Padma Shri award winner, singer Kailash Kher, to headline free TD Mosaic festival on Aug 12, 2017!

Indigenous and Native Canadian and more South Asian art and culture will also be highlighted at TD Mosaic Aug 11-12, 2017

TD Mosaic – South Asian Festival of Mississauga in its 12th year brings its biggest line up ever. The festival theme, ”Ekta” (oneness and Unity) celebrates the spirit of Canada’s 150th by showcasing over 200 artists and performers on two stages at the Celebration Square in the heart of Mississauga. The artists are A list Bollywood, Folk and Popular musicians and singers both international and local. Three of the performers have received highest national arts awards in their countries equivalent to Order of Canada. That includes, Padma Shri Award winner , Kailash Kher from India,  TamghaHusneKarkardigi, Bushra Ansari and Jawed Bashir from Pakistan. From the Academy award winning team of musicians from Life of Pi, Anwar Khurshid joins us with a unique selection of Canadian International artists. Also in the lineup are Marigya, world music band and traditional folk Chhau Dance, a collaboration between Indian High Commission Ottawa, Festival of India Ottawa and TD Mosaic Festival. Also performing for the first time on this stage is Arzoo Dance from Ottawa, Irudaya Dance and a colorful collection of artists carefully chosen for the festival. Continue reading “Padma Shri award winner, singer Kailash Kher, to headline free TD Mosaic festival on Aug 12, 2017!”

AKSHAY KUMAR GRACES INAUGURAL “FESTIVAL OF EDUCATION” IN JAIPUR

RT. HON. CHIEF MINISTER VASUNDHARA RAJE APPLAUDS AKSHAY KUMAR FOR HIS EFFORTS IN TAKING ON TABOO SUBJECTS SUCH AS THE OPEN-DEFECATION CRISIS IN INDIA, HEAD ON

 Bollywood megastar Akshay Kumar, well known internationally for enabling passionate tailwind for notable social causes, extended his support for the Festival of Education, a first of its kind event in South Asia, incepted by the Government of Rajasthan in partnership with GEMS Education, to celebrate the future of education in India. An unprecedented event, the festival saw over 1,00,000 global innovators, academicians, faculty, change-makers, vice chancellors, educationalists, teachers, students, parents, scientists, and policy makers under one roof, united by the same goal – to give shape to the future of education through discourse, discussion and debate.

 The Festival of Education entertained and inspired in equal measure and was divided into three experience zones which included Fundamental to capture high-level, thought-leadership panel discussions led by Continue reading “AKSHAY KUMAR GRACES INAUGURAL “FESTIVAL OF EDUCATION” IN JAIPUR”

Bike Share Toronto expansion gives Toronto residents 70 new bike stations

Julie Dzerowicz, Member of Parliament for Davenport, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable Steven Del Duca, Ontario Minister of Transportation; and Toronto Mayor John Tory have reiterated their commitment to expanding Toronto’s Bike Share system. The Government of Canada and the City of Toronto will each contribute $1.25 million towards 50 stations, and the City will contribute an additional $1.5 million to exclusively fund another 20 stations for the Bike Share Toronto system. The province provided $4.9 million to the Toronto Parking Authority in 2016 to double the size of their network, adding 80 new Bike Share stations and 800 new bikes in downtown Toronto.‎

Over the month of August, the 70 new Bike Share Toronto stations that will be put in place across the city will bring the total number of stations in Toronto to 270 with 2,750 bikes and 4,700 docks. Designed to enhance Toronto’s public transit and transportation network, the new Bike Share locations will be in close proximity to TTC subway stations and streetcar stops. Continue reading “Bike Share Toronto expansion gives Toronto residents 70 new bike stations”

AWARD-WINNING ANIMATED FEATURE OPENS IN CANADA TORONTO, HALIFAX, VANCOUVER, CALGARY and OTTAWA

 

An empowering coming-of-age tale set against the backdrop of World War II, In This Corner of the World is a captivating story about the resilience and triumph of the human spirit. Based on the award-winning Japanese manga by Fumiyo Kouno, In This Corner of the World is written and directed by Sunao Katabuchi and produced by GENCO and Japanese animation studio MAPPA. Bolstered by emotionally resonant storytelling and exquisite hand-drawn animation, this acclaimed animated feature recently won the coveted Animation of the Year award at this year’s 40th Japan Academy and the Jury Prize at ANNECY 2017.

