Welcome to the official site of Gujarati Society of British Columbia (GSBC) — a cultural, charitable, and educational non-profit organization based in British Columbia. This society is one of the largest cultural organizations in the Lower Mainland, with thousands of Gujarati-speaking members and supporters. The framework of the society was set in 1967 and it has since grown to be one of the most active South Asian organizations in Canada, holding many exciting cultural and recreational events that celebrates cultural diversity.
We are excited to share the details of the GSBC NAVRATRI & DIWALI FESTIVAL 2016 presented by ZeeTV Canada! Halo Re Halo! Won’t you join us at Vancouver’s longest running Navratri in Vancouver? We are always committed to bringing our members an exciting, and fun filled celebration that will be memorable for the entire year! See below for all you need to know about this season:
ZeeTV Canada DISCO DANDIYA
October 22nd – 8:00pm
Hard Rock Casino Theatre: 2080 United Blvd, Coquitlam
A family event for all ages, we promise this will be a ridiculous amount of fun!
** We have a BIGGER venue with loads of space for strollers and kids in the lobby.
** Featuring Vancouver’s premier DJ company X-FUSION ROADSHOW who will spin your favourite Dandiya & Bollywood tracks all night!
** FREE dandiya rentals!! FREE parking!! FREE coatcheck!!
** Are you taking transit? Come to Braid Station and take a FREE shuttle bus to/from Hard Rock Casino til 1am!
** Cash concession stand will be open til 1am!
There’s only a limited number of tickets available, this is our most popular event of the year – we might sell out so act fast and don’t miss it!
Tickets: $15 ADVANCE, $17 at the door
Children 13 & under: FREE!!
Tickets available at:
Kamal’s Video Palace
Burnaby – Kala Chauhan – 604-291-9070
Vancouver – Pooja Pabari – 778-889-5640
Surrey – Sheila Siekham – 604-961-4313
Richmond/UBC – Shahbano Bhatti – 778-847-7676
North Vancouver – Seema Kanji – 604-318-5381
DIWALI GALA DINNER
November 11th – 6:00pm
Royal King Palace Banquet Hall: 8158 128 Street, Surrey
Join us for a mesmerizing evening of Gujarati Culture, Music and Dance, as we celebrate the auspicious Festival of Light! Meet our TEAM VANCOUVER dance teams who will relive the magic once again with performances by these amazing award winning teams:
VanLeelas – Youth Folk
Haath Pug Jem Tem – Adult Folk 35+ (First Place Winners & Best Costume)
Sitaras – Adult Garba (First Place Winners, & Overall Best Performance)
Rangeela Khaleyas – Adult Raas (First Place Winners)
Kids 0 – 5: $5.00
Kids 6 – 12: $20.00
Guests Age 13+: $35.00
Tickets available through Kala Chauhan only – call 604-291-9070.
Enjoy several mouth watering appetizers, and a delicious full course Vegetarian meal to follow the spectacular performances.