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Devastating Earthquake in Nepal and Fund Raising in Edmonton

Dear community members, families and friends,

We are extremely saddened by the news of the devastating earthquake in Nepal. We would like to express our deepest sympathies to the families who have been affected by this calamity and pray for the speedy recovery of injured ones. May the departed souls rest in peace. Our hearts are with the bereaved families.

In such difficult time, we all Nepalese living in Edmonton and surrounding areas are coming together to help victims of this devastating earthquake. We encourage everyone to stay strong and united. On behalf of all Nepalese community people in Edmonton, Nepalese Canadian Society of Edmonton (NECASE) is coordinating fund raising activity by establishing “Nepal Earthquake Disaster Relief Fund 2015”. To initiate the fund raising effort NECASE has decided to donate $5,000 to this fund. We sincerely request all community members to come forward and support the cause whole heartedly. To plan a concerted effort of the fundraising we are forning a fund raising committee under the leadership of NECASE. We request all to come to the monthly Chiyaapaan Kaaryakram to help in this effort.

We are creating paypal account to collect the fund online >>

Note: You can donate either via paypal account or credit card. To donate via credit card please click continue link from "Don't have a Paypal account?" section.

If you want to donate by cash or cheque we are assigning volunteers so please stay tuned.

We are also trying to arrange tax receipts for personal tax credit. Once we collect the fund we will make effort in requesting  the government to add same amount of the fund collected.

Thank you.

Kusumakar Sharma
President, NECASE

EAC Funding for Individual Artists Workshops - Apr. 21 & 22, May 4

Hi everyone,
The Edmonton Arts Council is offering information sessions for those interested in grants available to Individual Artists (including small collectives). Please pass this on to others who may be interested.

Edmonton Arts Council Funding for Individual Artists

Tuesday, April 21st, 6:00 - 8:00pm
Stanley A. Milner Library Branch
Room 7, 6th Floor
7 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Wednesday, April 22nd, 6:30 - 8:30pm
Whitemud Crossing Library Branch, Program Room
145 Whitemud Crossing Shopping Centre, 4211  106 Street
Monday, May 4th, 6:30 - 8:30pm
Londonderry Library Branch, Program Room
110 Londonderry Mall, 137 Avenue and 66 Street
Please contact Community Liaison, Kristina De Guzman with any questions regarding the upcoming Grant sessions: | 780.424.2787 ext 242
Best regards,

Kristina de Guzman
Community Liaison
edmonton arts council

p: 780.424.2787 ext 242

Rent a room

Any single nepali looking to rent a room in a family house (north east of edmonton) please contact me at 587-700-1850. My house is located 5 min. drive from Clareview LRT station and bus runs every 30 min. in front of the house.


House for Rent

Hello everyone. 

There is a Nepali family, who is going to Nepal for 2 months. If there is any one like to stay for 2 months in their rented house and hold for them the room until they come back please call. Phone # 587 709 7649 Babita Nepali. or 780 616 4094.

But, if any one there to stay they need to pay rent any way. Only the internet water and gas will be free.


Celebrate our Visions for Hope

Hi Everyone,
We are hosting a fundraiser for Nepalese Children Education Fund on Sunday, Aug 23, 2014 from 1-4 pm. Visions For Hope. There will be Nepalese crafts and jewelry for sale, tangka drawings, a photo exhibit, a Nepalese tapestry exhibit and some Nepalese snacks (provided by NCEP) and Nepalese dance performance. Larry and I will be there and our friend and Lonely Planet Nepal author Wanda Vivequin will also be available to chat about our experiences in Nepal. We welcome all our friends to come and support NCEP. Tickets are $20 each plus service charges. All proceeds will be donated to NCEP. Tickets can be purchased on on

Volunteer Appreciation Program


For queries: Basu Dhakal, 7803402245,

Dear All Members,

This is to inform you that Nepalese Canadian Society of Edmonton (NECASE) is going to organize a Volunteer Appreciation program with Barbeque(BBQ) on 16th August 2014. The major objective of the program is to recognize the voluntary contribution of the volunteers in Heritage Festival and other activities of NECASE. 

Those persons who volunteered in Heritage Festival 2014 are requested to contact Pesal Bastola for registration and would like to request to register your name regarding the volunteer in other NECASE programs. This will help in updating the list of volunteers and supportive for necessary preparation. 

