Sanctuary

Thirty-six contemporary artists, including Mona Hatoum, Brendan Fernandes, and Ai Weiwei, meditate on the theme of sanctuary through the unexpected medium of traditionally woven rugs. These arresting artworks challenge viewers to think about sanctuary in the context of conflict, mass migration, and the personal quest to arrive and belong. Shrouding the rugs will be a bespoke gallery design by MIT-based artist Dr. Azra Akšamija. Composed of more than 2,000 used t-shirts donated to the Museum, these waves of shredded fabric conjure images of temporary shelters and comment on the global impact of our buy-now-throw-away-later consumer culture. A newly commissioned score by Afghan-American rebab master Qais Essar will construct a sonic landscape for visitors touring the space.

Toronto International Women’s Day (IWD) Celebrations: Women Achiever Awards 2020

 

Toronto (03 December, 2019): Dancing Damsels will be celebrating the Toronto International Women’s Day on Saturday March 7, 2020 at the Toronto City Hall Council Chambers from 10am to 6pm. The event will feature workshop and thought-provoking discussions based on this year’s campaign theme #Each for Equal – An equal world is an enabled world – to collectively eliminate bias and accelerate gender parity.

Dancing Damsels has been hosting this IWD Women Achiever Awards for the past six years to honor the work of women in their chosen fields. Past awardees include Dr. Roberta Bondar (first neurologist in space), Hon. Hazel McCallion (past Mayor of Mississauga), Kathleen Wynne (Past Premier of Ontario), Hon. Dr. Asha Seth (past Senator), Dr. Menaka Thakkar (performing artiste), Ann Buller (past President of Centennial College), and Kehkashan Basu (Environmental activist, speaker and youth leader) among others.

Nomination are invited for the “Toronto International Women’s Day (IWD) Women Achiever Awards 2020” to recognize women and young leaders who are leading the way in their chosen fields and making outstanding contributions to their community. The categories are Arts, Business, Education, Science & Technology, Music, Health, Public Service, Media, Volunteerism, Sports and more. In addition, there will be a Lifetime Achievement Award” to recognize contributions over the whole of a career and a “Rising Star Award” to recognize an emerging leader or talent.

Nominees should be Citizens or Permanent Residents of Canada with a minimum of 5 years of service in the concerned field. Nomination forms for the “Toronto IWD Women Achiever 2020” are available online at their website: www.ddshows.com. Nominations are accepted until 31st January, 2020.

Commenting on the IWD 2020 Awards, Managing Director of Dancing Damsels Mary Ashok said, “By honoring women each year, we are showcasing women achievers who inspire us to keep moving forward and have our voices heard everywhere.”

Dancing Damsels is a Toronto based federally incorporated not for profit organization that promotes multiculturalism, women empowerment, Seniors Care and community development through the performing arts. They also organize the Toronto International Dance Festival (TIDF) annually providing a professional platform for community based and professional dancers to promote multicultural arts. Their office is located at 244 – 5183 Sheppard Ave East, Scarborough M1B 5Z5.

Toronto International Women’s Day – Toronto IWD Women Achievers 2020 Awards

Venue: Toronto City Hall Council Chambers – 100 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5H 2N2

Date: Saturday March 07, 2020. 10am – 6pm

Website: www.ddshows.com Contact: media@ddshows.com

Ting & Erin’s Awesome Comedy Night

Two of Brisbane’s favourite comics, Ting Lim and Erin Michelle, join forces to bring you their uncompromising sharp wit and dark humour for an AWESOME night of laughs.

Ting has represented Queensland at the national RAW and Green Faces competition finals. She has sold out performances across Australia and Singapore. Her distinctive style and skillfully crafted punchlines bring a breath of fresh air to the stage.

“Funny, charming stuff”, The Heckler.

Erin Michelle has made her mark in a series of sold-out shows at Bris Funny Fest. Her presence onstage is unassuming yet her jokes bite when you least expect it.

“Funnier than expected”, several friends.

