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Saree-Ethnic Wear-Walk-a-thon

Indo-Canadians came together with the Consulate General of India and Markham Regional Councillor Joe Li for the Saree-Ethnic Wear Walkathon in Markham. The Honourable Apoorva Srivastava, Consulate General of India, joined local residents for a walkathon to celebrate India’s culture and cuisine featuring a bright selection saree clad women.

This outer garment worn wrapped around the body is affectionately called the “Nine Yard Wonder”, ranges in lengths of 3-9 meters, and consists of a piece of often brightly coloured, frequently embroidered in silk, cotton, or recently in a synthetic cloth.

Sarees, traditional colourful ethnic clothing worn in India and nearby South Asian countries and diaspora. A saree is wrapped around the body with brightly coloured silks and cotton that are frequently embroidered with gold and silver threads which require a lot of craftmanship. It is often an heirloom passed down through generations or a purely functional garment worn every day.

Hon. Apoorva Srivastava and Regional Councillor Joe Li led the presentation to celebrate this dynamic event and together with untying a green ribbon to commence the walk to New Delhi Drive. Held in Featherstone Park, located near Mumbai Drive, the event featured a saree fashion show, saree games, and a variety of India based vendors. York Regional Police and Markham Public library supported the event with the Markham Food Bank.

The Canadian Academy of Sports Education & Culture is a GTA based non-profit organization created in 2019 that focuses on promoting Science, Education and Culture within the local community. Canadian Academy of Sports Education Culture Honorary Vice Chair Neera Chakravorty and Radio Dhishum’s Somya Mishra co-organized this event.

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