Sights and smells


Jay Shah is involved in running the event.
Picture: Andrew Ritchie         www.communitypix.com.au   d450405
Jay Shah is involved in running the event. Picture: Andrew Ritchie         www.communitypix.com.au d450405

The event will feature more than 60 stalls from local businesses, as well as Indian cultural dances, live music, cooking demonstrations, a food court and children’s activities.

Furniture Bazaar Osborne Park owner Girish Shah founded the event in 2012, then called LEAP (Linking Entrepreneurs and People), to connect people with local businesses.

“Small businesses didn’t have any opportunity to expose their skills or trades to the public,” he said.

He later expanded it to include a variety of activities to celebrate Indian culture.

The previous festival attracted more than 4000 people.

“It’s going to be bigger than last time, with more food stalls and a greater variety,” he said.

Jay Shah is also involved in running the event and said it was a fun-filled day that showcased unique ideas and business concepts.

“The day offers something worthwhile for each member of the family,” he said.

“Stalls will showcase an interesting mix of services, including beauticians, henna artists, hand crafted soaps, financial planners, photographers, boutique clothing, home wares, migration agents and much more.

“A food court will offer a huge variety of Indian delicacies and delicious desserts.”

The free event will run from 11am to 5pm on Sunday, March 20, at Arena Joondalup.

For more information, visit www.waindianfestival. com.