Ting & Erin’s Awesome Comedy Night

Two of Brisbane’s favourite comics, Ting Lim and Erin Michelle, join forces to bring you their uncompromising sharp wit and dark humour for an AWESOME night of laughs.

Ting has represented Queensland at the national RAW and Green Faces competition finals. She has sold out performances across Australia and Singapore. Her distinctive style and skillfully crafted punchlines bring a breath of fresh air to the stage.

“Funny, charming stuff”, The Heckler.

Erin Michelle has made her mark in a series of sold-out shows at Bris Funny Fest. Her presence onstage is unassuming yet her jokes bite when you least expect it.

“Funnier than expected”, several friends.

Ting & Erin’s Awesome Comedy Night

Two of Brisbane’s favourite comics, Ting Lim and Erin Michelle, join forces to bring you their uncompromising sharp wit and dark humour for an AWESOME night of laughs.

Ting has represented Queensland at the national RAW and Green Faces competition finals. She has sold out performances across Australia and Singapore. Her distinctive style and skillfully crafted punchlines bring a breath of fresh air to the stage.

“Funny, charming stuff”, The Heckler.

Erin Michelle has made her mark in a series of sold-out shows at Bris Funny Fest. Her presence onstage is unassuming yet her jokes bite when you least expect it.

“Funnier than expected”, several friends.

Ting & Erin’s Awesome Comedy Night

Two of Brisbane’s favourite comics, Ting Lim and Erin Michelle, join forces to bring you their uncompromising sharp wit and dark humour for an AWESOME night of laughs.

Ting has represented Queensland at the national RAW and Green Faces competition finals. She has sold out performances across Australia and Singapore. Her distinctive style and skillfully crafted punchlines bring a breath of fresh air to the stage.

“Funny, charming stuff”, The Heckler.

Erin Michelle has made her mark in a series of sold-out shows at Bris Funny Fest. Her presence onstage is unassuming yet her jokes bite when you least expect it.

“Funnier than expected”, several friends.

Ting & Erin’s Awesome Comedy Night

Two of Brisbane’s favourite comics, Ting Lim and Erin Michelle, join forces to bring you their uncompromising sharp wit and dark humour for an AWESOME night of laughs.

Ting has represented Queensland at the national RAW and Green Faces competition finals. She has sold out performances across Australia and Singapore. Her distinctive style and skillfully crafted punchlines bring a breath of fresh air to the stage.

“Funny, charming stuff”, The Heckler.

Erin Michelle has made her mark in a series of sold-out shows at Bris Funny Fest. Her presence onstage is unassuming yet her jokes bite when you least expect it.

“Funnier than expected”, several friends.

Live Grand Navratri Garba 2018, . Lucas Secondary School Tennent Avenue, London, Ontario N5X 1L8

On behalf of Indian Culture of London Ontario (ICLO), it is my pleasure to extend the invitation to our community’s gala event the Grand Navaratri Garba on October 13th,2018. The event is to celebrate the holy festival of Navaratri which symbolizes the victory of positivity over negativity. Navratri means ‘nine nights’ in Sanskrit; Nav – Nine and Ratri – nights. During these nine nights and ten days, the three forms of the Goddess -Durga, Lakshmi, and Saraswathi – are invoked.

The Navratras have been an tradition in India since centuries, and we are bringing the authentic flavor of this festival for the fourth time in London, Ontario. Please find attached the poster for this event which has further details of the location and timings.

The ICLO has been working in the London/ St. Thomas region since past four years to create a better tomorrow by holding cultural programs, blood drives, fundraising events for hospitals and cancer research, it would be our honor to have your presence on this auspicious occasion. It is also an opportunity to thank you, and the people of Western Ontario who have rejoiced every Indian event that celebrates togetherness across various communities over the past year.

Indian Culture believes in fulfilling a dream, with determination and dedication. We are committed to helping the community and other charitable organizations and create goodwill and sense of leadership for our future generations that will benefit from the actions we perform today.

I do hope that you will be able to confirm your attendance to this invitation; we look forward to your presence at this celebration.

Buy your tickets online :-
https://london.snapd.com/events/view/1167659