The Indo-Canada Association was at the forefront at ‘Mosaiq 2017’ yet again. This year our booth saw an unprecedented number of visitors, thanks to the two competitions we organized on site.
The ‘Maharaja’ & ‘India Quiz’ contests.
The “Maharaja” contest was a super-hit. The volunteers who manned the booth were kept busy with a barrage of people wanting to try out the Indian costumes. To win a meal, the contestants had to post their picture on Facebook with the hashtag #icaMoncton2017. There were a few notable people who also gave us a surprise visit and tried them on, including NB Finance & Literacy minister, Cathy Rogers, and the honorable MP Ginette Pepitas Taylor. The winner was Céline Léger, whose post got 92+ likes the day after Mosaiq.
The “India Quiz” was a competition where a visitor had to answer a simple question about India. We got close to 100 entries ( by afternoon we had run out of entry coupons) from which Honorable MP Ginette Pepitas Taylor drew a lucky winner. Ravinder Haas, won the first prize, a meal at Maharaja Restaurant, Dieppe.
Congratulations to both, Celine Legar and Ravinder Haas, the winners, and a big thank you for all those who took part.
The India stall featured a Carrom board which had also had a lot of tryouts. Old and young would stop by to give it a crack.
Dandiya Raas & Bhangra
The Indo-Canada Association also organized a Dandiya Raas Workshop at 2:00 pm on Saturday with at least thirty people on stage, working the Dandiya. The association also helped Magma organize the ‘Bhangra Flash Mob,’ an annual feature for quite a few years now, at ‘Mosaiq.’
By evening on day two, it was the time for the stage to be set alight with some amazing performances by the association members. In a pulsating 20 minute display, he had four dances ranging from a wedding prayer chant, a traditional folkdance and some Bollywood masti.
All in all, it was another great show by the association. We expect much more to follow.