Paalavi is the next generation of Marathi youth in Calgary. It’s an opportunity to meet other youth with diverse interests, while creating long lasting friendships and promoting community involvement.
Adding new dimension to youth. Over the past few years, the Marathi community has grown quite a bit, and there are many new faces!
We’re trying to create a more close-knit group where we all can hang out and have fun. This year we’re changing things up a bit. Our aim for this year is to try out new things.
We’re going to be holding a bunch of events. Our first event is on January 30th from 5 pm to 10 pm, which will be a Movie Night. There will be drinks and light snacks, so come and join us for a fun evening! This year we will be watching the award-winning move- Life of Pi.
Make sure you RSVP by January 10 on our Facebook group! You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know that you’re attending. We will send the final details (including the venue) only to people that RSVP yes!
Due to popular demand, the BOT has agreed to support a new initiative i.e. Samadhan club focused to cater the recreational needs for Seniors ( 60+ years ).
The first introductory program will be on June 12th 2016 at Cedarbrae Community Association, 11024 Oakfield Dr. SW, Calgary, AB from 3.30 PM to 6.30PM.
Our vision is to keep this momentum going, by providing additional services.
Our aim is to organize trips, Bhajan nights and set up workshops and seminars relating to the well-being of our Senior members. For more information on various activities or your participation please contact email@example.com.
Marathi Shaala was started in Calgary by Mrs. Shubhangi Purohit in 2003 at her residence.
She feels that kids should learn to read and write Marathi language which brings them more close to the Marathi Culture and Heritage.
She volunteers her time, space and effort so that the school is kept free of any charge. Expected in return is students and parents with genuine interest, strong commitments and passion for Marathi Language learning.
The Classes are conducted every Saturday and Sunday at her residence. Small groups are formalized into the house classrooms as per students’ age group and learning abilities. Currently 15 plus students are gaining the knowledge through this regular learning interventions
Mid of 2015 few enthusiasts started the initiative of an informal Marathi book club. Born out of the donation of books by Swati Fernando. The custodian, Rajashri Thakurdesai and Askok and Mrudula Garde, the initiators, this group meets once a month at the Crowfoot library in the NW.
The functioning of this informal group has drawn like-minded individuals from other quadrants of the city.
The group meets once a month on the first Monday at 7.00 PM at the Crowfoot library.
It is felt that besides exchanging books members can initiate other topics of interest such as:
- Members talk on a book/selected topic followed by Q&A, discussions and comments.
- Creative literature: members present their essays, poems, share travel experiences, etc.
- Creative arts: members bring their paintings, embroidery/knitting work for display
- All are welcome. Those wishing to join may contact firstname.lastname@example.org or directly Rajashri Thakurdesai at email@example.com or Ashok Garde at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.