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Honoured to be featured in Miche Genest’s book

I am feeling truly honoured to be featured in Miche Genest’s book on Northern summer cocktails titled Add Light and Stir. Miche Genest co-authored the book with Jennifer Tyldesley. We created a new recipe too! Please try delicious Yukon-Punjabi Wild-Berry lassi this summer 🥛🥤!

The book contains carefully curated many delicious cocktails recipes for an exotic northern summer.

Yukon’s well-known cookbooks author Miche Genest is inspired by both wild and garden cultivated ingredients in the north. Her cookbook, The Boreal Feast, decorates many households in the country. She is also a guest columnist with the Yukon’s North of Ordinary Magazine.

Gurdeep Pandher, Free Pour Jenny’s and The Boreal Gourmet are so honoured to have you! And we have a book for you. I’ll arrange via email. Thank you so much for sharing your lassi recipe–it’s so refreshing!🥤🥛❤ ~ Miche Genest

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Video- Happy Canada Day 2018

Canada Day 2018

Happy Canada Day: Please enjoy Bhangra dance performance during Canada Day 2018 celebrations in Whitehorse, Yukon on July 1st by Sikh-Canadian Gurdeep Pandher and Québécois-French Canadian Véronique Lachance! There is an important message at the end of the video too!

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Midnight Sun Bhangra in the Yukon at 12:30 AM

Midnight Sun Bhangra

Midnight Sun Dance – In the Yukon (Canada), during the summer solstice times, days are almost 24 hours long. From 2 AM to 3 AM, it may get a little bit duskier, but you can still see things around clearly and enjoy the moment like a captivating evening time. This time of the day is like a poet’s best imaginative moment to indulge in a superb creativity. Gurdeep Pandher and his dance partner Véronique Lachance decided to do some high-energy Bhangra dance at 12:30 AM, just after midnight, at the heart-gratifying Lake Laberge scenery of the calmly flowing Yukon river, to showcase to the world how elegant the Yukon looks under the midnight sun during the charming summer solstice days. Enjoy the dance and please share the video!


YouTube Link:- https://youtu.be/XsRhiPJuvFo

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On behalf of Khalsa Aid Canada, donated food to Whitehorse Food Bank

Today, on the behalf of the humanitarian relief charity Khalsa Aid Canada, we donated two full carts of vegetarian soups to Food Bank Society of Whitehorse! Khalsa Aid is an international social/humanitarian assistance and victims’s relief charity with its Canada headquarters in Victoria, BC. In past, Khalsa Aid distributed free food to the victims of Haiti earthquake, Syrian refugees during the war times, Refugee crisis in Greece, Yemen Civil War victims, UK Flood victims in 2014 and 2015, Nepal Earthquake in 2015, Cyclone Marcia victims of Australia, Victims of Bosnia floods, victims of Lebanon refugee crisis, Victims of Sudanese refugee crisis in 2014, Philippines typhoon victims, Kenya famine victims, civil war victims of Libya and Syria, victims of Cambodia Orphan crisis, Tsunami victims of Indonesia, Congo/Rwanda Volcanic eruption victims, Kosovo war victims, assistance to Albania civil war victims, and hundreds of other humanitarian causes all over the world.

Khalsa Aid International was founded in 1999 by Ravi Singh in London, UK and now it has its branch in Canada, known as Khalsa Aid Canada.

Supported by many individuals, families, schools, churches, businesses and other organizations, Food Bank Society of Whitehorse, also known as Whitehorse Food Bank, is a community-based organization, that provides emergency food to people in need. It provides emergency food hampers to 1300 people a month.





