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Diwali the “festival of lights” is an ancient Hindu festival celebrated in autumn (northern hemisphere) or spring (southern hemisphere) every year. Diwali is one of the largest and brightest festivals in India. The festival spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil, and hope over despair. Its celebration includes millions of lights shining on housetops, outside doors and windows, around temples and other buildings in the communities and countries where it is observed. The festival preparations and rituals typically extend over a five day period, but the main festival night of Diwali coincides with the darkest, new moon night of the Hindu Lunisolar month Kartika. In the Gregorian calendar, Diwali night falls between mid-October and mid-November.

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Canada Remembers

Remembrance Day, November 11, 2015

Moncton, New Brunswick

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Indo-Canadian Canadian Halloween Party 2015

Mapleton Lodge, Mapleton Park,

Moncton, New Brunswick

I wish to thank the great people of the Indo-Canadian Association of Greater Moncton Area for the warm welcome I always receive from there association.

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(More photographs can be viewed at Click here and here)

Indo-Canadian Fall Ethnic Party 2015

Indo-Canadian Summer Picnic 2015

Royal Canadian Mounted Police

RCMP-GRC

Musical Ride

Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada

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These photographs were take on an emotional day in Moncton, N.B.,Canada

marking the first anniversary of the shooting deaths of three Mounties

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The Royal Canadian Mounted Police honoured the fallen officers:

Cst. Doug Larche

Cst. Dave Ross

Cst. Fabrice Gevaudan

with a special performance of their musical ride at the Magnetic Hill concert site.

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The RCMP-GRC Musical Ride tours Canada and worldwide to promote the RCMP-GRC.

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The first official ride was held in 1887 in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada,
and was commanded by Inspector William George Matthews.
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The Musical Ride was featured on the Canadian fifty-dollar bill

produced from 1969 to 1979.

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Members of the Musical Ride are first and foremost police officers who, after at
least two years of active police work, volunteer for duty with the Musical Ride.
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RCMP members only remain with the Musical Ride for two years.
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RCMP-GRC Members and public watching.