Annual General Meeting of the Marathi Society of BC will be held:
Venue: BACI Hall, 2702 Norland Avenue, Burnaby, BC V5B 3A6
Date: June 9th, 2018
Time: 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm
The Notice and related documents can be downloaded by clicking on this link AGM Notice.
Continuing our "Go Green" initiative, will not be printing these documents. If you prefer a printed copy, please feel free to print a copy for yourself. We will, however, project the same as we discuss each document/item.
Light refreshments will be served at the AGM and would appreciate if you could RSVP by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please remember, you have to be a paid member to attend, speak and vote at the AGM.
"Maharashtra Din" was celebrated on May 5th at BACI Hall in Burnaby. The event included performances by kid and members of all age groups, Games, Karaoke. The performances was followed by dinner with special item of the evening being Misal Pav. Event was attended and enjoyed by about 120 members.
Marathi Society of BC celebrated "Gudi Padwa" together with Gudi Pooja, music, games and Marathi menu potluck on March 31st at BACI Hall and was enjoyed by one and all.
We had fun fare on Saturday Feb 24 at BACI Hall that was enjoyed by more than 165 people which consisted on both MSBC Members and non members. This was the first free event of the year.
Makar Sankranti was celebrated on Jan 20th 2018 at BACI Hall in Burnaby with musical performances by Akhil Jobanputra, Neeraja Aptikar, harmonium solo by Mohan Bhide accompanied by Yogish Kudva on the table. About 90 people attended this sold out event and enjoyed the musical evening followed by light dinner.
2017 Diwali function was held on Saturday, October 28th, 2017 at Bonsor Banquet Hall, 6550 Bonsor Avenue, Burnaby, BC. The program schedule was jam packed and audience were treated to an evening filled with wonderful performances. This was followed by sumptuous dinner.
Photos comming soon
2017 Bhondla anjd Garba event was held at Fleetwood Community Centre in Surrey on September 23rd. Over 115 members attended the event,
The gathering started with Saraswati Poojan followed by Bhondla. Attendees, one and all danced to the traditional songs sung by Vaishali, Nileema and Pragati. This was followed by Garba and Dandia. The gathering wanted the dancing to go on but alas, we had the facility reserved for a limited time.
The event wrapped with dinner.
The Consulate General of India, Vancouver hosted a mega-cultural event "Namaste Canada 2017" on Sunday 3rd September and Monday 4th September at Bell Performing Arts Center in Surrey.
Marathi Society of BC 's Marathi Shala students and parents performed Bajirao Peshwa based theme at this event which was very well liked by all attendees.
We celebrated Ganapati puja on August 25th 2017, at Laxmi Narayan Mandir, Surrey.
Children participated in decorating Ganapati pictures and the pictures were placed near Ganapati moorthi while performing the pooja.
More than 200 devotees participated in the puja and partook prasad after the puja. It was a very joyous and festive evening and am sure every one of the devotees enjoyed it very much.
Thanks for all the donor and every one that could join us in the celebrations.
The concert was held on August 13, 2017 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at BACI Hall in Burnaby. The event was attended and enjoyed by over 50 people not only from Marathi community but also from general music lover community from Vancouver area. Pandit Dravid amazed the attendees with a wonderful performance and kept them spell bound for the entire time.
Light lunch was served thereafter and that was enjoyed by all.
Marathi Society of BC had recently organised a fund raising campaign and had set itself a target of 2,500 dollars. With support of the our member community, we raised 1,500 dollars. The MSBC Board decided to add another 500 dollars from the rest of the member community and a round sum of 2,000 dollars is being donated. In accordance with the request on the BC Government Website, your Board has selected the Canadian Red Cross as the beneficiary.
A big thank you to the members who opened their hearts and wallets for this worthy cause and to the other who could not do so in time, we will do more in support of other worthy causes throughout the year.
2017 Picnic was held on July 23rd, at Burnaby Fraser Foreshore park, Burnaby from 11 am to 5 pm. Members brought a lot of food to share with MSBC providing soft drinks, corns, bhel, bhaji, mattha, jilebi and tea.
Kids enjoyed games and activities arranged by Pragati and Harshada and adults and young adults could just not get away from the volley ball court. It was a fun event attended by over 125 individuals.
We are very thankful to Kunico and Narubhau Joshi for bringing the corns and preparing tea and also thanks to Mohan Bhide and Yatish Dhabholkar for assisting with securing our reserved picnic spot.