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SPOTLIGHT: Inder Singh Dhillon

Today is a proud day for our community as Inder Singh’s name is plastered on every newspaper in Canada. Inder graduated from BCS, then went to Windsor and graduated with an MBA from York (Schulich). He was the president of his class. He got a job at E&Y and is now being posted to Dubai. Schulich has his picture and achievements in every newspaper in Canada. I saw his picture in the paper this morning on the train and called him to congratulate him. Inder I am going to miss your friendship and the time you were here and our tea chats. Sorry I missed your wedding but all the best.

Anyway see you guys on April 25th for cocktail and drinks. Take care

[Gerald Godinho]

QUOTED from  http://media.schulich.yorku.ca/alumni/schulich-graduate-named-poster-boy-for-professional-and-academic-successes-by-indian-newspaper/  :

The son of a farmer, Inder Dhillon (MBA ’13) was raised in a remote village in India. Today, the recent Schulich MBA graduate is being called a “poster boy” for his professional and academic successes by India’s third largest newspaper, the Hindustan Times.

“It’s a privilege to be recognized in the local communities back in India,” said Inder in an email about being featured in the Times. “I hope the article touches many youngsters that are aspiring to study/work abroad, and hope they take something positive out of my experience.”

“Always a sharp student”, Inder first travelled to Canada to complete a degree in professional studies and business administration at the University of Windsor in 2006.

Upon graduation, he was “recruited by Wells Fargo Bank, amongst top 3 Banks in the US, and got promoted as the youngest Senior Credit Manager.”

OC [Canada] Dinner 4th October 2014 / Bombay Palace Brampton

On July 19, 2014, Malcolm Niblett (C45), John Mclaughlin (I47), Deepinder Bains (C70), Gerald Godinho (L83), Tanvir and Sameer Sodhi (L04,06) set out for Boldt Castle on Heart Island in the United States.

John drove for 8 hrs to get to Whitby, and insisting on driving another 3 hrs the next day to Ganonoque where we took the boat. My wife is always blown away by an 82 year old, a 47 year old and two guys in their 20’s talking about our times at school. Malcolm joined us in Kingston. I asked him which house did he graduate from. His answer was ‘was there another house other than Curzon?’

The Thousand Islands is just beautiful and we were all impressed with all the homes and boats and crossing the international line on the lake. We all had a great time and people already started asking when is the next big trip. Please see the OCA Canada facebook page for pics.

Next year in July we will be going to Stratford for the festival and theatre.


I look forward to seeing you on Saturday October 4th at 6.30pm at Bombay Palace Brampton.


OCA Canada Updates / OC Boat Cruise

Updates and OC Boat Cruise of the Thousand Island on Saturday July 19th 2014 3 pm.

On behalf of all OC’s in the Greater Toronto Area, we want to welcome you to join us on a boat cruise leaving from Gananoque on the Canadian side, visiting Boldt Castle on the US side and the Thousand Islands.

It is a wonderful drive from Toronto along Lake Ontario.
I am enclosing the website http://ganboatline.com/ComingFromToronto.asp.
The website for Boldt Castle is http://www.boldtcastle.com/visitorinfo/

The total time is for the cruise is 5 hours. You can go online and book your tickets.

We have been meeting for the last 12 years and we are growing.

I have always believed in a collaborative leadership with everyone having a voice.

Gurpreet Singh Bhogal is responsible for the OCA Facebook and will adding pics. He can be reached at aoltoronto@gmail.com

Inder Dhillon is responsible for communications via Doodle and engaging with all graduates from 2000 onwards. He can be reached at inderpartap.dhillon@gmail.com

We will continue to have 3 events on a formal basis. A dinner in the spring, an outing in the summer and a dinner again in the fall.

I will be giving dates in advance that way we can all plan going forward.

Some of the events going forward will be attending Stratford for the Shakespeare Festival, attending a vineyard for wine tasting,  and the Shaw Festival on Niagara on the Lake.

There is a good chance that I will be visiting India next year and plan to meet Ashwini, Ajay, Arun and get some best practices from you guys.

Take care and look forward to seeing you on the 19th.

PS. Please bring your passport with you and inquire if you need a US visa.



OCs Canada reunion picture

28th September 2013 at the “Tandoori Flame” in Brampton
oca-canada-2013-torontoClick for a larger view

Standing: Sameer Sodhi, Jagmeet Singh Sidhu, Inder Dhillon, Jai Ghuman, Prashant Sehgal, Deep Bains, Tom Mehra, Shanker Basu, Gurpreet Singh Bhogal

Sitting: Tanvir Sodhi, Gerald Godinho, Jiwan Goyal, Saranjit Singh, John McLaughlin, SP Akers

The Toronto OCA is growing leaps and bounds in the last 15 years. It is interesting to see OC’s graduate from universities, get married, becoming fathers, husbands and grandfathers.

The wives are always surprised to see a 80 year old OC bonding with a 20 year old. We all went through the same life style. John drove 7 hrs just to have meal with us. It is always interesting to hear his story of BCS during partition. The young lads are all doing well, with MBA’s working in consulting, accounting and the wealth management landscape.

Gerald Godinho
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