Canada Day 2019 Bhangra Photos

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Canada Day 2019 Bhangra in Whitehorse, Yukon by Gurdeep Pandher and Ana Rita Gracia. Only a selected have been posted here. To view all, please visit our Google Photos folder.

All Photos by: Mark Kelly Photography

Canada Day 2019 Bhangra in Whitehorse, Yukon by Gurdeep Pandher and Ana Rita Gracia. Photo by: Mark Kelly Photography

Canada Day 2019 Bhangra in Whitehorse, Yukon by Gurdeep Pandher and Ana Rita Gracia. Photo by: Mark Kelly Photography
Canada Day 2019 Bhangra in Whitehorse, Yukon by Gurdeep Pandher and Ana Rita Gracia. Photo by: Mark Kelly Photography
Canada Day 2019 Bhangra in Whitehorse, Yukon by Gurdeep Pandher and Ana Rita Gracia. Photo by: Mark Kelly Photography
Canada Day 2019 Bhangra in Whitehorse, Yukon by Gurdeep Pandher and Ana Rita Gracia. Photo by: Mark Kelly Photography
Canada Day 2019 Bhangra in Whitehorse, Yukon by Gurdeep Pandher and Ana Rita Gracia. Photo by: Mark Kelly Photography
Canada Day 2019 Bhangra in Whitehorse, Yukon by Gurdeep Pandher and Ana Rita Gracia. Photo by: Mark Kelly Photography
Canada Day 2019 Bhangra in Whitehorse, Yukon by Gurdeep Pandher and Ana Rita Gracia. Photo by: Mark Kelly Photography
Canada Day 2019 Bhangra in Whitehorse, Yukon by Gurdeep Pandher and Ana Rita Gracia. Photo by: Mark Kelly Photography
Canada Day 2019 Bhangra in Whitehorse, Yukon by Gurdeep Pandher and Ana Rita Gracia. Photo by: Mark Kelly Photography
Canada Day 2019 Bhangra in Whitehorse, Yukon by Gurdeep Pandher and Ana Rita Gracia. Photo by: Mark Kelly Photography
Canada Day 2019 Bhangra in Whitehorse, Yukon by Gurdeep Pandher and Ana Rita Gracia. Photo by: Mark Kelly Photography
Canada Day 2019 Bhangra in Whitehorse, Yukon by Gurdeep Pandher and Ana Rita Gracia. Photo by: Mark Kelly Photography
Canada Day 2019 Bhangra in Whitehorse, Yukon by Gurdeep Pandher and Ana Rita Gracia. Photo by: Mark Kelly Photography
Canada Day 2019 Bhangra in Whitehorse, Yukon by Gurdeep Pandher and Ana Rita Gracia. Photo by: Mark Kelly Photography

Thank you, Squamish, for generous love!

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All big bhangra smiles| Photo by Sara Stuart

It was my pure honour to see so many amazing people at “Bhangra Dance and Fitness Workshop”, which I organized at Squamish Dance Centre in Squamish, BC on March 3rd, 2018. Thank you so much, Squamish’s beautiful souls, for so much love and respect to my work. I truly felt blessed with your wonderful presence at my gathering! For me, it was a delightful moment to share the gift of bountiful happiness, high-energy workouts, active-and-simple living, togetherness, and positive dance energy with you lovely folks of Sea to Sky Country.

As I always say, at the end of the day, no matter what our backgrounds are, we all are the same people, belong to the same human race.

Thank you, Sara Stuart, from the Squamish Dance Centre space in Squamish, BC for your phenomenal cooperation in making this event so great and unforgettable.

Thank you, David Buzzard from David Buzzard Photography and Sara Stuart, for taking beautiful photos too!

We are also grateful to local newspaper Squamish Chief for covering the event!

