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August 16, 2012

Welcome to another MyBindi West Newsletter! 

 This Friday, SAFA celebrates its 10th Annual Vancouver Sawan Mela.  Get your feet tapping and your "lak" moving with the amazing line up of events promised for you.  See details below.   


Also on Friday,  PosiLive Events celebrates its One Small Step Annual dinner and dance gala - an evening dedicated to inspiration and freeing ourselves from the notion that we are powerless to change the world. See details below.  MyBindi has a FREE pair of tickets to give away to our best fan on the west coast!!  Simply enter our Facebook Contest (see details below) and we'll announce a winner tomorrow morning!


On Saturday Night, don't miss the feature presentation of Qurbani at 'Bollywood Under the Stars' at 7pm at the Plaza of Nations. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets!  See details below.   


There's a lot more going on this August in the Greater Vancouver Area.  See below for detailed event information. 


You can get a complete listing of all the events on the West Coast and in the Greater Vancouver Area on this convenient link.  Alternatively, simply check in at Mybindi West to catch up on news, stories and local celebrity features. 


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 upcoming events on the west coast


Best Regards,


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10th Annual Vancouver Sawan Mela
10th Annual Sawan Mela
South Asian Family Association's (SAFA) 10th Annual Vancouver Sawan Meal is here and the organization has some very special surprises up its sleeves that are bound to get your feet tapping and your "lak" moving.


P.T. Salil Bhatt, Cassius Khan and the "Sangeet" night starring Taz - StereoNation (formerly know as Johnny Zee)

Come out and celebrate cultural harmony!

Admission is FREE!

When: August 17-18, 2012
Where: Plaza of Nations, Vancouver
Time: August 17 | 6:30pm-11pm
          August 18 | 2pm - Midnight 

**Bollywood Under the Stars**

Don't miss the feature presentation of Qurbani at 'Bollywood Under the Stars' as part of the 10th Annual Vancouver Sawan Mela on August 18 at 7pm at the Plaza of Nations. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets!

Click HERE for more information. 

This event is proudly sponsored by MyBindi.com. 
3rd Annual One Small Step Gala
One Small Step  Gala

One Small Step
is a dinner and dance gala that has been occurring every summer for the past three years. It is a night dedicated to inspiration and freeing ourselves from the notion that we are powerless to change the world. There will be amazing door prizes, great entertainment, fun games, food and dancing of course. We have raised nearly $12,000 to donate to Free the Children's Adopt a Village program and we hope to make it $20,000 this year!

When: Friday, August 17, 2012
Where: Bollywood Banquet Hall, Surrey
Time: 6:30pm
Tickets: $30

For tickets, please contact Nilum Panesar at 778.829.4609.

For more information, click HERE.


WIN a pair of tickets to the One Small Step Gala courtesy of MyBindi! Simply enter our draw HERE. Winners will be announced tomorrow morning.

This event is proudly sponsored by MyBindi.com.


"I Said No" Substance Use Youth Awareness Seminar
I Said No Seminar

Come out to an educational seminar on teaching our youth the dangers of substance abuse and how to take a stand. The first 50 youth to sign up for the seminar will get FREE admission to the film screening. (See details below)

When: Thursday, August 16, 2012
Where: Surrey City Centre Library
Time: Registration 2pm | Seminar 3pm - 5pm

There will also be a film screening of Pseudo-Blood of our Own at 6:30pm at Empire Theatre Guildford.

Transportation of youth from the library to the theatre will be provided. Tickets for the film screening are $15. For more information, please email mannusandhu0@gmail.com or call 778.989.3032.

Click HERE for more information.

This event is proudly supported by MyBindi.com.

Grand Chand Raat Mela
Grand Chand Raat Mela
After the huge success of their past colorful events, Pakistani Canadian Cultural Association (PCCA) once again has organized a Grand Chand Raat Mela exclusively for the community which is FREE for you, your friends and family to enjoy. This year PCCA is bringing the best henna (mehndi) designers, jewelry, clothing, food and much, much, more. You will be entertained all night through big screens and kids can enjoy a big bouncing castle and video games. You will never forget this colorful Chand Raat festival; the display of lights will entertain you even more! Please do not forget to bring your friends and families.

Chaand Raat is a time of celebration for Muslims when families and friends gather in open areas at the end of the last day of Ramadan to spot the new moon, which signals the arrival of the Islamic month of Shawwal and the day of Eid.

