Palestine House Educational and Cultural Centre

Record #: MAL0131
Last Modified: 27 Feb 2020
Last Full Update: 27 Feb 2020

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Description & Services

Description Seniors Committee - organizes monthly dinner gatherings for the older men in the community to share food and thoughts * organizes activities and events such as card games, computer-literacy training, and field trips to festivals, national parks, and recreation areas 
Youth Committee - aims to bring youth from the community together in a space where they can work toward common goals - in coordination with the Palestine House Resource Centre * brings youth and seniors from the community together to record the narratives and stories of our people, and to research, document and record these stories * group trips - picnics, paintball games, sporting events, theatre and music performances, etc * organizing social events and gatherings to bring people together, and showcase local talent * organizing sporting events, such as basketball and football (soccer) pick-up games and tournaments in the area, as well as supporting the community's athletic teams 
Arts Programs - offers arts and performance projects aimed at preserving heritage art forms (such as dabkah and oriental/ Eastern music) * develops contemporary art (such as theatre and contemporary Eastern music) that builds on a history of Palestinian cultural production * hosts occasional art and photo exhibits, invites artists to give presentations about their work, and organizes trips to arts festivals in Toronto, Montreal and Detroit 
- no experience required * theatre troupe meets to do acting drills and exercises * improvise skits * work together to write scenes and plays that express views on various issues and topics 
Music Classes - for people wanting to learn and/or perform Sharqi (Eastern): Music of the Arab world, played on instruments rarely seen in Canada * instrument/s currently offered – violin 
Dabkah Classes/ Dabkah Troupe - for beginners and Dabbeekeh * dance-form that symbolizes a connection to the land 
Heritage Archive - In coordination with the Palestine House Resource Centre, the arts program is working to build an archive of Arab and Palestinian artwork, and art resources * materials collected include digitized artwork * books of and about Arab and Palestinian art * political poster art * taped theatre, music and dance pieces and performances
Hours Mon-Fri 10am-5pm
Areas Served Peel Region
Fees Membership - $50/yr/person; $30/yr/youth; Family: $80/yr
Languages English ; French ; Arabic
Meetings Seniors' Committee 1st Fri of every month.

Contact Information

Address & Map
3195 Erindale Station Rd
Mississauga, ON L5C 1Y5
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Intersection Between Dundas St W and Central Pkwy W
Accessibility Partially Accessible
Office Phone 905-270-3622
Fax 905-270-3628
Primary Executive Fadlo Mekail, President
Alternate Executive Mahmoud Jasser, Executive Director

Other Details

Established 1992
Elections Every 2 years.
Service Level (50) Non Profit

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