship. Here is a song that may indicate if your relationship is coming to an end.

Naya Raasta :: South Asian Divorced or Separated Support Group is having their monthly meeting on Saturday, August 14 at 2 PM. All South Asian separated, divorced and widowed persons are encouraged to attend.

Comics Unleashed Comedy night featuring Rasul Somji, Marc Trinidad, Ron Josol and Dred Lee on August 20.

Ragamala: Garland of Melodies is ROM’s newest exhibit exploring art from India featuring new acquisitions as well as artifacts from the vaults.

Thinking of getting married. is the worlds leading South Asian matrimonial website. Join today.

Oye! Videos offers a great selection of comedy and music videos. Have a look, enjoy some music and laughs. 

Visit the Oye! Photo galleries to catch a glimpse of some pics taken by our members.

Oye! Times is proud to launch Oye! Radio in collaboration with Sareegamaa Radio. Now listen to your favourite Indian songs at work or home. 24 hrs a day.  You can find a link to Oye! Radio on the right side of the website.

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  August 5 :: The Kreutzer Sonata

SummerWorks Theatre Festival will present The Kreutzer Sonata, Tolstoy’s passionate novella adapted for the stage and performed by multi-award-winning actor and director Ted Dykstra.

Originally commissioned and produced by Andrew Burashko for Art of Time Ensemble in 2008, The Kreutzer Sonata was presented as part of a multi-disciplinary evening to sold-out houses for two consecutive seasons.

Underscored by Beethoven’s Kreutzer Sonata (Sonata for violin and piano No. 9 in A Major, Op. 47), the story explores the dark side of male-female relationships as it tells a tale involving marriage, love, hatred, jealousy, and madness.

Dates: August 5, 2010 @ 10:30 pm
Venue: Passe Muraille Theatre, 16 Ryerson Avenue , Toronto, Ontario

Click HERE to read more.

  August 6, 7, & 8 :: Indo-Ontario Cup 2010 Ball Hockey Championship

The inaugural Indo-Ontario Cup 2010 Ball Hockey Championship stage has been set in Brampton. The tournament will be held at South Fletchers Sportsplex, 500 Ray Lawson Blvd. It will take place over the weekend of Friday August 6, 2010, Saturday August 7, 2010, and Sunday August 8, 2010. Come joins us for our opening ceremonies on Friday August 6, 2010 at 6:30 PM. Open ceremonies will consist of ribbon cutting ceremony and a ceremonial ball drop. A host of dignitaries will be present for the ceremonies.

The objective of the tournament is to promote and develop the sport of ball hockey in the Indo-Canadian community in Ontario. The Indo-Ontario Cup would serve to develop the game of ball hockey with the youth and up-and-coming teams in Ontario. The Indo-Ontario Cup would expose the teams of Ontario to the Indo-Canada Cup and to the World Championships of ball hockey, both events are held every other year, so every two years. It would provide local athletes with the opportunity to be scouted for both Team India and Team Canada.

Dates: August 6, 7 & 8.
Venue: South Fletchers Sportsplex, 500 Ray Lawson Blvd , Brampton Ontario

Click HERE for more information.

  August 6 & 7 :: Live Indian Music ::  Talk of the Town

Looking for a hot spot to hang out with friends and family on a weekday or weekend? Some place that has great food, live entertainment, good company in a casual setting? ‘Talk of the Town’ is the place to be!

Friday, August 6: Live Indian Music-Bibi
Saturday, August 7: Live Indian Music-Ranjeet

Music starts at 9:00 PM

Location: 429A Donlands Avenue, Toronto

For reservations call 416.429.8255
Click HERE for more information about this venue.

  August 14 :: Naya Raasta :: South Asian Divorced or Separated Support Group

Naya Raasta :: New Road We offer help to men and women going through divorce/separation, by inviting them to attend an open discussion forum. This forum is primarily to share your experiences and converse with others in similar situations, or simply to listen. The environment is completely supportive of everyone’s individual needs and emotions. Please be aware that this is a support group and not a dating club for divorced/separated individuals.

We encourage anyone who is either on the verge of divorce or separation, or even thinking about it, to please come and meet others who have faced the same tough decisions. New members welcomed.

