CNCA will be observing the 2561st Buddha Jayanti on Saturday, May 6 at Richmond Knob Community Hall.  Please mark your date which is also highlighted on CNCA’s new calendar. You and your families are invited to attend the ceremony and to mark this auspicious day in order to spread the message of peace, harmony and non-violence.

Event Details:

Date: Saturday, May 6, 2017
Time: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Venue: Richmond Knob Community Hall, 2433 26 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2T 5Y5

Please click HERE for registration


CNCA’s New Executive Board 2017/2018

Thank you all for choosing the new Executive board for the year 2017/2018. CNCA, on the behalf of all our members, would like to congratulate the new Executive board. Welcome on-board.

CNCA Executive Board 2018

Thank you to our outgoing Executive Board Members.  CNCA is sad to see you go, but we hope your help, dedication and guidance will continue and will further help CNCA’s future endeavors.


Call for Nominations for the Election of CNCA Executive Committee – 2017/18

Dear CNCA members,   as already informed by the CNCA Executive Committee, the election of the new Executive Committee for 2017-18 will be held at the Annual General Body Meeting (AGM) on Saturday, 8 April 2017, at Greek (Hellenic) Community Association Hall.  1 Tamarac Crescent SW, Calgary, AB T3C 3B7.

As the proposed Amendments to the CNCA Bylaws have to be approved by the concerned agency of the Canadian government to be effective, the proposed Amendments would not be applicable in this election. For that reason, this election will be held under the existing Bylaws.

Therefore, interested members are requested to send in their nominations for the following Executive Committee positions as given below:

  1. President
  2. Vice-President
  3. Gen. Secretary
  4. Treasurer
  5. Social Program Coordinator.

Each nomination should be made by a member and supported (seconded) by another individual member.

The nomination and support (seconding) of candidates should be sent to the Election officer Nagendra Sharma, personally, or by phone ( 403-454-7349) or by email (

  1. The nomination and election for the Six Director positions and any other position that remains unfulfilled will be held at the AGM itself.
  2. Each nominated candidate should be present at the AGM and personally accept the nomination.

The following is the timeline for the election process:

  1. Nomination and endorsement (seconding) of candidates: – On or beforeFriday, 17 March 2017.
  2. Publication of Candidates list:-Saturday, 18 March 2017.
  3. Withdrawing nominations and support:- On or beforeFriday, 24 March 2017.
  4. Publication of Final Candidates list: -Saturday, 25 March 2017.
  5. Nomination for the six Director positions and the remaining unfulfilled positions on the Executive Committee and the Election for any contested position will be held at the AGM on Saturday, 8 April 2017.

We have attached the link for an excerpt of CNCA By-laws related to the election process, please CLICK HERE for your kind information.

Thank you.


Yours sincerely,

Nagendra Sharma

Election Officer


Please click HERE to view the CNCA Members on records


Pursuit of CNCA Community Centre – A step towards our dream!

Our ultimate dream is to establish a community centre in Calgary that will house a “Nepali Mandir” – a place for worshiping, praying & cultural practicing, a venue for Nepali School and CNCA programs consisting of hall/meeting rooms/office and parking; all in adequate levels to run its activities. Although, this goal is a bit out of our reach at the current situation, CNCA is very pleased to announce, after an extremely encouraging Interaction Session held on 1st October 2016,  that it is moving ahead to take the important first step that will lead us towards making the ultimate dream into a reality in sometime in the future.

This first step involves the pursuit to establish a CNCA Community Centre that provides a physical venue for the association and will help towards enhancement of its operation in several ways. More importantly, this pursuit will actually solidify our identity in Calgary and help promote our association,  our rich and unique culture and heritage among the fellow Canadians, which is indeed a matter of pride for all Nepalese in Calgary!

Despite the difficult situation due to the economic downturn in the City, CNCA members and well-wishers’ have shown incredible amount of enthusiasm and support in this pursuit. This has highly encouraged the Task Force Team and has decided, building onto the current momentum, to drive this effort on a high gear with the target of reaching the destination by the end of this year or early next year. However, the road to the destination is steep – even after the anticipated Government Grant and AGLC fund, there is an estimated shortfall of $250,000 which needs to be covered by donations and / or loan from well-wishers’ of CNCA and Nepal. We recognize meeting this shortfall as a challenge, but not entirely impossible task, particularly for a community like ours in which “giving” for a noble cause such as this is not only considered as moral duties but also provides satisfaction to the individual/family from social and religious perspectives.

