9th annual
South Asian Heritage Festival of Mississauga.

Festival Report

Rock The Coliseum


Dilshad Burman

Festival MC

Dilshad Burman born in Mumbai, India, DilshadBurman is an award winning TV host and Canadian media personality.

She has received rave reviews in the press and graced the covers and pages of several publications for her work as the host of VMix and other Omni TV programs when it catered for ethnic programing.

In March 2015, she was presented with the 'Most Promising Media Personality Award' at ANOKHI Media's prestigious annual awards ceremony.

Dilshad is passionate about several causes and has volunteered her time to raise funds for women's charities. She is also involved with workshops for both new immigrants and youth, speaking to them about building self-esteem, her journey in Canada and her career in media.

Her energetic style of hosting and her ability to speak Indian language would make her a perfect host for TD Mosaic 10th anniversary bash.

Special Guest appearences by Josh, UsmanPeerzada and many surprise guests.

Randy Persaud

Festival MC

Randy Persaud is known for his energy and strong vocal and social presence in the media and entertainment. This young Dynamic media personality and event host will grace the TD Mosaic stage in his home town at Celebration Square.

A seasoned veteran in Television and media industry, Randy has worked with ESPN, CBC and Rogers Media. Host of such popular shows in Peel Region as Talk Local, Local Notes, Cable 10 Live, Carassauga, Randy is well known and loved for his outspoken, witty and charismatic style.

Randy is also an established Ring Announcer for Boxing Ontario. Randy he has toured with Boxing Ontario for many years performing at many big venues in Peel including the Powerade Centre and the Hershey Centre.

A graduate of Mohawk College in Television Broadcasting, a degree at York University in Social Science and a graduate of Second City, Randy is a 15 year vetren in Radio and TV Broadcasting.

A social media maverick, you can engage with randy on Twitter and Instagram @Randycity. Follow along and he will gladly follow back.

Randy's trademark is his BBF which happens to be a selfiestick. So if you see him raise the stick make sure you jump in on the shot with him.

Randy has a message for you: "Get ready for TD Mosaic, its going to be one of his biggest shows of the year!"

Mekal Hassan Band

Delhi 2 Dublin

Panwar Music and Dance Productions

Enakshi Sinha

Gerry Sault

Garry Sault is an Ojibway elder from Mississauga's New Credit Nation just outside of Brantford, ON. His people signed over 20 pre-confederation treaties with the Crown which cover most of the Golden Horseshoe. He is a veteran and served in the United States Navy. He resides on the New Credit First Nation with his wife of 40 years and enjoys spending quality time with his grandchildren. Garry is a storyteller and has welcomed chiefs, premiers, environmentalists, and many more to the traditional territory of the Mississauga of the New Credit. A pipe-carrier, a sign of honor and trust of community. Garry leads a wide variety of ceremonies and presentations with great respect, conviction, and passion. His stories travel to a time when the earth was new and everything could talk to each other. The stories are old and the lessons transcend time.

Steve Teekens

Steve Teekens is an Ojibway who resides in Toronto and is a member of Nipissing First Nation. In his spare time he is a traditional drummer, singer, and Grass Dancer. Steve teaches drumming and singing to the men and youth at The Native Canadian Centre.

Over the years, Steve has travelled to Pow Wow's in the Southern Ontario area, in addition, Steve has travelled to South Korea to perform at a ten-day International Dance Festival in Andong City. Additionally he has danced and drums for events such as: at the opening ceremonies for the World AIDS Conference in Toronto 2006, and performing in front of the Pope for World Youth Day in Toronto at Downsview Park 2002.

Ian Akiwenzie

Ian Akiwenzie
Manidog Nimiiwag

Clan: Wolf

Dance Styles: Grass and Traditional

Ian is an experienced dancer and carrier of many teachings. Dancing since the age of 4, he has experience not only in his current styles, but also Chicken dance and Men's Fancy. Manidog Niniiwag which means Makes The Spirits Dance.

Ian has been facilitating workshops around Native song and dance since 1997, and in 2002 became a Cultural Outreach facilitator for the Toronto Native Friendship Centre, which he is still involved with today.

