Devon Bidal is a journalist in Victoria, BC.
During my visit to Vancouver Island, she took a break from journalism to do what she loved doing in her earlier life.
We went to Mt. Douglas to fuse Bhangra and Highland dances for creating cross-cultural bridges and unity-in-diversity.
During my brief stay on the Island, I visited a little village – Paldi, which is close to Duncan, BC.
Island’s Paldi was created by Sikh people in 1916, who came from village Paldi in Punjab.
It was fulfilling to visit the place of my ancestors and dance Bhangra there.
Bhangra in Dawson City, Yukon. Video by Bill Kendrick who is also a councillor with the City of Dawson municipal council.
Happiness from Schwatka Lake, Yukon.
Your phone’s speakers may not produce the actual Dhol drum sound, so try through a bigger speaker for more joy for your ears and mind.
A conversation with Khasha in his native language Southern Tutchone at village Champagne, Yukon, Canada. Khasha learned the language of his ancestors, and now he is a Southern Tutchone teacher in nearby town Haines Junction. He also inspired me to speak in the language of my ancestors, Punjabi.
There was a geographical difference of half a globe, but the ancestors of Khasha and I had the same colonizers and our languages were hurt.
The village Champagne is located in the traditional territory of the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations (CAFN).
Northern Canada through Bhangra dance.
Little joy from Tuktoyaktuk – Land of The Pingos.
This spot is a 15-minute bike ride from my cabin in the wilderness. Enjoy the dance! Experience our spectacular Yukon river and nature!
Happiness and positivity from the beautiful Sheep Mountain in the Kluane National Park – the home of the Yukon’s Dall Sheep.
Dancing Bhangra with little humans in the forest! Thanks, the forest school in the Yukon, Rivers to Ridges, for inviting me! After dancing, I told them a story. Kids and I also discussed why inclusion, equality and respecting others are important.
Rivers to Ridges is a forest school in Whitehorse, Yukon. The school designs, supports and delivers outdoor and land-based programs for young people year-round.
With gorgeous Sheep Mountain in the backdrop, Bhangra happiness from the Kluane country of the Yukon. This mountain is home to hundreds of Dall sheep, which make it even more gorgeous.