General Meeting on Proposed By-Law Changes, and New Election Date 

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By-Laws Updated

After extensive discussions the CDS Board of Directors have agreed to amend certain clauses in our by-laws to improve clarity and transparency to our community.

The process to make these changes involved a committee of people with expertise and involvement in the CDS over the decades.

The proposed changes to the By-Laws will be discussed at our General Meeting on Sunday January 15, 2017 at 5pm.  We hope to see you all there.

Election Date

The CDS Board of Directors has agreed to move the date of the Elections to Sunday June 4th, 2017 at 5:00pm. This is due to the busy schedule and heavy financial commitment of holding and organizing the CDS National Convention in Toronto from May 18 to the 22nd – celebrating the Druze Millennium! 
This date, however, is in line with the election date period of the proposed changes of the by-laws. 

Thank you,
CDS Board Members

TORONTO 2017 – Canadian Druze Convention

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Mark your calendars! You’re invited to…

The 2017 Canadian Druze Convention in Toronto!

May 18 – 22, 2017 at the Westin Prince Hotel
Package options, pricing and a full schedule will be available soon.
Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for up-to-date information.
See you there!

Thank you,
CDS Board of Directors

Al3awad Bisalamitkom – Almar7oma Em Ayman Ansaf Mazyad Aldebaissy 

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Dear Brothers and Sisters,

It is with sadness that we inform you about the passing of Mrs. Ansaf Mazyad Aldebaissy (Em Ayman) .
Mrs. Aldebaissy  passed away in Alsouwaida  – Syria on Sunday December 04, 2016 .She was 65 years old.
Mrs. Aldebaissy was married to Mr.Hamad Fares Aldebaissy.
Her children:
Sanaa Debaissy ( Toronto) married to Mr. Adel Debaissy ,Ayman,Hind,Bassel,Reem,Faress and Maamoun.

The family will be accepting condolences on 
Tuesday December 06, 2016 
between 7:00 pm & 9:00 pm at the Druze House.

العوض بسلامتكم
انا لله وانا اليه راجعون

Best Regards,
CDS Board Members

Saj Breakfast at the Druze House Sunday, December 18, 2016

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The CDS Board of Directors in coordination with the Ladies committee cordially invite you to a traditional Breakfast at the Druze House.
Manakish and Khebiz 3assaj  ,  Boiled eggs & potatoes, Labneh, Olives, Makdooss & Fresh Vegetables!!
Wrapping up with sweets and coffee.
Bring your family and join us for a nice gathering where we will eat, socialize and have fun.   
Date: Sunday, December 18, 2016
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Prices: $10 per person  
             $ 5 kids below 10 years
             Less than 5 years free of charge 
We look forward to having you with us!

Best Regards,
CDS Board of Directors

Science Centre Trip Saturday December 3, 2016

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This is just a friendly reminder of the trip to the Ontario Science Centre on Saturday, December 3, 2016.

We will meet at the CDS this Saturday, December 3 at 10:45a.m. The bus leaves at 11:00a.m. sharp! Please be on time. 

If we get enough participants we qualify for the group rate: 

Age 13-17: $ 14.40
Age 3-12: $ 11.70

Without the group discount, the prices are: 

Age 13-17: $ 16.00 
Age 3-12: $ 13.00

Please come with cash to the event as debit and credit cards are not accepted. 

We will return to the Druze House by 4:00p.m. 

The CDS address is: 
898 Markham Road
Scarborough, ON M1H 2Y2

We hope to see you there!

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Ziad Yehia at

Ladies Social and Cultural Gathering on Dec 4th@ 2:00 pm 

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Dear Ladies,

You are cordially invited to attend our Ladies Social and Cultural Gathering on 

Sunday December 04,2016 @ 2:00pm at the Druze House

Refreshments will be served at this gathering. Please confirm your attendance by calling:

Sit Em Rifaat Sawah at 905-828-1213; or
Sit Em Ziad Merhi at 416-444-8710; or
Sit Em Ghazi Aboucharaf at 905-492-2408

Event Date: December 04,2016 @ 2:00pm
Event Location: Druze House

Science Centre Trip Saturday December 3, 2016 

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    We are inviting all Druze youth 17 years of age and under to join us at the Ontario Science Centre located at 770 Don Mills Rd, North York, ON M3C 1T3 on Saturday December 3, 2016 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.. We will have supervisors available to care for our younger participants. We also have carpools set up for those that need a ride. 

    If you are interested in joining and/or need a ride, please message me to let me know. If we can get enough participants we will qualify for the discounted group rate of $14.40 (13-17) and $11.70 (3-12).

    Without the discount, the prices are $16 (13-17) and $13 (3-12).

    Payments can be made on the day of the event.

    We hope to see you there!

    Please email me at if you require any further information!

Thank you,
Ziad Yehia
Canadian Druze Society

The CDS to honor our World Champ Fadi Al Andari

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The Canadian Druze Society of Ontario would like to invite you to the Druze House on Sunday November 27, 2016 @ 5 pm to honor the accomplishments of our world champ Mr. Fadi Al Andari for winning five World Championships in several tournaments at one time.
1- The best natural body builder
2- First place in the Athletic contest
3- First place in the Physique championship
4- The professional world belt title in kickboxing
5- Second place in fitness.
The tournaments were held in Belgrade – Serbia. There has never been any athlete who has won five titles at the same time, since these sports require different preparations and that makes it difficult to accomplish, but champ Andari took the challenge and he did it!
This will be a great opportunity for our kids to meet such a role model and talk to a great Druze athlete and ask him questions…
The event is covered by Askmirna on Rogers TV. Hope to see you all there. Snacks and refreshments will be served.