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Nowruz Saal Tahvil

We wish you all a very happy new year; Nowruz pirouz!
Victoria Time (PST): Thursday March 19, 2020, 20:47:13
Iran Time (IRST): Friday March 20, 2020, 07:17:13

Persian Music Concert

Vashaan Persian Music Ensemble
Sat.25.May | 20:00 | Doors 19:30
Oak Bay United Church
1355 Mitchell St Map
Tickets | Advance Tickets | Adult $30 | Student $25 | Children 12 and under $5 | Online | Munro’s Books | Ivy’s Bookstore | $5 More at the Door
Gathering together some of the finest classically trained Persian musicians working outside Iran living in Canada, the Vashaan Persian Ensemble draws upon Iran’s rich musical past to perform joyful and memorable Persian Traditional songs
Reza Honari: Kemanche / Spike Fiddle | Fathieh Honari: Vocals | Hamin Honari: Percussion | Ali Razmi: Taar Persian Lute | Saina Khaledi: Santur | Ali Sajjadi: Oud

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.

Nowruz Celebration

Nowruz at the B.C. Parliament

Honourable John Horgan, Premier of B.C., invites you to celebrate Nowruz | Monday | 25.March.2019 | Noon-13:15 | B.C. Parliament Buildings | 501 Belleville St | Victoria, BC | V8V 2L8 | RSVP Form |

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
Park Forecast

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. Map: City Hall to Helmcken Rd

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, load and continue West on the HWY. Map: Helmcken Rd to Goldstream Park

Brought to you by: Victoria Iranian-Persian Cultural Society

Dance Party

Fun Raising Party Vol.I
An all-night dance party
You won't want to miss!
Fri.05.April 19:30
Victoria Event Centre
1415 Broad @ Pandora
Tickets: $15 online / $20 at the door
Brought to you by Victoria Iranian/Persian Cultural Society

Farsi or Persian?

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

Persian Sunday School

Old & out-of-date info
Adults & Teenagers: 12:00-14:00
6-12 Years Olds & Preschoolers (4-5 Years Olds): 14:00-16:00
Second Floor, Fisher Building, Camosun College, Lansdowne Campus
Parking Lot 1, off Lansdowne St. Map
For up-to-date info please email
Brought tyou by Hamid Banaee & Victoria Iranian/Persian Cultural Society

Soon to come: کلاس اکابر & مدرسه پیرمردها ;-)

You can also learn English, French, Persian... using Mango Languages an online language-learning platform, free to access with your GVPL public-library card. Hello, Bonjour, Salaam...

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

Women's Group

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
Facebook Group

Make Every Vote Count

To make every vote count, support our campaign for Proportional Representation & bring Democracy to Canada. We are proposing a NDP-Green coalition prior to the next year federal election, to not cancel each other's votes, win substantially, and bring Electoral Reform & Proportional Representation


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
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
Twitter #FreeNasrin
Facebook #FreeNasrin
# storm campaign to free Nasrin.

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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