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Organization: Palestine House Educational and Cultural Centre  
Phone Numbers: 905-270-3622
Fax: 905-270-3628
3195 Erindale Station Rd
Mississauga, ON
L5C 1Y5
Intersection: Between Dundas St W and Central Pkwy W
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible    Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-5pm
Executives: Fadlo Mekail - President
Mahmoud Jasser - Executive Director
Service Description: Seniors Committee - organizes monthly dinner gatherings for the older men in the community to share food and thoughts * organizes activities and events such as card games, computer-literacy training, and field trips to festivals, national parks, and recreation areas

Youth Committee - aims to bring youth from the community together in a space where they can work toward common goals - in coordination with the Palestine House Resource Centre * brings youth and seniors from the community together to record the narratives and stories of our people, and to research, document and record these stories * group trips - picnics, paintball games, sporting events, theatre and music performances, etc * organizing social events and gatherings to bring people together, and showcase local talent * organizing sporting events, such as basketball and football (soccer) pick-up games and tournaments in the area, as well as supporting the community's athletic teams

Arts Programs - offers arts and performance projects aimed at preserving heritage art forms (such as dabkah and oriental/ Eastern music) * develops contemporary art (such as theatre and contemporary Eastern music) that builds on a history of Palestinian cultural production * hosts occasional art and photo exhibits, invites artists to give presentations about their work, and organizes trips to arts festivals in Toronto, Montreal and Detroit

- no experience required * theatre troupe meets to do acting drills and exercises * improvise skits * work together to write scenes and plays that express views on various issues and topics

Music Classes - for people wanting to learn and/or perform Sharqi (Eastern): Music of the Arab world, played on instruments rarely seen in Canada * instrument/s currently offered – violin

Dabkah Classes/ Dabkah Troupe - for beginners and Dabbeekeh * dance-form that symbolizes a connection to the land

Heritage Archive - In coordination with the Palestine House Resource Centre, the arts program is working to build an archive of Arab and Palestinian artwork, and art resources * materials collected include digitized artwork * books of and about Arab and Palestinian art * political poster art * taped theatre, music and dance pieces and performances

Meeting: Seniors' Committee 1st Fri of every month.
Fees: Membership - $50/yr/person; $30/yr/youth; Family: $80/yr
Languages: English ; French ; Arabic
Area(s) Served:
Bolton Caledon, Bramalea, Brampton, Dufferin, North Etobicoke, Malton, West Woodbridge, North West Mississauga, South West Mississauga  
See Also: English/French as a Second Language (ESL/FSL) Training Programs
Ethnocultural Groups
Fitness, Recreational and Social Programs for Seniors
Immigrant, Newcomer and Refugee Services

This information was last completely updated on June 19, 2018

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