Slide Left Slide Right
Welcome to

Canterbury Tamil Society

World is One, All are My Kin


கன்ரபரி தமிழ்ச் சங்கம்

யாதும் ஊரே யாவரும் கேளிர்

Welcome to

Canterbury Tamil Society

World is One, All are My Kin


Cultural Coordinator

Kaushalya Devi Vijeyakumar

Cultural Coordinator’s Message

Tamil culture is the culture of the Tamil people. This culture is rooted in the arts and ways of life of Tamils in India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Singapore and more importantly, across the globe. This rich culture is expressed in language, literature, music, dance, theatre, folk arts, martial arts, painting, sculpture, architecture, philosophy, religions, etc. Tamilians have strong attachment to the Tamil language which is recognized as one of the oldest languages in the world, and is often venerated in literature as "Tamil Annai", "the Tamil Mother". On the other hand, Tamil literature is of considerable antiquity, which ranges from lyric poetry to works on poetics and ethical philosophy, is remarkably different from contemporary, and represents the oldest body of secular literature in South Asia.

As a coordinator I am very proud to work on bringing Tamil families and friends together and closer to each other, and carrying our cultural values to other New Zealand societies as well. The events set out by CTS give us better chance to pass our Identity, language and culture on to our younger generations, which is vital than anything else.

Cultural Events

  • Remembrance Day

    Remembrance Day

    Saturday 25th November , 2017
    3.00pm - 4.30pm
    Waimari Community Hall, 166 Waimairi Road

  • image

    Christmas Picnic

    Friday 25th December, 2017
    10.00am onwards
    The Groynes
    Groynes Drive, Northwood,
    Christchurch 8051

  • Thaipongal

    Thai Pongal

    Saturday 13th January, 2018
    6.30pm - 9.30pm
    Fendalton Community Centre, 170 Clyde Road

  • Annual Sports Meet

    Annual Sports Meet

    Saturday 27th January,2018
    10.00am onwards
    The Groynes
    Groynes Drive, Northwood,
    Christchurch 8051


Please support Canterbury Tamil Society by becoming a member. Annual membership fees are as follows.

Category Full membership Associate membership
Family $20.00 $15.00
Individual $15.00 $10.00
Student/Senior Citizen $10.00 $5.00

The annual membership fee is valid from 1 of April to following year 31 of March. To become a member please fill out the membership form below.
The Canterbury Tamil Society has the absolute right to decline membership and you understand this application is subject to approval by the society's commitee.

Thank you for your registration. We will get back to you shortly.
Personal details
Membership Status


2017 > Theepavali

Members Contribution