Thai Pongal Celebration

Date: Jan 14, 2023
Thai Pongal Celebration ( Tamil Thanksgiving) and Tamil Heritage Month celebration. Waterloo-kitchener-Guelph Community. Saturday, January 14 2023 Woodland Christian School, 1058 Spitzig Rd, Breslau, Ontario, Canada.


M & G – Tim Louis and Gary Anandasangaree

Date: Jan 17, 2023
A delegation of members of Waterloo Region Tamil community had a meet and greet event at Tim Louis’s office in Kitchener.  Special guest was Toronto area MP and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice.


Tamil Heritage Month  Parliment Hill, Ottawa

Date: Jan 30, 2023
Tamil Heritage Month celebration at the Parliment of Canada. An event organised by Gary Anandasangaree, MP Scarbrough.  Special guests Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Opposition leader Pierre Poilievre, Defence Minister Anita Anand, Foreign Minister Melanie Joly and others.  Waterloo Tamil community was represented by Shyamala and Ramya Ramachandran.


Tamil New Year

Date: April 15, 2023
Annual Tamil New year celebration at RIM Park, Waterloo.


Multicultural Connection 2023

Date: May 10, 2023
Waterloo region Ethnoculture information nite organised by KW Multicultural Association.  Held at KPL main library, Kitchener.

KW Multicultural festival

Date: June 24, 2023
Annual KW food festival at Victoria park, kitchener.  Two day festival to showcase local multicultural talent , Food, arts and culture.


South Asian family sports Day

Date: July 29 – 30, 2023
Annual South Asian Family Sports Day held at Waterloo Park, Waterloo, Ontario.


An Evening with Tamils – Workshop

Date: August 23, 2023
“An evening with Tamils” a workshop to support International Students and new immigrants to Waterloo region. Key note speakers include Jaskrit Gill – Waterloo regional Police, Tom O’Hara – City of kitchener Fire dept, Ananya Xavier – YMCA, Ramya Joseph – Waterloo School board.


Waterloo Region Food Bank

Date: January 2022
Tamil Heritage Month Food bank collection.  Donation for Waterloo Region Food bank and Better Tiny City.  Annual Thai Pongal celebration cancelled due to Covid19.

Tamil New Year

Date: Saturday, April 23, 2022
Tamil New Year celebration & AGM at Forest Heights Community Center 1700 Queen’s Blvd, Kitchener.


Global Relief Garage Sale

Date: May 07 2022
Annual Global Relief garage sale. Proceeds go to local and international organisations.

KW Multicultural Festival

Date: June 25, 2022
55th Annual KW Multicultural festival, Indian & Sri Lankan Food tent, Victoria Park, Kitchener


South Asian Sports – Waterloo Region

Date: July 23-24
Annual South Asian Family sports day at Waterloo Park, Ontario.  An event organised by Tamil Cultural Association of Waterloo Region, India Canada Association, Gujarati Cultural Association and Grand river Malayalam Association.

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Community Picnic – Guelph

Date: July 20, 2022
Annual Waterloo-Guelph Tamil community picnic.  Venue: Guelph Lake Conservation Area, Guelph, Ontario.


Deepavali (Diwali) festival workshop

Date: October 22, 2022
Annual Waterloo-Guelph Tamil community Deepavali celebration and Workshop at Waterloo Public Library, 500 Fisher hallman Road, Waterloo,  Ontario. Tamil dance and music, Bharatha Natyam workshop, Deepavali storytelling and complimentary Indian food to guests.


Swearing in Ceremony of Waterloo region Police Chief – Mark Corwell

Date: November 24, 2022
Swearing in Ceremony of Waterloo region’s new police Chief Mark Corwell at Crown Plaza Kitchener – Waterloo Hotel. TCA president Dennis Loyola and executive member Sivakumar Somasundram attended on behalf of Tamil community.


Christmas celebration

Date: December 17, 2022
Annual Christmas and Year end celebration.  Held at St. Mary’s High School, 1500 Block line Road, Kitchener. Photo: Sri ram


Toronto Tamil Chair Campaign

Date:  April, 2021
The governing council of the University of Toronto, Tamil Chair Inc. and the Canadian Tamil Congress affirm their mutual commitment to the creation of a Chair in Tamil Studies at the University of Toronto. TCA joined hands to raise funds totaling $2400 from our community.

Sri Lanka – Covid19 Food distribution Kit

Date: August 18, 2021
Fund raised to distribute dry food kits to Estate communities in Upcountry Sri Lanka. Distribution by Vanni Hope of Australia.  Agra Estate, Engoya Estate, Mochcha Estate, Edinburg Estate (Nuwaraeliya District)

Deepavali Celebration – Virtual

Date: November 06 2021
Annual Deepavali or Diwali celebration in association with Waterloo Public Library (WPL).  A virtual celebration live telecast performarnce through face book and You tube.

