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KANNADA   SANGHA,  TORONTO,  CANADA
 
                    e-patra                                                    September 2003,  Issue # 2

Dear Members:
Hope you liked our previous e-patra. This is the second patra. We will attempt to send one in the first week of every month. We had some difficulty in setting up proper e-mail account to handle mass mailing. Because of that we had to change our e-mail address a couple of times. We are now settled for  kansangha@hotmail.com. Please use this address for any future correspondence.
Thanks for your understanding of our e-problems !!!                  --- Sharada Bhat, President
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GANESHA HABBA, September 13, 2003
Our Ganesha Habba celebration is set for Saturday, September 13, 10 am to 2 pm. This year it will be held at the beautiful new Shri Ram Mandir at Hwy. 10 and Derry Road in Mississauga. More details were sent in the Newsletter and also available on the web site: http://kstoronto.tripod.com . We will have Pooja, Bhajans, Children's Ganesha colouring contest, prasada and so on. Come and participate in large numbers. Please call 905-737-9040 for details, offer to cook, transportation details etc.
CHIILDREN UNDER 13: DO NOT FORGET TO PRINT A PICTURE OF THE ATTACHED DANCING GANESHA, COLOUR IT NICELY AND BRING IT TO GANESHA HABBA WHEN YOU COME - FOR JUDGING AND PRIZES. You have to colour it at home by yourself. You can also get the picture from our web page.
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KANNADIAN OPEN GOLF TOURNAMENT - rescheduled for September 14.
Since the planned date came on  a long weekend the annual Golf Tournament has been rescheduled for Sunday, Sept.14, at 12.30 PM at the Executive Fairways Golf Course in Milton. This is a fun filled event for Golf Pros and amateurs alike. For more details please contact  Pappur  at 905-820-9537 or Sriram  at  905-607-9794.
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NADAHABBA:
This year our NADAHABBA  celebration will be held right on the Rajyotsava Day -- November 1, 2003 at  Port Credit Secondary School, Mississauga. Please keep the day free.  More details of the timing and programs will be sent in the Newsletter. Anyone interested in providing good group entertainment items please contact Bhamini  or Vaishali  as soon as possible. Let us get organized and display a fabulous program. The function being held on Rajyotsava day - the theme for this year's program is: SPLENDOUR OF KARNATAKA. Please come up with great ideas and programs.
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INDIA OBSERVER - FIRST ANNIVERSARY
BV Communications is organizinng the First Anniversary function of the India Observer Newspaper on September 14, 2003 at the Faculty of Architecture Auditorium, University of Toronto, 230 College Street, Toronto. The function will be held between 4 and 7 pm. A seminar on "Media Role in the Development of Indo-Canadian Community" with prominent panel members and an entertainment program are planned. India Observer is the first newspaper published in Kannada language in Toronto. All are welcome to participate. For details please contact B.V. Nagaraju at 416-231-6116 or http://us.f121.mail.yahoo.com/ym/Compose?To=ioeditor@yahoo.com
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KALA --- Special issue on Karnataka
Kala, a Toronto based art magazine is proud to release their special Oct 2003 issue on Karnataka (to be released on Nadahabba day). A team of six KS Toronto members were  nominated as Guest editors for this issue. With their combined effort, Kala is raising funds and collecting articles for this special issue. Kala is still accepting art-oriented articles (no more than 1200 words). At the same time, Kala is also solicitiing donors and advertisers to come forward and support this ambitious venture. For additional information or to contribute articles and/or funds, please contact: Parameshwar Bhat (Tel no. 905-737-9040) or Vinay Garudachar (Tel no. 416 657 6126). This will be a collector's edition and only limited copies are available. Please book your copies in advance through Kannada Sangha, Toronto.
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SHREE RAGHAVENDRA SWAMY DHYANA MANTAPA
A Dhyana Mantapa has been opened at the Bhuvaneshwari Temple, 746 Warden Avenue, Unit 10 in Scarborough.  All devotees are welcome to visit and take part in prayers and Satsang. For more information please call the priest at the temple 416-615-0005 or Sujatha Mankali at 416-321-6803.
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MUSIC CONCERT:
Carnatic Music Concert by Raji Gopalakrishnan and Party, September 7, 2003, 4 pm at Meadowvale Theatre, For tickets and Information please contact Dadu at 905-566-7844.
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SITAR CONCERT
Bharathi Kala Manram presents Sitar Concert by Gaurav Mazumdar, disciple of Maestro Pt. Ravishankar, on Saturday September 20, 2003 at 6.30 pm. Yorkwoods Theatre. For tickets and info. call 416-497-4760.
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MARK YOUR CALENDARS
September 13, 2003 Ganesha Habba
September 14, 2003 KANNADIAN OPEN GOLF TOURNAMENT
September  27, Kuchipudi Dance by visiting artists, Swapna Sundari & Troupe Telugu Cultural Association
November 1, 2003 Nada Habba Call us to organize group cultural events
February  21, 2004 Cultural Program
April 17th, 2004 Ugadi Function
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MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL/ DONATIONS
It is time to renew your membership. Kannada Sangha badly needs to replenish our account balance. Please renew your memberships either by mail or at Ganesha Habba. We encourage additional donations towards scholarship, expenses for functions etc. You can also sponsor food items, gifts, advertisements, display tables during our events etc. Please contact us for details.
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Please convey this information to all your Kannada friends members, non members, new immigrants.
 Update your address, e-mail, phone numbers
LET US ENERGIZE, ENLARGE, EXPAND OUR MEMBERSHIP AND ACTIVITIES
30th year of our Association !!!
Kannada Sangha, PO Box 23545,Dexter PO,5899 Leslie Street, Willowdale, Ontario, M2H 3R9
Phone:905-737-9040
 e-mail:  kansangha@hotmail.com
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