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Toronto Druze Convention – A Unique Volunteer Opportunity

  Are you super excited about the highly anticipated Toronto Druze Convention? Are you interested in helping our community, implementing new ideas, strengthening your leadership skills and meeting people from near and far? If so, the Toronto Druze Convention has an incredible opportunity for you! To register, join us for a General Volunteer Meeting: When:

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الذكرى الاربعين لاغتيال المعلم الشهيد كمال جنبلاط

  الجمعية الدرزية الكندية حضرة رئيس وأعضاء الهيئة الإدارية الكرام وجميع أفراد الهيئة العامة المحترمين. تتشرف الجمعية اللبنانية الكندية التقدمية في تورنتو بدعوتكم لحضور الذكرى الاربعين لاغتيال المعلم الشهيد كمال جنبلاط يتخلل المناسبة عرض فيلم وثائقي عن المعلم الشهيد كمال جنبلاط:   ( وسام على صدر امة )                  

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EL3awad bsalametkoum,Almar7oom Alsheikh Salim Saeed Sarieddine (Abou Souheil)

 Dear Brothers and Sisters,    It is with Sadness that we inform you of the passing of Almar7oom Alsheikh Salim Saeed Sarieddine (Abou Souheil). Alsheikh Sarieddine passed away on Monday March 6th 2017 in his hometown Bzibdine Lebanon at the Age of 93.. He is survived by his wife Alsheikha Afaf Sarieddine and his Children:

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EL3awad bsalametkoum,Almar7oom Alsheikh Salim Saeed Sarieddine (Abou Souheil)

 Dear Brothers and Sisters,    It is with Sadness that we inform you of the passing of Almar7oom Alsheikh Salim Saeed Sarieddine (Abou Souheil). Alsheikh Sarieddine passed away on Monday March 6th 2017 in his hometown Bzibdine Lebanon at the Age of 93.. He is survived by his wife Alsheikha Afaf Sarieddine and his Children:

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Toronto Druze Convention – Register Now – Early Bird Ends March 14th!

Have you purchased your Toronto Convention package yet? Early bird pricing ends on Tuesday, March 14th! Early bird price: $350 (regular price: $385) Child early bird price: $275 (regular price: $325) Purchase your package and view schedule information here! No convention tickets will be sold at the door. Did you hear? Over 50% of hotel

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Movie night Kids sleepover age (7-15) Saturday, March 11, 2017 at the Druze House

Please Join us for a night full of fun, games and activities. Kids sleepover age (7-15) on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at the Druze House . Dinner (pizza) and late night Movie, chips , popcorn and juice .Breakfast Sunday morning. This event is FREE of charge. Drop off your kids on Saturday between 5:00pm and 6:00pm

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CDS Biennial General Meeting Sunday June 04 ,2017 @ 5pm

The Board of Directors of the CDS is pleased to invite you to our Biennial General Meeting , that will take place on Sunday June 04 ,2017 @ 5pm at the Druze House. As per our by-laws, the meeting agenda is as follows: 1) Discussing the reports and the statements required at the Biennial Meeting

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CDS Family Day Event Monday February 20,2017 (4-7pm)

The Canadian Druze society is pleased to host a family day event to celebrate with our family and friends. Event details: Time: 4pm to 7pm Type: Matteh and coffee get together عصرونية (please bring a desert or fruit dish per family)… Activities for kids.. Admission fee: Free Best Regards, CDS Board of Directors

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CDS Family Day Event Monday February 20,2017 (4-7pm)

The Canadian Druze society is pleased to host a family day event to celebrate with our family and friends. Event details: Time: 4pm to 7pm Type: Matteh and coffee get together عصرونية (please bring a desert or fruit dish per family)… Activities for kids.. Admission fee: Free Best Regards, CDS Board of Directors

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CDS Biennial General Meeting Sunday June 04 ,2017 @ 5pm

The Board of Directors of the CDS is pleased to invite you to our Biennial General Meeting , that will take place on Sunday June 04 ,2017 @ 5pm at the Druze House. As per our by-laws, the meeting agenda is as follows: 1) Discussing the reports and the statements required at the Biennial Meeting

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EL3awad bsalametkoum,Almar7oom Sam Said Zahreddine (Abou Nabil)

Dear Brothers and Sisters, It is with sadness that we inform you about the passing of Mr. Sam Said Zahreddine (Abou Nabil).Mr Zahreddine passed away in Brampton Ontario,he was 84 years old. He is survived by his wife Salma Elhalabi Zahreddine ,his children: Nabil married to Bassema Zahreddine; Charif married to Rania Elfarraji; Noha married to

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Ladies Social and Cultural Gathering on Saturday Feb , 04, 2017 from 3pm-6pm

Ladies Social & Cultural Gathering Canadian Druze Society of Ontario Dear Ladies, You are cordially invited to attend our Ladies Social and Cultural Gathering on  Saturday Feb , 04, 2017 from 3pm-6pm 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

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توقيع كتاب الشاعر ذوقان عبد الصمد

  Thank you, CDS Board Members

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EL3awad bsalametkoum,Almar7oom Rafic Farhan Al Halabi (Abou Nidal)

Dear Brothers and Sisters,   It is with Sadness that we inform you of the passing of Almar7oom, Rafic Farhan Al Halabi ( Abou Nidal). Mr. Al Halabi passed away in Lebanon, Dec 28, 2016. He was 68 years old. His wife: Nahila Ghazeli. His children: Nidal, Nizar, Bushra engaged to Mr. Zaid Al Halabi

