Stampede 2019

The Calgary Stampede is less than a month away and the Canorient Christian Association love to PARTY! Yee-haw!
Come celebrate ‘The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth’ with us on July 6 at the Confederation Center. See the flyer above for ticket pricing information.

What’s for dinner?
Adult meal: Bun Kabab, Chicken Tikka and Haleem
Child meal: Bun Kabab and Fries
And of course, there will be salad and dessert.

Will there be any vegetarian options?
Yes, we will arrange vegetarian options, but please let us know if you need one so that we have sufficient quantities.

Can a child pay to get the adult meal?
Absolutely! Instead of purchasing a child’s ticket, you would need to purchase an adult ticket to indicate that your child would like the adult meal option.

Will there be a DJ or band?
David, from Squiggly Sounds, one of our regular DJs will be entertaining us with his tunes. So bring your dancing shoes and be ready to show off your line-dancing skills.

What happens if I missed the deadline and need to buy tickets after June 30?
We highly encourage you to purchase your tickets by the deadline as the ’13 years and older’ ticket prices will increase by $5 on July 1!
We would love to accommodate all last-minute requests, but cannot promise that we will be able to say ‘yes’ to all requests. We do need time to finalize our arrangements and that last week is critical to our event’s success.

Where can I get my tickets?
Contact one of the Committee Members and we will be happy to arrange tickets for you or feel free to send us an e-mail at We accept e-transfers.

Hope to see you all on July 6!

The Canorient Committee

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Thank You

On behalf of the 2019-2020 Canorient Committee, I would like to thank everyone who attended our Membership Appreciation event on Saturday, May 25. We had a great turnout and a lovely time was had by all. Pictures can be found on our Facebook page: CanorientCalgary – Membership Appreciation Event Album

A very special THANK YOU to the following:

Joel Lobo, our DJ for the evening, for keeping us on our feet and grooving all evening.
MaryAnne Perdek, our very talented crafter, for sharing her time, talent and materials and teaching us how to make beautiful cards.
Noor Tazeem, the beautiful lady from Lahore, who made our hands look pretty with intricate henna patterns.
Hatim and Nafisa, our Bohri friends, who brought some lovely goat curry, mutton paneer and butter chicken.
Felix and Vicky D’Souza, for the delicious haleem and sharing information about Kyani products.
Sandy Almeida, for her famous samosas and chutney sandwiches. We would be incomplete without these!
Peggy D’Souza, for the very yummy gol gappa, chole and bun kababs.
Sandra Vaz-Gonsalves, for the chicken patties, beef tongue, cake and of course, the hot buns!
Ginette Edirisinghe, for the delicious chicken/beef rolls, noodles and chicken curry.
Roselyn D’Costa, for the biryani, kabab rolls and bun kababs. They are always a hit!

I have only named a few key items from each of the vendors, but there is no doubt in my mind that they all put many hours of preparation, hard work and love into their efforts. THANK YOU very much! We appreciate YOU!

If you ever have a need for any of their services, please do not hesitate to contact the Committee and we will be happy to get you connected directly with them.

Also, a very big thank you to all the members who helped with setup and/or cleanup of the hall. Many hands make work light and your effort to pick chairs, tables and/or sweep and mop the floors helps to make our volunteering easier. THANK YOU!

For those of you who were unable to attend, I am sorry you missed out. Please remember to sign-up/renew your membership soon. Starting on June 1, we will update our email distribution list with the new list of members and do not want you to miss out on communication! Membership dues can easily be sent via e-transfer to


Sarah Pereira
Canorient Christian Association

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Membership Drive 2019

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Christmas Dance 2018

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Thank You!!

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30TH. Anniversary Gala

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Picnic & Battle Balls 2018 (click image for picnic site map)

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Stampede Dance 2018

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Membership Drive 2018 (click poster for pictures)

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Membership Drive 2017

Our continued success is only due to your support and hope you continue supporting the association. As you know, being a member gives you discounted access to many of the year long extravaganza and we’re looking forward to seeing you all at upcoming events!

Our membership drive is planned on a warm Saturday evening at 6:00 pm on April 29th, 2017 at the Tuxedo Park Community Association & Hall. We hope to see you all there and help our small family grow even bigger.

We will have Food stalls and a lot more and great music all through the evening.
Get those dancing shoes on and come boogie with us!!!

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Executive Committee 2017-18


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Apna Karachi 2016

The Canorient Christian Association held their annual Apna Karachi Gala on September 24th 2016, at the Clarion Hotel in Northeast Calgary.

Thanks to everyone who attended. It was a huge success.

Special thanks to the 40 plus guests who joined us from Edmonton, Red Deer and Ottawa.

DJ, Arnold D’Costa really rocked the night away with his fantastic music. Thanks to dancer, Tanusha who put on an excellent show of Indian Dance and special thanks to our MC, Errol Rebeiro for keeping us entertained.

Thanks to the members, who wish to remain anonymous, for their generous donations.

It was another excellent success with all those in attendance. Thanks to the members for their support.

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Annual Picnic 2016

Picnic 2012Thank you, Thank you, Thank you to all that attended our Annual Family Picnic.

Once again our members displayed their Community spirit by sharing food with one another.

Special thanks to Sandy for the mid-day snack (yummy Chole) and afternoon “Chai” and cake. Thanks to Arnold and Mary Ann (Lolly) for organizing the games for the children and the adults. Also thanks to Anthony and Shirley for playing the music which was enjoyed by all, who danced like there was no tomorrow. Thanks also to Barbara, Zelma and Queenie for leading the group in Yoga and Zumba.

Soccer was played with Peter Perdek and Arnold D’Costa as Captains for their teams. The game ended in a tie at 5 goals scored by each team, extra time decided nothing, and penalty shoot-out solved nothing, so the Teams decided to call it a “Draw” in show of very good “Sportsmanship”.

If we, the Committee, forgot to thank anyone else that displayed their Community Spirit, Sorry.

The Picnic ended at around 8pm. Again thank you all that came out to make it a great success.

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Membership Drive 2016

Bake SaleThe Calgary Chapter of the Canorient Christian Association will be holding their annual membership drive on May 28th 2016 from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm.

This year’s drive will be held at St. Thomas More Catholic Church – 15 Templebow Rd NE.

We will have food for sale, and for those that would like to sell food, the rates for 2015 Members will be $25 per table and for Non-members $40 per table.

Please contact Joe Almeida (403-880-4225) or e-mail or Philip D’Souza (403-285-7522).

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Executive Committee 2016

The Canorient Christian Association held their Special General Meeting on April 17th 2016. At the meeting the following committee was elected.

President: Joe Almeida (403) 226-0903 or (403) 880-4225
Vice President: Sandra Almeida (403) 226-0903
Secretary: Laveena Mendonca (403) 568-2783
Treasurer: Philip D’Souza (403) 285-7522
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