June 21

International Day of Yoga

The INTERNATIONAL DAY of YOGA is conducted annually on June 21, following its inception at the United Nations General Assembly in 2014.
 
ICAC takes pride in conducting the annual International Day of Yoga at majestic Niagara Falls.
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India Day

@ Niagara Falls

ICAC conducted the first ever Indian Flag Hoisting at Niagara Falls and illumination of Niagara Falls in Indian tricolors on August 15, 2020 to commemorate  74th India Independence Day

Creators Gala

Recognizing the artistic and creative talent.

A Red Carpet Event.

Canada Diwali

Razzmatazz Diwali | Dandiya | Dussehra

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Originating in 2015 as Diwali RazzMatazz from Mississauga Celebration Square has grown into the largest FREE Diwali festival series in Canada, held annually during the month of October & November celebrating Diwali festivities. 

Mississauga - Niagara Falls - Brampton - Ottawa - Toronto - Markham

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DIWALI GALA DINNER

Time to celebrate and thank our supporters, sponsors, volunteers & contributors.

INDIA 75 in

Canada

ICAC is excited to celebrate 75 years of India’s Independence in Canada starting August 15, 2021 – August 15, 2023.

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Founded in 2014, ICAC is a federally registered not for profit organization under Canada Corporations and is a non-government, non-partisan, and non-religious Organization.

Starting 2017, ICAC recognizes the partial funding support from the Celebrate Ontario funding program by the Government of Ontario and Canadian Heritage funding program of Building Communities through Arts & Heritage By the government of Canada for Canada Diwali RazzMatazz Festivals.

ICAC is governed by a volunteer board of directors and guided by an advisory board comprising community members who have vast experience and varied interests with their knowledge, skills, and influence within their professional work and social circles. These individuals excel in their fields, be it volunteer work, arts, finance, media & marketing, education, technology, or social work.

Canada Diwali RazzMatazz

DRZMZ brings together arts, culture, food & heritage in a holistic presentation of community celebrations. DRZMZ also hosts the largest and only open air Dandiya in Canada.

Diwali RazzMatazz Balle Balle – Brampton: Introduced in 2016 for the largest Hindu community in the city of Brampton partnering with Hindu Sabha and several other like minded organizations in Peel region and GTA. ICAC founders & directors had been supporting Hindu Sabha Temple for over decade for their annual Diwali & Dushera festivities.

Diwali RazzMatazz Fireworks – Niagara Falls: The only official and recognized Diwali Fireworks in association and partnership with Niagara Parks commission and city of Niagara Falls were introduced in 2017. In 2018 a full fledged festival was conducted with cultural performances including musical concerts and dance performances.

 

Diwali RazzMatazz Celebrity Experience: 2019 was witnessed by the biggest ever line up of headliners and performers including Bollywood Actress Nargis Fakhri, singing sensation Shaan, legendary singer Nitin Mukesh, folk & Punjabi singer Jassi Jasbir and dandiya dhadkan Nilesh Parmar.

Canada Diwali RazzMatazz: Is now a household name for Diwali celebrations across Canada being annually held at Mississauga, Brampton, Niagara Falls with annual festivals. DRZMZ has also made appearances in Markham, Toronto, Ottawa, Winnipeg, St Catharines with associate programming and musical concerts.

2020 has made Canada Diwali RazzMatazz, a global celebration without any boundaries, The virtual programming was viewed worldwide and got patrons and followers across the globe.

International Day of Yoga – June 21

The International Day of Yoga has been celebrated annually on 21 June since 2015, following its inception in the United Nations General Assembly in 2014. Yoga is a physical, mental and spiritual practice which originated in India. The Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, in his UN address suggested the date of 21 June, as it is the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and shares a special significance in many parts of the world.

ICAC takes the pride in organizing the annual International Day of Yoga annually on June 21 at majestic Niagara Falls.

INDIA DAY

@Niagara Falls

ICAC hosted the first ever Indian Flag hoisting at Niagara Falls with illumination of Niagara Falls in Indian Tri Colors on its 74th Independence Day in presence of Honorable dignitaries including CGI-Toronto, NPC- Chair, NIagara Falls MP, MPP and Mayor.

