The community response to Dalvir's Open House has been remarkable.
Let's keep it going and show this wonderful person that we appreciate everything she has done for this community.
Dalvir's contributions to this community are almost beyond measure.
Born and raised in Vernon, she embodies the compassion and kindness that is at the heart of this community.
Dalvir's charitable endeavours have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for local organizations.
Her various fundraising events go beyond just money, they often provide much-needed publicity and awareness of organizations and their social programs in the community.
Dalvir's efforts, in more than one shape or form, have connected thousands of people to countless services throughout the North Okanagan.
Dalvir is also a cultural champion. Her tireless efforts to transcend cultural boundaries in this community have been recognized across the province.
Perhaps, there is no better example than the Bollywood Bang Vernon events.
From its humble beginnings to the hottest ticket in town, Dalvir used Bollywood Bang to bridge divides in the community and show that no matter your belief, or where you come from, we can all celebrate diversity together.
The Bollywood Bang events have become so popular that other communities have taken that model to celebrate their own diversity.
In 2019, The Bollywood Bang Salmon Arm event raised an astounding $188,000 for that community.
Dalvir's is also a two-time City of Vernon Councillor — a role she continues to relish. Dalvir is a pragmatic voice on civic issues.
These are perhaps the most notable examples of her altruism, but Dalvir is also that friend who always puts others before herself.
Through all of this, Dalvir has courageously and quietly battled with cancer and its side effects.
Not once has Dalvir asked for charity or sympathy in her battle with cancer. Not once has Dalvir let cancer define who she is, or what she does for others.
Through her strength, grace and dignity, we as a community are witness to the real strength of character.
The Vernon community has been waiting for an opportunity to say thank you to Dalvir. This community has been looking for a way to show this wonderful person that she has the support and love of a community.
This is it.
Dalvir's Open House is a way for the Vernon community, her friends near and far and all others who have been inspired by her actions, to stand up and collectively say: "We stand with you in this fight and you, Dalvir, will never be alone."
This is not just a fundraiser to support Dalvir, this is a statement: