Join us for an unforgettable evening of food, music, fashion, dance and more, as we together celebrate India!

Saturday, April 13, 2024


3-901 The Rapids Parkway, Sarnia


(French Community Centre)


5:30-9:30 PM


assorted dishes Middle Eastern food

Delectable Flavours of India

Sit down for an intimate experience, enjoying authentic Indian finger foods, thoughtfully prepared by local chefs. Buffet style, you will not leave hungry!


Vegetable samosas+

Onion bhaji

Chat papdi+

Green salad

Fish pakora

Tandoori chicken

Special stations:

Pani poori+, ice cream, fruit, tea/coffee

* Vegetarians welcome! If you opt to exclude the meat dishes we are happy to accommodate extra servings of the vegetarian dishes.

+ contains gluten

assorted dishes Middle Eastern food

Experience the Magic of India

 Prepare  to be captivated by the movements of professional dancers who will showcase a variety of Indian dance styles, all surrounded by beautiful décor to arouse the senses.

Stay tuned for performer announcements.

In addition, we are thrilled to be joined by local Tamil Sangam group and talented student performers from Lambton College!

Photo/Video booth

Trivia game


Family friendly


Tickets are $100.

Students $50.

Kids 12 and under are free.

Culture & Cuisine MC: Amruta Pawar

Amruta’s constellation of skills and talents shine a bright light in Sarnia-Lambton! She’s a strong business development professional, with expertise in Management & Finance and an impressive portfolio of community leadership and advocacy here in Sarnia-Lambton.

Sponsor Spotlight: Imperial City Brew House

Will be our official provider of quality beer for Culture & Cuisine: India!

Performer Spotlight: Kuldeep & Kajal

Dynamic and passionate Bhangra performers known for infusing energy and vibrant falir into every performance. Get ready to experience the joy and rhythm of Bhangra!

Performer Spotlight: Prasanna Thothadri

Prasanna Thothardri is an accomplised Indian classical dance instructor based in Sarnia, Ontario. She is dedicated to preserving Indian art and culture through her dance school, the Prasanna Thothadri School of Dance, where she passes on the traditions and beauty of Indian classical dance to future generations.

Sponsor Spotlight: Exmouth Pharmacy

Always there for care! Learn about the personalized care that sets Exmouth Pharmacy apart. Don’t forget to ask about savings on ODB eligible prescriptions!

Performer Spotlight: Nachdi Jawani

Nachdi Jawani was founded in 2000 by a few individuals who immigrated to Canada with a love of Bhangra that was nurtured back home in Punjab. Starting out practising in a small garage and fueled by a passion to promote traditional Punjabi culture, Nachdi Jawani as now grown to be the largest Bhangra academy in North America with 5 locations across the GTA, competing worldwide and  breaking the Guinness World Record for World’s Largest Choreographed Dance Performance two times!   ‘Keeping Culture Alive!’

Sponsor Spotlight: Mortgages by Ashley Najim

In need of mortgage services? Ashley specializes in Purchases, Refinances & Renewals. She’ll help you save when the bank says no. 
– first time home buyers
– business for self
– in job less than 2 years
– low credit scores
– switching from current lender to better rates
– financial guidance

Powered by BRX Mortgage

Sponsor Spotlight: Anna Moscardelli

Many thanks to Anna for making the entertainment possible for Culture & Cuisine! Thinking of buying or selling? Come talk to Anna!

Sponsor Spotlight: CanGreen

CanGreen is proudly Canadian, with our manufacturing plant located in Sarnia, ON. Our mission is to support and promote local, sustainable agriculture and food products, as well as contribute to the economy and a healthy environment.  Our food packing products are disposable, practical, superior-quality and serve many purposes, including:

  • Biodegradable plates
  • Hot cups,  Cold cups,  Cutlery
  • Takeout containers

Come talk to Lalit at Culture and Cuisine to learn more!

Sponsor Spotlight: Sarnia Produce

When it comes to fresh, Sarnians know to head to Sarnia Produce–the kind folks who are making our garden salad and fruit station for Culture and Cuisine possible!

Meet your host

Manjit Singh

Manjit, a retired anesthetist turned entrepreneur, has been the heart of our community as the retired owner and operator of Sitara, a beloved restaurant. Described as an amazing role model and outstanding individual, Manjit’s kindness, compassion, and generosity have been evident in every smiling interaction with neighbors and the community.

Manjit Singh

Thank you, Manjit!

Everyone at the table

Ticketed events are not always accessible to everyone. We can change that. When purchasing a ticket you can choose to gift a place for someone else to attend that otherwise couldn’t. Rayjon is also making a limited # of tickets available to community partners at no cost.


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More Reasons Not to Miss This Event!

Prasanna Thothadri, traditional Indian dancer


Allow all of your senses to engage in an immersive cultural experience brought to you by talented and diverse dancers. Close your eyes and let your imagination respond to Indian music and movement! 
Photo by Alex Haney on Unsplash


Culture & Cuisine is designed to help people connect–across tables and across cultures. Don’t miss your opportunity to meet new people as you enjoy new food, try your hand at trivia, and enjoy the dancing.
Don’t miss our India-inspired 360 Video Booth!
Photo by Paul Zoetemeijer on Unsplash


There is so much to learn about both ancient and modern-day Indian history, culture, and traditions. Join us as we explore. Come with questions and an open heart/mind.

Why Support Rayjon Share Care?

Rayjon Share Care is a grassroots, volunteer-based organizations in Sarnia since 1986. Like Manjit, we love Sarnia-Lambton and are so grateful for the continued support of our community! Every dollar raised at Culture & Cuisine: India will support strong leaders in Haiti and the Dominican Republic as they seek to improve their communities. Follow the links below to learn more about the empowerment of women, health care, education, and microbusiness initiatives Rayjon supports. 

Local to global, your support makes a difference.

Culture & Cuisine Sponsors

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Point Brewing Co. logo with boat
CanGreen logo Culture and Cuisine vendor 2024

Culture & Cuisine Partners

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Rayjon Share Care master logo
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Culture & Cuisine: India is our 4th Culture & Cuisine event, and we look forward to hosting more in 2024-2025. Sign-up for our e-bulletin or follow us on social media @rayjonsc to get alerts about upcoming events.

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