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(Week Beginning March 25th, 2018)

  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.  Satyanarayan Pooja & Vrat Katha

    Saturday, March 31st, 2018

    6:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Satyanarayan Pooja, Vrat Katha and Aarti

     Sunderkaand Paath

    Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

    6:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Sunderkaand Paath

     Navratra & Mata- Ki Choki

    Navratri – March 18th 2018 – March 25th 2018

    6:00 PM to 8:00 PM – Pooja and Aarti

    Mata Ki Chowki – March 24th, 2018 Saturday

    6:00 PM to 10:00 PM – Pooja, Kirtan and Aarti

      May Goddess Mata Bhawani bless you, your family and friends with abundant happiness!

     Please take this as an official notice of the Annual General Meeting of Vishva Shakti Durga Mandir Association.

    Day and Date: Sunday, April 15th, 2018

    Time: 2:00 P.M.

    Location: Vishva Shakti Durga Mandir Association, 55 Clarey Avenue, Ottawa, ON, K1S 2R6

    The Agenda, Reports and the financial Statements will be available on site during or before Election in April 2018.


    The election to Board member positions listed below will take place on Sunday April 15th, 2018 at 2.00 PM at the Vishva Shakti Durga Mandir. Proxy Registration starts same day at 11.30 AM and ends at 1:00 PM.


    A Nomination Committee has been formed per Vishva Shakti Durga Mandir Association Constitution. Nomination Committee function is to verify the eligibility of the candidates and conduct the election by following the VSDMA constitution.



     1.    Vice President  – Property (TWO YEARS)

    2.    Treasurer (TWO YEARS)

    3.     Public Relation Officer (TWO YEARS)

    4.    Assistant Treasurer (TWO YEARS)

    5.    Assistant Secretary (TWO YEARS)

    6.    Member at Large - 3 Positions (ONE YEAR)

    Voting at the General Body meeting will be restricted to Life members and Annual members who have renewed their membership for the current year (January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018) and are in good standing. To be in good standing as member, a person shall be a Life member or have been a paid up member for a period of minimum one (1) month prior to the election date.

    If you are not a member or have not renewed annual membership for 2018, you are requested and encouraged to become a member at least one month prior to the date of election.

    Membership fees are:

    • $51 for Annual family membership (or $501 Life family membership)
    • OR $31 Annual Single membership (or $301 Life Single membership)

    Eligible members must fill out and submit their nomination form(s) by no later than Sunday April 8th, 2018 to the Nomination Committee to indicate their intention to run for any one of the Board positions noted above. The Nomination Committee will review these forms in accordance with the required verification process and display the candidate list at the Vishva Shakti Durga Mandir Association by no later than April 12th, 2018.

     The nomination forms are available at the Vishva Shakti Durga Mandir.  You may also collect by contacting any of the nomination committee members.

    Names and phone numbers of the Nomination Committee members are listed below.

     (a)  Mr. Pramod Sood (613) 837-5167 Chair - Nomination Committee

    (b)  Mr. Manu Khemani (613) 841 9166 (c)  Mrs. Vimla Sharma (613) 831 7761

    The election on April 15th, 2018 will be concluded once the Board members are elected.

     If you would like to host /sponsor Sunday Puja, Mata Ki Choki, Jagrata, Satya Narayan Vrata Katha, Durga, Hawan, Wedding, Engagement or any other events at the Mandir or at your place : 

    Please contact:  

    Mandir Line (613-321-0675):  info@durgatemple.ca 

    Mr. Chander Wadhawan (613-799-3899): president@durgatemple.ca

    Smt. Leena Shukla (613-825-9448):  vpoperations@durgatemple.ca

    Pt. R. N. Pandey (613-228-1305): priest@durgatemple.ca


    Regular Mandir Hours (Open every day)

     Monday to Saturday 6:00 PM to 8 PM,

    Regular Sunday Service 11:30 AM to 1:30 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.

    Sri Sita Rama Kalyanotsavam, the Divine Wedding, will be celebrated on Saturday 24th of March from 9 am to 12:30 pm. Families may sponsor the Kalyanam by sending an email to omsat@live.com. The names of the sponsored families will be included in the Sankalpam for the Kalyanam (in the Gitabhavan).


    Sri Rama Rajya Pattabhishekam, the jubilant coronation of Sri Ramchandra Prabhu, will be celebrated on Sunday, 25th of March from 4:00 PM to 7:30 PM in the Gitabhavan.

    On Sunday 25th of March from 4 - 7:30 pm, Sri Rama Rajya Pattabhishekam, the jubilant coronation of Sri Ramachandra Prabhu, will be celebrated (in the Gitabhavan).


     Volunteers are needed to conduct these celebrations. If you can spare your time for these auspicious occasions, please contact Manoj Mittal at mmittal77@gmail.com. You are encouraged to come and join these auspicious celebrations and seek the divine blessings.

    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.  

    Arya Samaj Ottawa Carleton is inviting you all to come and celebrate Arya Samaj's Sthapna (foundation) day on the 8th of April from 3:30 to 5pm, followed by Rishi Bhoj in the Hindu Temple.


    Bring friends, family, children and young adults. Food is being catered, so you are encouraged to confirm your attendance as soon possible.


    Please confirm your attendance by sending an email to Mrs. Phulan Aeri at phulanaeri69@hotmail.com or call her at 613-723-6724 or call Mrs. Nina Vaid at 613-523-6724.


    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. BAPS Swaminarayan Satsang Mandal, Ottawa, cordially invites you, your family, and friends to the auspicious celebration on Saturday, April 07, 2018 @ 5.00 PM at Walter Baker Sports Centre, Hall A & B, 100 Malvern Dr, Nepean. Join for a cultural program performed by the youth of BAPS as well as spiritual discourses by revered Swamis. Mahaprasad (dinner) will be served.


