Toronto Regioanl News.
1. We held our annual Mothers Day celebration on Sunday May 9th in Mississauga. The function began at 12:00 PM, with over 60 CNS members attending. Ensuring that the mothers felt comfortable and appreciated, the fathers and kids organized and prepared for the event. The event commenced with a bhajan song performed by the kids, who later shared their favorite qualities about their mothers. The youth then shared poems dedicated to their moms. Some of the adults took this opportunity to thank their moms. As a culmination to the entertainment, Balan and V Pal performed a comedic skit about cooking for the function. Lastly, Annamalai and Yegappan recollected moments with their mothers and reminded the gathering about their importance. While the dads and kids set up the food, the mothers enjoyed a game organized by Subi. We then indulged in a variety of traditional delicacies prepared by the dads and kids.
2. Banu and Annamalai threw a baby shower this weekend (May 15th) for their daughter-in-law Subathra. The shower, attended by family and friends from Canada and US, took place at Annamalai's residence. Over 90 guests were present and everyone had a great time. Dinner was served after the event.
3.On Sunday May 23rd, Chitra, Nandha, Annamalai, Chinnameyyappan, Sala, Ramu and Solai threw Palaniappan and Chittu a surprise 25th wedding anniversary celebration. This event was held at Chinnameyyappan and Sala's house where over 60 guests attended. The entertainment began with a hilarious skit parodying Chittu and V Pal's life, followed by a series of heartfelt speeches from Alagu, Anand, Sam T Sadaps and Annamalai. The group then enjoyed tasty delicacies prepared by the achis after which, Arthi and Valli Kannan entertained the guests with a series of short and funny games. Then, Chinnameyyappan read out a vazhthu and Chitra and Nandha made eloquent speeches dedicated to their parents. The entertainment ended with a slideshow with sentimental and comical pictures. The night culminated with the cake cutting ceremony, where the crowd was surprised to hear that it was also Chinnameyyappan and Sala's 15th wedding anniversary. So a heartfelt congratulations to both couples from the CNS families!
4.Meena Srinivasan's baby shower was held at Solai & Ramu's house on Jun 12. It was a fairly large shower with over 60 guests attending the event. Meena's mum and dad were present for the event. During the ceremony the expectant mother was decked with colourful bangles, kungumam, santhanam and flowers. Arthi Chinnameyyappan hosted a game for the men and finally dinner was served.
5.Father's Day was celebrated at Meena and Suppiah's house on Sunday, June 20th. The fathers were pampered with a BBQ lunch that was prepared by the ladies. Everyone enjoyed the BBQ and the nice summer weather.