The Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies was proud to co-sponsor one of the biggest ‘holi’ events to date at the University of the Fraser Valley. Holi is a spring festival also known as the festival of colours and the festival of love. This year’s holi, which took place on Friday, March 14th, was a student led initiative taken on by the student groups: South Asian Peer Network Association (SAPNA), UFV India, The Sikh Student Alliance, International Student Association and Student Life. The students were successful in being awarded the Global Citizenship Grant (GCG) which is designed to support UFV student-led events, activities, projects, training sessions or other appropriate ventures that encourage the UFV student body to be Global Citizens and, in turn, contribute to the internationalization of UFV campuses.
Students from a range of backgrounds came together to play the colourful game of holi on the green at UFV, which was then followed by some delicious samosas and sweets, and to end off the event some lively performances from the UFV Bhangra and Gidhaa teams. An open mic session also allowed some young talent to emerge and share their amazing singing skills.