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Dalvir’s Story

Dalvir Nahal was a woman with a passion for bringing people together and promoting cultural diversity. She firmly believed that by sharing music, philosophy, stories, and culture, we could all learn to appreciate the beauty of one another. In 2013, she founded Bollywood Bang, a charity event that would showcase the best of Indian culture and raise awareness for important causes.

Activism and Advocacy

As the founder of the event, Dalvir was involved in every aspect of the planning and execution. Even during her final hours, she dedicated her time to pre-planning the roadmap for the future of Bollywood Bang. Her dedication and passion for this cause knew no bounds, and this was reflected in the amount of funds she raised for various charities through the event.

Beyond Bollywood Bang, Dalvir was committed to anti-racism work and equality advocacy, dating back to her days in high school on the social planning council. She continued her activism throughout her professional life as a City Councillor and entrepreneur. Her tireless efforts to create a more just and equitable society were inspired by the principles she learned from her father, a dedicated public servant who instilled in her the value of service to others.

A Life of Compassion

Dalvir faced many challenges and obstacles in her life, including battling cancer alongside her father. However, her unwavering spirit and determination to create positive change never faltered. As a minority woman of color, her leadership was truly inspiring to others. She blazed a trail for a younger generation of women to grow into strong, empowered leaders. She advocated for equality and believed that “love is love.”

Despite her busy schedule, Dalvir loved to read, travel, cook, and entertain friends and family. She lived her life with warmth and compassion, dedicating herself to empowering others.

Dedication to the Cause

Her legacy continues to inspire those who knew her. According to her brother, Ranvir Nahal, she left behind a roadmap for a better, more inclusive community, and her life was a testament to what it means to be that change for others. She may no longer be with us, but her stories and memories will continue to live on through the many lives she touched and the work she accomplished.

Tara’s Story

Tara Nahal was born in Adhi, Punjabi, India on January 2, 1946. In August 1970, he immigrated to Canada and began his life in Vancouver. Tara’s journey to Canada would mark the beginning of a new chapter in his life, one that would be defined by his unwavering dedication to his family, his community, and his values.

Community Leadership

Tara’s dedication to his community was evident from the very beginning. He was one of the founding members of the Sikh temple in Vernon and played a key role in raising funds to design and build the original temple on Mission Hill. Tara’s reputation within the community was unparalleled – he was known for his selflessness, his quick wit, and his charming personality.

Tara’s passion for his community extended to his support of his daughter, Dalvir, and her vision to bring the traditional and cultural event of Bollywood Bang to the Okanagan. He was instrumental in organizing the event from its inception, and his contributions were invaluable in making it the success that it is today.

Career and Relationships

Throughout his life, Tara worked at various mills and in farming. In 2012 he began to work with his son, Ranvir, at Sunterra Custom Homes. Tara enjoyed working at the ground level of the construction sites and was well-respected by the trades for the great relationships he maintained with them.

Tara’s legacy in the community will be remembered through the values and principles that he stood for. He believed in giving second chances and he was always willing to give back to his community. Tara’s children and grandchildren will continue to carry on his legacy through their own contributions to the community.

Tara’s Legacy

Tara will be remembered for his memorable saying, “Don’t say me no” with a Punjabi accent while negotiating. More importantly, he will be remembered for the impact he had on the lives of those around him. As his son Ranvir says, Tara was a legendary man who inspired those who knew him.

As we continue to honor Tara’s memory through future Bollywood Bang events, we are reminded of his unwavering dedication to his community and his passion for bringing people together. We are grateful for the time we had with Tara, and will always carry his legacy with us.

Their Legacy

Bollywood Bang will continue to honor Dalvir and Tara’s memory by preserving their vision of celebrating Indian culture and promoting unity within our community. We are committed to upholding their legacy and ensuring that Bollywood Bang remains a tribute to their life and passion.

Charitable Initiatives

In their honor, Bollywood Bang has partnered the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation and the proceeds from the Bollywood Bang 2023 event will be donated to support the fight against cancer.

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