Upcoming Community Events October-November 2023

Upcoming Community Events October-November 2023

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.

The Joy of Giving – An Annual Charity Dinner by FFCF

The Joy of Giving – An Annual Charity Dinner by FFCF

I have been supporting Friends For Cause Foundation, Canada since 2017 for their initiative of helping the underprivileged population in Rural India.

The Joy of Giving is an annual Charity Dinner organized by Friends For Cause Foundation (FFCF). The founder of FFCF, Yogesh Bhatia, visits India every year to carry out his passion for the Gift a Sight Project. The project started with the tragedy of losing his brother. He makes sure that he does this work very diligently and in process follows all medical guidelines – from picking out people on the streets to get their vision tested, to having the surgeries done on those who require it. It is all planned and executed under co-operations of his friends and the guidance of his mentors and support of local NGOs.

This year charity dinner is taking place at Khanna Banquet Hall, Surrey on September 24, 2022. Please visit https://bit.ly/The-Joy-Of-Giving-2022 to buy tickets for the charity dinner online. If you would like to donate, or need more information, please contact Yogesh Bhatia at 604-366-6942

About The Blindness Issue in India:


India is the home of the world’s largest number of blind people, 75% of these are cases of avoidable blindness. The prime cause of blindness is unawareness of several eye diseases and refractive errors. Early detection of which can not only prevent blindness, but can also vastly improve the performance and the quality of life of the individual (be it a student, a professional, a home maker or a retired personnel).