Posted to Religious Diversity News on February 8, 2006
Source: The Mississauga News
On February 8, 2006 The Mississauga News reported, “It’s a housewarming, only without the house.
Members of Mississauga’s Zoroastrian community will gather Feb. 12 on a 10-acre parcel of land they have purchased as the future site of their church.
A fun day of ice skating, treasure hunts and hot chocolate is planned as the newly-formed Ontario Zoroastrian Community Foundation (OZCF) celebrates its first Family Fun Day on the plot of land located at Burnhamthorpe Rd. and Ninth Line.
The event is designed to appeal to the younger members of the congregation and help raise money for a community centre and place of worship.
OZCF priest Nozer Kotwal said there are more than 200,000 Zoroastrians worldwide, including 5,000 in the GTA, North America’s largest Zoroastrian community.
The foundation, which formed in 2001, counts some 200 Mississauga families among its 600 members. Members gather for celebrations such as Navroz, or New Year’s Day, which falls on March 21 according to the Zoroastrian calendar.”