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Harnarayan Singh

hockey_night_in_canada_punjabi_bio_harnarayan_singhKnown for his friendly and charming persona, Harnarayan Singh is a well-respected broadcaster, musician, and community leader, whose passions have taken him to levels where he has become a recognizable face across the country. His broadcasting career began at a very young age, imitating sports announcers and public speakers as well as being the master of ceremonies for his own sports and music awards shows. His dreams soon turned into reality joining the Q13 radio station in Brooks, Alberta, Canada, his childhood hometown. Harnarayan completed his Broadcast Journalism education from Mount Royal University’s Centre for Communication Studies in Calgary, while also serving as a reporter for CBC Radio (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation). In 2004, Harnarayan was chosen as one of eight broadcasting students from thousands across Canada to work for TSN (The Sports Network) based in Toronto where he worked on the popular sports highlights show, ‘Sportscentre’. In the summer of 2007, while working for the CBC, Harnarayan exposed a news story about Citizenship & Immigration Canada regarding a ban on certain east-Indian last names, which received worldwide attention and changed federal government policy.

Harnarayan anchored OMNI TV’s coverage of the 2012 London Olympic Games while also providing Play-by-Play for Track and Field and Wrestling events. He covered the 2014 Sochi Winter Games for Red-FM, Canada’s largest South-Asian radio network.

Most people know Harnarayan as the Host and Play-by-Play commentator for Rogers Hockey Night in Canada in Punjabi, a show that he has been a part of for over 400 NHL games during 8 seasons, without missing a single match. He was also the anchor for CBC Calgary’s TV Sports coverage for the past two NHL seasons along with hosting weekly behind the scenes features for the Calgary Flames website. Harnarayan spends time giving back to the community by speaking through motivational lectures to students across Canada, as well as performing east-Indian instruments, the Tabla and Harmonium.

@IceSinghHNIC

Randip Janda

hockey_night_in_canada_punjabi_bio_randipRandip joined the OMNI BC News team as a Newsroom Researcher in January 2010.

Born and raised in Vancouver, Randip has worked in many roles with the team OMNI team as a researcher, assignment coordinator, assignment coordinator and sports commentator.

Since joining the team in 2010, Randip has largely worked in an editorial and producing role and taken part in a number of exciting projects, such as OMNI’s coverage of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games and OMNI’s coverage of several provincial and federal elections. Randip has also worked & helped on executing several feature stories for OMNI Television, including a feature on the 100th Anniversary of the Komagata Maru incident.

Whilst being a member of the news team, Randip is also member OMNI Television’s Hockey Night in Canada Punjabi team, which broadcasts NHL Hockey every Saturday night across Canada in the Punjabi language. Randip’s love of sports does not stop there, as he also commonly blogs on international soccer.

@randipj

Bhupinder Hundal

hockey_night_in_canada_punjabi_bio_harnarayan_singhBhupinder joined the OMNI team in 2004 and steadily worked to establish himself as a respected and versatile journalist, broadcaster, and manager.

In his time at OMNI, he has worked as an assignment editor, producer, reporter, and sports commentator. In January 2011, he was appointed News Manager of OMNI BC. Since taking the helm as News Manager, OMNI BC has captured the Jack Webster Award for Best Reporting in Chinese in 2011 and 2012.
His role expanded to include OMNI News: Punjabi National Edition, the only national newscast covering the Punjabi Community in Canada. In 2014, Hockey Night in Canada: Punjabi Edition was added to his plate.

Bhupinder is a well-respected journalist who takes pride in serving the Cantonese, Mandarin, and Punjabi communities by providing quality and informative news coverage for all of OMNI’s viewers. He is also responsible for leading OMNI’s special news coverage and has managed OMNI’s Federal and Provincial election coverage since 2006. While he primarily works behind the scenes, he occasionally appears on OMNI News providing coverage and insight on issues ranging from politics, crime, and sports.

Bhupinder is also an on-air analyst and play-by-play commentator for Hockey Night in Canada: Punjabi Edition. Bhupinder has been covering hockey for years for OMNI News and served as the play-by-play voice of OMNI’s coverage of the Canadian Men’s and Women’s Olympic Hockey teams during the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games.

Bhupinder is a member of the Radio Television Digital News Association and the BCIT Broadcast Advisory Council. He is also a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee Medal and a winner of the Rogers Business Impact award.

@BhupinderHundal

Harpreet Pandher

hockey_night_in_canada_punjabi_bio_harnarayan_singh
Harpreet Pandher joined the Hockey Night in Canada in Punjabi team in the 2014 season as an analyst. Like many Canadians born and raised in Canada, Harpreet grew up watching Hockey Night in Canada and becoming a passionate hockey fan. Harpreet has been active in the Greater Vancouver ball hockey scene, playing in Premier Division in BC and playing at the National Level in Canada.

His deep passion for hockey is only matched with his deep affection for the Punjabi language and culture. Harpreet grew up watching Kabaddi and also played two seasons for New Westminster Kabaddi Club. He has also appeared in small roles in Punjabi films.

Harpreet says his dream was to become an NHL broadcaster. To have that opportunity and do it in Punjabi makes it incredibly special.

In addition to his role on Hockey Night in Canada in Punjabi, he keeps busy with a range of work from selling properties as a Realtor (UBC Sauder School of Business 2007), helping out on the family blueberry farm in the summer, and assisting clients with addictions, as he attained a diploma in Professional Counselling (V.C.C.T. 2012)

@HarpPandher