Namaste Canada 2023 in Photos

Namaste Canada 2023 in Photos

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

Receiving token of appreciation from the Consulate General of India, Vancouver on behalf of India Cultural Association (ICA) of Vancouver

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

Namaste Canada 2023 – Celebrating Indian Culture in Metro Vancouver

Namaste Canada 2023 – Celebrating Indian Culture in Metro Vancouver

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.

Bollywood Karaoke in Vancouver by BKSP Canada

Bollywood Karaoke in Vancouver by BKSP Canada

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.

Event Details:

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.

Navratri Dandiya & Raas Garba 2023 Event in Surrey

Navratri Dandiya & Raas Garba 2023 Event in Surrey

Get ready to celebrate Indian Festival Navratri with some Garba, Raas & Dandiya! Canadian Desi Arts & Cultural Club has organized 2 days event Raas Garba Ramzat 2023 on October 20 & 21st, 2023 at Mirage Banquet Hall, Surrey.

Like last year Neeraj Kumar Real Estate Team is going to support this community event. Dress in your best traditional Indian attire and bring your family and friends, and let’s celebrate this Indian festival Navratri 2023 together. Follow us on Instagram and keep an eye for an announcement for contest to win Free Tickets for this Garba event.

Buy the tickets as soon as they are announced. Contact the number on the event flyer below for more details.


Experience Kerala Cultural Festival in Surrey on Sunday, March 26, 2023

Experience Kerala Cultural Festival in Surrey on Sunday, March 26, 2023

OHM BC is celebrating Kerala Hindu Cultural Festival in association with Consulate General of India, Vancouver and Lakshmi Narayan Temple Surrey on Sunday, March 26, 2023 from 10:30am – 12:30pm.

The event is open to public and entry is Free. Bring your kids and experience Kerala in Lower mainland. There is going to be exhibitions, stalls, competition, cultural programs, traditional Kerala feast, and much more fun.

Please call 778-654-4772 for more information.

About Organisation of Hindu Malayalees BC (OHM BC):

Ohm BC is a not-for-profit organization that came into being in May 2019 with the aim of catering to the needs of the diverse population of British Columbia. OHM BC has  established its presence in the community in a short span of time through their charity work (food donations and cloth donations), showcasing the cultural diversity of Kerala (cultural, traditional, and festival programs) and platforming the desire to serve the community. Follow their Facebook page for more information.

Jugpreet Bajwa in Concert | Shaam E Mehfil

Jugpreet Bajwa in Concert | Shaam E Mehfil

This is one of its kind musical concert of 2023 titled ‘Sham-E-Mehfil’ of Jugpreet Bajwa. Jugpreet was a runner up of Zee TV SaReGaMaPa 2016 and also won numerous singing competitions globally.

Jugpreet is going to sing with a live band. He will sing geet and ghazals of legendary singers like Ustaad Mehndi Hassan Sahib, Ustaad Ghulam Ali Sahib, Ustad Jagjit Singh Ji, Anup Jalota Ji, Chandan Das Ji, Pankaj Udhas Ji along with other yesteryear iconic singers.

Please come and support the local talent. I have couple of tickets left on my table. Please call me if you would like to join my table or call the organizer for booking a table. Delicious Indian food is included in the ticket price and there will also be a cash bar.

Date & Time: March 31, 2023; 6:30pm
Location: Riverside Banquet Hall, 13030 76 Ave, Surrey
Tickets: $60 per person