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  • Sunday, April 03, 2022 10:01 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
  • Sunday, April 03, 2022 10:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
  • Monday, March 21, 2022 10:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Attention high school graduates, the application process for the Annual ZSO Academic and Community Service Award has open up for 2022. 

    The deadline for receiving completed applications this year is Monday, July 18, 2022. All pertinent details are in the application form.

    Good luck to all the applicants.

  • Sunday, March 20, 2022 11:32 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    I would like to wish Norooz Pirooz to all the Zoroastrians in our community. 

    We, the ZSO board members, are looking forward to seeing everyone in person for the upcoming year. 

    Let’s all celebrate the spring equinox as a new beginning of life everlasting friendships to come.

    Tandorosti,

    Mitra Jam

    ZSO President


  • Sunday, March 20, 2022 10:01 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
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  • Friday, March 11, 2022 7:37 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The California Zoroastrian Center (CZC) presents 2022 Essay Contest Winners.

    The contest was for youth ages 14-18 with the topic, "According to the Gathas, can one be a Zoroastrian without a belief in God?"

    We received 4 entries, all intelligently written.

    After collaboration with the contest judges, we will announce one winner and three honorable mentions as follows:


    Winner: 

    Mr. Zeyus Spenta from British Columbia (ZSBC)


    Honorable mentions:

    Mr. Rayhan Driver from Illinois (ZAMC)

    Ms. Chista Irani from California (PZO)

    Ms. Mantra Roointan from California (CZC-LA)


    The winner will receive a check for $300 dollars and the honorable mentions a check for $75 dollars each.  Please give us a few weeks to process the checks and mail them to you.

    Many thanks to our wonderful contestants, contest judges, Mr. Parviz Manoochehri our wonderful web master, Ms. Azadeh Hormozdiari for designing our flyer, California Zoroastrian Center, FEZANA, and all the religion teachers for their support.


    Best,

    Artemis Javanshir

    Essay Contest Organizer


  • Wednesday, March 09, 2022 10:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    With key public health and health system indicators continuing to improve over the coming weeks, we are happy to share that by following the timelines and changes under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMCPA) for places of worship below are the revised changes to the Mehraban Guiv Darb e Meher (MGDM) drop in visits, social and religious gatherings. All reopening changes will continue to follow public health measures and requirements i.e. proof of vaccination, face coverings, physical distancing and environmental cleaning and disinfecting.   

    As we cautiously and gradually start the re-opening, The MGDM revised hours of operations effective, March 1st, 22 are as below:

    Day of the Week   Time
     Monday 4:30pm - 8:30pm 
     Tuesday 9am – Noon | 4:30pm - 8:30pm
    Wednesday  4:30pm - 8:30pm 
     Thursday CLOSED 
     Friday 9am – Noon | 4:30pm - 8:30pm
     Saturday 9am – Noon | 4:30pm - 8:30pm
     Sunday 9am – Noon | 4:30pm - 8:30pm

    When planning a visit to the MGDM please be sure to follow the mandatory requirements and guidelines:

    • Provide proof of vaccination (For large gatherings)
    • Wearing a non-medical mask/face covering is mandatory
    • Bring your own prayer book , head covering, sandalwood or other prayer related items
    • Maintain a social distance of two meters/six feet
    • Food and drink sharing is prohibited

    We are grateful to all our donors and well-wishers and request everyone to donate generously by visiting our website (www.zso.org).

    Cash Donations

    Cheque Donations

    Drop off in the ZSO safety deposit box

    • DO NOT drop off any cheques in the safety deposit box
    • Make Cheque payable to ‘Zoroastrian Society of Ontario’
    • Complete the donation form and attach it with your cheque
      • Provide your email address if applicable to ensure timely and accurate issuance of donation receipts
    • Deliver the cheque and completed form together to our custodian or send it by mail

    NOTE: Cheques made payable to ZSO are not acceptable by the bank and rejected

     

    We thank you all for your support, patience and cooperation on keeping our community safe and healthy.  We continue to monitor guidance at all levels from local to provincial to federal, and closely assess any impact to our approach.  You continue to have our commitment to keeping you informed, as updates are available.

    Disclaimers and resources: 

    • “All visits to the MGDM are voluntary and at the visitor’s own discretion. Visitors must comply with applicable guidelines including limits on numbers, wearing of masks and physical distancing. All visitors are responsible for their own health & safety as well as respecting the health & safety of those around them.”  


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