Farooq Rai: Book Launch and Film Screening

November 24, 2019

Location: Richmond Cultural Centre Performance Hall

Richmond Art Gallery presents a book launch and premiere screening of docufilms “The Journey Continues…(Art Related)” and “The Luminary” by artist Farooq Rai.

Free admission, everyone welcome.

Following the success of Farooq Rai’s “Peace & Harmony” art exhibitions across the Lower Mainland in 2018, a book “The Journey Continues…( Art related)” was published in 2019. An accompanying video based on the book was also prepared. The docufilm, “The Luminary”, will be shown to share Rai’s particular contribution in our society.

Farooq Rai, Richmond based Canadian artist of Pakistani origin is keen to spread the message of goodwill amongst all. Rai states, “I hope the opportunity to extend the message of goodwill with our fellow Canadians will lead to us feeling more positively connected to each other. One of the contributing factors for positive change is effective education and art also can play a role of facilitating in the process of sharing about ourselves. With better understanding and interaction we will overcome prejudices. We all are committed and actively involved in making our country even stronger, safer and prosperous.”

Rai was appointed as the first Assistant Deputy Minister and Head of Ministry responsible for Multiculturalism and Immigration in 1994. Also, a writer and advocate in the community he is recognized for his dedicated volunteer work and efforts in promoting harmonious cross cultural relations. His unique collage art work also depicts his cultural and literary heritage with a message of peace and harmony.


Sunday 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Monday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

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7700 Minoru Gate
Richmond, BC  V6Y 1R8
Canada Line Station: Richmond-Brighouse


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