The Times of India Film Awards (TOIFA) paid a visit to a kids' care home over the weekend as the Bollywood extravaganza took over Vancouver.

Premier Christy Clark and Bollywood choreographer Shiamak Davar dropped by Canuck Place with a group of dancers to entertain residents at the children's hospice Saturday afternoon, ahead of a massive awards show at BC Place Stadium.

"These guys are all about live for the moment," Clark said of the dancers in a YouTube video.

"The great thing about it is the intercultural connection, and these kids, sometimes they're experiencing a lot of sadness in their lives, Shiamak was here to bring them some joy, do some good."

Kids got to watch the dancers perform a kind of preview of what Vancouver would see later that evening, and were even invited to come up and participate.

TOIFA wrapped up Saturday night with 40,000 in attendance for the awards show.


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  • This gallery shows pictures from a visit by Times of India Film Awards dancers and Premier Christy Clark to the Canuck Place kids' hospice Here, choreographer Shiamak Davar poses with kids.