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EL3awad bsalametkoum,Almar7ooma Anissa Naji (Em Walid)

Dear Brothers and Sisters, It is with sadness that we inform you about the passing of Mrs. Anissa Naji (Em Walid). Mrs. Naji passed away in Rashaya -El-Wady Lebanon on Saturday January 21, 2017, She was 78 years old. Mrs. Naji is survived by her husband Mr. Ahmad Said Naji, and Her children: Walid, Wassim,

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EL3awad bsalametkoum,Almar7ooma Anissa Naji (Em Walid)

Dear Brothers and Sisters, It is with sadness that we inform you about the passing of Mrs. Anissa Naji (Em Walid). Mrs. Naji passed away in Rashaya -El-Wady Lebanon on Saturday January 21, 2017, She was 78 years old. Mrs. Naji is survived by her husband Mr. Ahmad Said Naji, and Her children: Walid, Wassim,

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EL3awad bsalametkoum,Almar7oom Rafic Farhan Al Halabi (Abou Nidal)

Dear Brothers and Sisters, It is with Sadness that we inform you of the passing of Almar7oom, Rafic Farhan Al Halabi ( Abou Nidal). Mr. Al Halabi passed away in Lebanon, Dec 28, 2016. He was 68 years old. His wife: Nahila Ghazeli. His children: Nidal, Nizar, Bushra engaged to Mr. Zaid Al Halabi and

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The CDS is updating the $1000 contributors list to the Druze House

The Canadian Druze Society is in the process of updating the $1000 contributors list to the Druze House… If you like to pay the one time initiation payment of $1000, (this amount can be paid in installments and a tax deductible receipt will be issued). If you have any question or concern please do not hesitate

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Toronto Druze Convention – Register Now – Early Bird Pricing in Effect

After much anticipation for the 2017 Toronto Druze Convention… … registration is now OPEN!  Reserve your Early Bird tickets now! Discounts expire at the end of February.    We can’t wait to celebrate with you in some of our city’s most amazing spots.   Full schedule, pricing & other event details are all available here   Book your

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General Meeting Sunday January 15, 2017 at 5pm to Discuss Updated By-Laws

General Meeting on Proposed By-Law Changes 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 amended By-Law changes highlighted in red can be

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EL3awad Bsalametkoum,Almar7oom Zawkan Mahmoud Abou Karroum (Abou Wajdi)

Dear Brothers and Sisters, It is with sadness that we inform you of the passing of Almar7om,Zawkan Mahmoud Abou Karroum (Abou Wajdi).  Mr Abou Karroum passed away in Lebanon. He was 90 years old.  His wife : Afaf Jamil Naim. His children: The late Wajdi, Sana her husband Khaled Salman, Fadi, and Ghandi & his wife Maya

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EL3awad bsalametkoum,Almar7oom Zawkan Mahmoud Abou Karroum (Abou Wajdi)

Dear Brothers and Sisters, It is with sadness that we inform you of the passing of Almar7om,Zawkan Mahmoud Abou Karroum (Abou Wajdi).  Mr Abou Karroum passed away in Lebanon. He was 90 years old.  His wife : Afaf Jamil Naim. His children: The late Wajdi, Sana her husband Khaled Salman, Fadi, and Ghandi & his wife Maya

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EL3awad bsalametkoum,Almar7oom Fouad Fahim Eid

Dear Brothers and Sisters, It is with sadness that we inform you about the passing of  Mr. Fouad Fahim Eid. Mr. Eid passed away in Lebanon after a short battle with illness.He was 56 years old. Mr. Eid is the brother of Mrs. Afaf Kamal Eid ( Em Akram) here in Toronto. The family will

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CDS New Year’s 2017 – Get tickets now while they last!

As you know, the CDS is throwing a HUGE New Years party at the Druze house. What you may not know is tickets are limited to only 150 people. This is to ensure everyone has a comfortable, safe, and fun evening.  Avoid disappointment at the door. Call today to reserve your tickets.  We have the

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CDS New Year’s Celebration 2017 At The Druze House

Please join us for a New Year’s Eve Party on Saturday, December 31, 2016 at 8:00 pm..Dinner will be served at 8:30pm.             @ The Druze House 898 Markham Road Toronto On. M1H2Y2 Hosted by the Canadian Druze Society of Ontario A night full of fun, DJ entertainment, dance and

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CDS New Year’s Celebration 2017 at the Druze House

Please join us for a New Year’s Eve Party on Saturday, December 31, 2016 at 7:00 PM @ The Druze House 898 Markham Road Toronto On. M1H2Y2 Hosted by the Canadian Druze Society of Ontario A night full of fun, DJ entertainment, dance and good food. Adults 13+ $60 Kids 5-12 $30 Under 5 FREE

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

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

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CDS New Year’s Celebration 2017 at the Druze House

Please join us for a New Year’s Eve Party on Saturday, December 31, 2016 at 7:00 PM @ The Druze House 898 Markham Road Toronto On. M1H2Y2 Hosted by the Canadian Druze Society of Ontario A night full of fun, DJ entertainment, dance and good food. Adults 13+ $60 Kids 5-12 $30 Under 5 FREE

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

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 amended By-Law changes highlighted in red can be found here: Proposed Revision

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Young Druze Adults,18 y & over gathering, Sat Dec 10@6:30pm

Young Druze Adults 18 and over: Please come join us for a night of mingling, ping pong and appetizers! The CDS Youth Committee will be providing 2 complimentary ping pong tables, reserved until 8:30 p.m.  Where: SPiN Lounge – 461 King Street West, Toronto, Ontario When: December 10, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. We hope to see you there!

