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Namaste Canada 2016

Consulate General of India, Vancouver presents Namaste Canada 2016 Reflecting India’s rich diverse cultural heritage. Indian Classical & Folk dances. Documentaries & so much more. Featuring professional & emerging artists from over 20 Indo Canadian Associations Free Entrance, Come Enjoy and Celebrate Celebrate India’s rich cultural heritage, and the flourishing ties between India and Canada! Representatives from more than 20 Indo-Canadian associations and cultural societies in BC have come together for the first annual Namaste Canada. It’s a vibrant visual tour representing customs and traditions of the different states of India with a program organized by enthusiastic performers and highly accomplished local artists. Activities include: classical and...

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Naad Festival of Music, Dance & Film

KATHAK DANCE WITH CLASSICAL FUSION MUSIC October 28, 6:30 PM Main Stage at Surrey Arts Centre, 13750 – 88 Ave. This year’s Festival features: Tabla ensemble with Akaljot Singh and Satpreet Singh (Tabla), and Baljit Singh (Dilruba) Kathak dance by Mangala Bhatt with classical fusion music by the Naad Fusion Band: Gagandeep Singh (Classical Vocal) Dr. Bruce Harding (Flute) Surinder Khaira (Drum) Amarjeet Singh (Tabla) Coach Sandhu (Guitar) Baljit Singh (Dilruba) Premiere of the short spoken word film OUR VICTORY, written by Ajmer Rode and directed by Gurleen Kaur Suri Tickets $20 On line. or call the Box Office...

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Indian Cultural Festival 2016

Sunday, July 31st, – Bear Creek Park, 13750 – 88 Ave, 11 AM – 9 PM Join top South Asian performers from around the world at the 21st Annual Mela (Festival) Gadri Babian Da. Enjoy carnival rides for the kids, food, crafts and other live entertainment. Our annual one day attendance averages between 70,000 & 100,000 festival-goers. The Mela is dedicated to the men and women of multiple cultures and faith groups who fought for democracy and human rights. This event reminds Canadians of our commitment to an open society where mutual respect and understanding are honored, differences are...

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Holi Colour Festival 2016

Monday, August 1st from 2pm to 7pm. Laxmi Narayan Mandir, 8321 – 140th St. The most fun you will have all summer! Celebrating Spring in the Summer! Holi Colourfest, is a traditional Indian holiday celebrated in our own innovative fashion, adapted to the contemporary Canadian/American scene. In India, Holi announces the arrival of spring and the passing of winter. The festival breathes an atmosphere of social merriment. People bury their hatchets with a warm embrace and throw their worries to the wind. Every nook and corner presents a colourful sight. Young and old alike are covered with colors (red,...

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Published 12/9/2017 in Surrey604 Magazine


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Published 12/7/2017 in Surrey604 Magazine

This is the written response to a real event which took place on Tuesday night at the shooting at 148th and 64th. 
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I am now rescinding that promise.

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Published 12/3/2017 in Surrey604 Magazine

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The World-Wide Inspiration Behind Surrey’s Light Rail Transit

Published 12/3/2017 in Surrey604 Magazine

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How Surrey’s Coastal Flooding Affects The Crescent Beach Community

Published 12/3/2017 in Surrey604 Magazine

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