Therefore, let us join our hands together on this noble cause of establishing our identity in this wonderful city. Do not miss out on this wonderful opportunity to be a part of CNCA’s history and be among the proud group of legends, especially for the future generations of Nepalese in Calgary. CNCA will make permanent recognition of your support and generosity on a “WALL OF THANKS” mounted in the CNCA Community Centre. For more details on this pursuit, please click here.

Please make your pledge online by completing this form or by contacting Dibya Pradhan at 403.749.9275 – Thank you!

With your generosity, the pledged donation amount have reach to $65,476.00 as of 8th March 2017. Please click here to find the people who have pledged donation as of now Or see the enclosed table.

Donation Pledged as of 8th March 2017

S. No.NamePledged Amount
1Raju Tuladhar & Ratna Tuladhar5000
2Dibya Pradhan & Nira Rajbhandari2026
3Hikmat B Bhandari & Sarojani Shrestha2010
4Prakash Neupane & Jayashree Neupane2001
5Binod KC & Nisha Dhaubhadel2000
6Haribol Sharma & Prashamsha Gautam2000
7Nagendra Sharma & Isha Sharma2000
8Prasanna Man Shrestha & Rashmi Dhaubhadel2000
9Prem Gurung & Pancha Gurung2000
10Prabhu Krishna Karki & Srijana Bista1250
11Radha Krisha Raut & Binti Raut1250
12Shreeram Neupane & Shrijana Dhungel1112
13Sagar Aryal & Asha Adhikari1111
14Arun Shrestha1001
15Bikash Dhungel & Bandana Giri1001
16Girish Regmi & Abha Subedi1001
17Green Chilli Restaurant (17th Ave SW Calgary, Canmore)1001
18Lalit Limbu & Sumitra Limbu1001
19Narayan Pokhrel & Gita Pokhrel1001
20Rajesh Neupane & Prativa Upreti1001
21Umesh Gyawali & Usha Acharya1001
22Dinesh Ghimire & Pooja Chhetri1000
23Gyanendra Shrestha & Sukanya Shrestha1000
24Kedar Siwakoti & Bina Kandel1000
25Prajwal Pradhan & Ratna Pradhan1000
26Yalamber Limbu & Doriana Rama1000
27Pradyumna Shrestha & Padma Gurung555
28Surya B Magar & Mamta R Magar555
29Madhav Shrestha & Reema Shrestha550
30Krishna P Basukala & Minoda Basukala511
31Tony Anderson & Georgina Anderson510
32Udhav Shrestha & Sristi Shrestha510
33Mohan Thapa & Tila Pathak507
34Bhupesh Khadka & Laxmi Khadka505
35Joseph Kingsley & Rita Kingsley505
36Mohan Vaidya &åÊAnna Vaidya505
37Ramesh Khatiwada & Shanti Aacharya505
38Amit Sharma & Ritish Mudbhari501
39Arjun Gaire & Kamala Gaire501
40Bharat M Shrestha & Kalpana Shrestha501
41Brajesh Gautam & Surakshya Dhakal501
42Dhiraj Karki & Asha Timilsina501
43Dipendra Sitaula & Dipika Aryal501
44Green Chilli Restaurant (Walden Drive, Calgary)501
45Jeeban B Katuwal & Sarita Katuwal501
46Mahesh Bajracharya & Vidya Bajracharya501
47Monoj Sarmah & Kavita Sarmah501
48Navaraj Shrestha & Lata Lavaju Shrestha501
49Rajeeb Gautam & Dr. Rekha Parajuli501
50Rajendra Sangraula & Sharada Sangraula501
51Raju Pant & Nisha Pant501
52Ranjan Pant & Biva Pant501
53Rudra Adhikari & Bijaya Adhikari501
54Sanjiv Gautam & Supriya Adhikari501
55Santosh Nakarmi & Baijayanti Nakarmi501
56Aurora Ingwa Limbu500
57Bal Nalbo &åÊBishnu K Nalbo500
58Bhushan Pradhan & Joselita Pradhan500
59Danfe Sports Club500
60Dev Gautam & Sarala Gautam500
61Lalit Gurung & Dhan Kumari Gurung500
62Man B Basnet & Sabita B Basnet500
63Nabin Bhusal & Laxmi Pokhrel500
64Nirmala Prasai500
65Prakash S Dhakal & Sabina Dhakal500
66Pritesh Pokharel & Grima Bhandari500
67Purna Tumbahangphe & Purnima Tumbahangphe500
68Purushottam Shrestha & Shyam Kurmari Shrestha500
69Tek Limbu & Mira Limbu500
70Ved P Sharma & Anupama Sharma500
71Navin Dahal300
72Desh Subba & Paru Subba250
73Ganesh Bhandari200
74Dipesh Shrestha & Barsha Shrestha101
75Dhiren Thapa & Rowena Thapa101
76Adnan Khalid100
77Bedanta Chhetri100
78Birendra Limbu100
79Jhalendra Shrestha & Usha Shrestha100
80Prakash Rai100
81Renu Acharya100
82Sharad Raj Shrestha100
83Surendra Shrestha &åÊEliza Shrestha100
84Kristie Gurung61
85Kabita Thapa51
86Shanti Batas51
87Sunita Shakya51
88CNCA Resources2005