INDIA 75 Highlights

ICAC in association and participation of the High Commission of India – Ottawa and Consul General of India – Toronto is excited to plan and organize the 75th year of Indian Independence at Niagara Falls commemorating on Aug 15, 2021 – August 15, 2023. India 75 shall witness following highlights:

Creators Gala

Indo-Canada Arts Council is rolling out the red carpet in honour of creative and artistic excellences. The spotlight shall be across individuals, groups, media houses, businesses, not-for-profit organizations, community connections and public sector corporations that are cultivating and nurturing the heritage of arts & culture.

The artistic and formal affair shall feature an exclusive hour of cocktails and conversations with the nominees and awardees followed by poetry, music, dance, awards and more…

Let’s join together in recognizing the creative change makers who are making this world a better and beautiful place to live in harmony.

Enlightened Diwali Dinner

Enlightened Diwali Dinner during the month long Canada Diwali RazzMatazz festival series also recognizes leadership through volunteerism.

Also providing an opportunity for client and customer appreciation to its corporate sponsors during the festive season. ICAC partners sponsor tables and invite their guests for a true festive atmosphere and celebrity experience.

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With the participation and support of the Indo-Canadian community we are able to conduct the largest FREE Diwali festival series in Canada. Canada Diwali RazzMatazz festival series provides platform to over 1000+ artists & performers with the support and participation of over 400+ volunteers, 50+ organizations and 30+ committee members. Together we are connecting the community and enriching people’s life through arts & culture

AJAAY MODI

Chair & Founder - Director

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We are always facing a challenge of bringing all the generations in the family together for celebrations. Canada Diwali RazzMatazz is an opportunity where there is something for everybody in the family including children, youth, parents and grand parents.

NIMMI BHATIA

Director - Seniors Affair

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ICAC is a glorious platform of bringing numerous organizations working together and enriching peoples life with arts & culture. Years of planning and months of hard work in staging the Canada Diwali RazzMatazz is a showcase of India’s strength in diversity of largest democracy in teh world.

DR. AZAD KAUSHIK

Immediate Past Chair

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Its our pleasure at ICAC to host thousands and thousands of families and freinds to come and celebrate Diwali as one big community and family. We take pride in hosting the largest Diwali festival series in Canada.

SHIVANI PARSHAD

Director - Community Outreach

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Canada Diwali RazzMatazz is a fantastic initiative of ICAC bringing the South Asian community across Canada together in celebrating Diwali, also known as festival of lights. The festival helps in connecting teh younger generations stay connected to artistic roots & cultural heritage.

VINAY GUPTA

Director - Secretary

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Our mission at ICAC is to collaborate and connect the artists & performers from India & Canada in joint productions of performing and visual arts. We are delighted to provide platform for hundreds of young children and youth within community to showcase their talent and share the stage with some of the biggest legends and glamorous stars

RATIKA MODI

Founder & Artistic Director

Canada Diwali RazzMatazz Committee

Advisory Board

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Volunteers are those who work selflessly and become the unsung heroes of a success story. ICAC recognizes the contributions of the hundreds of volunteers who have been part of ICAC’s culturally rich and artistically empowered contributions. We are grateful to the numerous volunteers who help us manage the festival.

ICAC is committed to educating and motivating youth to volunteer and embrace the importance of giving back to the community. ICAC develops leadership qualities with professional training and motivation through its various events and festivals.

OUR PROUD SUPPORTERS

ICAC has the pleasure to work with various community members and organizations who believe in similar vision and values to promote and support arts and culture. Without their initial support, commitment, and encouragement, ICAC would not have been able to cast an impact in the community in such a short time.

ICAC thanks all the affiliates and partners who have made our endeavors turn into a reality and encourage active participation and contributions.

Connect With Us

We’re always looking for ways to partner with communities and their leaders, volunteers, content creators, and corporate sponsors.

About ICAC

Indo-Canada Arts Council is an organization working towards the promotion and development of bilateral exchange of Arts & Culture between India & Canada.

Want to get involved?

If you want to join our team as a contributor, send us an email at the link below and let’s chat!

Address 1

PEEL REGION
(Mississauga & Brampton)
79 Bramsteele Rd, Brampton, ON L6W 3K6

Address 2

NIAGARA REGION:
(Niagara Falls & St Catharines)
2 Dunlop Drive. St Catharines. ON. L2R 1A2

Contact

CALL: 647-669-1000
info@icacouncil.com