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When Folks Dance Bhangra | Gurdeep Pandher | EMYS | Whitehorse | Yukon

When Folks Dance Bhangra

Subscribe to Channel:— http://gurdeep.info || Yukon’s Extremely Moving Youth Society, Gurdeep Pandher and his students rock at the Yukon Arts Centre (Whitehorse, Canada) with a powerful Bhangra dance | East and West sharing arts together | Building cultural bridges | Choreographed by Gurdeep Pandher

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Lyrics:-

1st Paragraph:-

Lianne:-

People come and dance together
{music gap}
Jump and dance together

Gurdeep:-

People come and dance together
They jump and dance together

Lianne:-

They smile and feel together
They fly with zeal together

Gurdeep:-

When folks dance bhangra

Lianne/Gurdeep:-

They do a happy dance

Lianne:-

Punjabi jumping-joyful dance.

2nd Paragraph:-

Lianne:-

No body should be sad
No body should feel bad

Gurdeep:-

No body should be sad
No body should feel bad

Lianne:-

Live and let others live
Loads of fun come and give

Gurdeep:-

When folks dance bhangra

Lianne/Gurdeep:-

They do a happy dance

Lianne:-

Punjabi jumping-joyful dance.

3rd Paragraph:-

Lianne:-

Accept and embrace cultures
Share and take cultures

Gurdeep:-

Spread and embrace cultures
Give and take cultures

Lianne:-

World should be one nation
East and west can share passion

Gurdeep:-

When folks dance bhangra

Lianne/Gurdeep:-

They do a happy dance

Lianne:-

Punjabi jumping-joyful dance.

4th Paragraph:-

Lianne:-

Why are you feeling so bored?
Come and touch the Bhangra cord

Gurdeep:-

Why are you feeling so bored?
Come and touch the Bhangra cord

Lianne:-

Jump so high, pump so high
We got wings, let’s fly

Gurdeep:-

When folks dance bhangra

Lianne/Gurdeep:-

They do a happy dance

Lianne:-

Punjabi jumping-joyful dance.

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Track:— When Folks Dance Bhangra
Music/Lyrics/Choreography/Editing:— Gurdeep Pandher
Singers:— Gurdeep Pandher | Lianne Cranfield
Bhangra Dance:— Gurdeep Pandher | Gurdeep’s Dance Students | Extremely Moving Youth Society (EMYS), Whitehorse
Special Thanks:— Katie Lynn | Mellisa Murray | Andrea Simpson-Fowler
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Camera:— Jake Paleczny | Lee Carruthers
Occasion:— Bhangra – Dance of Punjab
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Made with Love at Yukon Arts Centre, Whitehorse, Canada
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When Folks Dance Bhangra
When Folks Dance Bhangra


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Warming Up Positive Steps to Mental Health Walk Participants in Whitehorse

The Mental Health Association of Yukon’s annual Positive Steps to Mental Health Walk took place Tuesday at Shipyards Park. Gurdeep Pandher, front, warmed up the group with Bhangra dance | Whitehorse Star photo by: VINCE FEDOROFF

It was wonderful to warm up the participants with bhangra moves in “Positive Steps to Mental Health” walk, organized by Mental Health Association of Yukon (MHAY) this morning! The walk kicked off Mental Illness Awareness Week events in Whitehorse, which are also being organized all over Canada.

It was also uplifting to see so many people in Whitehorse coming together and talking loudly about mental health.

Almost one half (49%) of those who feel they have suffered from depression or anxiety have never gone to see a doctor about this problem. ~ Canadian Mental Health Association

(Photo credit: Whitehorse Star photo by: VINCE FEDOROFF)

Warming Up Positive Steps to Mental Health Walk Participants in Whitehorse
Warming Up Positive Steps to Mental Health Walk Participants in Whitehorse

⇒ Fast Facts about Mental Illness, According to The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) website:-

Who is affected?

  • Mental illness indirectly affects all Canadians at some time through a family member, friend or colleague.
  • In any given year, 1 in 5 people in Canada will personally experience a mental health problem or illness.
  • Mental illness affects people of all ages, education, income levels, and cultures.
  • Approximately 8% of adults will experience major depression at some time in their lives.
  • About 1% of Canadians will experience bipolar disorder (or “manic depression”).

