March 12, 2013


Welcome to another edition of MyBindi's 
Ottawa Highlights newsletter which now also serves the South Asian community in


After a fantastic response to the ROSS University Open House event, we're happy to inform aspiring doctors about American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine's Open House in Montreal on Saturday, March 16th, you can learn more about AUC! See details below


Reminder that Sugar Sammy will be performing live on March 30 at The Indian Edition live at the Olympia!
There's still time to get tickets to Maher Zain's Songs of Hope Concert in Ottawa on March 14.  This concert is part of a Canada-wide benefit series hosted by Islamic Relief Canada.
Members of the Ottawa Muslim Community can now network together at Muslim Link's 10th Anniversary Celebration.  See details here



If you are a business or an organization in Ottawa that would like to do outreach with the South Asian community in Ottawa or Montreal, please send me an email at syerah@mybindi.com.  
This month, we're featuring the PranaShanti Yoga Centre in Ottawa.  Check out their special offer which gives 30 Days of Unlimited Yoga for only $55


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American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine


The prospect of attaining a competitive residency is just one of the many reasons students choose American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC) to fulfill their dream of becoming a doctor.

  • Hands-on experience early in the curriculum
  • A supportive environment with faculty who are committed to teaching and student success
  • Clinical rotations at US and UK teaching hospitals
  • Provincial loans are available to those who qualify

When: Saturday, March 16, 2013
Where: Hotel Omni Mont-Royal, 1050 Sherbrooke St W,  Montreal
Time: Presentation starts at 10am

Click  HERE for more information.

This event is proudly supported by MyBindi.com.
Islamic Relief presents Maher Zain: Songs for Hope
Maher Zain


The internationally acclaimed singer, Maher Zain partners with Islamic Relief to bring his "Songs of Hope" Tour 2013 to 10 cities in Canada and raise funds for orphans and children in need living in some of the most vulnerable communities across the globe. Joining him will be comedian, Omar Regan in Ottawa.


Last year Maher helped Islamic Relief raise nearly $500,000 for their safe village projects across the globe. This year, he's back to beat that and make an even bigger difference in communities across the globe.


When: Thursday, March 14, 2013
Where: Bronson Hall, 211 Bronson Avenue
Time: 6.30pm
Tickets: $15 and $20

Click HERE for more information or call 905.332.4673.


This event is proudly sponsored by MyBindi.com.


The First Ever Montreal Shaadi Show!
Montreal Shaadi Show

Montreal Shaadi Show, Montreal's first ever South Asian Wedding Show at Plaza Volare At Crowne Plaza!

Where: Plaza Volare, 6600 Cote-de-Liesse, Montreal
When: Sunday, March 24, 2013
Doors Open: 11am
Tickets: $5

For tickets, booth rentals, advertising or sponsorship packages please contact:
  • Girish Bansal: 514.830.2799
  • Harpaul Singh: 514.867.7464
  • Pavan Magon: 514.962.7650
  • Jeetha Sasi: 514.418.4972 

Click HERE for more information. 


This event is proudly supported by MyBindi.com.
Sugar Sammy :: Indian Edition :: You're Gonna Rire
Sugar Sammy
After a record setting run in Montreal for his bilingual show, Sugar Sammy brings The Indian Edition to The Olympia.

Come enjoy jokes in English, Hindi, Punjabi and un peu de francais with your brothers, sisters, cousins and the rest of the extended family. A special night for the South Asian community!

When: Saturday, March 30, 2013
Where: Olympia, 1004, rue Ste-Catherine Est, Montreal
Doors Open: 7 pm (show starts at 8 pm)
Tickets: $27.69 | $37.69 | $47.69  (assigned seating)


Click HERE to purchase your tickets  


Click HERE to see what Sugar Sammy is all about!!


NOTE: This show will start on time, NO IST (Indian standard Time ;-)

Muslim Link's 10th Anniversary Celebration 
Muslim Ottawa Community

Muslim Link, Ottawa's Muslim Community Newspaper, is celebrating its 10th Anniversary and you are invited!

This will be a time to reflect on what Muslim Link has accomplished over the last 10 years and what the paper needs to do to ensure that it continues to reflect the diversity of Ottawa's Muslim community.

This will be an interactive discussion session which will include a thought-provoking inter-generational dialogue exploring the role that Muslim Link has and could continue to better play in increasing understanding across the generational, ethno-cultural, socio-economic, and religious differences within Ottawa's Muslim community.

Muslim Link will also be screening the premiere of their video series profiling local Muslim Spoken Word Artists by Ottawa-based documentary filmmaker Atiya Hussain.

Muslim Link's 2013-2014 Business & Services Pages will also be launched at this event.

When: Sunday, March 31, 2013
Time: 3 pm to 6 pm
Where: Saint Paul University, Auditorium
Tickets: This is a free event but registration is required

Please EMAIL Chelby Marie Daigle to register.

