About Us

About Virsa Foundation

The Virsa Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to preserving and promoting Punjabi culture among the youth of our diverse community. Culture, encompassing arts, beliefs, and institutions, serves as the cornerstone of our mission. It is the essence of our way of life, passed down from generation to generation.

Through the vibrant expressions of Bhangra, Giddha, Dhol, and live performances of trending Punjabi artists, we celebrate our cultural heritage and instill a sense of pride and connection to our roots. Over the past decade, bhangra has flourished, becoming an integral part of many lives through active participation and support.

Our mission is to harness this cultural energy and give back to the community. Since our establishment in 2008, we have remained committed to organizing events and shows that showcase the richness of Punjabi culture in all its forms.

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our inaugural competition, the Toronto Bhangra Youth Festival. This event marks the beginning of a new tradition, made possible by the unwavering support of the Virsa Foundation Family and our sponsors. The festival will provide a platform for participants to showcase their unique styles of bhangra while honoring traditional elements.

What sets this competition apart is our commitment to fairness and inclusivity. Every team that applies will have an equal opportunity to compete based on standard criteria. Additionally, we are enhancing the judging process to ensure accurate evaluations.

The Toronto Bhangra Youth Festival aims to highlight the immense talent within North America, celebrating both modern interpretations and traditional forms of bhangra. The prestigious venue, Living Arts Centre in Mississauga, underscores our dedication to excellence.

With the support of our sponsors and attendees, we aspire for this competition to set a new standard in the industry. Above all, we view every participant and spectator as ambassadors of Punjabi culture, contributing to the vibrant tapestry of our community. Join us as we come together to celebrate our rich cultural heritage and continue the legacy for generations to come.

In addition, the Virsa Foundation takes pride in its track record of successfully hosting a myriad of events and shows that have captivated audiences and celebrated the richness of Punjabi culture. These gatherings have served as vibrant showcases of our heritage, uniting individuals from all walks of life in celebration and appreciation. As we embark on the Toronto Bhangra Youth Festival, we carry forward this legacy of excellence and cultural enrichment, fueled by the unwavering support of our dedicated community members and sponsors.