KAL DOSANJH, Founder & CEO
Kal Dosanjh is a veteran officer with a law enforcemen agency. With over 15 years as a patrol officer, he recently transferred to the Domestic Violence Section as a detective. He also served on the Firearms Interdiction Team, Drug Squad, as an Undercover Operator, Acting Sargent on the riot squad and has also assisted on large scale investigations in various capacities. The types of calls included homicides, robberies, serious assaults, in addition to dealing with violent drug dealers, gang members and individuals suffering from mental health issues. On account of the various types of dangerous calls he responded too, and his community work, he recieved several commendations. Kal also sits on various boards, which includes and has included:
SOAR Philanthropic Society, BC Human Rights Coalition, Odd Squad Productions Society, Sahara Services Society, Junior Chamber of Commerce.
In addition to serving as a positive role model for youth, Kal also promotes a healthy and fit lifestyle. He has competed internationally in the 2009 World Police Fire games, where he placed in the top 5 in the world for powerlifting. Kal strongly believes that engaging our youth in sports, will play a significant role in diverting them away from a life in gangs and drugs. To this end, he conceived and implemented a large scale soccer program for Downtown Eastside inner city youth, called the Police Athletic League Youth Soccer Tournament. The program has grown exponentially over the years, and this year took place in BC Place Stadium with approximately 1000 youth participating. Kal has taken this message of helping our youth to all channels of media, which includes, t.v., newspapers, magazines and radios, in his attempt to connect with youth. This also includes his own show on fitness, aptly named “Desi Beasts”. Kal has run various sports projects for youth, in addition to being engaged with the community through various speaking engagements and public appearances.
ARJAN BHULLER, Founder & CFO
Arjan Singh Bhullar is a Canadian Olympic wrestler. Wrestling has a history in the Bhullar family. Father Avtar was the first to excel in both the traditional Indian style of wrestling (Kushti) and Olympic style wrestling. All 10 Bhullar boys were eventually put through the same rigorous training regimen in the Bhullar “Akhara“ (gym), built on the family farm. Equipment was scarce and sympathy non-existent; while work ethic and a desire to become the best abundant. This was the unofficial beginning for Team Bhullar.
He went on to wrestle for wrestling powerhouse Simon Fraser University on a scholarship, while pursuing a degree in Political Science. Simon Fraser allowed Arjan to compete in the Canadian University league (CIS) as well as an American University league (NAIA). Under the tutelage of Coach Justin Abdou and personal coach Nick Ugoalah, Arjan was able to win multiple national titles for Simon Fraser, as well as a Bronze medal at the University World Championships. Arjan was the first wrestler in history to win University national titles for the Canadian (CIS) and American (NAIA) leagues in the same year. Not only was he named the Best Wrestler of the tournament, he was also named Athlete of the Year at Simon Fraser. While competing for Simon Fraser, Arjan was also able to make the Senior National Team and represent Canada around the world. Building upon his success at the University level, Arjan was able to have some early success while competing for Canada. He was named Wrestler of the Year in 2009 and followed that up with a dramatic Gold Medal performance in Delhi at the 2010 Commonwealth Games over the hometown hero from India. From the outset, Arjans goal was always to become a world champion. That was always the mindset, and the ultimate goal. Wrestling at the 2012 London Olympic Games (as the first ever Indian to represent Canada) in Freestyle Wrestling- the stage was set for the Grand Finale. Unfortunately things did not work out in Arjan’s favour as he lost on technical points to the eventual Bronze Medalist.
Being a true competitor and a champion in wrestling is one part of Arjan’s story – living every aspect of his life as a champion, is something he continues to work towards. Knowing the world needs more than just an athlete, Arjan continues to be extremely passionate and devoted in the community. He has continually tried to donate his time, energy, and money towards various causes and non-profit organizations. Causes and organizations he truly believes can make a difference in Canada and abroad. Arjan believes his work outside of wrestling with various community initiatives is much needed and appreciated along with hoping that will be his lasting legacy.
|Barinder Bhullar is a public affairs strategic advisor with 10+ years experience in public policy, strategic communications and politics. Barinder has served in senior roles with the Government of British Columbia, as a senior strategic advisor in the office of B.C. Premier, he worked to ensure specific policy development aligned with the broader objectives of government. In this role, Barinder led a team responsible for strategic planning and cross-government coordination.
Barinder has a deep background in stakeholder relations. As Senior Director of International Missions for the British Columbia Government, Barinder engaged with external parties both in Canada and abroad (Asia) to encourage business to business, and business to government relationships. He identified and led the execution of targeted international trade missions and events, ensuring missions delivered trade and investments outcomes for British Columbia. Barinder is also an experienced negotiator, working with major airlines, travel vendors, hotels, and events teams.
Barinder has demonstrated a natural capacity for community relations. Throughout his career, Barinder has taken a leading role as a conduit for Government into multiple – sometimes difficult to reach – communities. Fluent or conversational in three languages, and with a deep network across British Columbia, Barinder is a trusted advisor with an intimate understanding of British Columbia’s business, economic, political and cultural landscape.
Barinder has been a lifelong British Columbia resident and lives in Surrey with his wife and son.
KIRAN TOOR, Founder & Vice President
Kiran is a fourth-year student pursuing her Education degree at Simon Fraser University. She is the Vice President of a registered nonprofit, Kids Play Youth Foundation, an organization that has been working towards the improvement of society by preventing children and youth from getting involved with drugs and gangs since 2015. Over 40,000 youth have gone through numerous free programs provided by the organization. Kiran and the team are hoping to keep a positive trend of motivation through sports for the youth of Lower Mainland. Kiran has spent over 40 000 hours volunteering to protect her community.
