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Bring the family to share stories through art

Surrey Art Gallery is inviting families to drop in to make art and connect with family and friends on Saturday, July 13 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Look closely at shape, colour, and language with exhibiting artists, artist educators, and volunteers. Everyone is welcome at this event—children must be with an adult. Admission is free.  Create with colours, collage, ... Read More »

Brampton’s Komagata Maru Park opening ceremony

The City Of the Brampton officially opened Komagata Maru Park at 10705 Bramalea Road on Saturday (June 22). Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown, Regional Councillor Gurpreet Dhillon and City Councillor Harkirat Singh were among those present. Raj Toor, Vice President and spokesperson for the Descendants of the Komgata Maru Society, who was especially invited, told The VOICE later: “I would like to say ... Read More »

Delivering confidence during periods

By Surbhi Gogia Taran and Bunny Ghatrora two sisters from Lower Mainland are on a  mission to empower young girls during menstruation — a topic which has remained a taboo in our society It is that time of the month when every woman from her teens to her 40s goes through so many emotional and hormonal changes. The unbearable pain, ... Read More »

Supinder Wraich: Narrating heart-wrenching story of crime

Supinder Wraich is the Indo-Canadian actor born in Chandigarh, India and raised in Toronto. She has amassed a significant body of work in several film and television productions including Hunter’s Moon, Textuality, The Border, Degrassi: The Next Generation (CTC), Saving Hope (Ctv), etc. In addition to acting, her 2014 Music Video debut for Imran Khan’s PATA CHALGEA has garnered over ... Read More »

PREM GILL: Creating BC’s creative force

By Surbhi Gogia We have always seen British Columbia’s scenic locations at the backdrop of popular Hollywood movies. But do you know that BC is also a popular choice amongst international production houses for their behind the scenes work. It is one of the largest centres for film and television production in North America and has international reputation and proven ... Read More »

Saving youth from gangs

By Baljot Rai It was during my 2nd year in the university when our professor had asked us to write a research paper on any topic that is related to crime in Canada. I weighed out several options, however I kept on coming back to the one that hit close to home. Low and behold, I decided to study on ... Read More »

From Assimilation to Acceptance

A journey of self-acceptance in discovering my Indo-Canadian identity By Dil Bola “Where are you from?” Growing up and looking around me, this seemed to be a simple question for most. My classmates would answer quickly “Canada.” Young, naïve and determined to fit in, I went along with it. “I’m Canadian.” “But where are you really from?” And that’s when ... Read More »

In Honour of forgotten Sikh soldiers

Duty, Honour and Izzat written by Steven Purewal is a book that tells the story of forgotten Punjabi soldiers and the vital role they played during World War 1. The book is written for children in a graphic novel format so that it is easy to understand. In this article, Purewal talks about his book and also the circumstances that made ... Read More »

Planting the seed of hope

Jas Hans, a third year medical student at UBC, had just started a rotation at BC Women’s neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) in April, working with doctors as they cared for BC’s most fragile infants. One particular family stood out to Jas: a mom who is new to Canada and caring for her baby all by herself, which resonated with his own family’s ... Read More »

Moving beyond Indian sculptures and paintings

A performative photography exhibition of Indian artists is on display at the Vancouver Art Gallery When we think of Indian art, images of ancient sculptures and paintings start enriching our mind immediately. But the Vancouver Art Gallery is giving all the art lovers an opportunity to explore a different aspect of Indian art. Moving Still: Performative Photography in India — ... Read More »