Creating an inclusive community through celebration and the joy of bhangra

We are driven by artistic innovation, creating inclusive spaces and strong community bonds.

We see the power of arts and culture to shatter barriers and build meaningful bridges between people. Our work is to engage and to provoke – to reimagine ourselves, our identities and roles in our community.

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    News and Updates from VIBC

    The Inside Track: Anita Lal on “The Business of Culture”


    My name is Gurjeet Phungara. I recently joined VIBC as a volunteer as I wanted to get a better idea of what the organization does and also give back to something that I feel strongly about. As I delve deeper into the organization, I am starting to realize all the great things that VIBC brings not only to the Indo-Canadian population but to all ethnicities and backgrounds. Not only do they present their City of Bhangra Festival to thousands of locals and international visitors every spring, but throughout the year they build partnerships with other cultural organizations, support diverse arts initiatives, and create amazing educational and artistic opportunities for youth of all ages and backgrounds, sparking that community feeling through the promotion of arts, culture, and dance—and, of course, the joy of bhangra.

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    The Countdown’s on for “The Business of Culture” FundraiserThe Countdown’s on for “The Business of Culture” Fundraiser


    Join us for VIBC’s very first fundraiser on Friday, February 19 at the beautiful Riverside Signature Hall in Surrey! Presented with Surrey Board of Trade, generously sponsored by TD, and supported by Jarnail Arts and Nanak Foods, “The Business of Culture” offers dynamic night of art, music, dance, food, and great conversation focused on the positive impacts of the arts on business.

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    What a success! Dine-out Vancouver: Bhangra with Vij’s


    Tuesday, February 19th marked the first collaborative event between Vikram Vij and the Vancouver International Bhangra Celebration Society.  This evening brought a bright energetic atmosphere to a wet and dreary day outside. 

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    Thanks to VIBC Promo Partners


    Many thanks to VIBC’s amazing community partners for helping us promote our upcoming fundraiser, “The Business of Culture” on February 19. Recently, VIBC reached out to several local cultural organizations, inviting them to post info about our event on their social media channels, and offering in exchange to post info about THEIR events on ours. Success!

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