Celebrating the past, present and future.

The 100 Year Journey initiates community programs, publication projects and digital initiatives to capture the human stories of South Asian history in Canada, weaving them together and creating a shared vision for our future.

Our Vision

Since the onset of the 20th century, South Asians have contributed much to Canada — economically, culturally, artistically and politically. For decades, we have been capturing and spreading their pioneering stories, to reflect on our history and inspire future generations.

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100 Year Journey Leadership Network

Comprised of our most influential community members, ranging in the fields of business, politics, art, science, sports and beyond. The 100 Network will act as a human library — 100 accomplished individuals — providing guidance to those just beginning their journey of achievement, or acting as a catapult past obstacles for those needing to harness a vast array of experience and connections to reach new heights of achievement. Sharing stories of mentorship to the broader public will inspire and amplify the efforts of all who access the Network, strengthening bonds and heightening the appreciation for excellence in our community.

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Avtar Bains

Baltej Dhillon

Baltej Singh Dhillon

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Dave Mann

Dr Shimi Kang

Dr. Shimi Kang

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Manjit Minhas

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Mobina Jaffer

Praveen Varshney

Praveen Varshney

Shachi Kurl

Shachi Kurl

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Steve Rai

Vikram Vij

Vikram Vij

100 Year Journey Awards Gala

Annually, we gather to commemorate our community’s achievements. We look at the past 100 years and think forward 100 years. It's an opportunity to reflect and to dream, to celebrate how far we've come and imagine where we might go next. We recognize award recipients in the categories of Pioneer, Navigator and one remarkable Ambassador.

Our next gala is at the JW Marriott Parq Hotel in Vancouver on October 5, 2019.

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The 100 Year Journey Project

Our collection of stories represent a timeless resource to preserve our heritage and provide an expanded narrative of our history, a narrative that we don’t find in our history textbooks in Canada. Sadly, most times we lose our treasures not by fire, flood or willful destruction, but simply by neglect — and this we simply could not allow.

So, we set out to begin collecting and narrating the stories of our people — our ancestors, family members, friends and colleagues — all those who inspired us to be bold and to achieve. These stories are now available online, and through a remembrance of one hundred of our pioneers in a beautiful print edition.