October 2005

* We would like to share with you some valuable information we have received through e-mails. The e-mails we have received encourage you to enter an emergency contact number in your mobile (cell) phone memory under the heading .ICE (In Case of Emergency). .ICE provides paramedics or police the ability to contact a designated relative or next of kin (who may have medical history or other vital information) in an emergency situation. For more than one contact name, you may use .ICE1, .ICE2, .ICE3 etc. Note that by adding a dot before the word ICE places it at the top of the directory.  

* SAVAC presents Vivan Sundaram (an acclaimed Indian artist). His work will be on view in Toronto at Gallery 44 from September 23-October 29, 2005. For details, please call 416-542-1661.   

* Vedanta Society of Toronto will celebrate Mahashtami on Tuesday, October 11, 2005 and Vijaya Dashmi on October 13, 2005. For details, please call 416-240-7262.   

* The Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce invites you to attend a Session of “Best in Class” – a network seminar for business entrepreneurs “The Value of Diversified Portfolio & Proper Dining Etiquette” on Wednesday, October 12, 2005. For details and reservations, please call 416-224-0090.   

* Vanik Samaj of Toronto has organized Navratri 2005 (Garba) on Saturday, October 15, 2005. For details, please call Krishnakant Shah at 416-298-6693.  

* Pushtimargiya Vaishnav Samaj of Canada (PMVSC) proudly presents “Prasadi” with Rupa Bawari on Saturday, October 22, 2005. For details, please call P.K. Shah at 416-286-8556 or click here.   

* World Literacy of Canada is proud to present Eyes on India on October 25-26, 2005. For details, please call Rachel Kimel at 416-977-0008.   

* IIT Alumni will hold its Annual Nite 2005 on Saturday, November 26, 2005. For details, please call Raghu Nayak at 416-283-4271.   

* Academy for Mathematics & Science offers a FREE evaluation of your child's aptitude. For details, please call James Kumar at 416-754-1108 or click "Business & Trade" on the left panel. 

Our congratulations to Vastupal Parikh who recently celebrated his 75th birthday and the 50th anniversary of his marriage to Nalini. 

Our congratulations to Arva (daughter of Mustafa & Jumana Kaderbhai) and Yusuf (son of Yunus & Sakina Mussaji) who were married on September 22, 2005 in Richmond Hill, Ontario.

* Pakistani Community Centre invites everyone in joining hands in helping people affected by the recent earthquake. For details, please call Masood Khan at 416-568-2624.   

* Zubair Choudhry, Chairman of South Asian Regional Cooperation Council of Canada told “…. we urge the Canadians to donate generously to this cause (helping victims of the earthquake) ….” For details, please call their hot line 905-276-8742 or Azam Gondal at 416-992-8766.   

* AIM for Seva has organized 4th Annual Gala on Saturday, October 22, 2005. For details, please call  Dr. Terry Papneja at 905-271-3585 or click here.   

* AWIC Community and Social Services has organized its Diwali Gala Fundraising Dinner on Sunday, October 23, 2005. For details, please call  Ranju Baxi-Advani at 416-299-5051.   

* Janak Khendry Dance Company proudly presents, as part of its Studio Dance series, Danny Grossman Dance Company on Friday October 28, 2005. For details, please call 416-530-2889. 

* Telugu Cultural Association of Greater Toronto has organized Diwali Dhamaka 2005 on Saturday October 29, 2005. For details, please visit www.telugutoronto.com.

* Arya Samaj Vedic Cultural Centre will be celebrating Diwali Mela on Saturday October 29, 2005. All are welcome to attend. For details, please call 905-475-5778. 

HAPPY DIWALI,  HAPPY RAMADAN, AND A PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR TO ALL.  

* Spiritual Heritage Education Network (SHEN) Education Inc. presents a seminar by Ramanan on "Personal Management : Taking Charge of Yourself" on Thursday, November 3, 2005. For details, please contact Shiv Talwar at shivtalwar@spiritualeducation.org

* Pushtimargiya Vaishnav Samaj of Canada (PMVSC) proudly announces Inauguration of Haveli on Sunday, November 13, 2005. For details, please call P.K. Shah at 416-286-8556.   

Our congratulations to Neela & Dr. Mahendra Mehta proud grandparents and Sonali & Dr. Amit Mehta proud parents of “Ria”, born on October 6, 2005 in Texas.