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TORONTO 2017 – Canadian Druze Convention

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

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Al3awad Bisalamitkom – Almar7oma Em Ayman Ansaf Mazyad Aldebaissy 

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

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

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

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Science Centre Trip Saturday December 3, 2016

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: $

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

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

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The CDS to honor our World Champ Fadi Al Andari

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

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ندوة فكرية وتوقيع كتاب

  دعوة من النادي السوري الكندي الثقافي لحضور ندوة فكرية وتوقيع كتاب     Thank you, CDS Board Members

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Oct 30 (12:00 pm to 3:00 pm) kids Halloween party at the CDS

The CDS for Young Youth ( ages 18 and under) presents a “Halloween Party” Come enjoy Games & a great night of fun at the Druze House . Date: Sunday October 30,2016 Time: Drop off 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm pick up time. Fees: $5.00 (Pizza,snacks+ treats). Please call and register your children to make

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ADS Thanksgiving Convention in Washington DC – Early Bird Pricing Ends Soon!

A message from our ADS Friends: ONLY 8 DAYS LEFT BEFORE LATE REGISTRATION NOTE: If you have reserved your hotel room but your plans have changed and you will not be able to attend, we kindly ask you to please release the rooms for others. We’d be happy to release these rooms just send us an email to dcconvention2016@gmail.com

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Arabic School at the Druze House

Arabic School at the Druze House The Board of Directors at the Canadian Druze Society is thrilled to inform you that the Arabic School is back at the Druze House for the year 2016-2017. Bring your kids to learn Arabic. Maintaining our mother tongue language helps our children value their culture, heritage, history, and identity which all

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CDS Thanksgiving Day Potluck Dinner Sunday October 9,2016 @ 4pm   

We would like to invite you to a Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner on Sunday October 9,2016 @ 4pm at the Druze House ( an afternoon get together) . Let us give thanks to the great country we are in and to celebrate together in unity, compassion and forgiveness… This is a FREE event, the CDS will be supplying

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Druze Young Adults CAMP DAY! 😎 Saturday September 24

To all our Druze brothers and sisters: On September 24, 2016 the CDS Young Adults Committee will be hosting its first ever Camp Day. The goal of this event is to help the youth in our community bond with each other and to help build the foundation for long lasting friendships. We hope that everyone

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Limited seating

EID ADHA MUBARAK The Board of Directors at the Canadian Druze Society, Toronto Chapter, cordially invites you to its Annual Eid Al-Adha Dinner Party on Saturday, September 10 @ 7:00 pm. We will enjoy Delicious Food and a DJ Entertainment. Dinner will be served at 8:00 pm sharp Venue: CDS House 898 Markham Rd. Scarborough Ontario Tickets: Adults $35      

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Al3awad Bisalamitkon Almar7om Mr Rafic Hamad El Sayegh

Dear Brothers and Sisters, It is with sadness that we inform you about the passing of Mr. Rafic Hamad El Sayegh. He is survived by his wife Dunia Eid Sayegh, his son Haissam, and his daughter Hala married to Mr Shadi Beaini with many grandchildren living in Toronto. He is also survived by his brother Rashid

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13 Spots left @ Canada’s 1st Druze Young Adults…

13 Spots left @ Canada's 1st Druze Young Adults Wkd, Sep 2-4 in Ottawa!! **Registration Deadline – Sunday, Aug.28** Join Druze from across Canada / U.S., ages 18-40, for a fun-filled weekend of events, speakers, a Young Adults Night Out (Sat), a Beach Day, & a Career Fair (option to set up a booth to promote

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Eid Al Adha Celebration – Sep 26th @ 7:00 pm

EID ADHA MUBARAK The Board of Directors at the Canadian Druze Society, Toronto Chapter, cordially invites you to its Annual Eid Al-Adha Dinner Party on Saturday, September 17 @ 7:00 pm. We will enjoy Delicious Food and a DJ Entertainment. Dinner will be served at 8:00 pm sharp Venue: CDS House 898 Markham Rd. Scarborough Ontario Tickets: Adults $35  

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Young Professionals Wkd – Sept 2 to 4, 2016

Ottawa is hosting Canada’s 1st ever Young Druze Professionals Networking Weekend – September 2nd – 4th, 2016, for ages 18 – 40!* Join Young Druze Professionals from across Canada / U.S. for a fun weekend of events, cocktails, speakers, a Young Adults Night Out (Saturday), a Beach Day (Sunday), and a Career Fair! To Attend,

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Al3awad Bisalamitkon Almar7om  Ibrahim Elmasri (Abou Bassam)

Dear Brothers and Sisters, It is with sadness that we inform you of the passing of Almar7om,Ibrahim Elmasri (Abou Bassam)  Mr Elmasri passed away in Salima Lebanon on the morning of Saturday July 23rd, 2016. He was 84 years old.  He was the husband of the late Wadad Said, and the father of the late Hatim.

