Diwali celebrations held at Oakville Town Hall


Published November 7, 2023 at 4:20 pm


The Diwali party came to Oakville Town Hall for the first time Tuesday as people across all religions and walks of life honoured the annual celebration of light over darkness.

Anita Anand, the MP for Oakville-Burlington North was there and enthused over having Diwali inside the Town’s atrium.

“When I was young Diwali celebrations in a town hall were unheard of. In Oakville this afternoon, the Town Hall was buzzing with excitement. “

Effie Triantafolopoulos, the provincial representative for Oakville, was also on hand for the inaugural celebration of lights and colours at Oakville Town Hall.

“Oakville community members from Hindu, Sikh, Chinese and Muslim cultural communities came together to celebrate the Festival of Lights, celebrating the triumph of light over darkness, and good over evil,” she said on Twitter. “Diwali is such an important celebration. It gives us an opportunity to embrace themes of happiness and warmth, prosperity and wealth. The world could use more light in our lives each and every day. “

Both politicians thanked Oakville Ward 7 councillors Nav Nanda and Scott Xie for organizing the event.

Eleven days earlier Burlington played host to the tenth anniversary Oakville Diwali celebration gala event in support of Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital.

Oakville Diwali has fundraised more than a million dollars over the years and annually attracts 400-plus attendees from across the GTA.

This year’s event was held at the Burlington Convention Centre.

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