The Egyptian Canadian Cultural Association of Ottawa, ECCAO* in cooperation with the Egyptian Embassy in Ottawa and the Cultural and Educational Bureau in Montreal organizes a special performance event by The National Folkloric Dance Troupe of Egypt on Tuesday, July 16th from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at The Canadian Museum of History Theater located at 100 Laurier St. Gatineau, QC.
With the Bill 106 that proclaims the month of July in each year as Egyptian Heritage month in its final stages to become in effect we are excited that we can kick off the annual festivities with such a great event!
Below are some additional logistical information to ensure we will have a smooth run of the event:
Please print and review the attached invitation and ensure to bring it to the event, a soft copy on a smartphone is also accepted at registration;
Dress Code: Smart Casual;
Minimum age: 12 years old;
Documents to present: A (hard or soft) copy of the invitation plus a photo ID that matches the names on the invitations;
Doors open at: 6:00 p.m. – close at 6:40 p.m.
Looking forward celebrating our cultural heritage with you and to have an unforgettable night!
Should you have any question or comment, don’t hesitate to contact Khaled Badawi, ECCAO President at firstname.lastname@example.org, cell: 613-710-3360 or send us email at email@example.com
*ECCAO is non-religious, non-political NGO that was established in 1984 to promote Egyptian heritage and culture among Egyptians living in Ottawa and non-Egyptians who are interested in the Egyptian history and culture. We welcome individuals and families to take part of our activities and to consider to become members. To learn more about our activities, programs and the membership rules and benefits, please visit our website eccao.com — Become a Member — Membership Information
6:00 Reception and Seating
6:45 MC and Welcoming
7:00 Performance part I
8:00 Performance part II
EL MOWASHAH: originating from the ancient Andalusian music and tradition, this piece is also known as “the ladies dance” as it was popular in royal palaces.
DABKEH ELMEGWEZ: A kind of Dabka originating from the Levant and Lebanon, which relies on collective performance skills creating intricate and magnificent formations.
ELGHAWAZY: Originating in the city of Sonbat in the delta area, this dance is characterized by a Gypsie vibe where girls show their skills in dancing with sticks to the music of a traditional kazoo.
ELMANBOUTYA: Originating from the Port Said area on Egypt Eastern Northern Coast, this dance reproduces the movements of the sailors in their boats greetings and interacting with bigger foreign freight passing through the Suez Canal area and reaching Port Said.
FETEWAT QEBLY: A comic altercation between two suddern neighborhood bullies.
EL MELAYA: Taking its name from the famous outfit worn by the traditional city girl in early 20th century urban neighborhoods, the dance showcases their playful elegance.
ELTANOURA: Inspired by Islamic and Sufi tradition, this dance is performed in traditional religious and spiritual celebrations.
ELHAGALA: A Dance originating from Marsa Matrouh in the Western coastal area of Egypt, where tradition imposes on girls to be chosen by their suitors, exceptionally the bride in the dance has the freedom to choose her partner.
OM EL KHOLOL: A lively scene showing the return of the fishermen after a long day in the sea, showing their bounty and more specifically a kind of seashell similar to clams “Om EL Kholol”.
THE HORSE: The Arab horse is a unique breed of horses capable of dancing to the rhythm of the Kazoo instrument and known for its intelligence and ability to follow instructions.
THE STICK: A traditional stick dance between boys & girls in Upper Egypt.
Get ready for a fun day out at beach!
It is summer time and we are ready for all water fun activities.
We will swim, play volleyball ball, card games and have some snacks on the beach 🙂
Invitations are open for all, feel free to invite your friends to join us
Britannia Park Beach
2805 Carling Ave, Ottawa, Ontario
Food & BBQ:
– Bring your food, snacks and drinks for the day (lunch and dinner). We will eat together and share.
– Those who want to BBQ, bring the meat/chicken marinated. A BBQ will be available.