Her work for her community has been recognized by various organizations and she has been representing as one of the top leaders in the Lower Mainland. She is a graduate from Akal Academy Baru Sahib, an international school based in Northern India. Akal Academy aims at developing young people who have cultivated mind imbued with a spirit of inquiry, thirst for knowledge, respect for diverse world cultures and a keen desire to serve the community in which they live and work. She wishes to serve humanity at large through spiritual values and knowledge acquired through modern education.
After she finishes her post–secondary education, she wishes to teach in countries where children do not have the privilege of education.
SAURABH BANGAR, Director of Corporate Development
Saurabh Bangar is pursing a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University (SFU) with a concentration in operations management, entrepreneurship, and innovation. He is a graduate from the School of Construction and the Environment at the the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT). Saurabh has also attended Langara College, Pacific Vocational College, and Queen Elizabeth Secondary School. Saurabh aspires to attend the Harvard Business School and become a serial entrepreneur.
Saurabh is the Founder and CEO of SOAR Philanthropic Society, where the organization focuses on providing students scholarships, leadership conferences, and many other opportunities to be engaged within the community. He is also the Co-Founder of Tap+, which is an app company currently being developed. The organization eliminates consumers pulling their phones out to exchange contact information, as they can simply tap their phones to exchange information. He also serves as an Executive with the South Asian Alliance Vancouver (SAAV) on their Leadership, External Operations, and Internal Relations committee. Mr. Bangar had the opportunity to spend many years with the City of Surrey youth council committees as an Executive. His work with the city involved creating a stronger diversified community for the youth by organizing and managing public youth events.
He enjoys actively being involved in the community and providing many opportunities for the youth to be engaged in. He has been recognized as a Top 25 Under 25 recipient for his invovlement in the community. The City of Richmond recognized Saurabh with the Asset Champion Award for being one of their top 30 innovators, leaders, and mentors.
JESSY RAI, Director of Internal Operations
Jessy is an undergraduate at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. He plans on transferring to JIBC in the coming year and pursue a career in law enforcement. Jessy is also a private in the Canadian Armed Forces at the British Columbia Regiment as an armored crewman. Jessy is a selfless person and giving selflessly is nothing new to him. Jessy looks forward to changing the future especially by keeping youth away from drugs and gangs. Being a part of Kids Play has helped Jessy gear towards the right track to achieve his goals in life.
Jessy is a part of Kids Play to make a difference in society. He wants to change the way people see the world. Growing up Jessy always wanted to become a role model for children. He wants to guide the youth through various initiatives. Jessy is a Vice President at Kids Play. He organizes events and works with volunteers to make events efficient and successful. As a result of his efforts, Kids Play is reaching high levels of success. He is also an annual blood donor with the Canadian Blood Services. He has also been modelling for Wellgroomed Designs Inc for 3 years, doing runways shows for popular and well recognized events. Jessy has also been a part of Guru Nanak Sikh Society, Peace Arch Hospital and Simon Fraser University Punjabi Student Association in a volunteer capacity.
Jessy loves working with children and has spent the last 2 years putting a smile on children’s faces with Kids Play. Jessy looks forward fighting for the people he loves and keeping children away from drugs and gangs with the support of his friends and family, especially his brother Indy Rai.
RANA SINGH SETHI, Director of External Operations
Rana Singh Sethi is a User Interface and User Experience Designer. He is passionate about technology and is an entrepreneur at heart. He launched his first web development company while studying computer science at SFU. He has launched a South Asian news aggregator called SporaPost.com and is currently working on developing mobile applications for the real estate and medical fields.
He has seen the effects of positive mentorship first hand. While in India on vacation, 7 years ago, he helped his grandmother setup a school for underprivileged children. This school provides any child with free primary and secondary education. Some of these children have been able to pursue higher education and have gotten jobs after graduating.
He also witnessed the positive impact right here at home while helping his brother with an after school sports program for the YMCA. This program catered to at risk youth and provided them with a positive atmosphere in which they could participate in sports activities during the time their parents were not at home. The goal was to help these children build their self-esteem and keep them away from a potentially dangerous path.
Since then, Rana has wanted to make a greater impact in the community. He feels he can accomplish this through his entrepreneurship and his involvement with Kids Play.
BHUPINDER HUNDAL, Director of Media Operations
Bhupinder Hundal is a media professional and manager with over 10+ years of TV media experience, and founder of CrossConnect Media.
Bhupinder was previously News Manager of OMNI Television (Rogers Media Inc.) in BC, overseeing the station’s Mandarin, Cantonese, and Punjabi newscasts, including all personnel and bureau operations in Victoria. He was also responsible for OMNI News Punjabi National Edition airing in Ontario and Alberta along with Hockey Night in Canada in Punjabi.
Bhupinder is also well recognized in the mainstream media as well. Bhupinder is a member of the Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS), and the BCIT Broadcast Journalism Advisory Council, and a past member of the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA). He also served as a member of the 2013 BC Election Debate Consortium along with other TV News Directors in Vancouver.
Bhupinder has also been recognized for his contributions. He is a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee Medal. He was also awarded with the Rogers Business Impact award for his managerial work at OMNI. During his tenure as News Manager, the OMNI newsroom won Jack Webster Journalism Awards for Best Reporting in Chinese in 2011 and 2012.