The third edition of Namaste Canada, a widely popular Indo-Canadian cultural show was held on September 1, 2018 at the Michael J. Fox Theatre. Organized by the Consulate General of India, Vancouver, and the India Cultural Association, Namaste Canada reflects India’s diverse culture and includes a variety of Indian traditional dances, music and food.
The day began with an opening speech by the Consulate General, Ms. Abhilasha Singh, and DDA clients also got to see a traditional lamp lit by chief guest, Hon. Jinny Sims, and several other MLAs.
Before the festivities began, the guests also presented certificates to all the organising committees on stage. Among the recipients were our very own DDA clients! They were very happy and excited to have received their certificates of participation.
During the day, clients performed a dance to a very catchy number, fusing Punjabi, Hindi and English lyrics. The performance was much appreciated by the packed house and they received a standing ovation. It was truly an emotional and touching moment. To make things even better, in attendance were some of the family members of the clients as well.
DDA has been a part of Namaste Canada since its inaugural year in 2016, and this event encourages our clients and staff to take part in community events, inviting family members, and taking part in a positive environment including a cheering crowd. After the performance, there were even people waiting to shake hands of our clients and appreciating there work.
Thank you to all the staff who volunteered their time to make Namaste Canada such a big success and so enjoyable for our clients and families!