Click HERE for more information.
Rockstar Indian Idol 6 Live in Concert
Rockstar Indian Idol Ottawa

Catch the 5 finalist singers of Indian Idol series 6 (conducted in 2012) live in concert!  


The singers will also be accompanied with 11 orchestra group members. Indian Idol series 6 was a successful family show in India and will surely be a hit in Ottawa amongst South-East Asian communities.


Singers will include: 
  • Torsha Sarkar
  • Devendra Singh
  • Vipul Mehta
  • Amit Kumar
  • Poorvi Koutish
When: Saturday, April 6, 2013
Where: Adult High School, 300 Rochester St, Ottawa
Doors Open: 7pm

Tickets: start at $25


Click HERE for tickets and more information.


This event is proudly supported by MyBindi.com.


Kandahar :: The Fighting Season
Kandahar - The Fighting Season

An exhibition of photographs by Louie Palu, courtesy of Kinsman Robinson Galleries, presented by the Canadian War Museum.

From 2005 to 2011, Canadian soldiers were deployed to Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. There they engaged in heavy combat with insurgents as part of an international effort to support the government of Afghanistan.

Award-winning Canadian photographer Louie Palu accompanied soldiers in the most dangerous districts of Kandahar. He captured their world of firefights and exhausting patrols in an unforgiving landscape.

When: On now until September 22, 2013
Time: Mon-Wed 9am - 5pm | Thurs 9am - 8pm | Fri 9am - 5pm | Sat and Sun 9:30am - 5pm
Where: 1 Vimy Place, Ottawa

Click HERE for tickets and more information.

This event is proudly supported by MyBindi.com.
In This Bulletin
American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine
Islamic Relief presents Maher Zain :: Songs for Hope
The First Ever Montreal Shaadi Show!
Sugar Sammy :: Indian Edition :: You're Gonna Rire
Muslim Link's 10th Anniversary Celebration
Rockstar Indian Idol 6 Live in Concert
Kandahar :: The Fighting Season
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"Salaam Bombay" returns to Cinemas

Dil Se 2013

Spotlight: Developments in Literacy

SAPNA and the Region of Peel Initiate Dialogue Around Healthier Environments For Canadian South Asians

Mira Nair's 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist' Premiere

PranaShanti Yoga Centre in Ottawa offers introductory special

WE- Elite: A Women's Networking Club

2013 Kalanidhi Festival Performers

25th Anniversary Celebration of Kalanidhi Fine Arts in Canada

Sampradaya Dance Creations Offers Emerging Artists A New Platform with the Horizon Series

Highlights of the 2013 Canadian International AutoShow

Double Grammy for late Ravi Shankar

SPOTLIGHT: Islamic Relief Organization

Pravin Vatt is Back with New Film, 'Chronicles of Life'

MyBindi CEO speaks on "Generosity, Sharing and Collaboration"

Cultural Terrorism: Idea of India Threatened

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Power Play  

Ex Indian Canadian MP Quits Amid Tax-Evasion Charges  


Sukh Dhaliwal, a former Indian Canadian member of parliament, has resigned as a British Columbia Liberal Party candidate in the coming provincial election amid tax-evasion charges, media reports said.  


Click HERE to read more.


Practical Parenting 

 Motherhood full of contradiction: Nandita Das 


Terming motherhood as a "contradiction" of life, actor-director Nandita Das said the happy stereotypical perception about motherhood is very different in reality. Das was speaking at a book launch of an anthology "Of Mother and Other" at the Indian International Centre here.


Click HERE to read more. 


Game On 

American athletes headed to India for sports diplomacy 


Two US athletes, Major League Baseball Hall-of-Famer Barry Larkin and Olympian Natasha Watley, are headed to India as sports envoys to encourage youth participation in sports. 


Click HERE to read more.


Shamira Wellness 

Hello readers! I often get asked from patients about food products I use - and although I'm always trying new, healthy products on the market (and determining whether they are actually good for you and good tasting or just hype!) I wanted to share two great products that I think are great!


Click HERE to read more. 

A client once said to me "its all about timing. . .and lighting".  It was a genius moment.  We both laughed and with permission,  I posted her quote on my FaceBook page.  The spiritual implications were so clear.  God/Universe/Angel time works from a higher vantage point.

Click HERE to read more.

Music Savia

Neeraj Pandey returns to direction after four years and his latest film "Special Chabbis" looks as invigorating as his first film "A Wednesday". The soundtrack too seems good with five original tracks.

Click HERE to read more.

Bollywood Bites 


Mira Nair's much-awaited global thriller, 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist' starring Riz Ahmed, Kate Hudson, Kiefer Sutherland, Liev Schreiber, Om Puri, and Shabana Azmireleases in theaters on April 26. The brand new trailer and poster have premiered for this eagerly anticipated motion picture event which is based on the best-selling novel by Mohsin Hamid.


Click  HERE to read more.


Kitchen Confidential

Erstwhile royal families have closely guarded culinary secrets of their kitchens like treasures down the ages. But the struggle to keep the estates sustainable is forcing the descendents to open up.

Click HERE to read more.