The Sheridan Student Union(SSU) is hosting a virtual Holi event with 6 other colleges across Ontario on Sunday, March 28, 2021, at 8:00 pm EST.
“This event is for all Sheridan Students. It’s important to be active members of the community and support all cultures at Sheridan College.”Danny Connelly, Senior Manager, Programming & Events at SSU.
The event has various activities. You can enjoy live performances, a traditional cooking show, and many other fun activities. Participants will have a chance to win up to $100.
Holi, the festival of colours, is marked as the beginning of spring- also known as the Spring festival.What is holi by Nik KuarSingh
People gather together and spray coloured powder on each other. The night before Holi, people light a bonfire, Holika Dahan. It signifies the victory of good over evil. People come together, dance, and sing around the fire.
Primarily Holi is celebrated in every part of India, known with different names. Now Holi has become a global festival and is celebrated all over the world.
The event is not only for the students in Ontario but for several international students who are not permitted to enter the country due to COVID-19 restrictions. There will be two events to support different time zones on March 28, 2021, EST and March 29, 2021, IST.
“We are doing our best to accommodate all different time zones that are in place where we know international students are taking classes abroad. It’s a real attempt to make sure they feel they are included and apart of the Sheridan Community regardless where they are located,” says Connelly.
“Sheridan College has a larger international footprint specifically from this part of the world. (India) It’s important we take the time to support and recognize this particular demographic.”Danny Connelly, Senior Manager, Programming & Events at SSU.
“As for students who are experiencing HOLI in Ontario for the first time, we want to let them know we respect and appreciate their culture and traditional celebrations,” says Connelly.
He added, “It is our responsibilities to create a welcoming environment for all Sheridan students and with an opportunity like Holi, it’s a time where we need to recognize this particular demographic and make sure they feel safe and appreciated.”
There is no registration fee. Sheridan students and the community can participate in the event. Register at thessu.ca to get the link to the event.
Here’s the schedule of the event and enjoy virtual Holi with SSU
1. Cooking Demonstration: Traditional Favourite Desserts
2. Student Associations Across Ontario
3. Live Music Performance
4. Virtual Game Show
5. Dance Tutorial
6. Junaid DJ