South Asians Get Ready for the First Annual Toronto Mela; A South Asian Summer Fest in Scarborough

South Asians Get Ready for the First Annual Toronto Mela; A South Asian Summer Fest in Scarborough

Council of Agencies Serving South Asians (CASSA) prepares to host over a thousand South Asians at the first annual Toronto Mela: A South Asian Summer Fest.

Toronto Mela 2012

The festival
will celebrate the South Asian cultural heritage while simultaneously linking South Asian residents of Scarborough with various relatable services such as, settlement services, employment and educational opportunities, and health services. The many vendors at the Mela include both for profit and non-profit organizations. Additional features include on stage entertainment with popular performing artists and art and history displays.

Toronto Mela 2012
will be held on Saturday, August 25th from 12 noon to 9 pm at Albert Campbell Square (beside Scarborough Town Centre). Over a thousand attendees from the South Asian communities and the wider GTA communities are expected along with elected representatives, leaders of community organizations, media representatives and service sector professionals.

Many ethnic media that have joined as media supporters including; Canadian Tamil Radio, CMR FM 101.3, Ulagathamilar, Tamil Mirror, Tamilstar, Ekuruvi, Bengali Times, Notun Desh, MyBindi.com
, The Sri Lanka Reporter, Punjab Star, Punjabi Lehran Radio, Thaiveedu, Tamils’ Business Connections and the Indian Observer. This list is expected to grow to about forty in the next coming days.

Exhibitors from community organizations and businesses, including the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Alliance for South Asian Aids Prevention (ASAAP), South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario (SALCO), Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities, Debts Solutions, Sharma of Remax are joining at the Mela. In addition, number of vendors for South Asian gifts, foods, jewelries and clothes are expected to join as well, we already have Mathin Imports, Bibi Caribbean Foods and Twistee Dairy.

CASSA are still gathering submissions for performers, artists, short films, photos etc. In addition, the Toronto Mela team is looking for volunteers. The volunteer postings and other calls for submissions can be found on our festival website
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To attend, perform, submit, sponsor, partner and/or volunteer, please contact CASSA through phone at 416.932.1359 X13 or through EMAIL
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for more information. You can also find us on facebook and on twitter.

This event is proudly sponsored by MyBindi.