Community Partner Thank You


The City of Bhangra Festival is powered by dedicated volunteers, generous funders, and many, many community supporters, including the fabulous Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association (DVBIA). We asked Barbara Fairbrother, DVBIA Sponsorship and Event Lead, for her thoughts on her long association with our Festival, and here is what she said. Thank you, Barbara, for your kind words, and for the wonderful support you give us every year!

“The Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association (DVBIA) is a proud partner and supporter of over 30 festivals, events, and activations that take place in the core of the City. We continue to assist organizations with a vision to produce events that we feel engage the downtown community and businesses.The Vancouver International Bhangra Celebration Society is one of those organizations that contribute to the vitality of downtown.This will be our 5th year of sponsorship with the City of Bhangra Festival which takes place in some of our fantastic downtown venues. Our favorite is the highlight of the festival – Downtown Bhangra at the Vancouver Art Gallery plaza. As an organization that represents the 8,000 businesses in the downtown core and that sponsors many events that bring or keep people downtown, the DVBIA believes the City of Bhangra Festival will continue to be a signature event for downtown Vancouver.”

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