Who we are and why we are here.

About FVICBA

Who, what, when, where, and why!

A general overview.

As a not-for-profit organization, the Fraser Valley Indo-Canadian Business Association (FVICBA) is made up of a diverse network of businesses and individuals who are focused on raising awareness and providing support to the social, cultural, and political issues that impact our community. We are dedicated to forming strong business relationships among professionals who live and work in the Fraser Valley in order to have a greater impact in community development projects and to enhance cross-cultural understanding. We are proud to be an active partner in a wide range of issues that affect our community, including social justice, education, and crime prevention issues.

President's Message
Dave Sidhu - President at FVICBA

Dave Sidhu,
President

I am honoured to have been elected as President of the Fraser Valley Indo-Canadian Business Association (FVICBA). I understand and value the gravity of this role and I am prepared to put the hard work and effort into maintaining and building upon this opportunity to serve.

I became involved with FVICBA two years ago, first as a director and then as vice president. During this time, I enjoyed planning and collaborating with an incredible hard-working team. It takes many hands to achieve complicated and challenging goals and, during my time with the FVICBA, I witnessed selfless contributions from so many individuals.

The association is a dynamic group of people with strong leadership skills and dedication to meaningful causes. We are strong and growing, and this makes me excited about what the future can hold. I will bring a fresh perspective to FVICBA and will build upon the auspices of the leaders before me.

My vision for my term is to create an open platform for all members to foster meaningful relationships, develop and share views, and help each other achieve success. I hope you will join me in making this vision come to fruition. With the strength of our Board, Association members, and community friendships, I believe we can strategically bridge communities together and grow our community stronger.

I look forward to hearing your ideas and addressing any questions or concerns you may have. Please feel free to contact me via email and I would be happy to sit down for a cup of coffee with you.

Dave@patrika.ca

With best regards,
Dave Sidhu

Board of Directors

The board at Fraser Valley Indo-Canadian Business Association

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Dave Sidhu, President

Born and raised in Abbotsford, Dave Sidhu is the General Manager for The Patrika Media, the only bilingual newspaper in British Columbia. After graduating from Abbotsford Senior Secondary in 2003, he briefly moved to Bangalore, India for his post-secondary education.

Dave holds a wealth of board experience and has served the Fraser Valley Indo-Canadian Business Association for over five years as a director, vice-president, and now president. He also sits on the board of the Fraser Valley Healthcare Foundation Board and the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce. Among his many other community roles, Dave has been involved in fundraising efforts for the Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre, The Canadian Diabetes Association, Abbotsford Police Foundation, and The Archway Food Bank.

He was recently recognized with the Paul Harris Fellowship Recognition, the highest recognition that the Rotary International club can present to a community member that exemplifies “Service Above Self.”

Dave’s love for the community motivates him to constantly strive for improvement and progress. He wishes to elevate the community by embracing its diversity and making it an inclusive place that people of all backgrounds can continue to take pride in calling their home.

Kunal Sharma, Vice President

After building a strong foundation in business banking with RBC, Kunal helped to grow and manage Canadian Western Bank’s Surrey commercial lending and real estate portfolios. Recently, he worked with the TD Real Estate Lending Team providing mortgage-backed financing to their clients. As Prospera’s current Senior Real Estate Manager, Kunal has made significant contributions by funding real estate projects within the community. Known for his strong work ethic, Kunal continues to find ways to grow his portfolio and build lasting relationships.

When he’s not putting together real estate deals, Kunal is at the gym, on the golf course, or volunteering with many community associations.

Kam Grewal, Secretary

Kam Grewal joined the FVICBA Board of Directors in December 2017. Kam is a lawyer with Rosborough & Company and has been practicing in the areas of wills, trusts, and estates law, corporate and commercial law, and real estate law for over 7 years. Kam assists clients with estate and trust planning and administration, corporate structuring and reorganizing, secured lending transactions, and general commercial matters and real estate transactions.

Kam holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of British Columbia and a Law degree from the University of Alberta. Kam was called to the bar by the Law Society of British Columbia in 2012. Kam obtained his TEP designation (with distinction) from the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners in 2016.

Markus Delves, Treasurer

Markus T. Delves, CPA, CA is a Chartered Professional Accountant and an experienced board member in the healthcare sector. He is the Director of Finance for Quantum Properties, a Fraser Valley real estate construction company. His healthcare experience includes serving as the Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee at the Fraser Health Authority from 2014 to 2018, as the Treasurer of the Abbotsford Hospice Society from 2014 to 2019, and as a board member at the Canuck Place Children’s Hospice since 2019. Markus articled with PwC LLP and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from SFU and a Diploma in Accounting from the UBC. Previously he served in the Royal Canadian Navy reserves where he retired as a Lieutenant.

Ravi Sidhu, Public Relations

Ravi is the Senior Regional Marketing Manager with TELUS and has been working in marketing and digital media for the last 10+ years. Ravi joined the FVICBA Board of Directors in 2018.

Ravi also sits as Director with the Abbotsford Police Foundation and the Abbotsford Basketball Association. Along with volunteering his time with these three boards, Ravi also coaches Senior Boys Basketball at Robert Bateman Secondary where he has been coaching for three seasons.

He has lived in Abbotsford for 35 years and attended Rick Hansen Secondary School, graduating in 2002 and then completing his Bachelor of Sciences at Simon Fraser University.

Ravi is always looking to give back to his community where he was raised by encouraging and inspiring our community to achieve more.

Bharathi Sandhu, Director

In addition to being a Senior Business Development Specialist at Raymond James, past president Bharathi is actively involved in the community. While still serving as a board member to FVICBA, she sits on the board of the Fraser River Community Crematorium Society. Bharathi also served on the Dasmesh Punjabi School board from 2008-2017 and is currently the chair of the South Asian Studies Institute of UFV’s Community Advisory Committee.

Jason Bugra, Director

Jason Bugra is an UFV business graduate and a partner with Ace Agencies Property & Strata Management, with his focus specifically in Property Management.

Jason is driven by serving people and creating differences through entrepreneurial efforts and volunteering for non-profit organizations.

Being part of FVICBA has given him the opportunity to connect with several different mentors and build lasting relationships with like-minded individuals. Jason hopes to become a mentor himself for the next generation of professionals who join FVICBA.

Manpreet Minhas, Director

Manpreet Minhas is a Commercial Account Manager at RBC, providing advice and solutions to local business owners. She is passionate about helping business owners grow and achieve their goals, while supporting the local economy. Manpreet strongly believes in giving back to the community she lives in by volunteering at local events and fundraisers.

She was drawn to volunteer with FVICBA while attending the amazing events hosted throughout the year. Manpreet believes FVICBA is an important organization in our community that provides a platform to connect community members to achieve a common goal. She is honoured to be serving on the Board.