January 27, 2014
Welcome to our first 2014 edition of MyBindi's newsletter dedicated to the South Asian community in Ottawa and Montreal.  
Are you an aspiring entrepreneur? Come and get inspired by Brett Wilson (of Dragon's Den) and learn about the three things every student must Study! 

And once you're inspired and are ready to take your business idea to the next level, sign up for TiEQuest Business Venture Competition where you might just qualify for funding for your venture.  Deadline to apply is January 31st so don't miss out.

As always, this newsletter is packed with events happening across Ottawa and Montreal.  If you have an initiative that you would like to promote to our south asian community in Ottawa/Montreal, please do get in touch with me.

Best regards, 
Syerah Virani
Editor-in-Chief & CEO
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Dragon's Den, Brett Wilson at Algonquin Commons Theatre  
W. Brett Wilson   

W. Brett Wilson will be here live at the Algonquin Commons Theatre on January 30th!

Brett will explore why every student should study three things: entrepreneurship, marketing, and philanthropy, and how everyone can and should have an entrepreneurial mindset. Presented by General Arts & Science: Introduction to Music Industry Arts.   


When: Thursday, January 30, 2014
Where: Algonquin Commons Theatre
Time: doors open at 1:30pm | show starts at 2pm
Tickets: $15

Each ticket comes with a free copy of the book "Redefining Success: Still Making Mistakes".

To purchase tickets please click HERE.

* Brett explores why every student should study three things: entrepreneurship, marketing, and philanthropy and how everyone can-and should-have an entrepreneurial mindset.

* He explains why finding your passion is the most important thing, and that can take time.

* He explains how he redefined success after gaining financial wealth but losing the things most important to him-his health and family.

* He reveals how he has managed to be one of the most prolific deal makers in Canada by focusing on people rather than projects, and following a moral compass that allows him to sleep at night.

* He invites us to redefine success based on what we each value most-like time with family and friends-rather than the artificial trappings of success.

For more information please click HERE.   


This event is proudly supported by MyBindi.com.   
TiEQuest Business Venture Competition
TiEQuest Business Venture Competition   
TiEQuest is an annual business venture competition held in Toronto to encourage entrepreneurship, engage emerging entrepreneurial talent and to create an ecosystem of entrepreneurship. The mission of TiEQuest is to connect entrepreneurs and business enthusiasts with the private equity and venture capital industry.

TiEQuest is now accepting applications for their 2014 Business Venture Competition!

Entry Deadline: January 31, 2014 @ 11:55 p.m. EST
Entry Fee: $100

To enter the competition please click HERE.
Competition is open to all in Canada and USA only

For more information please click HERE.

This event is proudly sponsored by MyBindi.com. 
Age of Arousal - a play by Linda Griffiths 
Age of Arousal   

London, 1885: a time of great passion, great confusion. Virtue is barely holding down its petticoats. Corsets are bursting with unbridled desire. While the typewriter and the suffrage movement turn things topsy-turvy, five ambitious New Women and one Newish Man grapple with discoveries, contradictions, and epiphanies.

This lavish, sexy ensemble piece is genre-busting, rule-bending, and ambitiously original.  


When: Friday, February 7, 2014 - Saturday, February, 22, 2014
Where: The Gladstone
Time: Tues-Sat at 7:30pm |Saturday & Sunday matinees at 2:30pm
Tickets: Adult $34 | Senior $30 | Student $20

To purchase tickets please click HERE.

For more information please click HERE


This event is proudly supported by MyBindi.com.   
TATA Tea Now Available in Canada!
TATA Tea  
Shahrukh Khan's favorite tea has arrived in Canada! India's #1 Tea is now available in Canada from coast to coast.

You can brew Tata's bold malty flavor at home for an authentic taste of India. Welcome India's #1 tea by helping us brew some magic in Canada. 
Tata Tea, now available at major retailers.

A Gala Screening of Girl Rising to Benefit CARE 

CARE Canada and I Am Powerful Ottawa will be hosting a gala screening of Girl Rising, a powerful, innovative documentary that tells the extraordinary stories of amazing girls and their strength of spirit.   


