CNCA Upcoming Event-Losar and New Year 2018

 
Registration Link                                          Payment Link
 
"As we are culturally diverse and scores of cultural festivals are observed in Nepal every year, CNCA is proud to bring Losar and English New Year event again this year. As the various ethnic communities like Tamang, Magar, Gurung and other Himalayan communities of Nepal ushers in their New Year, Tamu Losar is celebrated with much exuberance and fanfare. It is the time when family members of all generations get together and exchange love and greetings. Please come to observe and enjoy Lhosar along with our fellow community members. We would like to cordially invite to all our members and friends to come and celebrate Losar together and as well as congregate to welcome the New Year 2018 and bid adieu to the year 2017 in the same time in a magnificent ambiance.
 
Date: Saturday, Dec 30, 2017
Time: 5:30 - 11:00pm
Venue: Siver Spring Community Association
                5720 Silver Ridge Drive NW, Calgary, AB T3B 5E5
 

More details about the program will follow soon. Please mark your calendar and save the date not to miss out this great forthcoming event.

For any questions or inquiries, please contact our event coordinators:
Padma Gurung - 403.681.8656
Prem Gurung - 587.576.5677
Purnima Limbu - 403.681.5818

CNCA 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 (nrsharma12@hotmail.com).

  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 $112,658.00 as of  31st Oct 2017. Please click here to find the people who have pledged donation as of now Or see the enclosed table.