The award-winning story of In This Corner of the World follows a young lady named Suzu Urano, who in 1944 moves to the small town of Kure in Hiroshima to live with her husband’s family.  Suzu’s life is thrown into chaos when her town is bombed during World War II. Continue reading “AWARD-WINNING ANIMATED FEATURE OPENS IN CANADA TORONTO, HALIFAX, VANCOUVER, CALGARY and OTTAWA”

Bryan Adams, Kelly Clarkson, Bachman & Turner, Coeur de pirate to close Invictus Games Toronto 2017 

Once-in-a-lifetime concert coming to Toronto’s Air Canada Centre to celebrate the conclusion of seven days of remarkable competition
The Invictus Games Toronto 2017 Organizing Committee unveiled today its lineup for the Closing Ceremony, with performances by Canadian legend Bryan Adams, American singer-songwriter Kelly Clarkson, iconic rock band Bachman & Turner and Quebecoise singer-songwriter Coeur de pirate. Held at the Air Canada Centre on September 30, 2017, tickets start at only $60 and can be purchased online at invictusgames2017.com/tickets.

“We couldn’t be more excited to have secured some truly outstanding, internationally renowned talent for the Closing Ceremony of the Games,” said Michael Burns, CEO, Invictus Games Toronto 2017. “It was important to us to offer a week filled with memorable experiences on and off the field of play, for the competitors, their friends and family members and the spectators across Canada and around the world, and this will mean closing out the week in spectacular fashion.” Continue reading “Bryan Adams, Kelly Clarkson, Bachman & Turner, Coeur de pirate to close Invictus Games Toronto 2017 “

First song ‘Naak’ of Trinity Pictures’ first franchise Sniff!!! launched!

After launching the exciting trailer of Eros International’s Trinity Pictures’ first franchise ‘Sniff!!!’ the makers have unveiled the first song, Naak from the family entertainer today.

Helmed by acclaimed director, Amole Gupte, of Taare Zameen Par, Hawaa Hawaai & Stanley Ka Dabba fame, the man reputed to spot talent in children is all set to launch his next discovery- Khushmeet Gill, who plays the 8-year-old wonder boy who acquires a superpower.

Khushmeet plays the lead protagonist, Sunny Gill, in this family entertainer that revolves around a young Sikh boy, who is a spy-in-the-making along with his curious gang of extraordinary cohorts. 

Amole, who has previously composed for his film, Hawaa Hawaai, has not just crooned the fun and quirky song in Sniff but also penned the lyrics related to the movie theme.

The song launch activity also witnessed the talented screenwriter-actor-filmmaker jamming live with the music composer, Mujtaba Aziz Naza. Continue reading “First song ‘Naak’ of Trinity Pictures’ first franchise Sniff!!! launched!”

Free Bus Tours for New Bramptonians

BRAMPTON, ON: Newcomers to Brampton are once again invited to participate in an awardwinning
community program. The City of Brampton is offering free, family-friendly bus tours on
August 22 and 24 to educate new residents on City-based facilities, services and history.
The program, which has been operational since 2009, is made available through a partnership
between the City’s Recreation division, Brampton Transit and Brampton Library. In March of
this year, the Newcomer Bus Tour program received the Upstart Innovation Award from the
American Library Association, which recognizes creative and innovative library programs.
During the three-hour tour, participants will:
• Visit a community centre to learn about recreation opportunities and facility amenities
• Explore one of six community library branches to discover the diverse resources
available and how to access them
• Ride a Brampton Transit bus and receive a hands-on workshop about Brampton’s
transit map, the advantages of PRESTO fare cards and when riders need a transfer
The tours are meant to be informative and entertaining, with quizzes and prizes along the way
to keep things educational and fun. Continue reading “Free Bus Tours for New Bramptonians”

Monster Rock Orchestra Set to Take Over Garden Square in Brampton for Sixth Annual Show

The face-melting fusion orchestra is joined by Sumo Cyco August 18th for the sixth edition of the free music festival

The larger-than-life Monster Rock Orchestra is back this summer and ready to rock Garden Square in Brampton August 18. Featuring seasoned performers from across the GTA, the orchestra joins forces with sensational rock and pop tunes to create an unforgettable, face-melting show that leaves audiences screaming for more. Expect your favourite singles from the 70s, 80s, 90s, and onwards – all combined with a massive live orchestra, stunning vocalists, and face-melting lasers. This year, in celebration of Canada 150, the Monster Rock Orchestra is honouring Canadian talent with the inclusion of hit songs from Steppenwolf, Bryan Adams, Carly Rae Jepsen, and more. Following a headlining performance at Yonge Dundas Square, the act will all come together at Garden Square to prove that hit songs + orchestra + lasers = #facemelting.

“We’ll be bringing high-energy live shows, jaw-dropping laser lights, and spectacular arrangements of modern and classic Top 40’s hits performed by some of the best musicians in the GTA,” says Executive Director Vikas Kohli. Continue reading “Monster Rock Orchestra Set to Take Over Garden Square in Brampton for Sixth Annual Show”

Eros International and Viki Rajani’s Chanda Mama Door Ke becomes the first Bollywood film to be at NASA

Produced by Eros International and Viki Rajani and directed by National award-winner Sanjay Puran Singh (of Lahore fame), Chanda Mama Door Ke is India’s first epic space odyssey with a massive cast of Sushant Singh Rajput, R Madhavan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui among others.

Sushant Singh Rajput, who is known to get under the skin of all his characters, is going the extra mile for Chanda Mama Door Ke and is currently at NASA’s Space & Rocket Centre at Alabama, in U.S.A. The actor is preparing for the role of an astronaut, by participating in workshops and various training regimes aimed at acquaniting him with the life of an astronaut, in as realistic a manner as possible.

USSRC recently welcomed Sushant Singh Rajput, the first actor from the Indian film industry who will undergo special training at NASA, to step into the shoes of an astronaut on the silver screen. In an official statement released from USSRC, they said, “We would like to welcome Youth Icon and promising Indian Actor, Sushant Singh Rajput for undergoing this training schedule, including the important training regimes such as, ‘Flying a Space Shuttle Simulator’ or ‘Lunar Module/Mars Lander Simulation’, ‘Experiencing Zero G’, ‘1/6’, ‘Wearing a professional Space Suit’, ‘Flying a multi-axis trainer’ and ‘Docking the shuttle to the ISS’. Continue reading “Eros International and Viki Rajani’s Chanda Mama Door Ke becomes the first Bollywood film to be at NASA”

Powerhouse, Director & Producer Karan Johar to judge TIFFxInstagram Shorts Festival 

Photo Credit: Ivan Herrera, La Pasión Original

MINIATURE MOVIES WELCOME: TIFFxINSTAGRAM SHORTS FESTIVAL RETURNS

TIFFxInstagram Shorts Festival to showcase the best in tiny films from Aug 9 to 20

TIFF is proud to announce the return of the TIFFxInstagram Shorts Festival, TIFF’s digital short film competition. Beginning today, aspiring filmmakers from around the world can submit their pint-sized films for consideration. Finalists will have the unique opportunity to have their films judged by a panel of A-list film and industry professionals, including some of today’s top filmmakers and actors. To enter, submit a 60-second-or-less film on Instagram using the hashtag #TIFFxInstagram and complete the submission form at tiff.net/shortsfestival. The deadline for submissions is July 30. Entries must be submitted from an open Instagram account and accounts must remain open until August 21. The TIFFxInstagram Shorts Festival is presented by UNIQLO.

The inaugural 2016 competition saw entrants from regions all over the world, including submissions from Asia, Africa and the Americas. During the festival’s run, finalists’ videos were viewed over 4 million times in just 11 short days. Last year’s TIFFxInstagram produced Fan Favourite Award winner, Tunisia’s Mohamed Abdallah for Hopeand Jury’s Choice Award winner, the Dominican Republic’s Ivan Herrera for La Pasión Original. Since their wins, Herrera and Abdallah have had continued success, including Herrera’s work on the music video for John Legend’s Love Me Now” alongside 2016 TIFFxInstagram Shorts Festival jury member, photographer and director Nabil Elderkin. Continue reading “Powerhouse, Director & Producer Karan Johar to judge TIFFxInstagram Shorts Festival “