When: Saturday, August 18, 2012
Where: Royal King Palace, Surrey
Time: 8pm


Click HERE for more information.

Vancouver's First South Asian Women's Networking Group Hosts "Networking Night" in Burnaby !
BYOBF Network
As South Asian women in Vancouver and surrounding communities face significant changes in the world of business and relationships, they are discovering networking with other South Asian women to be one of the most valuable marketing tools for strengthening business contacts and personal connections. The Be Your Own Best Friend (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 and celebrate each other's success. The BYOBF Network will be hosting their fourth networking event in the City of Burnaby for the very first time.

When: Monday, August 27, 2012
Where: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, Burnaby
Time: 7pm to 9pm
Tickets: $20 in advance

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. This is a great opportunity to meet women who both inspire and empower!

Click HERE for more information and to purchase tickets.

This event is proudly supported by MyBindi.com.
4th Annual 'A Night of Miracles Gala'
A Night of Miracles Gala
A Night of Miracles Gala is committed to raising $3 million to support the construction of an interventional radiology room in the new BC Children's Hospital, and will help ensure that children in British Columbia receive the best pediatric care possible for generations to come.

The exclusive evening will celebrate South Asian culture and acknowledge the community's tremendous generosity and desire for improvement for child health in BC.

The Campaign for BC Children is the largest health-care fundraising initiative to ever take place in this province. With a goal of $200 million, it is an opportunity to create a legacy for BC's children and for children around the world.

When: Saturday, October 13, 2012
Where: Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel

Click HERE for more information.

This event is proudly sponsored by MyBindi.com.


Bollywood celebrates Independence Day on Twitter!
Bollywood Celebrates India's Indepedence Day on Twitter India proudly celebrated her 65th Independence Day yesterday.

In these sixty five years, India has reached out at numerous levels, with the Indian film industry, popularly known as Bollywood, becoming one of the most successful film industries in the world.

Celebrities are everywhere, from fashion events to charity balls, from Hollywood to the Olympics - desi celebs dawn their avatars with style and panache.

Let's see what they tweeted about on India's Independence Day:

Ajay Devgn @ajaydevgn
Happy Independence Day to all my Fans. Be responsible with ur freedom! Jai Hind!

Bipasha Basu @bipsluvurself
Happy Independence Day!Let us take a moment out to remember the ppl who struggled fearlessly to give us this day.

Sonakshi Sinha @sonakshisinha

Swatantrata diwas ki shubhkamnaye... from a proud Indian!

Click HERE to read more.
In This Bulletin
10th Annual Vancouver Sawan Mela
3rd Annual One Small Step Gala
"I Said No" Substance Use Youth Awareness Seminar.
Grand Chand Raat Mela
First BC South Asian Women's Networking Group Hosts "Networking Night" in Burnaby!
4th Annual 'A Night of Miracles Gala'
Bollywood celebrates Independence Day on Twitter!

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Pancakes That are Healthy!   


Hi folks! I wanted to blog this week about my absolute favourite Sunday morning recipe - Protein pancakes! I have written this recipe years ago here on Wellness Works! but I wanted to give you all a reminder of how quick, easy and absolutely delicious this recipe is!


It's as simple as:

  • 1/2 cup Oatmeal (quick oats)
  • 1/2 cup Cottage cheese (1%)
  • 1/2 cup Egg whites
  • 1 pack of Splenda or 1-2 tsp organic cane sugar
  • 1/4 cup ground Flaxseed (optional for more Omega punch!)

Click HERE to read more.   


Salimah My Body My Temple
 I Gol U - the power of your vision and goals


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I am running a Goal Coaching program via Skype. You will receive 4 complimentary sessions to awaken and transform your visions into reality. Its powerful and its available starting in August. Send me an email now and let's get going. Feel free to share this invitation with friends and family.  This program works well for small groups - like your work group, team or family.  Or if you want to take it to a whole new level - ask me about creating a one on one program.


Click HERE to read more.

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Listen Up!

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Bageshree Vaze started singing and dancing at a young age with the goal to achieve her father and grandfather's dream - to be a professional singer. After years later and countless efforts, Bageshree has released three albums and is all set to release her fourth, 'Ragas and Rhythms, Global Bollywood', in concert on...
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