Barbara Hart, Past Councilor (Alderneyman, old Dartmouth Municipality)
"Who is Vishal Bhardwaj? - While his name may be unfamiliar to many, Vishal came to Canada many years ago and immediately made Canada his home, adopting the language and culture quickly. He is a wonderful husband and father of two, a loyal friend, a good neighbour, and an organized, aggressive and caring community advocate. He has been involved in a multitude of projects that have made Dartmouth a better place for us all to live. No challenge is to great. It merely means he will work even harder to accomplish the task".
Mike Savage, Mayor, Halifax Regional Municipality
Dan Seto, Director Nova Multifest Society
"I met Vishal during the 2019 Multicultural Festival, where I worked alongside him at the volunteer booth. His energy and enthusiasm for helping others provided the inspiration that compelled me to join him as a member of the Nova MultiFest Society. Under Vishal’s presidency, the financial, administrative departments of the Nova MultiFest Society has benefitted greatly from his managerial abilities, while his vision, tireless volunteerism and optimism have served to successfully and coordinate and realize the latest editions of the Multicultural Festivals in Dartmouth.
Vishal’s integrity, optimism and diplomatic leadership qualities would be a great advocate for the citizens of Dartmouth and the HRM. Vishal’s appreciation for the high standards of Canadian life and the welcoming culture of Nova Scotians further complements his skill set and ambitions aimed at building and bettering diversity for all residents and inclusion of new arrivals to this locality."
President of UFCW Local 864 Quality Control Andritz,President of the Glooscap Curling Club Kentville, NS
Vishal is very personable and has a way with communicating with people. He was very well respected and was often sought out when someone had a concern. Always willing to lend a ear whether the issue was work related or personal. Vishal had strong relationships with his co-workers and employees. He always acknowledged our strengths and contributions to the programs that he led.
Vishal was and is always involved in volunteer organizations. His keenness and hard work never seem to end. I was fortunate to attend the Multicultural Festival in Dartmouth in 2019. What a huge success! His dedication and enthusiasm also flowed into different organizations as well as work. I am not sure where he finds the time or even sleeps but he always pulls it off. Let us not forget his family, the sparkle in his eye. A definite proud family man, making the world a better place for his and yours. I think that is this his drive. I am sure Cole Harbour -Dartmouth will be well served having Vishal as their councillor. Hold on it, it will be a fantastic journey beyond your expectations".
Bea MacGregor, Executive Director, Alderney Landing
Barbara Manning, Business Leader and Entrepreneur
"Vishal is a passionate community leader and volunteer. Vishal lead the way in fundraising for the new Dartmouth Academy community playground. He is the President of Nova Multifest and was instrumental in bringing the festival back to the Dartmouth waterfront.
Vishal believes in giving back to his community and because of his outstanding work he received both the HRM and the Provincial Volunteer Award of the Year Certificates.
I have had the pleasure of working with Vishal and was always amazed at his energy, commitment, and unwavering dedication to making his community a better place for all who live there. A vote for Vishal is one which will guarantee his tireless commitment to the people of Cole Harbour – Dartmouth."
Susan Gorveatte, Business Leader, Past Chair American Society for Quality
"I have known Vishal for more almost fifteen years when we met through volunteering for the American Society for Quality. Vishal has always displayed a high degree of energy, enthusiasm, integrity, and responsibility. He was a team player with our small volunteer group and demonstrated leadership skills while on our executive board.
Since our acquaintance, Vishal has been a dedicated friend. His good judgment and mature outlook ensure a logical and practical approach to everything he does. His abilities to motivate and listen are qualities that would make Vishal an asset to any team or organization, and I am happy to give him my complete endorsement".