The Saskatoon Sri Lankan Christmas Party 2016

Please mark your calendar for Saturday, December 17th, 2016 for our Sri Lankan Christmas Party, which will be held at Sutherland memorial hall, Saskatoon. This is an open invitation for those who are interested in performing in this event contact SUNERU (306-713-1860) on or before OCT 24th. The Organizing Committee has planned run the show under a theme, all items should be aligned…

Moments of Prashasthi 2K16

Thank you Sask Kids, you are so talented, and you have done a great job. We are so proud of you…! Keep up the good spirit…. SLAS  

First Annual General Meeting of SLWS

First Annual General Meeting of Sask-Lankan Welfare Society This is to inform that the first Annual General Meeting of Sask-Lankan Welfare Society (SLWS) will be held on Saturday September 10, 2016. Place: Souris Hall (105, McEown Park, Cumberland Ave S) Time: 4:00 – 6:00 PM The Annual General Meeting was scheduled to be held on…

SLAS Membership – Join us

Renew: This is a friendly reminder to our community to renew their membership with Sri Lankan Association of Saskatoon Inc (SLAS) for the year 2016-2017. It will be possible for you to renew your membership at the summer party on this Saturday (August 13th). New membership: There is the opportunity for those who yet to…

Sri Lankan Summer Party 2016

Pictures by Manoj R Date: August 13, 2016 Venue: Forestry Farm, Saskatoon (1903 Forest Dr, Saskatoon, SK S7S 1GN) Hosted by: SLAS Program for the day: Please see attachment  Entry Fee: Adults (over 14 years):  $ 10.00 Children (5 years to 14 years):  $ 5.00 Children (Below 5 years): Free Please bring with you: Please…

Prashasthi 2K16

Calling all Sri Lankan youth under 35 years of age!      Prashasthi 2K16 will be our first ever official variety night held under SLAS. It will be held on September 17th, this date will be confirmed in the upcoming week. We are looking for unique talents to perform at this event. Anything from songs,…

NPL 2016

8:30am- Setting up ground and tents (volunteer) 9:00am- Breakfast 9:30am- Rangers vs Lions 10:30am- Lions vs Stars 11:30am- Rangers vs Renegades 12:30pm – Renegades vs Stars ———————————– 1:30pm- Lunch ———————————– 2:00pm- Royals vs Sixers I (ladies) 3:00pm- Rangers vs Stars 4:00pm- Lions vs Renegades 5:00pm- Royals vs Sixers II (ladies) 6:00pm – Final Please note:…

Invitation-Sinhala and Tamil New Year Party

invitation New year 2016 – Dear Friends, We cordially invite you and your family to the Saskatoon Sri Lankan Community 2016 New Year Party. Program details are as follows. Date: Saturday, May 28, 2016 Time: 2.00 PM  – 10.00 PM Venue: St. Luke Elementary School, 275, Emmeline Road,, Saskatoon, SK S7J 5B7 Admission Fee: PER ADULT $ 8.00,  PER KID…

First bottle drive raises TWO HUNDRED SEVENTY AND NINETY FIVE CENTS

The first fund raising event organized by SLAS was a success and could raise $217.95. SLAS board of directors would like to thank all Saskatoon Sri Lankans who donated their recyclables to this event. Special thanks to Thenura and Isuru for giving their “special collection” to this bottle drive event. We also would like to…

Janitha receives the 2014 Volunteer Recognition Award

Saskatoon Sinhala Language School is pleased to announce that the Saskatchewan Organization for Heritage Languages (SOHL) has selected Janitha Wanasundara as the recipient of the “2014 Long Term Volunteer Recognition Award”. This award honours the outstanding voluntary contributions of a heritage language teacher in the province of Saskatchewan.  Janitha has been a dedicated voluntary teacher…

Summer Party 2014

Sri Lankans lived in Saskatoon and Regina celebrated the Summer 2014 in Forestry Park, Saskatoon. For more photo updates visit our flickr and facebook pages.

Third Annual NPL – 2014

The third NPL (Neighborhood Premier League- annual six-a-side tape-balled cricket tournament), organized by SCC (Sasklankan Cricket Club), will be held on Saturday, 12the of July 2014 at University High-rises Playground (McEown park). All Sri Lankans are invited. Anyone who is interesting to play this event, please contact – Amila (306.715.4974), Suneru (306.713.1860), or Maibe (306.477.0981)….

