ICA News releases

India Canada Association Gala Raises $58,525 for Big Brothers of Regina

13 November 2013, Regina: The India Supper Night annual fundraising gala held on October 5th at Conexus Arts Centre raised $58,525 for Big Brothers of Regina's "Start Something" program.

In addition to federal, provincial, and municipal dignitaries, this year's gala featured as a special guest the Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan, Her Honour the Honourable Vaughan Solomon Schofield.

2013 marks the 32nd India Supper Night which over the years has raised in excess of $550,000 for a wide range of community causes.



9 November 2012, Regina: The India Canada Association of Saskatchewan is proud to announce that its Annual Supper Night -- held on September 29th, 2012 at the Conexus Arts Centre -- raised $33,285 for KIDS HELP PHONE.

"We are absolutely thrilled with the success of this event which is to date, the largest third party event for Kids Help Phone in Saskatchewan." said Cindy Kobayashi, Kids Help Phone Regional Director.


$30,500 raised for local charity; 30th Annual India Supper Night breaks ICA record

15 November 2011, Regina -- A record $30,500 was raised by the 30th Annual India Supper Night held on Saturday, September 24 at the Conexus Arts Centre. Organized by the India Canada Association of Saskatchewan (ICA), attendance at the event topped 500.

"We are truly excited about all the important work that can be accomplished through the help of this generous donation," said Faith Savarese, Executive Director of the Regina and District Association for Community Living (RDACL), the group to which proceeds from this ICA event were presented.

Indian singing sensation Ila Arun to headline Bollywood show in Regina

11 October 2011, Regina - Indian musical icon Ila Arun is set to headline "Bollywood Musical Sandstorm", an exciting show featuring 40 performers from India. The show starts at 7:00 pm on October 25th on the Conexus Arts Centre main stage.

Arun's international popularity spiked in 2009 with the song "Ringa Ringa" featured on the soundtrack for the Oscar-winning film, Slumdog Millionaire.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, 23 September 2011

Food Network star visits Regina as guest speaker at prestigious fundraiser

The 30th Annual India Supper Night will be hosted this Saturday, September 24, on stage at the Conexus Arts Centre in Regina. Hosted by the India Canada Association of Saskatchewan (ICA), attendance at this event is expected to top 500.

Featured speakers will be Saskatchewan Lieutenant Governor, His Honourable Dr. Gordon L. Barnhart, and rising culinary star Bal Arneson.

Bal Arneson says she's come a long way from her childhood in India. At this 30th anniversary of ICA's wildly successful "India Supper Night", Bal will share some of her experiences on the way to hosting a popular show on Food Network Canada - The Spice Goddess - and publishing a bestselling cookbook. She will also present a cooking demonstration.

(published in the Regina Leader Post, September 6, 2011)

I write in response to the Aug. 24 letter, “Event deserved better“.

22 August 2011
MEDIA RELEASE : "India in the Park" event and evening show both huge successes

Nearly 1000 Reginans passed through "India in the Park" on Saturday, August 20 to celebrate India's Independence Day with the ICA.

The day of activities on Wascana Lake in front of the Conexus Arts Centre included food, dance performances, Henna artists, magic tricks, kite flying, jewelery & clothing stalls, and much more.

That evening, an audience of almost 500 enjoyed an exhilarating double feature performance inside the Conexus Arts Centre: First, Vancouver's Delhi 2 Dublin forced youngsters and the young at heart to abandon their seats and dance in front of the mainstage; then, the breathtaking Kuchipudi Dancers from India brought classical Indian culture to the evening.

Spectacular fireworks over Wascana Lake closed out the day at dusk.

ICA thanks the performers, volunteers, and especially all the enthusiastic attendees for making the 2011 India Independence Day celebration such a memorable success.

Photos can be viewed at ICA's flickr page.

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18 August 2011
MEDIA ADVISORY : Delhi 2 Dublin and Kuchipudi classical dancers to dazzle Regina audiences

To help mark India’s Independence Day, Vancouver’s “Delhi 2 Dublin” brings hip fusion to the stage at Conexus Arts Centre, contrasted by a colourful troupe from India that promotes the classical dance form of Kuchipudi.

11 July 2011
MEDIA ADVISORY : Ishra Puppet Dance Theatre of the World visits Regina as part of Year of India in Canada

This week, Reginans will have the rare opportunity to experience the world renowned Ishra Puppet Dance Theatre from India as it stops here as part of a massive global tour. The company is touring with eight dynamic dancers presenting "Transposition", based on a story by Vetalapanchcavinasati and Thomas Mann's "Transposed Heads" by Rashna Imhasli Gandhy.

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