Vancity Buzz is pleased to introduce readers to Canada India Foundation, a national non-profit, non-partisan, and non-governmental organization. This foundation was established in 2007 to foster stronger support for bi-lateral trade relations between Canada and India. Some of the recent activities of the foundation include signing a $10 million memorandum of understanding with the University of Waterloo and hosting an energy forum, which brought together key government and industry leaders from both countries.
The foundation hosts an Annual Award and Gala Dinner, which honours a person of Indian origin and of global significance. This year, the award winner is Mr. Ratan Tata, Chairman of the Tata Group (owner of Jaguar & Land Rover). Past gala events have been attended by high profile government and business leaders, include Prime Minister Steven Harper and Mike Lazardis, Co-CEO of Research in Motion.
The Annual Award and Gala Dinner is taking place on May 15, 2010 at The Westin Bayshore Hotel. Individual tickets and event tables are still available to anyone interested. http://www.canadaindia.org (click ‘GALA & AWARD’ at the top)