I commend you on hosting such a fabulous show. I heard about it from a friend last year and I knew I had to attend this year. Your dynamic and message is very inspiring. My little girl is already bugging me to be a little Miss as well. Your host!!!! He is a spectacular speaker and wonderful personality as well. I wish I had the opportunity of speaking to him as he seems very humble as well. His personality is an eye catcher – as well as his looks! He had me rolling with laughter, he is very good at his craft and made the show enjoyable. Glad to see you are displaying the young generation in such a positive light. I’d also like to say the cover girl of your magazine is absolutely beautiful, both inside and out. I got the pleasure of speaking to her and she had such great things to say about you and your vision. She was so pleasant and humble, qualities that u rarely come by these days, especially from young women. I am glad you are displaying such intelligent women in a positive light. Congrats on your success.

Attendee 2013

I am so proud of you and what you have accomplished so far…You are what you are today because of your passion and own determination to make your dreams reality. You are one person who has built a foundation and an outlet for our community to connect on all levels – showcasing our talents, promoting our culture and giving us an opportunity to introduce and engage in each other’s business (es)). Jule, little do you know, you are making history and becoming an idol to the newer generation. I have known you for many years and with the many successes you have now, you are still that humble person that I respect. You are so professional yet comfortable to work with…I will always love and support you.

Amrita Aphan
MWICP Judge 2013

Vindy Bis Thanks so much for the wonderful experience Juls. Such an honour to work with you and the girls! Best experience of life!!! keep in touch, and looking forward to work with you later on Keep up all your hard work and dedication, and continue to shine and embrace our West Indian community.

Vindy Bisnauth
Miss West Indian Canadian Pageant Contestant 2013

Melissa Harihar Thank you so much Julie, I second what all of the girls said, you are an amazingly talented woman, this has been a wonderful experience and we all can’t thank you enough! Keep up all your hard work, as you can see it truly did pay off in the end! You’re a mesmerizing role model, congratulations on a successful pageant, and thank you again for granting me this memory that will last a life time and 11 other beautiful friends, you are an inspiration to others involved in the West Indian community, I look forward with great pleasure to working with you in the future, love yah juelz! and you looked beautiful on Sunday

Malisa Harihar
Miss West Indian Canadian Pageant Contestant 2013

Stephanie Rajkumar I think I speak for all 11 girls when I say, words cannot express how thankful we are for the amazing opportunity you granted us. We entered this competition as contestants and we’re leaving as a family all thanks to you. You are truly an inspiration and I aspire to make the West Indian Community as proud as you have made them! I cannot thank you enough for bringing together 12 amazing ladies who have helped me grow throughout this phenomenal process. This journey has been one of the most memorable experiences yet. I’ve been awarded friendships and memories that will last a lifetime and that’s more than I could’ve ever wanted to take away from this experience. Thank you again Julie. You are truly an amazing woman and I cannot wait to see what the future has in store for all of us! Love you always!

Stephanie Rajkumar
3rd Runner-up Miss West Indian Canadian 2013

Nadia Rooney Miss Julie Rambali…Where do I begin? I have so many wonderful things to say… I don’t know where to start. You are truly an inspiration, the achievements you have made at such a young age is amazing! You are one talented, hardworking woman! Your Vision, drive and passion for what you do is astonishing. Keep up the amazing work & Continue to reach for the stars Julie, never stop! You will continue to shape the west Indian/Canadian culture that we see here in Toronto, and soon enough…WORLD WIDE. I am truly honoured and blessed to meet such a women as yourself in my life time. You have taught me so many things and have significantly increased my knowledge, my confidence and so much more!! Thank you for all your guidance through the pageant process, I truly can’t tell you how much your support meant to me!

Keep in touch & I hope we can work together in the future & I will be there every year to support wi Canadian in any way that I can!

Nadia Rooney
1st Runner-up Miss West Indian Canadian 2013 and Miss Popularity 2013

Great job on the wonderful work you are doing for the West Indian community Julie, I am soooooo proud of you because you are smart and an absolute trendsetter.

Attendee 2012

Hey Julie!! Just wanted to take the time to let you know how amazing it was working with you this year. My team and I as well as other sponsors and exhibitors think you are absolutely awesome. The show ran smoothly your team was extremely helpful and kind. Not only was the show fantastic it was so inspiring. It was very well organized from the big things to the tiny things. You truly are a phenomenal business woman and a gem to work with. It was an honour and pleasure being apart of your show!!! On behalf of everyone from BEAUTY BY LENA we want to thank you for giving us the opportunity to give back to our community.

