Male dancers from Dashmesh Punjabi School perform at the Clarke Theatre during Mission's Diwali celebration Tuesday night.

Male dancers from Dashmesh Punjabi School perform at the Clarke Theatre during Mission's Diwali celebration Tuesday night.

Mission celebrates Diwali

Celebration of Light festival held at Clarke Theatre

About 800 people attended Mission’s annual Diwali festival at the Clarke Theatre on Tuesday, Oct. 21.

Brightly costumed dancers, aromatic food, and activities were a part of the Celebration of Light event at Heritage Park Centre. A free vegetarian meal and sweets were offered in the cafeteria, while a range of entertainment took place on the Clarke Theatre stage.

In addition to traditional dances performed by students at Dashmesh Punjabi School and the UFV Fraser Valley Bhangra team, there were also Korean drummers, Hawaiian and Mexican dancers, and a performance by Norden the Magician.

The event was organized by Mission Community Services Society.