Diljeet Brar

  • Critic for Sport, Culture and Heritage; Critic for Agriculture

Diljeet Brar is a committed community member who is passionate about education, especially when it comes to creating more opportunities for young people. He loves connecting with others and bridging the gap between diverse communities.

Diljeet grew up in India, where he did his master's in education and taught at the Agricultural University in Punjab, India. He also worked as a journalist and TV presenter before he came to Canada, where he began working for the Manitoba department of agriculture in Arborg and Beausejour.

Diljeet now works as the executive director of Bulla Arts International, a cultural and personality development school for kids. Diljeet and his family have been living in Amber Trails since 2014. He has gotten involved in the community through fundraisers, cultural shows, youth leadership development, literary events, and educational tours. His kids also keep he and his wife busy with their love of public speaking, acting, dance and basketball.

Diljeet loves to volunteer with local community programs and cultural shows, especially if it helps young people develop their leadership skills. One of the ways he has done this is by taking over a recent fundraising project on behalf of the University of Manitoba. He and other community members worked together to establish the Baba Nanak Scholarship for the university's Master's of Human Rights program. The project's original goal was to raise $25,000 over five years. However, Diljeet and his fellow volunteers reached this goal within a few weeks. Diljeet has also raised money for the Seven Oaks Performing Arts Centre and worked with children and youth as a 4H Club liaison in the Interlake region.

Email: dbrar@yourmanitoba.ca