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

    VIBC After 10 Years: Rewind, Review, and Reimagine

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    Over the past 10 years, VIBC has had quite an impact on Vancouver!

    Rewinding the past decade, we can see that many wonderful memories have been made, and many new bridges have been built through the power of arts and culture. Today, we can see how much bhangra has evolved: it’s no longer JUST an art form—it’s also become a symbol of unity between different cultures and communities. It’s no longer just about dance, it’s about who we are as ONE! 

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    Creating Community Connections

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    VIBC is dedicated to connecting communities through the joy and celebration of bhangra, and we’re always looking for news to share with the VIBC family about exhibits, plays, books, concerts, music, dance (not just bhangra—all kinds!), talks, lectures, and festivals of interest taking place here and around the world. Last month, we worked with South Asian Arts, SFU, Diwali Fest, and the Gujurati Society of Canada to promote their events, reported on Autorickshaw performing at the new Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, and let you know about UFV’s Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies’ presentation of “That Land Beyond the Waves,” a play by Dr. Rajnish Dhawan about Komagata Maru.

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    It’s VIBC's 10th Anniversary

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    On Thursday, November 27, please join us at our AGM to celebrate a decade of extraordinary events, experiences, and community created and supported by YOU — our friends, family, colleagues, partners, performers, and sponsors.

    We’ll kick off our 11th year by reviewing our past successes, reflecting on how far we've come, and re-imagining a strong future through the spirit of love, joy, generosity, and inclusivity that is bhangra.

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    100 Year Journey Launches on Nov. 29

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    100 Year Journey is a new publication that captures and commemorates the stories of early South Asian pioneers, professionals, entrepreneurs, and innovators as they settled in the province of BC and made it their home. Come celebrate the launch at a gala, invitation-only event on Saturday, November 29 at 6:00 pm at the Fairmont Pacific Rim. Great food, great wine, a great venue and two leading US-based entertainers will ensure the evening is truly memorable.

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