Until next time,
Much love,
~ Gurdeep Pandher

Gurdeep Pandher leads a Bhangra Dance workshop at the Squamish Dance Centre. Saturday, March 3, 2018. Photo by David Buzzard
Gurdeep Pandher leads a Bhangra Dance workshop at the Squamish Dance Centre. Saturday, March 3, 2018. Photo by David Buzzard

Fly like a bird | Photo by Sara Stuart
Fly like a bird | Photo by Sara Stuart

Smiling faces after lots of hard work | Photo by Sara Stuart
Smiling faces after lots of hard work | Photo by Sara Stuart

Gurdeep Pandher leads a Bhangra Dance workshop at the Squamish Dance Centre. Saturday, March 3, 2018. Photo by David Buzzard
Gurdeep Pandher leads a Bhangra Dance workshop at the Squamish Dance Centre. Saturday, March 3, 2018. Photo by David Buzzard

All big bhangra smiles| Photo by Sara Stuart
All big bhangra smiles| Photo by Sara Stuart

Thank you, Yukoners!

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Although I felt honoured that our CBC recently wrote that “Gurdeep Pandher, who could be considered Yukon’s most famous person on social media”. But you know what, being famous is Ok, having half-million fans is Ok too, more important is being “loved”, “respected” and “being truly accepted”. Love, respect, and acceptance I felt after my videos went viral have been more important to me and I am thankful to Yukoners and Canadians from far-away places for sending tremendous love and respect. Otherwise, just being famous would have been meaningless! Many folks such as “Trumps” and “Fords” are very famous on social media, but they couldn’t earn respect and “a place” in people’s hearts! I just feel happy that people invite me to their homes/places and talk to me like fellow humans and let me feel a part of their families and spaces. Then I feel that I’ve many homes, away from my home❤! I do acknowledge that social media played a significant role in the development of my work and brand, but that would have been no use If I would not have received your true love ❤ !

We did it

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Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

“Bhangra – Dance of Punjab 2017” concert in Whitehorse, Yukon was amazingly successful and wonderful! Inspired by our slogan “Diversity Over Division”, we have put together a show displaying that we can do things together!

We presented a show displaying that we can do things together! It was a fully Made-in-Yukon show. We had 90 performers, all Yukoners and 350 people came to watch it in the middle of busy December month.

And we showcased harmony in the Yukon diversity! We presented our Sikh-Punjabi culture in an exquisitely beautiful way and also blended it with many other Yukon cultures and arts. And we all did it together. We presented many arts from bhangra to Fiddleheads tunes, Celtic bhangra with Crooked folk, bhangra by the Yukon youth from EMYS, bhangra by Yukon College staff, bhangra-blues fusion mix dance, and many more things. We also screened 4 Yukon made viral bhangra videos. The mayor Mr. Dan Curtis learned once again on the stage how to wear a Sikh turban. We also had bhangra dance party after the concert. And thorough this show, the Yukon gave a great message to the world that “Diversity is over division” and we all are one.

And we succeeded in delivering the core message of acceptance of all the styles, choices, ideas, and diversity to the world, right from our Yukon stage!

Thank you, Keitha Clark, Jerome McIntyre, Bj MacLean, Monique Chatterton, Krisandra Dawn, Mayor Dan Curtis, Amanda Fraser, Katie Lynn, Mellisa Murray, Daniel Ashley from Dash Root Sellers, Matt Jacques, Jake Paleczny, Josh Jansen, Geny Mangilog, Lianne Cranfield, Matt King, Lee Carruthers, Emily Payne, Jenn Redvers, Janna van Kessel, Nisa Falkiner, MaryAnn Ferguson, Jordan Patrick, Minister Jeanie Dendys, Shana Ermatinger, Jessica McNabb, Yukon College students, volunteers, community members, YAC Staff, Yukon Government, friends, family, and everybody! Enjoy the photos!

~ Gurdeep Pandher

Tonight’s Bhangra dance concert here in Whitehorse embodied the words, ‘Diversity Over Division’. Gurdeep (in collaboration with dozens of members of our awesome community) created a beautiful celebration that encourages diversity through the universal language of dance. I’m still smiling—and dancing! ~ Grace Snider

Note: Click onto a photo to view it in its actual size!

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography
Bhangra- Dance of Punjab | Yukon Arts Centre | Photo by: Matt Jacques Photography

 

Diversity Over Division. Amazing week with the Winter Show in Ghùch Tlâ Community school in the tagish community in Carcross and also the Bhangra and diversity show of my friend Gurdeep Singh Pandher at the Yukon Art Center. Do you know a place which you can see a Mayor dancing bhangra and wear a turban? In Yukon. Of course! ~ Véronique Lachance