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(Week Beginning October 15th, 2017)

  1. Sarva Shaktimate Parmatmne Sri Ramay Namah:

    Please join the Hindu Temple of Ottawa-Carleton every first Sunday and the Vishava Shakti Durga Mandir every second Sunday for Amrit Vani.


  3. Please join VISHWA SHAKTI DURGA TEMPLE at 55 Clarey Ave in Ottawa for:

  4. Sunderkaand Paath


    Tuesday, November 7th, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM


    Satyanarayan Pooja & Vrata Katha


    Saturday, November 4th, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM


    Diwali Pooja


    October 19th, 2017 –Thursday 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM


    If you would like to host or sponsor any events or need more information, please contact Mandir Line at 613-321-0675, Pandit R.N.Pandey at 613-228-1305, Smt. Leena Shukla at 613-825-9448 or visit DURGA TEMPLE.

  5. Please join HINDU TEMPLE at 4835 Bank Street in Ottawa for:

    Ø A series of seminars on health related issues every second Sunday of the month from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM.

    Burden of chronic diseases (Cardiovascular disease, Cancer, Mental disease and lung diseases) have serious implication in our daily life. Most of these diseases can be prevented if we make an effort to understand the causes of these problems. Is it the genes or the aging process or the gender or the ethnicity, which one is the cause of these problems? Maybe it is related to mostly the way we live daily life (food, physical activity). This is the topic of our next health seminar as detailed below.


    Myths about diet and life style changes

    Dr. Navita Viveky RD, PhD

    Champlain LHIN, Ministry of health and long-term care


    Sunday October 15, 2017 2-3 pm

    (please note the date and see note below)



    1. What are the various myths about diet?

    2. Basic information about diet.

    3. Basic information about physical activity.


    Note: Please note that our health seminars are usually held on the 2nd Sunday of each month. This seminar is, however, on the 3rd Sunday (October 15) because the hall is not available on October 8.


    This is a reminder that the Temple Anniversary will be conducted on this Saturday and Sunday, October 7 & 8, with various programs. There will be both morning and evening programs on Saturday, in the morning starting from 9 am to noon and in the evening from 6 pm – 8 pm.


    Diwali Festival will be celebrated at the temple on Thursday, October 19, 2017.




    7.00 - 8.00 pm         Lighting of the lamps, Lakshmi pooja, Saraswati pooja, Chopda pooja

    8.00 - 9.00 pm         Bhajans in the Gita Bhawan

    9.00 pm                    Arati (in the Mahamandap and Gita Bhawan simultaneously)


    Prasad will be distributed near the exit. Sparklers will be available for the children after the Arati.


    If you would like to host or sponsor any events or need more information, please contact the Manager at 613-822-1531 or visit www.hindutemple.ca.

  6. ARYA SAMAJ Ottawa-Carleton holds HAVAN every 2nd Sunday of the month from 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM at the Hindu Temple. All are welcome.  


    To host or sponsor and for more information, please contact Mrs. Phulan Aeri at 613-723-6724 or Mrs. Nina Vaid at 613-523-5016. 


  7. The Hindu Temple of Ottawa-Carleton on 4835 Bank Street is happy to announce that the Bal Mandir Program has once again started. It is held every Sunday from 12:10 PM to 1:00 PM in the lower meeting room. The program consists of a variety of exciting activities for children, including reflection on upcoming festivals and events in the Hindu calendar, discussions on cultural aspects of Indian culture, stories, crafts, and more. Everyone is welcome. 

    For more information, please contact the Manager at 613-822-1531 or visit www.hindutemple.ca.

