Past Events

India Supper Night: The India Supper Night was organized on Sat Feb 17, 2018. The event was SOLD OUT and was a huge success. More than 200 guests attended the event. Sincere thanks to all the performers and volunteers for making this event a success.

Consulate Visit: The ICCA hosted a consular camp offered by the Consulate General of India on Sunday Nov 12, 2017 at Hampton Inn & Suites. The consuls provided services related to passport renewal, visa, OCI and other miscellaneous services. Close to 60 families from the community took advantage of this opportunity to avail consular services.

Volunteer Appreciation Evening: An evening of fun and entertainment was organized on Oct 14, 2017 at the Walter Murray Collegiate to appreciate all the volunteers who have helped at various ICCA events, especially during Folkfest 2017. The ICCA board would like to thank all who attended this event, brought delicious dishes and made it an exciting evening.

Gandhi Jayanti Celebration: The ICCA organized the Gandhi Jayanti celebration on Monday Oct 2nd, 2017 at the Gandhi Statue in downtown Saskatoon. Mayor Charlie Clark was the chief guest and more than 40 community members attended the event. Thank you all for attending and celebrating the life of one of the great leaders of this century.

Semi-Annual General body Meeting: The SAGM was help on Sept 27th, 2017. Thanks to all the members who attended the meeting and provided their feedback to the ICCA Board. 

Folkfest 2017 (Aug 17-19): ICCA’s India Pavilion was a huge success at this year’s Folkfest celebrating Canada 150! We received tremendous feedback from the community about our delicious food, the elegant displays and the fantastic entertainment. Saskatoon Mayor Charlie Clark tried his hands at playing the Tabla in our display area while Folkfest President Neil Irvine, along with Folkfest Board Member Dr. Jay Kalra, tried Bhangra in front of a packed audience during our entertainment program. The event and all the festivities were a true team effort. Every volunteer and ICCA board member played a vital role in India Pavilion's success and we are grateful for the overwhelming support from the Indo-Canadian community. We thank each and every one of you for your support and encouragement.

Consulate Visit: The ICCA hosted a consular camp offered by the Consulate General of India on Sunday July 2nd, 2017 at Hampton Inn & Suites. The consuls provided services related to passport renewal, visa, OCI and other miscellaneous services. More than 50 families attended the camp.

Annual Picnic/Potluck: More than 40 members participated in the annual picnic/potluck hosted by ICCA at the Forestry Farm on Saturday June 24th, 2017. Isha organized a yoga session (Thanks Isha) to kick off the picnic, which was followed by a friendly game of cricket and a few activities for kids. This was followed by some delicious food – thanks all for bring great dishes. We would like to thank all members for attending the picnic, for participating in all the activities making it a success.

Radio - Sangeetmala

ICCA sponsors a weekly musical program called “Sangeetmala” on our local community radio station CFCR FM 90.5, every Saturday morning from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm. The program features Hindi songs, local community announcements, news from India as well as regional songs. Sangeetmala can also be heard on the web at CFCR

If you have any suggestions or comments for the improvement of Sangeetmala Radio shows, please let us know. If you have any concerns or complaints regarding any Sangeetmala show, please report them within a month from when the show is aired. Complaints or concerns after a month’s time of the show will not be considered. 

Please contact us at announcements@iccasaskatoon.ca to volunteer, submit feedback or request a song.


Sports & Recreation

INDIA-CANADA CULTURAL ASSOCIATION

ICCA has arranged a badminton program on Saturdays for all members to enjoy the game and meet other members. It is held in various public high schools in the city. The program runs throughout the year (September till June).

Here are the details: The current program runs from Sept 2017 to June 2018 (Updated September 28, 2017)

Time/Day

  • 10 am -12 pm on every Saturday (2hrs) for the month of September
  • 12 pm – 2 pm (2hrs) October till June

Venues:

  • Sept 23rd and 30th is Evan Hardy Collegiate on Acadia Drive (6 courts)
  • From Oct to June: Bedford Collegiate and Marion Graham (as per the schedule contract emailed to you).  If there is any change in the venue it will be notified via email. 

Fee per person:

  • For those who will pay for the whole season (Sept 2017- June 2018): $150  
  • For those who are able to join starting beginning of October (due to the timing change): $135
  • For those who want to join after October (i.e. part of the season -but minimum 20 sessions): $6/(minimum $120) 
  • Anybody wants to come for a single session (or less than 20 sessions) or for the guests: $8/session

All participants must be current ICCA members.