Don’t miss Mississauga Polish Day on June 8

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Wed, 05 Jun 2019 15:54:23 +0000

Experience Polish culture, right in Mississauga! Mississauga Polish Day is the city’s annual Polish cultural festival, celebrating Polish-Canadian contribution towards Canada’s rich cultural mosaic. The festival offers a full day (from noon to 11 p.m.) of music, dance, art and cultural exhibits, children’s village with activities for kids, film screenings, traditional food (think sausages, pierogies, […]

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explorASIAN Recognition Gala celebrates Asian-Canadian culture

Credit to Author: Ramya Ramanathan| Date: Wed, 05 Jun 2019 00:49:17 +0000

Every year, after a very active month full of cultural events, Vancouver Asian Heritage Month Society (VAHMS) culminates its explorASIAN Festival with a Recognition Gala to celebrate and thank individuals, and/or cultural organizations that have made a difference in the Pan-Asian and Asian-Canadian arts and culture in the city’s communities and neighbourhoods. One of the […]

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The Volunteer factor: making connections

Credit to Author: Hazel Morley| Date: Sun, 02 Jun 2019 16:33:54 +0000

A few weeks ago, I participated in National Volunteer Week, an annual event that formally recognizes, celebrates and gives thanks for Canada’s 12.7 million volunteers. That’s 44% of the population in Canada, or approximately, 1 in 2 Canadians, aged 15 years and above, who give their time (collectively 2.07 billion hours), energy and skills to […]

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Cultural Hotspot launched in north Etobicoke and York neighbourhoods

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Wed, 29 May 2019 12:35:24 +0000

On May 25, 2019, Mayor John Tory launched Toronto’s sixth annual Cultural Hotspot, which celebrates and spotlights the arts, culture and food in the City’s north Etobicoke and York neighbourhoods. The Cultural Hotspot will run from May through October and will feature numerous community festivals, events, dance performances and workshops for youth and seniors. The […]

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Showcasing changing voices and faces of the GTA at #MonsterWorld Mashup

Credit to Author: Ramya Ramanathan| Date: Mon, 20 May 2019 15:26:02 +0000

What do you get when you mix some high-energy urban music, show-stopping bhangra and side-splitting comedy? #MonsterWorldMashup comes back to the GTA after last year’s inaugural success. On May 31 and June 1, 2019, the festival is set to bring some high-energy entertainment to Brampton audiences. May 31 will be the #MonsterWorld Launch Party & […]

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 Common misconceptions about life in Canada

Credit to Author: Ivy Chiu| Date: Fri, 10 May 2019 13:02:41 +0000

On any given flight, many Canadians are returning home from a vacation, tourists are coming to visit, and others are here for business.  And sometimes, an entire family might be on a plane, ready to embark on their new life in Canada, about to set their feet down for the first time in their new […]

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Write your own prescription for a ‘nature pill’

Credit to Author: Ramya Ramanathan| Date: Sun, 28 Apr 2019 02:42:34 +0000

Take your stress outdoors this spring! What if there was a free, natural, flexible and convenient remedy for stress? No prescription from a doctor required, no pill to remember to take, no restrictions about where or when to take the remedy, no unrealistic time constraints, not much planning required…would you be interested? I hope so, […]

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Credit to Author: Laura Jackman| Date: Thu, 25 Apr 2019 20:37:02 +0000

Join Amgen Canada as it attempts to set a Guinness World Record supporting awareness of osteoporosis On May 5th, Amgen Canada will host an awareness event at Square One Mall in Mississauga to help increase awareness about osteoporosis. The event is part of an effort to help break the Guinness World Record for the most […]

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New film ‘Because We Are Girls’ tells story of three Punjabi Canadian sisters and their sexual abuse

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2019 06:17:30 +0000

The National Film Board of Canada has released a new documentary film about three Punjabi-Canadian sisters from B.C. Because We Are Girls, by Baljit Sangra, is a feature-length, intimate documentary about these sisters who have a devastating secret: they were sexually abused by an older relative beginning in their childhood years. After remaining silent for […]

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Inspiring influencers featured in this year’s Immigrant Women of Inspiration

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Fri, 12 Apr 2019 05:58:25 +0000

Our sixth annual ‘Immigrant Women of Inspiration’ special picks four amazing women who are influencing change In today’s era of Instagram influencers, the notion of what influence is has perhaps become a little distorted. Real influence is about more than encouraging others on what shoes to buy or makeup to wear, it’s about inspiring meaningful […]

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