When: Monday, February 24, 2014
Where: Canadian Museum of Civilization
Time: 6pm to 9pm
Tickets: $50 General Admission Ticket (7pm - 9pm) | $20 Student (7pm - 9pm) | $200 VIP Ticket & Gala Reception (6pm - 9pm)

To purchase tickets please click HERE.

This groundbreaking film delivers an unforgettable message of hope: Educate Girls and Change the World.

Event Agenda: 

  • 6pm - 7pm - Reception for VIP ticket holders with Jully Black, CARE Board, I Am Powerful Ottawa & other distinguished guests
  • 7pm - 9pm: Film screening for all attendees

Proceeds from this event will benefit CARE's project in Ethiopia which is making a difference in the lives of women, girls and their communities. I Am Powerful Ottawa has been supporting this project since 2012.

For more information on CARE, I Am Powerful Ottawa or on the Ethiopia project, please do not hesitate to contact Rosemary Tassie at 613-228-5603.  


This event is proudly supported by MyBindi.com.   
Lalgudi Legacy 
Lalgudi Legacy   

Lalgudi Jayaraman, who passed away recently, was one of the greatest violinists of South India about whom The Hindu says, "His chiselled rendering elevated Carnatic music to new heights".  


When: Friday, March 28, 2014
Where: Auditorium - Grande Bibliotheque
Time: starts at 8pm
Tickets: $25

To purchase tickets please call 514-620-4182 or 514-887-8459.

His son Krishnan and daughter Vijayalakshmi will be presenting a grand violin concert, following in the footsteps of their illustrious father.

Trichy Sankaran is an Indian percussionist, composer, scholar, and educator. He is acknowledged as one of the foremost virtuosos of the mridangam and also plays the kanjira on occasion.

Tirupanithura Radhakrishnan is a master ghatam player who leads the famous percussion ensemble "Laya Vadhya Thyarangam" which contains Violin, Flute, Mridangam, Ganjira, Ghatam, Morsing, Tabla, Chenda, Edakka and Konnakol.

For more information please click HERE


This event is proudly supported by MyBindi.com. 
The National Women's Show Ottawa Spring
The National Women's Show   


Looking for the ultimate girl's day out? Come to The National Women's Show, a fantastic day filled with fashion, food & fun. 

With over 250 exhibits offering the best and the largest selection of products and services, there is something for every woman!  


When: Saturday March 29 - Sunday, March 30, 2014 
Where: Ottawa Convention Centre 
Time: March 29 - 10am to 6pm | March 30 - 10am to 5pm 
Tickets: $12 at the door | Children 12 & under are FREE 

To purchase tickets please click HERE

Find everything from food and wine sampling, fashion shows, celebrity guests, free makeovers, health, wellness & beauty secrets, cooking demos, home renovation advice and travel ideas!

Enjoy great deals and show specials, shop for well-known brands or find a unique piece of clothing or jewellery at one of the many boutique exhibits. Experiment with a new look, ask the experts for advice about hairstyles, make-up and fitness and see fashion shows for the latest style trends for night, day, work or play!

Sample the latest beauty products, buy the newest kitchen gadgets plus arrive early for your goodie bag! It's filled with great samples and information about amazing promotions and giveaways available only at the show! Goodie bag quantities are limited and only while supplies last.

For more information please click HERE.  


This event is proudly supported by MyBindi.com.  
What's New on MyBindi!
Toronto Museums   
Toronto's Top Museums

Toronto is home to some of the most well-known museums in the country and the world. Here are some of the best museums to visit in Toronto, whether you are visiting the city, or you live there.

This article is by Anthony Bradford.


The Royal Ontario Museum, or ROM, is the quintessential museum. Displays explore all parts of the universe - earth, water and sky, human, animal and amoeba. See exhibits on ancient or contemporary cultures from around the world (including Canada), fossils, world art, textiles and design. The ROM also hosts a number of exhibits from other countries, and in the past has hosted well-known exhibits such as "The Warrior Emperor and China's Terracotta Army" and Ghanian artist El Anatsui's art exhibit "When I last wrote to you about Africa".

Read the rest of the picks HERE. 
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