Lena Khan
Beauty By Lena, Sponsor & Exhibitor 2012

The whole show went smooth, no delays, no glitches and even if ther were no one including me would have been able to tell. And the host was excellent!!!! He kept the crowd going and entertained. OMG, the backdrop looked amazing from the audience. My dad and sister were there and they enjoyed the show. They told me to tell you this West Indian show is the first West Indian show they ever attended that had class and was very professionally done. They said it didn’t look like a typical rum shop event lol.  Even the filler acts were good!!! Thank you for showcasing the West Indian girls and thank you for the opportunity to work with you.

Amrita Aphan
Pageant Choreographer Since 2010

I just wanted to write and say thank you for having me perform this weekend!  I had a blast and met some really nice people.  You did a great job planning the event.  I think people definitely enjoyed themselves.  It was nice seeing you again and, if you’ll have me, I would love to come back next year and perform again!

Alisha Nauth
Stage Performer 2011 & 2012

Hi Julie, just wanted to let you know that Amanda had a wonderful time at the pageant show. The entire experience will be something I am sure she’s going to cherish forever. We met some wonderful people and she is looking forward to next year’s show.

It was a pleasure being part of the event, you were great with the kids and I wish you all the very best and continued success.

Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars.

Vashtie & Amanda
Little Miss West Indian Canadian 2012

Julie, thank you for the diligent planning and execution. Your keen sense of detail and passion for the show shines through. It was a pleasure to participate.

Events2Life, Exhibitor 2012

Thank you so much for the opportunity to be apart of this glamorous show. Beauty, style and class are what our business is all about and this show really embodied that. The top models were truly graceful (not to mention flawless) and the contestants looked like they were having an amazing time (I could see their beautiful smiles from across the room). The vendors looked amazing and I think we made some lasting connections

Nicole Ramjeawan
Jewelize U, Sponsor & Exhibitor 2012

Firstly just wanted to say that the event was amazing and I’m happy that we did decide to take the booth. It was our first expo event and we definitely would love to keep on working with you in the future. Shereen definitely deserved to win and I’m glad all the winners in the past 3 years did as well.

Aimee Balkissoon
Caribbean Xpress Newspaper, Exhibitor 2012

Good Morning Julie,

I wanted to take the time to express my heartfelt congratulations to you and the entire WI Canadian team for an outstanding job on the WI Canadian Pageant and Expo that took place last weekend.

I was fortunate enough to be able to view the event both as a sponsor and business woman and also as a mother of one of the Little Miss Pageant contestants. I can say from both accounts it was a job well done.

From initial contact to pageant day you were nothing but professional, courteous and the epitome of class. Whether you were dealing with the children or the adults you remained poised and in control which is a task that not many can manage in this day and time.

There was not a moment where I was worried, left out of the loop or felt stressed throughout the whole pageant experience. You made sure that you were available to answer any questions (often times before I even thought to ask them) and maintained an open line of communication.

I look forward to working more with you in the future and highly recommend others in the West Indian community to do the same.

You truly deserve to be recognized for the positive impact that you are making on our West Indian community and the unity that you are creating. I hope to see more diverse involvement in the future and look forward to watching and helping WI Canadian grow to the potential that it so clearly is capable of.

Once again, congratulations on a phenomenal job and thank you for everything.

Kind regards,

Elle Seon
Director of Operations for Elleoquent Publishing
Mother of Sariah Seon, Little Miss West Indian Canadian 2012

It was such a pleasure being part of “It’s a Girl Thing” fundraiser event. The evening showcased some awesome female entrepreneurs including the founder of Wi Canadian, Miss Julie Rambali. As a business owner myself I know the road to success can be hard & tiresome, but still we give it our all and maybe show a lil titty! lol Ain’t nothing sexier than an independant woman doing her thang!!! I had a fun time hosting and got a chance to meet some great people, I’m looking forward to hosting their event in the fall, and watching the outrageous performance of a female-comedy duo “Hardeepa and Melva” and their 2012 Miss West Indian Canadian Pageant.

