THE Vancouver Canucks hosted South Asian Celebration night on Thursday, March 29 vs Edmonton.
The night featured contributions of Canadian South Asians to hockey and hockey culture in BC. The NHL careers and impact of two prominent individuals of Indian descent – Manny Malhotra and Robin Bawa – were told throughout the night. Bawa was on hand for a ceremonial puck drop to kick off the night’s festivities.
Hockey Night in Canada in Punjabi’s broadcasters joined Canucks host Hannah Bernard in-bowl and were featured in content videos over the course of the night. Live musical performances were also featured, including Indian Standard Time (Canadian anthem), Dehli 2 Dublin (pre-game and intermission) and South Asian Arts Society bhangra dancers and drummers (in game and intermission).
Photos by SUKHWANT SINGH DHILLON