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Al3awad Bisalamitkon Almar7om  Ibrahim Elmasri (Abou Bassam)

Dear Brothers and Sisters, It is with sadness that we inform you of the passing of Almar7om,Ibrahim Elmasri (Abou Bassam)  Mr Elmasri passed away in Salima Lebanon on the morning of Saturday July 23rd, 2016. He was 84 years old.  He was the husband of the late Wadad Said, and the father of the late Hatim.

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CDS Kingston Picnic (bus booking note)

Please join us on Sunday, July 31st  for a day of fun, sun, water, and fresh air at the Annual Kingston Picnic, which unites the three chapters from Ottawa, Toronto, and Quebec. This is a great opportunity to see old friends and to make news ones, while enjoying the beautiful nature that Canada has to offer! This year, our event will be

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Al3awad Bisalamitkon Almar7oma Samira Abdul Samad – Accepting Condolences on Sunday July 24 6pm to 8pm

Dear Brothers and Sisters, It is with sadness that we inform you about the passing of Almar7oma Samira Abdul samad in Amatoor, Lebanon. Mrs. Abdul Samad was 70 years old. Mrs Abdul Samad is survived by her husband Mr.Raouf Abdul Samad and their children: Imad, Wissam, Lina, Fadia, Abir, Zeina. and her Brothers and Sisters:

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CDS Kingston Picnic on Sunday July 31 2016

Please join us on Sunday, July 31st  for a day of fun, sun, water, and fresh air at the Annual Kingston Picnic, which unites the three chapters from Ottawa, Toronto, and Quebec. This is a great opportunity to see old friends and to make news ones, while enjoying the beautiful nature that Canada has to offer! This year, our event will be

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kingston Picnic- August 30-2016

Please join us on Sunday, July 31st  (Monday is a holiday) for a day of fun, sun, water, and fresh air at the Annual Kingston Picnic, which unites the three chapters from Ottawa, Toronto, and Quebec. This is a great opportunity to see old friends and to make news ones, while enjoying the beautiful nature that Canada has to offer! This year,

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Al3awad Bisalamitkon Almar7oma Samira Abdul Samad 

Dear Brothers and Sisters, It is with sadness that we inform you about the passing of Almar7oma Samira Abdul samad in Amatoor, Lebanon. Mrs. Abdul Samad was 70 years old. Mrs Abdul Samad is survived by her husband Mr.Raouf Abdul Samad and their children: Imad, Wissam, Lina, Fadia, Abir, Zeina. and her Brothers and Sisters:

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Al3awad Bisalamitkon Almar7om Walid Wafic Abouchakra‏‏ 

Dear Brothers and Sisters, It is with sadness that we inform you of the passing of Almar7om, Alma2souf 3ala Shababih, Walid Wafic AbouChacra. Mr. AbouChacra passed away Thursday July 14th in Woodbridge, Ontario, after a short battle with illness. He was 56 years old. Mr. AbouChacra is survived by his wife Nahla AbouChacra, his Daughter Sera, his father Mr. Wafic AbouChakra, his mother Mrs. Soumaya AbouChakra, his sister Randa Abdul-Samad

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FOUR days trips for kids at the CDS

FOUR days Summer trips/camp at the CDS Trips locations: Central island, Wittamores farm, (markham), indoor Wavepool (richmond hill) Hiking (stouffville). The CDS will provide bus transportation, lunch, & lots of activities make sure your kid brings, water bottle and snacks, sunscreen, hat, swimsuit, and a towel. Dates/Destination planned subject to weather. Tuesday: July 19 (10:00

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CDS Youth Meeting Wed.06,2016 for the 2017 Toronto Convention

This is to inform you that the CDS is having a national convention in Toronto in May 2017. We are looking for committed people to help us in preparing for this event. If you like to volunteer and be a part of this convention, please join us in a meeting on Wednesday July 6,2016 @

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CDS National Convention May 2017

This is to inform you that the CDS is having a national convention in Toronto in May 2017. We are looking for committed people  to help us in preparing for this event. If you like to volunteer and be a part of this convention, please join us in a meeting on Wednesday July 6,2016 @ 8:00 pm at

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CDS Father’s Day Picnic in Brampton June 19 Eldorado park area number 3

On Sunday June 19,2016 the CDS will be hosting the annual west-side picnic in Brampton. It is FREE of charge.Please bring your own food Sunday, June 19, 2016 Time:11:00am – 7:00pm (Park Opens 9:00am, to 9:00pm) Location: Eldorado Park area # 3 Street:8520 Creditview Rd. City/Town:Brampton, ON There will be lots of kids activities and

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A Tribute Day To Dr. Clovis Maksoud at The Druze House‏

Please join us on Saturday June 18,2016 @ 3 pm at The Druze House for a special tribute to Dr. Clovis Maksoud who was a true and loyal friend to The Canadian Druze Society…

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CDS Father’s Day Picnic in Brampton June 19 Eldorado park area number 3

On Sunday June 19,2016 the CDS will be hosting the annual west-side picnic in Brampton. It is FREE of charge.Please bring your own food Sunday, June 19, 2016 Time:11:00am – 7:00pm (Park Opens 9:00am, to 9:00pm) Location: Eldorado Park area # 3 Street:8520 Creditview Rd. City/Town:Brampton, ON There will be lots of kids activities and

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CDS Youth BBQ June 12, 2016 @ The Druze House 

Dear Brothers and Sisters: We are inviting the Druze youth ages 13 to 30 to join us for a BBQ on June 12, 2016 from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Druze House.  Although we had hoped to attend a Blue Jays game that day, we have moved that event to a later date (details to follow).

