Diwali Festival Ottawa

Come check out some of our group as we help celebrate Diwali, the Festival of Lights!

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Diwali Festival

Event Date: October 16, 2009

Event Time: 6 pm to 7:30 pm

Location: Somerset Square (Somerset & Wellington St W)

Diwali, The Hindu “Festival of Lights”

Celebrate Diwali, the Festival of Lights, with Indian Express; Councillor Christine Leadman; Yasir Naqvi, MPP; School Trustee Jennifer McKenzie, Ottawa Police Inspector Ty Cameron and the local community.

Diwali symbolizes the victory of good over evil and is a time of celebration and hope for humankind, a time of good luck and prosperity. Diwali is a major Indian Festival.

Come and celebrate this festival with us. “Bollywood for Fun” dancers will perform from 6:00 to 6:30pm. Sample some traditional foods provided by Indian Express – ladoo (sweets) and pakoras. Indian Express is the largest Indian sweet shop in Ottawa making everything on the premises.

We’ll light some diyas, sparklers and lights, we’ll bring light to Somerset Square, we’ll dance to Indian music.

Presented by Indian Express Food & Sweets, The Hintonburg Economic Development Committee, Wellington West BIA and The Carleton.

For information contact:

Rakesh Walia, Indian Express, 1104 Somerset St. W., 613-863-0676

Cheryl Parrott (613-728-7582) Hintonburg Economic Development Committee or hedc@sympatico.ca

Tentative Agenda:

6:00 – 6:30 pm Entertainment including “Bollywood for Fun” dancers, refreshments

6:30 – 6:45 pm Pooja (Hindu religious ceremony)

6:45 – 7:00 pm Speeches by dignitaries

7:00 pm Lighting of sparklers, music

See you then!


Back stage at our last event!

Jai Ho

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