Archive for April 2011

KW SymphonyKW Symphony Youth Orchestra Program

From its beginnings in 1966 with the Kitchener-Waterloo Junior Symphony, the KWS Youth Orchestra Program (YOP) has grown into a nationally recognized orchestral training program for young musicians. Today, the YOP consists of four orchestras in progressive levels: Preludium Strings (introductory ensemble), Youth Strings (junior ensemble), Youth Sinfonia (intermediate orchestra) and the Youth Orchestra (senior level). In addition the YOP includes a large brass ensemble, the Valhalla Brass, and runs a comprehensive Chamber Music Program under the tutelage of the Bremen String Quartet.
The KWS Youth Orchestra Program offers weekly rehearsals, sectionals coached by KWS musicians, retreats, chamber music training, specialized sessions with guest coaches, community outreach performances, side-by-side performances with other YOP ensembles and with the KWS, concerts by all large ensembles and chamber music ensembles, and four major concerts per season in Raffi Armenian Theatre of The Centre in the Square. The KWS YOP also provides a field trip, "Youth Orchestra Night @ the KW Symphony", and a concerto competition.

INDIA CANADA ASSOCIATION OF WATERLOO presents “GEETON BHARI SHAAM” – A MUSICAL NIGHT to raise funds for CLUB 55.

RECOGNIZE THE INDOMITABLE SPIRIT OF VOLUNTEERS INCLUDING ALL ARTISTES AND PERFORMERS.

WHEN: SATURDAY, JULY 9TH, 2011
WHERE: ADULT RECREATION CENTER, WATERLOO
AT: 7:30 PM – 11:30 PM

For more information and tickets, please call any one of the executives or call one of the following:
Uma Arya: 519-888-4567
Sheela Samat Spohn: 519-846-0715
Chandrika Anjaria: 519-579-2797
Tilak Amin: 519-885-0580

ASSESSING THE COMPLEXITIES OF SOUTH ASIAN MIGRATION CONFERENCE – WILFRED LAURIER UNIVERSITY
MAY 19-21, 2011
FREE ADMISSION

For more details, click here.

http://www.humanities.mcmaster.ca/gandhi/

For information about Gandhi Project contact:

Professor Rama Singh
Life Sciences Building, Room 330
McMaster University
Hamilton, ON, Canada L8S 4K1

Tel: 905-525-9140 x24378
E-mail: singh@mcmaster.ca

We are excited to announce the 8th Annual South Asian Cultural Festival
(Mela 2011)
.

As always entry to Mela is free for everyone. Hooray!!!

Mela 2011 will be held at Kitchener City Hall again this year on Saturday, September 10th, 2011.

It is an all-day long event, full of arts, music, dance, wares and culinary delights from South Asian culture.

Please stay tuned for more information regarding Mela 2011.

Just wanted to say Thank You for inviting at the 'Mela' held on September 10th. My whole family attended the 'Mela' and thoroughly enjoyed it. The venue and the weather both were beautiful. I must commend the organization of this whole event. I can imagine how many days/months the organizing committee might have spent in putting this wonderful event together. The fact that people came out in such a large number speaks to the quality of the event. We really witnessed the true Indian culture manifested in the form of music, dance, dress and food. The event catered to the needs of all age groups. I know my kids were hesitant to leave the place and insisted to stay longer. Even on our way back home, they asked 'when we'll come to see this again?'.

We really had a wonderful time and look forward to the invitation for next event!
-- Yasir Dildar

A wonderful event. As always ICA puts out the best. Mela is a real show-case of south asian culture. The Board and volunteers have to be applauded for their work to share these culture with the community. Congratulations.
-- Ariarani Ariaratnam

A great Mela.
-- Prabhu Srivastava - Cambridge

I live in Cambridge. I visited this Mela today. I enjoyed it very much. A grat event.
-- Saran

Its absolutely wonderful to see the entire community come together. I find it, as a mother, that it gives my kids a chance to experience their roots and learn more about their culture.
-- Unknown Visitor