    For event seva and sponsorship, please contact, Dhansukh Mistry: +1 613 591 9115 ; Sudhir Ruparelia: +1 613 692 3163; Krunal Dave: +1 613 979 3129; Tarun Patel: +1 613 413 5352.<...poster...>

  9. ABV FRIENDS ENTERTAINMENT proudly presents “PANKAJ UDHAS – MADHOSH – MUSIC FROM THE HEART – LIVE IN CONCERT” on Sunday, April 8th at Bronson Centre Theatre, 211 Bronson Ave, Ottawa. Ticket prices are $35, $55, $75, VIP, VVIP. Doors open at 6:00 PM and show starts at 7:00 PM. For more information, please contact Amarjit at 613-884-2122; Bittu at 613-884-0673; Vaibhav at 613-816-6547. <...poster...>

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    Dear ICA Members,  
    This is to notify that the two year term (2016-2018) of the elected board of ICA is coming to an end. In accordance with the articles and conditions set out in the by-laws, an Annual General Body Meeting (AGM) of the India-Canada Association (National capital Region) is being called for the following purpose:
    (i)                 To share the activity report of past year and;
    (ii)               Elect the new ICA board for a period of 2 years (2018-2020).
    The Annual General Body Meeting (AGM) of the India-Canada Association (National capital Region) will be held as per the following:
    Date: 24th March 2018
    Time: 12:00-4:00 PM
    Location: Heron Road Community Centre; 1480 Heron Rd, Ottawa, ON K1V 6A5
    The Agenda for this meeting is as follows:
    1. Call to Order
    2. Approval of Agenda  
    3. Minutes of the 2016-2017 Annual General Body Meeting  
    4. Reports: 
       a)  President 
       b)  Secretary 
       c)  Treasurer  
    5. Election of Board for 2018-2020  (as per ICA constitution)
    6. Other Business
    7. Adjournment  
    8. Refreshments
     In accordance with section 6(c) of the by-laws of our Association, the following three community members have agreed to serve on the Selection, Nomination and Election Committee:
    1. Dr. Raman Srivastava, (Chairperson of the Selection and Nomination Committee) 
      Email: icaelection@gmail.com
    2.Mr. Satwinder Sangha
              Email: icaelection@gmail.com
    3.Mr. Bharat Bongle
             Email: icaelection@gmail.com
    All nominations, duly proposed, seconded, and consented by the nominee, should be forwarded, along with their short bio-data, to Dr. Raman Srivastava (Chairperson of the Nomination Committee), by Friday, 16th March, 2018.
     You are cordially invited to attend and participate in this meeting.
    We look forward to seeing you. There will be ample free parking available on site.
    Please note:
    1. Only those who were ICA members on December 31st, 2017 are eligible to vote and to be nominated for an Executive position.
    2. Candidate should be able to devote time to the ICA work and should have the skill set for the nominated post. If you are in doubt please contact the nomination committee chairperson.
    3. Elections will be held for 11 board of directors for a period of 2 years (2018-2020).
    Umesh Kumar
    President, India Canada Association (Ottawa)

     Nomination form available on ICA website and ICA facebook page.


    Umesh Kumar



    India Canada Association

    India Canada Association, 271 calaveras avenue, Ottawa, ON K2J5K8 Canada
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  11. 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 organizations is pleased to announce first big event of 2018. We have decided to have "Seniors Family Day" for all our seniors. The details of this event are as follows:

    Event:        Seniors Family Day.
    Date:          Friday 16th February, 2018
    Time:          4.30 pm to 8.00 pm.
    Venue:       Palki Restaurant,1060 Ogilvie Rd.                     Gloucester, ON, K1J 7P8.
    Cost:          $20.00 (subsidized) per person for all seniors registered in our seniors directory.*

    As always, in this event there will be invited artists, besides our own members, for rendition of songs, poems and ghazals. You will have a chance to dance to the thrilling music. We have planned to serve snacks on arrival and dinner later. As it has now become a common practise with us, we will have raffle draw with attractive prizes.

    (* Please note that if you are buying multiple tickets please give the names of all the persons for whom you are buying the tickets and ensure that they are registered in our seniors directory. In case any one of them is not registered, please ask him/her to register online right away by going on our website " icccseniors.org" click on directory and enter the details in the form that will pop up. If some one is not registered then ticket can be denied to him/her.)

    You may call the following persons and give your names.Please note that first 130 persons will be sold the tickets. The tickets are not yet available ( Still awaited from printer) but you can give your names to reserve yours. Once you have actually purchased the tickets, under no circumstance they will be refunded.

    1. Narinder Garg:    613-282-2254   (narindergarg47@gmail.com)
    2. Sudesh Kanda. : 613-869-0349   (sudeshkanda@yahoo.com)
    3. Ram Sahi :          613-824-1710   (ramvsahi@gmail.com)
    4. Anil Sukhija         613-791-7593   (anilsukhija@gmail.com)- Out of country till 9th February.

    In case you have any questions you may either write to me or contact Narinder Garg.



    ICCC has set up four scholarships for undergraduate students currently enrolled in the University of Ottawa, Carleton, St. Paul and Algonquin College in Ottawa. 

    The Scholarship amount is $500 each. Application deadline is Jan. 31,2018. Please visit ICCC web site - youth scholarship for the detailed information: http://icccottawa.org/

    ( when you to this site please click on Menu and then from the drop down click on your scholarship)​


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


  13. 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...>


  14. 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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