Vancouver Indian Toastmasters Club

If you are looking for Toastmasters club for Indian community then you have landed at the right place. Please RSVP to join our own Desi Toastmasters club.

Join the Indian Club

What is Toastmasters Club?

Toastmasters International is a non-profit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs. Visit their website find a local club or join ours.

Watch the above video for The Club Experience

Benefits of joining the Toastmasters Club:

  • Build Confidence
  • Improve Presentation Skills
  • Build Impromptu Speaking Skills
  • Make Friends



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India Business Network (IBN) Vancouver – Business Networking Group

India Business Network (IBN) Vancouver is providing Business & Professional Networking Opportunities to Business Owners of Indian Origin based in Vancouver area.

IBN Vancouver is a group of local business owners who meet regularly for networking and help growing each other’s business by providing referrals to each other.

IBN Vancouver is a Business Social Network which is developed to help business owners connect with other local business people to boost each other’s business interests by forming mutually beneficial business relationships.

How Business owners can join IBN Vancouver?

Local credible business owners are welcome to join the group. However, the membership is restricted to one type of each business per group (so there is No competition).

Their Network is expanding rapidly, example of some of the business owners who may become part of their group are:

  • Accounting Services
  • Real Estate Trading Services
  • Mortgage Broker
  • Auto Sales & Loans
  • Car body repair and collision repair services
  • Financial Advisor
  • Immigration & Visa Services
  • Photography Services
  • Website Development Services For Small Businesses

Above are day to day services that everyone needs in their daily life. Part of their regular meeting is dedicated to passing referrals. Becoming part of IBN Vancouver may increase your visibility & credibility. If you would like to build your business through word of mouth, you may like consider joining IBN Vancouver.

Visit their website if you would like to connect with them or know more about them.

Business Networking Group

Business Networking Group

How joining a Networking Group Helps?

Joining a networking group means that you get your company noticed. If you are committed to developing relationships, group members will remember you and mention your company name to their friends and other network associates
Source: 10 Benefits of Joining a Networking Group

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Holi 2018 Events In and Around Vancouver

Holi in Vancouver Area

Holi at Laxmi Narayan Mandir, Surrey

Celebrate the festival of colours, Holi on March 2nd, 2018. Colours will be provided. Food stalls, Holi songs etc.
Date & Time: March 2, 2018; 4PM-8PM
Location: 8321 140 Street, Surrey,
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Holi Milan 2018 by ICA Vancouver – Evening Party

In continuation of its past tradition of celebrating Indian festivals, India Cultural Association (ICA) of Vancouver is celebrating joyous & colorful festival of Holi with a Holi Milan Gala on March 3rd 2018.
Date & Time: March 3, 2018; 6PM-11:30PM
Location: Khanna Banquet Hall, Surrey, BC
More info:

Holi 2018 Bash by Indian Student Federation, SFU

The ISF team is back with their most coveted event for the semester and the BIGGEST PARTY ON CAMPUS since the Fall Kickoff, HOLI 2018, a kind of party that SFU has never seen before!
Date: Saturday, March 3, 2018;
Location: SFU Convocation Mall, Burnaby, BC
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Holi at Burnaby Hindu Temple

Celebrating Holi in Outside Tent. Colors will be provided. Food, Music, Games, Holi Colors.
Date & Time: Sunday, March 4, 2018; 10 AM – 3 PM
Location: 5420 Marine Dr, Burnaby, BC V5J 3G8
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Holi Celebrations at UBC

Date & Time: Saturday, March 24, 2018; 11AM to 4PM
Location: C2 Parking Lot – 6190 Agronomy Road
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Holi Party Event By ICA Vancouver

Mark your Calendar for Holi Party Event By ICA Vancovuer

Holi Dinner & Dance Party Event:

Join ICA to celebrate Festival of Colors in Vancouver area. Come in colorful Indian ethnic dresses to enjoy this colorful festival. Dance on Bollywood Holi Songs, Dance Performances (Bollywood & Indian Cultural Dance), Special activities for Kids, Delicious Food.

Networking Opportunity:

Great opportunity to mingle with like minded people. Come & socialize with other Indians living in Vancouver area. Come and make new friends. This is a family event, your kids will learn the culture too.

Date & Time: March 3, 2018; 6:30PM-11:30PM
Location: Khanna Banquet Hall, 11267 125a St, Surrey, BC V3V 8C5
Tickets: General: $35 per person Kids (6-12) $20, Kids (5 and under): Free
Registration: Coming Soon…

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Free Yoga Class in Surrey

Join ICA Vancouver for a Free Yoga Class in Surrey, BC.

This Free Yoga Class is for all levels. The Yoga Class will consist of Asana & Pranayamas. You would learn how to breath properly in each Yoga asana (posture).

Date & Time: Sunday, December 17, 2017; 9am – 10:30am
Location: Punjab Bhavan, 15453 Fraser Hwy, Surrey, BC V3R 3P6

About the Yoga Instructor: 

Neeraj Kumar is a certified Yoga Teacher. He has been practicing Yoga since his childhood. His classes are gentle and good for all levels. He focuses on breathing & encourage his students to build regular home based practice. He is the founder of which he created to promote Yoga in Metro Vancouver, particularly International Yoga Day in Vancouver.

About the Organizer:

India Cultural Association (ICA) of Vancouver: ICA Vancouver is a not for profit registered society which aims to promote Indian culture in Metro Vancouver. ICA Vancouver organizes various cultural & social events throughout the year. ICA Vancouver organizes Free Yoga Classes in Vancouver area regularly. Please check out their site for upcoming events:

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Pankaj Udhas Ghazal Maestro Live in Concert in Vancouver

Pankaj Udhas Live in Concert Coming Soon to Canada. Contact the number to book the show in Vancouver, BC.

