The Team

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.

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.

Barinder Bhullar

Ambassador

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.

Wally Oppal

Ambassador

WALLY Wally Oppal, O.B.C., Q.C. (born 1940) is a Canadian lawyer, former judge and provincial politician, who is currently serving as the Chancellor of the Thompson Rivers University. He has been a supporter of Kids Play and its goal since the very beginning. His support has helped Kids Play grow.

Mr. Oppal operated his own law practice before going to the Bench. He was appointed to the County Court of Vancouver in 1981 and to the Supreme Court of British Columbia in 1985. In 2003, he was appointed to the British Columbia Court of Appeal where he served until he resigned to seek election to the provincial legislature. He is the second Indo-Canadian Attorney-General of British Columbia.

Rana Singh Sethi

Director of Digital Media

Rana Singh Sethi is a web developer and runs Design Science, a digital creative agency. 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.