– We will bring water melon for everyone! 😉
What to bring for the beach day:
– Your smile 🙂
– Bathing suit
– Water/Beach games
– Extra T-Shirt/pant
– A chair
– Two towels
– Plenty of water
– Sun Screen
RSVP and follow details on our social media channels:
The goal is to learn Arabic and explore the Egyptian and Arab culture. We will have a casual setup, so grab a coffee and participate*
– 6:30-7:30pm Learning Arabic basic conversation
– 7:30-8:30pm Open conversation in Arabic!
* Come at 6:30pm If you are non-Arabic speaker seeking Arabic learning
* Come at 7:30pm If you only want to practice or mingle with people in Arabic, explore the culture and have fun
Suzanne is an experienced Arabic teacher who will host the meetup!
Practice from a google doc (in progress) https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1zqAfz_75j2esftL_fEZFieEfiwPPrR06qxTKe6yUjec/edit?usp=sharing
1440 Bank St, Ottawa, ON K1H 7Z2
“Your Career Advancement with ECCAO” program is dedicated for professional development. Read more on: http://eccao.com/programs/
Hintonburg Community Centre (Wellington Room)
$5 + Pizza on us! (please bring cash)
(free for ECCAO members who paid 2019 membership fees)
6:30-7:00 Participants arrive, get a number & a pairing form
7:00-7:10 Welcome and overview on the program
7:10-7:25 “The Mentoring Relationship” by Shalini Nagrani
7:25-7:40 “Get Ready for Your First Canadian Job Experience!” by Marcus Zacharia
7:40-8:45 Speed mentoring activity
8:45-8:55 Networking period
8:55-9:00 Handing pairing paper to ECCAO & closing remarks
Fields of mentoring:
Accounting & taxation, Artificial Intelligence & Telecommunication , Banking & Finance, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Entrepreneurship and Health Care
How speed mentoring works:
After being assigned to a table, you will remain seated and mentors will move between tables for a period of time to answer questions.
For those interested in pairing, will communicate their potential ‘mentor’ choice and we’ll take care of the rest.
How pairing works:
Pairing between a mentor and mentee will be done after the event for a period of six months. Pairing is available for ECCAO members only who paid the membership of 2019. Information on membership: http://eccao.com/membership/become-member/
Looking forward to seeing you!
Every great achiever is inspired by a great mentor!
Meet your mentors on Thursday!
Amr Elguindy [Entrepreneurship]
Amr has been a successful entrepreneur managing his own catering business. His love for agriculture, food and natural resources along with the management skills pushed him to pursue his happiness.
Wael Elhammady [Electrical Engineering]
Wael is an engineering specialist at SNC Lavalin. He has 22 years in automation/instrumentation and electrical engineering
Shady Elleithy [Banking & Finance]
Shady is a Business Account Manager at RBC Royal Bank. He has 14 years of experience in banking, Finance and wealth management.
Ahmed Ibrahim [Accounting & taxation]
Ahmed is an entrepreneur and a professional accountant, with more than 15 years experience. He owns and operates several businesses in North America and the Middle East. Ahmed offers coaching in the fields of accounting, taxation, business administration and entrepreneurship.
Sameh Rabie [Telecommunication & Artificial Intelligence]
Sameh is a Ph.D holder from McGill University in Telecommunication. He is a telecommunication expert. His expertise is in the fields of networking, telecommunication and artificial Intelligence. He is currently a consultant to US and Canadian companies.
Ali Salaheddin [Computer Engineering]
Ali has 8 years experience in Software Development along with experience in OOP and embedded systems development, and a strong background in C/C++ and Java.
Marcus Zacharia [Health Care (non-for profit)]
Marcus is a Multicultural Health Navigator at the Ottawa Newcomer Health Centre. He has 10 years experience in Healthcare and 20 years of community volunteering.
Are you wondering how to celebrate Eid El Fitr with your family and friends this year, ECCAO has made a plan and is excited to invite you and your family and friends to celebrate Eid El Fitr together on Sat, June 8, 2019 at a beautiful seating area reserved for ECCAO at Robbie’s restaurant, where you can enjoy delicious Italian cuisine in a warm comfortable atmosphere with a cozy fireplace and an abundance of friendly service and smiles.
Location and Date:
1531 St Laurent Blvd, Ottawa, ON K1G 1A1
Saturday, June 8, 2019 from 12:00 to 3:30 PM
A wide selection of the Robbie’s restaurant menu items (click here) to view the menu items.
