The 2019 Mother's Day Mela and Teeyan celebration will be held on Saturday, May 11, at St. John Vianney Parish, 2826 Bank Rd. in Westsyde.
The annual women’s event will begin at 5:30 p.m. and will feature appetizers, dinner, entertainment, door prizes and a grand prize draw for gold jewelry (with the winner required to be in attendance to claim the prize).
Teeyan is a traditional dance festival that began in ancient times in India, a time when young married women would return each spring to their parents' homes for reunions with family and friends.
Teeyan Da Mela is organized by members of the Punjabi community and involves mothers and daughters from all ethnic groups taking part. Teeyan, also known as Teej, is an important festival for the women of Punjab.
Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Children under five are admitted free of charge.
To buy tickets, call Jessie Sangha at 250-319-1985 , Gurjit Takhar at 250-819-7077, Rajinder Lotay at 250-828-6746, Fortune Health Foods at 250-554-1255 or Kamloops Immigrant Services at 778-470-6101.