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”
ECCAO invites you to come and enjoy our first Qahwa of the year 2019. This includes a one hour special seminar to better understand the investments possibilities and wealth management practices for short or long-term financial goals – buying a home, paying for an education, living well in retirement or planning your estate, presented by: Mohammad Radwan from Investors Group.
Location and Time:
Nepean Sportsplex – Hall F – address can be found here
Sat, Apr 6, 2019 from 6:30 to 10:00 PM
ECCAO members: Free Admission
Non member: $5.00 for single and $10.00 for family
Bring finger food, ECCAO will serve tea and coffee.
“Origins” showcases the multicultural mosaic and heritage in Canada. It honours the arts and culture of our First Nations, as well as, conveys a strong message of unity and intercultural understanding at a time of rising xenophobia and Islamophobia. This is essential, since our target audience is from all backgrounds and walks of life.
Furthermore, this concert sheds light on Canadian First Nations’ arts and culture, honours our indigenous people and history, and brings to the forefront the spirit of truth and reconciliation that is an important milestone in our country’s history; a milestone which will indelibly drive home that the democratic values of an inclusive society such as ours are shared by all Canadians.
The concert material was prepared jointly by Hassan Tamim (HT) of the Canadian Arabic Orchestra and Choir (CAO), Wafa Al Zaghal (Canadian Arabic Orchestra President & CEO) and Laura Grizzlypaws (LG) in liaison with Rumi Canada who are providing the twirling Dervishes.
“أصول هو عمل خاص من انتاج الأوركسترا الكندية العربية و الشاعر حسن تميم بالتعاون مع مؤسسة رومي كندا ، مركز تورونتو للسكان الأصليين الكنديين و متحف الأغا خان
العمل يدمج مؤلفات موسيقية خاصة مع الموسيقى التراثية لسكان كندا الأصليين ، الموسيقى العربية عموماً ، موسيقى التراث الفلسطيني تحديداً ورقص الدراويش
يقدم العمل مجموعة من الموسيقيين والمغنيين من اعضاء الأوركسترا الكندية العربية و مغنية موسيقى السكان الأصليين الفنانة لارا جريزليباوز ويرافقهم راقصي موسيقى الدراويش من اعضاء مركز رومي كندا
التوزيع الموسيقي: حسن تميم، وفا الزغل، لارا غرزليباوز
As we continue to explore different ways of promoting Egyptian culture, art and music and building on our successful partnership with Jokermail Production in securing special discounts for the bands that they invite to perform in Canada. Jokermail has recently announced their next project, Cairokee band who will be performing in Toronto and Montreal. The most influential and progressive band of the new Egyptian generation. Click here to read more about the band and their music and check their Facebook page here
In partnership with Jokermail Productions, ECCAO is pleased to provide their members with discounted tickets for the event (find the seating chart below):
Regular Standing= $45.00
Balcony Back= $35.00
For our non-members, ECCAO will be providing tickets at the following prices:
Regular Standing= $51.00
Balcony Back= $41.00
Since the event is in Montreal, ECCAO is looking into transportation options for the community. Alongside the Carleton University Egyptian Student’s Association (ESA), ECCAO is offering round-trip transportation by school bus at $20.00/person. If you are interested in alternate forms of transportation (i.e. Carpooling), please see the form below.
To purchase your tickets and/or to cover your transportation, ECCAO will be accepting E-transfer/INTERAC to firstname.lastname@example.org using Cairokee as your password. Please fill the following form below no later than Thursday March 14, 2019 to confirm your tickets. If you will be using one of the transportation services ECCAO is advertising, we ask that you fill in the form no later than Sunday March 10, 2019 so we can confirm our numbers. ECCAO cannot guarantee transportation if the form is not complete by Sunday March 10, 2019. Tickets and transportation will be on a first come, first served basis following payment confirmation. If you need more information, contact Amany Alhadka 613-408-4091 email@example.com or Khaled Badawi 613-710-3360 firstname.lastname@example.org and include our phone numbers.
Carleton University ESA’s 8th Annual Ana Wenta W Masr Gala
The event will be held on Saturday March 2, 2019 from 6:30 to 11:00 PM at Lago Bar Grill (1001 Queen Elizabeth Dr, Ottawa, ON K1S 5K7) at the beautiful Dow’s Lake Pavilion. This is the very first time that the ESA will be hosting the event off-campus!
From belly dancing and exquisite food, to comedy plays and fashion shows, we hope that the ECCAO community will come out and support our youth! This year, the event theme will be “Alf Leila w Leila” (1001 Nights), and it will be a small replication of a night by the Nile. The vibes, the music, and most importantly, YOU! We hope that you’ll join the ESA and ECCAO to reminisce the amazing feeling of being an Egyptian abroad.
ECCAO will be selling tickets to the event at the special early bird discounted rate of $45.00. We ask that you please E-transfer/INTERAC to email@example.com using AWWM as your password, no later than Wednesday February 27 so we can confirm our numbers with the ESA. Please e-mail either Tasneem Abbass (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Khaled Badawi (email@example.com) with the names of your attendees.
We hope that you will take this amazing opportunity to come out and support our local Egyptian youth!
You are invited to the ECCAO Annual General Meeting taking place on Sunday, February 10, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the Nepean Sportsplex – Hall F.
This is the time to become a member or renew your ECCAO membership. Accepted membership payment methods on site are cheque or cash. Contact us if you prefer to make your payment before the AGM trough e-Transfer (INTERAC).
Come to review the ECCAO Activities Report and elect the board of directors for 2019. Below you will find the updated Agenda for the night:
Consideration and adoption of minutes of the last annual general meeting
Reports of President and Directors
Consideration and adoption of documents tabled, budget, financial statement, and auditor’s report
Nomination and Ratification of the Advisory Committee
Election of the Directors and the President
Election Committee Report
Selection of Election Committee Chairman (following year)
Selection of Financial Auditor (following year)
ECCAO will provide Coffee and Tea.
Please bring finger food, healthy snacks or sweets. Some of you have offered to bring traditional Egyptian food and we are certainly looking forward to that!
ECCAO would like to invite you and your family to its annual Christmas Dinner on Sunday, January 13, 2019, 4:30 PM at the Tucker’s Marketplace Restaurant dinner buffet.
Confirm your attendance with the number of attendees by filling in the form below. Deadline for confirmation is Wednesday, January 9, 2019. You may also contact Wael Tamraz at firstname.lastname@example.org / +1-613-413-1918
Our last Qahwa for 2018 is just around the corner! go no further on Saturday, December 8th! Come have fun with other members, family and friends.
We are honored to announce that during this Qahwa, Dr. Abdel Latif will showcase some of his best shots taken around the Ottawa region. During his presentation, he will provide tips on how to take best shots!!
Nepean Sportsplex – Hall F – address can be found here
(to offset the hall rental)
ECCAO members: $3.00 for single and $5.00 for family
Non member: $5.00 for single and $10.00 for family
Craving for Egyptian fteer?? we’re excited to have Amr Elgendy catering “feteer meshaltet, honey and mesh”!! Serving per person costs $5 and it includes 1/4 feteer and your choice of either cheese or honey.
Our tradition of requesting members to provide finger food continues, in case you are not interested in the feteer. As usual, ECCAO will serve tea and coffee.
Don’t miss this last Qahwa of the year as we promise you fun, Egyptian traditional feteer and a tour around Ottawa through the lens of Dr. Abdel Latif!