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Posted: October 17, 2019

COTR’s Invermere campus hosting Diwali celebration

Festival of lights will feature dancing, crafts, and more

Students in College of the Rockies’ Invermere campus’ Mountain Hospitality program are hosting a Diwali celebration on Friday, October 25 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Diwali, known as the ‘festival of lights,’ is India’s biggest and most important holiday, traditionally celebrated over five days. Now an international festival, it is marked by a display of lights, dancing, and celebration.

“This event is largely being coordinated by our Mountain Hospitality diploma students from India,” said Michelle Taylor, Invermere campus manager. “It will be an exciting, family-friendly event held at our campus. Activities will include dancing, crafts, henna tattoos, cooking demonstrations, and videos. Of course, there will be lots of lights as well.”

In addition to activities, attendees to this free event will be treated to traditional Indian appetizers, sweets and chai tea.

“We encourage members of the community to stop by and take part,” Taylor added. “Diwali is about spending time with family and friends, so this is a great opportunity for the community to all come together and have fun together.”

Lead image: Mountain Hospitality students at College of the Rockies’ Invermere campus will demonstrate traditional dances as part of the October 25 Diwali celebration. Photo submitted


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