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11th Anniversary of Sencholai Massacre

By Editor - August 14th, 2017

11th Anniversary of Sencholai Massacre

Imagine yourself in a classroom, in the midst of a civil war. You are fearing the worst, but continue your life as a normal day. You head to your all female school and are in the classroom. Around 7:30am, when you are barely awake you hear an aircraft flying above you. You have been taught to duck and seek shelter. However, it is too late. Everything goes dark, and you hear a huge blast. What is it? Am I alive? Can I open my eyes? These questions run through your mind. You open your eyes, and try to move. Your leg is pinned down by a piece of debris.



Thaalam 2017 Greetings – Premier Kathleen Wynne

By Editor - July 15th, 2017

Thaalam 2017 Greetings - Premier Kathleen Wynne

I commend the Canadian Tamil Youth Alliance for organizing this annual performance. In addition to providing a highly entertaining show, you nurture the potential of young people in our community.



Greetings from Candidate Vijay Thanigasalam – Thaalam 2017

By Editor - July 15th, 2017

Greetings from Candidate Vijay Thanigasalam - Thaalam 2017

To the Canadian Tamil Youth Alliance,   As an active youth leader in our community, I am pleased to support Thaalam 2017: The Ulitmate Gaana Competition.  would like to this opportunity to extend my support to CTYA, a non-profit organization that has continuously worked hard to empower and encourage youth leaders in our community.  …



Thaalam 2017 – Greetings from John Sprovieri

By Editor - July 14th, 2017

Thaalam 2017 - Greetings from John Sprovieri

May 24th, 2017 Dear Canadian Tamil Youth Alliance, On behalf of the City of Brampton Members of Council, I wish to extend our congratulations and warmest greetings to everyone in attendance and supporting the Thaalam 2017: The Ultimate Gaana Competition. I congratulate CTYA on their volunteerism, organization and commitment to the community. Youth organizations are…



Thaalam 2017 – Greetings from Councillor Neethan Shan

By Editor - July 11th, 2017

Thaalam 2017 - Greetings from Councillor Neethan Shan

I want to congratulate the Canadian Tamil Youth Alliance for their tremendous work in empowering Canadian Tamil youth to become outstanding artists, performers, leaders and citizens of our society. We will soon be fortunate enough to enjoy a dance competition showcasing talent from diverse and vibrant youth teams.



Thaalam 2017 Greetings – TDSB Trustee Parthi Kandavel

By Editor - July 11th, 2017

Thaalam 2017 Greetings - TDSB Trustee Parthi Kandavel

I would like to extend my support to the Canadian Tamil Youth Alliance (CTYA) and their valued work. CTYA is a non-profit organization that includes many Tamil youth clubs in the GTA and across Canada, creating opportunities and events for Tamil youth so that they may realize their life’s potential and contribute to all that Canada has to offer.



Greetings from Andrea Howarth – Thaalam 2017

By Editor - July 11th, 2017

Greetings from Andrea Howarth - Thaalam 2017

By promoting and celebrating your heritage and culture, Tamil community members and organizations like the CTYA set an example for all Ontarians, reminding us to embrace the many unique cultures that make Ontario such a great place to call home. The CTYA efforts at this event, and throughout the year, help to strengthen our province, while developing future community leaders and engaged citizens.



Thaalam 2017 Greetings from Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam

By Editor - July 5th, 2017

Thaalam 2017 Greetings from Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam

I am happy to offer support for Thaalam 2017 in their rousing artistic works. I would like to extend my sincere congratulations to the organizers who spent hours putting this together and wish all participants a wonderful time!



Thaalam 2017 Greetings from Anthony Perruzza

By Editor - June 23rd, 2017

Thaalam 2017 Greetings from Anthony Perruzza

As Councillor for City of Toronto Ward 8, York West, I would like to take this opportunity to support Canadian Tamil Youth Alliance (CTYA), a not-for-profit youth organization committed to empowering Canadian Tamil youth to become outstanding leaders and citizens in society.



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.