Thank you for your support and walking together with us in this incredible journey!

Task Force Team – CNCA Business Plan



CNCA invites all to come and enjoy our next event being planned as below. Like all our events, this end-of-year (or beginning-of-year) event will be loaded with all elements of entertainments (food, drinks, music & dance) in a great cozy and elegant environment for you to bid “good bye” to the year 2016 and welcome the New Year 2017.

Losar – Year of Bird and English New Year – 2017

Venue: Calgary Hellenic Community Hall,1 Tamarac Cr. SW, Calgary, AB T3C 3B7

Date: Friday, December 30, 2016

Time: 5.30 PM to 10:30 PM

Registration and Payment: Please confirm your attendance to this event by signing up online at the links below by Sunday, December 25, 2016.



Do not miss out on this opportunity to meet and wish our friends a “Happy New Year”, while having a great time for yourselves and your families. See you all at the PARTY!

Click HERE for more details


 Call for Application for Financial Support to a School in Nepal – 2016

The Calgary Nepalese Community Association (CNCA) has been providing a financial support of maximum of

$1,000.00 CAD to a Public/ Government school in Nepal since 2011. CNCA is proud to continue this effort for this year 2016 as well. Like in previous years, this is a one-time grant to help and improve the quality of education in the school. The financial support shall be used for text books, reference books and teaching materials.

Click HERE for more details


CNCA’s Dashain Festival Celebration 2073 (Saturday 8-Oct-2016)‏

Calgary Nepalese Community Association (CNCA) cordially invites you and your family to join in celebration of the greatest event of the year – Dashain Festival 2073 organized as below:

Event Highlights:
Cultural performance (Dance/Songs) by talented local artists
Live music by local Nepalese band
Door Prizes
Full course meals catered by Green Chili Restaurant (17th Ave SW, Calgary)

Date: Saturday October 8, 2016
Time: 5:30 pm -10:30 pm
Venue: Greek Community Hall (Calgary Hellenic), 1 Tamarac Cr. SW, Calgary, AB T3C 3B7

Ticket Price (For pre-purchase):
Adults / Seniors / Kids > 12 : $ 20.00 (Members) / $25.00 (Non-Members)
Children (6-12 years) = $12
Children (< 6 years) = Free

Ticket at the door will be charged $ 25.00 for Adults/Seniors and $15 for Kids (6 -12 yrs).
Max Capacity: 300 (Once this number is reached, we will close ticket selling)

Coordinators: Dibya Pradhan/Bikash Dhungel/Dinesh Ghimire

In order to help estimate food and other logistics precisely, please confirm your participation by purchasing your tickets in advance of the RSVP deadline Tuesday October 4, 2016. The tickets can be purchased and collected by contacting one of the representatives listed below or online by completing a quick two-steps process as below and collecting the tickets at the door.

