This thread is about Canada Visit 2005. Please do not put general Didar texts here. Only Visit info for Canada 2005
There is another thread for general info on Didar, please put your poems, texts and in general whatever is not specific to Canada Visit 2005 in that section. Do not clog this section with general writtings. Thanks!
I will have moved texts on Didar of general nature to the other section.
Special rates our Hotel has created for Hazar Imam's Padramani:
2-DoubleBed CAD$89.00 plus 15% taxes, 2 persons in a room.
2-DoubleBed CAD$105.00 plus 15% taxes, 4 persons in a room.
2-QueenBed CAD$99.00 plus 15% taxes, 2 persons in a room.
2-QueenBed CAD$119.00 plus 15% taxes, 4 persons in a room.
Our Hotel is located at the intersection of Warden Avenue and HWY 401, on the public transport line. The website address is
All the best.
HOWARD JOHNSON INN & SUITES TORONTO EAST
received by email. I am not sure this is accurate as it does not say what happens to Ismailis arriving last moment for Didar nor for Ismailis who do not have relatives in Canada.
1. There is going to be No website for registeration for the Non Canadian Jamat.
2. Therefore the registeration for visitors from outside Canada will have to be done manually in all local JKs, starting tomorrow, (Thurs. May 25th) by the family and friends residing in Canada.
3. Once registered, a confirmation # will be given for each person registered.
4. These visitors will then have to collect Padhramni admission cards personally from the same JK. they have been registered at. Passport or Green Card will have to be shown as ID.
5. It is advised that all those travelling should make sure to get their Health Insurance and also get cover for any pre existing ailments.
6. You will have no choice, as the rest of us, whether you are allocated morning Deedar or the afternoon Deedar.
In order for you to get Registered, following info is req for each of the person wishing to be at the Padhramni.
PASSPORT or GREEN CARD#
YEAR OF BIRTH.
This is to inform all of you:
The Ontario Jamat is invited to a grand celebration event on
Saturday, May 28th at the National Trade Centre
located on the CNE grounds in downtown Toronto.
The event will commence after Jamatkhana ceremonies
and will include Geet Mehfil, Dandia, Raas, delicious
food and activities for children.
Jamati members requiring transportation are requested
to register their names with volunteers seated in
their respective Jamatkhanas by Thursday May 26th, 2005.
*The National Padhramni Geet Mehfil has been confirmed as follows:
May 28, 2005 - Toronto
June 3 & 4, 2005 - Vancouver
June 5, 2005 - Edmonton
Montreal & Calgary will have independent programs separetely.
Artist are: Karim Vellani,Toronto; Afrose Vellani - Toronto; Taufik Karmali
- Seattle; Nimet Jaffer - Vancouver. Khurshid Merchant has confirmed to
perform in vancouver only (both shows)
Qasida Recitor will be provided by the local ITREB Chairs
Music Cordinator: Karim Vellani
Toronto - Bashir mawji - Cell 416-721-5331 Res 905-770-2518
Calgary - Salma Jadevji - 403-259-8557
Vancouver - Hanif Chatur - 604-438-2167
Edmonton - Aziz Bootwala - 780-945-9673
All the logistics will be executed by the local Arts and Culture team
All travel will be organized by hanif Chatur
Venues, time and ticket information is not known
Venue is QUEEN ELIZABETH THEATRE - aNNOUNCED AT JK. *
*TORONTO DEEDAR INFORMATION
It is now confirmed that the venue in Toronto is Exhibition Place
(known as CNE) National Trade Centre located in Downtown Toronto. 100 Princes' Blvd. Toronto, Ontario, M6K3C3, Canada.
* There will be buses going from most JK to the venue to avoid issues
with parking. You need to register at local JK for it.
*REGISTRATION* - *Non-Canadian Jamat*
* Non-canadian jamat may now register by providing their registration
info to a canadian resident (host) via email/phone and *the host may pick up the pass (with appropriate ID) on behalf of the visitors. **Host is
responsible*for their visitors' actions!
Visitors must provide: First Name, Last Name, Date of Birth, Passport #,
Country of Citizenship, Address of Originating Country, Modes of
Transportation from Origin, Arrival Date, & host info.
*REGISTRATION* - *Canadian Jamat*
* Register at your local JK. The time for your deedar (AM or PM) depends
on the JK you register at.
