BRAMPTON: The Diwali Festival of Lights presented by TELUS returned with a bang to the Bramalea City Centre on Oct 20 and 21 with a colourful garba showcase by Kamal Shah Ensemble and some memorable performances that included Punjabi singer Anita Lerche and the Karma band that played bollwood hits with a fusion twist.
While kids enjoyed the antics of an illusionist from Jestr Events, attendees were regaled at the free indoor event by Bhangra and Giddha performances and got a chance to participate in an interactive dance workshop, courtesy Jadoo Entertainment.
There was a fusion vibe at the event with a live tabla and sax session by Matra Entertainment while popular GTA musicians Sahil Khan and Grenville Pinto presented an instrumental medley with the flute and violin, respectively.
“Diwali is all about spending time with loved ones. So, we want to create an event where every member of the family, from the youngest to the oldest, comes out to spend the day with their family and friends and watch our variety of stage performances.
The festival is for people from all walks of life and cultures to enjoy,” said Sanjay Agnihotri, Director, Business Development, Metroland Specialty Markets, which publishes Suhaag magazine and Canadian Immigrant magazine.
The emcees for the evening which included- celebrity hosts, Amin Dhillon and Nav Nanwa, news reporter Akshay Tandon and media expert Annie Koshy.
The highlight on the final day was livewire performance by Canadian singer, Parichay who belted out his most popular hits much to the delight of his fans.
“We are honoured to be a part of the 2018 Diwali Festival of Lights,” said Winnie Mittal, Senior Marketing Manager, Multicultural, TELUS. “At TELUS, we have embraced the commitment to diversity and togetherness through our support of cultural events like this celebration that reflect the community we live in. We are looking forward to a successful and entertainment filled festival ahead.”
This year’s Diwali Festival of Lights is once again supported by RBC, official banking partner of the event; and other sponsors included: Bramalea City Centre, Royale, and CAA.
As one of the biggest and most popular festivals in the South Asian community, Diwali celebrates the triumph of good over evil and the perfect time to indulge in fun and festivities with the entire family.
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