The Ottawa Tibetan Community Association aims to preserve and promote Tibetan culture, language, art and traditions. The Association credits TRPO with increasing the Tibetan population of Ottawa to the point where an Association was needed! The Association now has a growing website and a Facebook page.
The Ottawa Tibet Film Festival 2016 was held on Sunday, March 20, 2016 at the Mayfair Theatre, 1074 Bank Street. The title of this, the 4th annual festival, was Tibet on the Edge: an environment to preserve. See the poster and the full program. Visit the website at http://ottawatibetfilmfestival.com/ and the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/OttawaTibetFlimFestival/?fref=ts. (This follows the fascinating third edition of the festival held on March 21, 2015.)
Ottawa Friends of Tibet / Les Amis du Tibet à Ottawa – a non-political charitable organization dedicated to improving the health, education and economic conditions of Tibetans and Tibetan refugees in India and elsewhere. Their 20th annual benefit dinner was held November 4, 2016, featuring performances by our own Tibetan Dance Group and momos made by our own chefs. (Other information here.) Their next annual benefit dinner will be in Fall 2017. Check out their Fall 2016 Newsletter.
Vesak Day (commemorating the Buddha's birth, enlightenment and passing away) was celebrated with other Buddhist organizations on May 7, 2016 at City Hall. Our young dancers provided a memorable contribution.
On March 28, 2014, a fundraiser was held by the Shanghai Restaurant, 651 Somerset Street West, as a benefit for TRPO. The event drew a lively crowd for an evening of karaoke, live drawing, giant Jenga, silent auction, and more. Many thanks to China Doll and family for hosting and officiating! And many thanks to all who contributed items to the silent auction!
The 2014 edition of the Ottawa Tibet Film Festival was held as a benefit for TRPO on March 21-22, 2014. Details at www.OttawaTibetFilmFestival.com Many thanks to the organizers and contributors! See the CTV Morning Live interview about the film festival, with Magali Perreault and Pema Namgyal (19 March).
Watch the CTV Morning Live interview about the Losar event, featuring Val Swinton and Gyaltsok.
Our film night in October 2013 featured the first public showing in Canada of Prince of the Himalayas, a dramatic retake on Hamlet set in 7th century Tibet with a largely Tibetan cast. Directed by Sherwood Hu.
Watch the trailer.
‘The Tibet Within’ - an independent Canadian documentary on the preservation outside Tibet of the Tibetan culture and identity.
"Old Ottawa South Welcomes Two New Tibetan Immigrants" A report in the OSCAR of November 2014.
Special appeal for rent - see our successful appeal of November-December 2015.