Bollywood on the Mississippi — November 5

Mark your calendars! Come get a taste of south-east Asian culture on Saturday, November 5th at the Carleton Place Canoe Club.

You won’t want to miss this fun and entertaining event in support of Child Haven International. Child Haven, a charitable organization founded in Ontario in1985 by Bonnie & Fred Cappuccino, supports over 1,000 destitute women & children across India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Tibet. Bonnie & Fred have been awarded the Order of Canada for their charitable work.


The Saturday evening event will feature lots of entertainment, starting with traditional Indian music and a ‘Bollywood’ dance lesson! As well, there will be an amazing sales table of original handcrafted goods from India, Nepal, Tibet and Bangladesh, plus a silent auction of beautiful authentic items from these countries. This will be a great opportunity to buy something unique for that special person on your holiday shopping list, while learning about Child Haven International’s childrens’ homes.

Throughout the evening you can enjoy free samples of authentic south-east Asian food, plus pot-luck appetizers & desserts. A cash bar will be available all evening.

As an added feature, popular local band ‘Judge a Book’ will be performing from 9pm to 11pm. You can dance the evening away, and even try out some of your new ‘Bollywood’ dance moves to live music of this lively band.

Doors open at 7pm.  There’s no admission charge! You can make a donation for Child Haven International at the door, and you’re invited to bring an appetizer/dessert to contribute to the potluck-style snacks. Families with children are welcome to come and join in the festivities. Be sure to invite your friends to this fun and fascinating event!

To learn more about Child Haven International you can check their website at  For more information about the November 5th event in Carleton Place you can contact Jane Hamilton at