10393796_366136963563861_8883198247835843356_n*We are honored to be announcing ‘Alexander’s Bluestime Band’ world class musicians to be playing at the AWARDS Ceremony (Performance WorKs Theatre, Granville Island, Vancouver, BC) and the Gala AWARDS Dinner (The Granville Room, Best Western PLUS Chateau Granville, Vancouver, BC) on October 4, 2015

LOGO Alexander's bluestiem band


Khurshid Alam performing 2 Introducing Khurshid Alam representing Pakistan, who is also a performance artist, writer, poet and author. District Coordination Officer complex Balambat, 18000. SADA is a non-governmental Disable People organization working in district Dir Lower for the development & empowerment of Khurshid Alam 3Disabled People. Mission – To enable the disabled persons to play a vital role in the society to live normally with self reliability through creating a conducive and supportive environment for disabled person in the cavity. Awards – Khurshid Alam was awarded ‘Special consultative status of United Nation’ – VIDEO LINK of Khurshid performing

Khurshid Alam performing

SimonIntroducing Simon Gidora from the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia. It is with great honor that Simon Gidora will be representing the Sunshine Coast performing at the 2015 6th annual World Autism Festival in Vancouver. A resident of Halfmoon Bay, Simon Gidora is currently studying violin with Mary Sokol-Brown of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and chamber music under the direction of Andrew Dawes at the Vancouver simon GidoraAcademy of Music. Simon has won multiple awards at both the Vancouver Kiwanis Music Festival and the Sunshine Coast Festival of the Performing Arts. Simon was runner-up in the solo violin category at the Provincial Music Festival in 2014. He was also a member of the Forza String Quartet, which represented BC at Canada’s National Music Festival and went on to win first place. Simon currently plays with a piano trio.

Introducing Sirota’s Alchemy Demonstration Team from Richmond B.C., Canada who will be performing at this year’s 6th annual event in Vancouver BC Canada. 


SIROTA’S ALCHYMY – Martial Arts & Life Skills Centre has been Facilitating Personal and Community Empowerment has since 1992. We operate two Professional Centres in Vancouver and Richmond as well as conduct programs at various schools and community organizations throughout Metro Vancouver.

Over the past years, Sirota’s Alchymy has been instrumental in instilling Positive Life Skills in thousands of Children, Youth, Adults, Families, Adults, Senior Citizens and Individuals with Special Needs and Disabilities via our classes, workshops, camps and special events.

Master Michael Sirota and his team of staff and instructors have acquired both technical expertise as well as great teaching experience working with various groups and skill levels. Our Internationaly Certified Team is committed to working and guiding each student to their own personal best.Our staff and instructors are fluent in several languages including English, Russian, Ukrainian, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean and Tagalog. If you wish to discuss our programs in any of the languages mentioned above, please phone or email us.Over the years, Sirota’s Alchymy has received numerous accolades for the work they have done within our society. This includes being inducted into several Martial Arts Hall of Fames. This includes induction into the Action Martial Arts Hall of Fame “Outstanding Contributions in The Martial Arts”, Master Michael Sirota’s induction into the World Karate Union Hall of Fame “Taekwondo Master Instructor of the Year – 2009” and the Martial Arts World Magazine Hall of Fame induction in the category of “Creative Contributions to Charitable Causes”. The Leadership and Staff are eager to share with you the countless benefits of training at The Alchymy.

**Gala 9We are honored to be announcing Joshua Cochrane (2014 recipient for the Performing Arts, International (INAP) ANCA AWARD) – Joshua will be singing O Canada at the Opening ceremonies of the 6th annual ANCA World Autism Festival! 





**We are honored to be announcing Jeremy Samson (2014 recipient for Entrepreneur,jeremy presenter 2015International (INAP) ANCA AWARD) – Jeremy will be performing during both the Opening Ceremonies and AWARD Ceremonies of the 6th annual ANCA World Autism Festival, as well as presenting a workshop! 




Pancho Juggler - Fransisco Valera**We are honored to be announcing Francisco Valeras (Pancho), international juggler and Ambassador for the Viktor Kee Foundation representing Uruguay – Pancho will be performing during both the Opening Ceremonies and AWARD Ceremonies of the 6th annual ANCA World Autism Festival as well as presenting a workshop on behalf of the Viktor Kee Foundation! 


curran dobbsBio: Over the past year, since receiving recognition at the 5th annual AWAF event and INAP award, Curran has been continuing his stand up career including gigs at Marchtoberfest and at the Tall Trees Music Festival and is scheduled to perform at IfCon2015. The short film he starred in had continued to show at film festivals such as the Victoria Film Festival and most notably, the Cannes Film Festival. He also had his first paid acting role in a feature length film.


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