Donation Pledged as of 31st Oct 2017

S. No.Donor NameDonationDonor Level
152CNCA Resources5505
1Dorje Lama10000Supreme
2Dr. Raju Tuladhar & Ratna P Tuladhar6000Supreme
3Dr. Binod KC & Nisha Dhaubhadel5051Supreme
4Prasanna Man Shrestha & Rashmi Dhaubhadel5011Supreme
5Dibya Pradhan & Nira Rajbhandari4001Supreme
6Prabhu Krishna Karki & Srijana Bista2251Platinum
7Hikmat B Bhandari & Sarojani Shrestha2010Platinum
8Prem Chandra Gurung & Pancha Gurung2007Platinum
9Radha Krishna Raut & Binti Raut2005Platinum
10Prakash Neupane & Jayashree Neupane2001Platinum
11Shreeram Neupane & Shrijana Dhungel2001Platinum
12Dinesh Ghimire & Pooja Chhetri2001Platinum
13Kedar Siwakoti & Bina Kandel2001Platinum
14Haribol Sharma & Prashamsha Gautam2000Platinum
15Dr. Nagendra Sharma & Dr. Isha Sharma2000Platinum
16Girish Regmi & Abha Subedi1301Gold
17Arun Shrestha1001Gold
18Green Chilli Restaurant - 17th Ave SW Calgary, Canmore1001Gold
19Narayan Pokhrel & Gita Pokhrel1001Gold
20Rajesh Neupane & Prativa Upreti1001Gold
21Umesh Gyawali & Usha Acharya1001Gold
22Bikash Dhungel & Bandana Giri1001Gold
23Gyanendra Shrestha & Sukanya Shrestha1000Gold
24Prajwal Pradhan & Ratna Pradhan1000Gold
25Yalamber Angdambe & Doriana Rama1000Gold
26Dr. Gyanendra Pokharel & Lila Adhikari561Silver
27Kedar Shrestha & Rosey Shrestha557Silver
28Pradyumna Shrestha & Padma Gurung555Silver
29Sagar Aryal & Asha Adhikari555Silver
30Shankar Thapa & Kamala Thapa555Silver
31Surya B Magar & Mamta R Magar555Silver
32Madhav Shrestha & Reema Shrestha550Silver
33Chandra Adhikari & Dr. Rita Dhungel515Silver
34Ramesh Khatiwada & Shanti Aacharya515Silver
35Harsha N Dhaubhadel & Shashi Prabha Dhaubhadel511Silver
36Krishna P Basukala & Minoda Basukala511Silver
37Rajeev Pyakurel & Jyotsna Pyakurel511Silver
38Tony Anderson & Georgina Anderson510Silver
39Udhav Shrestha & Sristi Shrestha510Silver
40Binod Amatya & Dipika Shrestha506Silver
41Bhupesh Khadka & Laxmi Khadka505Silver
42Jagadish Kayastha & Anita Kayastha505Silver
43Joseph Kingsley & Rita Kingsley505Silver
44Kanchi Sherpa505Silver
45Mohan Vaidya & Anna Vaidya505Silver
46Mingma Tenji Sherpa505Silver
47Kaushal Pudasaini & Sangita Pudasaini505Silver
48Tek B Limbu & Mira Limbu505Silver
49Vishnu Bashyal & Rita Bashyal505Silver
50Mount Everest Nepalese Restaurant - 16 Ave@Centre St.505Silver
51Amit Sharma & Ritish Mudbhari501Silver
52Anuva Pradhan & Vinaya Shrestha501Silver
53Arjun Gaire & Kamala Gaire501Silver
54Dr. Bharat M Shrestha & Kalpana Shrestha501Silver
55Binay Yadav & Suchitra Yadav501Silver
56Brajesh Gautam & Surakshya Dhakal501Silver
57Chinta Mani Dhital & Radhika Dhital501Silver
58Dhan Giri & Abu Giri501Silver
59Dhiraj Karki & Asha Timilsina501Silver
60Dipendra Sitaula & Dipika Aryal501Silver
61Green Chilli Restaurant - #430-151 Walden Gate, Calgary501Silver
62Jagadish Chapagain & Sinura Chapagain501Silver
63Jeeban B Katuwal & Sarita Katuwal501Silver
64Kul B Gurung & Radha Gurung501Silver
65Lalit Limbu & Sumitra Limbu501Silver
66Mahesh Bajracharya & Vidya Bajracharya501Silver
67Ram B Dahal & Manju Dahal501Silver
68Manoj Shah & Reena Shah501Silver
69Monoj Sarmah & Kavita Sarmah501Silver
70Navaraj Shrestha & Lata Lavaju Shrestha501Silver
71Nirmal Neupane & Pratima Chhetri501Silver
72Rajeeb Gautam & Dr. Rekha Parajuli501Silver
73Rajendra Sangraula & Sharada Sangraula501Silver
74Raju Pant & Nisha Pant501Silver
75Ranjan Pant & Biva Pant501Silver
76Rudra Adhikari & Bijaya Adhikari501Silver
77Sanjiv Gautam & Supriya Adhikari501Silver
78Sanokaji Karkee & Poonam Karkee501Silver
79Santosh Nakarmi & Baijayanti Nakarmi501Silver
80Sudeep Pandey & Rashmi Pandey 501Silver
81Aurora Ingwa Limbu500Silver
82Bal Nalbo & Bishnu K Nalbo500Silver
83Bhushan Pradhan & Joselita Pradhan500Silver
84Danfe Sports Club500Silver
85Dawang Sherpa & Pasang Sherpa500Silver
86Dev Gautam & Sarala Gautam500Silver
87Dr. Govind Timilsina & Indra Timilsina500Silver
88Ganesh Gurung & Shashi Gurung500Silver
89Krishna Limbu & Purnima Limbu500Silver
90Lalit Gurung & Dhan Kumari Gurung500Silver
91Madhab Dulal & Narayani Dulal500Silver
92Man B Basnet & Sabita B Basnet500Silver
93Mingma Nurbu & Tsering Sherpa500Silver
94Nabin Bhusal & Laxmi Pokhrel500Silver
95Narayan Dahal & Renea P. Tarrosa500Silver
96Medini Prasai & Nirmala Prasai500Silver
97Mohan Thapa & Tila Pathak500Silver
98Phoam Limbu & Aruna Subba500Silver
99Prabesh Gautam & Kripa Kharel500Silver
100Prakash S Dhakal & Sabina Dhakal500Silver
101Pritesh Pokharel & Grima Bhandari500Silver
102Purna Tumbahangphe & Purnima Tumbahangphe500Silver
103Purushottam Shrestha & Shyam Kurmari Shrestha500Silver
104Rabin Thanju & Anju Thaju500Silver
105Ved P Sharma & Anupama Sharma500Silver
106Willam Porochnuk (Bill Kaka)500Silver
107Taste of Himalayas - 240 Midpark Way SE Calgary 500Silver
108Navin Dahal300
109Desh Subba & Paru Subba250
110Prajwal Basnet & Prasamsa Thapa250
111Kishor Dahal & Durga Dahal250
112Ukta Khan Thakari & Uma Khan Thakari205
113Paras Thapa & Laxmi Thapa201
114Sunil Palak & Shakuntala Palak201
115Anup Dhital & Ashmita Lamichhane200
116Bhagabat Bhandari & Basundhara Bhandari200
117Ganesh Bhandari200
118Pukar Ghimire200
119Chokpa Sherpa115
120Lhakpa Ongchhu Sherpa115
121Dhiren Thapa & Rowena Thapa101
122Hemanta Shrestha & Binita Shrestha101
123Krishna Sundar Karki and Sangita B Karki101
124Adnan Khalid100
125Bedanta Chhetri100
126Birendra Limbu100
127Dipesh Pal Shrestha & Barsha Shrestha100
128Gaurab Paudel & Ruchi Koirala100
129Hemanta Aryal100
130Jhalendra Shrestha & Usha Shrestha100
131Prakash Rai100
132Pramod K Kaushik100
133Renu Acharya100
134Sharad Raj Shrestha100
135Surendra Shrestha & Eliza Shrestha100
136Ramesh Devkota65
137Kristie Gurung61
138Roshan Khadka55
139Dwarika Karki51
140Kabita Thapa51
141Manisha Singh Dangol51
142Muhammad Asif51
143Priscilla Kafle51
144Shanti Batas51
145Sunil Kumar Lama & Rachana Giri51
146Sunita Shakya51
147Anoj Sthapit50
148Kiran Shrestha50
149Abdulrehman Khalid32
150Wasim Ahmad20
151Naeem Ahmad18

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

Task Force Team – CNCA Business Plan

UPCOMING CNCA EVENT: LOSAR AND NEW YEAR - 2017

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.

REGISTRATION FOR LOSAR & HAPPY NEW YEAR – 2017

PAYMENT FOR LOSAR & HAPPY NEW YEAR – 2017 REGISTRATION

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, pms123shrestha@hotmail.com)

Mr. Nabin Bhusal (403-796-7760, nabin.bhusal@gmail.com)

SW Calgary:

Mr. Dibya Pradhan (403 -479-9275; dibya_pradhan@hotmail.com)

Ms. Sabita Basnet (403-244-8026; sabitabbasnet@gmail.com)

Ms. Purnima Limbu (403-207-3306; pur.limbu@gmail.com)

SE Calgary:

Mr. Dinesh Ghimire (587-583-5191; dineshbabu1@hotmail.com)

Mr. Haribol Sharma (403-479-2102; haribols@gmail.com)

NE Calgary:

Mr. Bikash Dhungel (403-803-0699; bikash_dhungel@hotmail.com)

Mr. Suraj Gurung (587-893-7831; suraj91@hotmail.com)

University Area:

Ms. Kalpana Ghimire (403-402-3467; kalpanaghimire@hotmail.com)

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:

https://donate.redcross.ca/ea

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

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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.

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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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