The first AGM of SLAS

The first AGM of Sri Lanka Association of Saskatoon Inc. (SLAS) was held on April 27th, 2014 at the ART241 hall, University of Saskatchewan. Briefly, following items were accomplished; Formation of official Association for Sri Lankan in Saskatoon (i.e., SLAS); Electing of new officers for the board (Maibe, Thushan, Janith, Ushan, Kosala, Nalinda, Udaya, Wimala,…

The New Year Party 2014

You and your family are cordially invited to the Saskatoon Sri Lankan Community New Year Party on this Sunday. Program details are as follows. Date: Sunday, May 25th, 2014, Time: Commencing at 10:00 a.m., Agenda in brief:  Registration (10:00 a.m.); Tea (10:30 a.m.); Sports (11:00 – 1:00 p.m.); Lunch (1:00 p.m.); Sports cont. (2:00-3:00 p.m.);…

Dhamma Program: Sep 27-30

While appreciating you all for the very positive responses, following is the most updated program as of now. We will inform this schedule to Ven, Swamin Vahanse and let you see the final program if there be any modifications. Date Time Venue Event Sep 27 7.30 PM Airport Welcome to Saskatoon Sep  28 6:00AM Prabath…

Summer Party 2013

Date: Saturday, August 17, 2013 Venue: Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park (1903, Forest Drive, S7S 1J2) Time: 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Agenda: 9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. – Arrival 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. – Breakfast (pot luck) (Tea, coffee, soft drinks and water will be available throughout the day) 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m….

Edmonton Sri Lankan Cricket Team Tour in Saskatoon: 2013

The Saskatoon Sri Lankan Cricket Club is organizing a cricket tournament with Edmonton Sri Lankan cricket team in August 4th at McOwen Park (University highrises) starting at 9.00 am. It is a full day event followed by a dinner get together at Albert Community Center. As the organizing committee we would like to invite you…

Where I’m From

  By Thyaga Dahanayake (Published on Prezi)   I’m from the elegant dresses to the rebel apparels I’m from quality family times to the amusing friendships I’ m from the shimmering turquoise oceans to the shallow fresh lakes I’m from the mysterious forests to the Exposed Cities I’m from the spacious fields to the bright…

Friendly cricket matches keep young men busy

By Bob Florence, The StarPhoenix Last Wednesday was cricket night in Saskatoon. Fourteen men, most in their 20s with many living in student residences at the University of Saskatchewan, met in McEown Park on Cumberland Avenue. They picked teams. They hit and pitched and caught and ran. Although competitive, they play for fun. The game…

New Year Celebration – 2013

In Saskatoon-Canada, Sri Lankans celebrated the New Year-2013 at St Luke School on Saturday the May 11th and it the first year that is being held out side upholding traditional Avurudu sports. For photo and video updates, go to our facebook and youtube pages. Thank you organizing committee-Kosala/Thanuja, Ushan/Iresha, Udara, Shakya, Amila, Kalhari, Harsha, Sameera-…

Happy New Year 2013

Wish you a very happy new year with all happiness, prosperity, and health. Auspicious times (nakath) for the New Year Punya Kalaya: From 7.05 pm on Saturday, April 13 to 7.53 am on Sunday, April 14. Cease all work at 7.05 pm on Saturday April 13 and engage in religious activities. ________________________________________ Cooking meals: Light…

Indika-Sandali Baby Shower Invitation

It’s time to rejoice and celebrate! You are cordially invited to the baby shower for Sandali & her baby girl Sethmi and Indika & her baby girl Thenuki on Saturday the March 30th from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Souris Hall, Saskatoon. Given with love by Lilani. Please bring your favourite snack to make…

2013 MBVCA Meditation Retreat

Manitoba Buddhist Vihara and Cultural Association Inc will be hosting a meditation retreat with Venerable Uda Eriyagama Dhammajiva Maha Thero in 2013 in Winnipeg, MB. Location: (http://www.stbens.ca/retreatlocation.htm) St Benedict’s Retreat and Conference Centre 225, Masters Avenue Teacher:Venerable UdaEriyagama Dhammajiva Maha Thero Venerable UdaEriyagama Dhammajiva Maha Thero (also known as Sayadaw U. Dhammajiva) will be conducting…