Keesha Brownie, Comedian
Stage Performer 2011 & 2012

Sooo… I went to a career workshop the other day and I thought about you… The quote “today, a career is a life expression of how a person wants to be in this world” made me think about you and all the efforts that you make to promote the west Indian culture. Your ability to utilize your skills to create a vision that no other has before… Your not just a dreamer, but you strive to make those dreams come true! I wish you all the best in your future endeavors Julie and I just wanted to take a moment to acknowledge all that you do..

Meera Basant
4th Runner-up Miss West Indian Canadian 2011

I wanted to convey a big thank you for promoting our culture, and providing opportunities to businesses to showcase their creativity/services at such an exquisite event. Further, creating a platform for young, beautiful, and intelligent women of West Indian heritage. Continue to do what you’re doing as it is leaving a magnificent impact on the younger generation. Congrats on an awesome job!

Amrita Aphan
Pageant Choreographer Since 2010

Hello Julie, Gooooood Afternoon on this crisp Friday!!! I hope this end of week has brought many smiles to your face and strenghts to cherish for upcoming pageants.

Congratulations for a superb job well done!!! My family and I enjoyed the show very much, laughter, smiles, food, meeting some of the vendors with displays & best of all the Pageant. It was quite a thrill for me, as I am always very excited for these types of events. Its’s a lot of hard work, flexibility, determination and discipline.

I was hoarse for days from the screams from me and my family. The audience were totally wrapped around the contestants, and it was hair raising towards the end.

All the contestants did extremely superb, their talents shone in many ways. They all deserve to be rewarded.

I met with a few of the girls outside and congratulated them for jobs well done. Thank you for organizing this pageant, and giving Shauna the opportunity of “spreading her wings”. Shauna is a very bubbly, passionate, caring young lady who deserves to embrace and reach out to her community & society. Shauna’s all younger cousins (The girls) have already start preparing for the next 8-10 years, LOL!! “Dreams do come true.” Thank you again for the opportunity of selecting Shauna to be 1 of the top 10 contestants.

Have a great weekend, and we would be looking forward to next year.

Sattie Keso
Attendee 2011

You had great weather and a good crowd…you need a bigger room 🙂 You are an inspiration to our youths and your contribution to the West Indian Canadian community is commendable and appreciated. Toronto is rapidly transforming into a highly recognized multi-cultural city throughout the world and you are providing a dynamic opportunity for all involved in this event.

You did an amazing job in organizing and executing this event and you should be proud of your accomplishments. It was a success!

Savi Gossai
Attendee 2011

Hey Julie, I just wanted to take the time to truly thank you for everything you’ve done for myself and my family over the last couple of months. You’re truly an inspiration and one of the many few women I aspire to be like. Your selflessness and good will, will take you a very far way, as it already has. You pulled off an amazing show, and I will definitely be there to support you every year in the future! I vow to it! By the grace of your determination, you’re only getting bigger, better, and stronger from here on in! You’re amazing! Thank you for giving me such a great opportunity and creating a memory I’ll carry with me for a life time! Thank Amy for me too!! I’ll forever be ‘skinnin my teet’ for her! Thank you both again!!!

Shauna Keso
1st Runner-up Miss West Indian Canadian 2011 and Miss Popularity 2011

Unfortunately, I couldn’t take any shots of the pageant. I had a lot of people coming to my booth and I didn’t want to leave. I didn’t expect to meet a lot of familiar faces. I was also busy gathering all the contacts that I acquired. Never expected to be that busy.

Bruce Bachan
In Your Prime Photography, Exhibitor 2011

Hi Julie, Just wanted to congratulate you on a wonderful event and show, first time attending and didn’t realize who you were until the presentation at the end. The magazine was also very impressive, our community is lucky to have such quality presented.

Ryan Bemaul
Attendee 2011

It was an amazing experience for me and I enjoyed every minute of it. Thank you for giving me this opportunity.

Nisha Singh
2nd Runner-up Miss West Indian Canadian 2011

I already spoke to you over the phone and told you how amazing your show was and it’s sooo worth way more than you charge for the entrance fee!! Everyone had a great time, all the girls that I worked with were phenomenol and all had amazing personalities. It feels great to leave a goood impact on the younger generation and to be apart of this pageant. Thanks so much for such a wonderful experience!.

