After a lot of anticipation and planning, the 1st Bangladeshi Youth Festival is about to take place today at Warden Woods Community Centre, 74 Firvalley Court, Scarborough. The event will feature some of the most promising stars of tomorrow, Toronto Citizen is told. Gates open at 4:30 pm.
“We wanted to arrange a platform for the thousands of young people of Bangladeshi origin living in and around GTA. Give them an opportunity to showcase their talent, network and meet their peers from various educational institutions” said Rizuan Rahman, one of the organizers of the festival.
Commenting on the background of this initiative, Kawser Hamid, who is one of the leaders of a well-known youth group of Bangladeshi-Canadian community “Green & Red Wheelers”, said “Sky is the limit when it comes to the dreams and creativity of youth. Today, we want to tell our younger generations that we are with you, in every constructive initiatives you may have”.
MPP of Scarborough Southwest Doly Begum, who has already found herself as one of the most inspirational figures among the youth of Scarborough, will attend the event along with many of the community leaders, journalists and social and cultural activists. The Toronto Citizen is a proud organizer of this event along with Green & Red Wheelers, Bangladeshi Students’ Association (BSA) of Seneca College and Bangladeshi Students’ Association (BSA) of George Brown College.