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Vernon's Bollywood Bang won't happen this spring

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February 20, 2020 - 3:40 PM

The Bollywood Bang, one of Vernon's biggest charity events, will not be happening this spring.

Bollywood Bang organizer Dalvir Nahal said the event, which ordinarily takes place on the last Saturday in April, will not take place.

"We've decided to hold off for now," Nahal said. "It really took a toll on me last year."

Nahal, who has cancer, said her health and the health of her father was the reason for not putting on the popular event this April.

The Vernon city councillor said there is a chance the Bollywood Bang will take place in the fall, "if possible."

From its humble beginnings seven years ago, the event has raised almost $300,000 for various charities over the years.

"It's not just a charity event, it's literally the merging of cultures," Nahal said. "For one night people get to play dress up and be transformed into a different environment where you actually feel like you're on a Bollywood set."

Nahal said roughly 600 tickets were sold for last year's sold out event at Predator Ridge Resort. A Bollywood Bang was also held in Salmon Arm for the first time in 2019 and raised $180,000.

"It's probably one of the only events in Vernon where at 1 a.m. you still have 100 people on the dance floor," she said.

Nahal said it is her father's wish to have one more Bollywood Bang fundraising events but currently everything is "up in the air."

The Facebook page for Bollywood Bang can be found here.

Bollywood Bang's Facebook page can be found here.

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