DTA PAST EVENTS 2013
DTA Sports meet and picnic carnival - summer 2013 hightlights
DTA Donates $5,000 to Ajax-Pickering Hospital in Memory of Mr. Dan Ganesan
DTA in the community news -year 2013
DTA at Audley Recreation Centre Official Opening - June 8th 2013
The Audley Recreation Centre, a new community hub is a place where all Ajax residents can come together to learn, work, and play. The grand opening was arranged in a very luxurious manner on Saturday June 8 th from 1 pm till 4 pm to all residents of Ajax , bringing interest to all age groups. The day were filled with live entertainment, Celebration cake , skateboard competition, cultural performances, games and activities, buskers and so much more! Durham Tamil Association had a booth set up to grant service for the public who came for the opening function with various activities like Temporary Tattoos for kids, Henna, Rice Art which is an ancient art. The youth volunteers of DTA came in large number to this occasion. They decorated the booth with kuthuvilaku and other symbols of Tamil culture which made other nationalities to take a picture of our stand. The guest were fascinated by the Henna and Rice Art. Entire guests who visited our booth were happy and returned with a cheer on their face. We were honored to see Mr. Chris Alexander visiting our booth and he was pleased to see the good works of Durham Tamil Association and said we are all over the place promoting the social services to human kind of all walks of life.
DTA AT THE AJAX HOME WEEK PARADE - June 14th
The astonishing 43rd Ajax Home Week celebration by MPP Joe Dickson swept away thousands of hearts during the massive and colorful parade that took place on 14 th June in Durham Centre. The main goal of the Ajax Home Week is to say thank you to the wonderful people of Ajax including all business and commercial community who have supported the non profit organisations and service club throughout the year. Durham Tamil Association proudly took part in Ajax Home Week celebrations and particularly the fascinating parade. DTA's four member PINNACLE BAND launched their musical extravaganza during the parade and took the crowd with them. Also, Sarika Navanathan mesmerized the audience with her sweet voice. DTA overwhelmed the crowd by the luxurious Limousine with members dressed in colorful traditional outfits bringing lots of cheers to the loving people of Ajax who were witnessing this historical parade.
DTA Props up Stilettos for the Cure - June 7th 2013
“Stilettos for the Cure” is an event that is not only celebrated by women but also raises funds for cancer research and supports our community. This breathtaking event took place in Heydenshore Pavilion - Whitby on Friday June 7th at 6 pm. There were 350+ high heeled guest gathered together in the most stunning costumes as it was called the Arabian Nights. The room was strikingly decorated, the food was sumptuous and the entertainment was magical. This fundraising event was founded by Oshawa’s Tina Dezsi and Whitby’s Tamara McKee, the main goal of this occasion is to bring together women from of all walks of life together for an evening of fun and excitement as they bid on some of the most beautiful shoes. Among the shoes donated were pairs from ET Canada’s Cheryl Hickey, Dragons’ Den’s Arlene Dickinson and eTalk’s Tanya Kim. All auction proceeds were donated to the Heather Griffith Breast Assessment Center and the Canadian Center for Abuse Awareness to help women, men and seniors here in our own community. Durham Tamil Association played a vital role at the event by setting up a booth and providing Henna services that left women looking all pretty and happy!. All the participants of the event were overwhelmed by the Henna work done by the DTA youth volunteers, which went on till 11 pm. We had 9 youth volunteers along with three women working nonstop to make all the women
happy and cheerful. Tamara appreciated DTA’s kind service and wanted us to work with them all year around as she felt she could rely on us. All this hard work from our youth volunteers have gave them a real sense of pride for helping to improve the lives of people affected by cancer.