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Thaalam 2017 Greetings from MP Gary Anandasangaree

By Editor - June 20th, 2017

Thaalam 2017 Greetings from MP Gary Anandasangaree

As we celebrate Canada 150, we reflect on our shared Canadian values. Paramount to our identity is the strength we draw from our varied cultural backgrounds. Through this event, the Arts & Culture Council of CTYA provides an opportunity for Tamil youth to display our rich Tamil heritage and culture.

Best wishes to all the competing teams and congratulations to all who dedicated their time and hard work to make this event a success.



Tamil Eelam Challenge Cup 2017 Volleyball – Results

By Editor - March 21st, 2017

Tamil Eelam Challenge Cup 2017 Volleyball - Results

Canadian Tamil Youth Alliance’s Athletic Committee (CTYA) successfully held its fourth annual Tamileelam Challenge Cup Volleyball Tournament. This Challenge Cup Volleyball Tournament took place Sunday, March 19, 2017 at the Toronto Pan Am Centre.



Volunteer Callout: Tamil Eelam Challenge Cup Volleyball 2016

By Editor - March 6th, 2016

Volunteer Callout: Tamil Eelam Challenge Cup Volleyball 2016

Fun, excitement, and pride. Where do all three come together? Tamileelam Challenge Cup Volleyball 2016. CTYA will be hosting its 3rd annual Tamileelam Challenge Cup – Volleyball. We are looking for excited volunteers to join our team on the day of the event to help ensure another successful Tournament.



For the love of women in sport, the Women’s Ontario Tamil Sports League (WOTSL)

By Editor - February 16th, 2016

For the love of women in sport, the Women’s Ontario Tamil Sports League (WOTSL)

Paving a path for women, the Women’s Ontario Tamil Sports League (WOTSL) has created a platform for females 16 years of age and over across the GTA to play collaborative sports. This multi-sport league, founded in October 2015, provides participants with a fun environment to play sports at a recreational level with some healthy competition. For the 2015-2016 season, the two chosen sports were volleyball and basketball. WOTSL is comprised of 88 members of various ages, ethnicities and athletic skill-sets.



Koffeedate – Redefining South Asian Matchmaking

By Editor - December 3rd, 2015

Koffeedate – Redefining South Asian Matchmaking

Written By: Ahalya Kathirkamanathan Thanusan Chelvarajah is a dedicated, imminent entrepreneur, and the mastermind behind Koffeedate, a mobile dating application that caters to the South Asian community.  Although a newcomer to tech start-ups, the extensive market research conducted over an entire summer by Thanusan and his team, which include a marketing genius and a software…



Petals of my Skin

By Editor - November 24th, 2015

Petals of my Skin

Petals of my skin
Mapping my identity
Flourishing to embrace the beauty of our differences



Janaath Vijayaseelan, Cross Roads: Pick A Path

By Editor - September 15th, 2015

Janaath Vijayaseelan, Cross Roads: Pick A Path

Life does not always play out according to plan. One way or another every individual is met with cross roads. Cross roads that will either throw you down the drain, or bring you to new heights in life. Such was the case for Arrun Durai, a Toronto based software engineer that had everything he ever needed from life. Which is quite hard to believe, considering the fact that he is an orphaned child, raised amongst other orphaned children.

Like all men, Arrun too falls in love. Love is beautiful, although at times love is not always as beautiful as portrayed. Sometimes, love is what causes a mans downfall, and in Arruns case, it may have been his defeat.



Tamil Eelam Challenge Cup Soccer – 2015 Results

By Editor - August 31st, 2015

Tamil Eelam Challenge Cup Soccer - 2015 Results

On Saturday August 29th, the Athletics Council of Canadian Tamil Youth Alliance in partnership with Canadian Tamil Sports Association (CTSA) hosted the 7th Annual Tamil Eelam Challenge Cup – Soccer 2015. The event was a great success as many teams came out to participate and therewas an overwhelming amount of support from fans. Everyone was really excited about the competition and all the teams were intensely enthusiastic about performing their best and showcasing their skills, dedication, and hard work in an effort to be crowned the next champions.



Top Talents Awards Gala 2015 – Nomination Package

By Editor - August 24th, 2015

Top Talents Awards Gala 2015 - Nomination Package

The Canadian Tamil Youth Alliance (CTYA) will be holding its 5th annual Top Talents Awards Gala in December 2015. We are now accepting nominations for our 2015 awards. If you or someone you know has been a high achiever and is an outstanding leader in the community, make sure you submit your nomination package by November 6th, 2015 at 6pm.



Tamileelam Challenge Cup 2015 – Soccer

By Editor - August 23rd, 2015

Tamileelam Challenge Cup 2015 - Soccer

It is that time of year again, when your favourite soccer teams come together to the most anticipated soccer tournament of the year, Tamileelam Challenge Cup! Tamileelam Challenge Cup 2015 will be hosted by the Athletic Council of Canadian Tamil Youth Alliance in partnership with Canadian Tamil Sports Association (CTSA). This year the tournament will be taking place on Sunday August 30th, 2015.