www.PersianClub.Ca

www.PersianClub.Ca

Victoria BC Canada


Helping Iranian Foreign Visa Students

With the Iranian Rial at a free fall and the US$ hovering above 8000 T / 80,000 IRR, Iranian foreign visa students have a hard time covering their education costs. Couple of them can not afford to come back to school after the Summer holidays.
We must help them out!
I spoke to the UVic Student Awards and Financial Aid Office for raising funds for the students. UVic would only consider us if we raise more than $10,000. Then, and only then, will UVic open an account for us.
We can, however, on UVic's recommendation, raise funds by the community and then issue a cheque to the UVic Financial Aide office with a specific student's name & student number. I suggest accepting donations at Victoria Iranian/Persian Cultural Society's bank account.
Meanwhile, here are a few practical suggestions on how the community can help the students:
- Give them an unused room you can not be bothered to rent out
- Rent them a room in exchange for occasional babysitting or help & companionship for the elderly
- Money transfer: When sending money to your parents in Iran, instead of using a currency exchange service, give CAD$ to students here in Canada & they deposit IRR to a bank account in Iran. Online bank money transfers are now done instantaneously; they will do it right in front of you. We can help the students out by giving them a favourable & reasonable exchange rate
- Give them a job
- Donate money to the scholarship
- Maybe UVic Persian Club & the Anjoman 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
- Send us your suggestions or bring them to the Aug 6th Persian Poetry Night

Victoria Iranian Community Demographic Survey

We need to have a better picture of the demographic of our community & your contact info. For that purpose, we have made a survey. Your responses are kept strictly confidential and are for the sole purpose of the community organizers to better plan & provide age-appropriate services as well as better communicate those services & community news to you.
Thank you for your cooperation!
For the residents of Vancouver Island, only.
Victoria Iranian Community Demographic Survey

Yellow Pages

Free listing of businesses & organizations in the Persian / Iranian community & the goods or services they offer
Email us the Name/Address/Phone/Goods/Service/Website...
www.PersianClub.Ca

Persian Library

Persian Library has reopened with 86 Persian books at
Persian Kebab
Quadra @ View St.
www.PersianKebabVictoria.Ca
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
If you have out-standing books out on loan from the Persian Library, please bring them to the Persian Poetry Night

Persian Poetry & Literature Night

First Monday of every month, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Community Living Victoria, 3861 Cedar Hill X Rd @ Cedar Hill Rd Map
Please submit your poetry or prose talocate time
View Ad here
With many thanks to Mr.& Mrs. Paarsaa
Brought to you by Victoria Iranian/Persian Cultural Society
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Persian Sunday School

Adults & Teenagers: 12:00-2:00 pm
6-12 Years Olds & Preschoolers (4-5 Years Olds): 2:00-4:00 pm
Second Floor, Fisher Building, Camosun College, Lansdowne Campus
Parking Lot 1, off Lansdowne St. Map
For More Info: email
Brought tyou by Hamid Banaee & Victoria Iranian/Persian Cultural Society

Soon to come: Kelaase' Akaaber & Madreseye' Pirmardhaa ;-)

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Food For Thought

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