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City staff get bhangra dance lesson from social media star


Bhangra dancer and Canadian social media sensation Gurdeep Pandher took a little time during a visit to Thompson to teach Mayor Colleen Smook, recreation staff and members of Thompson Fire & Emergency Services the basics of bhangra dancing in the TRCC parking lot on Tuesday, September 5.

He arrived in Thompson on Labour Day with plans to drive up to Gilliam and then take the train to Churchill but there were no trains leaving Monday so he stuck around Thompson until Wednesday. Thompsonites had the chance to learn about bhangra dancing and finding joy during tough times at MacLean Park on the evening of September 5, when Gurdeep put on a free one-hour workshop.

Prior to his brief lesson for city staff and the mayor, Gurdeep said he has been touring Canada from east to west, having started in Newfoundland. He also admitted he never could have predicted the fame that would result from posting videos of himself dancing in Yukon.

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