July to August 2023

Sunday August 20, 2023

5:30 PM EDT

Hybrid: In-person and Online


August 20, 2023 – Woodbine Banquet and Convention Hall, Toronto, Ontario
What a wonderful way to celebrate and reflect on Yogi Srinivas Arka’s vist to North America.

The event began with a beautiful duet by Lia Gronbeg on violin and Theresa Walsh on guitar. Lia is a violinist, pianist, and cellist who has been performing and competing for over 17 years. She is a recent graduate of Western University’s classical violin performance program. Theresa is singer and songwriter who recently graduated from Seneca College’s Independent Music Production program.

CCA-Canada team presented summary event videos from the University of Guelph – Positive Body Image and Self-Esteem on July 29 th , 2023 and Celebration of 13 th Charity Anniversary on July 9 th , 2023.

Highlight and personal expression videos were played to show the quality and variety of events that occurred in Toronto, Vancouver and Mexico in a short period of time.

“To change our future, we need to change the way we think now.”


We continued with youth musical performances by Myles Schajnoha and Tobias Wang both on violin. Myles is a grade 12 student at John F. Ross CVI. He is a graduate of Guelph Youth Music Centre Youth Orchestra. Tobias is grade 12 student of GCVI, has been playing violin since he was 5, has studied with Suzuki String School of Guelph and is a graduate of Guelph Youth Music
Centre Youth Orchestra. They played well-known classical musical compositions:
Flower duet – Delibes, Rondeau – Mouret, Waltz – Brahms and Allegro – Fiocco.
Minila Shah provided a graceful classical dance. She is the founder and director of Ajna Dance, a company in New York city dedicated to sharing and promoting Indian dance and culture.

Charity founder, Srinivas Arka, began his talk “Wonderful occasion. Full of excitement, peace and enlightening entertainment from upcoming, budding, burgeoning youth musicians. You transported us to the world of perfection and melody. Everyone loves music. Music is the language of the heart. During the musical performance both malefic and beneficial bacteria or microbes in the body become united and totally occupied in listening to the music. They can sense the harmonious vibrations. Without them sensing, we cannot sense.”

Ron Chhinzer, national gang prevention expert and a founding member of the Toronto Police Service’s Integrated Gang Prevention Task Force, shared his experience in meeting Yogi Arka.

We had a cake cutting ceremony to culminate all the events and the quote on the celebration
cake highlighted Arka’s visit: “Give back to the world with Gratitude and Celebrate Life.” We enjoyed a delicious Indian dinner and Arka met with individuals and families before his planned return to UK.


Highlights of events
Live musical performances by students
Talk on philosophical theme behind
Arka Dhyana (Intuitive Method) followed by brief demonstration
Vegetarian dinner @ 7:30pm
Briefly available for individuals & families to meet Yogi Arka

Fundraising event entrance fee applicable

Woodbine Banquet Hall
South Hall
30 Vice Regent Blvd.
Etobicoke, ON
M9W 7A4

Register HERE for in-person

or at positiveliving@canadacca.ca
(416) 997-5531

Register HERE for online livestream