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Breakfast at the CDS Sunday June 05,2016 at 11:30 am‏ 

The Board of Directors in coordination with the Ladies committee cordially invites you to a traditional Middle Eastern Breakfast at the Druze House.   Foul, Fatteh, Boiled eggs& potatoes, Labneh, Olives, Makdooss & Fresh Vegetables!! Pancakes for kids Wrapping up with sweets and coffee. Bring your family and join us for a nice gathering where we

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CDS Youth BBQ June 12,2016 @ The Druze House 

Dear Brothers and Sisters: We are inviting the Druze youth ages 13 to 30 to join us for a BBQ on June 12, 2016 from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Druze House.  Although we had hoped to attend a Blue Jays game that day, we have moved that event to a later date (details to follow).

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Carassauga Festival of Cultures 2016 – Open Invitation!‏ 

This is an OPEN invitation from our friends at the Arabic Cultural Club of Ontario ( Carassauga Festival 2016 )… Thank You, CDS Board of Directors =======================================================================   AN OPEN INVITATION . . . to our Lebanon Pavilion at Carassauga!   Ontario’s Largest & Canada’s 2nd Largest Multicultural Festival May 27, 28 & 29, 2016     May

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Breakfast at the CDS Sunday June 05,2016 at 11:30 am

The Board of Directors in coordination with the Ladies committee cordially invites you to a traditional Lebanese Breakfast at the Druze House.   Foul, Fatteh, Boiled eggs& potatoes, Labneh, Olives, Makdooss & Fresh Vegetables!! Pancakes for kids Wrapping up with sweets and coffee. Bring your family and join us for a nice gathering where we will eat,

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Ladies Social and Cultural Gathering on June 04 at 3:00pm

You are cordially invited to attend our Ladies Social and Cultural Gathering on  Saturday June 04, 2016 @ 3:00pm 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; or  Sit Em Jamal Abu Akar at 416-519-1230 Event Date: June

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Laser Quest Trip

The CDS is cordially inviting Kids age 6 – 16 years old to join us for a fun day to the Laser Quest Whitby , Ont. on Monday, May 23, 2016 Drop Off:  12:00pm at CDS (bus will leave sharply at 12:25 pm) Kids of age 9 and under will pay 20$ Kids of age 10 and up will pay 25$ Pizza and Drinks are included Pick

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Seminar on the Truth of Sun Exposure 🌞

Please accept my invitation to an enlightening and informative seminar, which will uncover the truth about sun exposure, that can potentially save many lives. You have the right to take charge of your own health. Are you aware that we have been misguided on the topic of sun exposure, ultraviolet rays and causes of vitamin

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Seminar on the Truth of Sun Exposure 🌞

Please accept my invitation to an enlightening and informative seminar, which will uncover the truth about sun exposure, that can potentially save many lives. You have the right to take charge of your own health. Are you aware that we have been misguided on the topic of sun exposure, ultraviolet rays and causes of vitamin

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Al3awad Bisalamitkon Almar7om Issam Zahreddine

Dear Brothers and Sisters, It is with sadness that we inform you about the passing of Almar7om Issam Zahreddine (Abou Nassir). Mr. Zahreddine passed away in Kfarfakoud Lebanon after a short battle with illness he Was 78 years old. Mr. Zahreddine is survived by his wife Siham Sabbagh and their children: Nassir married to Rima

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Mother’s Day Event.SOLD OUT

We look forward to celebrate together Mother's Day Eventthis Saturday at the Druze house. Sorry no more tickets. Thank You Everyone For all your Generous Support.                 HAPPY MOTHERS DAY    

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Al3awad Bisalamitkon Almar7om Issam Zahreddine

Dear Brothers and Sisters, It is with sadness that we inform you about the passing of Almar7om Issam Zahreddine (Abou Nassir). Mr. Zahreddine passed away in Kfarfakoud Lebanon after a short battle with illness he Was 78 years old. Mr. Zahreddine is survived by his wife Siham Sabbagh and their children: Nassir married to Rima

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Seminar on the Risks of Sun Exposure 🌞

Please accept my invitation to an enlightening and informative seminar, which will uncover the truth about sun exposure, that can potentially save many lives. You have the right to take charge of your own health. Are you aware that we have been misguided on the topic of sun exposure, ultraviolet rays and causes of vitamin

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Druze House is open every Wednesday from 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Please be informed that the Druze House is open every Wednesday from 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm  for all the Druze families to come and socialize.  If anybody has any suggestions, comments or concerns some CDS board members will be there to answer all your questions.     Thank you,  

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Mother’s Day at the CDS,May 7th,2016 at 7:30pm 

The Ladies Committee at the Canadian Druze Society Cordially invites you to join them to Celebrate                    Mother’s Day                                 With our D.J.                       Firas Aboul

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CDS Events for 2016

Please mark your calendar for some of the Canadian Druze Society this year's events  :   Mother's Day ——————————->  May 07,2016 Picnic —————————————–>  June 19,2016 Heritage Night —————————–>  July 09,2016 Kingston Picnic —————————->  July 31,2016 Eid Al-Adha ———————————>  September 10,2016 Halloween ———————————->  October 31,2016 New Year's Eve —————————-> December 31,2016   Please be informed that the Druze House will be open every Wednesday from 4:00 pm to

