Belonging and Banishment: Being Muslim in Canada
It's often met by a raised eyebrow and perhaps a soft exhale. Then comes the barrage of questions and observations, subtly revealing society's myths about Muslims. Why don't you wear a veil? You don't seem to be a typical Muslim woman. You were born Muslim - but you're not practicing right?
As the surprise slowly wears off, out comes the curiosity. What's it like to be Muslim in Canada?
Global News invites you and your family to Toronto’s Biggest Baby Shower! On Sunday, Aug. 30, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., your family is invited to enjoy FREE food, fun, and exciting baby shower games at Shops at Don Mills (located at the intersection of Don Mills Rd. and Lawrence Ave. E.). The main stage will feature baby tips, products, shower games and big prizes, hosted by Global News anchor Farah Nasser. There will also be children’s entertainment with a colouring booth and more!
The first 200 moms/dads-to-be will receive a special baby swag bag. Everybody is welcome to join in and celebrate with us!
In the past 10 weeks, Surrey, British Columbia has had 27 gangland shootings. In response, community members are gathering together to hold a candlelight peace march to bring awareness of the growing youth and gang violence that has inflicted the city of Surrey. The candlelight march will be held on Sunday, May 24th 2015, on 120th Street & 72nd Avenue, Surrey, BC.
Assembly will begin at 8:30pm. The march will begin at 9pm from the corner of 120th St. & 72nd Avenue (Delta side), towards 120th St. & 88th Avenue and back.
For further details, vist the event page at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1659048200981521/
HOUSING FOR ALL: Multimedia Art Exhibition
Presented by The Future of Public Housing Project,
in Collaboration with David Vaisbord
Thursday May 21 - Saturday May 23
Interurban Art Gallery, 1 East Hastings
Thurs. May 21 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Fri. May 22 12:00pm – 5:00pm
Sat. May 23 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Join us to celebrate the rich cultural diversity that exists in our community. Cultural groups representing lands near and far will showcase their unique traditions of celebration through music, dance and food.
Enjoy a jam- packed program of exciting performances and an international food fair for a taste of another world.
Also, attendees will have the opportunity to take part in a dialogue to connect First Nations, Urban Aboriginal and Immigrant communities at 2:30pm.
The Sunday in the Park Festival is the longest running annual event in Regent Park and this year is even more special. We are celebrating our 23rd Anniversary on Sunday in the recently reopened New Regent Park.
This year's event will bring an impressive line-up of local entertainers, performers, food vendors, marketplace and a large community barbecue.
The Yonge Street Mission and other amazing partner agencies, local businesses and residents coordinate and run this annual event with the help of many wonderful volunteers.
For more information, please contact:
The Yonge Street Mission
416-929-9614 ext 3250