Spring events (April 2016) in Toronto to thaw your winter-weary hearts

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Gurdeep Ubhi’s fundraiser Let’s Nach happening, Saturday, April 2 at Chandini Convention Centre, 5 Gateway Blvd. promises to be an evening to remember. Photo courtesy Facebook.

Saturday, April 2

Event: Sikh Heritage Month

Details: Peel Art Gallery Archives and Museum (PAMA) 9 Wellington St., has a fantastic line-up of events all month long. Twin sisters and artists Amrit and Rabindra Singh will make a rare appearance in Canada March 31 to April 2 to launch their three-month exhibit. Admission is free for April.
Contact: Here


Event: Let’s Nach
Details: Brampton resident Gurdeep Ubhi is hosting a fundraiser–Let’s Nach (Dance)– in memory of her son. The evening will feature Latina, Punjabi and belly dancers, Indo-fusion cuisine, raffles and auction and is taking place at the Chandini Convention Centre, 5 Gateway Blvd. at 6 p.m.
Contact: Here


Event: Holi Hai
Details: An annual dinner/show celebrating Holi taking place at Vishnu Mandir Banquet Hall, 8640 Yonge St. Richmond Hill at 5:30 p.m.
Contact: 905-886-1724 or Here


Sunday, April 3

Event: Muslim Womenpreneurs Expo
Details: Muslim women entrepreneurs will be exhibiting their fare at this trade show taking place at Milan Banquet Hall, 1989 Dundas St. E. from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Contact: Here


Saturday, April 9

Event: Mehfil and Surtaal
Details: Surtaal Cultural Promotions is hosting an evening of Indian Classical music. Artists include Satninder (vocals), Pinky (Tabla) Ramesh (Sarangi) and Harmeet (harmonium). The concert is happening at Lester B. Pearson Theatre, 150 Central Park Dr. at 6:30 p.m. Cost of tickets is $20 and $35.
Contact: Mohan Dahaley, 416-624-5713 or Bedi Dhiman, 647-861-5060



April (TBD)

Event: Punjabi Film Festival
Details: The BMO International Film Festival of South Asia [IFFSA] in collaboration with Punjabi International Film Festival (PIFF) has arrived. The festival launches with five days of buzz events in April followed by festival weekend from May 19-23, in Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Scarborough, Richmond Hill, Milton and Oakville.
Contact: Here


Sunday, April 17

Event: Pflag Peel
Details: The of the new Peel Chapter of Pflag Canada, with special focus on the South Asian diaspora will take place at Versailles Convention Centre – 6721 Edwards Blvd., Mississauga from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
This event will bring together many from the lthe South Asian community as well as dignitaries, such as Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario.
Contact: Here

Saturday, April 23

Event: Vishu 2016
Details: OHM Cultural Associaion is hosting Vishu celebration for Keralites at the Glenforest Secondary School, 3575 Fieldgate Dr. in Mississauga at 5:3o p.m.
Contact: Here