The Huffington Post B.C.  |  Posted: 04/07/2013 1:19 pm EDT  |  Updated: 04/08/2013 9:50 am EDT

 Times Of India Film Awards Dancers
Times of India Film Awards dancers choreographed by Shiamak Davar perform for kids at Vancouver’s Canuck Place kids’ hospice. (Flickr: BC Gov Photos)

The Times of India Film Awards (TOIFA) paid a visit to a kids’ care home over the weekend as the Bollywood extravaganza took over Vancouver.

Premier Christy Clark and Bollywood choreographer Shiamak Davar dropped by Canuck Place with a group of dancers to entertain residents at the children’s hospice Saturday afternoon, ahead of a massive awards show at BC Place Stadium.

“These guys are all about live for the moment,” Clark said of the dancers in a YouTube video.

“The great thing about it is the intercultural connection, and these kids, sometimes they’re experiencing a lot of sadness in their lives, Shiamak was here to bring them some joy, do some good.”

Kids got to watch the dancers perform a kind of preview of what Vancouver would see later that evening, and were even invited to come up and participate.

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