Next Meeting: Saturday, August 14, 2010 @ 2 PM till 4 PM
Venue: Richview Public Library, 1806 Islington Avenue ,
Toronto, Ont

Email if you would like to attend the next meeting.

Click HERE to read more about Naya Raasta :: New Road.

  August 20 :: Comics Unleashed

Comedy night featuring Rasul Somji, Marc Trinidad, Ron Josol and Dred Lee.

Dates: August 20 @ 9 PM.
Venue: Pleasant Banquet Hall, 7200 Markham Road, Markham, Ontario

Click HERE for more details. 

  Thinking of changing your job!

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Click HERE to browse the latest jobs.

  August 26 :: Embrace 2010

The Alliance for South Asian AIDS Prevention (ASAAP) is holding its 20th anniversary fundraiser event at the Great Hall on Thursday, August 26. The event features a Kama Sutra fashion show, Bollywood dance, silent auction, speed henna, quilt station and more… Please come out and support us as we celebrate our 20th year. If you can’t make it, please consider supporting a client to come and buy a ticket that can be donated to them. For ticket purchases or for more info, please email: or call 416-599-2727 ext. 225

Date: August 26 at 6 PM
Venue: The Great Hall, 1087 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario

Click HERE for more details. 

  September 11:: "Indian Ocean" in Rock for Hope concert

Yeh Hai Life presents "Indian Ocean" in Rock for Hope concert

Phone 877-945-7177

Dates: September 11 at 8 PM
Venue: MacMillan Theatre, University of Toronto, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park, Toronto, Ontario

Click HERE for more details. 

  Bring the British North America Act back to Canada for display
is national, grassroots movement launched by a group of Canadians from all walks of life. It is asking Canadians to support a petition to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the British government to return to Canada the British North America Act – Canada’s *original* Constitution – in time for its 150th anniversary celebrations in Charlottetown 2014, and Canada’s 150th birthday in 2017.

The campaign is the brainchild of Lori Abittan, President and CEO of Multimedia Nova Corporation. Her 52-week Canadian civic literacy/history series The Canadian Experience ( now running in over 70 multicultural publications (including the Oye Times!), was the inspiration to launch to invite all Canadians to help gain access to the basic documents which are the foundation of our nationhood. To enable such historical documents to be entrusted to the Canadian Government and displayed for all Canadians to see will represent the last step Canada takes to finally ‘repatriate’ our Constitution.

Click HERE to sign the petition. It only takes one minute.

  Till Nov 28 :: Ragamala: Garland of Melodies

Opening during South Asian Heritage Month in Ontario, the ROM’s newest exhibit exploring art from India features new acquisitions as well as artifacts from the vaults. This exhibit of 30 objects in a 400 square foot case explores themes associated with Ragamala painting, a genre of South Asian miniature painting that flourished during the 16th -19th centuries. Originating in western India, Ragamala painting came out of artistic workshops of the Rajasthani kingdoms from where they spread southward to the Deccan and later northward to the Pahari region (now in the state of Punjab).

Date: Till November 28, 2010 @ 10:00 AM
Venue: Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park, Toronto, Ont

Click HERE to read more.

  For Sale :: Talk of The Town Restaurant & Bar

Talk of The Town Restaurant, Bar and Apartment

Lifetime Moment To Own A Property With Running Food Business Serving East Indian And African Cuisine With Live Music On Weekends.Busy Till 2Am.Has Newly Renovated 1 Bdrm Appt With Sep Entrance.Good For Renting For Residential/Office Use.Restaurant Has 45 Seating Space With LLBO. Kitchen Fully Equipped & Storage Available.Don’t Miss The Golden Opportunity.A/C Gas Grill,All Cutlery,Fixtures And Chattles.Rooftop Sign Board Pays Off The Property Tax.

Upstair Apartment Could Fetch Upto $1,100/M, Rental Income From Restaurant $2,000/M.Also Parking Spaces Is Two, Chattels Is Yes, Hours Open 6Pm-10 Sun-Thurs And 6Pm -2Am Fri-Sat, Days Open Is 6 (Mondays Closed).

Contact Rajeev Kumar at Tel: 905-565-9565

Click HERE for more details.

  Peel Regional Police

Peel Regional Police is dedicated to providing the citizens of Peel Region with the best police service possible, utilizing the diverse skills, abilities, roles and views of our community.

Click HERE for more details about Peel Regional Police.

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