Sukkahville Competition 2013. Copyright ©2015 Ruth Lor Malloy
Ruth writes: Our Inbox has been full of some exciting events. Please share your impressions with us if you go to any multicultural event in Toronto. Leave a comment below.
Here are some posters and details:
“The Sukkah, a Jewish symbol of temporary housing, is being used to bring focus to affordable housing issues in our own community. Let’s celebrate Sukkot unconventionally this year while also raising awareness of the need for more affordable housing in Toronto.
“Friday September 25th to Sunday September 27. Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen Street West. Ceremony: 12:30pm, Friday September 25th. Active Programming Day including a walking tour of The Ward, an Urban Agriculture display by Shoresh, & live music on Sunday September 27th. Event closes at 4:00pm on Sunday September 27th. Call 416-932-1212 or visit www.sukkahville.com for more information.”
The Suhaag Show will be on September 27 from 11 am to 7pm at the Toronto Congress Centre (650 Dixon Rd, Corner of Dixon Rd & Hwy 401). Fashion shows at 1.30 pm and 4pm. For more information: Suhaag.com/suhaagshow.
“As part of the sixth annual Culture Days weekend, the Bata Shoe Museum is excited to help raise awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities. With free admission, hands-on demonstrations and arts and craft activities for children, join us for this fun-filed weekend and love culture!
“FREE admission all day Saturday and Sunday.
For other Culture Day events in the GTA, visit http://on.culturedays.ca/en/activities.
And finally, for an experience in one of Toronto’s multicultural neighbourhoods.
Kinron Associates Event Services Management, who provided this poster, says “this event will also include guest appearances from a representative of the Toronto Raptors, Jamaal Magloire and the Toronto Revellers. It will include cultural performances, entertainment by local residents, marketplace and a job fair. DJ’s Blackcat & DJ Pleasure will be providing the sounds and the music live on stage.
“‘It is very important to have festivals in our community; we can come together to re-establish pride of ownership for our neighbourhood,’ says Joy Robertson President of Scarborough Residents Unite. We get a chance to connect with people who we may not have met and it provides us with a real opportunity to reach out to our members to engage them: in particular the youths at risk. In lieu of what has happened in our community; shootings, poverty, it’s really important to engage our youths. Organizing a festival may not be a conventional method but it is getting their attention. While we have their attention, we can embrace, empower and steer them in the right direction through the community programs and jobs fairs available at the festival.
“For more information visit http://www.residentsunite.ca/ and https://www.facebook.com/pages/Scarborough-Residents.”