Meera Basant
4th Runner-up Miss West Indian Canadian 2011

Hi Julie, I attended your event (MWICP) yesterday and enjoyed it a great deal, at times it felt like I was watching the Miss Universe pageant – Great job putting it all together.

Dave Arjune
Attendee 2011

Hello Julie, I just wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you for inviting us to your spectacular show! My mother and I really enjoyed every moment. Thank you again for giving me the honour of coming on stage to help in the crowing of MWICP’s Runner-Ups. You definitely made my day…my whole week for that matter! 🙂 The whole experience was truly amazing!

Thanks again for this opportunity! If in the near future I can be of any assistance to you in any way at all, please feel free to give me a call anytime 🙂 I hope it’s okay for me to tell you that you are one of the COOLEST CHICKS I’VE MET! 🙂

Demmy Romano
Miss Teen Central Ontario / Miss Teen Canada Globe Fourth Runner Up

Hi Julie, I just wanted to say thank you so much again for inviting Demmy and I to the wonderful show. I can’t express enough how much fun we had yesterday…it was AMAZING!!! Kudos to you for putting together such a production…WOW! The ladies looked absolutely stunning.

I myself would love the chance to work together with you and am so glad that we met. As for Demmy, she thinks you’re awesome. We love the magazine by the way! If you ever need our help with anything please don’t hesitate to give us a call!

Emalyn Franco-Romano
Attendee 2011

Just wanted to congratulate you on a job well done!! I thought was a very well planned and smoothly executed.

I did not know who you were before the introduced you on the stage but I somehow knew the individual whom I saw walking around as if she was dancing on a cloud had to be you!!!. I am pretty sure you are happy with how everything went. For only your second event it was fantastic. My dad (who is 85 years old) remarked to me as we were leaving that, “Man I think de show worth at least 20 dalla per person”. He said he actually enjoyed it more that the IFFA awards show earlier this year.

Good luck in the future. I would love to be involved in future sponsorship.

Cecil Rampersaud
MWICP Sponsor 2011 & 2012

Hey Julie! How are you? I hope all is well. I just wanted to take some time to thank you for the amazing experience I had participating in the Miss West Indian Canadian Pageant 2010. After being given such an opportunity, I realized that this pageant is much more than just winning a title, it’s about gaining self confidence, taking pride in your West Indian heritage and meeting fabulous people along the way (yourself being one of the most influential women I met). Personally however, it enhanced my stage presence and made me a better performer.

To end off this note, I wish you continuous success in your future endeavours and please continue to be a positive role model for the young West Indian girls who want to get involved in their community. The amount of effort you have put in such events is much appreciated and there’s no where left but up. I hope our paths cross again and it would be great to work with you in the future. Take care and keep on shining 🙂

Shivon Timaul
Miss West Indian Canadian Contestant 2010

To Julie 🙂 Thank you so much for this wonderful opportunity! You are a perfect example of a strong, independent, beautiful, intelligent and successful West Indian woman!! I wish you all the best in your personal life and business career. You are truly an inspiration to others… especially me 🙂 Thank you.

Shameela Shaheed
2nd Runner-up Miss West Indian Canadian 2010

Congratulations to you on a very successful expo and contest! Each year it gets bigger and better and that is because you are a very intelligent and talented person. You continue to learn and grow from your experiences. And that is a great blessing.

Everyone I spoke with had only wonderful feedback about you. It was also great to meet your mom, dad and brother. You have a very nice family. Thank you for the opportunity to be a part of this year’s program. It was not an easy task to pick one of so many beautiful and talented young women.

Savi Gossai
MWICP Judge 2010 & 2012

Hi Julie, you and your team did a fantastic job and I am proud to say that I was a part of this event for 2010 and look forward to doing some business with you in the near future. The magazine looks awesome. Also, congrats and please keep me in mind should you need any assistance with anything in the future. Bless.

Vic Jagmohan
Crystal Vibez, Media Sponsor 2010

I wanted to say thank you for the opportunity in being a part of the event and BIG CONGRATULATIONS to you and your team. The show was EXCELLENT. You did a very good thing today 🙂

Trisha Browning
Carib101.com, Media Sponsor Since 2010

I hope all is well and everything wrapped up well with the DD EXPO. I just wanted to touch base with both of you and let you know that Infinite Group enjoyed being a part of the show and I hope that we have impressed you and will be working together in the future. Please keep us posted on any up coming events or the next show.

