Indian Summer Festival Opening Gala

Beautiful colors, vibrant sounds, mouth watering Indian culinary delights, and lots of conversation was the scene at the Indian Summer Festival Opening Gala. I felt as though I had stepped into a scene of a Bollywood movie, right in the middle of the W2 Media Cafe, downtown, Vancouver. Presented by the Indian Summer Arts Society, a not-for-profit organization, have put together a 10 day festival featuring an intimate evening of film and discussion with Bollywood Icon Sharmila Tagore, discussions of culture/identity, film screenings, free Bollywood/Bhangra workshops and much more.

Indian Summer Festival Opening Gala

Vikram Vij

Selena Sandhu with Vikram Vij
(Vikram Vij and I)

One of the many highlights of the evening included a Chai Bar that had an array of Indian desserts, and celebrity chef Vikram Vij entertaining the crowd with some of his creations.

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(Shelley, Event Volunteer and Laura Byspalko Managing Director of Indian Summer Arts Society speak with me about the Indian Summer Festival Opening Gala at W2 Media Cafe.)

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Photos by Aziz Dhamani.