I am proud to be part of this Indian Cultural event happening at Anvil Centre in New Westminster, BC.
Please join us for an unforgettable evening filled with the soul-stirring melodies of Indian Classical Singing, the rhythmic beats of the Tabla, the harmonious tunes of the Harmonium, and the captivating grace of Kathak & Bharatanatyam dances. Immerse yourself in India’s artistic heritage and experience the magic that unfolds when music and dance come together.
Following local well known artists of Metro Vancouver are going to perform at this event.
- Neeraja Aptikar – Hindustani Vocals
- Sunny Matharu – Tabla
- Mohan Bhide – Harmonium
- Prajakta Trehan – Kathak Performance
- Sujit Vaidya – Bharatanatyam
What: Sangeet Nritya Sajeevana – An Evening of Vibrant Indian Music & Dance
When: Sunday, December 3, 2023; 3PM – 5PM
Where: Anvil Centre Theatre, located at 777 Columbia Street, New Westminster
Tickets: Secure your tickets online
I would like to invite the community members to this Health Day organized by the Lower Mainland Bengali Society (LMBCS). The event includes Free Yoga & Meditation Class, Talk on Mental Health, Lunch & Fun Games. As the saying goes “Health is Wealth”. Please join and take control of your Wellness.
Seniors (55+) attends free, for others there is a small fee. Registration is required for this event.
What: Health Day
Where: Bonsor Recreational Centre, Burnaby
When: December 2, 2023; 10am-3:30pm
Tickets: Registre online
Vancouver Kannada Koota is celebrating Deepawali Utsava 2023 at Michal J Fox Theatre in Burnaby on November 5, 2023. Deepawali, also known as Diwali, is a major Hindu festival celebrated in India and other parts of the world including Canada. It signifies the triumph of light over darkness and good over evil. It is a time for family gatherings and signifies the renewal of life and the beginning of a new year in some Indian calendars.
Vancouver Kannada Koota Deepawali Utsava 2023 Flyer
What: Deepavali Utsava 2023
Where: Michael J. Fox Theatre, Burnaby
When: November 5, 2023; 1pm onwards
Tickets: Click Here to register for the Deepavali event
Touching Lives Foundation is going to present 6th Annual Christmas Fundraiser Party on December 9, 2023. This year they moved the location from Burnaby to Surrey. The event is going to take place at Empire Banquet Hall located at Unit 210, 12888 80 Avenue, Surrey, BC
Every year they pick an organization to support. This year the net proceed from the fundraising event will be given to SARA for Women. SARA is a feminist non-profit society providing safe refuge and community-based resources for women in the Fraser Valley. Sara promotes and supports women’s efforts to achieve domestic, political, and social equality.
6th Annual Christmas Party Fundraiser by Touching Lives Foundation
About Touching Lives Foundation
Touching Lives Foundation is a registered society and a non-profit corporation founded by two friends with the intention to give back to the society. We have both been involved in a number of community initiatives in various roles with the intent of raising awareness and promoting causes that impact the south Asian community. Through the foundation, we have organized several fundraising events in the past few years including the annual Christmas parties where all proceeds are donated to a specific charity. Past charities have included Coast Mental Health, Women shelters, and Guru Nanak Free Kitchen. More information about us and the causes we have supported in the past can be found on our website at www.tlfdn.com
October-November is a busy time for the Vancouver Indian Community with respect to events. Events such as Navratri Garba, Durga Puja, Diwali take place around this time of the year. I am proudly supporting some of the following community events that you would like to attend
The Joy of Giving – Annual Charity Dinner by Friends For Cause Foundation (FFCF)
This year The Joy of Giving annual charity dinner is taking place on October 13, 2023. FFCF runs organizes free eye camps and offer free eye surgeries to underprivileged people in rural India. Read more about the event here
Bharat Utsav 2023 by BKSP
Bharatiya Kala Evam Sahitya Parishad (BKSP) brings its annual signature event Bharat Utsav on October 14, 2023. The event highlights the rich and varied culture of India and showcases the local talent from the Vancouver Indian Community. Read more about this event here
Navratri Garba 2023 by CDACC
Canadian Desi Arts and Cultural Club (CDACC) brings Raas Garba Ramzat this year, a two day event on October 20 & October 21, 2023. Read more about this event here
Sharod Utsab / Sharodotsav / Durga Puja by LMBCS
Sharodotsav or Durga Puja by Lower Mainland Bengali Cultural Society (LMBCS) is a Free event for the entire community happening on October 20 to October 22, 2023. Read more about it here
Diwali Celebration in Port Coquitlam
City of Port Coquitlam (PoCo) having its first culturally focused and inclusive Diwali Celebration on November 4, 2023. It is a day-long event including activities for kids & seniors, dance workshops for everybody and beautiful musical, instrumental and cultural performances, standing exhibits on Indian history and saree parades. Read more about this event here
Neeraj Kumar Real Estate Team always supports selective community based events in Greater Vancouver Area. Connect with Neeraj Kumar if you are looking for support in organizing an event for the community.
