691. Week September 23-29 Affordable Multicultural Toronto Events – 2016

How fortunate we are to have so many exotic choices of things to do:

First Nations. 19th Annual Community Pow Wow. September 24, 6am Sunrise Ceremony and 12pm Grand Entry. Free entry. Dufferin Grove Park, 875 Dufferin Street. To benefit Native Child and Family Services of Toronto. Contact Kelly Hashemi ( khashemi@nativechild.org ) for more information.


India. Navratri Garba 2016. Sunday September 25. 6pm. $20. Worship of the nine incarnations of the Hindu goddess Durga, with music and dance. The festival marks the victory of good over evil. Judging from the pictures, this is a very popular festival. International Centre #5, 6900 Airport Road. www.atulpurohit.ca.

Tickets and information: http://www.rellive.ca/tickets.html. Information about this Indian festival: http://www.dgreetings.com/navratri/about.html


Jewish. Pre Rosh Hashana Challah Bake, September 29, 8-10pm. $15. JRCC South Thornhill, 1 Cordoba Drive, Party Room, Thornhill. Contact Mushky Blau, 647-719-5770 or mushka.blau@jrcc.org

Create your own Challah! RSVP necessary. RSVP online at jrccsouththornhill.org/challah or by emailing mushka.blau@jrcc.org

For this and other Jewish and Rosh Hashana events, see: https://jewishtoronto.com/calendar/jrcc-south-thornhill-pre-rosh-hashana-challah-bake-1472577130 .

Image of challah bread by Aviv Hod – from: https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=6951721

Image of challah bread by Aviv Hod – from: https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=6951721

Multicultural. European Day of Languages. September 23. 5pm. Free. Istituto Italiano di Cultura. Celebrate European languages. Sample classes in 12 languages, live music by Roberto Occhipinti with “Europaphonia”, multilingual bingo and prizes! This event is presented by Eunic Canada, Alliance Francaise de Toronto, Goethe-Institut Toronto, Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Instituto Camões, Spanish-Centre. https://www.facebook.com/EuropeanDayofLanguagesToronto. Photos of past events: http://bit.ly/2c6xdtU.


Multicultural. The Word on the Street. September 25 11am-6pm. Free entry. Harbourfront Centre. Meet authors and see their new books. Among those present are Naomi Duguid and her cookbook Taste of Persia: A Cook’s Travels Through Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran, and Kurdistan. There’s also Tanwa Adanlawo who was born in Nigeria, raised in South Africa and currently is a student at the University of Toronto. Phantom Rose is her first published work. Best-selling author André Alexis was born in Trinidad and grew up in Canada. His most recent novel is Fifteen Dogs, which is set in Toronto’s High Park. http://thewordonthestreet.ca/toronto/ and http://thewordonthestreet.ca/toronto/festival/participants/.


Multicultural. Beit Zatoun is a venue for affordable, thought-provoking events, many of them about the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, Afghanistan, international trade and global warming, It’s a tragedy that Beit Zatoun will be losing its convenient location near the Bathurst subway station soon.  In the meantime, consider its events on: http://beitzatoun.org/events/. This image is from its current website.





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  1. We just heard about:
    Understanding Islam Academy’s invitation to this month’s History Night. Saturday September 24, 7pm-9pm. UIA Centre- 2570 Haines Rd Unit 2, MIssissauga. “… the legacies of some of the most influential men and women in Islam throughout history. It includes Imams- Imam al Ghazali, to Prophets – Suleiman the Magnificent, to Boxers – Muhammad Ali, to poets – Muhammad Iqbal, to scholars- Ibn Battuta, to emperors and rulers – Abdur Rahman Al-Nasir to the Abbasid period.
    Topic: Imam Al – Ghazali. Speaker: Arssal Shahabuddin. Registration: FREE
    Registration Link: https://campscui.active.com/orgs/UnderstandingIslamAcademy#/selectSessions/1582003. Free dinner will be served! info@uia.ca/18779943292.

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