City of Bhangra Festival 2015

May 22, 2015

This year's City of Bhangra Festival will run from May 28 - June 6, 2015. Events will take place in both Surrey and Vancouver and will include the popular "Downtown Bhangra" which is a free event held at the Vancouver Art Gallery.


Taza Beats, May 28
Folk Lok Featuring SETI X and Ustad Lal Singh Bhatti, May 29
Bhangra on Main Featuring Raju Johal, June 2
Bhangra Village conference, June 4
Donwtown Bhangra, June 5 - June 6
VIBC Official Afterparty, June 6

     Downtown Bhangra Performers

SAPNA Toronto

May 2, 2015

SAPNA (South Asian Professional Networking Association) Toronto was formed in 2013 with the goal of bringing professionals together to learn from each other and expand their networks.

SAPNA is the acronym of the organization but in some South Asian languages the word “sapna” translates to “dream”. Through mixers, workshops and networking events the organization gives individuals a platform, to seek new partnerships and promote their businesses, so they can move towards fulfilling their professional dreams.

Recent events have included:

Vaisakhi Mela

April 2, 2015

The India Canada Cultural Association (ICCA) in Victoria, British Columbia is celebrating Vaisakhi with a fun family event on April 12, 2015. Vaisakhi Mela will be held at the Saanich Fair Grounds from 11:00 AM to 6:30 PM.

Admission is free. Kids’ activities will include a bouncy castle and face painting. There will also be an opportunity to shop for food and henna (mehndi) tattoos. Entertainment will include dance performances and music.

More information is available through ICCA’s links.

Vancity Buzz

March 28, 2015

Karm Sumal and Manny Bahia are the co-founders of the Vancity Buzz website. The childhood friends started the blog as a hobby in 2008. The site has grown in popularity in Metro Vancouver for its focus on local news, events and entertainment.

The Vancity Buzz website is ranked by Alexa as number 349 for most popular website in Canada. This popularity is also reflected on social media where they have over 172000 likes on Facebook and over 89000 followers on Twitter ahead of many established news and media outlets.