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CDS Membership Benefits

Dear brothers and sisters…     This is a friendly reminder to renew your CDS membership.   This is the time to renew your membership and commitment to your community. This is the time to show that Druze pride that burns in our hearts. This is the time to start building a more harmonious community

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Announcing the new members of the CDS Ladies Committee

The Canadian Druze Society is proud to announce the latest group of the CDS Ladies Committee. These hardworking volunteers include: Arij Abouchakra Ghada Souki Hyam Fayez Jinane Bouorm  Mayssoun Hatoum Mirna Bitar Zebian  Nada Elawar Nisreen Bou Hamdan  Rima Elbaradei Zahreddine   Rola Hichy  Rouweida Aridi Abdulsamad  Samah Elkadi Sanaa Debaissy  Soulaf Sarieddine  Wessam Haydar 

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CDS Youth Meeting on Sunday, April 10 

A message sent on behalf of Ziad Yehia, director of Youth Relations To my brothers and sisters: As many of you know, I was recently given the honour to represent you, the youth in our community, on the board of the Canadian Druze Society.  To start my term, I would love to meet as many

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CDS Youth Meeting on Sunday April 10 

A message sent on behalf of Ziad Yehia, director of Youth Relations To my brothers and sisters: As many of you know, I was recently given the honour to represent you, the youth in our community, on the board of the Canadian Druze Society.  To start my term, I would love to meet as many

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Ladies Social and Cultural Gathering on April 2 @ 2:30pm

You are cordially invited to attend our Ladies Social and Cultural Gathering on  Saturday April 02, 2016 @ 2:30pm 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; or  Sit Em  Jihad Halabi at 905-426-5890; or Sit Em Jamal Abu

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CDS Kids Day – Ages 7 to 15 – THIS FRIDAY!

The CDS is cordially inviting Kids age 7 – 15 years old to join us for a night out to the Sky Zone Toronto on  Friday, March 25, 2016 Drop Off: 5-6 p.m. on Friday, March 25  Sky Zone from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm Pizza and Drinks from 9:30 pm to 10:30 pm Pick up kids open till 11:30 pm on Friday, March 25 Price

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Youth Games Night at Dave & Buster’s on April 2

Dear Druze youth, On Saturday April 2nd, 2016 the CDS Youth Committee will be hosting the first event of the year. Come join us at Dave and Busters for a night of fun games, food and drinks.  Dave and Busters is a Family-friendly chain offering a sports-bar-style setting with American food and arcade games. Event

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Al3awad Bisalamitkon Almar7om Adham Ayman Hassan

Dear Brothers and Sisters, The Canadian Druze Society would like to inform you that we have reached the amount needed regarding the body transfer of the late Adham Hassan. The body will be sent to Lebanon this week once the documents needed has been completed.Thank you for your generous donation . God bless you and

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Sunday March 6 @ 6PM  CDS General Meeting & Election

Please join us Sunday March 6 at 6:00PM for the CDS General Meeting. The Board will report the financial results and accomplishments from the past fiscal year.  As per our by-laws, the meeting agenda is as follows: Discussing the reports and the statements required at an annual meeting  Last year's activities report  Financial report  Electing new

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Al3awad Bisalamitkon Almar7om Adham Ayman Hassan

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Dear Brothers and Sisters, We are deeply saddened by the news of the sudden death of a young and talented man, Mr. Adham Ayman Hassan. Mr. Hassan passed away in his Toronto apartment on March 01, 2016. He was 27 years old. The Canadian Druze Society is collecting donations to transport

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The CDS Fundraiser is this Saturday and we added another Special Guest!

CDS Fundraiser – THIS SATURDAY @ 7PM This Saturday we kick off the biggest Druze Fundraiser of 2016!  We have confirmed an additional special guest speaker. None other than the first Druze elected to Canadian Parliament: MP Mr. Ziad Aboultaif Tickets are limited. Please call and confirm your seat at this prestigious event.  You can expect a

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The CDS Fundraiser Event is Only a Week Away!

Dear members, Thank you for your continued support. Your contributions of time, money, and—most importantly—ideas have affected the lives of many in your community. The CDS Board is excited to announce our upcoming Fundraising event. You can expect a great meal, and music. We’re also excited to welcome our Keynote Speaker Dr. Clovis Maksoud (veteran diplomat

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CDS Fundraiser Gala Dinner

Thanks for your continued support. Your contributions of time, money, and—most importantly—ideas have affected the lives of many in your community. The CDS Board is excited to announce our upcoming Fundraising event. You can expect a great meal, and music. We’re also excited to welcome our Keynote Speaker Dr. Clovis Maksoud (veteran diplomat and scholar)

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Al3awad Bisalamitkon Almar7om Najib Kattini (Abou Omar)

Dear Brothers and Sisters, It is with sadness that we inform you about the passing of Almar7om Najib Kattini (Abou Omar). Mr. Kattini passed away in Jaramana Syria after a short battle with illness he Was 60 years old. Mr. Kattini is survived by his wife Ferial Qsuah and their children: Omar, Lana, Diana, Rana,

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Al3awad Bisalamitkon Almar7om Walid Bou Mojahed (Abou Haitham). 

