As pioneers who have made a cultural, social and economic impact on Canadian society, Hari and Madhu Varshney are success stories who created new paths. These trailblazers came to Canada at a time when there weren’t many people of South Asian descent residing in this vast land, and through determination, perseverance and education, paved a road for not only themselves and family but also their community.
Bob Dhillon weaves his work, his life, his culture, his work, and everything else in between into an articulate yet historic story. Variously described as flamboyant, energetic, passionate, and driven – it is easy to ascertain that Bob is one of a kind. Bob, whose real name is Navjeet Singh Dhillon is the first Sikh billionaire.
Daljit Thind has capsized the phrase “build it and they will come.” By transforming his humble beginnings into a path of developing custom homes, townhomes, condominiums, and current a project in excess of $100 million – Thind has become an industry pillar.
As thinker Edward de Bono said, “There is no doubt that creativity is the most important human resource of all. Without creativity, there would be no progress, and we would be forever repeating the same patterns.” The owner of Vancouver’s Vij’s restaurant, celebrated chef and certified sommelier Vikram Vij, has both known the spark of creativity, and caused measurable progress by unflaggingly applying himself to putting that creativity into practice.
Fruiticana is the culmination of around 15 years of relentless hard work by Mr Tony Singh, President and owner of Fruiticana Corporation who has become the ultimate purveyor of Indian speciality items for the Lower Mainland and Alberta’s marketplaces. Along with being an industrious entrepreneur, he is a flying enthusiast and a philanthropist.
Gurbaksh Singh Chahal is an American entrepreneur, author, TV personality, motivational speaker, and self made multi-millionaire. Chahal eptimozies that no matter how humble one’s beginnings, there is truly no limit to what an individual can achieve. For the Chahal family, as for many immigrants, education was paramount and his upbringing was exceedingly strict and disciplined.