Online Registration & Payment:
Registration: Please click on the link below to register for the event. This will register for the event and provide the total price of the tickets for your family. You can either pay online by following the payment  link below. If not, one of the event coordinators will contact you to hand over your ticket and collect money (Cash/Cheque).

Click HERE for online Registration

Payment: Please click on the link below to make your secured payment by using any of the credit cards – you’d need to enter the total amount manually. Your ticket will be ready for pickup at the registration desk. We Thank you in advance for using online payment.

Click HERE for online Payment.

List of CNCA Representative for Tickets:

NW Calgary:

Mr. Prasanna Man Shrestha (403-200-8689,

Mr. Nabin Bhusal (403-796-7760,

SW Calgary:

Mr. Dibya Pradhan (403 -479-9275;

Ms. Sabita Basnet (403-244-8026;

Ms. Purnima Limbu (403-207-3306;

SE Calgary:

Mr. Dinesh Ghimire (587-583-5191;

Mr. Haribol Sharma (403-479-2102;

NE Calgary:

Mr. Bikash Dhungel (403-803-0699;

Mr. Suraj Gurung (587-893-7831;

University Area:

Ms. Kalpana Ghimire (403-402-3467;

We are excited to see you all and celebrate this year’s Dashain together. We have CIBC as main sponsor this year.

Wish you and your family a very Happy and Prosperous Vijaya Dashami 2073!

CNCA Nepali School Re-commences for Fall Session

After the Summer recess, The CNCA Nepali School recommences for Fall Session of the year 2016 as below:

Date of Re-Opening:  Sunday September 11, 2016.

School Time: 2:15 pm to 4:30 pm

School Venue: Western Canada High School

Address: 641 17 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2S 0B5

Parking: Parking is free of cost, and plenty of stalls are available. The parking lot is located on south of the building accessed via 19th Ave. More information regarding Nepali School can be found here.

Information for new or perspective parents:

CNCA Nepali School is a program that is being executed very successfully adhering truly (in the literal sense) with the spirit of its motto “हाम्रो लागि हामीले चलाएको स्कुल”. The school is run completely by volunteers most of them are parents / guardians of students. In a typical school day, some volunteers enjoy their time by teaching in classrooms or coordinating school activities, while others have fun in kitchen / dining hall preparing snacks for kids, or by chatting / networking / mingling among each other over a cup of tea & refreshments. In addition, school’s gym hall is also available where everyone can participate in sport activities or wellness program such as Yoga, fitness exercises etc.

Therefore, participating in CNCA Nepali School program is not only providing opportunity for your kids to learn – speak, read & write in Nepali language and Nepalese heritage & culture; but also having a quality time for yourselves on Sunday afternoon.

The school welcomes participation from new members who’s willing to volunteer with or without enrolling their kids. Enrollment for all grades is open year-round. More information is available in CNCA Website.

Supporting Sufferer – Fort McMurray Wildfire

CNCA family expresses a deep sympathy to all impacted by this tragic incident, and assures that our thoughts and payers are with the residents of Fort McMurray. CNCA has committed extending its helping hands to the full extent and support the victims in the best way possible.

CNCA appeals its members and friends to open up their hearts to help our fellow citizens at their difficult time, and support the City that is the engine of economy for our entire province. Albertans helped us big time when we were in need and this is our turn to do the same. Please make your personal donations to Canadian Red Cross by clicking on the link below:

Donating through The Red Cross is the effective way as your donation will be matched by the provincial / federal governments. Tax receipt will be received for donation over $20. You can also text REDCROSS to 30333 to make a $5 donation.

Remembering the Earthquake in Nepal – April 25, 2015


CNCA’s New Executive Board

Thank you all for choosing the new Executive board for the year 2016/2017. CNCA, on the behalf of all our members, would like to congratulate the new Executive board. Welcome on-board.


Thank you to our outgoing Executive Board Members.  CNCA is sad to see you go, but we hope your help, dedication and guidance will continue and will further help CNCA’s future endeavors.


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