  8. Various organizations are celebrating DIWALI FESTIVAL in Ottawa.
    ·       NetIP-Network of Indian Professionals CANADA presents DIWALI GALA 2017, a fundraiser for Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation on Friday, October 13th from 6:00 PM onwards at INFINITY CONVENTION CENTRE on 2901 Gibford Drive in Ottawa. For more details, email at info@netipcanada.org or visit www.netipcanada.org or call 613-620-2074. <...poster...>
    ·       GCA – Gujarati Cultural Association presents “GRAND DIWALI FESTIVAL” on Saturday, October 14th from 6:00 PM to 10:30 PM at EY Centre on 4899 Uplands Drive in Ottawa. Celebrate the INDIAN FESTIVAL of LIGHTS in style with sumptuous food from starter to dessert and cultural programs by GCA. Ticket prices are for GCA members $20; Non-members $30 and Kids under 5 for FREE. Buy tickets online at www.gcaottawa.ca or for people who cannot buy online, reserve by calling: Hiral Patel @ 613-227-9526; Bharati Desai @ 613-261-8313; Premal Dave @ 613-890-1607 or Kashyap Desai @ 613-852-4000. TICKETS WILL NOT BE SOLD AT THE DOOR! <...poster...>
    ·       On the occasion of 150th Anniversary of Canada, India Canada Association, ICOBC and Agarwal Sabha of Ottawa are together celebrating Grand Diwali Dhamaka on October 15th, 2017 in the Centurion Conference & Event Center. Ticket price include Dinner. FOR ICA and ICOBC Memebrs, you can buy ticket at http://www.indiacanada.org/events/. Ticket prices are for ICA Members: $ 30.00; Non ICA Members: $ 40.00; Life Member: $ 25.00; Student: $ 25.00. To avoid any disappointment, please buy ticket in advance. <...poster...>
    ·       Hon. Chandra Arya, Member of Parliament for Nepean Ottawa, will be hosting “DIWALI ON THE HILL” at Sir John A. Macdonald building, 144 Wellington St (at the corner of O'Connor St) on Monday, October 16 at 6:30 PM. The event will feature a short address by dignitaries and a cultural program. Light refreshments will be served. Event is FREE. Registration is required. Please click on the link below to register:https://goo.gl/forms/n86ogScLZ9LD6Gmw1.  
    ·       Overseas Friends of India Canada is celebrating festival of Diwali on October 18th 2017 at 6:30 PM at Sir John A. Macdonald Building, 144 Wellington St, Ottawa. Hon. Deepak Obhrai, Member of Parliament for Calgary Forest Lawn, together with the Hindu temples from across Canada, will once again, host the National Diwali Celebration on Parliament Hill. Cultural programs, speeches from Parliamentarians and Diwali pooja will be the highlights of the evening. You are requested to confirm your attendance by Oct 16th. Please send email to Aasha Mehta at redminetea@yahoo.com.
    ·       ·       BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Satsang Mandal, Ottawa cordially invites you, your family and friends to Celebrate Diwali and Annakut in the presence of Pujya Santos. The event will take place on Sunday, October 29th from 3:30 PM to 6:30 PM at Ron Kolbus-Lakeside Center on 102 Greenview Ave in Ottawa. Mahaprasad (Dinner) will be served after sabha. For Annakut seva and more information, please contact, Krunal Dave @ 613-979-3129; Dhansukh Mistry @ 613-591-9115; Mehulbhai Jani @ 613-790-4187; Niraliben Jani @ 613-790-4186 or Binaben Dave @ 613-440-2968. <...poster...>


  9. SANRAJ PRODUCTIONS proudly presents “DREAM TEAM LIVE IN CONCERT”, a musical extravaganza of Bollywood Hits featuring Jay, Amisha, Pushpinder, Mujahid, Devin, Roger & Pratap on Saturday, November 4th at Sir Robert Borden High School Auditorium on 131 Greenbank Road in Ottawa. Doors open at 6:30 PM and Show time is 7:00 PM. Ticket prices are $15 for Adults; $10 for Seniors & Students. Snacks will be available for CASH purchase. For tickets and more information, please contact Raj & Nayna Gandhi at 613-599-0598 or Vijay & Asha Shukla at 613-491-5745. Tickets are also available at Vaishali’s Superstore and Kanata Kash ‘N Karry.<...poster...>

  10. DEVGUN FILMS and HINDI MUNCH CANADA is looking for a lead FEMALE actor between the age of 30-40 years for its upcoming HINDI play. Start date of play is December 2nd in Ottawa. If interested, please contact yogaottawacanada@gmail.com.

