Diwali is known as the festival of light, and is one of the biggest holidays of the year in Hinduism, Jainism, and Sikhism. Many buildings are decorated with lanterns, diyas (clay candles), and bright lights.
Pride is when 2SLGBTQAI+ communities celebrate the freedom to be themselves. The West End is full of colourful events that celebrate the diversity of our community.
Nowruz (also known as the Persian New Year) is celebrated every year in mid-March. The springtime celebrations symbolize rebirth and a deep connection between humans and nature.
Every year we look forward to inviting members to our Annual General Meeting where we review the past fiscal year and elect our Community Advisory Board.
Christmas is both a religious and a cultural holiday, and includes traditions such as colourful lights, religious services, decorated trees, carolling, and holiday baking.
Hanukkah (or Chanukah) is the Jewish eight-day, wintertime “festival of lights,” celebrated with a nightly menorah lighting, special prayers and fried foods.
Join your neighbours for a BBQ dinner on a 100 feet (30m) long communal table. Enjoy live music, delicious food, games, and great company.
Seniors trips are a great way to explore the region and meet your neighbours.
Invite your friends for an affordable movie night featuring films curated by neighbours.
Lunar New Year
Lunar New Year (or Chinese Chunjie, Vietnamese Tet, Korean Solnal, Tibetan Losar, and the Spring Festival) celebrates the beginning of the calendar year according to the lunar calendar. Celebrations usher out the old year and bring forth the luck and prosperity of the new one.
Homelessness Action Week
Each year in mid-October, we join communities and organizations throughout the region to mark Homelessness Action Week. The initiative aims to raise public awareness on issues of homelessness and rally local solutions.