This spectacular red carpet event took place at Aria Convention Centre in Surrey on September 13. With over 700 guests in attendance, this black-tie affair commenced at 6 p.m. in the backdrop of glamour and grandeur.
The Preston Cadillac-sponsored red carpet was buzzing with prominent members of the South Asian community, political dignitaries and socialites
Ten amazing individuals from the South Asian community were recognized for their extraordinary achievements and for reflecting their heritage in a remarkable way.
DARPAN Awards proudly presented this year’s Guest of Honour and Keynote Speaker, Dr. Sakena Yacoobi. She is the founder and executive director of the Afghan Institute of Learning (AIL) and co-founder and Vice-President of Creating Hope International, a Michigan-based non-profit organization.
Also spotted at the event were prominent political guests like B.C. Minister of Citizens’ Services Jinny Sims; MLAs Stephanie Cadieux, and Marvin Hunt; and MPs Sukh Dhaliwal and Randeep Sarai, among many others.