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559. Muslim Festival of Vaughan – November 28, 2015

We just received the poster for this Saturday’s event. It’s a new one for me.  I hope you see the information in time to

Thanks to Jenny Cafiso of Canadian Jesuits International and to others for telling us about this event.  The humanitarian response to the Syrian Crisis:

557. Laotian Festival November 29, 2015

I neglected to tell you about the Lao festival earlier this month but there’s another one coming up soon. The Tuckbath of Boon Phra

556. CanOrient’s Goan Fair and Talent Show – November 29, 2015

One of my favourite food fairs is Goan, that part of western India that was once Portuguese. This year the CanOrient’s fair is at

555. COC Free Concert Series – November 24, 2015  – January 12, 2016

You might have to queue in the cold, but the Canadian Opera Company’s Free Concert Series should be worth it. They do have some

554. The Secret Jews of Guatemala – November 22, 2015

Jennifer Badani told us about a lecture by Rabbi Goldstein on The Secret Jews of Guatemala. Congregation Darchei Noam, 864 Sheppard Ave West. Sunday

553. Swedish Christmas Festival November 21-22, 2015

One of our most beautiful Christmas customs is the Santa Lucia pageant, this year at 1 and 3pm on both days of this festival.

552. Guatemalan Students’ Concert – November 21, 2015

For the first and only presentation in Toronto of The “Estudiantina” of the University of San Carlos of Guatemala on Saturday, November 21, 2015

551. Santa Claus Parade this Sunday November 15, 2015

The commercial side of Christmas explodes in Toronto this weekend with the Santa Claus parade.  If I go, it’s to see just how multiracial

549. Christmas Bazaars Now to Christmas, 2015

My favourite Christmas shopping places are the Christmas bazaars found in churches and community centres from now until Christmas. These places are full of