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Over the last 25 plus years, Calgary Marathi Association (CMA) is running successfully as a non-profit organization with your support and thousands of volunteering hours. We are an organization that provides a wide variety of opportunities beyond the social and cultural platform.
Your membership fees support CMA to strengthen the heritage, culture, festivals of Marathi traditions and sustain it as a non-profit organization to be actively involved in the advancement of community and Calgary as a whole.
Following are a few key initiatives of CMA and highlights of 2019 & 2020:
CMA Samadhan Senior Club
|CMA Samadhan Club for Seniors
- Helps parents and senior members of the family integrate better and improve their mental and physical well-being.
- In 2019, a day picnic was organized at the Bowness Park with yoga, games, train ride and a lot of team-building exercises for our senior members.
CMA Marathi Shaala
|CMA Marathi Shala (School)
- Offers Marathi language courses at three of our campuses (NW, NE, SW).
- The Brihan Maharashtra Mandal (BMM) syllabus recognized across North America.
- In 2019, there were 75+ students across all three branches learning Marathi speaking, writing and reading. The course is valued at $550/year but is free for CMA Members.
CMA Youth Club
|CMA Youth Association
(Formerly known as Paalave)
- Programs focus on our youths to bring out their volunteering skills and create future leaders.
- Participating in CMA Youth will help you develop your professional and leadership skills, provide opportunities for young people to address the needs and concerns of the community, gain crucial volunteer hours and experience, help you network and explore new opportunities in your career and education.
- In 2019, the Youth Association facilitated the Garba event and also set up various food stalls to raise funds.
CMA New Immigrant Support
|New Immigrants Settlement Support
- The program provides a safe and supportive space to help newcomers.
- This helps break the feeling of isolation, develop support networks, learn job search skills and gather relevant information/resources.
|CALGARY MARATHI ASSOCIATION – Highlights of 2019 & 2020
- Gudi Padwa – A sold-out event which also included Sur-Madhur, our own rendition of the Indian Idol.
- Family camping at the Pigeon Lake Campground. The event was sold out and received a positive response from all participants.
- Cricket – CMA Cricket team was runner-up in the all inter-community cricket event.
- Ganesh Festival – Ganesh Chaturthi was celebrated with a lot of fervour. This sold-out event saw participation from Marathi and Non-Marathi families.
- Garba & Dandiya Night – This sold-out event saw 300+ enthusiasts thumping their feet at the McKenzie Lake Community Hall.
- Diwali Pahaat and Diwali Night – The Diwali Pahaat and Diwali event saw huge participation and was a Grand Finale celebrated at the Radisson Hotel & Conference Centre.
- Our volunteers work for 1000+ hours to conduct various charitable activities in the city throughout the year. CMA, through the contribution received in 2019 and own funds, donated $1050 to the Alberta Children’s Hospital and donated to Women in Need Society.
CMA Membership key benefits are :
- Buy Tickets at discounted price for all the Social & Cultural Celebrations. Family membership holders saved hundreds of dollars in 2019.
- Participate in various CMA events and showcase your talent.
- Marathi Shaala for kids between 5-18 years. Free enrollment for members. Valued at $550
- Free enrollment for kids of age 13 – 23 in CMA Youth Association Program.
- Golden opportunity to promote your business with special sponsorship rates.
- Samadhan Club for seniors keeps them entertained in their 2nd innings.
- Exposure to a well-established community for new immigrants.
- Cast a vote at our Annual General Meetings; let your voice be heard.
As a responsible community organization, CMA believes in giving back to the community and society at large.
Become a member of CMA today and contribute towards preserving our Marathi culture.
Annual membership starts from Jan 01, 2021 and expires on Dec 31, 2021.
We look forward to your active participation.
CMA Executive Committee
Rohan Sankhe – President | Pallavi Kulkarni – Vice President | Sanjeev Nerlikar – Treasurer | Mandar Marathe – Secretary & EC team
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