Brilliant talent and culture on display

The Castlegar Refugee Project held its first International Talent Showcase at the Brilliant Cultural Centre on Friday, raising $1,350.

People from all different backgrounds and cultures shared their talents with the large crowd.

Acts included Indian dance, Highland dance and Doukhabor hymns, among others.

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Ramanjeet Kauer performed an Indian dance. (Chelsea Novak/Castlegar News)

Khalil and Zain read a prayer from the Qu’ran during the opening of the International Talent Showcase. (Chelsea Novak/Castlegar News)

Highland dancers performed a broad sword dance. (Chelsea Novak/Castlegar News)

The Family of Friends and Vision of Peace choirs performed three songs together, two of which were in Russian. (Chelsea Novak/Castlegar News)

Jacob Sebastian played three different instruments during his performance. (Chelsea Novak/Castlegar News)

Steven Leffelaar played a selection of Latin American songs. (Chelsea Novak/Castlegar News)

Lucilla Al Mar played songs from her album Nothing Is Forever. (Chelsea Novak/Castlegar News)

Rhyan Johnstone sang and played songs on the ukulele. (Chelsea Novak/Castlegar News)

Vraj Thakkur performed a Bhangra dance. (Chelsea Novak/Castlegar News)

Doukhobor youth put on a fashion show featuring traditional Doukhobor clothing. (Chelsea Novak/Castlegar News)

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