Punjabi Mela for Cancer raises over $25,000 for B.C. Cancer Foundation

The third annual cultural and fundraising event took place on Aug. 18 in Penticton’s Gyro Park

The 2019 Punjabi Mela in Penticton raised $25,050 for the B.C. Cancer Foundation, and presented the cheque for the donation on Friday Sept. 27.

The Mela took place in Penticton’s Gyro Park on Aug. 18. This year’s donation brings the total funds raised by the Mela to $60,000.

Read More: Dancing in the park as Punjabi Mela for Cancer returns for third year

The Mela first started in 2017, when Ikjot Kahlon wanted to help the B.C. Cancer Foundation after her grandmother Baljinder Thind passed away due to cancer. That year, it raised $15,000 for the B.C Cancer Foundation.

This year, in addition to the music, dancing, and food on the day of the festival, the organizers also ran a float in the Peachfest Grand Parade.

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