Bharatiya Kala Evam Sahitya Parishad (BKSP) presents Bharat Utsav 2023 on October 14, 2023 at Bollywood Banquet Hall located at 201-8166 128 Street, Surrey.
The event will provide an opportunity for the Indian community in Vancouver to come together and celebrate India in Vancouver. The event will include cultural performances such as music, dance, and drama. Delicious Indian food will be available for attendees to enjoy which is included in the ticket price. The event is family-friendly and suitable for all ages.
Such cultural programs & events are an important medium to pass the legacy to the next generations. Dr Ajay Garg, founder of Bharatiya Kala Evam Sahitya Parishad (BKSP) told that Bharat Utsav is dedicated to offering entertainment that is steeped in cultural values, with a primary goal of reconnecting people with their roots.
Tickets Price: Kids (6-10 yrs) $30, General $50, Table of 8 $360
For further information or to buy tickets, please contact: Dr. Ajay Garg 604-362-2095, Sameer Garcha 778-861-8084, Anil Singhal 604-352-1023, Rachna Arora 604-657-9797, Sonia Grover 604-786-5307, or buy your tickets via e-transfer at [email protected].
One more edition of Namaste Canada completed in a grand way. I thoroughly enjoyed this one day annual event organized by the Consulate General of India, Vancouver that took place at Bell Performing Arts Centre in Surrey on September 2, 2023. Namaste Canada 2023 has been rebranded this year.
Performers who presented Ramayana: Sandhya Krishnamoorthy, Deepa Guptha, Megha Upganlawar, Medha Illur, Sanvi Gupta, Samaira Gupta, & Vani Upganlawar
At Namaste Canada 2023 Event Lobby at Bell Performing Arts Centre, Surrey
Namaste Canada embodies the spirit of unity in diversity, where cultures converge, hearts connect, and friendships flourish. Looking forward to attending Namaste Canada again next year in 2024.
Picture Credits: Aziz Ladha Photography
Save the date for Namaste Canada 2023!
Experience a great Indian cultural extravaganza at Namaste Canada 2023 this fall. The event unfolds with a diverse range of captivating performances that highlight India’s rich cultural heritage. Traditional dances from different states, such as Bharatanatyam, Kathak, Odissi etc. transport you to the world of grace, rhythm, and storytelling. The dancers, dressed in vibrant costumes adorned with intricate embroidery, exude elegance and precision as they perform intricate footwork and emotive expressions.
I have been attending Namaste Canada events since its inception in 2016. I also volunteer at the event and help in promotion of the event.
Picture taken at Namaste Canada 2019 event
Consulate General of India, Vancouver (Organizer of the event) has issued a new logo for Namaste Canada this year
New Logo of Namaste Canada
Date: September 2, 2023
Location: Bell Performing Arts Centre, Surrey
Tickets: This is a free event. Please visit again for registration details or visit the social media page of CGI Vancouver for more accurate information.
Do not forget to watch the performance of India Cultural Association (ICA) Of Vancouver at Namaste Canada 2023.
I am glad to be part of the International Day of Yoga (IDY) 2023 celebrations organized by the Consulate General of India, Vancouver. The actual International Day of Yoga 2023 is falling on Wednesday, June 21, 2023 but the CGI Vancouver decided to celebrate it on Saturday, June 24, 2023 from 08:30 am to 10:30 am.
Come and be part of the event and practice Yoga in an open park. The event is free but prior registration is required. Please bring your own Yoga mat.
I have purchased a table at Bollywood Karaoke Event organized by Bharatiya Kala Evam Sahitya Parishad (BKSP). Connect with me if you are interested in joining at my table for this Bollywood Extravaganza event.
Local talented singers are going to perform at this event. Not only you will enjoy a musical evening, delicious Indian food but you can get to meet with the other Indian community members who shares the same values as you. The typical event starts with social networking and gup shup with snacks and ends with a bash with DJ music on Bollywood dance numbers.
Come and celebrate the melodious spirit of Indian cinema at this event which promises entertainment, laughter, and an unforgettable experience!
Date & Time: Saturday, June 24, 2023; 6pm
Venue: Fraserview Banquet Hall, Vancouver
Tickets: Special price $45 per person (limited seats), Regular price is $50 per person, $35 for Kids under 10 years.