August 24 ::Tamils in Canada, Embrace 2010, Visions of the Divine, Indian Ocean


Welcome to another edition of Oye! Grapevine.

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The real story of the Sun Sea and Tamil refugees in Canada

Oye! Sports. Out latest addition to our newsletter. Oye! Times is the only recognized South Asian media outlet authorized to cover Toronto Argos, Toronto FC, Toronto Marlies and other sporting events.

This week in Sports

Toronto FC Overpowered by New York Red Bulls 4-1 by Aman Dhanoa

Articles of Interest:

The Tamil Migrants: A tiger by the tail? written by William Belle.

Dearborn, Michigan: Watch out for extremist written by William Belle.

It is Go Time for Liberals! Force an election written by Steve Val.

A New Direction and Ideology for Tamils in Canada written by Subramaniam Masilamany.

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.

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Some Upcoming Events:

The Alliance for South Asian AIDS Prevention (ASAAP) is holding its 20th anniversary fundraiser event at the Great Hall on Thursday, August 26.

SĀRŪPYAM – Visions of the Divine SAMPRADAYA Dance Creations marks their 20th year with a grand showcase of classical bharatanatyam dance by its talented ensemble, featuring solos by Lata Pada on August 28.

Yeh Hai Life presents "Indian Ocean" in Rock for Hope concert on September 11 at University of Toronto,

16th Annual Miss India-DC Pageant is being held on September 18th, 2010. Must attend event in Washington DC.

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

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  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. 

  August 27 & 28 :: 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 27: Live Indian Music-Ranjeet
Saturday, August 28: Live Indian Music-Sumon

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.

  Thinking of changing your job!

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  August 28 :: SĀRŪPYAM – Visions of the Divine

SĀRŪPYAM – Visions of the Divine will proudly mark the celebration of SAMPRADAYA Dance Creations 20th year as a vibrant Canadian dance company grounded in the traditional South Asian dance form known as bharatanatyam. SĀRŪPYAM, a classical dance work, will take the audience on a journey for the senses with rhythmic live musicians, enchanting vocalists and brilliant dancers.

Dates: Saturday, August 28 @ 7 PM
Venue: Meadowvale Theatre, 6315 Montevideo Road , Mississauga, Ont

Click HERE for more information.

  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. 

  September 11 :: 7th Annual South Asian Mela in Waterloo Region

7th Annual South Asian Mela in Waterloo Region

Date: Saturday, September 11, 2010 @ 11 AM
Venue: Kitchener City Hall, 200 King Street West, Kitchener, Ontario

Click HERE for map

  September 18 :: 16th Annual Miss India-DC Pageant

The 16th Annual Miss India-DC Pageant

The Winner along with the first and second runners-up will go on to the National Pageant, held in NY, to compete against top girls from other states in the United States. 

"Winning the pageant has provided me with an avenue through which I can reach Indian American girls and encourage them to build their confidence, to believe in themselves, and to grow from every experience." -Tania Mukherji, Winner of 2001 Pageant

Along with the Pageant, the evening features an extravagant Fashion Show, showcasing unique designs, and a host of performances by talented local artists.

Dates: Saturday, September 18th, 2010 at 6.30pm
Venue: GW’s Betts Theatre 800 21st Street, NW. Washington DC

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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