For the registration the contact person and number are
1. Basu Dhakal : 7803402245
2. Pesal Bastola : 7803996361
3. Remanta KC : 7802358655

The detail of the program is as follow:
Date : 16th August 2014 (Saturday)
Time: 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Venue: Jackie Parker Park, Edmonton (4540 50 Street NW)
Note: In case of rain or any other emergency reasons the program will be held on NECASE Hall at the same time and date. This will be informed as earlier possible.

Thank you

Basu Dhakal 
Vice President


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Radio Kathmandu


Dear Society Members,

Radio Kathmandu is one of the programs NECASE initiated and ran successfully. Unfortunately, CJSR manager informed the NECASE Board that Radio Kathmandu has been taken off the air for the past six months due to lack of regularity in the program. It was also learnt that Sunday's 11:00 to noon slot allotted to Radio Kathmandu is cancelled. To gain a time slot for Radio Kathmandu in CJSR, NECASE has to put a new application. The CJSR manager also informed that to put an application, all radio hosts must pass six-weeks training conducted by CJSR. Upon successful completion of the training the manager will decide whether or not to allot time slot to Radio Kathmandu.

Because of proximity to the CJSR station and being a Radio Kathmandu host, the Board requested Sudip Subedi to initiate the application process as soon as possible. Radio Kathmandu needs large number of dedicated volunteers to run the program. Please come forward to volunteer in hosting Radio Kathmandu program. If you are interested, committed to long term association with Radio Kathmandu and dedicated to volunteerism, send your interest to Remant KC, General Secretary at Please remember each host has to go six weeks training conducted by CJSR to become Radio Kathmandu host.

Thank you.

Kusumakar Sharma

Volunteer Request


Dear Community Members,

The Edmonton Heritage Festival (also known as Servus Heritage Festival) is going to be held over the August long weekend (from August 2nd to August 4th, 2014) in William Hawrelak Park at . Edmonton's scenery river valley marking its 39th annual edition and featuring the Canada's vibrant multicultural heritage. The festival will feature more than sixty pavilions representing over eighty five cultures from all over the world.  

As in the past Nepalese Canadian Society of Edmonton (NECASE), only one community organization in Edmonton Region,  is also participating in this world renowned multicultural festival in order to promote and propagate Nepalese Language, Culinary Delicacies, Culture and Heritage. In this three days showcase, we need hundreds of community volunteers in our Pavilion. The volunteers will be working in different departments like in transportation, kitchen, Cultural show and many more. The community member working in the pavilion as the volunteer at least for one shift will receive Volunteer Appreciation Certificate and participate in Volunteer Appreciation Picnic. The Edmonton Heritage Festival Association (EHFA) also offers Superb Volunteer Reward System for the Student Volunteers. Post-Secondary Students who complete 10 hours volunteering during the three day Festival and are enrolled in Canadian Post-Secondary Institution on or before December 31 of that year are eligible for one of the many scholarships awarded by random draw ($150 - $400). Therefore, I would like to request all the interested community members to reserve their schedules (it is flexible; you can work in your convenient time). Please click the following link, fill out the form and submit. Alternatively, you can call me at 780-399-6361 for reservation and any query.

Peshal Bastola

Volunteer Coordinator
Nepalese Pavilion, Heritage Festival, Edmonton

Phone No. 780 399 6361
#113 – 10725 109 Streets NW, Edmonton

Announcement for nominations to Heritage Hero of Nepalese community


Dear Community Members,

NECASE Board received an advertisement from Edmonton Heritage Festival
Association for a Heritage Hero Award and decided to announce
nomination from NECASE members. There will be nominations from about
80 other communities taking part in the Heritage Festival. In the
past, NECASE nominated Ai B. Gurung for similar award. Ai B. Gurung
was successful to bag runner up position in the competition. Here is
another opportunity for us to nominate a Heritage Hero from our
community. Please help NECASE Board to come up with a nominee from
among us. The criteria for nominations to Heritage Hero include: (1) a
person who has demonstrated a long-term commitment to cultural
diversity, (2) a person who is willing, responsible and accountable to
their work, (3) a person who can demonstrate commitment to the mission
of Heritage Festival Association. If you know such person please send
nomination to me by July 1, 2014. The Board will evaluate and decide

on nominee if multiple nominations are received. I have included an
e-mail from organizers for further details. In addition, Heritage Hero
ad is attached.

Thank you.

Kusumakar Sharma



Summer Camp Information


Hello Parents,

Attached is the information of AHC's Summer Camp and the registration form. If your children want to participate in this event contact me ASAP because the space is limited. It is for 6-13 years kids and it is FREE.

Thank you for your attention.


Narendra Adhikari
Action for Healthy Communities
780 944 4687