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Projects in Edmonton

"Mother Language in Canada ― A Celebration in Edmonton, AB"

Photo by Andy Strohkirch

Photo by Andy Strohkirch

BPCA, the Bangladesh PressClub Centre of Alberta is inviting people of all nations to celebrate the mother language in preparation of the upcoming International Mother Language Day on February 21, 2015. Diversity of culture is important, and UNESCO's Mother Language Day is a great opportunity to remind us of our roots and to come together in respect and unity.

A Publication for the People of our Communities

BPCA has planned a couple of exciting projects around Mother Language Day, and is in the urge to reach out to other communities and organizations to strengthen the cause. As we already did last year, we are creating a publication about mother language to be distributed on and around Februray 21st, and as a first we want to give voice to other communities within the region as well as expand in numbers and distribution.

Do you have Plans for Mother Language Day?

We are also working on a brief overview of Edmonton Events about mother language and the celebration on February 21st, which we will publish electronically and introduce to our local media here in Edmonton. Therefore we invite anyone from the region to share their event details with us, so that we can promote the cause. We also offer your organization to team up with our events and programs to make this celebration stronger, and more important.

BPCA's Base Event for February 21st

Mother Language Day Celebration

Here are some photos of the Mother Language Day Celebration in Edmonton taken on Saturday, 21st February 2015:

 
Saturday, 21st February 2015
Starts at 12.00 PM

at Grant MacEwan University, Students' Association (Premises)
7-292, 10700 104th Ave
Edmonton, Alberta
T5J 4S2 Canada

PROGRAM
Organized by Bangladesh PressClub Centre of Alberta (BPCA)
12:00 PM Offer of a floral tribute to the language martyrs of Bangladesh

PROGRAM
Organized by Bangladesh Heritage and Ethnic Society of Alberta (BHESA)
1.00 PM - 6:00 PM
Competition of children's drawings, discussion and cultural programs,
Distribution of Edmonton's Mother Language Magazine
(in partnership with other cultural organizations and groups)

We are still working on this program and might expand as others join in.
Feel free to reach out to us and see how we can connect.

Additional Events in Edmonton

Blood Donation

Saturday, 21st February 2015
Organized by Bangladeshi Students Association at University of Alberta (BSAUA)
and Bangladesh Canada Association of Edmonton (BCAE)
Starts at 11.00 AM

at Canadian Blood Services, University of Alberta
8249 – 114 Street
Edmonton, Alberta
T6G 2R8 Canada

Vanier House Celebration

Sunday, 22nd February 2015
Organized by Bangladeshi Students Association at University of Alberta (BSAUA)
Starts at 02.30 PM

at Vanier House Community Room, Michener Park
48 Ave –122 Street
Edmonton, Alberta
T6H 4N1 Canada

PROGRAM
2:30 PM - 3.00 PM Children’s Painting Exhibition
3.00 PM - 3:30 PM Children’s Recitation Competition
3.30 PM - 3:40 PM Wearing Black Batch
3.40 PM - 4:00 PM Placing Flowers to Martyr’s Monument
4.00 PM - 4:10 PM Invited Speaker’s Speech
4.10 PM - 4:20 PM Chorus Song: Amar Vai’er Rokte Rangano Ekushey February
4.20 PM - 4:50 PM Snacks

Children will be provided with all painting instruments. However, due to time limitation for the painting competition, we encourage the children to sketch in advance at home and complete the rest at the venue. A documentary presentation is shown during the program.

University Celebration

Tuesday, 24nd February 2015
Organized by Bangladeshi Students Association at University of Alberta (BSAUA)
Starts at 12.00 PM
at Central Academic Building (CAB), University of Alberta

PROGRAM
Wearing Black Batch, Placing Flowers to Martyr’s Monument, Documentary presentation, Displaying Pamphlets and Writing Feelings about Mother Languages

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