College of the Rockies’ Invermere campus hosting Diwali celebration

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Mountain Hospitality students at College of the Rockies' Invermere campus will demonstrate traditional dances as part of the October 25 Diwali celebration.

Students in College of the Rockies’ Invermere campus’ Mountain Hospitality program are hosting a Diwali celebration on Friday, October 25 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Diwali, known as the ‘festival of lights’, is India’s biggest and most important holiday, traditionally celebrated over five days. Now an international festival, it is marked by a display of lights, dancing, and celebration.

“This event is largely being coordinated by our Mountain Hospitality diploma students from India,” said Michelle Taylor, Invermere campus manager. “It will be an exciting, family-friendly event held at our campus. Activities will include dancing, crafts, henna tattoos, cooking demonstrations, and videos. Of course there will be lots of lights as well.”

In addition to activities, attendees to this free event will be treated to traditional Indian appetizers, sweets and chai tea.

“We encourage members of the community to stop by and take part,” Taylor added. “Diwali is about spending time with family and friends so this is a great opportunity for the community to all come together and have fun together.”


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For more than 40 years, College of the Rockies has provided post-secondary education that meets the needs and aspirations of the people, industry and businesses of our region. Each year, we welcome more than 10,000 full-time and part-time students into a full range of programs, including: skilled trades, university studies, adult upgrading, early childhood education, health and human services, business, office administration, tourism, hospitality, recreation, fire services, continuing education and contract training. Through smaller class sizes, highly-personalized instruction and dedicated support services, our students are primed to succeed in the job market, or in the next stage of their academic journey.


Heather Jackson
Manager, Communications and Marketing
College of the Rockies