$18 – $22

ISF2017: In-Between Worlds with MG Vassanji

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Ismaili Centre Burnaby

4010 Canada Way

Enter parking via Curle Avenue

Burnaby, BC V5G 1G8


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Indian Summer Festival 2017


An Evening with MG Vassanji


MG Vassanji’s work has focused on liminal states, where his characters are players in the ‘battlefield of history’. Vassanji’s many award-winning novels bring alive the angst faced being in a constant state of exile. From East Africa to Toronto, storied pasts to imagined future states, Vassanji’s work constantly questions, subverts and upturns the world as we know it.

Vassanji is the first person to win the prestigious Giller Prize twice, as well as a Commonwealth Prize and a Governor General’s award. Spend an evening at the beautiful Ismaili Centre with one of Canada’s most renowned writers as he takes us on a journey between the worlds of his rich body of work.


6:00pm - Doors and box office open

7:00pm - Event starts

8:30pm - Book signing

With thanks to the Hari Sharma Foundation (Supporting Partner) & UBC Alumni Association (Community Partner) for their support of this event.

ASL is available for this event! Please email outreach@indiansummerfest.ca to request ASL services before June 23rd.

For venue description and accessibility information: Ismaili Centre Burnaby

Indian Summer Festival is made possible thanks to the wonderful support of:

Simon Fraser University (Founding Partner)

Langara College (Major Partner)

Heritage Canada, Province of BC, City of Vancouver - Cultural Services (Government Partners)

CBC, Georgia Straight & Spice Radio (Premier Media Partners)


Are there services fees on top of the ticket price?

For your convenience our listed ticket prices include GST, service fees, and payment processing fees.

What is the accessibility of this event?

ASL: There is ASL available for this show upon request - please email outreach@indiansummerfest.ca to request ASL before Friday June 23rd.

This event is a scent-reduced space; please refrain from wearing scented products while attending Indian Summer Festival events.

Mobility Access: The Ismaili Centre Burnaby is accessible by wheelchair or scooter through the front door. Once inside, there is an elevator on the right which will take you upstairs to our event.

When purchasing tickets please continue to “checkout” where you will be prompted to select a wheelchair accessible seat as well as up to one complimentary companion, who will be provided with a chair next to you.

Bathrooms: are accessible for wheelchairs and scooters. All bathrooms will be gendered for this event.

There is a parking lot immediately adjacent to the building.

Low Vision: This is a low vision friendly show, as the programming itself is auditory. We offer one complimentary companion ticket for those who require assistance in order to attend.

Seat Design: Individual chairs, with arms.

Scent: Indian Summer Festival emails all ticket holders requesting that guests refrain from wearing scented products at all of our events. However, this venue does not have a permanent scent-free policy in place.

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

This is an all-ages event. Everyone, including children of any age, requires a ticket.

What is the refund policy for this event?

Refunds are not available for any Indian Summer Festival events.

Is there reserved seating?

Seating is first-come first-served.

Will there be tickets available at the door?

While there may be some tickets available at the door, we recommend buying in advance as many events do sell out. The box office will open at 6:00pm the day-of the event and be located at the Ismaili Centre Burnaby. Tickets at the door will be $22 inclusive of all taxes and fees, available for purchase by cash or credit card while supplies last.

Will I be allowed in if I arrive late?

Latecomers will be permitted entry and seated by an usher at designated pauses in the show.

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Ismaili Centre Burnaby

4010 Canada Way

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Burnaby, BC V5G 1G8


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