Seva Spark: A Night to Remember

Seva Spark was the place to be on Friday, May 25th, 2018. Politicians from all levels of government including, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Navdeep Bains, Leader of Canada’s New Democratic Party Jagmeet Singh, Premier of Ontario Kathleen Wynne and Brampton Mayor Linda Jeffrey attended the
Gala evening.

“The 2018 Gala was the best ever with over 500 people in attendance,” said Sandy Grewal,
2018 Seva Spark Co-chair. “We raised over $100,000 in one night with $59,000 being raised by a
direct on-the-spot ask.”

Bongo and B Entertainment kicked off the evening with an upbeat performance by leading the
MCs into the Gala. Special Guest Speaker, Joshna Maharaj inspired everyone by her work. She
spoke of food and sustainability, grassroots-level food programming, and the need to develop a
city-wide food strategy. The crowd was wowed by Simar, who performed songs from her recent
collaboration with Fateh Doe.

One of the highlights of the evening was a dance-off between Navdeep Bains, Minister of
Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Jagmeet Singh, leader of the federal NDP.
The crowd unanimously agreed that the dance off was a tie.

Seva Food Bank has two Mississauga locations, where safe, nutritious and culturally-appropriate food is provided to low-income families.Each month, almost 900 clients are provided with over 50,000 pounds of food. Programs are offered address the causes and consequences of hunger and poverty.

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