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14. Drum Circle

I arrived at 5:30pm, the appointed time. The Native Centre is in a massive mansion at 16 Spadina Road, north of Bloor. Michele was in

13. Vishnu Mandir Temple

I celebrated Diwali at the Vishnu Mandir on Yonge near Highway 407. Earlier, I telephoned the person mentioned on its web-site to confirm the

12. Search for Perfection

   The Road to Asia last Saturday was almost perfect. It was November and the festival was indoors.  It was at the Japanese Canadian

11. Free Irish Events

  Maureen Mulvey-O’Leary who publishes a monthly list of Celtic events in Ontario has told us about two free ones. Both are part of

10. Drums at the Reference Library

Dancing. Image©Ruth Lor Malloy2010 This event last Wednesday was a perfect introduction to First Nations dance and drumming and it was free. All of

9. Diwali at Little India

  Should you go to Little India this weekend? I’ve been at festivals twice now at Gerrard and Coxwell and they can be fun.

8. Hindu Festival of Lights

Swaminarayan. Image © 2010 Ruth Lor Malloy. This weekend is Deepavali or Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights. This is one of the religion’s

7. A Lovely Mexican Ghost

Mexican festival. Image©Ruth Lor Malloy 2010 It’s not often that I can see a preview before a festival show that will appear the following

6. Primarily an Introduction

Sri Lankan Temple. Image©Ruth Lor Malloy 2010 Do you have to take off your shoes and wear something on your head in a Sri

5. Sri Lankan Robe Procession

Image©Ruth Lor Malloy 2010 I had a wonderful time at the Buddhist temple yesterday.  The once-a-year Sri Lankan Robe Procession at the Maha Vihara