  11. As part of Canada 150th celebrations, FIO in collaboration with ICCC has initiated the project “Canada 150/150" to promote inter-cultural connectivity through greater positive interaction between the diverse Canadian cultures. This project is to bring together 150 pairs of host and guest families.


    Celebrate the multicultural fabric by hosting guest (s) from a different culture at your home for a day or few hours over tea/coffee.

    Guest can be a family or friend.


    * First 150 host to register and host will be invited to Grand celebration event **


    To register, please visit www.icccottawa.org,  www.festivalofindaiottawa.org or call Rekha Dogra at 613-562-3870, if any questions. <...poster...>


  12. SRI SATHYA SAI CENTER of OTTAWA on 1694 Hunt Club Road in Ottawa invites you all for: 
                                   Vedanta Classes: Every Sunday morning from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM 
                                   Balvikas Classes: Every Sunday morning from 10 AM to 11:30 AM 
                                   Bhajans: Every Sunday from 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM
    For any further information, please call 613 733 7180 or 613 406 2883.  


    Here are the events this week followed by up coming events. For any information regarding a specific activity, please get in touch with the respective coordinator.

    Regular Meeting at Orleans every Thursday

    Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    340 - 255 Centrum Boulevard 
    Orleans ON K1E 3X7
    Mr. Adolf James  [Phone:613-233-2255]
    Dr. Ram Sahi [Phone: 613 824 1710]

    Activities planned:

    • Bridge Class 
    • Filmie Music
    • Pranayama/yoga
    • Headline News
    • Poetry

    Regular Meeting at Merivale every Friday
    Time: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    30 Woodfield Drive
    Nepean ON K2G 3Y5
    Ms. Sudesh Kanda [ Phone: 613 869 0349 ]
    Mr. Satish Bansal [ Phone: 613 226 5461 ]

    • Pranayama:  from 11 AM to 12:00 noon
    • Tea and Snacks: 12:30 PM - Please feel to bring your own lunch!
      Music, Scrabble, Bingo, Tea, Socializing: from 12:15 to 2 PM
    • Bridge Class and Play: from 12 noon to 3 PM


    ICCC Seniors will be holding DIWALI program “HEALTY SENIORS-HAPPY SENIORS” on Friday, October 13th from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM at PALKI Restaurant, 1060 Ogilvie Road, Gloucester. Cost is $15 per person. Snacks and Dinner will be served. Last date of purchasing the ticket is Sunday, October 8th. There will be door prizes, raffle and entertainment by local artists. For tickets and more information, please contact

    1. Narinder Garg          Ph. 613-282-2254 ( Barrhaven and Tanglewood)
    2. Sudesh Kanda         Ph. 613-869-0349 ( Tanglewood and Findley creek)
    3. Nand Tandon          Ph 613-834-3254   ( Orleans)
    4. Charanjit Wadehra  Ph. 613-592-2431  (Kanata)
    5. Srishta Khosla         Ph. 613-440-4071  ( Durga Mandir).


     Up Coming Events
    Please look at the following ICCC Seniors website for up-to-date information of the upcoming events:


  14. MUKUL HINDI SCHOOL offers Hindi language instructions and rich cultural experience for children 4 years and above. Elementary (Grades JK,SK,1to8) at PINECREST PUBLIC SCHOOL @ 1281 Pinecrest Road and High School Credit Course & Adult Education at GLEBE COLLEGIATE on 212 Glebe Avenue. Registration is open all year round. In fall 2016, first day of school is September 10th. For more information, please visit www.mukulhindischool.org or email register@mukulhindischool.org. <...poster...>


  15. SARAL SCHOOL, a non-profit charitable organization run under the Ministry of Education, offers classes to learn Hindi, Bengali or Telugu for free. Registration is on-going every Saturday from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM, starting September 6th at the school, Edouard Bond Elementary, located at 920 Parkhaven in Ottawa. For more information, please contact Ms. Meena Sones at 613-723-5644 or Ms. Savita Joshi at 613-843-8384.


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