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Canada OCs and James Bond 📽

James Bond Event Saturday October 23th Movie and Dinner

Dear OC’s

From Canada With Love, since You Only Live Once, you are invited to Live and Let Die and For Your Eyes Only see James Bond kick The Living Daylights of the bad guys in This World Which is Not Enough.

Wear your suave look and chic clothes and you are invited to the 25th James Bond film No Time to Die.

Venue
Cineplex
Fairview Mall, 1800 Sheppard Ave E, Toronto Ont M2J 5A7
Evening Show

Dinner and cocktails at Sanjay Chadha’s hacienda (Address in Toronto Whatsapp group).

Any questions contact Director of Communications Jasraj Singh  at ocacanada@gmail.com or Sumit Arora Director of OC engagement.

Jerry Godinho

Canada OCs get-together Sept 2021

Greetings to the OC community in New Delhi, Chandigarh, Himachal Pradesh, New York and Australia. I hope this email finds you in the best of health and wealth.

14 OC’s along with our spouses got together for drinks, food and lots of laughter.

Jeevan and Bogie came decked full with their Spartan ties. The Greed is Good 80’s graduates with success showing in their fast cars and shaven heads were there. And then there were the young guns.

Sumant got married in 2003 and Cottonians are known for taking a long honeymoon. He decided to return to the fold after 14 yrs.

Next month we head to the movie and dinner by seeing the latest James Bond movie. Next year BBQ and a trip to the Shaw Festival on Niagara on the Lake.

In 1998 there were just four of us in the Greater Toronto Area. We are more than 50 strong here and if we are to include Montreal and Vancouver at least 75.

Stay strong, stay safe, fight the good fight and overcome evil with good.

Jerry Godinho
Lefroy

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Please find below names of all the OCs who attended :

OCs who attended the dinner on Sept-11-2021

Left to Right
1. Ishan Soni
2. Jasraj Singh
3. Aman Sood
4. Jerry Godinho
5. Sumit Arora
6. Vishal Rana
7. Rishi Sood
8. Jeevan Goyal
9. Saranjit Ghakal
10. Sumant
11. Gautam Salwan
12. Gurpreet Bhogal
13. Prashant Sehgal
14. Sanjay Chadha

Thanks and have a great day ahead,
Jasraj SIngh
Ibbetson 2009

ZOOM chat – Sunday March 21st, 2021

Dear All,

These Zoom sessions are getting better and better.

First these meetings have generated a few new faces each time. In the first session, we were pleasantly surprised to have Partap Grewal appear. This was the last time we saw him alive and it was touching when Pompey asked him to emerge from the darkness that hid his face. It was to be our last ‘sighting” of a dear and old friend. In the next session we had Jaspal Singh Sidhu appear. Jaspal or rather “Juicy” as was better known was in Ibbetson (Roll number 392?) left BCS at the end of 1957 or 1958. Yesterday witnessed the presence of Rocky Chopra and Gurinder Parkash (Josie)

The regulars have been Pompei, the host and moderator, Deepak Lamba, K S Dugal, BM Singh, Ken Singh, Arun Jolly and his beautiful wife, Mei Mei. All these gentlemen appear well organised in suitably admired surroundings with either coffee mugs or whiskey glasses in hand. We have had others join in for a few sessions, Arun Kochhar, Guljit Kochhar, Jaspal Sawhney, Bittu Sahgal, Gurjeet Singh Jawandha. Among this latter group Gurjeet Jawandha is turning out to be a regular presence with his controversial opinions. “Why do you always counter my arguments?” he once famously stated when at the losing end of a political argument when he had run out of debating points.

Covid, not its consequences, has been a major subject but the important and deliberated question was whether you abstain (not necessary if in moderation)  from alcohol either before or after the jab. Blood thinners (heavily contraindicated) should be used prior to jab to prevent the occurrence of blood clots (Gurjeet Jawandha). Blood thinner should be discontinued before the jab but could be resumed after a few days Ask Dr Fauci or Rocky Chopra!!

Pompei narrated last evening of a hilarious incident when Rocky, on a visit to Washington DC, went with Pompei out drinking one evening at an up market bar in a car hired by Pompei. On their emerging, after several shots, the vehicle was missing having been towed away to a neighbouring block to allow for construction activity. No, this was not a parking offence but having retrieved the vehicle they decided to hit another bar for one more shot. An evening to remember for all the consternation and inconvenience but ending on one more happy peg!!

Gurinder Parkash (Josie) sighted Pompei after 50 years and then asked, “Are you the guy with the white bushy eyebrows?” Unfortunately Josie was not visibly since he just had not figured out, like several 70 year olds, which icon he needed to press to ensure his picture appeared to us all. Fortunately his voice was around but not his face, while he had the visual advantage of being able to spot all of us. Smart guy because I later discovered he was in his vest and pyjamas!!

Finally I informed those present last evening that Rishi Rana had been bitten by a dog and had to invest in the usual injections to prevent infection. I believe that the dog died the next day!! Can someone verify this, please. Thanks

So, we see these Zoom sessions increasing in numbers and getting more lively. Wait for the announcement date for the next one but the timing will be a bit earlier at 8:00 PM IST.

Warmly

Vijay

[Vijay Khurana]