Victoria BC Canada

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Music Lessons

Douglas Hensley
Classical & Folk Music
Classical Strings, Guitar, Lute & Harp
Teaches in English, Persian & French
Victoria Conservatory of Music Teacher

Music Teacher

Nima Golmohammadi نیما گل محمدی
Guitar & Piano
Teaches in English & Persian
کلاسهای تابستانی موسیقی در شهر ویکتوریا | به صورت خصوصی و گروهی | آموزش گیتار کلاسیک | آموزش گیتار پاپ ( همراهی گیتار و آواز) | آموزش ukulele (گیتاری کوچک با چهار سیم) | آموزش پیانوی مقدماتی | آموزش تئوری موسیقی | آموزش سلفژ | جلسه ی مشاوره رایگان | نیما گل محمدی بیش از دوازده سال مدرس گیتار در آموزشگاه های موسیقی تهران بوده، لیسانس نوازندگی گیتار از دانشگاه هنر تهران دارد و در حال حاضر دانشجوی فوق لیسانس نوازندگی گیتار در دانشگاه ویکتوریا میباشد.

Shaw & Telus Internet

  • Shaw Student Plan
  • One year plan, no commitment
  • $60/m
  • Internet Speed: 100 MegaBits/Sec

  • Shaw
  • Two-Year ValuePlan
  • Two years commitment
  • $40/m first year
  • A little more the second year

  • Telus
  • Two years commitment
  • $35/m
  • www.telus.com

Persian or Farsi?

Exonym / Endonym
India, China, Egypt, and Germany are the English-language exonyms corresponding to the endonyms Bharat, 中国 (Zhōngguó), مَصر (Mesr), and Deutschland, respectively.
Chinese, Persian, Turkish, Arabic, and German are exonyms in English for the languages that are endonymously known as "中文" ("Zhōngwén"), "فارسی" ("Fārsi"), "Türkçe", "العَرَبِيَّة" ("al-Arabiyah"), and "Deutsch", respectively. Reference
French / Français
German / Deutsche
Japanese / Nihon-go
Turkish / Türkçe
Spanish / Español
Arabic / العَرَبِيَّة
Persian / فارسی
ما فارسی صحبت می‌کنیم,
but we speak Persian.
We do not speak Farsi!

Persian Library

Persian Library is looking for a home
Self checkout; help yourself; check yourself out a book in the list provided
We need book donations, if you would like to put your books into good use
We also need magazine subscriptions; consider a donation

UVic Persian Music Club

Persian Classical Music
Practice & Rehersals
Most Tuesdays 18:30
UVic, Cornett B112
Facebook Group

Make Every Vote Count

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Helping Visa Students

Helping Iranian Foreign Visa Students
Once an East Indian student and his family left the ignorance and discrimination of India for the greener pastures of Uganda. After a year of studying medicine at Shiraz Pahlavi University, the student offered his resignation to the university. When asked why, he explained how Idi Amin, the Ugandan dictator, blaming foreigners for his mismanagement, had seized his parent's farm, the parent could not send him any more money, and he could no longer afford his education. Shiraz Pahlavi University then gave him free tuition and room & board so that he could continue his studies. He finished his medical school, became a GP, and is now serving the community right here in Canada. Quite a few of his patients are Iranians. He has learnt the Persian language, mastered the Persian music, and loves Googoosh. Shiraz Pahlavi University made the right decision then and the world is a much better place because of it.

Today the table has turned. Iran's economy is so bad and the currency is doing so poorly that the Afghan migrant workers are fleeing Iran to go back home to Afghanistan, for their currency, Afghani, is now more valuable than IRR.

With the Iranian Rial at a free fall and the US$ hovering around 15,000 T (150,000 IRR), Iranian foreign visa students have a hard time covering their education costs. Couple of them could not afford to come back to school after the Summer holidays.

We must help them out!

Here are a few practical suggestions on how the community can help the students:
- Give them an unused room you can not be bothered to rent out
- Rent them a room in exchange for occasional babysitting or help & companionship for the elderly
- Money transfer: When sending money to your parents in Iran, instead of using a currency exchange service, give CAD$ to students here in Canada & they deposit IRR to a bank account in Iran. Online bank money transfers are now done instantaneously; it can be done right in front of you. We can help the students out by giving them a favourable & reasonable exchange rate
- Give them a job
- We can write letters to UVic/RRU/Camosun Student Awards & Financial Aid Offices explaining their plight and requesting a favourable look on their student-aid application
- Maybe UVic Iranian Students Association & the انجمن can cooperate and hold a monthly disco night at the Vertigo for the community to come together, have fun, and raise funds for the students
- UVic, SUB Felicita's has a $500 prize to be won for the best party
- We can recommend them for free rent in exchange for house sitting
- Send us your suggestions or bring them to the next Persian Poetry Night

Niki, an Iranian BCIT visa student, has taken to GoFundMe to fund her education. Please help her

Food For Thought

Khod Rahaagar, the bulletin of Hezb-e' Iran-e' Aabaad, argues that inoculating Iran against reproduction of dictatorship & winning the next revolution is predicated on forming organized political parties. For the best news analysis, watch newscast on YouTube or listen to their podcast

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