Education Material donation to school children

Date: November 2021
TCA Global relief fund donated education materials to under privileged school children in the Jaffna province, Sri Lanka.  It was facilitated by YMCA Jaffna, and Direct Family Financial Support (DFFS) Canada.


Thai Pongal Celebration – Waterloo

Date: Jan 18, 2020
Thai Pongal ( Tamil Thanksgiving) and Tamil Heritage Month Celebrations in Waterloo Region.  Saturday, January 18 2020 Forest Heights Community Center 1700 Queen’s Street, Kitchener, Ontario.

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Face mask donation to Cambridge Hospital

Date: July 2020
TCA community donation – Face masks to first responders at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, Cambridge, Ontario.

Deepavali Celebration – Virtual

Date: November 2021
Virtual Deepavali celebration through facebook and You tube.  Held with support of Waterloo Public Library (WPL)


Thai Pongal Celebration

Date: Jan 20, 2019
Annual Thai Pongal and Tamil Heritage month celebration.  Christ Lutheran Hall, 445 Anndale Road, Waterloo.

Vigil for Easter Church victims in Sri Lanka

Date: April 28, 2019
Multi faith vigil in memory for Easter Church victims in Sri Lanka at The Rotunda, City of Kitchener. An event by TCA, Christ Lutheran Church and Christians together waterloo region

30th Anniversary & Waterloo Region Diversity Awards

Date: May 4, 2019
TCA 30th Anniversary & Waterloo Region’s Diversity Awards Gala. Hotel Holiday Inn, Kitchener. 5.30pm. Awards, Culture & Dinner

KW Multicultural Festival

Date: June 22, 2019
KW Multicultural festival at Victoria Park, Kitchener. Indian & Sri Lankan food tent.

South Asian Sports 2019

Date: July 2019
2nd Annual South Asian Family sports festival. Waterloo Park, Waterloo, Ontario.

Tamil Cultural Nite

Date: October 19 2019
19th Annual Tamil Cultural Nite festival. Humanities Theater, University of Waterloo, Ontario.

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Deepavali Celebration – Workshop

Date: Oct 26, 2019
Deepavali or Diwali Celebration – Workshop Saturday, Oct. 26. 10am Waterloo Public Library WPL 500 Fisher Hallman Road, Waterloo.

Christmas Celebration

Date: Dec 14, 2019
TCA Christmas Celebration Saturday, December 14th 2019. 6.30pm Christ Lutheran Church Hall 445 Anndale Road, Waterloo. Annual Community Celebration.


Thai Pongal Celebration

Date: Jan 14, 2018
Tamil Thai Pongal, also know as Thanksgiving for South Indian and Sri Lankan Tamil community.


Tamil New Year

Date: Apr 28, 2018
Tamil New year celebrations with Waterloo and Guelph community

KW Multicultural Festival

Date: Jun 23, 2018
June 23-24, 2018 Victoria Park, Downtown, Kitchener, Ontario The 51st Annual Kitchener-Waterloo Multicultural Festival will be the biggest celebration of multiculturalism

Tamil Cultural Association of Waterloo Cricket

South Asian Family Sports Festival

Date: Aug 19, 2018
1st Annual South Asian Family Sports Day in Waterloo Region, Ontario.

East Indian Community Walkathon

Date: Sep 16, 2018
22nd Annual Walkathon for Cambridge Memorial Hospital, Ontario Sunday, September 16th.  Cambridge Sikh Gurdwara, Townline Road.

Tamil Cultural Nite

Date:  Oct 20, 2018
18th Annual Tamil Cultural Nite – Performing Arts festival. Saturday, October 20th at 5.30pm – 9.30pm Humanities Theater

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Reception to Indian High commissioner to Canada

Date:  November, 2018
Waterloo region Indian community and affiliates hosted a reception to Indian High commissioner to Canada, His Excellency Vikas Swarup at Delta Hotel, Kitchener.

Christmas Celebration

Date: Dec 15, 2018
Tamil Christmas Celebration.  December 15th 7pm Christ Lutheran Church Hall, Waterloo.


Sai Bakthidham Day – St. Mary’s Hospital booth

Date: 2017

TCA booth for St. Mary’s Hospital held at church of jesus christ park, Kitchener. Anniversary event of Sai Bakthi Dham.

Tamil Heritage Month Canada

Date: Jan 30, 2017
Tamil Heritage month celebrations at Canadian Parliament, Ottawa. Representatives from Tamil Cultural Association of Waterloo Region attended the event.

KW Multicultural Festival

Date: Jun 24, 2017

Kitchener – Waterloo Multicultural festival at Victoria Park, Kitchener.  Indian & Sri Lankan Food Tent.

