Garba 2018

Here is the notice of our next event to get the festive season started . To start with, its Navratri and let's celebrate it with Garba. Here are the details:


When : October 21st, 2018

Where : Second Street Community School Gym, 7502 2nd St, Burnaby, BC V3N 3R5 

Time: 

  • 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm - Setup
  • 4:30 pm - Doors open
  • 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm - Garba
  • 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm -  Light refreshments (served by MSBC) + Food items sold at food stalls 
  • 9:00 pm to 9:30 pm - Clean up

Tickets

  • Member - kids of age 10 or less - $ 5
  • Members - everybody else - $ 10
  • Non Member - kids of age 10 or less - $ 10
  • Non Members - everybody else - $ 20

Ticket sale dates: Tickets are available for purchase upto October 14th or until the capacity of 150 is reached, whichever is earlier.


Hope to see you all in traditional attire and all, to get the festivities started. 


Please Note:

a) Buy the tickets in advance either thru Paypal using the link below or from any board members by paying cash or cheque.

b) There will be no ticket sale at the door, no exceptions.

c) According to Bylaws 1(b) of our Constitution, Family Membership is defined as "Consisting of member, member's spouse and any dependent children upto 25 years of age and living in the same residence"

d) If you need to buy multiple tickets and need help, please check this Help Document

Interested in booking a Food Stall

Cost of booking a food stall is $ 20 and the intention is to raise some money to offset costs of the program, afford opportunity for members to sell food and market their business in case some of us would like to start one. Please click here to pay for and reserve a stall - Book a Stall

Diwali 2018

Details of the MSBC Diwali 2018 event are:
When : November 10th, 2018

Where : Bonsor Banquet Hall,  6550 Bonsor Ave, Burnaby, BC V5H 3G4   

Time: 03:00 to 9:00 details to be firmed up shortly

Tickets

  • Member Early Bird (available upto October 25th
    • Children 5 and under           - Free
    • Children 6 to 12 years          - $ 10
    • Everybody else                    - $ 15
    • Visiting Parents of Members - $ 20
  • Member Regular Pricing (available upto November 4th
    • Children 5 and under           - Free
    • Children 6 to 12 years          - $ 12
    • Everybody else                    - $ 20
    • Visiting Parents of Members - $ 25
  • Non-Member Regular Pricing (available upto November 4th
    • Children 5 and under           - $ 5
    • Children 6 to 12 years          - $ 24
    • Everybody else                    - $ 40

Dress Code: Traditional and Festive


Ticket sale dates: Tickets are available for purchase up to November 4th or until the capacity of 300 is reached, whichever is earlier.


Please Note:

a) Buy the tickets in advance either thru Paypal using the link below or from any board members by paying cash or cheque.

b) There will be no ticket sale at the door, no exceptions.

c) According to Bylaws 1(b) of our Constitution, Family Membership is defined as "Consisting of member, member's spouse and any dependent children upto 25 years of age and living in the same residence"

d) If you need to buy multiple tickets and need help, please check this Help Document

Purchase diwali tickets here

Click here for ongoing activities

Past Events

Prabho Shivaji Raja

MSBC had the great pleasure of showing the animated movie Prabho Shivaji Raja on September 8th at BACI Hall in Burnaby for our community . While the showing was catered to our community's young minds, getting them familiar with the life of our beloved Shivaji Maharaj, we thank each and everyone (kids and adults alike) for joining us. 


We look forward to the opportunity to host events like these in the future.

Ganesh Chaturthi

We celebrated Ganesh Chaturthi on September 13th, 2018 at Hindu Temple, Burnaby. The attendance was way above expectation and participated in pooja and partake prasad.


Thanks to all the volunteers who helped to make this a success. 

Namaste Canada 2018

The Consulate General of India, Vancouver hosted a mega-cultural event "Namaste Canada 2018" on Sept 1st at Michael J Fox Theatre in Burnaby. Marathi Society of BC performace was very well received.

MSBC Annual Picnic

2018 Picnic was held at Burnaby Fraser Foreshore Park, Burnaby on July 28th and was the first and free event of the Society.


The event was attended by veteran as well as new members and would be members who enjoyed the variety of food that was brought by individual members and Misal that was provided on behalf of the society.


Everybody enjoyed the games of box cricket, tug-of-war, volley ball and other games that were organised by enthusiastic volunteers.


A thank you goes out to Kunico and Narubhau Joshi this year again for preparing tea and corn, to volunteers who helped make the show happen and to all the attendees who came and enjoyed the day. 

Annual General Meeting

Annual General Meeting of the Marathi Society of BC was held on June 9th at BACI Hall in Burnaby.

महाराष्ट्र दिन (Maharshtra Day)

"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.

Gudi Padwa

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. 

Fun Fair

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 2018 - Musical Evening

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.

MSBC Diwali 2017

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.

Past events continued

MSBC Bhondla and Garba 2017

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. 

Namaste Canada 2017

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.

Ganesh Chaturthi - 2017

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. 

Pandit Arun Dravid concert

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.

BC Wildfire Relief Donation

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

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.