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Festival of India 2019
The 47th Annual Festival of India is a celebration of colourful spiritual experiences of ancient South Asian culture coming to Toronto on the 13th-14th of July. Unique to this festival is the seamless integration of thousands of years of spiritual tradition with modern day lifestyles. Close to 50,000 people participate every year in this two-day festival which aims to both inform and entertain audiences through performances of yoga, spirituality, music, dance and arts.
Known as the largest of its kind in North America, Toronto’s Festival of India kicks off with a colourful parade down Yonge St with three 40-foot tall floats which are hand-pulled by thousands of participants amidst drumming, chanting and dancing. The main festival then takes place, for the remainder of the weekend, on beautiful Centre Island where attractions include:
• A Free Vegetarian Feast
• A Non-Stop Arts & Culture Showcase
• South Asian Bazaar (Marketplace)
• Spiritual Exhibits, Drama and much more!
The Festival of India is one of the longest running South Asian festivals in Toronto and we are actively seeking energetic and enthusiastic volunteers to help us in the following areas:
• Greeting, coordinating and helping the public during the festival
• Festival Setup and post-festival take-down
• Coordination and stagehand help for entertainment program
• Crowd control during our colourful parade down Yonge St.
The Festival of India presents a great opportunity for you to pick up valuable skills in areas like event management and organizational development, not to mention the fact that you are sure to develop some new creative skills and meet some great people thereby forming lifelong networks! Most importantly, we try to deliver an enriching and fun-filled experience for our volunteers to ensure an overall enjoyable time.
If you are interested in signing up as an official volunteer for the 47th Annual Festival of India, please visit https://www.festivalofindia.ca/getinvolved/volunteers/ to sign up and one of our friendly Volunteer Coordinators will be in touch with you.