Canada 150 Celebrations – Waterloo

Date: Jul 1, 2017

Canada Day 150th Celebration. TCA organised Thavil Nathaswaram musical event at University of Waterloo, Columbia Lake.

Tamil Community Picnic

Date: Jul 15, 2017
Waterloo and Guelph Tamil Community Picnic at Shade’s Mill Conservation area, Cambridge

Walkathon – St. Mary’s Hospital

Date: Sept 17, 2017

Annual walkathon for st. mary’s hospital at University of Waterloo.

Donation to St. Mary’s Hospital

Date: Oct 18, 2017

TCA and Community groups donated funds to St. Mary’s Hospital, Kitchener.

Tamil Cultural Nite 2017

Date: Oct 21, 2017
Tamil Cultural Nite 2017. South Asian performing arts festival, Waterloo Region, Ontario.

Christmas Celebration

Date: Dec 16, 2017
Annual Christmas Celebration held at Christ Lutheran Church Hall, Waterloo


Maattu Pongal – Waterloo

Date: Jan 16, 2016

Thai Pongal and Tamil Heritage month celebration.  Blessings of the cow, Maatu Pongal held at Meadow Lee Farm, Ayr, Ontario.


Tamil New Year

Date: April 23, 2016
Annual Tamil New Year celebration held at Christ Lutheran Church Hall in Waterloo, Ontario.


Thamil Arivu Potti (Tamil Literature)

Date: April 23, 2016
Waterloo Tamil community Thamil Arivu Potti or Tamil literature competition held at Christ Lutheran Church Hall in Waterloo, Ontario. Judges from Toronto were part of the panel.  Awards and Certificates were given to all participants.

KW Multicultural Festival

Date: Jan 16, 2016
Indian and Sri lankan food & multicultural festival in Waterloo-Kitchener

Tamil Cultural Nite

Annual Tamil cultural Nite celebration held at Humanities Theater, University of Waterloo.


Tamil New Year Waterloo

Date: April 18, 2015
Tamil New Year Celebration and Art exhibition presented by Tamil Cultural Association of Waterloo Region, Ontario. At Christ Lutheran Church Waterloo.

Global Relief Fund – Garage Sale

Date: May 2, 2015
Garage Sale for Tamil Association Global Relief Fund held at Stoke Drive, Kitchener.

KW Multicultural Festival Prep Day

Date: June 20, 2015
Volunteering for KW Multicultural Food festival. Prep day at St. John’s Soup Kitchen, Kitchener.


Global Relief – Chennai Flood Support

Date: December, 19th, 2015
Fund raising for victims of Chennai Flood in Tamilnadu, South India.

Christmas Celebration

Date: Dec 19, 2015


Diversity Awards – Waterloo Region

Date: April 26, 2014
Waterloo Region’s 1st Diversity Awards Gala & 25th Anniversary of Tamil Cultural Association at Hotel Crowne Plaza, Downtown kitchener.


Multicultural Family fun day

Date: June 15 2013
Multicultural family fun day at Waterloo Public library.  Co-ordinated by Tamil Cultural Association, Pakistan Cultural Association, ICA, Chinese Cultural Association, Coalition of Muslim Women of KW, YMCA and Waterloo Public library.


Mattu Pongal Celebration

Date: January 15, 2012
Tamil Cultural Association’s Mattu Pongal celebration.  At Meadow Lee Farms, Roseville, Ayr, Ontario.

Christmas Celebration

Date: December 15, 2012
Tamil Cultural Association’s annual Christmas celebration.  At Christ Lutheran Church Hall, Ann dale Road, Waterloo, Ontario.


Family Day Westvale Community Center

Date: Feb 21, 2011
Ontario family day celebration at Westvale community center in Waterloo, Ontario.

March to Health Fitness

Date: Mar 13, 2011
March to Health presented by Leslie Gordan Christie a.k.a The Buff mom. Yoga, Physical activities and snacks. At Cambridge Newfoundland Club, cambridge, Ontario.


East Indian Walkathon

Date: October, 2011
East Indian Walkathon for St. Mary’s Hospital Cardiac care fundraising. An event jointly hosted by East Indian community, India Canada Association, Tamil Cultural Association of Waterloo Region, GRMA and GRCA.  Venue:  University of Waterloo, Ontario.


Tamil Community Picnic

Date: Jul 17, 2010
Community Picnic – Christie Lake


Ontario Spotlight Festival

Date: Jun 6, 2009
Ontario Spotlight festival held at City of Kitchener. An event organised by Tamil Cultural Association of Waterloo Region



Open house – Waterloo MPP Elizabeth Witmer

Date:  January 06, 2008
Annual Open house community breakfast get together organised by Waterloo MPP Elizabeth Witmer.  Venue:Golf’s Steak house Restaurant, Kitchener.


