Deewa-­The Festival of Lights Entertains Thousands with day long festivities

Mississauga, ON: MD Foundation, a Mississauga based not-­for-­profit is pleased to announce the resounding success of DEEWA-­The Festival of Lights on November 14, 2015, at the Living Arts Centre, Mississauga. “Deewa-­The Festival of Lights was a huge success,” says Linda Thomas, Executive Director, MD Foundation. “This would not have been possible without the support of our sponsors, volunteers and all the artists who participated in the event. MD Foundation would like to thank everyone for making this event a hit.” DEEWA featured some of the most promising South Asian Canadian Talent at the festival. This included singers Pratik Peters and Shrija, dance groups Sanskriti Arts Ensemble and Entertainment, Shaan Punjab Dee, Nrithyakshetra Dance Academy, Afsana Dance Group, South Asian Alliance (York University) and illusionist Raman Sharma. The concert was headlined by Award Winning UK R&B Artist of Kolaveri Di fame Arjun.

Kids lined up at the arts zone to get their faces painted and create special Diwali crafts and people thronged the market place to get free samples, get henna on their hands and enjoy the performances by various cultural groups through out the day.

DEEWA also showcased latest designs in a fashion show by Satya Paul Canada.
For more information, please visit http://www.thefestivaloflights.ca/
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For more information, please contact
Sonia Sharma
Sonia@mdfoundation.ca
905.275.7561 ext. 234
About MD Foundation
MD Foundation is a not for profit organization with two main areas of focus:
The Arts and Cultural Events bring communities together by means of cultural events to showcase new professional
Canadian and International talents to the ethnic communities.
The Newcomers’ Programs offer scholarships and grants to newcomers to Canada including customized
branded Getting You Started™ gift boxes filled with samples, coupons and personalized communication from sponsors
looking to introduce their brand to newcomers to Canada. There are over 250,000 newcomers to Canada every year who
need these types of support and resources.
Learn more at http://www.MDFoundation.ca
2015-­Deewa-­The Festival of Lights Snapshot
Headliner-­ UK R&B Artist Arjun-­(Credit Isaac Images) Sanskriti Arts and Entertainment Dance Group-­(Credit Rakesh Prasad)
Nrithyakshethra Dance Academy-­ (Credit Isaac Images) Illusionist Raman Sharma-­ (Credit Isaac Images)
Satya Paul Canada Fashion Show Pratik Peters-­-­(Credit Isaac Image) Shaan Punjab Dee-­-­(Credit Rakesh Prasad)
-­(Credit Isaac Image

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