Lisa Rai
Infinite Group, Exhibitor 2010

It was really nice meeting you last Sunday at the 3rd Annual DD Expo. I enjoyed chatting with you and being an exhibitor. You really have something great for the Indo-Caribbean community and I would definitely love to continue being part of it in the future!

Once again, thank you for the opportunity to be part of the DD Expo and I look forward to working with you in the future!

Sheri Budhram
Showtime Photography, Exhibitor 2009

I had a wonderful time at the show – thank you for being able to fit us in.

Jacqueline Cavalheiro
Canadian Cancer Society, Exhibitor 2009-2010

Again, thank you for having my company as a vendor in your show. It was a fantastic experience and it felt like I was at a great big party. All of the brides, organizers and vendors were very friendly and receptive and I appreciated that.

Johnny Jaczynski
Active One Digital Video Inc., Exhibitor 2009

I just wanted to say a HUGE, HUGE, HUGE thank you to you and the whole DDExpo, for this incredible travel gift. Kenny and I both, really appreciate this trip more than anything… and are really looking forward to it!

The show was a huge success, and extremely informative. We’ll be getting married right here, in Mississauga. I will be using a photographer from the show, and we have an appt set with a super lady for bridesmaid dresses.

Thank you a million times… this really does mean a whole lot to me. You guys are awesome… wow… I’m completely in shock mode!!!!

Seema and Kenny (Kenneth)
Attendee 2009

Thanks for giving us the opportunity to be part of the first annual DD expo. I think it was really good exposure for El Dorado Jewellery and we look forward to being apart of the expo next year.

Kevin & Roxanne
El Dorado Jewellery Inc., Exhibitor 2008

I had an amazing time and as a vendor @ your expo I have to say everything was professionally put together. Not only did I generate a lot of business but other companies @ your expo would like to work one on one with my company distributing floral arrangements in the future.

This was very beneficial and I look forward to this once again next year. Julie, you and the DD Expo team keep up the outstanding work and you made this event look flawless. THANKS

Lisa Jagmohan
Pure Hue Dynasty, Exhibitor Since 2007

Just a quick note to say thank you for working with me last minute to get my booth on the go.

I have to say that I am pretty impressed with the depth of work you put out to make this expo a success, all, still maintaining a calm and friendly disposition. Keep up the good work, and it has been a pleasure meeting and working with you both.

Overall I think you guys did an amazing job with the organizing. I sensed also, the vendors took great pride in their displays, and I am happy I was a part of it.

Travel With Flair, Exhibitor 2007

Thank you for having me in your bridal expo. You did an amazing job. I feel that we got a lot of exposure and the show was very interactive with everyone. I would like to thank you again and I would definitely like to be a part of the next bridal DD Expo. So please sign me up for the next one. I might even get a double booth.

Pamela Brij
Pam’s Beauty Bliss, Exhibitor 2007

For a virgin wedding show vendor you made my experience a great one. Thank you.

I am looking forward for my business to be associated with the Dulahin Dulaha bridal expo. The word around was that this was one of the best organized events that many vendors had attended that didn’t break their bank.

If I can be of service to you in the future, please do not hesitate to contact me. I would love to work with you again and assist in any form of the organization process.

I&J Event Supplies, Exhibitor 2007

Just wanted to let you know that Shobha’s Fashions will always be a part of Dulahin Dulaha bridal expo. I am looking forward to the next!!!!

The organizing and planning that went into this event was exemplary and second to none. I am very excited about all the things we have planned for the next months to come.

If I can be of service to you , please do not hesitate to contact me. I would love to work with you again and assist in any form of the organization process. Thanking you again for a wonderful opportunity!

The models thoroughly enjoyed the events and had a great time!!!

Shobha Maraj
Shobha Fashions, Exhibitor 2007-2008
Shobha Talent and Cultural Centre, Exhibitor 2007-2008

Although I had arrived late, the display in the hall was professional and highly reputable… I’m glad to support your organization and perhaps be more involved next year.

Amit Singh
Attendee 2007

Congratulations on the success of your first bridal show. You did a wonderful job keep it up with the great work. I will get in touch with you very soon.

With Love Rajinder Rai
Mary Kay, Exhibitor 2007-2008