The Ranji Singh Foundation delightfully announces the 2012 Caribbean & South Asian Showcase to be held on Saturday September 8th, noon to 7:00 p.m. at the Newmarket Riverwalk Commons, 200 Doug Duncan Dr., Newmarket, ON, L3Y 6B8. Building upon the success of our previous years’ showcase, an exciting agenda is presented to intermingle the warm, inviting and rich artistry, music, fashion and food of the Caribbean and the South Asian cultures. The Foundation was awarded $20,000 grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF).
” While a network of formal agencies is critical, we cannot social service our way out of our ever more complex human challenges. The Ranji Singh Foundation understands and in fact, is grounded in this very belief ” according to Mr. Daniele Zanotti, CEO – United Way of York Region. ”In their start up years, they are putting this vision to practice with very concrete, simple and impactful celebrations in Newmarket.”
“This event will invoke inter/intra cultural awareness, understanding and engagement among new and existing residents. It will contribute to stronger communities that are inclusive, reflective and sensitive to rapidly changing demographics.” emphasizes Foundation President Ranji Singh.
“The Ranji Singh Foundation’s vision of “Caring Neighbourhoods Enriched Through Celebrations of Diversity in Communities” is a vision we wholeheartedly support” writes York Region Chairman and CEO Bill Fisch.
“Your work compliments the ongoing initiatives of the York Regional Police in our diverse and dynamic community. This work also addresses the unique needs of underserved communities as a result of the changing demographics and rapid community growth within York Region” stated York Region Police Chief Eric Joliffe
“It is well understood that arts and culture builds community pride and social cohesion.” stated Nancy Bodi, Executive Director of the York Region Arts Council. “The Ranji Singh Foundation’s 2012 Caribbean & South Asian Showcase embraces and celebrates cultural diversity. This lively, entertaining event will welcome newcomers to our community and is a must attend for everyone.”