1) On February 3rd 2013 a preliminary workshop for seniors was held at 276 Hiawatha Rd Toronto, Ontario.
2) On 24th February 2013 NCWA hosted a vulnerable senior program workshop at St Simon-the-Apostle Anglican Church 525 Bloor St E, Toronto, ON M4W 1J1
Dear all Community members,
On Sunday March 10th, 2013, the inauguration of the Nepalese Canadian Women’s Association was held. As well on this same day, International Women’s Day or Naari Diwas was also celebrated. Inaugurating the association was the Chief Guest Honorable Nepalese Councilor Dr. Kunjar Mani Sharma where he lighted the lamp(पानसमा बत्ति). Ward 27, Toronto Centre-Rosedale city Councilor, Miss Kristyn Wong-Tam unveiled the Nepalese Canadian Women’s Association’s logo and banner in the presence of NRN Vice president Giri Budathoki, NCNC President Mr. Bal Chandra Shrestha, Maghar Sangh Canada President Mr. Hem Thapa, Sherpa Sangh President Mr. Ang Baru Sherpa, Women’s coordinator for CASSA Miss Nadiya Wasti , Women’s representative from the Indian community Mrs. Neelam Razora , Mrs Lynne Brennan and all participating community members. The inauguration was hosted by the general secretary Mrs. Rashmi Thapa & Youth member MaryGold Bhandari. MaryGold Bhandari then followed the inauguration by reading a congratulatory letter issued to the NCWA from the Honorable Member of Parliament Mrs. Olivia Chow.
Chief Guest, his Excellency Dr. Bhoj Raj Ghimire, Nepalese Ambassador to Canada, was present for the International Women’s Day program which started post inauguration ceremony. The program stated the significance of International Women’s day in terms of the protection and the promotion of Nepalese women’s empowerment, gender equality, and education to deal with physical, sexual, financial, mental and domestic abuse and violence.
The program was concluded with Dr. Kunjar Sharma handing out appreciation certificates to award those outstanding women who work in various fields in Canadian society and to honor their achievements with the aspirations of reinforcing the power of Nepalese women in our community.
On behalf of the NCWA, I would like to immensely thank everyone who came out and joined us that day. You spending your valuable time with us to inaugurate and celebrate our organization means the world to us. Without you, we are nothing so thank you!! Thanks also goes out to our volunteers and all members present that helped hand out food after the program and helped clean up the hall before calling it a night. I hope we will continue celebrating International Women’s Day like this for many, many, years to come.
Dearest Community Members, Sisters, Friends & Families,
The Nepalese Canadian Women’s Association (NCWA) would like to cordially invite you to come join us for ourGrand Teej Festival 2013. This festival is going to be held on Saturday, September 7, 2013 at Patio Banquet Hall, Toronto. Renowned Nepali singers Meera Rana and Shanti Bhandari will be joining us for our TEEJ Concert. There will be lots of programs such as a group dance competition, a single dance competition, live drama, floor dance, live Dohori and much more!!!!! Prize distribution for the winners and best performers will be based and aimed at revealing our Nepalese diverse culture and heritage.
Teej is a Nepalese Women’s festival. As women, we work hard all year round at our husbands home providing and caring for him and his family as well as our children to the best of our ability. Once a year we go home to our mothers home, and on that day we see our parents, sisters, brothers and friends. This is TEEJ. Teej lets us feel free while we sing and dance all night long. Teej is a festival that allows us to celebrate our freedom as women.
So come, join us. Let us celebrate the festival of TEEJ with our expert singers, dancers and performers. Let’s make it memorable and unforgettable. Please remember that this invitation is not only for women but for all families, friends and well wishers.
Snacks as well as a grand buffet dinner will be provided.
***** We would like to ask that all those interested in participating in our program contact one of the below persons ASAP! Many slots have already been filled and there is limited space left!! As well, the organizing team of NCWA would like to ask that all interested individuals MUST bring their own cd or usb for the songs in which they would like to perform in order to help the program smoothly and efficiently.*****
We strongly suggest that you purchase your tickets in advance!! Tickets are going fast and space is limited!!
Thank you. I truly hope that I will be able to see all of you that evening.
Below is the venue details:
PATIO BANQUET HALL
Address: 15 Gervais Dr, North York, ON M3C 1Y8
Major Intersection: Eglinton Avenue East & Don Mills Road
Bus Number 125 from Pape Station
Date :September 07/2013 Saturday @ 7.00PM-12.00AM
Ticket price : $20.00 per person for adult (At Door – $25.00)
$10.00 for Children (age 6 -12 )
Nepalese Canadian Women’s Association
For more information and ticket please feel free to contact :
Sushila Bhandari (416) 465-8129
Chhimi Sherpa (647) 774-1085
Rashmi Thapa (416) 856-5788
Chanda Pun (647) 278-2524
Sapna Gautam (647) 707-9913
Hasina Shrestha (416) 519-9599
Sangeeta Magar (647) 606 7178
Archana Pradhanang (647) 721-2185
Deepa Karki (647) 721-0142
Resha Luitel (416) 358-9834
Sanu Rana (647) 980-1133
Sony Shrestha (647) 868-9841
Kamala Thapa (647) 854-0261
Nilu Shrestha (647) 766-7390
Sushma Shrestha (647) 760-5105
Laxmi Karki (647) 867-8146
Sharda Karki (416) 972-0486
Niru Subedi (416)779-2839
Everest Craft (647) 892-4367
Patio Banquet Hall (416) 449-0404
Gopal Bhandari (647) 284-8129
Hari Siwakoti (416) 471-0130
Ganesh Khatri (647) 680-1586
Ishwar Thapa www.torontonepal.com