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Vaughan celebrates Asian, South Asian heritage

May 29, 2014
By Adam Martin-Robbins

May is the month to celebrate Asian and South Asian Heritage and there are two events happening in Vaughan to mark the occasion.

First up, Friday is Bollywood Movie Night at city hall, 2141 Major Mackenzie Dr.
WEConnect Community Services is hosting a free screening of Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge in the multi-purpose room starting at 5:30 p.m.

The 1995 romantic comedy is considered by many critics to be a must-see Bollywood film.

The evening’s festivities also include a Bollywood sari dress competition, a photo area, prizes and guest speakers. Food and refreshments will be available.

Then, on Saturday, you can check out the South Asian Heritage Celebration at Vellore Village Community Centre, 1 Villa Royale Ave., from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The ninth annual event, presented by Human Endeavour, features cultural performances, social enterprise displays, an information and health fair, contests and a kids cultural dress show. Refreshments will be provided.

For more information, visit

Discover your inner cyclist at BUG event

Vaughan BUG (Bicycle User Group) is marking bike month in the city with a special celebration this weekend.

Dubbed Discover Your Inner Cyclist, the event takes place in Sonoma Heights Community Park, 100 Sunset Ridge, Saturday, May 31 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The celebration features a bike decorating contest, a bike safety clinic with Cyclepath, a cycling safety presentation, raffles, prizes, face painting and displays. Local dignitaries will also be on hand for the event. Bike month runs from May 26 to June 26. For more about Saturday’s event, visit

 For a list of other activities happening throughout bike month visit