Spaces are limited to 70 seats, number of attendees must be confirmed by Sunday, June 2, 2019. If you plan to attend, please fill in the following form or call Dahlia at 613-413-8215 before deadline date.
ECCAO will provide the drinks (water, coffee, tea), dates, and the hall setup items for the Iftar.
You will bring:
1- Families with last name start from A to M, to bring two dishes:
a. Meat, chicken or fish
(some guests have Halal only meat diet restrictions, let’s be considerate for their diet)
b. Rice or pasta
2- Families with last name start from N to Z, to bring two dishes:
a. Cooked vegetable or Salad
b. Deserts or Fruits
3- Singles, to bring Bread or Water Packs.
Please don’t forget to bring serving utensils for your dishes, and kindly be prepared to take your dishes leftover.
Cost: Members: Free Admission for ECCAO members who paid the 2019 membership in full
Members who have not paid the full membership yet will pay $8/adult and $15/family, but this amount will be deducted from their second membership installment. Non-members: $8/adult and $15/family
To help us and avoid delays, please bring exact change.
– 8:00-8:30 pm Registration and Seating
– 8:00-10:00 pm Kids Corner (see below)
– 8:30-9:15 pm Iftar
– 9:15-9:30 pm Welcoming Words
– 9:30-10:30 pm Group photo, Deserts, Socialization
– 10:30-11:00 pm cleaning
Note: Prayer space is available, please bring your prayer mats and sheets.
Kids Corner: Kids Corner activities starts at 8:00 pm, kids can come and go until 10:00 pm.
Ramadan cards with LED light and coin battery! (Age 8-12) Join the kids table to create your own Ramadan card with LED lights! Think of who you will give the card to and what words you will put inside!
In order for us to prepare for the event appropriately, we need to know the following information. Please fill in the following form.
This event is sponsored by Wadah Al-Ghosen and The Vertex Team.
Come join for a Scavenger hunt at the market, on Saturday, May 4, 2019.
Meet in front of BeaverTails – ByWard Market at 5:30 pm (69 George St, Ottawa, ON K1N 1K1). Scavenger hunt starts at 6pm.
Once the game finishes, we will go to “The Loft Board Game Lounge” for food and board games! The winner group will be announced at the Loft and will get a prize!
Wanna explore new cultural places?
Wanna have a “Night At The Museum” fun?
Then join us in our upcoming event.
For ages 19+
ECCAO Youth are going to the Nature Nocturne party at The Canadian Museum of Nature on Friday 26th at 8 PM. In the party we get to explore the museum at night, see the exhibits in a party spirit, dance under giant jellyfish!
The idea is that the museum turns to dance club with a different nature inspired theme for one night every month. This time the theme is The Deep Blue.
The dress code is classic pants + shirts (no suits) for men and cute dresses for women
– 6:00-6:30 People arrive
– 6:30-7:30 Socialising and sharing finger food
– 7:30-10:45 Entertainment program
—Guitare performance, Individuals Karaoke, Bachata dance, Debka dance, board games,
ping pong competition
– 10:45-11:00 Closing
– 11:00-11:30 Cleaning 🙂
Join us for a fun night! In response to several requests received, we will be hosting an entertainment evening!
The entertainment program will include recreational Karaoke, guitar performance along with ping pong and board games.
– Fancy private party room near Lyon N / Laurier W downtown Ottawa. Exact address and access info will be emailed to participants 24 hours before the event.
What to bring?
Halal “meat or chicken” or vegetarian finger food* to share with other. We will order few pizza and some drinks.
*Small items that do not require handling/utensils
What is Karaoke and how to contribute?
– It is YOU! singing as a rocking star and us cheering you up! And because there is no band to set the music for you, you will perform on the karaoke (music without singer voice). This is a recreational Karaoke that is based on Youtube clips.
Interested in Karaoke ?
If you are interested to sing live on microphone:
1) Search for the song that you like to perform on youtube
– It should be the SOUND ONLY without voice but with lyric for example “https://youtu.be/bOzKrQfkQAE”