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Councillor Neethan Shan invites you to the Tamil Heritage Month Reception

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Toronto City Hall

100 Queen Street West

Toronto, ON M5G 1P5

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January marks the start of a fresh New Year in the West. But for Tamils all across the world, it also coincides with the Pongal festival as well as the first month of the Tamil calendar, Thai. At present, January has been recognized and declared as Tamil Heritage Month by many municipalities including the City of Toronto, by Government of Ontario and Government of Canada.


Councillor Neethan Shan founded Tamil Heritage Month as a School board Trustee in 2009. Since 2010, as founder and chair of the Tamil Heritage Month Coordinating Committee, he organized the month-long celebrations highlighting Tamil culture and the achievements of Tamil Canadians. Nine years later as the first Tamil Canadian Councillor at the City of Toronto, Councillor Shan will be hosting a reception at Toronto City Hall on Monday, January 15th, 2018, in honour of Tamil Heritage Month.


Tamils began arriving in Canada from at least the 1960s. From a population of fewer than 2,000 in 1983, Tamil Canadians became the fast-growing community in Metropolitan Toronto. Canada’s Tamil population is now estimated to be approximately around 300,000. Today’s Tamil Canadian community is a flourishing one, boasting tens of thousands of entrepreneurs, professionals, and post-secondary students alongside active and engaged community organizations and a thriving arts and culture scene.


Please come celebrate Tamil heritage with us at Toronto City Hall. An evening of live performances and enticing speeches. Light refreshments will also be provided. All are welcome! Please RSVP by registering here!


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