Happy birthday Canada! July 2015 brings Baby Doll to the GTA, IGNITE Bollywood and Rath Yatra

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IGNITE Bollywood, a variety show hosted by MonstrARTity, will take place Saturday, July 11 at the Rose Theatre in Brampton from 5 p.m. onwards. Photo supplied by MonstrARTity.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 1Canada-Day-2015-Artists
Event: Canada Day
Details: Global News’ Liza Fromer, Antony Robart, Farah Nasser along with ET Canada’s Entertainment Reporter Sangita Patel will host the grand Canada Day celebrations with Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie at 4 p.m. at Celebration Square in Mississauga.
Performers include: The city’s very own DJ: Starting From Scratch, Peter Katz, electric violinist Kytami, pop heart throb Scott Helman and headliner, international recording hip hop artist Kardinal Offishall. Cost is free.
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Event: Thaalam 2015
Details: Canadian Tamil Youth Association will present Thaalam 2015, the ultimate gaana/dance competition at The Rose Theatre, 1 Theatre Ln. Brampton at 5 p.m.
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Event: Pan Am/Para Pan Flame
Details: The Aga Khan Park will host the Pan Am flame as part of Reflections – Celebrating our Cultures and Communities, at the Aga Khan Park and Aga Khan Museum, 77 Wynford Dr. Toronto at 4 p.m. Activities include: lantern-making, dance, poetry, music, a souk bazaar and more. At 8:15 p.m. the Pan Am flame will arrive at the park, carried by Leila Keshavjee, a young member.
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Event: IGNITE Bollywood
Details: MonstARTity Creative Community (MCC) will be hosting an IGNITE Bollywood event at the Rose Theatre, 1 Theatre Ln. from 5 p.m. onwards to celebrate the Pan Am and Parapan Am Games. IGNITE Bollywood brings together world-class performers for a spectacular variety show featuring live music, dance and comedy acts and a free KidZone. Performers include Lopa Sarkar and Divine Heritage Artistry, Ferzana, Himanshu Merchant, Kim Chalovich and What’s On? TAP! Nick Reynoldson, Ernie Vicente, Preeti Torul and Nelu Handa (Burn Notice). Tickets cost $30/person (adult) and $10/child.
Contact: www.IGNITEBollywood.ca

Event: MahotsavaMahotsava
Details: Mahotsava is a summer South Asian event that’s taking place at International Centre (Hall # 5) 6900 Airport Rd. Mississauga starting at 1-11 p.m. Events include activities for the family, food and entertainment. Kanika Kapoot, the Bollywood singer behind super hits like Chittiyan Kalayian and Baby Doll will perform. Tickets cost $5/person (general admission) and between $20-$50 for the concert.
Contact: Here

SATURDAY, JULY 18 Festival of India
Event: 43rd Festival of India
Details: The Festival of India, a summer staple and a vegetarian foodie’s absolute delight is taking place July 18-19. Highlights include: A Rath Yatra or a parade that will wind down Yonge Street (Starting at Bloor Street and continuing south on Queens Quay. The action will then move to Centre Island where revelers can sample free vegetarian fare. Some 4,000 people are expected to attend.
Contact: For more information, visit here