What we're about

வணக்கம் நண்பர்கள்!

A warm welcome to all fellow Tamilians and Tamil enthusiasts! As products of a strong culture and one of the oldest languages in the world, this group embraces our mutual love for the Tamil language. The aim of this group is to network and socialize with others and give back to our Tamil community. The theme of this group is casual with members ranging from ~ 20 to 35 years of age. Meetups will occur monthly at a minimum though more Meetups may occur based on demand/occasion.

>> Who can join? <<

Anyone with an interest for the Tamil language and culture. Do not worry if you are not fluent in the language or if you don't understand it, we will always foster a welcoming environment for all as this group is inclusive of everyone. To ensure all members feels comfortable, I want to emphasize this is not a singles group.

>> What kind of events can I expect when I join? <<

As a social group, events range anywhere from outdoor, seasonal activities to annual festive celebrations. I aim to provide a wide range of events and experiences that everyone can participate in and enjoy.

Here are a few of our successful past events:
• Snow tubing at Chicopee Park
• Weekend getaway to a cottage (Havelock and Blue Mountains)
• Bar hopping in Kensington Market
• Federation of Tamil Sangams of North America (FeTNA) conference in Trent, New Jersey
• Annual Pongal and Deepavali celebrations|
• Day trip to the Toronto Islands
And many, many more fun filled events!

>> I have an idea for an event! <<

I want to hear it! If you are interested in hosting an event or you merely want to contribute an idea for a future Meetup, reach out to me and let's start collaborating!

>> I want to be more involved with Young Tamils! <<

Awesome, I love the enthusiasm! Shoot me a message and let's try to find a role within Young Tamils that would be the perfect fit for you.

>> How can I stay in touch with Young Tamils members? <<

Often times at events, we make new friends and maintaining those friendships is an important part of the Young Tamils mission. As a result (and per demand), I have created a WhatsApp group. If you would like to join, send me a quick introduction about yourself and your number and I will add you.

** Currently, I am seeking Tamil charities/causes in the motherland that we can raise money towards. If you have any suggestions, I would love to hear from you. **

Upcoming events (1)

Pongal 2019!

Nila's Veetu

One of my favourite times of the year, Pongal-o Pongal! Pongal is a Tamil harvest festival celebrated with lots of tasty treats like sweet and savoury pongal (made from rice). This four day festival falls during the work week this year and to extend the festive mood, it seemed appropriate to postpone to the following weekend. Join me in my home to celebrate Pongal with one another! This will be a potluck based event, feel free to bring your favourite homemade treat or store bought will do as well. On my behalf, I will be providing my Amma's much relished chakkra pongal (sweet pongal). In addition to a delicious line-up of food, you can anticipate an afternoon of interactive games and good company! I highly recommend wearing cultural attire but it is optional. If you're travelling from the GTA and want to partake in ridesharing/carpooling, comment with your landmark location and if you are offering rides (# of seats) or would like a ride. Don't hesitate to shoot me a message if you have any questions or concerns! :)

Past events (38)

Deepavali 2018

Nila's Veetu

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