* Register Online here <http://www.iicanada.org/register2005>.
* Officially ends May 27th, 2005. There will be exceptions.
Volunteer registration ended on May 24th, 2005. You may contact the
vice-captain at your local JK for more info.
This is of interest to people who go for Didar in vancouver..
This information is General for those coming through Vancouver Airport and possiblly renting a car or Staying at Vancouver Airport Delta Hotel.
Forgot to add, Darkhana , 4010 Canada Way, Burnaby
The airport and your hotel in (Richmond) is connected by several bridges/overpass, from the airport is the one you need to know it is called Arthur Lang bridge/overpass, there is two lanes both ways you stay in the right lane both times going and coming, on the bridge there is a clearly marked sign that says city center via the Granville st or continue on via Marine drive eastbound
Dont make a left on Cambie but continue on Marine Drive Eastbound until you reach Boundary Road, You Make a left on Boundary Road and Continue on till you get to Canada Way make a right at Hanna Medical Building 4 blocks from Boundary Road to the east on Canada way is Darkhana on your right, you turn right on Curle Avenue, you are there Bingo Curle ave and Canada way
I am very happy to hear from you and I will give you two routes to follow from your hotel to two location and than one from one location to other. Lets begin with point of reference N.E.W.S, Your hotel is in the south (Richmond) of both locations you need to attend is in (Vancouver) 30 to 45 minute drive north from your hotel.
Route 1 From the airport and your hotel is the same to reach the Deedar site Pan Pacific
The airport and your Delta hotel in (Richmond) is connected by several bridges/overpass, from the airport is the one you need to know it is called Arthur Lang bridge/overpass, there is two lanes both ways you stay in the right lane both times going and coming, on the bridge there is a clearly marked sign that says city center via the Granville st or the next one is via Marine drive and left on Cambie street.
Both Cambie street and Granville streets end in downtown, I recommend you take the Granville street exit, after 30 mins on Granville going north you cross over another bridge Called Granville bridge to enter downtown, once in downtown, make a left on Davie street from Granville, third street parallel to Granville is Burrard Street you make a right from Davie onto Burrard, at the end of Burrard, Where Burrard street ends is Pan Pacific, the Deedar location.
Route 2 from your hotel to PNE
The airport and your hotel in (Richmond) is connected by several bridges/overpass, from the airport is the one you need to know it is called Arthur Lang bridge/overpass, there is two lanes both ways you stay in the right lane both times going and coming, on the bridge there is a clearly marked sign that says city center via the Granville st or the next one is via Marine drive and left on Cambie street.
Dont make a left on Cambie but continue on Marine Drive Eastbound until you reach Boundary Road, You Make a left on Boundary Road and Continue on till you get to Hastings Street, from Boundary Road you make a Left on Hastings street this intersection is a 3500 block of Hastings street, the numbers should be decreasing as you Approach PNE (on your right side) 2901 Hastings street (dont look for 2901 number you wont see it) , couple blocks west of Boundary Road. You turn right on renfrew street from Hastings st and enter via gate # 2 or gate #6.
Route 3 between Pan Pacific and PNE
A) Burrard st from PNE going to Pan Pacific stay on Hastings street turn right on Burrard st.
B) Renfrew st from Pan Pacific to PNE stay on Hastings street turn left on Renfrew st.
C) Is for Refrence only it is Boundary Road
I have added couple of links for your convienience, I hope this helps
The National Visit 2005 Hotline for deedar in Toronto and Vancouver has been launched. The toll free number is 1-866-447-2005 and will be open from 7:00am to midnight.
Registration, Travel and Accommodation info is available at www.VISIT2005.ca
The website above is for registration for BOTH Canadians and Non-Canadians NOW. It lets you register for Deedar while specifying a Jamat Khana for pickup of the admission card. The website DOES NOT let you select if someone needs a "Chair". I called the hotline and the representative on the hotline recommended that those with "Special Needs" and their family should register at the Canadian JKs (through friends and family in Canada if Non-Canadian with Special Needs) as they have a special needs desk there.
Lastly, in case you haven't received the Venue info already, www.deedar2005.com has the following locations listed:
Vancouver, BC - Deedar Information
& Exhibition Centre
Suite 200, 999 Canada Place
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Telephone: (604) 689-8232
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