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Dear Brothers and Sisters, It is with sadness that we inform you about the passing of Almar7om Walid Bou Mojahed (Abou Haitham). Mr. Bou Mojahed passed away in Lebanon he Was 71 years old. Mr. Bou Mojahed is married to Wafaa Bou Mojahed ,their children are Haitham and Bahaa.His brothers are Jamal,Maan

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New Year’s Party this Thursday – LAST CHANCE FOR TICKETS!

The party starts this Thursday at 7:00 PM on Dec 31st.  Don't be disappointed and book your tickets now!  THIS IS FINAL CALL FOR TICKETS!  A small set of tickets will be available at the door. Once they're gone, THEY ARE GONE!  To purchase your tickets please contact any of the following: Walid Alawar (905)

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Al3awad Bisalamitkon – Almar7om Alsheikh Fawzi Zahreddine

Dear Brothers and Sisters, It is with sadness that we inform you about the passing of sheikh Fawzi Zahreddine (Abou Fadi). Sheikh Zahreddine passed away in Lebanon he Was 85 years old. His children are: Fadi married to Zeina Fawzi Chdid (Mississauga), Raghida, Aida married to Houssam Abouteen ( Burlington) and Fadia married to Talal

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Syrian Refugee Donation @ Druze House on Sunday Dec 20 4pm – 8pm

*** REMINDER *** DONATIONS ACCEPTED AT DRUZE HOUSE ON SUNDAY DEC 20 4PM – 8PM  In light of the tremendous effort by the Canadian government on bringing 25,000 Syrian refugees to Canada from Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey; and in order to participate in supporting some of these refugees,the Canadian Druze Society is seeking donations of gently used

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Al3awad Bisalamitkon – Almar7oma Raghida Alaridi

Dear Brothers and Sisters, وانطفأت شمعة من شموعنا. أبناء الفقيدة، مايا، ميرنا، وائل ، وزوجها يوسف العريضي وعموم آلِ العريضي وآل شجاع ، وجميع أقربائهم وأنسبائهم في الوطن والمهجر، ينعون إليكم بمزيد الحزن والأسى وفاة فقيدتهم الغالية المرحومة: راغدة العريضي التي وافتها المنيّة صباح الجمعة ١٨ كانون الاول عن عمر يناهز ٦٣ عاماً. تقبل التعازي

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Holiday activities for children Dec.20th

The ladies committee at the CDS would like to invite your children for a fun day, Children 9 years and above: Ice skating trip to Nathan Phillips Square A School bus will leave the Druze house at 1:30 sharp,Will be back by 5:30 pm . the trip includes ice skating,a stop at Mc Donald’s. transportation:free

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CDS is collecting donations of warm clothing to help the Syrian refugees 

Dear Community Members,   In light of the tremendous effort by the Canadian government on bringing 25,000 Syrian refugees to Canada from Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey; and in order to participate in supporting some of these refugees,the Canadian Druze Society is seeking donations of gently used or new clothing, shoes and accessories for all ages and genders.(including coats,

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New Year’s Celebration at the Toronto Airport Marriott Hotel

Please join us for a New Year’s Eve Party on Thursday, December 31, 2015 at 7:00 PM Toronto Airport Marriot Hotel 901 Dixon Road, Toronto, ON M9W 1J5 Hosted by The Canadian Druze Society of Ontario Join us for a night full of fun, DJ entertainment, dance and good food with DJ Firas Hosn Also

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Ladies Social & Cultural Gathering Dec .06 @2pm 

You are cordially invited to attend our monthly Ladies Social and Cultural Gathering at the Druze House, on Sunday Dec. 06, 2015 at 2:00 p.m.   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

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New Year’s Celebration at the Toronto Airport Marriott Hotel

Please join us for a New Year’s Eve Party on Thursday, December 31, 2015 at 7:00 PM Toronto Airport Marriot Hotel 901 Dixon Road, Toronto, ON M9W 1J5 Hosted by The Canadian Druze Society of Ontario Join us for a night full of fun, DJ entertainment, dance and good food with DJ Firas Hosn Also

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Breakfast at the CDS Sunday Nov.22.2015 at 11:30 am

The Board of Directors in coordination with the Ladies committee cordially invites you to a traditional Lebanese Breakfast at the Druze House.   Manakish 3asaj Zaatar and Kishik,Foul,boiled eggs& potatoes, Olives & Fresh Vegetables!! Bring your family and join us for a nice gathering where we will eat, socialize and have fun.    Date: Sunday, 22 Nov.2015 Time:

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Al3awad Bisalamitkom – Almar7oma Alsheikha Alia Eid Nasrallah(Em Nizar) 

Dear Brothers and Sisters, It is with sadness that we inform you about the passing of Alsheikha (Em Nizar) Alia Eid Nasrallah, the wife of the late Raouf Nasrallah. She passed away at 90 years old in Lebanon on November 15, 2015.   Her son is Jihad Nasrallah who is married to Nada Eid Nasrallah.

