While we are all outwardly different, we are also at the same time more alike than we might otherwise believe. This is a central tenet of community and our awareness of community.
On Saturday November 2nd The Shops on Steeles & 404 held an event to celebrate Diwali. Diwali is a 5 day festival and one of the the most important festivals in the Hindu and, becomingly increasingly important, in the Canadian calendar.
Diwali translates more or less as a “Festival of Lights, but fundamentally it is a celebration of the triumph of good over evil and something we can all identify with. Interestingly it is also similar to the North American Thanksgiving celebrations in that it marks the end of the harvest season. So, while we are all outwardly different, we are also at the same time more alike than we might otherwise believe, which is a central tenet of community awareness.
My take is that Diwali is a magical time filled with light and love.
The management at The Shops on Steeles organize this event every year. This year dancers from the Laya Bhava Dance Academy performed many beautiful and colourful dances.
Mosaic was there to volunteer our time in serving refreshments at this wonderful community event.
The Shops on Steels & 404 management is a community focussed mall. Each and every day you can see people shopping, meeting, talking and eating at Judy’s Deli or the Melia Cafe. The mall is extremely active in hosting events – the yearly fall fair, holiday events, fashion shows, March Break activities etc – and also participates in outside events (e.g. at the Thornhill Seniors Centre).