Victoria BC Canada
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Nowruz Saal Tahvil
Spring Equinox 2023 | Nowruz
We wish you all a very happy new year; Nowruz pirouz!
Victoria Time (PST): Monday, March 20th, 14:24:27
Iran Time (IRST): Tuesday March 21st 00:54:27
Sizdah Be' Dar
Sizdah Be' Dar Picnic
Goldstream Provintial Park
Bring pot luck, picnic, BBQ...
Has running water, but no electricity
Stove top food heating up
Need a Ride / Can Give a Ride
If you need a ride
, take bus #50 from downtown, at Victoria General Hospital exit, Helmcken Road & Trans Canada Highway, get off the bus, stay at the bus stop on the over-pass ramp facing West.
You can also take take bus #14 from UVic or downtown, but have to cross the over-pass ramp to the North side.
If you can give a ride
, take Trans Canada Highway, at Victoria General Hospital exit (Helmcken Road & Trans Canada Highway), take the hospital exit and meet students waiting at the bus stop on the over-pass ramp. Set your map destination to remind you to pick up UVic students at the highway.
Map: City Hall to Helmcken Rd
Map: Helmcken Rd to Goldstream Park
Brought to you by: Victoria Iranian-Persian Cultural Society
Nowruz Saal Tahvil at UVic
Petch Fountain, in front of the McPherson library
Celebrate the Spring Equinox, Nowruz
Also a tribute to those who lost their lives in the "Woman, Life, Liberty" Revolution
as we gather around the Haft Sin table to welcome the beginning of 1402
The Spring of Freedom is near...
UVic Iranian Students Association
Nowruz in Nanaimo
Nowruz in Nanaimo
Tue, 21 March
Malaspina Theatre 900 Fifth Street
Potluck & live music
"Woman, Life, Liberty" exhibition
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Some of our short-notice events don't make it to our website
and are only announced on the FaceBook page
Support the Feminist Revolution in Iran
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!
Iranian visa students are coming to town and need a place to rent.
Do you have a place you can give or rent to them?
Victoria Rental Listings for Students / برای اجاره دانشجویی
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Temporary public policy for nationals of Iran in Canada as temporary residents
These new facilitative measures are in effect and individuals can apply until February 28, 2024
This public policy will allow eligible Iranian nationals currently in Canada as temporary residents to apply for the following at no cost: extension of their temporary resident status in Canada, open work permits, study permits
Eligible applications submitted in Canada will be processed on a priority basis.
Canadian citizens and permanent residents living in Iran will also be able to apply for the following documents, at no cost, to help facilitate their travel: limited-validity Canadian passports, Canadian citizenship certificates, permanent resident travel documents
Student Bank Referral
Are you a student & new to town? Persian Club can help you in setting up a bank account & getting a Credit Card. We will get you a free chequing account from which you can pay all your bills for free. We also get you the best student-friendly Credit Card. You will also get $50 signing-up bonus, to boot. You will be helping Persian Club as well as the club gets a bonus for referring you to the bank, too.
Contact Persian Club www.PersianClub.Ca
Currency Exchange Rates
Visa students, wondering whether you should buy & bring U.S. Dollar, or Canadian Dollar?
Normally, you are better off exchanging your money only once, for you lose money with each exchange.
But, since the Gov.ir is artificially keeping the $USD low, the above rule does not apply.
To help you make an educated guess, here are the currency exchange rates:
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.
Home Internet Plans
- How much data do I need? Calculator
- How much speed do I need?
- 1 Mbps connection: 1MB file will take eight seconds to download
- Netflix: 3 Mbps for one standard-quality stream
- Netflix: 5 Mbps for a high-definition stream
- Min 1 Mbps upload speed for quality video conferencing
- Cellphone & Home Internet prices coming down; do not sign up long-term contracts
- Find Internet Deals
- 5/1 Mbps $34
- 15/1.5 Mbps $45
- Unlimited Data
- Installation: $0
- Activation: $0
- Need Modem
- No Contract
- Modems & Routers for sale, contact
- DSL 6/1 Mbps 400GB $30
- DSL 6/1 Mbps Unlimited GB $35
- Monthly Dry Loop included
- Cable 5/0.5 Mbps 400GB $24
- Cable 5/0.5 Mbps Unlimited GB $29
- Cable 30/5 Mbps Unlimited GB $40
- Cable 60/6 Mbps Unlimited GB $50
- Prepaid. Activation Fee $49.95 (ask them to wave it). Compatible modem is required, which can be purchased or rented from TekSavvy for an additional cost, with $10 fee for shipping (buy used locally or ask them to wave it). Overages on capped plans are $0.25/GB to a maximum of $25 on plans up to 50 Mbps. Taxes extra.
- No Contract
- Modems & Routers for sale, contact
- One year Student Plan, no commitment, 100 Mbps $60
- Shaw sales 50 Mbps for $35/$40/$45 and more, shop around
- Hamid Nazem, Shaw Salesman YellowPages.PersianClub.Ca
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
Sending Money to/from Iran
Please get in touch with www.PersianClub.Ca if you wish to send money to/from Iran
We can put you in touch with community members who can help you
You both save transaction fees, no commissions fees
You both get the best exchange rate; average of buy & sell rates
Secure; you sit together, transfer funds online in Iran bank accounts & get paid
Need Iran bank account's "Shabaa" number for online fund transfer
Join Victoria Iranian Women's Facebook Group
& help build community
UVic Persian Music Club
Persian Classical Music
Practice & Rehersals
Most Tuesdays 18:30
UVic, Cornett B112
Make Every Vote Count
To make every vote count,
support our campaign for
Electoral Reform & Proportional Representation
to bring Democracy to Canada.
38 years in prison & 148 lashes
The Islamic regime has just imposed a very heavy sentence on Nasrin Sotoudeh, prominent Iranian Human-Rights & Women's-Rights lawyer, the harshest sentence
Amnesty International has documented against a Human-Rights defender in Iran in recent years, suggesting that the authorities - emboldened by pervasive impunity for human rights violations - are stepping up their repression. - Amnesty International
- First sentence: 5 years in prison
- Second sentence: 33 years in prison & 148 lashes
- Total: 38 years in prison & 148 lashes
Being denied a lawyer of her choice, neither Nasrin nor her lawyer were present in court to defend her for this sentencing, she was tried in absentia
, and this sentence was delivered to Nasrin in her prison cell. - Reza Khandan, Facebook
"Nasrin Sotoudeh has dedicated her life to defending women's rights and speaking out against the death penalty - it is utterly outrageous that Iran's authorities are punishing her for her human rights work" - Amnesty International
The Islamic regime knows they don't have to imprison every Iranian, they just need to get their leaders.
Let us start a
# storm campaign to free Nasrin.
Helping Visa Students
Helping Iranian Foreign Visa Students
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, 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
- We can recommend them for free rent in exchange for house sitting
- Send us your suggestions
Persian Club Needs Help
Persian club needs web hosting. If you subscribe to Telus internet (have @Telus.Net email address), you can help. Telus gives free web hosting with internet subscription, and if you are not using yours, please let Persian Club use it. Chokh mamnoun!
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