How common is it?

  • By age 40, about 50% of the population will have or have had a mental illness.
  • Schizophrenia affects 1% of the Canadian population.
  • Anxiety disorders affect 5% of the household population, causing mild to severe impairment.
  • Suicide accounts for 24% of all deaths among 15-24 year olds and 16% among 25-44 year olds.
  • Suicide is one of the leading causes of death in both men and women from adolescence to middle age.
  • The mortality rate due to suicide among men is four times the rate among women.

By age 40, about 50% of the population will have or have had a mental illness. ~ Canadian Mental Health Association

Yukon's newspaper Whitehorse Star featured our event on its home page.
Yukon’s newspaper Whitehorse Star featured our event on its home page.

In any given year, 1 in 5 people in Canada will personally experience a mental health problem or illness. ~ Canadian Mental Health Association

 

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Bhangra with Students from Alaska

These so many young students from different schools of Alaska were travelling through Whitehorse yesterday. Their tour organizers invited me do a bhangra session with them. I volunteered my time with them. They nailed down the most toughest bhangra moves in just half an hour! They told me that they have been watching my videos in Alaska. It was such an honour for me❤! I love that now the Yukon is also getting known in the world as the bhangra capital 😊!

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When Cold Dawson City Gets Warmed Up with Bhangra Moves

Gurdeep Pandher | Dawson City | Bhangra | Oora Aara – The Song of Punjabi Alphabet


It was the month of January in the town of Dawson City of the Yukon, Canada. It was cold. It was actually really very-cold. The fire was out as well. Then the people of Dawson decided to dance Punjabi folk-dance Bhangra to warm themselves up. And it worked.

Gurdeep Pandher​ trained local people to dance bhangra and then choreographed it in the Dawson streets to fire up the energy of the bodies.

People enjoyed dancing to bhangra and it also created pure happiness along with the rich-warmth of dance energy.

The Councillor with the City of Dawson government, Billy Kendrick and his team, brought cameras to film it.

And so true, in Dawson City, people found gold and we have found “golden hearts” there.

Dawson City is located in the Yukon Territory of Canada. It the place where Gold Rush happened between years 1896 and 1899. The area is also known as the Klondike region of the Yukon. Dawson City is also known for the marvelous writings of the Yukon poet Robert W. Service.

Bhangra is the folk-dance of Punjab.


Credits:-

Music, Lyrics, Vocals, Direction, Choreography, Editing:- Gurdeep Pandher
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Bhangra:- Gurdeep Pandher and the Residents of Dawson City
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Opening Scene:- Wendy Cairns, Monique Chatterton and Shelley Brown
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Camera:- Billy Kendrick
Assistant Camera Crew:- Tessa Rex and Jake Bellew
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Location:- The Klondike Institute of Art and Culture (KIAC) and Dawson City Streets, Yukon
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More info:- https://www.gurdeep.ca/dawson-city-bhangra-video/
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Lyrics:-

Je ma boli nun bhull jawonge
Kakhan vich rull jawonge

Oora aara eeree sassa haha, saadi jaan hai
Sadi pachhan hai
Saadi jind jaan hai

Kakka khakha gagga ghagha ghanyna, kanth kariyo
Ehde naal khadio
Ehnoo nitt padiyo

Chacha chhachha jajja jhajha nayeeya, dilan ch rakhiyo
Nanak de bachiyo
Dashmesh de bachiyo

Tanka thatha dadda dhadha naana, chardi kala hai
Har ikk da bhala hai
Sarbhat da bhala hai

Tatta thatha dadda dhadha nanna, nirbhayo riho
Har ikk nun jaa kiho
Boli nun saambh liyo

Pappa faffa bhabha bhabha mamma, ma Punjabi hai
Sadi ma Punjabi hai
Ammi Punjabi hai

Yayeeya rarra lalla vava rada, bachiyan nu dassiyo
Parivaar nu dassiyo
Nagar ch dassiyo