Commemorating Kartini Day, Indonesian Diaspora in Edmonton Held Cultural Night

Indonesian Diaspora Society of Edmonton Indonesia Canada Association (EICA) with the support of Indonesian Consulate General in Vancouver, on April 22nd 2017, held Indonesian Cultural Night at Beumaris Community League, Edmonton, Canada. Zulpatar Martino, President of EICA during opening remarks underlined the event was aimed to commemorate the Kartini Day as well as 150th years of Canada on July 1st 2017.

Rekindling Indonesian Network Through Culinary and Art

Being faraway from homeland is no excuse for Indonesian diaspora in Vancouver and its surrounding area to keep their traditional routine intact by maintaining network among Indonesian to exchange news, discussions on updates related to Indonesia and life in Canada.

Celebration of Gamelan Concert in Vancouver

Around 60 attendants of Vancouver public with high enthusiasm witnessed the Annual Spring Gamelan Concert held at World Arts Centre, School for the Contemporary Arts, Simon Fraser University (SFU), on April 3rd, 2017 , at 19.00. The cold and windy evening that blanketed Vancouver`s downtown area did not discourage these devoted audiences that were mostly local Vancouver residents to witness the concert titled “Celebration of Fun with Gamelan”`.

Stories of Indonesian Migrants in Canada on Display

No less than 150 audiences gathered at Lipont Art Center, Richmond, British Columbia (BC), on March 25th, 2017. They were on site to attend “Lansia Oral History Project-Kick Off Celebration” launched by Canada Indonesia Diaspora Society (CIDS). The event displayed videos, photographs and narratives that told stories of Indonesian migrants that arrived in Canada since 1950`s.

Indonesian Dances Captivated the Attention at Asian Class, UBC

On March 23rd, 2017, Indonesian Consulate in Vancouver, delivered exposition of Javenese and Balinese classical dances at Performing Arts, Department of Asian Studies – University of British Columbia (UBC). Located at UBC Asian Centre Auditorium, the dancers from the Consulate performed Gambyong Pareanom and Legong Condong Dances.