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CASAS set to enthral

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Published on May 22, 2015 with No Comments

CASAS Softball Cricket will be played by youth teams over two days culminating in a game with the York Regional Police. Cricket, prevalent to both themed cultures, was once Canada’s official national sport. Interested players are invited to contact us.Coaches will be onsite to explain the game and provide demonstrations. Family Fun Day interactive games and activities will be included off-field to attract and engage families during the games. Bring a picnic lunch and a chair, andenjoy the day.
Place:Sharon Hills Park, Colonel Wayling Blvd., East Gwillimbury
Date:July 4 and 5th

Ranji Singh Foundation (RSF), a non-profit charitable organization, is all set to bring the 2015 Caribbean& South Asian Showcase (CASAS) which is comprised of a two days Festival and two days of Softball Cricket.
CASAS Festival celebrates an exciting, inviting intercultural exchange of music, dance food and fashion that reflect the rich artistic and cultural contributions to the Canadian mosaic. Patrons are treated to the Caribbean’s vibrant sounds of steel drums, dances, calypso, reggae, soca, and French creole zouk intermingling, with South Asia’s classical and Bollywood dances, Bhangra, Garba, songs, tablas, and other cultural performances. The artistic lineup includes award winning Pan Fantasy Steelband, NachdiJawani, Footsteps Divas, Destiny Entertainment, Glenn Marais Band, LevistasyonZouk Band, Caribbean Folk Performers, Junior Whisper, Mon-T-Hama, DJ Terry, DJ Jus Flow, and DJ Andy.
There will be fashion and craft vendors, yummy Island foods, South Asian curries, rotis, chutneys, fresh coconut water and a cash bar. Community engagement will be fostered through a KidsZone, spashpad, interactive music and dance and informative demonstrations and workshops. Browse among more than 100 classic and antique cars presented in collaboration with Newmarket Car Club, on Saturday at Newmarket’s Main Street. Experience the aboriginal celebration, incollaboration with Nin OsKom Tin, at Newmarket Fairy Lake on Sunday. Place:Riverwalk Commons, 200 Doug Duncan Drive, Newmarket
Date: June 27 (noon – 11:00 p.m.); June 28 (noon – 7:00 p.m.)

CASAS encourages each person to bring a non-perishable food item for donation to the Newmarket Food Pantry.

“This festival celebrates the cultural diversity our communities have to offer. I congratulate the Ranji Singh Foundation on this announcement and I look forward to attending this event” states Chris Ballard, MPP Newmarket Aurora

“CASAS provides apowerful platform for the joyous exchange of experiences; nurturing and acknowledging communities, learning about and celebrating the rich cultural heritages through arts, culture and sports” adds Ranji Singh, President of the Ranji Singh Foundation.

The CASAS organizing committee gratefully acknowledges the generousityand support of Partners including Ontario Trillium Foundation, Celebrate Ontario, Ontario Arts Council, TD Bank, York Regional Police, Metroland Media, Town of East Gwillimbury, Town of Newmarket, Xe.com, Steve & Adele’s NoFrills, Rogers TV, Magna International, Newmarket Car Club, Main Street BIA, Nin-Os-Kom-Tin, Wasim Jarrah, Realtor, Singh Litigation, Neighbourhood Network, Newmarket Jazz+ Festival, Barrie’s Rhythmfest, Indo-Caribbean World, Caribbean Graphic, Weekly Asian Connections, YorkCulture, DesiNews, ReelAsian, Linking Georgina and Cricket Canada.

For contact information and program updates please visit: www.ranjisinghfoundation.org

About Ranji Singh Foundation: produces events and programs to combat social and psychological isolation through intergenerational, integrative social activities reflective of the significant demographic shift in the region.


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