Visit Burmese Temple on January 1st, 2013

Visit Burmese Buddhist temple (Mettavihare) on January 1st (Tuesday) at 10:00 in the morning. Feel free to bring daana for Hamuduruwo (2) and offerings for Buddha (flowers, incense sticks, foods, donations, etc.). Date: January 01, 2013 (Tuesday) Time: 10:00-11:30 a.m. Place: Mettavihare Burmese Buddhist Temple 115, Witney Ave S, Saskatoon, S7M 3K1 Ph: 306-382-0461

SaskLankans Celebrate the Christmas 2012

SaskLankans had a brilliant night celebrating Christmas 2012 at Sutherland City hall on 22 December 2012. For photo and video updates, please visit our Facebook and flickr sites.

Ven Upatissa Thero’s Visit to Saskatoon – Schedule

Here is the schedule regarding Ven Upatissa Thero’s visit to Saskatoon: Ven Upatissa arrives in Saskatoon on Friday Sep 14th  at 7:30 p.m. Saturday  Sep  15th   Heel-Dana at Saman and Sujimas’ Daval-Dana  at Devini and Thilaks’ Gilanpasa at Nivantha and Sandali’ Sunday Sep 16th Heel-Dana at Ananda and Rohinis’ Daval-Dana  Anula and Rajithas’ Gilanpasa…

Annual cricket tournament between married and unmarried teams was held at University High-rises on 1st of September 2012.  Undefeated unmarried group (Thanikadayo) won the title for the second consecutive year.

Saskatoon Sinhala Language School Commences for the Academic Year 2012/2013

By Anusha Samaranayaka Secretary, Saskatoon Sinhala Language School This is a reminder that the Saskatoon Sinhala Language School Classes for the academic year 2012/2013 will begin next Sunday (September 9th, 2012) at the Aden Bowman Collegiate. Similar to other years, all classes will start at 10 a.m. in the class rooms 115, 119, and 121….

Sri Lankans Found Cricket Association in Saskatoon

A Sri Lankan Cricket Association in Saskatoon was established on Saturday the Sep. 2nd. More information will follow. Briefly, Harsha Irugal Bandara and Dilshan Benaragama were officially named as Captain and Vice-Captain, receptively, to lead the Saskatoon Sri Lankan Cricket Team (SSCT) for 2012-13. Other significant minutes/positions of the meeting were, All members of the…

Sask Lankans celebrated the Summer Party 2012 at the Meewasin Park on July 28. Sask Kids enjoyed the nature with an educational walk on Meewasin trail, collecting and identifying wild flowers, insects, and plants along the path. Anna Leighton from Saskatoon Nature Society assisted the event. Madawa and group did tremendous job by proving kottu…

Saskatoon Sri Lankan Community Summer Get Together 2012

Date: Saturday the July 28th, 2012 Venue: Meewasin Park (Spadina Crescent E, ~5 km from the University Bridge)  – Map Time:  from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Entry fee Adult (>14 years) – $ 9 Children (5 – 14 years) – $ 4 Children (<5 years) – free Please bring your own water and/or pop…

The Sinhala-Tamil New Year was celebrated in a grand scale by Sri Lankans in Saskatoon on 19th May, 2012.

New Year Party Agenda-2012

The most fascinating Saskatoon- Sri-Lankan community gathering of the year “New Year Party-2012” is just few days away. The organizing committee cordially invites you all to celebrate our rich traditions on this day. Date :      19th May (Saturday), 2012 Venue:   St. Paul’s United Church, 454 Egbert Avenue, Saskatoon, S7N 1X3 Time:     4:00 p.m Tickets: $7.00 per…

Buddhists in Sri Lanka celebrate Lord Buddha’s birth,enlightenment (nirvāna), and passing away (Parinirvāna) on the 5th of May (2556thBE) in this year (2012). Wish you all have a happy Wesak day. May middle path lead you to happiness and peace of mind.

Sri Lankan in Saskatoon conducted the Daana pinkama at the Mettaviahari Burmese temple on 1st of April, 2012. Students of Sinhala Language School in Saskatoon actively participated the event by making offerings to the Lord Buddha and alms-giving to the Sangha.