Press Release: $1,000,000 Donation to SickKids Foundation as AVAAL Celebrates its 20th Anniversary Read Now
18 Dec 2012
Avaal Technology Solutions Inc celebrated the upcoming holiday season with a grand function at Chandni Banquet Hall in Brampton, Ontario. The event, Avaal’s 10th Annual Christmas Night, was held on December 15, 2012 and attended by over 500 people.
Avaal Technology Solutions was pleased to lend its support to SickKids Foundation by donating $5,000.00. With the support of all our customers, family and staff, an additional $2,000.00 was donated to the SickKids Foundation. The SickKids Foundation was established in 1972 and raises funds to support the Hospital for Sick Children and also invests in child health research, learning and care. The Hospital for Sick Children is affliated with the University of Toronto and is Canada’s most research-intensive hospital.
Santa Claus was able to take a couple of hours from his busy holiday schedule to visit and meet the children. Santa brought gifts for the children and posed for photographs. Santa reported that all the children have been very good this year and should expect a great Christmas.
The evening began with Avaal’s Master of Ceremonies for the night, Dr. Ranvir Sharda, who welcomed everyone to Avaal’s 10th Annual Christmas Night. Dr. Sharda is well known in the community and kept the guests entertained with his witty banter.
Guests also enjoyed speeches by many important dignitaries. Political guests included the Honourable Harinder S. Takhar, Member of Parliament for Mississauga-Erindale and Minister of State of Sport; Her Worship Susan Fennell, Mayor of Brampton; the Honourable Bal Gosal, Member of Parliament for Bramalea-Gore-Malton and Minister of State (Sports); Vic Dhillon, Member of Provincial Parliament for Brampton West; Amrit Mangat, Member of Provincial Parliament for Mississauga-Brampton South; and Harinder Malhi, School Trustee.
Dara Nagra gave a welcome speech, thanking all the guests for taking the time to join him and his staff in celebrating the holiday season and told the audience of Avaal’s accomplishments over the past year. These milestones included finishing the 78th Dispatch Course at their Brampton campus; completing the 23th Dispatch Course at their Vancouver campus; and the 11th Dispatch Course at their Winnipeg campus. Mr. Nagra also thanked his parents, wife, children, and brothers in law for their support over the years. Lastly, he invited his staff to join him on stage and he introduced them to all his guests.
Interspersed between the speeches were live entertainers. The entertainment was Bollywood-style Love Story performed by Avaal Band Baaja Baraat. The story followed the lives of two young people, Ranbir and Zaara as they meet, fall in love and get married. There were Hip Hop Dancers; Bollywood Dancers; Belly Sword Dancers; a Magician; a Wedding Fashion Show; Jaggo and Giddha; Dhol and Bharat; Tare hair baraati and Bidaai; and Las Vegas Show Girls.
Once the speeches and entertainment were complete, the guests were served a delicious Indian Buffet catered by the chefs and staff at Chandni Banquet Hall.
Dara Nagra and everyone at Avaal Technology Solutions would like to thank everyone who was able to attend the function and everyone involved in making the event a huge success. Avaal Technology Solutions wishes everyone a Merry Christmas and a Safe, Happy and Prosperous New Year.