Creating an inclusive community through celebration and the joy of bhangra

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

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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

    Happy Holidays from VIBC

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    2014 has been quite a year! Just a few weeks ago, we celebrated VIBC’s 10th anniversary of operation with an AGM to remember; from May 29­–June 7, we kicked it with the best City of Bhangra Festival so far in May (10 days, 8 events, 300 performers, over 16,000 attendees, and more than 300,000 people reached through our online #BhangraLove campaign); and throughout the year VIBC worked hard to create community connections by building partnerships with other cultural organizations, supporting local arts initiatives, and creating educational opportunities for youth. 

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    Holiday Thanks to VIBC Volunteers

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    December 5 was International Volunteer Day—a day set aside by the UN each year to shine a light on the impact of volunteer efforts everywhere. Did you know that VIBC is 99.9% volunteer powered? From fundraising and programming, to marketing, communications, event management, and administration, VIBC volunteers show us their energy and enthusiasm every single day. In 2014 alone, 150 volunteers donated a whopping 9000 hours of their time!! Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU to all of our VIBC volunteers. And if you’re not yet on the team, get with the program! For details, click here: http://www.vibc.org/volunteer

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    VIBC Welcomes New Board Members

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    At our AGM on Nov 27, three stellar individuals—Kiran Dhaliwal, Anne Murphy, and Raj Arneja—were nominated and then appointed new members of VIBC’s board. Below are their profiles; stay tuned to this space for future features on other amazing VIBC directors: Kiran Mander, Vishal Hiralal, Sonny Dhillon, Malina Parmar, Sukhi Ghuman, Mark Marissen, Mandeep Patrola, Manpal Rana, and Milan Singh.             

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    VIBC Says Goodbye to Mo Dhaliwal

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    Awesome AGM on November 27! Mo Dhaliwal, VIBC founder and visionary, opened the event with a personal retrospective, rewinding the past ten years in classic Mo style: with humour, passion, eloquence, humility and HUGE pride in what VIBC has accomplished these past 10 years. VIBC also welcomed new board members Kiran Dhaliwal, Anne Murphy, and Raj Arneja, and bid farewell to outgoing members Mo Dhaliwal, Manpreet Dhillon, Vicky Chandi, and Kelly Strain. Later, everybody partied hard, honouring Mo, Sukhi Ghuman, and Amar Jitla for their 10 years’ service to VIBC, and surprising Mo with an amazing video honouring his contributions through the stories of dozens of his closest VIBC friends and colleagues. Thanks to everyone who gave Mo their 2 cents, and for Geoff Webb for creating the video. Watch it here! (Already miss you, Mo.)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWj_YKK7K_s

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