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Al3awad Bisalamitkom – Almar7oma Saada Hamadi

Dear Brothers and Sisters, It is with great sadness we inform you about the passing of Saada Hamadi, the beloved mother of our dear brother Joe Hamadi.   The family has been touched by the large number of well-wishers and blessed to have so many friends offering comfort during this difficult time.  Joe and family

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New Year’s 2016

We’re throwing a party; you’ll have such a blast as we ring in the New Year and say goodbye to the last! Please join us for a New Year’s Eve Party on Thursday, December 31, 2015 at 7:00 PM Toronto Airport Marriot Hotel 901 Dixon Road, Toronto, ON M9W 1J5 Hosted by The Canadian Druze Society of

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Breakfast at the CDS Sunday Nov.22.2015 at 11:30 am

The Board of Directors in coordination with the Ladies committee cordially invites you to a traditional Lebanese Breakfast at the Druze House.   Manakish 3asaj Zaatar and Kishik,Foul,boiled eggs& potatoes, Olives & Fresh Vegetables!! Bring your family and join us for a nice gathering where we will eat, socialize and have fun.    Date: Sunday, 22 Nov.2015 Time:

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CDS General Meeting Sunday March 06,2016 at 6:00 p.m 

The Board of Directors of the CDS is pleased to invite you to our annual general meeting that will take place on Sunday March 06,2016 at 6:00 p.m. at the Druze House. As per our by-laws, the meeting agenda is as follows: 1) Discussing the reports and the statements required at an annual meeting a)

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Family Halloween Party @ the Druze house,Sunday Nov.1st. 

Put on your Scariest Costume, You are invited to a Family Halloween party at the Druze House. Adults & kids Dress up to your best. Prizes for the Two best Adult Costumes Three Prizes for the best kids’ costumes. Sunday November 01 From 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm 2:00pm Gathering & Games Start & Treats

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Al3awad bsalametkoum Almar7ouma Mrs. Fadwa Bu Nassar

Al3awad Bisalamitkom Dear Brothers and Sisters, It is with sadness that we inform you about the passing of Mrs. Fadwa Bu Nassar . Mrs. Bu Nassar passed away in Kfarhim – Lebanon on Oct 6, 2015 , after a short period of illness. She was 71 years old. Mrs. Bu Nassar was married to the

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Join the CDS Women’s Committee

The Canadian Druze Society would like to invite all of the dedicated & amazing women of our community to join us in a meeting this Tuesday October 13, 2015 @ 8pm at the Druze House. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the strengthening of CDS Women’s Committee and adding new heroes to the

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Thanksgiving Family Gathering This Sunday

This is to inform you that the Druze House will be open this Sunday October 11, 2015 from 12 noon to 6pm Please bring your favourite dish of food / snacks and join this fun family gathering that includes Kids activities, cards etc… This is a FREE event! Refreshments will be served at this gathering.

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Minister Jason Kenney’s visit the Druze House is cancelled 

Please be advised that the visit of Canada’s Minister of National Defence and Minister for Multiculturalism  the Honourable Jason Kenney to the Druze House on Thursday October 8,2015 has been cancelled.

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Important Seminar to Encourage Arab Voters

Important Seminar for Arab Voters Canadian Druze Society of Ontario Dear Friend CDS Community, The Canadian Druze Society would like to invite you to the seminar “Canadian Arabs: This Election and Beyond” It is for encouraging Arab Canadians to vote and participate in the upcoming election. This seminar is on Tuesday September 29, 2015 from

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Al3awad bsalametkoum,Almar7oum Salim Hassan Sleem (Abou Hassan) 

** Canadian Druze Society of Ontario ———————————————————— ———————————————————— Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser (http://us8.campaign-archive1.com/?u=d462f032b6ed4bcc310b73c18&id=3961bf7407&e=38e8bcb0d5) . ** Al3awad Bisalamitkom ———————————————————— ** ———————————————————— ** Dear Brothers and Sisters, ———————————————————— It is with sadness that we inform you about the passing of Mr. Salim Hassan Sleem (Abou Hassan), he passed away on September 10,2015,

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Eid Al Adha – Sep 26th @ 7:00 pm

*Eid Al-Adha * Canadian Druze Society of Ontario Dear Friend Wassam Zahreddine, *EID ADHA MUBARAK* The Board of Directors at the Canadian Druze Society, Toronto Chapter, cordially invites you to its Annual Eid Al-Adha Dinner Party on Saturday,September 26 from 7:00 pm to 1:00 am at the Capitol Banquet Centre in Mississauga. We will enjoy

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Eid Al Adha – Sep 26th @ 7:00 pm

*Eid Al-Adha * Canadian Druze Society of Ontario Dear Friend Wassam Zahreddine, *EID ADHA MUBARAK* The Board of Directors at the Canadian Druze Society, Toronto Chapter, cordially invites you to its Annual Eid Al-Adha Dinner Party on Saturday,September 26 from 7:00 pm to 1:00 am at the Capitol Banquet Centre in Mississauga. We will enjoy

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This Election and Beyond Seminar

The Canadian Druze Society would like to invite you to the seminar “Canadian Arabs: This Election and Beyond” It is for encouraging Arab Canadians to vote and participate in the upcoming election. This seminar is on Tuesday September 29, 2015 from 7:30pm to 9:30pm at the Druze House. It is presented by the Canadian Arab

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We Want to Hear from You!

Please take a brief moment and take the CDS Survey. Your voice and opinions are important for the betterment of the community.

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Upcoming Events

May 3 Ladies Cultural Meeting at Druze House May 10 Mother’s Day Gala at Ellas Banquet Hall May 30 Heritage Night June 21 Father’s Day Event June 28 West Side Picnic at El Dorado Park Brampton July 1 Children Event July 26 Children Event August 2 Kingston Picnic August 23 West Side Picnic Peticoat Creek

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Welcome to our new site! Please stay tuned as we continue to update it.

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Toronto is proud to host the Canadian Druze Society Convention for 2017