These workshops include oral teachings such as Men and Women teachings, the Medicine Wheel, Sweat Lodge, Fasting, Rights of Passage, Native Contributions Misconceptions and Stereotypes, and hands on workshops including Beading, Dream Catchers, Hand Drum making, Regalia Layout.

Deanne Hupfield

From the Ojibway Nation, Deanne Hupfield is a fancy shawl dancer who spent most of her life in Thunder Bay Ontario. In 2003 Deanne began teaching powwow dance classes at different organizations in Thunder Bay including Creighton Youth Services, a youth corrections centre.

After moving to Toronto Ontario for Fashion School Deanne began teaching Powwow Dance Classes and Regalia Making Classes at The Native Canadian Centre of Toronto (NCCT).

At that time at the NCCT Deanne attended The Royal Conservatory for the Learning Through the Arts (LTTA) Program to strengthen her teaching abilities. She has successfully completed Level 1 and 2 of the program and is a Facilitator in Training.

Deanne specializes in teaching Social Studies curriculum regarding First Nations through powwow dancing. She uses storytelling, movement and dance.

In 2013 Deanne was successful in receiving an Ontario Arts Council Grant to work with a mentor. She worked for months with her mentor to create a series of lesson plans available through her site: http://www.deannehupfield.com/

Shiamak Toronto Dance Team

The Spellz

Nadeem Ali and The Avengers ft. Parag Ray

Sri Sanskriti

Are you ready for the most happening event of 2015 at the Celebration Square Mississauga ? TD Mosaic 2015 is ready to host an impressive lineup of over 150 performers and artists to engage and enchant the audience of Mosaic Festival.

TD Mosaic 2015 includes a retrospective exhibition by Kalidas Karmaker from Bangladesh, on Aug 11 at Promenade Gallery and TD Mushaira on Aug 13 at the Living Arts Centre.

TD Mosaic outdoor festival takes place on 14 and 15 of August at the Celebration Square, Main stage includes a very special 10th anniversary tribute by Shiamak Dawar Dancers, a special performance by Canada's premiere Kathak dancers, Vaishali and Hemant Panwar, Premiering on festival stage, Parag Ray with Avengers band to sing a tribute to Lollywood to Bollywood...You will get to hear exceptional Coke Studio artists like Mekaal Hassan Band featuring beautiful songstress of Lahore, Humaira Channa, Coke studio fame Jimmy Khan, whose Naddiya has made it across the border hit as well as Sharmishta Chatterji from Coke Studio India who will sing Bangla songs as well to bring the diversity of languages of Mosaic...

Our upcoming star musician Spellz from GTA will take stage to woe the younger audience with his musical style.

TD Mosaic is pleased to invite Mississauga Elder Gerry Sault of Credit River who will officiate the opening reception of TD Mosaic 2015 with a smudge ceremony. This year NCCT, Native Canadian Centre of Toronto is collaborating with CCAI to bring special aboriginal dances and music to TD Mosaic . You will learn, enjoy and appreciate the art and traditions of Native Canadians and children would partake the art and craft workshops.

Dance performances by the Biggest and the best Bollywood dancers of Canada, Shiamak Dance and bringing a great powerful performance by the headliner of TD Mosaic on Saturday night are none other then one of the busiest and most sought after band in Canada , all the way from Vancouver...Dehli to Dublin...You will grove to their music that blends bhangra beats with Irish fiddle in a perfect Harmony. The hosts of TD Mosaic 2015 Randy Persaud and Dilshad Burman will make it an unforgettable powerhouse of a main stage introducing special guest appearances by celebrity artists and personalities.

Special treats for our visitors will include the south asian food festival this year so you will find an amazing ways of indulging your self in the culinary pleasures of south asian food. Shopping will include trunk show by Varda Rashid and a colourful variety of clothing and jewellery.

TD Mosaic promises all the best that South Asian arts and culture has to offer for all. Join us to celebrate the 10th anniversary addition of TD Mosaic with full gusto.

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