Pankaj Udhas in Vancouver

Pankaj Udhas Live in Concert –  Vancouver, BC

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Bollywood Dance Classes in Burnaby

Join India Cultural Association of Vancouver and Spirit of Dance Academy for Bollywood Dace & Indian Dance Combo Classes.

Indian Dance Combo:

Join us for a structured learning experiece of Indian Dances – a Combo class of Indian Classical Dance Technique and Bollywood Fun! Most appropriate for kids (Ages 4+) and teenagers as the program focuses to train mind and body to become a dance artist! It is also an exciting way to learn more about the culture and stay connected to the roots!
Time: 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
* Parents may watch the class in the last 10 minutes and can interact with the instructor thereafter.

Register For Free:

Bollywood Dance Workout Fun:

Give a break to yourself from the monotonous routine! Join us for a cool way of cardio exercise with up-beat music; rejuvenating mind and body while learning some Bollywood moves! Anybody can dance, no previous experience needed. The class will include stretching, warm-up, choreographed bollywood routine and wind-up relaxation!
Time: 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Register For Free:

Dance Instructor: Niki Patel

Niki Patel has 17 years of experience instructing various Indian Dance Styles in India a well as US. She is trained in various classical and folk dance styles as well as Bollywood dancing; her expertise being in Kuchipudi and Bollywood. With a degree of Nrityatirth (Kuchipudi) she is trained under the able Guru Smt. Rita Choksi. She has performed for numerous Arts and Cultural Shows and events including Bollywood shows in the U.S. wherein she shared the stage with stars like Shankar Mahadevan, K.K., Richa, etc. She not only organizes numerous workshops & shows but also choreographs for school/college events, competitions, cultural gatherings & private family events. She founded her own dance school “Spirit of Dance” in 2003 and is now bringing the fun of Bollywood and Classical culture to Canada! Visit her Facebook page Spirit of Dance Academy


Bollywood Dancing is known as a dance that owes its roots to the Hindu religion and Indian culture. Nowadays, as Bollywood (India’s film industry) expands and grows more popular worldwide, the trend of Bollywood dancing is following with it. Bollywood dancing is a complex, but fun and enjoyable activity that can double as a heart-pumping workout – one as exciting as the beats you’re swaying your hips to!

Read the top 10 health benefits of Bollywood dancing:


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Amit Tandon Live in Vancouver (Surrey, BC)

Amit Tandon in Vanocuver

Amit Tandon in Vanocuver (Surrey)


He is known as ‘The married guy’ in the stand-up comedy circuit. After two kids and one marriage, he realized it couldn’t get any worse and took to comedy.

His comedy about middle class Indians struggling with expectations from all directions touches one and all. Like every other middle class Indian, he is an engineer and an MBA

His videos are going viral all over Social media with over 40 million views. With more than 1200 shows across India, United Kingdon, Dubai, Malaysia, Africa, Singapore and Australia he is one of the best known observational comics in India. In his maiden tour to Canada, Amit brings best of his comedy from the last six years.

Date & Time: Feb 25, 2018; 4:00PM – 5:30PM
Location: Bell Performing Artcs Center, 6250 – 144th Street, Surrey, BC V3X 1A1
Tickets: Tickets are Available on ON Bell PAC website AND TICKETHUNGAMA

Event Terms and Conditions:

No kids under 10 allowed
Please bring print out of ticket confirmation with you.
Photography and Videography at Live Show are strictly prohibited
Assigned seating chart is available on Bell PAC website.
Ticket hungama tickets are all general seating in Balcony rows LL through QQ

Some of YouTube video of Amit Tandon show:

DISCLAIMER: Vancouver Indian Forum is only helping to promote this event. We are not part of it and assume no responsibility whatsoever. Please contact at the number provided on the event poster in case of any issue.

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Professional Networking Events For Desi Indians in Vancovuer

Join our Meetup group for social & professional networking events for Desi Indians in Vancouver, BC.

Upcoming Meetup:

Date & Time: Nov 19, 2017; 10:30am-12:30pm
Location: 2702, Norland Ave, Burnaby
Cost: $5 per person (To cover the cost of snacks etc.)

Details: Looking to meet other Indian professionals living in Vancouver area? Join us for Chit-Chat, Snacks & Chai! Let’s meet and see how we can help each other and achieve success. Enjoy Tea, Snacks, Network, Chat about your social life, and more!

– Meet with established professionals who have been living in Vancouver area for long
– Meet Newcomers to Canada; Connect at Professional level and make new friends
– Share your experience; Come and let us know how you can help
– Light snacks will be served including Chai (Tea)

RSVP for this professional networking event here:


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Navratri Vancouver – Garba, Dandiya, Raas Events

Navratri is a festival that goes on for 9 days. Looking for Garba, Dandiya, Raas Events in Vancouver area? You may like to visit following events:

Event 1: Navratri Festival 2017

Date: September 21 – September 29

Location: Crystal at York, 210-12888 – 80th Ave, Surrey, British Columbia

More Details:

Navratri Festival Vancouver – Garba, Dandiya, Raas

Event 2: Navratri Vancouver hosted by The Gujarati Society of British Columbia

Date: September 22 – September 23

Location: Riverside Signature 13030 76 Ave # 201, Surrey, British Columbia V3W 2V6

More Details:

Navratri Event 3 in Surrey, BC

Navratri Celebrations in Lakshmi Narayan Mandir, Surrey from September 20 to September 29, 2017 & Dussehra Celebrations on September 30, 2017. — at Lakshmi Narayan Mandir, Surrey. More Details:

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