Mississauga: The largest South Asian festival in Canada, #BollywoodMonster Mashup presented by TD, brings even more fun and free activities to festival-goers this time around at Mississauga Celebration Square.
On July 21, as part of the #BollywoodMonster Family Day starting at 2pm, there will be a flurry of action to choose from including the KidZone with various games and activities, shopping, finger-licking food, free dance workshops and more.
“The KidZone is an integral part of the #BollywoodMonster Family Day experience, and we look to continue to grow it at this year’s festival. On behalf of the MonstrARTity team, we’d like to thank Toronto Area Ford Dealers for bringing the free mini car rides to the KidZone for #BollywoodMonster Family Day”, says Executive Director of MonstrARTity, Vikas Kohli.
“It’s just as exciting that we will have some very skillful chefs who will be providing free cooking demos at the ever-expanding ChefZone. We have free parking for everyone so don’t miss out on the eighth season of this great festival that starts at 2 PM!”
In collaboration with Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA), and Heritage Mississauga, the #BollywoodMonster KidZone will present an exciting array of free arts and crafts such as creating pinwheels, bowl painting and flyable kites. Free games will also be provided courtesy of #MonsterArts for Youth and The Vaarso Foundation, who will be bringing a giant snakes and ladders board game, as well as teaching kids how to make their very own board games.
In addition, kids will be able to ride in mini cars courtesy of Toronto Area Ford Dealers.
Just like in years past, the #BollywoodMonster Family Day will also have activities for children looking for a little more physical recreation. Brought to you by Mohawk Park Tennis Club, kids will be able to let loose, swing those rackets and get on the court to learn tennis skills in a mini tennis court!
If that doesn’t break a sweat, Heal with Kare also brings to the fold a parent and child yoga workshop. Finally, if you’re up to the challenge, throughout the day’s festivities, Shiamak’s dance troupe and Tricube Dance will present free Bollywood dance workshops on the main stage for the audience to get those hips moving and body grooving.
This year’s headliners at the festival are Bollywood star performers – Aaman Trikha, brought to you by TELUS, voice of Salman Khan in Prem Leela on July 21 and Khushboo Grewal, voice of Sunny Leone and actor from Carry on Jatta on July 20.
There’s something for everyone at #BollywoodMonster Mashup. To meet the stars and win free goodies, use code MONSTER on www.BollywoodMonsterMashup.com
#BollywoodMonster Mashup Calendar:
#BollywoodMonster Teaser Party: Fly 2.0 Nightclub, Toronto Friday July 6th, 10:30 PM onwards
#BollywoodMonster VIP and Media Cocktail Reception :C Banquets, Mississauga, Thursday July 19th, 8 PM onwards
#BollywoodMonster Concert :Mississauga Celebration Square Friday July 20th, 4 PM onwards
#BollywoodMonster Family Day & Finale: Mississauga Celebration Square, Saturday July 21st, 2 PM onwards
Khushboo Grewal is a Punjabi film actress, veejay and singer from Chandigarh, India. She got her first taste in the entertainment industry at 15 years old when she finished runner up for Miss India North, followed by reaching the finals in Channel V Popstar in 2002.
Later, Grewal became a beloved veejay working for B4u music and her career began to skyrocket from there. Not long after she appeared as the voice of Sunny Leone in Pink Lips (Hate Story 2), which topped the international and national charts. Always on the go, her hands are always full with multiple assignments at a time, from shoots for films to television and documentaries, the work never stops with Khushboo Grewal.
#BollywoodMonster Mashup is produced by MonstrARTity, an incorporated not-for-profit arts organization that creates innovative world-class productions. In addition to #BollywoodMonster Mashup, MonstrARTity produces another monstrous production known an #MonsterWorld Mashup.
In the spirit of giving back to the community, MonstrARTity runs the #MonsterArts for Youth program, which brings professional artists into the classroom to teach students about South Asian arts.
This year, the team at MonstrARTity is excited to launch the #MonsterArtist Development program to help develop the professional and artistic careers of local and international musicians.
Award-winning film composer and music producer, Vikas Kohli is the Artistic Director of MonstrARTity and is known for his expertise fusing together genres as varied as punk, classical and Bollywood pop.
He has received the Trailblazer Award from the ReelWorld Film Festival, Voice Achievers Award and a MARTY award from the Mississauga Arts Council. Kohli sits on the Mayor’s Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee for Mississauga, Polyphonic Ground, and Mississauga Partners in Music. Born in Ottawa, Kohli attended fine arts school, received an Honours Degree in Mathematics & Philosophy from the University of Toronto, his MBA from the Schulich School of Business and his CFA.