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 April 25, 2012

Welcome to another MyBindi West Newsletter! 


Congratulations to Narinder Lal who is the winner of a complimentary copy of Gurjiner Basran's book, "Everything was good-bye".

Tonight, the BYOBF Network (Vancouver's first South Asian women's networking group) hosts its event at the Sutra Vancouver restaurant.  See details below.


Thursday evening gives you a choice of two exciting music performances!  Choose from a dizzying array of South Asian talent including  at Barcelona Nightclub/Ultra Lounge  or just hop over to Ginger 62 and check out Raghav in the House!


If Star power is what you enjoy, be sure to check out the CIBC Golden Ticket to IIFA contest and you could be a part of the 2012 International Indian Film Academy Awards (IIFA) Weekend in Singapore from June 7 - 9.  See details below. 


As always, if there's an event or an initiative in Vancouver that you'd like us to promote on MyBindi West - please send me an email.


In the meantime, check out this list of all that's happening on the west coast


Best Regards,


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First South Asian Women's Networking Group Hosts "Networking Night"
BYOBF As South Asian women in Vancouver and surrounding communities face significant changes in the world of business, they are discovering networking with other South Asian women to be one of the most valuable marketing tools for strengthening business contacts and connections. The BYOBF Network is Vancouver's first South Asian women's networking group that provides the perfect opportunity to meet like-minded professional women who also share each other's success.

When: Wednesday, April 25, 2012 
Where: Sutra Vancouver, 862 Richards Street, Vancouver 
Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm 
Tickets: $20 

Come and increase your networking circle and support, encourage and challenge other women to strive for continued growth and strength through every facet of their lives.

Ticket includes appetizers provided by Sutra Vancouver Restaurant.

For tickets and more information, please click HERE.
One More Dance
One More Dance
 Presented by HOD Productions

Witness The Stranger Family's Debut Performance in Vancity!

Live Performances by UK's Own:
Vancouver Finest:
Live DJ'ing By:
  • DJ ROYCE  
Exclusive hosting by: Mannu Sandu & Mesha Toor

When: Thursday, April 26, 2012
Where: Barcelona Nightclub/Ultra Lounge, Vancouver 
Doors Open: 9pm 
Tickets: $20 & VIP by inquiry only

Click HERE for more information and to purchase tickets. 

WTF! Raghav in the House Edition
High Society presents WTF? Raghav in the House April 26
Canadian-born singer Raghav released his new CD, The Phoenix, on April 10, 2012, with his first three singles "So Much", "Fire", and "Top Of The World" already receiving an incredible response. Now, here's your chance to see Raghav LIVE in Concert April 26th!

Joined by Raghav himself, Reminisce and Lajit will be presenting some inspired remixes and mashups of Raghav's best work. The night will also feature DJ Goddess returning to open the night and special guest DJs HDH and B.I.G.

When: Thursday, April 26, 2012
Where: Ginger 62, Vancouver
Doors Open: 8pm
Tickets: $20 with guestlist | $25 at door | $40 VIP

**Swimwear and High-heel Showcase at 9pm**

**Guestlist valid until 10:30pm**

For more information and to purchase tickets, click HERE.
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan LIVE in Concert
Rahat LIVE in Concert May 19
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan regaled the audiences at a very young age accompanying his great Uncle Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan but, little did any one know that he would reach the same level of popularity today. Rahat's 'Sufi Style' has touched the hearts of young and old alike all over the world. Following the footsteps of his family from Faislabaad, Pakistan, Rahat and his party started as Qawwals with a lot of success but it was his singing in Bollywood films that took everyone by surprise. His most recent Bollywood hits include Tere Mast Mast Do Nain (Dabanng), Teri Meri (Body Guard), and Sajda (My Name is Khan).

Kamal's Video Palace is very proud to host the 'Pride of Pakistan' Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and his entire group at Vancouver's prestigious Queen Elizabeth Theatre for an evening of memorable soulful 'sufi music' and qawwalis.

When: Saturday, May 19, 2012
Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver
Time: 7pm
Tickets: $45, $55, $65, $75, $100 & VIP

Click HERE to purchase tickets.

Click HERE for more information.

This event is proudly sponsored by MyBindi.com.
WIN a CIBC Golden Ticket to IIFA Singapore!
CIBC IIFA Golden Ticket Contest is back! Enter and you could be a part of the 2012 International Indian Film Academy Awards (IIFA) Weekend in Singapore from June 7 - 9.

Win 1 of 2 Golden Ticket VIP weekends for two. If you've purchased or applied for a qualifying CIBC product, you may be eligible to enter.

Each Golden Ticket VIP weekend for 2 includes:

  • VIP entrance to the IIFA World Premier, IIFA Rocks Fashion Show and IIFA Awards Show
  • Meet & greet with a Bollywood star
  • VIP access to exclusive IIFA after parties
  • Green carpet walk with IIFA stars
  • Airfare & accommodations at official IIFA hotel with the stars
Contest closes May 13, 2012 at 11:59:59 p.m. EST.

Click HERE to enter NOW!

Click HERE to view the contest rules.
Watch Indian Movies Online for FREE
GetFilmi is the worldʼs premier source for watching curated Indian Cinema online.


Catering to an international audience, Bollywood and other Indian films are offered in a variety of languages with sub-titles where available. 


For FREE, GetFilmi members can instantly watch unlimited movies streamed to their TVs and computers. With GetFilmi, there are never any due dates or late fees. Members can select from a growing library of titles that can be watched instantly. 


Finding movies of interest is easy - GetFilmi recommends similar titles based on cast & crew as well as genre and allows members to shelve films to watch later. 

Click HERE for more information.
Culture of Punjab Radio Show

Culture of Punjab 

Culture of Punjab radio show launched on January 2, 2011 in British Columbia and is the brain child of Dave Tatla. It is a secular show that is focused on delivering quality content for all.


Culture of Punjab brings you:

  • News
  • Music
  • Interviews
  • Talk Shows
  • Discussions
  • And much more!

For more information, click HERE or contact Dave Tatla at 1- 800-459-0958.

In This Bulletin
First South Asian Women's Networking Group Launches in Vancouver
One More Dance
WTF! Raghav in the House Edition
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan LIVE in Concert
WIN a CIBC Golden Ticket to IIFA Singapore!
Watch Indian Movies Online for FREE!
Culture of Punjab Radio Show
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