Tamil Thai Pongal

Date:  January 19, 2008
Annual Tamil Thai Pongal festival held at Medow lee farms, Ayr, Ontario.  Maatu Pongal celebration organised by Tamil Cultural Association of Waterloo Region.


Tamil Art Exhibition

Date: Apr 20, 2008
“Identity” Art exhibition. Christ Lutheran Church Hall, Anndale Road, Waterloo, ON.
Chief Guest Hon. Stephen Woodworth, MP Waterloo.


Tamil New Year

Date: Apr 20, 2008
Waterloo Tamil community’s Tamil New Year celebration. Christ Lutheran Church Hall, Anndale Road, Waterloo, ON.

Salute to Seniors – City of Kitchener

Date: June, 19 2008
Salute to Seniors annual cermonry presented by City of Kitchener. Community recognition proposed by Tamil Association to Mrs. Milnalini Ramachandran of kitchener.  Certificate awarded by Kitchener Mayor Carl Zehr at City hall.


Sheila Diemert Tamil Portraits

Date: June, 2008
Sheila Diemert a local artist in kitchener-Waterloo portrayed Tamil community children.  It was done in collaboration with Tamil Association.


Tamil Christmas Celebration

Date: December 13, 2008
Waterloo Tamil community’s Christmas celebration. Held at KW Counselling Services, King Street, Kitchener.



Sri lanka Municipal delegation – Reception at City Hall

Date:  May 2007
Visiting municipal delegation from North-East of Sri Lanka.  Reception hosted by City of Kitchener Mayor Carl Zehr and council. Event coordinated with Tamil Cultural Association of Waterloo Region.


Isaikavi Ramanan lecture in Waterloo, Ontario

Date:  June 17 2007
Tamil literature and music poet Isaikavi Ramanan lecture ” Vazhkai Valvatharke” and book release at Tamil Cultural Association of Waterloo region. Venue: Christ Lutheran Hall, 445 Anndale Road, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.


Patti Mandram – Debate secession

Date: , September 23 2007
Tamil literature day – Patti Mandram. Special guests: Logendralingam – Uthayen Newspaper, Kavi Buhari, Siva Balu master, Kavi Kanthavanam


Book release – Aathisoodi & Kontrai Venthan

Date: October, 28. 2007
Tamil literature book “Aathisoodi & Kontrai Venthan” by Kumar Punithavel of Toronto, Ontario.  Event held at MC2065 Engineering Bldg, University of Waterloo, Ontario.  Guest: Prof. Kannapan, Kavinayagar Kanthavanam, Dr. Lambotharan.


YMCA Cambridge Peace week celebration

Date: November 17, 2007
“Unity in Diversity” Inaugural Peace week celebration by YMCA Cambridge, Ontario.

Venue: Cambridge center for Arts, 60 Dickson Street, Cambridge.  Tamil dance by Miss. Nicky Mathews.


Christmas celebration

Date: December 29 2007
Annual christmas celebration.  Venue: Community of Christ hall, 414 Fisher Hallman Road, Kitchener.


Waterloo Tamil Literature Festival

Date: Apr 22, 2006
Tamil Literature Day in Waterloo

Kitchener Tapestry Festival

Date: Jun 9, 2006
Curry Leaf Indian Cooking Demonstration at Kitchener Farmer’s Market

Waterloo Tamil Literary Day

Date: Jun 11, 2006
Christ Lutheran Hall, 445 Annedale Road, Waterloo, ON.

Kitchener Waterloo Multicultural Festival

Date: Jun 25, 2006

Tamil Cultural Nite 2006

Date: Oct 14, 2006
Tamil Cultural Nite performing Arts festival Waterloo Ontario.

Operation Christmas Child

Date: Nov 21, 2006


Tamil Community Picnic Belwood Lake

Date: Jul 2, 2005


TCA Mattu Pongal celebration

Date: Jan 17, 2004
Tamil Thai Pongal celebration.  Mattu Pongal at Meadow lee Farm, Roseville Ayr, Ontario

15th Anniversary Celebrations

Date: May 15, 2005
Tamil Cultural Association of Waterloo Region’s 15th Anniversary celebration at Four Points Sheraton Hotel, Downtown, Kitchener.  Chief Guest Hon. Andrew Telgedi, Waterloo MP. Special guest Rev. Joseph Chandrakanthan.

Fundraising for Tsunami –
Sri Lanka & South India

Date: Dec 31, 2004
Fundraising for Tsunami relief for Sri lanka and South India, in association with Canada Red Cross, Ontario.  At Fairview Mall, Kitchener and Conestoga Mall, Waterloo, Ontario.


Community Buildup – 1989

Date: May 6, 1989
Tamil Cultural Association of Waterloo Region Photos during 1980’s.